Deputy Connor Boor arrested and charged Joseph F. Dwyer, 37, with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony.
MOUNT MORRIS — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Mount Morris resident on felony criminal mischief charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Mount Morris Police Department.
On Dec. 3, Deputy Connor Boor arrested and charged Joseph F. Dwyer, 37, with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony.
The arrest is a result of an investigation that occurred on Hopkins Street on Nov. 29 when several Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist the Mount Morris Police Department with a larceny investigation. It is alleged that when Dwyer was being taken into custody by the Mount Morris Police Department, he intentionally damaged the side of a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle. The amount of damage to the patrol vehicle is estimated to be $883.
Dwyer 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 felony level charge. It was recommended that Dwyer be held on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.
Dwyer was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of North Dansville Justice David Werth. The Judge did release Dwyer on his own recognizance.
Dwyer also faces charges from the Mount Morris Police Department stemming from the initial larceny investigation.
"Starting Jan. 1, 2020, many different level crimes are not allowable for the suspect to be held on bail," stated Sheriff Dougherty. "The above case is a good example where a judge will not be able to hold the defendant(s) on bail on the stated charges and instead will be required to release them per the new law. Catch and release will be the new normal in New York State.”