Police roundup: This week in crime
Man charged with sexual abuse
Palmyra — The Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thomas M. Stratton, 21, of 3841 Trolley Road, Lot 26, Palmyra, on April 7, and charged him with first-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching.
Deputies were called to the Palmyra-Macedon Middle School after a student reported an incident involving Stratton to a counselor. It was discovered that Stratton had a 13-year-old female at his house on Jan. 23, and touched her inappropriately.
Stratton was arraigned in Palmyra Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.
Man allegedly fractures victim’s eye socket
Galen — Billy M. Wells Jr., 24, of 12 Pultney St., Geneva, was arrested April 3 by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies for assault.
He was charged with second-degree assault after an investigation into an incident that occurred March 23 in the Black Brook County Park. It is alleged that Wells struck his brother over the head with a metal object, fracturing his eye socket.
Wells was committed to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. His case will be heard in the Galen Town Court.
Man charged for violating court order
Newark — Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bradley J. Serrett, 30, of 310 Washington St., Apt. B48, Newark, on March 27, after it was alleged that he called his ex-wife and harassed her. This violated a refrain from order of protection that was in effect out of Wayne County Family Court.
Serrett was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment. He was arraigned in the Newark Village Court and released on his own recognizance. He is to appear in Newark Village Court at a later date to answer the charges.
Man allegedly chokes girlfriend
Galen — Devin W. Laboda, 18, of 310 Elm St., Clyde, was arrested March 24 for criminal obstruction of breathing after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. It is alleged that Laboda went to Donselaar’s Bowling Alley in Clyde where his girlfriend was and had a verbal argument with her, then grabbed her by her throat, choking her. Laboda was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment. He was arraigned in Galen Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of bail. He is to appear in Galen Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.
Man charged with larceny
Ontario — A Webster man was charged Feb. 4 with second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Jeffrey A. Eckleben, 30, of 117 Deerhurst Lane, in July and August of 2012, allegedly took two of his mother’s credit cards and used them to purchase several hundred dollars worth of gasoline, clothes and gift cards, deputies said. He later allegedly traded the gift cards in at area pawn shops for cash.
Page 2 of 3 - He was issued appearance tickets for Ontario Town Court and released.
Man allegedly found with drugs
Lyons — A Lyons man was charged Feb. 5 with no signal, uninspected motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana, New York state police.
Calvin G Betts, 25, was stopped after troopers allegedly saw him turn onto Route 14 without signaling, troopers said. A traffic stop was initiated and investigation led to his arrest.
He was issued appearance tickets for Lyons Village Court and released.
Man charged with DWI
Lyons — A Sodus man was charged Feb. 2 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, failing to dim his headlights, operating out of restrictions, open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, suspended registration and operating without insurance, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Dustin C. Bristol, 19, of 43 Sergeant St., was allegedly traveling south on Maple Street Road in Lyons and failed to dim his headlights when following a sheriff’s patrol car, deputies said. Further investigation revealed he allegedly had an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle and was driving out of his restrictions on his license. They also discovered he was allegedly driving with a suspended registration for a lapse in insurance, deputies said.
He was issued appearance tickets for Lyons Town Court and released.
Man allegedly exposed himself to teen
Sodus — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Roderick Q. Morris, 16, of Sodus, for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child.
On March 11, it is alleged that while Morris was in a classroom at Sodus Central High School, he approached a 15-year-old female and pulled down his pants exposing the private area. This was witnessed by another 15-year-old female. School officials contacted the Sheriff’s Office for the investigation. Deputies made the arrest and released Morris on appearance tickets for Sodus Court on a later date.
The school administration is currently in the process of having a hearing on this incident.
Alleged drunk driver nabbed
Palmyra — Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael W. Bell, 35, of Huntley Road in Marion, for felony driving while intoxicated.
It was determined that Bell was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated when deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Maple Avenue in Palmyra. Bell was arraigned in Palmyra Town Court and remanded to Wayne County Jail with no bail.
Bell is to appear in Palmyra Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.
Man allegedly found with drugs
Wolcott — Robert S. Terry, 49, of 12048 E. Main St., Wolcott, was arrested March 16 by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped on Ridge Road in Huron for an equipment violation. During the stop, cocaine could be observed in the ashtray of the vehicle that was being operated by Jiri Newport, 68, of 11047 Wilson Road, Wolcott.
Page 3 of 3 - Terry was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of marijuana and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Newport was issued for the equipment violation and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and released.
Terry was arraigned in Galen Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail with no bail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the New York State Police and the Wolcott Police Department.
Wayne-NET charges Arcadia man
ARCADIA — Wayne County Narcotics Enforcement Team announce the arrest of Overton “Obie” Johnson, 17, of Sweed Road, Arcadia, following the investigation into the sales and distribution of the narcotic drug, cocaine.
Johnson is accused of selling cocaine to undercover officers in the town of Arcadia over the last several months. Johnson was indicted by a Wayne County Grand Jury on four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and four counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
He is being held at the Wayne County Jail pending the next Wayne County Court session.