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01.27.23 Sheriff Baxter Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

The death of Tyre Nichols is inhumane. The pain his family is feeling will continue to endure for a lifetime. I am heartbroken for the Nichols family. There was no humanity or compassion shown for this man. Mr. Nichols died a horrible death at the hands of those who took an oath to protect him. W...

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Four Juveniles Arrested in Rush, NY for Stealing Kia

Rush, NY (January 25, 2023) At about 1:55 AM on January 25th, a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol observed a 2018 Kia Soul with a smashed window being driven in the area of 400 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush. The Deputy learned the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the City of Rochester ju...

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Robberies in Henrietta, NY.

Henrietta, NY (January 24, 2023) Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a location in the 1400 block of Lehigh Station Road for the report of a robbery on January 22, 2023 at 7:15 PM. A victim reported that while delivering food to the location, he was approached by a male suspect who stated...

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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Arrests Wanted Repeat Offender for Pittsford Jewelry Store Robbery Involving Stolen Vehicle.

Pittsford, NY (January 23, 2023) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted repeat offender Friday (01.20.23) for robbing a Pittsford jewelry store and brandishing a weapon in the parking lot before fleeing in a stolen car on January 16th. On January 16, 2023 just before 2:00 in the a...

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Rochester Man in Custody for Making Terroristic Threats.

Rochester, NY (January 17, 2023) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police arrested a Rochester man on Saturday afternoon for criminal possession of weapons, stolen property and making threats against several county employees, including the County Executive. Beginning in early...

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One Man in Custody, Another Outstanding After a Burglary at the Penfield Target.

Penfield, NY (December 29, 2022) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man and is searching for another involved in a burglary at Target in the Town of Penfield Tuesday night. On December 27th at 8:31 in the evening, deputies responded to 2161 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road for a larceny...

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Henrietta / 720 Jefferson Road (Five Below) On 12/24/22, a manager at Five Below reports a man and woman concealed $190 worth of merchandise on their person and left the store without paying. The suspects left the area in a red sedan. A short time later, the female suspect returned to Five Below,...

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Five Individuals Arrested While Stealing Vehicles From CarMax in Henrietta.

Henrietta, NY (December 23, 2022) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man and four juveniles early Friday morning, for attempting to steal several vehicles from CarMax in the Town of Henrietta. On December 23, 2022 at 12:46 in the morning, deputies responded to 3600 West Henrietta Roa...

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