When Jeffrey D. Bald, 27, of Wolcott Street in LeRoy, allegedly fled from police following a reported domestic disturbance, he did more than just send law enforcement officers on a chase, he also reportedly disrupted 9-1-1 service for the village.
Bald reportedly lost control of his vehicle on Myrtle Street and struck a utility pole. That accident caused disruption to the emergency call service,
which has now been restored.
UPDATE: We just received this correction from Chris Hayward, chief of police:
911 service still an issue. Frontier working on it and they hope to have it resolved by this afternoon. 911 calls being forwarded to 768-2527, if that is busy calls then route to the County. If they call 911 and still experience a problem call 768-2527 directly.
Events began around 9:15 p.m. at Bald's residence, where police were called because of a possible domestic dispute. En route to the residence, police say they spotted Bald driving from the scene on Wolcott.
Bald reportedly drove into the intersection of Route 5, turning westbound on Route 5, nearly striking another vehicle head-on.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but Bald reportedly headed the wrong way down Bacon Street. Upon reaching Route 19, Bald reportedly drove his car southbound to Myrtle Street, which is where he apparently lost control.
Bald then reportedly attempted to flee the scene on foot and he was taken into custody about a half mile from the site of the accident.
Police report speeds in the vehicle chase never exceeded 50 m.p.h.
Bald is charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, along with other violations. He is being held in Genesee County Jail on $5,000 bail.
Amanda Wittmann, 21, of Bennington, is charged with rape. Wittmann is accused of sexual relations with a 16-year-old in Washington, where authorities issued a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested in Pembroke.
Micahel Innes, 55, of Rochester, is likely going to pay more for his untaxed cigarettes than he anticipated. Yesterday, Innes was stopped in Oakfield for an alleged traffic violation. A Sheriff's deputy noticed more than 400 cigarettes in his car, which is a violation of New York State tax code. Innes will appear in Oakfield Town Court to answer the charges June 8.
Lamarr Randell, 23, of Buffalo, was stopped for allegedly speeding in Pembroke. Deputies report they found marijuana in his possession. He was cited for both alleged violations.
Timothy Mcjury, 21, of Alexander, is charged with petty larceny for allegedly shoplifting at Home Depot in Batavia.
Joseph Henrick, 59, of Stafford, is accused of violating an order of protection. He is charged with criminal contempt.