Penn Yan Village Police Reports for Jan. 9, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Edward G. Hicks, 39, of 117 Hicks St., Penn Yan was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana at 6:57 p.m. Dec. 28 after Penn Yan Police officers found a sandwich bag containing marijuana in Hicks’s vehicle. He was issued a ticket to appear in Penn Yan Village Court.

Gilberto Melendez-Cintron, 29, of 110 Water St. Apt. #3, Penn Yan, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and assault third degree at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute and found Melendez-Cintron, in an apparently intoxicated state, carrying a 3-month-old child down a flight of stairs. He attempted to push past police. An investigation revealed he assaulted a female who was treated at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and released. The infant was not injured.

Melendez-Cintron was arraigned by Justice Danny Hibbard and committed to Yates County Jail on $2,500 cash/$5,000 bond. Police were assisted by the New York State Police during the intial arrest.

Two 15-year-old juveniles were charged with third degree burglary, third degree grand larceny and fourth degree grand larceny at 2 p.m. Jan. 4. Village police officers on patrol noticed snowmobile tracks on the ground in Lakeview Cemetery and followed the tracks down the Outlet Trail, where they came across two abandoned snowmobiles in a wooded area between the boat launch and the junior football field. Police determined the snowmobiles came from a storage building on Liberty Street, and while checking the building, found a lower door that had been forced open. Subsequent investigation led police to the two 15-year-olds, where they recovered the keys to the snowmobiles. Both were released to their parents and will appear at the Yates County Probation Department regarding a juvenile delinquency proceeding in Yates County Family Court.