Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Media outlets are instructed to send all inquiries to mcsocommunications@monroecounty.gov or contact the PIO via phone.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Deputy Brendan Hurley can be reached directly at 585-753-4840.

Communications Director Amy Young may be reached directly at 585-753-4518.

Off hours (after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends, and holidays) Media outlets are instructed to call Media Line at 585-753-2978 for information on developing/breaking news and incidents. The Watch Commander will, in turn, disseminate requested information to all local media outlets.

All other inquiries, including requests for “enterprise” stories, may be made by contacting the Communications Office at MCSOCommunications@monroecounty.gov. These requests will be answered during normal business hours.

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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Joint News Release with Greece Police Department About Threats to Hilton CSD

Hilton, NY (March 26, 2023) On two occasions this past week, the Hilton Central School District was the target of anonymous email threats. As you can imagine, these threats were alarming not only to the students and staff, but to the community as well. In each of these incidents, the School administ...

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Anonymous Threat at Hilton Central School District.

Hilton, NY (March, 22, 2023) On March 22, 2023, at 8:38 in the morning, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an anonymous email stating explosive devices were placed in the Hilton Central School District Office, the Superintendent’s residence and multiple school buildings. We started o...

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