Bail set at $75K for Albion man facing robbery and burglary charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion man was arraigned on robbery and burglary charges on Monday, when Orleans County Court Judge James Punch set bail at $75,000.

Kyle Depoty, 23, of Albion faces charges of third-degree robbery and petit larceny for allegedly taking items from the Albion Wal-Mart on Dec. 8 and then threatening to harm a store employee.

Depoty also has been charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny for allegedly stealing a camera, camcorder and cigarettes from an Eagle Harbor home on Dec. 4. He also faces probation violation charges.

In other cases in county court:

An 18-year-old Murray man was arraigned for disseminating indecent material to a minor. Damien Jost of Ridge Road was remanded to jail on $2,500 bail.

He was charged in September with endangering the welfare of a child, use of a child in a sexual performance and disseminating indecent material to a minor. An investigation showed he was allegedly sending and receiving photos of a victim who was 12 years old that he was messaging on-line. Jost also allegedly sent the 12-year-old images of him having sex with his girlfriend.

Jost will be represented by the public defender’s office. Judge James Punch issued an order of protection for the 12-year-old.

Tricia Stoller, 29, of Groth Road in Holley pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. She faces a maximum sentence of 1 to 3 years in state prison when she is sentenced on May 12.

Stoller told Judge Punch that she stole a credit card on Sept. 27, 2012 from her sister-in-law and used the card. Stoller also admitted in court to having stolen coins and currency from a Murray residence. She said she planned to sell them at a pawn shop.

A Rochester man admitted to selling cocaine at the Burger King in Albion on Nov. 22. Kamerin Burroughs, 23, of Normandy Street pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Burroughs, a first-time offender, will be sentenced to no more than six months in jail as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced May 19.

A Brockport woman admitted to helping sell cocaine in Albion on Oct. 6. Brigitte Lutsch, 20, allegedly drove a drug dealer to Albion. She said she was aware cocaine was in her vehicle and that the drug was to be sold.

She has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 2 ½ years in state prison. She has been accepted into drug court. If she completes the program, which usually takes about a year, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

An Albion man also was accepted into drug court. Jeffrey Starkweather, 51, admitted he had a prescription narcotic that wasn’t prescribed to him on Aug. 1, 2013.

A first-time offender, he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. The charge carries a maximum sentence of a year in county jail. The charge will be dismissed if he completes drug court.

A former Orleans County resident was arraigned for third-degree welfare fraud. Otis Hardy was allegedly living in Florida while collecting local welfare benefits. He is in jail on $5,000 bail.