Cases heard in Yates County Criminal Court recently include:
Jessica Waddington, 42, on probation transferred from Livingston County for her 2017 conviction on 1st degree offering a false instrument for filing (class E felony), pled guilty to violating probation by her arrest in Penn Yan last October for harassment and resisting arrest, and for failing to pay the $2,380 in restitution plus fees on her original conviction. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, restored to probation which was extended by her time of delinquency and with an added condition of no use of alcohol or other substances, and not to frequent places that sell alcohol.
MICHAEL LANGDON, 28, charged with DWAI by drugs with a prior conviction within 10 years (class E felony), 7th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and failure to keep right, accepted a plea bargain for the top count alone. Facing 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison, he admitted that in a traffic stop in March, he had cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other substances in his system while driving, and had a previous conviction for the same last year. Now in recovery and employed, he was promised a sentence of 90 days of Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program (SWEAP) work detail incarceration, 5 years probation, a $1,000 fine plus surcharges and DNA registry fee, license revocation, and to attend the next drunk driver Victim Impact Panel.
Jalil Hernandez, 26, convicted of DWI with a previous conviction within 10 years, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, a $1,600 fine plus surcharges and DNA registry fee, license revocation, and a 3-year conditional discharge ordering use of an alcohol ignition interlock device. Hernandez had a prior prison sentence for attempted robbery and was on probation for a prior DWI. He was assessed by Probation as at the greatest risk for reoffending.
Nicholas Varricchio, 19, charged with 2nd degree burglary (class C felony), waived grand jury proceedings and accepted a plea bargain for attempted 2nd degree burglary (class D felony) in exchange for a sentence of 6 months in jail and 5 years probation. He and an unnamed 17-YEAROLD MALE accomplice, were arrested Nov. 16 by New York State Police following investigation of an Oct. 2 burglary in Italy.
ALEX ZIRIADA, 25, charged with 4th degree grand larceny (class E felony), waived grand jury proceedings and accepted a plea bargain in exchange for a reduced sentence. Facing 1-3 years in prison, he admitted to finding a debit card on the Outlet Trail and using it for purchases. He was promised a sentence of no more than 90 days in jail and 5 years probation, $250 restitution plus surcharges and fees. His release was continued until sentencing April 7.