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Wayne Post
  • Police roundup

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  • • Speeder charged with DWI
    MACEDON — A Pennsylvania man was charged Sept. 13 with driving while intoxicated and speeding, Macedon police said.
    William J. Buff, 24, of Pittsburgh, was allegedly stopped for speeding on Route 31 town of Macedon around 1 a.m., police said. An investigation revealed that Buff was allegedly operating his motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, with a blood alcohol content of .11 percent.
    He was processed and released to a third party. He is scheduled to appear in Macedon Town Court on Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m.
    • Man charged with felony DWI
    MACEDON — An Ontario man was charged Sept. 15 with felony driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, Macedon police said.
    Russell Dibella, 33, was allegedly stopped for speeding and several other vehicle and traffic violations around 2:15 a.m., Macedon police said. An investigation revealed that Dibella was allegedly operating his motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He refused the breath test and was subsequently arrested for felony DWI stemming from a prior DWI in April of 2011.
    Dibella was processed and arraigned in Macedon Village Court. He was released to a third party and is to appear in Macedon Village Court on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. to answer the charges.
    • Revoked driver charged
    MACEDON — A Macedon woman was charged Sept. 14 with refusal to submit to a breath test, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, felony driving while intoxicated with two previous convictions within 10 years, and operating a vehicle without an interlock device, Macedon police said.
    Stephanie L. Joseph, 24, of Quaker Road was allegedly stopped for vehicle and traffic violations around 1 a.m., and after identifying the driver, it was observed that she had a revoked license, police said.
    She was arraigned and remanded to Wayne County Jail on $10,000 bail.
    • Man charged in Alpco incident
    MACEDON — A Rochester man was charged Sept. 13 with second-degree falsifying business records, Macedon police said.
    Terrell R. Ridgley Sr., 44, of Laser St., was arrested on a warrant for an incident that happened in July at Alpco Recycling in Macedon. Ridgley allegedly changed the payment slip for copper that he turned in from 4 pounds to 74 pounds.
    He was arraigned and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $2,500 bail.
    • Sodus man arrested for petit larceny
    ONTARIO — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of William M. Homick, 36, of Sprongs Bluff Road, Sodus, for larceny.
    Homick was arrested for renting tools from Altra Rental in Ontario and failing to pay for them.
    He was issued an appearance ticket for petit larceny, returnable to the Ontario Town Court.
    • Man arrested for animal abuse
    SODUS — The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of Jeffery L. Stevens, 33, of 6144 Boyd Road, Sodus, for animal abuse.
    Page 2 of 4 - Stevens was arrested Aug. 28 after a report by the Sodus Town DCO Pat Allen and Wayne County Animal Abuse Investigator Tom Littlefield that Stevens’ dog had not been properly cared for. The dog was emanciated and flea-infested.
    Stevens was arrested for not providing proper sustenance for the animal. He will appear in Sodus Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.
    The dog was taken to the Walworth Animal Hospital for treatment, and ownership of the dog was then signed over to the Wayne County Humane Society.
    • Woman arrested for shoplifting
    SODUS — The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of Hope E. Whitaker, 61, of 116 W. Main St., Sodus, for shoplifting after she walked out of Paton’s Marketplace without paying for food items on Aug. 28.
    She was issued an appearance ticket for petit larceny for Sodus Town Court at a later date.
    • Woman arrested for petit larceny
    ONTARIO — Brittany Washburn of Wealthy Lane, Ontario, was arrested by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies for petit larceny on Aug. 28.
    Following an investigation into an employee theft at the Subway on Furnace Road, Ontario, Washburn was issued an appearance ticket for the larceny of cash.
    She will appear at Ontario Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.
    • Man charged with felony DWI
    SAVANNAH — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert A. Donnelly, 32, of 1142 Wiley Road, Savannah, for felony driving while intoxicated and felony driving while intoxicated with a BAC greater than .08 percent on Aug. 28.
    The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a disturbance call in the hamlet of Savannah in which Donnelly was involved. Upon arrival, Donnelly was found attempting to leave the area. Stopping the vehicle in which Donnelly was operating, the investigation concluded that Donnelly was under the influence of alcohol.
    He was issued appearance tickets and will answer to the charges in Savannah Town Court at a later date.
    • Man arrested for felony criminal mischief, assisting arrest
    BUTLER — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas D. Stevenson, 24, of Butler, for felony criminal mischief on Aug. 31, following an investigation into a domestic incident.
    It is alleged that Stevenson, while in a residence in the town of Butler, caused damage to another person’s vehicle that exceeded $250. He was also charged with resisting arrest while being taken into custody.
    He was arraigned in Butler Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,500 insurance bond. Stevenson is to appear in court at a later date to answer the charges.
    • Three-vehicle accident results in injuries
    LYONS — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office investigated a three-car personal injury accident on Route 14, in Lyons, on Aug. 28.
    Page 3 of 4 - A vehicle traveling southbound, operated by Timothy Anderson of Lyons crossed the double solid yellow line striking a vehicle driven by Cesar Ortiz of Lyons which was occupied by three additional persons. All four were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries. The driver of a third vehicle refused all medical attention. Anderson was transported to Strong Hospital as well; charges are pending after deputies conclude their investigation.
    Deputies were assisted on the scene by Wayne County Accident Reconstruction Team, New York State Police, Lyons Fire Department, Lyons Ambulance, Clyde Ambulance, Newark Ambulance and Phelps Ambulance.
    • Ontario man charged with criminal mischief
    ONTARIO — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Thomas J. Dearing, 33, of 155 Russett Lane, Ontario, for fourth-degree criminal mischief, following a response to a family trouble in progress on Sept. 1.
    Dearing admitted to breaking property of his girlfriend following an argument with her while at her residence. Dearing was taken into custody at the scene, arraigned in Ontario Town Court, and remanded to Wayne County Jail in lieu of bail.
    He is scheduled to appear in Ontario Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.
    • Man arrested for robbery, burglary
    ONTARIO — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Albert J. Webber, 32, of 282 Whiskey Hill Road, Clyde, on Sept. 4, following an investigation into an incident that occurred in the village of Clyde in June.
    Webber was arrested for third-degree burglary and first-degree robbery. It is alleged that Webber entered a garage in the town of Galen and stole items without the owners’ consent. On a separate date, it is alleged that Webber robbed three subjects at gunpoint in the village of Clyde.
    He was arraigned in Galen Town Court and sent to Wayne County Jail with no bail. He is to return to court at a later date to answer the charges.
    • Drive falls asleep, causing accident
    SODUS — The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the investigation of a personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred Sept. 3 on Route 104 in Sodus.
    A vehicle operated by David L. Benoit, 71, of 88 Hill Road, Hilton, was traveling westbound on Route 104 when he fell asleep causing his vehicle to cross over the eastbound lane striking the ditch and several trees. The boat and trailer being towed jacknifed causing the boat to land on its side. Both Benoit and his passenger, Betty J. Benoit, 60, were able to exit the vehicle by themselves.
    David was transported to Rochester General for a back injury, and Betty was treated and released at the scene. The vehicle, boat and trailer were towed from the scene. The deputies were assisted by the Alton Fire Department and Ambulance.
    • Accident sends two to hospital
    Page 4 of 4 - PALMYRA — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-car personal injury accident on Route 31 in Palmyra on Sept. 2, which sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Steven M. Shaw, 30, of Stebbins Road, Newark, was operating his vehicle eastbound on Route 31 when he reportedly crossed the center line of traffic and struck a westbound vehicle being operated by David E. Orbaker of Bailey Road, Newark. Shaw and a front-seat passenger were transported to Newark-Wayne Hospital with minor injuries. Neither Orbaker or his passenger were injured in the crash.
    Shaw was issued a traffic ticket at the scene for failure to keep right. The deputies were assisted at the scene by Port Gibson Fire and Ambulance personnel.
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