Yates County Sheriff Report for February 6, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Jason J. O’Beirne, 31, of 122 Elm Drive, Rochester was arrested on Jan. 30 for aggravated harassment second degree.  O’Beirne was picked up by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department on the authority of an arrest warrant issued by the Town of Jerusalem Justice.  Paperwork was filed in Jerusalem Court early in January after a town resident complained O’Beirne had made a harassing phone call to the residence.  Yates County Sheriff Deputies traveled to Rochester and returned O’Beirne to the county for arraignment.  He was placed in Yates County Jail in lieu of $2500 cash bail.  The court will hear the case in early February.

James E. French, 42, of 3860 Orchard St., Walworth was charged on Jan. 30 with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Deputies stopped French on State Route 14 near City Hill Road in the Town of Torrey for traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. During the course of the traffic stop, French was found to be in possession of marijuana.  He was released on an appearance ticket to answer charges in Torrey Town Court.

James C. Arthurs, 55, of 94 Hollister St., Dundee was charged on Jan. 31 with rape second degree. The charge follows an investigation by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office into an incident that occurred in November 2007 in the Village of Dundee involving a 22-year-old female Yates County resident.  He was arraigned in Village of Dundee Court and held on $10,000 cash or $20,000 fully secured bond.

Barry L. Lawrence, 68, of 113 Cherry St. Penn Yan, was arrested for aggravated harassment second degree on Feb. 1. The Yates County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a Town of Jerusalem resident, who had received a threatening photo in the mail. An investigation into the complaint led to the arrest.  Lawrence was issued an appearance ticket to answer charges at a later date.

Tiffany M. Kays, 26, of 100 McKinley Ave.,  Apt. 125, was arrested Feb. 2 for offering a false instrument for filing first degree (class E felony) and welfare fraud fifth degree (class A misdemeanor). The Yates County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen regarding a possible welfare fraud.  Investigation revealed unreported income or “under the table work.” by an individual. Kays was issued an appearance ticket for Penn Yan Village Court.