At 11:10 a.m. on March 6, 2024, Monroe County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Wegmans located at 6600 Pittsford Palmyra Road in the Town of Perinton for the recently committed larceny involving an individual who left the store without paying for merchandise. Upon arrival, the first deputy obtained a description of the suspect and communicated it to other deputies who promptly set up a perimeter, searched the surrounding area, and located the suspect on Swan Trail. In an effort to avoid arrest, the suspect led deputies on a brief foot chase. When deputies caught up with him, he physically resisted deputies’ efforts to take him into custody, ultimately causing an eye injury to one deputy. The suspect is identified as William Cook and has an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree by the New York State Police. 

William P. Cook, 32, of Newark is charged with:

·         Assault in the Second Degree (Class D-Felony)
·         Resisting Arrest (Class A-Misdemeanor)
·         Petit Larceny (Class A-Misdemeanor) 

Cook was arraigned in Perinton Town Court and remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $2,000 cash, $10,000 bond, and $20,000 partially secured bond. 

The injured deputy received medical treatment and was released.


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