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Geneva felon charged with assault after Genesee St. stabbing

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The Geneva Police Department says an arrest has been made in connection with the stabbing that happened Wednesday morning.

Rafael Nieves-Cruz, 32, of Geneva, who is a convicted felon, has been arrested for second-degree assault, a Class D felony.

Investigators identified Nieves-Cruz as the sole person of interest in connection with Tuesday night’s stabbing. He was spotted by police walking on Lewis Street at approximately 2:40 p.m.

When officers attempted to speak with Nieves-Cruz he fled on foot but was apprehended shortly thereafter. He is in the custody of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Parole assisted with the incident.


Geneva police investigate stabbing: Victim hospitalized and expected to survive

The Geneva Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened at a residence on Genesee Street on Tuesday.

It happened around 6:38 p.m., according to police, who say officers found a 38-year-old male suffering from a single stab wound to the upper body.


The man, who is a resident of the city, was transported to a local medical facility where he’s listed in stable condition and expected to survive.

The Geneva Police Department’s Detective Bureau has determined that this was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the community.

They say the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Geneva Police Department at (315) 789-1111 or Detective Steven Vine at (315) 828-6784.