4 years in prison for man who sold cocaine

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 August 2016 at 8:54 pm

ALBION – A Rochester man was sentenced to 4 years in state prison on Wednesday after he admitted in a previous court appearance to selling cocaine to an undercover informant from Orleans County.

Alexander J. DeHoyos, 34, was given the maximum sentence by Orleans County Court Judge James Punch after DeHoyos pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, but he balked at paying $200 in restitution to the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task, which was the buy money for the cocaine. Punch had a restitution hearing on Wednesday and decided DeHoyos should pay the $200.

DeHoyos also was sent to prison in March after being sentenced in Monroe County for second-degree assault.

In other cases in County Court:

• A Gaines resident was arraigned for conspiracy in the fifth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. John P. Klotzbach, 66, of 13563 Ridge Rd., was charged on May 20 following an investigation by the Task Force, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

Klotzbach allegedly attempted to purchase a shotgun and refused to complete the required ATF form 4473 for the federal background check and was subsequently denied the purchase.

Several days later, a female acquaintance allegedly went into the gun store and wanted to purchase the same gun that Klotzbach attempted to buy. The gun store owner became suspicious when he noticed the woman was riding in the same vehicle as Klotzbach, as well as attempting to purchase the same gun that Klotzbach wanted. The store owner then contacted law enforcement authorities.

Judge Punch continued bail at $10,000 for Klotzbach during the arraignment on Monday. He already posted that bail at Town Court.

• Christopher Aldrich, 47, of 206 West Ave., Albion, was arraigned for violation of probation after he was arrested on July 24 for driving while intoxicated in Albion.

• Frank Ranallo Jr., 46, of Chestnut Street in Medina was arraigned on second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He allegedly entered a house on Salt Words Road on June 24 and took two guns and damaged a door.