Raymond Girard, 34, of Rochester, was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with terroristic threats to Monroe County employees and Monroe County executive Adam Bello. According to the Monroe County Sheriff, Girard started making the calls in December, which were getting progressively more aggressive, demanding that he be given more money from Social Services. On Jan. 4, he made a direct threat of violence. Monroe County deputies began an investigation and saw a video of Girard pointing a gun at an individual in a gas station. A search warrant of Girard’s home and another home was obtained, and Girard was found to have a dagger and a gun, which he was not allowed to have due to a prior felony conviction. He also had a stolen laptop.
Girard was already facing 11 felony charges and other misdemeanors in Livingston County for a rash of thefts from parked vehicles on the south end of Conesus Lake and Springwater last October. That case was to be heard in court this month.
Because of the terroristic threat and what was found during the Monroe County search warrant on Jan. 17, Monroe County deputies charged Girard with felony making a terroristic threat, misdemeanor second-degree aggravated harassment, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. State Police charged him with felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanor fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, felony fourth-degree illegal possession of the stolen property, and misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of the stolen property.
Girard was arraigned in Rochester City Court on Jan. 17 and remanded to the Monroe County Jail instead of $5,000 cash, $5,000 bond, or $40,000 partially-secured bond.
In October, Girard was charged with 11 counts of fourth-degree felony grand theft, eight counts of misdemeanor petit larceny, and nine counts of trespass by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. In December, a warrant was issued, and he was taken into custody on it and other grand larceny, petit larceny, and trespass charges. He was to face those charges on Jan 25 in Livingston County Court in Geneseo.