Six thieves, three DWI charges, and women beaters/chokers. What a wonderful weekend in the Batavia area. Punishments might not be harsh enough.
Law and Order: The weekend's arrests
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 7, 2013 - 7:09am
Melissa A. Williams, 43, of Le Roy, is charged with petit larceny. Williams is accused of shoplifting at Tops in Le Roy.
Jerry Lee Eleczko, 25, of Gilbert Street, Le Roy, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right and driving without insurance. Eleczko was stopped at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves.
Karl Edward Vattes, 39, of Habgood Road, Black Creek, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and promoting prison contraband. Vattes was allegedly found in possession of suboxone while incarcerated at the Genesee County Jail.
Richard Blaine Nichols IV, 19, of Townline Road, North Tonawanda, is charged with petit larceny and trespass. Nichols is accused of stealing scrap metal from Batavia Driving Academy property.
Donald Eugene Campbell, 55, of Church Street, Dansville, is charged with petit larceny. Campbell is accused of stealing $24.98 in merchandise from Kmart.
Patrick John Coffey, 48, of Beck Road, Attica, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, driving left of pavement markings in no passing zone, uninspected motor vehicle and insufficient tail lights. Coffey was stopped at 1:38 a.m. Saturday on Chick Road, Darien, by Deputy Jason Saile.
Justin Virgil Easterbrook, 31, of Gray Road, Albion, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and failure to keep right. Easterbrook was stopped at 4:23 a.m. Saturday on Fisher Road, Oakfield, by Deputy Joseph Corona.
Douglas G. Goodwin Jr., 22, of 130 Bank St., Batavia, is charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd. Goodwin is accused of pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle during an argument over property. The woman suffered an injury.
Patricia A. Dulmage, 19, of 20 1/2 Dellinger Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Dulmage is accused of shoplifting at Dollar Tree.
Gerald E. Nicholson, 46, of 128 1/2 State St., Batavia, is charged with criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation. Nicholson was arrested following an alleged domestic incident. He was jailed on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.
Joseph G. Sumeriski, 21, of Warsaw, and Justin M. Johnson, 23, no permenant address, are charged with petit larceny. Sumeriski and Johnson were arrested by State Police for an alleged crime reported at 7:07 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Town of Pavilion. No further details released.
Doug, you are so right. I might make a small exception to some of the DWI's. The .08 sucks, and when I see the "Failure to keep Right" thing I cringe. I am still against pulling people over for nothing. I Think there should be probable cause. This is the USA, not Baghdad. Finding an expired Inspection Sticker after pulling someone over is NOT probable cause. I Hate failure to keep right. It is just an excuse. But thanks for your contributions to this site almost daily.
I would love to see what a .08% intoxication level feels like, just so that I can get a gauge on how dangerous it actually is or isn't. Tired/fatigued driving is probably a greater problem than DUI, but I still do my utmost not to risk a DWI. I do it for me, and I do it for everyone else, too.
he was not just pulled over for nothing. he hit a telephone pole at 4 o'clock in the morning and was wandering around the road and someone call the police. Knocked electricity on our stret out for 8 hours