2 get jail for crimes in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 June 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina resident was sentenced to a year in jail for driving while intoxicated and a Bronx man will spend 30 days in jail for marijuana possession.

Both were sentenced on Monday by Orleans County Court Judge James Punch.

Richard Klaver, 53, of Catherine Street in Medina pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and violation of Probation. He was sentenced to a year in jail. Klaver faced a maximum of up to four years in state prison.

Calvin Bennett, 37, of the Bronx was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years Probation when he is released. Bennett was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana in February. He was stopped in Clarendon and allegedly possessed 450 pounds of marijuana with Roderick Johnson, 29, of Rochester.

Bennett was reportedly a “small player” in the marijuana possession, but Punch said Bennett is still culpable. The judge allowed Bennett to keep his driver’s license because he works as a taxi cab driver in New York City.

In other cases in County Court:

A Medina man rejected a plea offer and will face a trial beginning Aug. 20. Stacy Bryan, 23, of West Avenue has been charged with three counts of both criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, as well as third-degree welfare fraud.

Bryan allegedly sold dextroamphetamine on three occasions. He profited from the sales and didn’t report the income while collecting welfare benefits, the district attorney’s office said.

An Albion man pleaded guilty to criminal sale of marijuana in the fourth degree. The charge against Samuel Remley, 20, will be dismissed if he can complete Drug Court.

Remley was charged in February with one count of criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a marijuana in the fifth degree. Remley didn’t actually sell marijuana, but drove a friend to McDonalds in Albion, where the friend made the sale. Remley didn’t receive any of that money, but he was charged because he assisted in the transaction by driving his friend.

If Remley cannot complete Drug Court, he could face up to a year in jail.

A 19-year-old Albion man pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the third degree and could face up to four years in state prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 11.

Hayden K. Ettinger of East Academy Street admitted he broke into Robinson’s Redemption Center in Albion on Aug. 21.

The sentence for the Albion crime will be concurrent or at the same time as the sentence Ettinger receives in Genesee County Court. Ettinger has been charged with an October burglary in Oakfield on Lockport Road. In that case he was charged with third-degree burglary and unlawful possession of marijuana.