Yates County Sheriff Report for March 4, 2009

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Denise M. Vanzile, 34, 110 Wagner St., Apt. A, Penn Yan, was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) of a motor vehicle at 1 p.m. Feb. 25. She was arrested after investigation into an accident that occured on Feb. 17 showed that her driving privileges in New York were suspended. She was issued a ticket to appear in Benton Town Court.

Christopher R. McCracken, 48, 1731 Flat St., Penn Yan, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated (DWI), felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right and unlicensed operation on Feb. 26. Deputy Brandon Jensen says a hit and run motor vehicle accident was reported by a Milo resident and the deputy on the scene stated the vehicle should have front end grill damage and was seen headed south on State Route 54. Deputies located a vehicle matching that description near the county line. It was determined the vehicle was the one that left the scene. McCracken was put through a series of field sobriety tests and found to be in an intoxicated condition. He was transported to the Yates County jail and held for arraignment. The felony DWI charge stems from a previous conviction of DWI on Feb. 25, 2008 and the felony AUO stems from driving privileges being revoked from that DWI  and for failing to submit to a chemical test on Dec. 19, 2007.

David H. Whetham, 38, 2612 State Route 8, West Winfield was charged with second degree criminal contempt at 3 p.m. Feb. 25. Deputy Randy Andrews reports officers responded to a Dundee location with representatives from the Yates County Department of Social Services (DSS) for a possible violation of a court order of protection. Whetham was in violation due to being in the company of two individuals who were protected by the order. He was arraigned in Dundee Village Court and remanded on bail to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash/$4,000 bond.

John D. Mullaney, 21, 22 Grove St., Hannawa Falls, was charged with second degree reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor and second degree criminal nuisance, a class B misdemeanor on Feb. 26 at Keuka College. Deputy Patrick Manahan reports Mullaney was arrested following the investigation into a Feb. 20 fire in room 211 of Space Hall. Mullaney allegedly started the fire which damaged a door and other items in the room. At the time of the fire, the dormitory was occupied by numerous students who had to be evacuated from the building for an extended period of time. Mullaney was issued a ticket to appear in Jerusalem Court.

Douglas Grover, Jr., 40, of 1251 East Swamp Road, Penn Yan, was charged with DWI, .08 percent or greater, common law DWI and violation of restrictions after he was involved in a one car motor vehicle accident at 10:51 Feb. 26 in the town of Potter. Grover was located at his residence. An odor of alcoholic beverage was detected coming from the defendant’s breath, reports Deputy Chad Betts. Grover was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test. He was released on traffic tickets to appear in Potter Court.

Stephan D. Whipple, 19, 4595 County Road 1, Canandaigua, was charged with DWI, .08 percent or greater, common law DWI, falsely reporting an incident and leaving he scene of an accident on Feb. 28 in the Town of Middlesex. Whipple was involved in a one car property damage accident on State Route 364 in Middlesex. He fled the scene and was located at 1182 State Route 245 in the Town of Middlesex, where he falsely reported the accident to the Yates County 911 center via cell phone. Deputy Chad Betts reports that Whipple was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test. He was arraigned in Middlesex Town Court and is held on cash bail.

Tyler N. Thomas, 18, 25 Yacht Club Drive, Canandaigua, Kyle A. Trickey, 18, 1182 Main S., Middlesex and Britney J. Giguere, 16, 26 S. Main St., Rushville, were all charged with unlawful possession of alcohol with intent to consume, under the age of 21 at 2 a.m. Feb. 28. Sgt. Patrick Manahan reports while investigating an unrelated incident, deputies discovered the three had possession of and had consumed alcoholic beverages at the above address. Giguere was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, as she was found to be in possession of a glass pipe containing marijuana residue. They were all issued tickets to appear in Middlesex Town Court.

Matthew J. Inscho, 26, 3813 Houck Road, Himrod, was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended New York and Virginia license on Feb. 28 on State Route 14A in Milo. Sgt. Ed Nemitz reports Inscho was stopped for speeding and was found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. He was arraigned in Milo Town Court and remanded to Yates County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. He will reappear in Milo Court.

Tammy L. Shulters, 37, 560 Liberty St., Penn Yan, was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation on County House Road in the Town of Jerusalem March 2. Deputy Brad Cole reports Shulters was allegedly driving a vehicle on County House Road in Jerusalem when she lost control of the vehicle and it went into the ditch. During investigation, it was discovered that she was driving with a suspended license. She will appear in Jerusalem Town Court.

Mays N. Sawanege, 32, of Syracuse, appeared in Starkey Town Court on March 2, where he paid an outstanding fine/debt of $165. The fee, which Sawanege paid, was in connection to a bench warrant issued as a result of his failure to appear n the Town of Starkey Court on a charge of second degree aggravated harassment which occurred in May of 2006. Deputy Ken Kamholtz reports the Yates County Sheriff’s Department was notified Sawanege was being released from th Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome after satisfying his term of imprisonment on unrelated charges. Sawanege was transported to Starkey Town Court where he paid the fine.