Yates County Sheriff Report for August 20, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Joshua Ripley, 27, of Hall was charged with speed unreasonable in a special hazard area and aggravated unlicensed operation (second degree) on Aug. 12.  Ripley was involved in a two car property damage accident on Plum Point in the Town of Milo. It was discovered he was driving with a revoked license. Ripley was arraigned in Milo Town Court and placed in jail on $1,500 bail.

Seth M. Barbour, 22, of 28 West Ave., Naples was arrested on Aug. 12 for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation (third degree). Barbour was stopped on State Route 245 in the Town of Middlesex for speeding. Investigation showed that his drivers license was suspended. He was issued tickets to appear in Town of Middlesex Court.

Sandra C. Dinich, 38 of 4917 Hillcrest Drive, Dundee was arrested on Aug. 13 for criminal mischief (fourth degree).  Dinich was arrested by Yates County Deputies after an investigation into an incident reported on Aug. 9 in which the rear window of a 2008 Chevy pick-up truck had been broken out. Dinich shot the window out with a BB gun in retaliation for an argument earlier in the day with an associate of the owner of the vehicle. She was issued an appearance ticket to answer charges in Village of Dundee Court.

Joshua J. Woodruff, 21, of 120 Walnut St., Penn Yan was arrested on Aug. 11 for criminal sale of a controlled substance (third degree) and criminal possession of a controlled substance (third degree). The charges stem from Woodruff selling controlled substances to police agents earlier this year. Penn Yan Police also assisted in the investigation. Woodruff was arraigned in Yates County Court before Judge W. Patrick Falvey and committed to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

Clayton J. Moore, 27, of 104 Keuka St., Penn Yan, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation (third degree) and uninspected vehicle.  Deputy Chad Betts stopped Moore on State Route 14A in the Town of Benton on Aug. 14 at 6:36 a.m. for the traffic infraction. A background check of his driver’s license revealed it was suspended. Moore was transported to the Town of Torrey Court for arraignment and released. He is scheduled to answer charges in Town of Benton Court.

Nichole A. McArdle, 20, of 609 Kelly Drive, Farmington, Mark Saxby, 19, of 35 Gilbert St., Rushville and Ryan T. Bergman, 20 of Middlesex were arrested on Aug. 15 at 3:08 a.m. for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. Yates County Deputies Sgt. Derek Blumbergs, Chad Betts and Jeff Rider responded to 1352 Upper Hill Road in the Town of Middlesex for a complaint. The defendants were present at the residence and had consumed alcohol. McArdle, Saxby and Bergman were issued appearance tickets for Middlesex Town Court.

Steve W. Adkins, 48 of 337 Fitch Road, Rushville, was arrested on Aug. 17 for menacing (second degree) and harassment (second degree). Deputies responded to Fitch Road in the Town of Potter for a complaint of a man with a knife. Adkins was arrested without incident after a complaint was received from a Town of Potter woman alleging that Adkins had threatened to cut her throat while having a pocket knife exposed to her. Adkins allegedly choked the victim and prevented her from calling for help. He was arraigned in Town of Potter Court and remanded to the Yates County Jail on bail.

Douglas A. Grover, Jr., 38, of 1251 E. Swamp Road, Penn Yan was arrested on Aug. 17 for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after Deputies Kevin Crofoot, Sean Lamphier and Brad Quayle responded to a one car accident on East Swamp Road in the Town of Potter. A vehicle driven by Grover struck a curve chevron sign, causing damage. Grover, who fled the scene was located on Voorhees Road a short time later. He was placed through field sobriety tests and found to be intoxicated. He was taken to the Yates County Public Safety Building for chemical tests. Grover was then arraigned in Town of Potter Court and committed to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.