Indictments in pizza, prescription cases

A 31-year-old Rome man has been indicted by a grand jury for two separate cases: accused of stealing money from Domino’s Pizza and possessing forged prescription pads.

Timothy J. White, of 116 Caswell St., was indicted March 28 on three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and one count each of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. White is scheduled for arraignment on both cases before Judge Barry M. Donalty today.

An indictment is a formal charge made against a person by a grand jury. It does not establish guilt or remove the presumption of innocence.

Authorities said on Jan. 17, 2011, White and co-defendant Michael Guariglia, 27, stole $2,980 in bank deposits from Domino’s Pizza on Erie Boulevard West. Authorities said Guariglia had been a manager at the pizzeria. Guariglia was later found guilty after a trial and was sentenced on March 8 to six months in county jail.

The second indictment said White possessed forged prescription pads in Rome on Dec. 9, 12 and 13. Authorities said at least one of the pads had been forged for 60 pills of the drug Opana, and had been passed at the Medicine Shoppe on Black River Boulevard.

Co-defendant Tonya Mariano, 39, also of 116 Caswell St., pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Donalty April 4 to petty larceny. Her case was adjourned for sentencing to May 16.

The indictment said Mariano had stolen the prescription pads from a doctor in Utica on Dec. 3.

Other indictments:

¿ Tiffany L. Schultz, 24, of Post Street, Clinton, was indicted March 28 on one count each of second-degree burglary and petty larceny.

The indictment said on Oct. 6, Schultz broke into a residence on Cooper Street in Westmoreland and stole cash and jewelry.

¿ James E. Willson, 33, of 722 California Road, Camden, was indicted March 28 on one count each of second, third and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.

State police said at 2:31 a.m. Jan. 18, Willson was found with four ounces of methamphetamine in a glass jar during a traffic stop on Oswego Road.

¿ Nermin Velic, 22, of Utica, was indicted March 28 on one count each of third and fourth-degree grand larceny, as well as second-degree burglary.

Police said Velic broke into a residence on Higby Road in New Hartford on Sept. 21 and stole a laptop computer, a credit card, several gift cards and jewelry.

¿ Robert Butler, 35, of Utica, was indicted March 22 on two counts each of first-degree contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment, and one count each of second-degree contempt and trespass.

The indictment said on Jan. 22, Butler contacted a woman in New Hartford despite being court-ordered to leave her alone. The indictment said Butler also went to the woman’s residence on Pleasant Street. The indictment said Butler continued to reach out to the woman between Feb. 2 and 20, despite the court order.