Livingston County Sheriff's Office Photograph Andrey V. Ogonovskiy

LIVONIA – A Penfield man is facing a felony charge after being found with a vehicle that had allegedly been stolen from Rochester, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Andrey V. Ogonovskiy, 25, was arrested Feb.21 and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony.

The investigation began Dec. 27, 2020, when the Sheriff’s Office, at the request of the Rochester Police Department, responded about 8:50 a.m. to a residence on Stone Hill Road in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was alleged to have been taken during a burglary in the city the night before, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies located the vehicle parked near the residence. Further investigation alleged that Ogonovskiy had been operating the vehicle and left it at that location, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

On Feb. 9, an arrest warrant was obtained for Ogonovskiy from Livonia Town Court.

Following his arrest, Ogonovskiy was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offense did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the state Justice Reform Act, but a judge may not set bail under the law.

Ogonovskiy was later arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at Livingston County Jail before Town of West Sparta Justice Sue Mahany, who released Ogonovskiy on his own recognizance with a future court date.

The incident was investigated by members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, and Forensic Identification Unit under the command of Sheriff’s Investigator Shawn Whitford. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Rochester and Webster Police departments.

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