2014 the Livingston County Sheriff's Office investigated the theft
of a 2014 Honda Civic from the driveway at 1715 Parkside Place in the .
The vehicle was recovered later that same day in the Town of Village of Lima with damage to the
front end. The Sheriff’s Office Forensic
Identification Unit did respond and was able to lift fingerprints from the
vehicle. The fingerprints were submitted
to the Monroe County Crime lab where a match was obtained, identifying Rene
Gonzalez Jr ( Lima 5/06/1986)
as a possible suspect.
A collaborative effort between the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the Rochester Police Department and the
and Monroe County District Attorney's Office's lead to Gonzalez being located
many months later.
Livingston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Bradley Schneider interviewed Gonzalez in January 2015 and gained an alleged confession regarding the theft of the vehicle. The case was then presented to the Grand Jury and an indictment was handed down with a Superior Court Warrant issued.
Gonzalez was arrested April 16th on the warrant and remanded back to the custody of NYSDOCS where he was serving a sentence on an unrelated matter. Gonzalez was charged/indicted on Grand Larceny 4th degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, both class E felony crimes.
Handling the investigation for the Sheriff's Office was Investigator Bradley Schneider from the Criminal Investigations Division, Deputy David Richardson and Deputy Caleb Cutting from the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit (FIU).