The Geneva Police Department says three people are in custody after a burglary, robbery, and kidnapping that took place on Monday night in the city.
Police say the victim was held at gunpoint, kidnapped, tortured, and severely beaten with belts and cords, punched, and kicked in the face area and torso. The victim was also burned with a knife that was heated up by the suspects.
After investigation, suspects were developed and two traffic stops were made outside the city of Geneva where two people were taken into custody without incident in relation to the home invasion.
As part of that investigation, the Geneva Police Department, along with Ontario County SWAT, executed a search warrant on a residence in the city of Geneva.
Police did not identify where the search warrant was executed.
As result, police recovered two handguns, one of which was reported stolen, as well as one pound of crystal meth, 1.4 pounds of heroin, one ounce of suspected cocaine, and approximately $5,000 in currency.
The total street value of the narcotics, according to police, was around $75,000.
The following individuals were arrested and charged as result of the investigation:
– Malik Weems, 18, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was charged with felony kidnapping, felony burglary, and felony robbery.
– Eddie Marte, 25, of New York City was charged with felony kidnapping, felony burglary, and felony robbery.
– Thomas Ferraro, 62, of Geneva was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Following the investigation, Geneva Police Chief Michael Passalacqua released the following statement in a press release:
“I would like to thank the dedicated men and women of the Geneva Police Department who worked tirelessly on this investigation. This investigation was rapidly evolving which was conducted in the upmost professional and articulate manner. This investigation should remind the Citizens of the City of Geneva that keeping the safety and well-being of
victim’s and citizen’s is our number one priority. Anytime a criminal investigation yields this outcome with the seizure of not only handguns but a high quantity of dangerous and deadly narcotics, it is a win for the City of Geneva. The Geneva Police Department continues daily to do the work in front of us to ensure all residents and visitors alike are safe and protected. I would also like to thank the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, New York State Police, and Canandaigua Police Department for their assistance during this investigation.”
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