MOUNT MORRIS — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises the multiple arrests of a Mount Morris registered sex offender June 21.
The first arrest of the day for level II sex offender, David W. Dale, was for failing to update his change of address with the Sheriff's Office. On June 21, the 32-year-old was arrested and charged by Sheriff's Investigator Dan Rittenhouse for violating provisions of the NYS Corrections Law that requires registered sex offenders to update local law enforcement of a change of address within 10 days of moving. The charge, Failure to Register and Verify, is a felony under the law.
It is alleged that Dale moved from his reported residence on Liberty Street in the Village of Dansville to Erie Street in the Village of Mount Morris without notifying law enforcement of his change of address. Assisting on the case was Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi.
Dale was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney's Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the charge being a felony. The DA’s Office recommended Dale be released on his own recognizance.
Dale was later arraigned at the Livingston County Jail as part of the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LCCAP) before Lima Town Justice Harold Harris. The Town Justice did release Dale on his own recognizance and Deputies set him free.
A few hours after the Justice released Dale was released a traffic stop was conducted by Deputy Matthew Thomas of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office STOP DWI Unit on Telephone Road (State Route 20) in the Town of Caledonia for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dale.
Dale advised Deputy Thomas that he had a suspended driver’s license due to a speeding ticket in Lima that was not taken care of. Upon checking the status of Dale's driver’s license, it was found that Dale had a total of eight suspensions on five different dates. The roadside investigation continued and three baggies of suspected crack cocaine were located in the vehicle.
Dale was again placed under arrest and this time charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Dale was again turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail to be processed and held in pre-arraignment detention.
Dale was again arraigned before the same local Justice, Lima Town Justice Harold Harris and this time the Judge did remand Dale to the custody of the Sheriff on $250 cash bail or $500 bond. Dale did immediately pay the bail and was set free again.