Police roundup: This week in crime
Husband, wife charged
A Walworth husband and wife were charged Nov. 12 following a domestic dispute, Macedon police said.
Michael Tai, 39, and Laurie Kurdziel-Tai, 37, were involved in a domestic dispute at their home in Walworth on Nov. 12 during which Michael allegedly spit in Laurie’s face and hit her in the face while she was allegedly grabbing his throat scratching his neck causing lacerations and bleeding.
Michael Tai was charged with second-degree harassment. He was issued an appearance ticket for Macedon Town Court and released.
Laurie Kurdziel-Tai was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating a current order of protection issued by Macedon Town Court Judge Crowley. She was arraigned in Macedon Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. A stay away order of protection was issued.
Woman charged with larceny
A Clyde woman was charged Oct. 23 wirth third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony, New York state police said.
Linda L. Swarthout, 40, of 165 Sodus St., allegedly stole $3,400 from the Lyons National Bank in the village of Lyons on Sept. 19, troopers said.
She was arraigned in Lyons Village Court and released on her own recognizance.
Police: Walworth man bit officer
A Walworth man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly fought with Geneva police officers early Monday morning, Nov. 12.
Dustin Vernon Gomes, 26, of Walworth, is facing both felony and misdemeanor charges, including driving while intoxicated and two counts of assault on a police officer.
Police said Gomes violently fought with four officers. One officer suffered a nose injury, and Gomes allegedly bit another officer. Police said Gomes also attempted to take two of the officers’ weapons.
After a chase by car and foot, police said, they arrested Gomes on Monroe Avenue in Geneva.
Gomes was taken to the Ontario County Jail on $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond.
Lyons couple charged with having marijuana
A Lyons man and woman were charged Nov. 2 with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, New York state police said.
Raymond J. Parsons, 45, and Paula I. Orbaker, 54, of 553 Gansz Road, were allegedly found to have almost a 1/2 pound of marijuana and marijuana smoking paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant at their residence, troopers said.
They were both issued appearance tickets for Galen Town Court and released.
Woman charged with fraud
A Newark woman was charged Nov. 9 with fifth-degree insurance fraud and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both misdemeanors, New York state police said.
Annette M. Sigel, 45, of 326 East Miller St., allegedly filed a fraudulent insurance claim on April 8 with the Zurich American Insurance Company.
Page 2 of 5 - She was released with an Appearance ticket for Newark Village Court and released.
Man charged with burglary
A Palmyra man was charged Nov. 3 with second-degree burglary, New York state police said.
Guy R. Fernaays, 48, of Stafford St., alleged ly entered a residence in Williamson on Oct. 30 and stole property from within the home.
He was arraigned and sent to the Wayne County Jail without bail due to his status as a twice convicted felon.
Woman charged after dispute
A Sodus woman was charged Nov. 3 with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, New York state police said.
Kristine M. Caraballo, 40, of Union St., allegedly threatened the victim with a socket wrench, and smashed the headlights and taillights of his truck with it, troopers said.
She was arraigned in the Sodus Town Court and released with an order of protection to stay away from the victim.
Man charged with DWI
A Macedon man was charged Nov. 24 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, Macedon police said.
Joseph K. Blankenberg, 34, was stopped for allegedly having a suspended registration while traveling west on Quaker Road in the town of Macedon at about 8 p.m. He was found to have a BAC of .09 percent.
He was issued appearance tickets for Macedon Town Court and released.
Several guns stolen from shop
Wayne County sheriff’s investigators, in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, are looking into a burglary in a Sodus gun shop.
A large quantity of guns were stolen during the overnight hours between Nov. 23 and 24 from Tom’s Guns and Ammo on Steele Road, deputies said.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call investigators at 946-9711.
Man allegedly sells stolen equipment
A Wolcott man was charged Oct. 1 with third-degree grand larceny and making a punishable false statement, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Henry L. Singletary, 60, of Auburn Street, was allegedly hired by Harper Farms in Clyde to scrap a barn and while on the property he took a John Deere skid steer belonging to another farmer, deputies said. Allegedly, he initially lied to investigators, who tracked down the skid steer to a Galen farmer who said he had purchased it from Singletary.
He was arraigned in Lyons Village Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail without bail due to Singletary having several criminal convictions.
The case is expected to go to a grand jury.
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Men charged in burglaries
Two Geneva men were charged Oct. 3 with two counts of petit larceny, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of trespass and one count of third-degree burglary, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Don E. Helstrom, 60, and Sullivan J. Greco, 31, both of William Street, were allegedly involved in burglaries of cottage owners on Creagers Island, deputies said. They were spotted by a boater on the Erie Canal and then stopped by deputies in a truck allegedly loaded up with the missing items.
Helstrom was arraigned in Lyons Village Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $8,000 cash or $16,000 bail bond.
Greco was picked up at the Ontario County Jail, arraigned in Galen Town Court and sent back to jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.
Man allegedly threatens victim
A Butler man was charged Oct. 5 with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Craig H. Carr, 61, of South Butler Road, allegedly damaged property and threatened to do the victim physical harm, deputies said.
He was arraigned in Butler Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of bail. An order of protection was issued.
Man charged in accident with unlicensed youth
A Macedon man was charged Oct. 6 with second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and permitting unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
On Aug. 25, an unlicensed youth was traveling west on Route 441 in Walworth with the owner of the vehicle, Kevin Shoemaker, 41, of View Pointe Drive, Macedon, as a passenger, deputies said. A sheriff’s deputy was coming up from behind the youth’s vehicle with lights and sirens activated when the youth failed to pull over to allow the patrol car to pass and turned left on to Lorraine Drive directly in the path of the deputy, deputies said. The vehicles collided and the vehicle driven by the youth rolled over in the collision and came to rest on its roof.
The youth, Shoemaker and the deputy were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment of injuries.
Shoemaker was issued appearance tickets for Walworth Town Court and released.
The deputy involved in the crash is still out of work and recovering from the injuries.
Roll over leads to arrest
A Macedon man was charged Nov. 5 with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child, New York state police said.
Page 4 of 5 - Scott P. Parsons, 33, of 2176 Canandaigua Road, was involved in a motor vehicle rollover accident at North Wayneport and Quaker roads in Macedon on Oct. 28, and following an investigation, he was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .07 percent.
He was arraigned in Macedon Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.
Man allegedly found with drugs
A Savannah man was charged Nov. 3 with unlawful possession of marijuana, and operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, New York state police said.
Steven J. Snyder, 38, from West Church Street, was stopped on Church Street in Savannah for a registration violation, troopers said. While interviewing Snyder, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle and Snyder was arrested following an investigation.
He was issued appearance tickets for Savannah Town Court and released.
Man allegedly violates probation
A Rochester man was charged Oct. 10 with violating probation, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Aaron L. Brumfield, 20, of 144 Wellington Ave., was arrested on a warrant out of Williamson Town Court after he allegedly violated the terms of his probation, deputies said.
He was arraigned in Williamson Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $1,500 bail bond.
Man arrested for possession drugs
A Sodus man was charged Oct. 6 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance by ultimate user’s original container and unlawful possession of marijuana, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Marcus J. Beane, 27, of 6612 Maxwell Road, was allegedly in possession of an oxycodone pill outside of its original container and without possessing a prescription, deputies said. He was also allegedly found with marijuana.
He was issued appearance tickets for Sodus Town Court and released.
Man found asleep at wheel
A Wolcott man was charged Oct. 17 with felony driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no seat belt, failure to keep right and driving left of pavement markings in a no passing zone, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Christopher W. Hogan, 29, of 12061 Conklin Ave., was charged following a complaint of a truck stuck in a ditch and the driver passed out behind the wheel, deputies said. Hogan allegedly failed field sobriety tests and placed under arrests.
He was arraigned in Lyons Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bail bond.
Man charged with DWI
A Wolcott man was charged Oct. 29 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, imprudent speed and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, New York state police said.
Page 5 of 5 - Trevor W. Gardner, 21, of 5327 Whiskey Hill Road, was charged following an accident on Wolcott Springlake Road in Butler, troopers said. Field sobriety tests revealed Gardner had a BAC of .12 percent.
He was issued appearance tickets for Butler Town Court and released.