Brothers enter opposing pleas in pipe burglary
A Rome man has admitted to stealing copper piping from a Waterville residence, while his brother pleaded not guilty in County Court.
• Robert Russell, 19, of 110 Kossuth St., pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Donalty April 12 to third-degree burglary. His case was adjourned for sentencing to May 24.
• Francis G. Russell, 23, of 110 Kossuth St., pleaded not guilty before Judge Donalty April 13 to one count of third-degree burglary. His case was adjourned for report to April 20.
• A third man, Max W. Montalbano, 19, of Main Street, Waterville, is scheduled for arraignment on April 21.
Sheriff’s deputies said on Dec. 7, the three men entered a vacant residence on White Street in and started cutting copper piping out of the basement. A neighbor spotted the men leaving the residence and gave their license plate number to law enforcers. They were arrested a short time later.
Also in County Court:
• Michael Overby, 44, of 409 Howland Ave., pleaded guilty before Judge Michael L. Dwyer April 9 to third-degree possession of a weapon and first-degree imprisonment. His case was adjourned for sentencing to May 25.
Police said at 4:03 a.m. Feb. 3, Overby attacked his 47-year-old girlfriend and threatened to kill her at their residence. Police said he threatened to bash the woman’s brains out with a baseball bat, and also held a kitchen knife against her throat. Police said at one point, Overby put his arm around the woman’s neck and a hand against her mouth, then he threatened to snap her neck.
• Dakota Cayton, 18, of 107 River St., pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty April 12 to third-degree robbery. His case was adjourned for sentencing to May 3.
According to court documents, Cayton attacked a man in Rome on Feb. 28 and stole a cell phone and cigarettes.
• David W. Saville, 25, of 206 Stevens St., Oneida, was sentenced by Judge Donalty April 13 to three months house arrest, six years probation and was ordered to pay $300 in court fees on a charge of attempted possession of child pornography.
Saville was arrested for kiddie porn in May after the state police ran a sweep through Oneida County. Investigators said the operation focused on men possessing the most graphic images and videos, which featured children as young as infants being raped by adults.
• Charles Ford, 24, of 7963 W. Thomas St., pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer April 9 to second-degree forgery. His case was adjourned to a court-sponsored drug treatment program.
According to court documents, Ford forged a woman’s name on a $110 check in Rome on March 1.
• Richard Malinowski, 43, of 257 Pleasant Ave., was sentenced by Judge Dwyer April 9 to 16 weekends in jail, five years probation and was ordered to pay $375 in court fees on a charge of third-degree burglary.
The indictment said that sometime between Sept. 6 and 11, 2008, Malinowski stole a snowblower from a garage on Sixth Street in Rome. Malinowski was then found with the snowblower on May 28, 2009, according to the indictment.
• Tyler Shorey, 25, of 8017 Seneca Turnpike, Clinton, pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer April 9 to third-degree burglary. His case was adjourned to drug treatment court.
According to court documents, Shorey stole a television from Lutheran Care Ministries on Utica Road in Kirkland on March 12.
• Kenneth G. Tennant, 22, of 9045 Kiwanis Road, Lee, was sentenced by Judge Dwyer April 12 to time served and had his license suspended for six months on a charge of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.
The indictment said on July 23, Tennant was found with cocaine in Rome.
• Jimmy R. Moore, 68, of 5801 Route 26, pleaded guilty before Judge John S. Balzano April 13 to aggravated driving while intoxicated. His case was adjourned for sentencing to June 1.
The indictment said at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 14, Moore registered a blood alcohol content of 0.25 percent — more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent — in the parking lot of the Sav-On in Sherrill.
• Tyler H. Pelon, 23, of Coleman Mills Road, Westmoreland, pleaded guilty before Judge Balzano April 13 to driving while intoxicated. His case was adjourned for sentencing to June 1.
Deputies said at 8:16 p.m. Oct. 18, Pelon registered a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent after his car broke down southbound on Route 825. Authorities said Pelon’s license was suspended from a previous DWI conviction on Jan. 2, 2007.