Albion man sentenced to state prison for break-in, wielding knife
ALBION – An Albion man was sentenced today to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison for breaking into a home and then waving a knife towards a resident inside.
Joshua Biaselli, 38, allegedly broke into the home on May 3, 2021. He faced charges of second-degree burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.
Biaselli pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. He was sentenced today in Orleans County Court by Judge Sanford Church.
Biaselli is a second felony offender. He was sentenced in Febraury 2018 in County Court to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison after driving intoxicated and crashing into a garage with a stolen car.
In other cases in County Court today:
• Paul Gulczewski, 28, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Gulczewski, formerly of Ridgeway but now an Albion resident, was charged on Sept. 1 after police were called with reports of gunshots from a Ridgeway residence.
He had a loaded 9 mm handgun, a large capacity ammunition feeding device which held 30 bullets, and was in possession of cocaine.
He faces up to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced on May 4.
• Leo Woodrich Jr., 58, of Medina pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. He could spend up to 1 to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 4.
He was driving in an erratic manner and under the influence on Oct. 22, 2021, said District Attorney Joe Cardone. Woodrich was going about 30 miles per hour when he rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped, causing extensive damage to that vehicle, Cardone said.
Woodrich acknowledged he was driving with a license that had been suspended the previous day after he pleaded guilty in Barre Town Court to driving while ability impaired.
• Luis Sanchez, 32, of Albion was arraigned on charges of criminal contempt in the first degree, assault in the second degree, tampering with a witness and robbery in the third degree.
Sanchez allegedly took a person’s phone, violated an order of protection and injured the person who was ordered to stay away from.