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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.

MCSO Arrests Man for Burglary at the Walmart in Henrietta.

Henrietta, NY (March 13, 2023) On March 11, 2023, at 1:45 in the morning, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 1200 Marketplace Drive in the Town of Henrietta for a reported burglary. The Emergency Communications Department (ECD) dispatcher told responding deputies that witnesses described...

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Rochester, NY (February 27, 2023) On Monday, November 7, 2022, a community member called Sheriff Baxter’s Office in response to a fatal motor vehicle incident in East Rochester. The caller was concerned about seeing a deputy driving away from the area at the time and questioned the appropriateness o...

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MCSO Arrests Man for Robbery and Burglary in Henrietta.

Henrietta, NY (February 16, 2023) On February 13, 2023 at about 1:10 in the afternoon, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on River Meadow Drive in the Town of Henrietta, for the report of a gunpoint robbery. The victim told deputies a man he recognized came to his home, pointe...

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Larceny Arrest Leads to Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle.

Sweden, NY (February 10, 2023) A man and woman were arrested using a stolen car to steal merchandise from the Speedway Gas station in the Town of Sweden, on Wednesday evening. On February 8, 2023 at about 10:20 in the evening, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 995 Transit Way for a ma...

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Juvenile Arrested for Menacing Other Students at Penfield Middle School.

Penfield, NY (February 8, 2023) A juvenile was arrested for pointing a replica handgun at other students at Bay Trail Middle School this morning. On February 8, 2023, at 9:03 in the morning, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 1760 Scribner Road, in the Town of Penfield for a middle sch...

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Triple Predicate Felon in Custody after Striking Police Vehicle to Evade Arrest

Henrietta, NY (February 3, 2023) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit, assisted by the United States Marshal’s Task Force, Rochester Police Department and New York State Police, took Terrance J. Carter, 29, of Rochester into custody in Henrietta on Thursday morning. Mr. Carter had a Bench...

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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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