Yates County Sheriff's Report for July 15, 2009

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Nathaniel S. Drake, 26, of 815 N. Farmington Ave., Farmington, Utah, was arrested on July 4 for aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) third degree.  Drake was stopped on Lake Street in the village. Drake’s operating privileges were previously suspended for failure to pay fines on two separate occasions.

Stacey R. Moravec, 26, of 4393 Old Bath Road, Penn Yan was arrested on July 4 for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Moravec was charged after she was stopped by village police on Florence Avenue for vehicle and traffic violations.  She was processed and released to answer charges in Penn Yan Village Court at a later date.

Devon R. Pierce, 16, of 2127 Ridge Road, Penn Yan was charged on July 9 at 11:44 p.m. with unlawful possession of alcohol with the intent to consume under 21.  Deputies received a complaint that an unknown man was sleeping in a car in the parking lot at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Pierce was found to be intoxicated.  He was turned over to the care of a family member and issued an appearance ticket to answer charges in Milo Town Court.

Matthew S. Young, 29, of 1 Maple Ave, Atlanta, N.Y. was charged on July 6 with criminal possession of stolen property following a larceny investigation. Young is alleged to have possessed a canoe and a large roll of landscape fabric, both of which were stolen from a location in the Town of Italy.  He was released on an appearance ticket to answer charges in Italy Town Court on July 22. Deputies recovered both items.

Morten Hallgren, 45, of 311 Main St., Penn Yan, was arrested on July 11 for third degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO).  He was stopped on State Route 54 in the Town of Milo. A computer check revealed his New York State driver’s license was revoked on Sept. 23, 2008 for three speeding or misdemeanor convictions in 18 months. Hallgren was arraigned in Milo Town Court and released to answer charges at a later date.

Joshua Wheeler, 30, of 200 School St., Harrison Valley, Pa., was arrested on multiple charges on July 11. Wheeler was operating his vehicle on State Route 54A in the Town of Jerusalem when deputies attempted to stop him for speeding.  Wheeler refused to stop and led officers on a chase on many back roads in  Steuben County. He was finally stopped and taken into custody on Stone Road in the Town of Pulteney. Wheeler was transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test, which he refused to submit to. He is charged with felony DWI, felony AUO, speed in zone, failure to keep right, failure to maintain lane, open container and refusal to submit to a BAC test.  He was arraigned in Jerusalem Town Court and remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of bail.  He will appear in Jerusalem Town Court at a later date for further court proceedings.

Andrew B. Baughman, 20 of 47 Union St., Dundee was charged on July 11 with disorderly conduct, a violation. Baughman was riding a skateboard in the westbound lane of traffic on Union Street. He ignored Deputy Ken Kamholtz’s verbal commands and audible horn to stop and move out of the road. Baughman continued to skateboard in the road while listening to a music device, blocking traffic and creating a risk. He was released on an appearance ticket answerable in Dundee Village Court in August.

Jay P. Todd, 32, of 128 Lamplighter Lane, N.C. was charged with speeding and DWI on July 12 at 2:40 a.m. He was stopped on State Route 14A in the Town of Benton for speeding and an odor of alcohol was detected. Todd was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and found to be intoxicated. He was arraigned in Benton Town Court and placed in jail on $1500 cash bail.