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Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Caledonia resident on a felony charge following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On October 7th, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on LeRoy-Caledonia Road (State Route 5), in the Town of Caledonia, for the report of a vehicle that had been stolen from the driveway during the overnight hours.
It is alleged through the investigation that Joshua J. Sumeriski, age 18 of Caledonia, NY, stole the vehicle from the above location. Also stolen were credit cards, gift cards as well as personal items that were inside the vehicle at the time it was stolen.
During the investigation it was discovered that, prior to the owner reporting the vehicle stolen, Sumeriski had been in possession of it and operated the stolen vehicle on Interstate 390 in the Town of Geneseo.
The stolen vehicle was ultimately located at an address in the Village of Geneseo with the assistance of the Geneseo Police Department.
On October 10th, Sumeriski was arrested by Deputy Morganne Harrington and charged with one count of felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, four counts of felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, one count of felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, as well as one count of Petit Larceny.
Sumeriski was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Sumeriski be released on his own recognizance as the charges do not qualify for bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act.
Sumeriski was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Groveland Justice Jeanean Love. The Judge did release Sumeriski on his own recognizance, per the law, to return to court at a later date and Deputies did set him free.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented Sumeriski at the court arraignment for his defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was notified but did not appear to represent the people.
Assisting with the investigation for the Sheriff’s Office were multiple members from the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division.