Man admits stealing from humane society

A Boonville man has admitted in County Court to breaking into the Rome Humane Society and stealing a lock-box of cash.

Roy L. Rogers, 30, of 10222 Route 46, pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Donalty May 23 to third-degree burglary. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 11.

State police said at 1 a.m. Jan. 29, Rogers stole $100 cash and a Citgo gasoline card after breaking into the Rome Humane Society on Lamphear Road. In a statement he gave to investigators, Rogers said he worked at the Humane Society and was able to get inside the building after hours.

Rogers said he used a pry bar to break into a filing cabinet to steal a lock box full of cash. He told investigators that he used the money to buy marijuana.

Humane Society officials said Rogers worked for the organization as part of the county Department of Social Services’ work experience program. He was paid by the county, not the society.

Also in County Court:

¿ Stephen LaClaire, 20, of 108 Weaver Road, Dolgeville in Herkimer County, pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty May 22 to second-degree rape. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 10.

Authorities said LaClaire had sex with a child less than 15-years-old when he lived in Rome last fall. He was taken into custody on March 23 after the victim came forward.

¿ Frederick Kimball, 47, of Pennellville in Oswego County, pleaded not guilty before Judge Donalty May 18 to six counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, three counts each of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and first-degree criminal sexual act, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. His case was adjourned for report to June 5.

The indictment said Kimball abused a 12-year-old girl in Verona from December through March 16, when he was caught in the act at about 10 p.m. Authorities said a witness immediately called 9-1-1 while Kimball gathered his belongings and fled. He was pulled over by law enforcers a short time later.

¿ Former state trooper Jesse Miller, 32, of Clinton, pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty May 23 to third-degree assault and fourth-degree mischief. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 11.

Authorities said Miller was off-duty when he kicked in the door at 27 Beverly Place Utica at about 12:18 a.m. Dec. 31 and attacked the homeowner inside. Authorities said Miller bit the homeowner, and the homeowner struck Miller in the head with a hammer to defend himself. Eventually the fight spilled outside.

Miller admitted that he had been out drinking at a local bar, and was so drunk that he believed he had arrived at his own home. Miller was initially suspended from the state police, then later resigned.

¿ Willie Williams, 38, of 406 St. Aloysius Ave., pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty May 23 to fourth-degree mischief, reduced from third-degree. His case was adjourned for sentencing to Aug. 15.

Authorities said at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 22, Williams attacked and choked a 31-year-old man at his former West Park Street residence, and pounded $750 worth of dents into that man’s 2010 Toyota Camry.

¿ Bonnie J. Coleman, 48, of 620 Pine Ave., Sylvan Beach, pleaded guilty before Judge Michael L. Dwyer May 23 to driving while intoxicated and possession of methamphetamine ingredients. Her cases were adjourned for sentencing to July 10.

Authorities said at 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Coleman was fund in a car in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Rome-Taberg Road with the over-the-counter ingredients used to make methamphetamine.

The indictment said at 3:15 a.m. April 7, Coleman was pulled over on Pine Street in Sylvan Beach, though at first she resisted the lights and siren of the state trooper. Once she was stopped, the indictment said Coleman registered a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent, and she was also found with a quantity of hydrocodne and another person’s firearms.

¿ Timothy White, 31, of 116 Caswell St., was sentenced by Judge Donalty May 21 to 150 hours of community service, five years probation, was ordered to pay $1,490 in restitution and $625 in court fees on one count each of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and petty larceny.

Authorities said on Jan. 17, 2011, White stole $2,980 in bank deposits from Domino’s Pizza on Erie Boulevard West. Authorities also 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.

¿ Mark Thomas, 30, of 77 Clinton St., New York Mills, pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty May 21 to planting a false bomb. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 16.

The indictment said on March 15, Thomas parked his car outside the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and announced that the suspicious package in his vehicle was a bomb.