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Law and Order: Man accused of trying to bring marijuana into City Court

By Howard B. Owens

Joshua Lee Baltz, 37, of Tracy Avenue, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Baltz allegedly was found to be carrying marijuana while entering the City Court facility.

John Robert Gerhardt, 64, of Centerline Road, Varysburg, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and moving from lane unsafely. Gerhardt was stopped at 6:32 p.m. Friday on River Street, Batavia, by Deputy James Diehl.

Lisa M. Durham, 42, of Thorpe Street, Batavia, is charged with misapplication of property and falsifying business records, 1st. Durham allegedly rented merchandise from Rent-A-Center and pawned it at Pawn King.

Steven Michael Meyers, 34, of East Bethany - Le Roy Road, Bethany, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Meyers allegedly displayed a firearm during a dispute with another person.

Jenae M. Macleod, 29, of Genesee Street, Corfu, was arrested on a bench warrant out of City Court. Macleod was located by deputies from the Erie County Sheriff's Office during an investigation of an incident and discovered to have an active warrant. She was turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, arraigned, and jailed on $500 bail.

Tracy A. Hilton Sr., 33, of Jackson Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Hilton was allegedly involved in a domestic incident at 12:07 a.m. Saturday.

Tyler D. Macey, 18, of Grandview Terrace, Batavia, is charged with strangulation, 2nd, acting in a manor likely to be injurious to a child and assault, 3rd. Macey is accused of being involved in a domestic incident.

Joshua A. Laraby, 23, of Byron, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a traffic violation. Laraby was stopped at 5:56 p.m. Friday by State Police.

Daniel J. Laudico, 20, of Elba, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to keep right and speeding. Laudico was stopped at 1:02 a.m. Sunday on North Byron Road, Elba, by State Police.


Here we go again. It will never end. I want Drunks off the roads. But I do not endorse Law Enforcement fabricating reasons to stop you. This "Failure to keep right" BS has got to stop. This moving from lane unsafely is the same. Please enforce probable cause as it was meant to be. This is not Bagdad, it's Genesee County NY. If someone misses a light, speeds, or obviously is off the road, or all over the road, STOP THEM!! They may be sick.(or Drunk). Get them assistance or Arrest them. Get them off the road. But don't fabricate reasons just to stop citizens.

Mar 3, 2014, 10:55am Permalink
Scott Birkby

Bringing your marijuana to court is an excellent idea. Also, if you're going to smoke a doobie in your car, make absolutely sure that one of your headlights is burned out and that your vehicle has no muffler.

Mar 3, 2014, 11:33am Permalink
Jason Post

To my knowledge "Failure to keep right" is the legal term for 'dude was all over the road'. So unless you watched the guy getting pulled over, it might be he got ticketed for exactly what you agree with.

Mar 3, 2014, 2:41pm Permalink
Tara Pariso

For your information Fred the failure to keep right isn't fabricated one bit. Daniel Laudico crossed over past the oncoming lane and plowed into my mailbox. Drunk at 1am then proceeded to rev his engine before leavibg his vehicle and running into the woods in an attempt to not get caught. So before you spew comments try knowing the facts! Drunk driving is unacceptable for any reason and making excuses is one reason why people keep doing it. I hope nobody in your family ever has a run-in with a drunk driver!

Mar 3, 2014, 12:47pm Permalink
Howard B. Owens

I can't speak for local law enforcement training, but in my training we were taught that if we observed a car weave, continue to follow it. If it continued to have trouble maintaining it's lane, pull it over.

Of course, the citation will read, "moved from lane unsafely" when that happens.

Mar 3, 2014, 3:34pm Permalink

Taking marijuana into the courthouse.......renting furniture and then pawning it...I

wonder whose neighborhood committee these jewels are going to be on.

Oh , and the guy that thinks the police make up reasons to pull you over.....that

should make for good conversation at the neighborhood meetings. ( a word of

advice FG........ walk to the meeting)

Mar 3, 2014, 11:45pm Permalink

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