CRIME & SAFETY
Geneseo Denny’s permanently closed due to fraud
According to a recent press release from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York, Dawood ‘David’ Beshay, owner of restaurant franchising business Feast American Diners LLC, will pay two-million dollars to resolve his illegal seeking of government financial aid by implementing false information on relief applications.
Dansville Man Guilty of Raping Child
A Dansville man has been convicted of sexually abusing a child. Prosecutors say 37-year-old John Litolff raped a 10-year-old child in Livonia in February 2018. Litolff was found guilty today of rape and predatory sexual assault against a child. He caces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced...
WYOMING COUNTY/Perry/Police charge man for reportedly following a woman and her children in a store
Perry Police Chief Michael J. Grover reports the arrest of a Perry resident following an Investigation by the Perry Police Department. On November 29, 2023, Officers from the Perry Police Department spoke with an individual that stated she and her children were being followed at the Perry Marketplace, at 121 N. Center Street, by a male.
Passenger killed in car wreck in the Town of Conesus
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A passenger in a vehicle was killed in a crash Sunday evening in the Town of Conesus. According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year-old Robert Alford was a passenger in a car that was being driven on Stagecoach Road. The driver then left the road, struck a culvert, and then […]
One dead, another injured in one-vehicle crash
A Dansville man was killed and a woman was injured last week in a one-car crash in Conesus, Livingston County. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday on Stagecoach Road, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Shiella M. Schledorn, 60, of Dansville was driving north on Stagecoach Road...
Lockdown lifted at Attica Correctional Facility
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A lockdown that had been in place at Attica Correctional Facility for over a week has been lifted, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced Friday evening. In a Facebook post, DOCCS said its security personnel helped recover 58 weapons during a search of the facility while […]
GENESEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT/Rochester pair charged after leaving two children unsupervised in a vehicle parked in the fire lane
Kenniya Sharee Imoni Couser, 23, and Rickia Leshay Bryant, 25, both of Rochester, NY, are each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly parking their vehicle in the fire lane on Veteran’s Memorial Drive with a 4- and 6-year-old left inside unsupervised at 2:51 p.m. on December 6, 2023.
GENESEE COUNTY/First responders participate in Active Threat Integrated Response program at St. Anthony’s with NCBRT
Being ready in the first 15 minutes during an active threat incident is critical. At the request of GCC and several school districts in Genesee County, Genesee County Emergency Management Services and first responders practiced their integrated response to several different scenarios that could possibly unfold at places like colleges, schools, and public spaces.
Inmate Receives Seven-Year Sentence for Second-Degree Burglary
(WNY News Now) – A Wyoming County Jail inmate has been handed a seven-year prison term along with five years of post-release supervision. This follows his conviction on charges of Second-Degree Burglary in a New York state correctional facility. Wyoming County, N.Y. – In a legal outcome stemming from...
Local Residents Among Those Arrested for DWI Offenses by Troop A Over the Weekend
Over the weekend, Troop A made several arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenses. On December 1, 2023, a 62-year-old from Franklinville, NY, was charged with DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) infractions by SP Machias.
Tuesday News Brief
As reported by Tom Tharp this morning: Nine agencies in Genesee County including police, fire and emergency medical services will be participating in a simulated active threat situation on Liberty Street on Thursday. They will be at 114 Liberty Street from 8:00am and 3:00pm and want the public to know that this activity is not a real emergency, but a carefully planned simulation designed to enhance the preparedness and coordination of emergency response teams.
Batavia Police Departments Gear Up for 9th Annual 'Shop with a Cop' Event at Local Walmart
The Batavia Police Department, Genesee County Sheriff's Office, and LeRoy Police Department are preparing for the 9th annual 'Shop with a Cop' event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th, at the Walmart on 4133 Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia. Local children, chosen with the help of School Resource Officers and School Officials, will be given funds and accompanied by a Police Officer or Deputy for a Christmas shopping trip at Walmart.
WYOMING COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT/Warsaw woman arrested after October accident in Covington
On October 3, 2023, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call for a two-vehicle accident on Wyoming Road in the Town of Covington. It was reported that a semi had struck a small car. Upon arrival, deputies located a female who was sitting on the side...
Morning News Brief
A man in Gainesville was arraigned Wednesday on allegations of child sexual abuse against a child under 11 years old. Robert Evans is accused of sexually abusing a child from August of 2017 to May of 2023 and is charged with one count of Sexual Conduct Against A Child in the 2nd Degree. Based upon the fact that Mr. Evans has a prior felony child abuse conviction out of the state of Virginia, the maximum sentence he faces on this new indictment is 7 years in prison followed by up to 15 years of Post Release Supervision. This indictment stems from an 8-month investigation led by members of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Wyoming County Child Protective Services.
Weekly Safety Report: Barn Fire, Accident, Investigation, Gunshots, Credit Card Scam, and Missing Cat in Genesee County, New York
This week in Genesee County, New York, several incidents were reported, including a fully involved barn fire in Pavilion, a multiple-vehicle accident in Oakfield, a police investigation in Batavia, gunshots fired at a home in Batavia, three suspects charged in a credit card scam, and a missing Siamese cat in Batavia.
New York State Prison Locked Down Due To Violence
A prison in New York State has been locked down by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision due to violence. DOCCS posted a statement via Facebook that for the safety of the staff and incarcerated individuals, Attica Correctional Facility in Wyoming County is under lockdown. The statement says...
Deputies: Wyoming County woman crashes stolen car while impaired on drugs
COVINGTON, N.Y. — A Wyoming County woman is facing charges after deputies say she crashed a stolen car while impaired on drugs. Regina Stoddard, 29 of Warsaw, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of stolen property, aggravated unlicensed operation, and traffic violations. The crash happened on Oct. 3 on Wyoming Road in the Town of Covington.
Attica Correctional Facility in lockdown
ATTICA, N.Y. — Attica Correctional Facility is in lockdown following several incidents of violence. That's according to a social post on the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's Facebook page. According to the post, Acting Commissioner Daniel F. Matuscello III ordered the correctional facility to be...
Genesee County Man Admits to Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter in Fatal Crash Killing Young Boy
• Nicholas M. Rich, a Genesee County man, has pleaded guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash. • The crash occurred on October 13 at the intersection of Broadway and Schwartz Road in the Town of Lancaster.
Woman Arrested for Aggravated Felony DWI at Nearly Triple the Legal Limit
(WNY News Now) – On November 22, 2023, SP Machias Troopers arrested a 29-year-old Bliss, NY woman for Driving While Intoxicated – Previous Conviction Within Ten Years and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – BAC Over 0.18%. Yorkshire – During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in...