Police roundup: This week in crime
Woman arrested on animal cruelty charges
Sheriff's Deputies in Wayne County have arrested a Fairport woman on animal cruelty charges.
Police say 42-year-old Cynthia Scheithauer is accused of leaving her dog and cat in her trailer without any food or water after she moved out several months ago. Investigators found the animals deceased in the trailer, which is located at the Canal Side Trailer Park in the town of Lyons.
Scheithauer was issued an appearance ticket and released. She will answer the charges in Lyons Town Court at a later date.
Savannah man arrested on harassment charge
At 8:52 p.m. Sunday, May 6, Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Robert H. Laird, 36, of the 13600 block of Route 31, Savannah, on charges of harassment in the second degree.
According to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office news release, Laird allegedly grabbed a family member and threatened to drop them off the edge of a porch. Laird was arraigned in the Town Court of Savannah and released on his own recognizance. He will return to answer the charge at a later date.
Deputies arrest Sodus woman on stalking charge
Wayne County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christine M. Holm, 47, of the 200 block of Church Street, Newark, at 10:34 p.m. Monday, May 7 on charges of fourth-degree stalking.
Holm was arrested on a warrant after allegedly calling her ex-boyfriend repeatedly and leaving harassing messages on his answering machine, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office news release.
Holm was arraigned in the Town Court of Sodus and released on her own recognizance. She will answer the charge in court at a later date.
Williamson man arrested on criminal mischief charge
At 6:34 p.m. April 28, Wayne County Sheriff's deputies arrested Matthew J. Smith, 32, of the 6300 block of Stillmeadow Way, Williamson, on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief.
The arrest came after a February 28 investigation of a domestic incident, in which it was alleged that Smith broke several items in his home by throwing them.
Smith was arraigned in the Town Court of Williamson and later released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return at a later date to answer the charge.
Deputies arrest Rochester man on DWI charge
Wayne County Sheriff's deputies arrested Andrew D. Hinkhouse, 36, of Fintray Place, Rochester, at 6:20 p.m. May 2. The charges included driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving with a blood alcohol content of .18 or higher, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to keep right.
Hinkhouse was pulled over on State Route 104 in Butler in response to a vehicle and traffic complaint.
Hinkhouse was arraigned in the Town of Court of Arcadia and subsequently released. Hinkhouse will answer the charges at a later date in the Town Court of Butler.
Geneva man arrested on charges of burglary, more
Deputies arrested a Geneva man accused of stealing jewelry and money from a residence in Arcadia.
Geneva resident Kyle T. Schroeder, 22, of Washington Street, faces second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree larceny charges after his arrest Tuesday, May 8, deputies said.
Deputies say they found and arrested Schroeder in Geneva, following an indictment by a Wayne County Grand Jury charging him in the Dec. 29, 2011 burglary, during which he allegedly took jewelry, money and other items from a residence he had entered during the daytime hours, damaging the home in the process, deputies said.
In the course of the investigation, deputies learned several of the items stolen had been recovered by other police agencies.
Schroeder is now incarcerated in Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bail.
Galen man arrested on drug possession charge
Michael J. Danzey, 27, of 1302 Lockpit Road, Galen, was arrested on multiple vehicle and traffic violations, as well as third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully fleeing.
According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle operated by Danzey, who attempted to elude them before crashing his vehicle into an embankment on Gary Road. Danzey continued to flee on foot, running into a wooded area before being arrested. During the investigation, an amount of cocaine was found in the crash area.
Danzey's vehicle sustained several thousand dollars worth of damage, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Danzey was treated at Newark Wayne Hospital for minor injuries sustained from the crash. He is currently under the supervision of the New York State Division of Parole for prior felony drug convictions.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office was assisted by members of the New York State Police and the Clyde Police Department.
Woman injured in two-car crash
One person received minor injures in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hanley Road and Route 31 the afternoon of Wednesday, May 9, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
One of the drivers was Elizabeth Keifer, of Walworth, who was transported by ambulance to Newark-Wayne Hospital where she was treated and released.
Keifer's vehicle was westbound on Route 31 at about 3:45 p.m. and was slowing for traffic when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Stephen M. Perrone, of Port Gibson, deputies said. No one in Perrone's vehicle was injured.
The sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the Port Gibson Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance Service.
Man was allegedly breaking into cars
A Clyde man was charged May with attempted petit larceny, criminal mischief 4th degree and a public health law violation for possession of a prescription drug out of it's original container, Lyons police said.
Richard E. Teeter, age 41 of 180 West Dezeng Street, was charged on May 13 at about 3 p.m. following an alert neighbor of the New Life Outreach Church located on Williams Street in the village of Lyons contacted Wayne County 911. The neighbor reported a suspicious man in an area used for parking by the church. The report was that the man appeared to be breaking into a car. A responding Lyons Police Officer apprehended the suspicious man allegedly in the process of attempting to use a metal rod to unlock a car. Police established the vehicle belonged to a Sodus couple attending afternoon services.
Teeter allegedly admitted to police he was breaking into the car to steal change, visible on the center counsel. He allegedly stated he was stealing money to support a drug addiction. Teeter had his pit bull dog with him at the time of his arrest. The dog was surrendered to town of Lyons Animal Control.
Lyons police were assisted at the scene by Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies and New York State Police.
Teeter was arraigned by Village Justice Larry Hartwell and sent to Wayne County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bail.
Lyons Police Chief Richard Bogan asks residents of the Village that may have been victims of a larceny over the last two weeks to contact police.
"Teeter had items in his possession at the time of his arrest that lead us to believe he was responsible for a string of car larcenies and at least two burglaries,” Bogan said. "We have had two reports, since his arrest, of crimes were believe he committed. Further charges are pending against Mr. Teeter as we recover stolen property and process physical evidence."