Yates County Sheriff Report for February 20, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Riley M. Smith, 18, of 13 Warren St., Saratoga Springs, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 and possession of marijuana on Feb. 14.  Deputies were called by Keuka College Security to Davis Hall around 11 p.m.  Smith was found in possession of a glass water pipe that contained marijuana residue.  Further investigation revealed he was also in possession of a six-pack of beer.  He was issued a ticket to appear in Town of Jerusalem Court.

Victoria A. Hunter, 54, of 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, was arrested for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation second degree on Feb. 15.  Hunter was stopped for a speeding violation on Ferguson Corners Road in the Town of Potter.  A background check on her driver’s license revealed it had been revoked due to a prior alcohol conviction.  She was arraigned in Potter Court and is being held in the Yates County Jail on bail.

An eligible youthful offender was arrested on Feb. 15 after striking another student in the face while in the cafeteria at the Dundee Central School.  The student was issued an appearance ticket to answer charges at a later date.

Nicholas A. Reynolds, 24, of 10 Tuscarora Ave., Geneseo, was stopped on Assembly Avenue in the Town of Jerusalem for having insufficient tail lights.  A computer check of this drivers license revealed it had been suspended. Reynolds was arraigned in Town of Jerusalem Court.

Mary R. Henderson, 18, of 2932 State Route 14A was arrested on Feb. 16 for DWAI, possession of alcohol under 21 and failure to maintain lane.  Henderson was stopped on the Lower West Lake Road in the Town of Jerusalem for a traffic violation.  An odor of alcohol was detected and she was placed through a series of field sobriety tests.  She was then transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test.  She was issued tickets to appear in Jerusalem Town Court.

Dustin R. Hillegear, 20, of Lower West Lake Road, Penn Yan was charged on Feb. 16 with criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree and unlawful possession of alcohol under 21. Hillegear was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic infraction.  He was found to have consumed an alcoholic beverage in the Village of Penn Yan earlier in the evening.  During processing for the ABC violation Hillegear was found to be in possession of a gravity (butterfly) knife which is unlawful in New York State.  He was arrested without incident and released on an appearance ticket to answer charges in Town of Jerusalem Court in early March.

Curtis C. Johnson, 25, of 48 Hollister St., Dundee, was charged with DWI, failure to keep right and not having a sticker affixed.  Johnson was operating a vehicle on Chubb Hollow Road around midnight when he lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch.  He was placed through field sobriety tests and then transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test which resulted in a reading over the legal limit.  Johnson was processed and released to appear in Barrington Town Court to answer charges.

Timothy W. Acord, 37, of 946 State Route 247, Rushville was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest followed a joint investigation by the Yates County Department of Social Services Child Protection Unit and the Sheriff’s Office into a hotline call reporting a 7-year-old child with bruising and marks on his neck. The child reported his father had grabbed him by the neck, causing him to have difficulty breathing while they were doing homework.  Acord will answer charges in Town of Potter Court.

Jeffrey and Windy D. Bivens, both 39, of 3619 Himrod Road, were charged on Feb. 16 with endangering the welfare of a child.  A tip was received from a concerned citizen and a subsequent investigation into a 7-year-old child not attending school as required led to the arrest. They were issued an appearance ticket to answer charges in Dundee Village Court on Feb. 27.