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Drones, K9s Prove Invaluable in Apprehension of Criminals in Penfield Swamp

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Penfield Road Wegmans in the Town of Penfield at 8:14 in the morning on October 10, 2023, for a larceny in progress. Wegmans security saw the suspect leave the store without paying for merchandise, get into a blue Nissan Rogue and leave the area. Dep...

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The Rochester Threat Advisory Committee (ROCTAC), NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Host 2nd Annual Preventing Targeted Violence

Together we can make a difference in preventing targeted violence; breaking down silos through community partnership to mitigate threats. The Rochester Threat Advisory Committee (ROCTAC), NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DSHES), and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office present...

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Predicate Felon in Jail After Striking Target with Stolen Car

Chili, NY: While on patrol, Monroe County Sheriff's deputies located a stolen vehicle in the Target parking lot on Chili Avenue at about 1:45 in the afternoon on September 15, 2023. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect drove around deputies in an attempt to evade arrest. The car...

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Man Arrested for Attempting to Cash a Fake Check at a Perinton Bank.

Perinton, NY (April 21, 2023) On April 18, 2023 just before 4:00 in the afternoon, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Lyons National Bank, at 1314 Fairport Road in the Town of Perinton, for a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Bank employees provided responding deputies with a...

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MCSO Arrests Two Men in Credit Card Skimmer Investigation

Henrietta, NY (April 18, 2023) On March 24, 2023 at about 9:48 in the evening, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received information from ESL Federal Credit Union of suspects trying to install a skimmer device in the ATM at 2550 East Henrietta Road. Our major crimes unit has been following a crime...

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Victim and Good Samaritan Prevent Man from Stealing Car in Henrietta.

Henrietta, NY (April 3, 2023) A man is in custody today after being stopped from stealing a car at the Delta Sonic in Henrietta on Saturday afternoon. On April 1, 2023, at 2:25 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff's deputies responded to Delta Sonic at 2970 West Henrietta Road in the Town of Henrietta, fo...

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Video and Names Released in Relation to Deputy-Involved Shooting on March 20, 2023

Rochester, NY (March 31, 2023) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has released video capturing events leading up to, and including a deputy-involved shooting on March 20, 2023 in the Park Avenue neighborhood of the City of Rochester. The shooting resulted in the death of Brendon Burns, 35, of...

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(March 30, 2023) On March 29, 2023, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested the second man in the burglary at the Penfield Target on December 27, 2022. He is identified as Joshua J. Labombard, 34, of Gates and he is charged with: Assault in the second degree (Class D-Felony) Grand larcen...

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