Includes reports received from Yates County Sheriff’s Department, Penn Yan Police Department, and New York State Police. It should be noted that these reports merely indicate that someone has been charged with an offense, and the use of the term “arrest” does not always mean someone was put in jail. These reports do not indicate guilt.

In the early morning hours of May 30, Penn Yan Police responded to a suicidal subject threatening to jump off the railroad trestle in Penn Yan. Officers responded and developed a rapport with the subject. The person had climbed over the railing and was hanging from the outside of the bridge. Officers were able to convince the person to climb back over the railing and they were safely removed from the bridge. The Penn Yan Fire Department, Penn Yan Ambulance, Yates County Sheriff’s Office, and Medic 55 all assisted at the scene.

Robert W. Parish, 34, of Penn Yan, was arrested by Penn Yan Police June 8 after an investigation revealed that he had violated a stay away order protection by being at the residence stipulated in the order. Robert was charged with 2nd degree criminal contempt and released on an appearance ticket for Penn Yan Village Court.

Brandon J. Thompson, 28, of Penn Yan, was arrested June 8 by Penn Yan Police, charged with 4th degree criminal mischief and 2nd degree harassment from two separate incidents. It is alleged he caused damage to a window frame on a house, and in another incident subjected a village resident to unwanted physical contact. Thompson was issued a criminal summons to village court. 

Wesley S. Stuttle, 26, of Penn Yan, was arrested June 9 by Penn Yan Police Officers after a traffic stop when he was found with marijuana. He was charged with 2nd degree unlawful possession and was released on an appearance ticket.

The Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol responded to a 911 call for help from stranded boaters at 2:42 a.m. June 10 from the middle of Seneca Lake. Thomas E. DeJohn, 57, of Windsor reported that he and six family members were stranded three miles south of Severne Point where his boat had broken down before 10 p.m. They had attempted to reach shore unsuccessfully and the the weather was turning with a possible storm approaching. Marine Patrol members responded from home for the rescue, and located the stranded boat. None of the occupants were injured, and the vessel was towed to the Severne Point boat launch. DeJohn was driven to his home to retrieve his vehicle and boat trailer. Lieutenant Ed Nemitz stated, “It was a combination of sound decisions from the road patrol and E911 Supervisors and dedicated Marine Patrol Officers who responded to the incident, which led to a successful outcome.” 

Nicole R. McLoud, 33, of Penn Yan, was arrested by Penn Yan Police after she allegedly threw trash from her vehicle towards a pedestrian June 3 while driving on Central Ave. McLoud was served with a criminal summons for littering to village court.

Kent A. Massecar, 60, of Clark Road, Middlesex, was arrested June 11 by Yates County Deputies after allegedly pushing a Town of Middlesex resident during a domestic incident, causing an injury (laceration). Massecar was charged with 2nd degree harassment and held for Centralized Arraignment Court for the purpose of issuing an Order of Protection.

Christopher Burns, 42, of Elm St., Penn Yan, was charged June 12 by Penn Yan Police with 3rd degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) for driving with a suspended license. He was released with an appearance ticket for village court. 

Nicole K. Hubert, 19, of West Swamp Road, Stanley, was charged with 3rd degree AUO, driving without insurance, and driving with a suspended registration June 12 by Penn Yan Police. She has no N.Y. license, her N.J. license was suspended, and she has no valid insurance. She was released with appearance tickets for village court. 

Richard M. Siesto Jr., 35, an inmate of the Yates County Jail, was arrested June 12 by Yates County Sheriff’s Office Investigators who discovered he had been contacting a person who was the subject of a court order of protection, as well as others who were also under similar orders. With a prior conviction for the 2nd degree criminal contempt last year in Ontario County, the new charges rise to a felony. Siesto was charged with six counts of felony 1st degree criminal contempt, arraigned, and remanded back to jail. 

Anthony R. Vanderwalker, 27, of Schroon Lake, was arrested for felony drunk driving June 13 by Yates County Deputies following a complaint of a sick or intoxicated driver in Penn Yan. Smelling of alcohol, Vanderwalker failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the county jail for a chemical test. The above charge is a felony due to a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years. Vanderwalker was also arrested by Penn Yan Police June 13 for public lewdness after he urinated on the wall of a local business. He was held at the county jail to await arraignment court.

Jeffery A. McClain, 32, of Main St., Dundee, was arrested June 13 by Yates County Deputies dispatched to the Outlet Road in Penn Yan, for a male lying on the ground unconscious. McClain had a warrant from the Town of Starkey Court for 2nd degree criminal contempt and 4th degree criminal mischief stemming from a June 2 domestic incident. He was held at the county jail to await arraignment court.

Christopher M. Aumick, 35, of Elmwood Pl., Geneva, was arrested for drunk driving at 1:30 a.m. June 14 by Yates County Deputies after being stopped for an infraction on Pre-Emption Road. Smelling of alcohol, he failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the county jail for a breath test. Aumick was charged with common law DWI, aggravated DWI with a 0.18% BAC or greater, and parking on a highway. He was later released with tickets to appear in Benton Town Court.

Shannon Rosemeier, 33, of South Ave., Penn Yan, was arrested June 14 by Penn Yan Police investigating drugs found at a local business. It was discovered to be Rosemeier’s property, including suboxone with no prescription, several needles, and other paraphernalia. She was charged with 7th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. She was processed at PYPD and released with appearance tickets for village court.