Police Beat: Illinois man wanted for home repair fraud apparently found in Batavia
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on May 20, 2009 - 7:54am
The long arm of Illinois law enforcement apparently got its man with the help of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office yesterday afternoon when William John Riley was stopped for excessive window tint on the car he was driving on Lover's Lane Road in Batavia.
Riley is either 32 or 39, depending on which date of birth he uses, and was allegedly wanted in Illinois on a charge of home repair fraud in Pontiac, Ill.
Sheriff's Deputy Ronald Meides became suspicious of Riley during the traffic stop, so Riley, who has been living in Rochester, was brought into the Sheriff's Office for questioning.
During the conversation, Meides suspected Riley of giving false information about his identity.
Riley's finger prints were live scanned at the Genesee County Jail and a short time later, his identity was confirmed, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
Riley is being held without bail.
He faces additional charges for the window tint and for carrying a radio in the car that is capable of picking up police frequencies.
Trisha Boyd, 20, of Glendale, Nova Scotia, Canada, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Boyd allegedly left two children unattended in a car while inside the Shoe Dept. store on Veterans Memorial Drive.