FROM THE NEWS DIRECTOR’S DESK: Immigration Law is Not the Cops’ Fault

Trustee Mary Rutigliano has stirred the pot to a boil. She knows this. She consistently doubles down on her pride in protesting GPD's decision to call U.S. Border Patrol at that traffic stop, inviting others to protest GPD's call and most recently inviting college students to get involved in and change the policy of the village government, which she represents. First off, her and others' direct criticism of Chief Eric Osganian and Officer Ian … [Read more...]

Petition Asks All Local Cops to Avoid Immigration Law Investigations

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Those protesting Geneseo Police's decision to call U.S. Border Patrol at a traffic stop last Thursday are asking for five specific policy changes in all village police departments in Livingston County. An online petition, first drafted by SUNY Geneseo math professor Tony Macula and fine-tuned by others, asks that village police not investigate suspected violations of immigration law because 'simply being an undocumented … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Man Busted for Illegal Car Parts Shopping Spree

NYLON – Police arrested a Mount Morris resident on felony charges for allegedly using a family member's account to make purchases in Geneseo and Henrietta. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Brandon Dioguardi, 24, was arrested in Geneseo for felony Forgery in the Second Degree, felony Forgery in the Third Degree, and misdemeanor Petit Larceny. Dioguardi allegedly bought a belt, plugs, oil filter, oil, … [Read more...]

NYS Supreme Court Stops Illegal Construction at Conesus Inn

CONESUS – A NYS Supreme Court Judge stopped the reconstruction project at the Conesus Inn because it was not being completed as approved by the Town of Conesus Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. Robert Siracusa, Sally Hirth, and Tom and Trish Bruckel own the two properties next door to the construction project. They have spent five days over the last two weeks in court formally stopping the project and have organized a community … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Man Ropes Woman into Buying Gun for Him, Cops Arrest Both

LIVONIA – A joint investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) resulted in the arrest of two local residents for allegedly exploiting loopholes in the law to procure a firearm. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Dale Bettis, 45, of Mount Morris, was arrested for four felony counts of Criminal Purchase or Disposal of a Weapon. A woman was also … [Read more...]