Body Cam Shows Geneseo’s ‘Pee Suspect’ Fighting with Cops

GENESEO – Geneseo Police say that body camera footage clearly shows a young woman physically fighting with a police officer who believes that she was trying to pee on police headquarters on Main Street. Jamie Keel, 21, strongly denies allegations that she 'intentionally exposed her private or intimate parts of her body in a lewd manner or committed any other lewd act in a public place' and allegations that she punched and kicked officers while … [Read more...]

NYS Gives Livingston County’s Everyday Heroes $36K Boost

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DOCJS) gave a big financial boost to several Livingston County agencies that make a difference every day for the victims of crime and disaster. According to a press release from NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan, DOCJS is dividing a total of $36,000 between the Caledonia Police Department, Geneseo Police Department, Genesee Valley EMS, Geneseo Fire and Ambulance, and … [Read more...]

Nunda Rapist Rips Shirt Off in Rage About Child

GENESEO – A sex offender who was convicted for a rape in Nunda allegedly threw a fit when told that he could not be around a child under 12 years old on Prospect Street on May 31. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Matthew Wells, 20, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, a violation, but the Livingston County Probation Department may also charge him with a violation of probation. "Wells was with a child … [Read more...]

Geneseo Becomes One of Few Accredited Police Departments in NYS

GENESEO – The New York State Accreditation Council formally accredited the Geneseo Police Department on Thursday, making them one of 150 accredited police agencies in the state and the only village police department to be accredited in Livingston County. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, accreditation concludes a 5-year process of administrative training and abiding by strict standards. "The accreditation … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Social Host Law Turns One, Student Trustees Talk Enforcement

GENESEO – The controversial Social Host Law has now been in effect for one year. Since its passage, three people, all college students, have been charged with violations. Many SUNY Geneseo students have vocally opposed the law since its passage in April 2015. It establishes a violation-level charge and $250 fine when a person is proven to be in control of a residence where underage people are being served alcohol or drugs illegally. Village … [Read more...]

ALERT: Geneseo Police Seek Walmart TV Thieves

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department is looking for two people caught by surveillance cameras apparently wheeling a TV out of Walmart on Saturday without paying for it. According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, the woman in the pink jacket in the above photo entered the store with a child and the man in a dark zip up hooded sweatshirt at about 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 23. The three left the store with the Samsung flatscreen TV and all … [Read more...]

Students Ticketed, Fire Dept. Ticked about Book Fires During Finals

GENESEO – Two SUNY Geneseo students were ticketed by Geneseo Police last week, finals week, after they allegedly not only started an open book and trash fire just feet from their Court Street house but kindled another fire after firefighters had responded. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Michael Taussig, 22, of Dobbs Ferry, NY, and Mitchell Gillard, 21, of Elba, NY, were both ticketed for Open Burning, a … [Read more...]

Swiped Beer and a Bag of Chips Lead to Felony Charges for Honeoye Falls Man

GENESEO — A thirsty Honeoye Falls man allegedly stole beer and bags of chips from Walmart and was then found leaving Wegmans, where police were waiting for him with theft charges as well as felony charges after violating a court order. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Jacob Murray, 23, was arrested for Petit Larceny, an A misdemeanor, and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, an E felony. "He tried to … [Read more...]

Welfare Fraud Convict Packs Warrant and Drugs but No License in Geneseo

GENESEO – A Mount Morris resident who was convicted earlier in 2015 of charges stemming from defrauding Livingston County's Welfare system was re-arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving without a license and having illegal drugs and needles in the car with him, while there was already an active warrant for his arrest. Eliezer Santiago, 37, of Mount Morris, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal … [Read more...]

Bad Bills Lead to Forgery Charges for Hemlock Man

UPDATE: According to Steve Sessler, the attorney representing Ellis, the charges have been dismissed in lower court. The has published an additional story on the matter. GENESEO — Last Monday, a former SUNY Geneseo student found himself facing felony charges after being arrested for attempting to use forged money at multiple businesses in the Village of Geneseo. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric … [Read more...]