In jail charged with criminal strangulation

A 19-year-old man is in county jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or bond after law enforcers said he choked his wife and tried to pull her down the stairs.

Javon C. Boyd, of 392 Park Drive Manor, appeared before City Court Judge John C. Gannon Monday on one count each of criminal strangulation, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree harassment and two counts of fourth-degree mischief. His case was adjourned to May 7.

Police said at 11:30 a.m. April 28, Boyd viciously attacked and choked his 23-year-old wife during an argument at their residence. Police said he wrapped his hands around the woman’s neck and choked her, then threw her to the floor.

In a statement to police, the victim said Boyd accused her of talking to another man on the telephone. She said she was merely texting a female friend. The victim said she was worried about her three children in the residence during the attack.

Police said at one point during the dispute, Boyd grabbed his wife and tried to drag her down the stairs while she was holding their young child in her arms. When the woman tried to hide in a bedroom, police said Boyd smashed down the door. Boyd also broke his wife’s cell phone, police stated.

Also in City Court:

¿ Jodiann Burke, 52, of 242 Park Drive Manor, was released on her own recognizance by Judge Daniel C. Wilson Tuesday on a charge of petty larceny. Her case was adjourned to May 3.

Deputies said from September through April 1, Burke stole 31 rotisserie chickens and one grinder sandwich, worth a total of $173.36, from Wal-Mart on Rome-Taberg Road. According to store officials, Burke was a cashier at Wal-Mart who would simply take the chickens from the hot food case without paying and then eat them on her lunch break.

¿ Heather L. VanHouten, 34, of 408 Depeyster St., was released on her own recognizance on one count each of second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct. Her case was adjourned to May 9.

Police said at 10:17 p.m. April 20, VanHouten refused to stop shouting obscenities in the 100 block of Sixth St. While officers were investigating a dispute between VanHouten and another woman, authorities said VanHouten shoved one of those police officers in the chest.

¿ Bail was set at $10,000 and has not been met for Lorenzo Dugger, 20, of 909 Floyd Ave., charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree harassment and first-degree contempt. His case was adjourned to May 2.

Police said at 12:30 a.m. March 28, Dugger went to his female companion’s Park Drive Manor II apartment without permission and attacked her. Police said Dugger grabbed the woman by the arm and punched her in the back of the head, despite an order of protection filed against him.

¿ Jordani Cruz-Cotto, 21, of 612 Liberty Gardens, pleaded guilty before Judge John C. Gannon to third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Charges of failure to obey police, unlicensed operator, passing in same lane, no insurance, no registration and speeding were dismissed. His case was adjourned for sentencing to June 25.

State police said at 9:17 p.m. April 14, Cruz-Cotto refused to pull over for a trooper while westbound on Route 69. Authorities said Cruz-Cotto sped away from the trooper at 117 mph in a 55 mph zone down the boulevard. Troopers said Cruz-Cotto was weaving around other vehicles as he tried to get away.

¿ Raymond Sabourin, 23, of 612 W. Court St., was released on his own recognizance on charges of second-degree harassment, fourth-degree mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. His case was adjourned to May 7.

Police said at 9:30 a.m. April 29, Sabourin shoved his 18-year-old girlfriend during a dispute at their residence. Police said Sabourin also pushed her while she was holding their 4-month-old son in her arms. During the dispute, police said Sabourin kicked and broke the woman’s laptop computer.

¿ Randy J. Weaver, 49, of 8927 Robert Road, Westernville, was released on his own recognizance on charges of driving while intoxicated, breath test refusal, leaving the scene of an accident and following too closely. His case was adjourned to May 21.

Police said at 7:45 p.m. April 27, Weaver was driving drunk when he rear-ended another vehicle on South James Street near the Franklin Hotel, then walked away from the scene. In a statement to police, the other driver said they both pulled off into the parking lot of the hotel after the collision to inspect the damage. She said Weaver simply walked away after telling her he needed to get a pen.

¿ Paul M. McAloon, 21, of 615 W. Dominick St., was ordered to pay a $250 fine, $120 surcharge and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of second-degree harassment, reduced from third-degree assault. A charge of endangering the welfare of a child was dismissed.

Police said at 8:30 p.m. April 1, McAloon repeatedly punched his 20-year-old girlfriend in the face while she was holding their 18-month-old child in her arms.

¿ Scot J. Ceravolo, 42, of 703 Croton St., was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $255 surcharge, and had his license suspended for 90 days on a charge of driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while intoxicated.

Police said at 12:52 a.m. Dec. 31, Ceravolo registered a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent while northbound on Harding Boulevard.

¿ Candice M. Schwenning, 22, of 361 Park Drive Manor II, was sentenced to 75 hours of community service, ordered to pay a $120 surcharge and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of disorderly conduct, reduced from endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said on the night of Sept. 27, Schwenning became so drunk that she required medical attention. For about an hour, police said the intoxicated Schwenning was the sole caretaker of her 6-month-old son. Schwenning eventually telephone the child’s father for help, according to his statement to police.

¿ Natasha L. Lambiase, 24, of 717 Pine Ave., Sylvan Beach, was sentenced by Judge Wilson to three years probation and was ordered to pay $1,413.66 in restitution on a charge of third-degree forgery, reduced from second-degree. A charge of fourth-degree grand larceny was dismissed.

State police said at 3:20 p.m. July 27, 2011, Lambiase forged a signature on her ex-boyfriend’s income tax refund check, then cashed it at Berkshire Bank.

¿ Dillon M. Cox, 22, of 4416 Route 69, Annsville, was ordered to pay a $200 fine, $327.60 in restitution and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of trespass, reduced from petty larceny.

State police said at 3 p.m. April 10, Cox stole scrap metal from a yard on Route 69 in Rome, then sold it as scrap for $312 to Amo’s Salvage Yard in Annsville.