Nurse charged in abusing Betsy Ross patients

A registered nurse accused of abusing and neglecting two patients at Betsy Ross Rehabilitation Center was arraigned before Judge Daniel C. Wilson in City Court.

Judith Reynolds, 59, of 507 N. Madison St., was released on her own recognizance on counts of endangering an adult, endangering an incompetent person and two counts of physical abuse/neglect. Her cases were adjourned to May 8.

Senior Special Inv. Thaddeus S. Kaczor said on Dec. 29, while at Betsy Ross Rehabilitation Center, 1 Elsie St., Reynolds, a registered nurse caregiver, was called to the room of a 93-year-old man at 6:30 a.m. and performed a procedure that was in violation of standard nursing practices. The patient later died at the hospital. Also on Dec. 29, Kaczor said Reynolds delayed another patient’s medical treatment, failed to follow his care plan and did not follow a doctor’s orders to administer medication.

Also in City Court:

¿ Bail was set at $2,500 for Kristin A. Trinka, 30, of 1906 N. James St., charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree attempted assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment. Her case was adjourned to May 13.

Police said at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 11, Trinka entered and remained at the City Court Clerks Office on West Court Street by forcing her way through the front office door and attempting to assault a court employee. During the incident, Trinka did punch the court employee as she swung her fists, police said.

¿ Kreg L. Beckwith, 38, of 324 Park Drive Manor II, was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and ordered to pay a $200 surcharge and $50 DNA fee on a count of third-degree assault, reduced from a second-degree charge.

Police said at 5:59 a.m. Sept. 1, while at his residence, Beckwith struck a woman in the head with a glass vase during a domestic dispute, causing injury.

¿ Michael A. Henderson, 22, of 104 Second St., was released on his own recognizance on counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment. His case was adjourned to March 22.

Police said at 2:15 a.m. March 2, while on Spado Avenue, Henderson ripped his arm away from a patrolman’s grasp and refused to place his hands behind his back. Henderson also refused to stop yelling obscenities and swung his fist at a patrolman, striking the officer in the nose and mouth area, police said.

¿ Nicholas B. Felix, 20, of 516 Lawrence St., was granted a conditional discharge and ordered to pay a $120 surcharge on a count of second-degree harassment. Counts of criminal obstruction of breathing and acting in a manner as to injure a child were dismissed.

Police said at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 5, Felix pushed a 15-year-old to the ground, grabbed his throat and punched him during a domestic dispute.

¿ Raymond R. Shlotzhauer, 46, of 610 W. Liberty St., was sentenced to a total 12 months domicile restriction and granted a one-year conditional discharge on two counts of petty larceny. He was also ordered to pay two $50 DNA fees.

Police said at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011, Shlotzhauer cashed a $600 check for payment for parts and labor for a job that he never Police said at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011, Shlotzhauer cashed a $600 check for payment for parts and labor for a job that he never performed.

Also, police said at 3 p.m. June 20, 2011, Shlotzhauer cashed another check for $700 to perform work on a woman’s residence which he never completed.