Holley woman pleads guilty to burglary in Ridgeway

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 September 2021 at 11:41 am

ALBION – A Holley woman admitted in Orleans County Court today she was the driver for co-defendants in a burglary on Fruit Avenue in Ridgeway.

Melissa Kuhn, 20, could face up to six months in the county jail and five years of probation when she is sentenced on Dec. 1.

In court today, Kuhn said she wasn’t aware ahead of time the co-defendants intended to break into a garage on Fruit Avenue and take tools. She realized when they opened the trunk of the vehicle that they had committed a crime. She said they asked her to be the driver because they didn’t have drivers’ licenses.

As part of the plea today, Kuhn was told she will need to pay a $300 court surcharge, $50 DNA databank fee, and $25 crime victims’ fee.

In other cases, County Court Judge Sanford Church sentenced Edward Symonds, 55, of Waterport to three months in the county jail and five years of probation. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of controlled substance and admitted to selling two marijuana cartridges.

Cal Share, 50, of Kendall was sentenced to five years probation for aggravated DWI while driving a commercial vehicle. He also needs to pay a $1,000 fine and $520 court surcharge.