CALEDONIA – A Wayne County woman is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle that contained more than $1,100 in tools and other property, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation began June 3 when Sheriff’s deputies responded to a McCorkindale Road residence in the town of Caledonia for the report of a stolen vehicle.
It is alleged through the investigation that June M. Ellis, 32, of Wolcott had taken the vehicle from McCorkindale Road. The vehicle was owned by an acquaintance, the Sheriff’s Office said, and contained about $1,114 worth of tools and property inside at the time the vehicle was reported stolen.
The vehicle was located June 4 at an address is Rochester by the Gates Police Department. Ellis was also located at that location and detained until Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to take her into custody, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Ellis was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and one county of petit larceny.
Ellis was turned over to Central Booking deputies at 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 charges. It was recommended that Ellis be released on her own recognizance as the charges do not qualify for bail under the state Justice Reform Act.
Ellis was later arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at Livingston County Jail before Town of Caledonia Justice Mark Riggi, who released Ellis per the law with a future court date.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented Ellis at the court arraignment for her defense. The District Attorney’s Office was notified but did not appear to represent the people.
Assisting with the investigation for the Sheriff’s Office was Deputy Ryan Bulter and Deputy Bryan Mann of the Patrol Division, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton of the Forensic Identification Unit and Investigator Connor Sanford of the Criminal Investigations Division. The incident was handled under the command leadership of Sgt. Matthew Thomas.