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Geneva felon faces burglary, robbery charges after Castle St. home invasion

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Geneva police have made an arrest after the Castle Street robbery earlier in the week.

Joseph Woody III, 54, who is a convicted felon living in Geneva, was arrested for first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Both charges are Class B felonies, police said.

Investigators identified Woody as a person of interest in connection with the Wednesday morning armed home invasion that happened on Castle Street. They noted he’s also on probation for possession of stolen property.

After further investigation he was taken into custody and held at the Ontario County Jail.


Original: Home invasion under investigation

The Geneva Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened on Castle Street Wednesday morning.

Around 8:45 a.m. police responded to a residence on Castle Street for the reported robbery in progress.


Upon officers’ arrival, they located a 49-year-old female, unharmed, reporting that a male had just stolen property from within her residence and the suspect was no longer on scene.

Officers canvassed the area and are currently following up on several leads.

Investigators have determined that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

This investigation remains ongoing. Police say they were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.