Police Reports for April 22, 2020

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Kristofer R. Frisbee, 39, of Penn Yan, was arrested by Penn Yan Police April 16 after he was observed driving while having a suspended license. Frisbee was charged with 3rd degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and was issued a ticket to appear in Penn Yan Village Court. However, Frisbee was also found to have an active arrest warrant from Ontario County, and was turned over to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Zeth Martz, 29, of Penn Yan, was arrested at approximately 1:10 a.m. April 19 by Penn Yan Police responding to domestic incident in progress on Elm Street. Arriving officers learned Martz had punched another resident and destroyed a TV that did not belong to him. As police were arresting Martz, he told an officer that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and hoped contact with him would kill the officer and his family. Police were able to contact Yates County Public Health and found Martz had not tested positive for COVID-19 despite his statement that he had it. Martz was charged with making a terrorist threat, 3rd degree criminal mischief, and 2nd degree harassment. He was held at the Yates County Jail to await Centralized Arraignment Court.

State Rte. 247 in Gorham was closed for nearly three hours Sunday, April 19 due to a tractor trailer fire. Ontario County Sheriff‘s Deputies and Gorham and Stanley firefighters responded to the fire at 5:43 p.m. Sunday. Investigators believe the fire started in the brakes before moving into the trailer. The vehicle was towed away from the scene after firefighters extinguished the blaze. Route 247 was closed for nearly three hours during the investigation and cleanup.

Penn Yan Police responded to a village residence for a report of an intoxicated female falling through a window. Officers located a 44-year-old female who had fallen through a window causing a severe laceration to her arm. Officers attempted to tourniquet the wound, but found the laceration traveled up the woman’s arm into her arm pit. Officers applied pressure and helped dress the wound until Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and applied additional dressings. The female was transported by ambulance to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital for further treatment.