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September 3, 2008 - 8:20am

On the Beat: More charges for alleged copper thief

posted by Philip Anselmo in crime, police, sheriff.

Roy D. Hooten, 47, of Oakfield, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree burglary yesterday for an incident that occured sometime in mid-August, Genesee County sheriff's deputies said. Hooten was arrested last week following an investigation that spanned nine months. He was accused of stealing copper wire and scrap metal from three sub-stations in Oakfield. The charges filed yesterday relate to the alleged theft of several metal items including a large aluminum tool box from the old Path Truck Lines Terminal on Judge Road in Oakfield. Hooten's bail was increased from $1,500 to $20,000 on the new charges.

Daniel C. DiLaura, 33, of 11 S. Lyon St., Batavia, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Tuesday afternoon, Gensee County sheriff's deputies said. DiLaura allegedly violated the terms of his parol.

Edward J. Howell, 66, of Le Roy, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, deputies said. Howell allegedly sold pills to an agent of the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force. He was sent to Genesee County Jail.

All above reports were issued in published releases by the department noted.

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