Sheriff’s Office Arrest Woman for Over $2K Welfare Fraud

MOUNT MORRIS — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Houghton, NY resident for allegedly defrauding the welfare system. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Donna Shelton, 44, was arrested for Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, and Offering a False Written Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, all of which … [Read more...]

Deputies to Guard Rep. Collins’ Veterans Benefit Fair in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff has assigned Deputies to Congressman Chris Collins' veterans benefits fair and workshop tomorrow in Geneseo. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and public relations staff at Collins' D.C. office confirmed that there will be increased security. "I can confirm that I am assigning Deputy Sheriffs to Congressman Collins tomorrow as he appears in Livingston County," said Dougherty. "There will be a uniform presence … [Read more...]

Livingston County Cops Arrest Elmira Woman for $5K Welfare Fraud

MOUNT MORRIS – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested an Elmira woman for allegedly stealing $5,000 in welfare benefits. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Annie Malara, 30, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree and Misuse of Food Stamps, all of which are felonies. Investigators allege that Malara went to Livingston County Department of … [Read more...]

Sheriff Warns of Ice Causing Multiple Livingston County Accidents

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Icy roads are presenting a serious hazard to drivers Wednesday morning. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, multiple accidents and vehicles off the road are attributed to the icy roads. "We have received reports that many roads in the county are icy and slippery conditions exist," posted the Sheriff's Office to Facebook. "Please use extra caution including reduced speeds as ice is often difficult to … [Read more...]

Careful ‘Death Investigation Involving Knife’ Continues in York

UPDATE: Marcus Postell, 22, Identified as Fowlerville Road Homicide Victim YORK – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office continues to meticulously investigate the death of one person due to knife wounds on Fowlerville Road. A female reported an unknown disturbance at the residence near the Caledonia town line to 911 at 10:10 p.m. Monday. Deputy Sheriffs arrived and began investigating the scene as a 'suspicious death.' "We're not … [Read more...]

Former Jail Deputy to Spend Weekends in the Clink for Taking Bribe

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Taking a bribe turned the tables on a former jail Deputy who will now spend weekends behind bars. At an unusual afternoon court appearance on Thursday, Judge Robert Wiggins sentenced Ryan O'May, 26, to four months of weekends in jail and five years of probation. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty re-iterated that O'May's conduct was not representative of his Deputy Sheriffs. "This individual in no way shape or form represents the … [Read more...]

Sheriff: Deputies Not Clowning Around, Arrest Man for Creepy Clown Hoax

UPDATE: Details Emerge on Livonia's Bizarre Clown Prankster LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Livonia man for the goof that deeply scared many people around Vitale Park and Livingston County. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Christopher Cody Hooper, 43, was arrested for misdemeanor Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree. Livingston County residents have been thoroughly creeped out … [Read more...]

Wanted Unlicensed Driver Cruises Backwards in Hemlock

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hemlock man for allegedly driving backwards along Clay Street and found that he is wanted in Monroe County for alleged traffic offenses. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Brian Skinner, 29, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Backing … [Read more...]

WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty and DA McCaffrey Fight Heroin with New Initiatives

Watch our heroin discussion with Sheriff Dougherty and District Attorney McCaffrey below. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Heroin continues to tighten its grip on Livingston County. Numbers of opioid overdoses, drug arrests and drug-related crimes continue to climb, goading law enforcement to take action. Sitting down with the GeneseeSun.com, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and District Attorney Greg McCaffrey shared their own initiatives, professional … [Read more...]

NYSSA Awards Sheriff Dougherty and Personnel for Continued Outstanding Accreditation

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Sheriff's Association (NYSSA) honored Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and his staff for continuing the Sheriff's Office's exceptional accreditation with the re-accreditation of its Court Security Division at the Livingston County Board of Supervisors Meeting Wednesday afternoon. With the re-accreditation of Court Security, the Sheriff's Office continues to maintain full NYS accreditation of all five of its … [Read more...]