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Albion man, 20, sentenced to prison for break-in

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 August 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion man was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for a burglary last August at Robinson’s Redemption in Albion.

Hayden Ettinger, 20, of East Academy Street pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the third degree on June 2. He faced up to four years in state prison. His attorney requested Probation and no incarceration.

Genesee County Judge Robert Noonan gave Ettinger five years on Probation for a similar crime of breaking into a barn in Oakfield last October. Ettinger has been receiving treatment for a “horrendous drinking problem,” his attorney said.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch said Ettinger committed multiple crimes, and breaking into other people’s property is a serious crime.

“I’m not going to sentence you to Probation,” Punch said. “I don’t think that appropriate.”


In other cases in County Court:

The judge set bail at $200,000 for a Holley resident charged with driving while intoxicated and numerous other offenses, including second-degree assault, second-degree vehicular assault, two counts of third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol.

William O. Kuyal, 54, was arrested on June 18 after a car accident on Route 237 and Powerline Road in the town of Clarendon. Kuyal allegedly drove through a stop sign while going westbound on Powerline Road, crossing into Route 237. Kuyal and three other people were injured in the crash.

Kuyal has an extensive criminal record, said Susan Howard, the assistant district attorney. She noted he has 25 prior arrests and 13 convictions.

Kuyal is represented by attorney Kevin McKain, who entered not guilty pleas on behalf of Kuyal and requested that bail be reduced “to a more palatable figure.” McKain said Kuyal fell asleep while driving and there was nothing intentional about the alleged crimes.

Punch kept bail at $200,000 for Kuyal, who is in Orleans County Jail.

“This is a whopper of a criminal record,” Punch said.


A New York City resident admitted he mailed prescription narcotics to his ex-wife, an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility.

Juan J. Gonzalez could be sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Gonzalez said he mailed the drugs to his ex-wife between Nov. 1 and Nov. 23.

He said he was paid for the buprenorphine, which he acquired without his own prescription.

Gonzalez has open charges against him in the Bronx and Puerto Rico. He is currently in the Orleans County Jail. Judge Punch set $250,000 bail for him. Gonzalez will be sentenced on Nov. 17.