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April 27, 2015 - 10:13am

Law and Order: Teen accused of selling drugs at high school

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, pembroke, Pavilion, bergen byron.

Dakota R.L. White, 16, of South Lake Street, Bergen, is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, 5th, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. White is accused of possessing and selling a controlled substance at Byron-Bergen High School. White was arraigned and released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

A 17-year-old resident of York Road, Pavilion, is charged with petit larceny. The youth is accused of stealing an item from Pavilion High School.

Amer Jusufbasic, 37, of Mohawk Street, Utica, is charged with possession of more than 400 untaxed cigarettes, aggravated unlicensed operator, 2nd, unlicensed operator, driver's view obstructed and driving without an interlock device. Jusufbasic was stopped at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves. Jusufbasic was allegedly in possession of 2,600 untaxed cigarettes. He was jailed on $1,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

Christine Amnita Soler, 37, of Phelps Road, Pembroke, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operator, 3rd, improper left turn, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlicensed operator. Soler was stopped at 10:16 a.m. Friday on Phelps Road, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves.

Christopher Allen Sewar, 28, of Maple Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Sewer is accused of stealing merchandise valued at $10 from Walmart.

Todd Vincent Amico, 51, of Burritt Road, Hilton, is charged with possession of 400 untaxed cigarettes. Amico was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at 10:08 a.m. Friday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves. Amico was allegedly in possession of 2,300 untaxed cigarettes.

Jerell J. Jones Sr., 26, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Jones was allegedly involved in two verbal arguments that required police intervention to prevent two separate physical confrontations. Jones was jailed on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

Joshua H. Currier, 30 of Batavia, is charged with DWI. Currier was stopped by State Police on the Thruway in Henrietta on Thursday. He allegedly had a BAC of .12. 

Crystal L. Wojtkowiak, 19, of Attica, is charged with obstructing governmental administration and reporting false information regarding an incident. Wojtkowiak was arrested by State Police in regards to an unspecified incident in Alexander.

Laquasia M. Orr, 19, of Bronx, is charged with identity theft, 3rd. Orr was arrested by State Police in relation to an unspecified incident Saturday.

Jeffrey M. Johnson, 27, of Batavia, is charged with obstructing firefighting operations. Johnson was arrested by State Police for an alleged incident reported at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at 26 Overlook Drive, Batavia. No further details released.

Mark Potwora
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I thought it was the Batavians policy to not publish names of those younger then 18..

Dakota R.L. White, 16, of South Lake Street, Bergen,

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I thought it's (usually) the policy of the police and courts not to release the name of a juvenile.

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It's the policy of The Batavian not publish the names of under 18 arrested for minor offenses, such as petit larceny (see above).

We use the names for significant accusations, such as drug dealing.

That's always been our policy.

The police are legally obligated to release the names under current law (that is likely about to change) of all arrestees, including 16 and 17-year-olds. Batavia PD has recently taken up the habit of not releasing the names, even though they have no legal basis for withholding them. We duly note when they do not release the names in the blotter item, but do not challenge the practice since in every case so far, they are for offenses we wouldn't use the names anyway.

The Sheriff's Office releases the names, but usually notes, "potential youthful offender."

Only a judge, and only at the time of sentencing, can grant "youthful offender status," at which time the records of the individual are sealed.

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I like releasing the names after convicted only. We should know if we have a felon living next door even if they are 12 years old.

Also congratulations to the Sheriffs deputies for nailing the tax evaders after they leave the Res. They have been all over it lately. I suggested that the state open a Tobacco store in Basom, Tax Free. That would solve the problems. But they need access to cheap cigarettes as well. The suggestion as usual has fallen on deaf ears.

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