Teen who sparked AMBER Alert facing additional charge

GREECE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A teenager near Rochester who sparked an AMBER Alert is now facing additional charges.

Sixteen-year-old Cassidy N. Geffert had already been charged with grand larceny over the incident. During her court appearance Thursday, WROC reports she was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Monday, Greece Town Police issued an AMBER Alert notice that said Geffert left a note at her home on Talnuck Drive for her parents around 10 a.m. indicating she was in danger. The original alert by police noted that the note had blood on it and the victim’s cell phone number. Later, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said there was no blood on the note.

Chief Phelan also pointed out other corrections in the original information. He says a .38 caliber handgun may have been taken from the home but that was unclear. He also said that this never was a ‘confirmed abduction’ the way it was reported on the alert. NY State Police in Albany put out the actual alert, but it’s unclear what caused the erroneous information.

A vehicle was taken from the scene, possibly headed to Ohio.

The alert was issued around 2:15 p.m., but by 3 p.m., it had been canceled. Geffert was found in Brockport.

Greece Police Sgt. Jared Rene said, “A concerned citizen called 911 in the Brockport area. They had spotted the vehicle mentioned in the AMBER Alert and the female was then located with the vehicle, alone, unharmed.”

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