Staff reports

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.

JOHN JOHNSTON III, 40, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. June 4 after Yates County deputies identified him at Byrne Dairy in Penn Yan. He had an active arrest warrant out of Potter Town Court, charging him with second-degree criminal contempt, first-degree criminal contempt, and second-degree aggravated harassment. Johnston was taken into custody and held at the Yates County Jail to await arraignment.

A three-car accident occurred at 3:19 p.m. June 4 on Route 364 near Carrol Road in the Town of Benton. Yates County sheriff’s deputies, Penn Yan Ambulance, Medic 55, Penn Yan Fire Dept., and New York State Police responded. Investigation revealed that JENNIFER L. FORGUE, 44, of Warren St., Rushville, was traveling west on Route 364 when her vehicle collided with two vehicles parked on the side of the road. One was unoccupied and was sideswiped, sustaining minor damage. The second, occupied by LORI TOWNER, 59, and WALTER RAU, 66, both of Avoca, was rear ended by Forgue’s vehicle, which then continued west for several hundred feet before entering the ditch and overturning. Forgue, Towner, and Rau were all treated and released at the scene for minor bumps and bruising. Forgue failed standardized field sobriety tests, was arrested for DWI and moving from lane unsafely, and was taken to the Yates County Jail for a chemical test. She was later released with appearance tickets for Benton Town Court later.

Penn Yan Police ticketed KAREN J. NISSEN, of Penn Yan, for allowing her dog to run at large after it was found running on a neighbor’s property.  Police had previously issued her with warnings about the dog being at large and biting another dog.  She will appear in Penn Yan Village Court later.

LISA M. ROGERS, 32, of Auburn, was arrested by Penn Yan Police on a warrant for five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was charged after she allegedly left her children unsupervised for hours at a local hotel.  After she failed to appear in village court on the charges, the warrant was issued.  She was held pending arraignment.

TINO M. RIVAS, 48, of Penn Yan, was arrested June 5 by Penn Yan Police after an investigation into an incident that occurred June 1 on Lake St. where he allegedly threatened bodily harm to another person, and during the Police investigation at the scene, continued to shout profanities in a public place.  Rivas was issued a criminal summons charging him with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct. He will answer the charges in village court later.

MICHAEL V. THOMPSON, 34, of Penn Yan, was arrested June 5 by New York State Police investigating a child pornography case reported last October. He was charged with two felony sex crimes: promotion of a sexual performance by a child (class D felony) and possession of a sexual performance by a child (class E felony). He was held for arraignment.

License & registration offenses in Penn Yan

COLLIN D. O’MALLEY, 23, of Fairport, was ticketed with driving with a suspended registration.  

CHARLES B. GLADLE III, 48, of Stanley, was ticketed with driving with a suspended registration.

BENITA J. PIELOW, 60, of Penn Yan, was ticketed with driving with a suspended license and registration.  

LAURA M. DICAMPLI, 33, of Naples, was ticketed with driving a suspended license.  

KATHRYN ANDERSON, 33, of Geneva, was ticketed with driving with a revoked license.

DEAN W. JACKSON, 41, of Horseheads, was ticketed with driving with a suspended registration.  

All were released with appearance tickets for Penn Yan Village Court.

JOSEPH S. TRACY, 50, of Athens, Pa., was charged June 6 by State Troopers with drunk driving in the Town of Milo. He was charged with misdemeanor common law DWI and DWI with a BAC of .08% or greater, and was later released with appearance tickets for town court.

CHANCLER R. SIMPSON, 40, of Penn Yan, was arrested by Penn Yan Police for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after they found him with a shotgun. Simpson was previously convicted of an offense that precludes him from owning firearms. He was issued an appearance ticket for village court and released. Police confiscated the firearm and it remains in police possession.

JARED W. ANDREWS, 31, of Geneva, was arrested by Penn Yan Police in connection with an incident May 18 when he allegedly emailed a person who has an court order of protection against him. Andrews admitted to emailing that person, turned himself in at PYPD, and was charged with aggravated family offense and first-degree criminal contempt. Andrews was processed and released with appearance tickets for village court later.

ROBERT M. JOHNSTON, 56, of Route 14A, Geneva was arrested June 9 by Yates County deputies who responded to Thistle Street in Benton for a report of an intoxicated driver who had run out of gas. On arrival, deputies found Johnston in the roadway smelling of alcohol. He failed field sobriety and chemical tests, and was charged with DWI, DWI with a .08% BAC or greater, and parking on pavement. He was released to a third party with appearance tickets for Benton Town Court later.