Yates County Sheriff Report for March 25, 2009

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

A 15-year-old from the Town of Milo will be referred to family court to face further action after being involved in a dispute at his residence. The youth allegedly threw a large rock through a window of a pick-up truck and caused damage to a gold chain. Additional altercations occured with others in the residence at the time of the dispute. The damages exceeded $500, reports Sgt. Frank Ryan.

Melissa Lohnes, 29, 5755 North Vine Valley Road, Rushville, was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) and speeding greater than 55 on March 18. When she was stopped for the speeding violation a check through the Department of Motor Vehicles revealed the defendant’s drivers license had been suspended. She was taken to the Town of Potter Court for arraignment and was held on cash bail.

Jonathan D. Ely, 19, 45 Seneca St., Dundee, was charged with reckless driving and operating out of class on March 19 after he was observed operating a 2002 Honda motorcycle at a high rate of speed (105 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone) on Pre-Emportion Road in the Town of Benton. Ely and the motorcycle were located on Clinton Street by the Penn Yan Police Department. He was charged with violations and arraigned in Town of Jerusalem Court. He will appear in Town of Benton Court, reports Deputy Brandon Jensen.

Season E. Eggleston, 18, 1 Cohocton St., Naples, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol with the intent to consume under 21 years of age and failure to signal on March 20 in Middlesex following a traffic stop. She was released on tickets to appear in court.

David B. LeShure Jr., 44, 83 Seneca St., Dresden, was charged with violating a noise ordinance in the Village of Dresden after repeated warnings by the Sheriff’s Deputies to turn down the volume of his stereo. Deputy Ken Kamholtz reports that deputies responded to LeShure’s residence on many occasions since January, usually around midnight. LeShure was issued a ticket to appear in Torrey Court in April.

Keith W. Scholes, 61, 5453 Route 364, Middlesex, was charged with driving with ability impaired and inadequate lights on March 20 on Route 364 in Middlesex. Deputy Shawn Lamphier reports Scholes was stopped for a traffic infraction and after an odor of alcoholic beverage was detected, he was placed through field sobriety tests and taken to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test. He was released with traffic tickets.

Henry L. Cromartie, 31, of 107 Williams St. Lyons, was charged with AUO failure to keep right and driving while intoxicated (DWI) with blood alcohol content of .08 or greater in the Town of Middlesex March 21 after Yates County Deputies responded to the report of a car in the ditch on Lindsley Road. Investigation revealed that Cromatie had a suspended drivers license and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on his breath. Cromartie was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and taken to the Yates County Public Safety Building, where he submitted to a chemical test which revealed he had a BAC of .12. He was charged and arraigned in Town of Middlesex Court, where he was remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of bail.