On January 10, 2024 at 2:51 in the morning, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Amish Outlet at 3711 W. Henrietta Rd. in the Town of Henrietta for a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, deputies found a broken window in the back of the building and a suspect moving inside. The suspect took a piece of furniture from inside the business and used it to smash the front door. After a brief foot chase, deputies took the man into custody and identified him as Joseph G. Levasseur. During the investigation, another deputy recognized Levasseur as the suspect in a burglary on November 27, 2023 at the Marianne Cope Roman Catholic Church at 2059 E. Henrietta Rd. in the Town of Henrietta.

Joseph G. Levasseur, 58, of Rochester is charged with:

  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Class D-Felony)
  • Burglary in the Third Degree (Class D-Felony) (3 Counts)
  • Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree (Class E-Felony)
  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Class E-Felony)

Mr. Levasseur was arraigned in Henrietta Town Court and subsequently held without bail in the Monroe County Jail due to his status as a predicate felon. Levasseur is on parole for Burglary in the Second Degree, Robbery in the Third Degree, and Grand Larceny. He was released from prison less than six months ago to serve the remainder of his sentence on Parole.

Excellent work by our deputies ensuring the safety of our community while they sleep.


Deputy Brendan Hurley
Public Information Officer
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
(585) 753-4840