You know it's a small town when someone makes the news for turning themselves in because a warrant was issued for parking facing the wrong way.
Law and Order: Le Roy resident accused of stealing from a relative
Submitted by Howard Owens on May 13, 2013 - 7:57am
Chantal M. Lord, 32, of 82 Gilbert St., Le Roy, is charged with two counts of grand larceny, 4th, and two counts of petit larceny. Lord was charged following a Le Roy PD investigation into missing money from a relative's bank account. Lord is accused of using the relative's debit card on two separate occasions without permission to make withdrawals from the relative's bank account. Lord was jailed on $5,000 bail.
Joshua M. Banick, 22, of 3 McIntosh St., Liverpool, is charged with DWI, driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol, failure to keep right and unsafe backing. Banick allegedly had a near head-on collision with a Batavia PD patrol vehicle in the area of 509 East Main St., Batavia, at 1:40 a.m., Thursday. Banick then allegedly backed up and through the 7-11 parking lot and over a concrete parking space bumper, coming to rest on the sidewalk near the front entrance. Banick was transported back to College Village following his arrest.
Morgan B. Mikolajczyk, 19, of 328 S. Jackson St., Batavia, was arrested at Tim Horton's on a warrant for alleged failure to appear in City Court on an unreasonable noise charge.
Douglas G. Goodwin Jr., 22, of 130 Bank St., Batavia, turned himself in on an arrest warrant out of City Court related to an alleged parking violation for parking facing the wrong way.
Michael J. Carroll, 21, of 16 Harvester Ave., Batavia, was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff's and turned over to Batavia PD on a warrant out of City Court related to a charged of possession of alcohol under age 21.
Shaneeka R. Wroten, 20, of 16 Central Ave., rear, Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd, and harassment, 2nd. Wroten was arrested on a warrant out of City Court related to the listed charges.
Samantha L. Tennity, 18, of 318 E. Main St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Tennity is accused of shoplifting from Dollar General.
Jeremy M. Denton, 27, of Brockport, is charged with felony DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, unreasonable speed, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving left of pavement markings and moving from lane unsafely. Denton was allegedly involved in a single-car accident at 1:23 a.m., Friday, on Route 19, Bergen. He allegedly fled the scene was was later located. The accident was investigated by Deputy Howard Carlson.
Jeffrey Louis Deats, 26, of Olyn Avenue, Batavia, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Deats is accused of making threatening phone calls to a woman.
Destiny S. Milroy, 16, of Le Roy, is charged with assault, 3rd. Milroy was arrested by State Police in connection with an incident reported at 8:28 a.m., May 1, in the Town of Le Roy. No further details released.
If it's in the police blotter, we publish it, no matter how trivial.
The fact that an arrest warrant was issued for this and the person turned himself in is one of the reasons we love Batavia. In a big city like San Diego, they might handle it differently and so might the mighty members of its Fourth Estate.
Yeah, I'm a little confused about the (alleged) parking facing the wrong way. Was
Mr. Goodwin facing the wrong way, or was the car? Maybe he should've been
driving one of the newer VW Bugs, or, better yet, a 1950 or '51 Studebaker. Those
2 years of 'Studeys' were widely known for styling that led people to ask, "which
way is that car going?" The cops would probably still be staring at it, while
scratching their heads.
This reminds me of a (kind of) funny story. A friend of mine from Rochester owns
two 1924 Fords. The really "good" one is driven @ 50-70 miles per year. He keeps
it licensed & insured, but only has it inspected every 3-4 years. Well, needless to
say, everybody notices it coming down the street, including the cops. And, because
they're so observant, there's usually one or two who notice the inspection sticker is
outdated, and he gets pulled over. After looking the "tin lizzie' over, they always
give him a warning that he needs to get it inspected, then follow my friend back
home, driving behind him with their flashers going (at 15-20 mph). 20+ years of no
tickets, but PLENTY of warnings.
Now, normally, he has the same garage inspect it. One year, the garage owner
was so busy, he said he couldn't get to it very soon, and recommended a garage
down the street. So my friend took it down there. They had a young guy (my friend
said he was probably just out of high school) inspect it. When he was done, he told
my friend that everything was OK, except he couldn't find the 'parking' (emergency)
brake. My friend told him it was behind the drivers' seat. The kid went and looked,
then came back and said he didn't see it. My friend told him it was there when he
left the house, so the kid went back, looked again, and came back and said, "There's
nothing behind the seat but a brick". My friend told him, "That's IT!! Son, that's a
1924 Ford. There is no "emergency" brake. When I park it, I put the brick under
one of the wheels, and it hasn't failed me yet".
Sometimes, 'ya just gotta laugh!