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Predicate Felon in custody following robbery and assault at the Henrietta Walmart

Henrietta, NY (October 6, 2022) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday night, for robbery at the Walmart in the Town of Henrietta. Johnny Lee Greggs, 64, of Rochester, attacked security with a knife while stealing merchandise from 1200 Marketplace Drive. On October 4, 2022 at a...

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Syracuse man in custody for carrying a loaded gun into airport security

Rochester, NY (September 27, 2022) A man was arrested today after he entered the security checkpoint at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport with a firearm. At about 4:15 this morning, Alfonso Davis, 56, of Syracuse, entered the security checkpoint and set the metal detecto...

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Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies thwart escape attempt

Rochester, NY (September 23, 2022) An incarcerated individual remains behind bars today thanks to the valiant efforts of Monroe County Jail deputies. The individual attempted to escape from the Hall of Justice on Friday September 16, 2022. At about 10:45 in the morning, deputies assigned to the MCSO...

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Rochester, NY (September 21, 2022) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office joins sheriffs’ offices throughout New York State in commemorating Sheriffs’ Week September 18 – 24, 2022. The week highlights the service and contributions of county sheriffs across the state, honoring the dedication of the Off...

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Man threatens Monroe County Jail Bureau employee with a knife.

Rochester, NY (September 21, 2022) On September 20, 2022 at about 3:00 p.m., a man entered the jail records lobby at 130 South Plymouth Avenue, in the City of Rochester. He brandished a knife and threatened a Jail Bureau professional staff member. Emergency protocols were initiated and the Rochester...

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Two Monroe County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Squad (Bomb Squad) deputies among those honored for saving the lives of two children during fires deliberately set at Love’s Travel Plaza, Tyre, S

Tyre, Seneca County (September 13, 2022) - On May 3, 2022, at approximately 5:33 a.m., several officers from multiple counties, including Monroe County Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Clancy and Deputy William Connell with the MCSO Hazardous Device Squad (Bomb Squad) responded to the Love’s Travel Plaza...

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MCSO arrests Henrietta man for possessing an illegally modified rifle

Henrietta, NY (September 12, 2022) Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Henrietta on September 7, 2022 for possessing an illegally modified rifle. At 7:51 p.m., deputies responded to Myrtlewood Drive in the Town of Henrietta, for a suspicious incident. A concerned resident called 91...

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office makes an arrest for robbery in Penfield.

Penfield, NY (September 1, 2022) Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Willis L. Jones of Rochester for robbery at Home Depot in the Town of Penfield. On August 30, 2022 at approximately 5:30 p.m., MCSO deputies responded to 750 Panorama Trail, for a robbery. Asset Protection employees state...

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