Police and Courts, week of March 10
The following are arrests, indictments and sentencings from our March 10 print edition. Unless otherwise noted, people who appear below are innocent until proven guilty in court. Police and Courts is posted each Saturday morning at TheLCN.com
Car burglary suspects charged
Dansville Police have made two arrests in connection with the rash of auto burglaries which took place in the village during the evening of Feb. 26-27.
A pair of suspects allegedly entered 30-plus vehicles whose doors had been left unlocked and stole various items of property.
Matt Eddy, age 22, of Mount Morris and Tyler Davis, age 17, of Dansville have each been charged with petit larceny. Police Chief Charles Perkins advised that Eddy and Davis are being held in the county jail and will likely be facing many further charges as the investigation continues.
Arrested after fight and broken window
Sean Calvert, age 24, of Dansville was arrested after Dansville Police received a complaint on March 6 of a fight on Fulton Street.
While answering the call, police determined that Calvert had moments earlier broken windows out of the Dansville Ambulance garage. Calvert was treated on the spot by police and an ambulance EMT for injures from the broken glass. Calvert was arraigned in West Sparta Court and remanded to Livingston County Jail on $500 bail.
Criminal mischief at hospital
Dansville Police charged Joseph Mallaber, 33, of Dansville with criminal mischief on Feb. 27 after he allegedly damaged the door of a building belonging to Noyes Hospital.
Disorderly in court
Dansville Police were called to Dansville Village Court by the judge’s alarm on March 2. Reed Wolfanger, 33, of Dansville was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Wolfanger was in court to answer a previous traffic charge. Allegedly, he verbally and physically threatened persons in the court audience.
4 illegal alien arrests
Geneseo Police Officer Benjamin Swanson arrested Miguel Merino De-Jesus, age 24, from Mexico and Jose Sanchez, 30, from Mexico as illegal aliens on Feb. 28.
When Officer Swanson stopped Merino De-Jesus on South Street for a traffic violation and he attempted to check his driver’s license, Merino De-Jesus was unable to show any identification, nor could his passenger, Sanchez.
The U.S. Border Patrol responded to Geneseo and took custody of Merino De-Jesus and Sanchez. Both were transported to Rochester to await an immigration hearing.
About two hours later on the same day Geneseo Police Officer Daniel Piedmonte arrested Abacuc Arguelles-Cordova, age 16, from Mexico and German Gomez-Arguelles, age 18, from Mexico as illegal aliens.
Officer Piedmonte was called to the Wal-Mart parking lot on a matter relating to a companion of the two men. When speaking to both subjects, he learned that neither subject was legally in the country. Again, U.S. Border Patrol traveled to Geneseo and transported both back to Rochester for an immigration hearing.
In all four cases, the subjects gave their correct names, although at Wal-Mart one started to claim his name was otherwise, then reverted to what he said earlier. The same subject began to speak English, then stopped.
Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian advised that his department needs to take precautions when detaining persons in situations of this sort, lest it be accused of racial profiling.
However, in all the cases, the subjects were not able to produce identification and (apparently) did not speak English. Osganian noted that this combination of circumstances justified the involvement of the U.S. Border Patrol, which provided an interpreter to interview the subjects by telephone.
For each of the cases, the Border Patrol had the names of these persons in its computer data base, indicating that their work visas had expired and they were remaining in the United States illegally.
Osganian noted the swift response of the Border Patrol, which made two separate trips to Geneseo to pick up the suspects, both within an hour of being alerted.
4 quality of life arrests
Over the past weekend Geneseo Police Officers conducted foot patrol assignments and made four ‘quality of life’ arrests for Underage Drinking and Possession of Open Containers on Main Street and Court Street; for Disorderly Conduct for fighting on Bank Street. The subjects were all male, ages 19-to-21.
Geneseo Police Officer Jeffrey Szczesniak arrested Amber Boerner, 25 from Lima on March 4 for Petit Larceny at Wal-Mart. Allegedly, Boerner was found shoplifting at the store. She is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court March 29.
David W. Kehrli, 52, of Lima arrested Feb. 26 for Aggravated DWI by LCSO.
Thomas A. Gilbert, 37, of Geneseo, charged with Aggravated DWI on Feb. 25 by LCSO.
Sherry L. Barco, 51, of Livonia, charged by LCSO with Felony DWI, uninspected vehicle and a moving violation and on Feb. 16. Barco was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail/$3,000 property bond.
Sheila A. Cappi, 46, of West Bloomfield, charged with DWI and speeding Feb. 24 by LCSO.
James Markwitz, 28, of Caledonia arrested March 2 for DWI and moving violations by Geneseo PD. Allegedly, Markwitz was driving on North Street with more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.
David Wickson, 18, of Geneseo arrested March 3 for DWI and a moving violation by Geneseo PD. Allegedly, Wickson was driving on Route 20A with almost twice the legal limit for blood alcohol content.
Pedro Cruz, Jr. of Dansville was arrested by Nunda PD on March 5 and charged with DWI and a moving violation.
Shane Donohue, 31, of Nunda was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Dansville on March 5 by Nunda PD. He was stopped after failing to keep right.
John R. Bourg III, 28, of Livonia arrested Feb. 24 for Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia II°, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance VII°, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and an equipment violation by LCSO. Bourg was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $200 cash bail/$400 property bond.
Jonathan Marlowe, 21 from Geneseo on March 1 for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Failure to Keep Right, and marijuana possession on North Street by Geneseo PD.
Donald F. Coffey, Jr., 57, of Dansville, arrested Feb. 27 for Menacing II° and Criminal Possession of a Weapon IV° by LCSO. Coffey was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail/$1,000 property bond.
Shannon Mahoney of Henrietta, 43, arrested for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation by Geneseo PD.
Kimberly Moriarity of Mount Morris was arrested March 2 by Nunda Police and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.
Frank Tayor was arrested by the Nunda Police Department on Feb. 28 on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle III°.
Erica Willis, 38, arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation II° and three other counts, Feb. 14 by Caledonia PD.
Jonathan Deritter, 50, aggravated unlicensed operation III° — no license, no inspection, suspended registration Feb. 18 by Nunda PD.
Ishmoile Mohammed, Jr., 45, aggravated unlicensed operation III° and a moving violation Feb. 20
Joseph W. Raferty, 30, Wayland, charged with Criminal Mischief IV° on Feb. 24 by LCSO.
Katherine S. Thomas, 38, Batavia, charged with Falsely Reporting An Incident III° on February 27.
David A. Pfuntner, 57, of Wayland, NY, charged with Falsely Reporting An Incident III° Feb. 26.
Christopher J. Ochsenhirt, 48, Conesus, arrested Feb. 26 for Falsely Reporting An Incident, Failure To Keep Right, Improper Use of A Dealer Plate, Refusal To Submit To A Breath Test and Leaving The Scene of An Accident.
Gerald Totten, 47, three counts: disorderly conduct: obscene language/gestures, moved from lane unsafely, driving to left at railroad crossing, Feb. 11 by Caledonia PD.
After presentation by Eric R. Schiener, First Assistant District Attorney, the following cases were handled in the Livingston County Court before the Honorable Robert B. Wiggins on March 1.
Sentences and pleas
RICHARD P. BROWN, III. 21, of Honeoye was sentenced to a term of one and one-half to three years’ incarceration in a state correctional facility as a result of a prior plea of guilty to Attempted Criminal Possession of Stolen Property III°.
TODD CALVERT, 18, of Livonia entered an admission to a violation of probation and the matter was adjourned to May 31, 2011 for sentencing.
DANIEL J. FORTE, 30, of Webster was sentenced to three years probation to include 100 hours community service as a result of a plea of guilty to Possession of Burglar Tools and Criminal Mischief IV°. He was also ordered to pay restitution plus penalty assessments.
MANUEL GONZALEZ, 40, of Dansville was sentenced to one year incarceration in the Livingston County Jail as a result of a prior plea of guilty to Aggravated Unlicensed Operation I°. He was also ordered to pay a fine plus penalty assessments.
SERGIO I. SANTANA, 29, of Mt. Morris entered a plea of guilty to felony DWI aand Aggravated Unlicensed Operation I°.
After presentation by Thomas E. Moran, District Attorney, the Livingston County Grand Jury handed up indictments on the following individuals on Feb. 23.
ANDREW RUSSELL, 24, of Rochester was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance V°, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance VII°, Criminal Possession of Marijuana V°, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance out of Original Container, and Speeding.
EMERSON D. SCHEIDT, 26, of Dansville was charged with Burglary II°, Forcible Touching, and Sexual Abuse III°.
ADAM L. WAUGH, 27, of Attica charged with Identity Theft II°.
CARLTON L. BEARDSLEY, 16, of Nunda was charged with Criminal Mischief II°.
JESSE B. ELLIS, 17, of Nunda charged with Criminal Mischief II°.
ADAM D. JETT, 18, of Nunda was charged with Criminal Mischief II°.
LEE ANN McGREGOR, 27, of Hornell was charged with two counts of Assault II°.