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Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Buffalo, NY resident on felony and misdemeanor charges following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On May 8th, 2023 at approximately 8:16 a.m. Sheriff’s Deputies from the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded to a residence in the Town of Avon for the report of a vehicle that had just been stolen from the driveway. A description of the stolen vehicle and another involved vehicle were broadcasted. Avon Police Officer Tim Ferrarra then located the stolen vehicle heading eastbound on Route 5/20 leaving the Village of Avon. The Officer attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled eastbound on Route 5/20 before getting on Interstate 390 heading northbound.
Deputy Mitch McGee of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and a New York State Trooper joined in the pursuit. The
pursuit was later terminated as they lost sight of the vehicle in Monroe County at the Interstate 390/590 split.
Shortly thereafter, a citizen called the 911 center advising that a red BMW had been traveling with the stolen vehicle.
The citizen advised that they had followed that vehicle and it was now heading back into Livingston County. Members of
the Sheriff’s Office responded to the York and Caledonia area as it was learned that the BMW had been reported stolen
out of Horseheads, NY earlier that morning.
The stolen BMW and a White Cadillac Escalade were located traveling westbound on Black Street in the Town of
Caledonia. Those vehicles headed in separate directions and Deputy Matthew Cole pursued the BMW into Genesee
County. Deputy Rebecca Kane and Caledonia PD Officer in Charge, Jared Passamonte, tried to catch up to the Cadillac as
it matched the description of the vehicle involved in the theft of the vehicle in Avon. While doing so, the Cadillac struck
a deer, veered off the road and struck a telephone pole. The vehicle then rolled several times and the operator fled on
foot prior to Law Enforcement Officer’s getting to the crash site. As a result of this crash, the pursuit of the BMW was
A search of the area around the Cadillac was completed and a subject was located running through a field on Black
Street. Trameir Garner, age 18 from Buffalo, NY was detained as part of the investigation and was later determined to
be the operator and sole occupant of the Cadillac at the time of the crash. It was also determined that the Cadillac had
been reported stolen out of Horseheads, NY earlier in the morning. Also located in the vehicle were six credit cards that
had been reported stolen out of Horseheads, NY earlier in the morning. Garner was transported to Strong Memorial
Hospital for treatment of his injuries that he sustained in the crash.
Garner was later arrested and charged with felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree for the
Cadillac and six counts of felony Criminal Possession of Stolen property in the Fourth Degree for the stolen credit cards
that were located in the vehicle. Garner was also charged with felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and
misdemeanor Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree for his involvement in the theft of the vehicle in the Town of Avon.
The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that
Garner be released on his own recognizance as the charges do not qualify for bail under NYS Bail Reform.
Garner was transported and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for arrest processing.
Garner was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Avon and Caledonia Town Courts in the future and then released
Assisting with the investigation were the Avon Village Police Department, Caledonia Village Police Department, New York
State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Leroy Village Police Department.
“Two words; bail reform,” stated Sheriff Dougherty. “I simply refuse to believe that any commonsensical person
believes that the arrestee should not have any skin in the game to return to court on bail money. Instead we keep
relying on a pinky promise via a piece of paper. The Deputies are still working on the paperwork from this mess days
later and the accuser was out the door in minutes, free to do it all over again and make another pinky promise for his