LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Several arrests were made over the last few days in the local area. Two of them were in Dansville and Wayland.

 

Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said these arrests are all unrelated to each other.

 

On March 23 Deputy Brandan Flickner was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a vehicle on Groveland Station Road (Route 63) in the Town of Groveland for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

 

The driver of the vehicle, Bethany C. Andrews, 29, of Savona  was found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended NYS driver's license. The Deputy Sheriff also had reason to believe that Andrews was under the influence of drugs and began a roadside investigation.

 

Following the investigation Andrews was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and violations of the vehicle and traffic law. Andrews was also found in possession of four  hypodermic needles, as well as a glass smoking pipe.

 

During the investigation, the Deputy Sheriff was also alerted that Andrews was suspected by the Dansville Police Department of stealing items from the Tractor Supply Store in Dansville. The Deputy Sheriff did recover the stolen property from Andrew's car. She was also charged with fifth-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

 

Andrews was the taken to the Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Geneseo where Sergeant James Merrick, who is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, conducted an evaluation on Andrews. It was the Sergeant’s expert opinion that Andrews was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and a narcotic analgesic and that she could not operate a vehicle in a safe manner. Andrews did provide a urine sample that will be sent to the lab for testing.

Andrews was then turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
Andrews was later arraigned in the Town of Groveland before Judge Livingston. The Judge did remand Andrews to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

 

On March 25 Deputy Shawn Whitford while assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

 

During the Deputy Sheriff’s roadside investigation, he found the driver of the vehicle, Murray D. Crane, 40, of Wayland NY, to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

 

Crane was arrested and charged with seventh-degree Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance  and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
Crane was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.

 

Crane was later arraigned in the Town of Avon Court before Judge Torregiano. The Judge did remand Crane to the custody of the Sheriff on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

“I continue to be extremely impressed with the efforts of your Deputy Sheriffs,” Sheriff Dougherty said. “Their hard work with drug enforcement has driven Livingston County property crimes down more than 30 percent over the last several years making our county one of the safest in the state. I am very proud to lead this great team of men and women who truly care about the communities we serve.”