Yates County Sheriff Report for December 17, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Kenneth A. Smith, 38, of 4281 Friend Road, Penn Yan was arrested on Dec. 8 for menacing (second degree) and criminal contempt (second degree). Smith was arrested on a warrant issued out of the Town of Milo by Ontario County deputies and turned over to Yates County deputies.  Smith allegedly had a confrontation earlier in the month in the Town of Milo with another man. There was an order of protection for Smith not to have contact with the other man.  He was arraigned in Town of Benton Court and remanded to the Yates County Jail on bail. Smith will answer charges in Milo Court.

Yates County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dundee Central School student on Dec. 8.  The 16-year-old youthful offender was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, harassment (second degree) and disorderly conduct.  The student attended a football playoff game in Buffalo as a spectator and allegedly became upset with the chaperones on the bus ride home.  The student used obscene and abusive language in front of younger students and parents and also threatened to hurt one of the chaperones. The student was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges. 

Brandon J. Thompson, 16, of Penn Yan and Joseph C. Badamy, Jr., 17 of Dresden were were charged with harassment (second degree) on Dec. 11 in connection with an incident on a Penn Yan School bus. Sgt. Derek Blumbergs, Investigator Mike Christensen, Deputy Ken Kamholtz, Penn Yan School Resource Office Jeff Dawes and Penn Yan Police officers responded to a complaint from a Penn Yan School bus driver who had stopped on State Route 14 A near Rasmussen Road to quell a fight that had broken out among several students. 

Investigation revealed that Thompson and Badamy had allegedly punched another youth several times about the face and body for reporting that Thompson was throwing water on the bus.  Thompson and Badamy were removed from the bus and taken to the Yates County Public Safety Building for an interview. Both were released to answer charges in Benton Town Court. The youth who was punched received a black eye but did not require medical treatment. Investigation is continuing.

Jason W. Cschauer, 31 of 10264 Ryan Hollow Road, Cohocton was arrested on Dec. 11 for aggravated unlicensed operation (third degree) and speeding.  Cschauer was stopped for speeding on State Route 364 in the Town of Potter.  A background check revealed he had a suspended license.  He was arraigned in Town of Potter Court and remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $300 cash bail.  He will answer charges at a later date.