Police roundup: This week in crime
Elderly couple hurt after crash Monday
MANCHESTER — An investigation is continuing for the cause of a two-vehicle crash that left two people hurt Monday morning near Hill Cumorah.
Geral J. Scheer, 86, of 3034 Bonnie Lane, Palmyra, was southbound on Route 21 when he skidded into two opposite lanes of traffic and was struck by an oncoming truck with snow plow, according to Ontario County sheriff’s deputies.
Scheer, who complained of back pain, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by Shortsville Ambulance.
His passenger, Dorothy J. Scheer, 85, also was taken to Strong by Finger Lakes Ambulance after complaining of side pain, deputies said.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Men allegedly flee police
MACEDON — Two men were charged petit larceny, Macedon police said.
Ryan J. Grantham, 22, of Gates, and TC Serrell Smith, 36, of Rochester, allegedly stole an iPad and clothing items from the Macedon Walmart, then tried to flee police briefly before crashing the vehicle they were driving in a residential neighborhood of Perinton, police said. The pair allegedly fled on foot with a third vehicle occupant. All three were taken into custody shortly after the crash, by assisting Monroe and Wayne County Sheriff deputies, police said. It was later determined, the third person was not involved in any offense and was released.
Grantham was charged additionally charged with fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle.
Both men were arraigned in Macedon Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.
Man allegedly violates court order
MACEDON — A Palmyra man was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment, Macedon police said.
Nathaniel T. Clay allegedly on Feb. 14 mailed a box of chocolates and card to the victim who had an order of protection against him, police said.
Clay was already in the Wayne County Jail on other charges. He was arraigned on the new charges and remanded back to the jail.
Man allegedly crashes stolen car
MACEDON — An Ontario man was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, Macedon police said.
Matthew J. Randall allegedly on March 19 stole a vehicle from the victim and was then involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Crandall was already in the Wayne County Jail on other charges. He was arraigned on the new charge and remanded back to jail.
Man allegedly headbutts victim
PALMYRA — A Palmyra man was charged April 21 with harassment, Palmyra police said.
James F. Connors, 46, of 123 Fayette St., allegedly, while in an argument with a victim, headbutted another victim who attempted to intervene, burning her face with the cigarette in was holding in his mouth, police said.
Page 2 of 3 - He was arraigned in Palmyra Village Court and released on his own recognizance. A refrain from order of protection was issued.
Man charged with DWI
PALMYRA — A Farmington man was charged April 15 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, failing to stop at a stop sign, having no headlights and driving out of class, Palmyra police said.
Jason E. Gray, 33, of 5110 Maxwell Road, was allegedly stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign and not using his headlights and found to be under the influence of alcohol, police said. Field sobriety tests revealed his BAC was .14 percent. It was also discovered he was driving with a learner’s permit.
He was issued appearance tickets for Palmyra Village Court and released.
Crash leads to DWI arrest
PALMYRA — A Palmyra woman was charged April 12 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to keep right, Palmyra police said.
Joan DeCann, 59, of 352 W. Jackson St., allegedly struck another vehicle and then left the scene, police said. She was located at the intersection of West Jackson and Tremont streets. Field sobriety tests revealed she had a BAC of .12 percent.
She was issued appearance tickets and released to her husband.
Man charged with robbery
PALMYRA — A Palmyra man was charged April 11 with third-degree robbery, a felony, first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment, Palmyra police said.
David W. Pechler, 56, of 4577 Route 31, allegedly violated a stay away order of protection, entered the victim’s home and forcibly took her cell phone, causing her to hit her head and cut her finger, police said. Pechler then allegedly fled the scene.
He was later stopped by Wayne County sheriff’s deputies and returned to Palmyra where he was arraigned in Palmyra Village Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail without bail.
Man charged with larceny
PALMYRA — a Newark man was charged April 7 with petit larceny, Palmyra police said.
Daniel Vandewalle Jr., 32, of 5731 Stuart Ave., allegedly took an $8 cell phone charger from the Dollar General in Palmyra without paying for it, police said.
He was issued an appearance ticket and released.
Man charged with possessing weapon
ONTARIO — An Ontario man was charged April 16 with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Zachary L. Decker, 18, was allegedly found to have rifle ammunition in his vehicle during a police detail at Wayne Central High School, deputies said. A further search revealed he also had a 12 gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle. The charge stems from having the guns on school property, deputies said.
Page 3 of 3 - He was issued an appearance ticket for Ontario Town Court and released.
Man charged with burglary
MANCHESTER — A Newark man was charged April 8 with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, Ontario County sheriff’s deputies said.
Jacob Follett, 24, of 169 Sherman Ave., allegedly entered a dwelling by kicking in the front door, deputies said. Follett was physically removed from the residence by the homeowner who was wakened by the noise.
Follett was located by deputies in an enclosed porch of a second residence. That incident is still under investigation, deputies said.
He was arraigned in Manchester Town Court and sent to the Ontario County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.
Two charged with promoting contraband
CANANDAIGUA — Deputies say an investigation led to charges for a mother from Canandaigua, and her daughter, who is from Newark and in jail for an unrelated charge.
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies said that in March 2012, Leighanne M. Attridge-Kuchinik, 22, of 372 Union St., Newark, and her mother, Joanne M. Attridge, 57, of 4895 North Road, Canandaigua, were arraigned on two counts of first-degree promoting prison contraband.
An investigation revealed that on Nov. 13 and 20, 2011, per Attridge-Kuchinik’s request, Attridge allegedly passed a controlled substance in the form of suboxone strips to Attridge-Kuchinik during a jail visit.
Both mother and daughter pleaded guilty to the charges and are to reappear in Ontario County Court later for sentencing.
Man charged with DWI
ONTARIO — An Ontario man was charged April 20 with speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance by ultimate user of the original container in which it was dispensed, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Justin Elliot, 21, of 1767 Ridge Road, was stopped for speeding on Ridge Road in Ontario and found to be under the influence of alcohol, deputies said. Upon his arrest, he was also found to have amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
He was arraigned in Williamson Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail on bail.
Man charged with stealing
WALWORTH — A Gananda man was charged April 18 with petit larceny, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.
Jeremiah M. J. Piano, 27, of Evergreen Hills Drive, allegedly took a can of Monster energy drink from The Station and left without paying for it, deputies said.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Walworth Town Court and released.