NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Brian J. Ratajczak
On January 4, 2023, the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) received a crime tip that reported Raymond G. Girard has been involved in numerous vehicle break-ins in Monroe County and surrounding counties. The tip also included Girard posing with stolen property that included badges, long guns, ammunition, and a Ruger handgun. The pictures were taken inside a home that was determined to be Girard’s residence on Hudson Avenue in the city of Rochester. Girard was also a suspect in the use of a stolen credit card from the Wayne County area. The State Police in Batavia further had an arrest warrant for Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree stemming from threats being made to a person in that area. During the course of our investigation, it was determined that Girard could not legally possess a firearm.
Simultaneous to our investigation, it was discovered that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department was investigating Girard for making terroristic threats against the Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello, and the County Office Building. The State Police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department maintained regular communication as the investigations progressed. A search warrant for Girard’s residence was obtained for the purpose of the State Police investigation.
On January 15, 2023, Girard was taken into custody by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department without incident. The State Police executed a search warrant at Girard’s residence in the city of Rochester. During the course of the search warrant, 2 black powder long guns, a large amount of ammunition, a dagger, two stolen computers, and numerous identification and credit cards in other people’s names were seized. The State Police charged Girard with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree (2 counts), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree. The investigation is ongoing.