Judge sets bail at $200K for parolee who allegedly stole car and crashed into Murray garage

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 April 2017 at 9:48 am

ALBION – An Orleans County resident who recently was released from prison now faces numerous charges after he allegedly stole a car and drove while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Joshua D. Biaselli, 33, was arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday. Judge James Punch set bail at $200,000.

The judge cited Biaselli’s criminal history, with four prior felonies, numerous misdemeanors and two escapes.

Biaselli is accused of stealing a car from a person delivering pizzas on Feb. 10. Biaselli then allegedly crashed the vehicle into a garage on Gulf Road in Murray.

He was allegedly driving drunk and high from using cocaine and marijuana.

Biaselli was released from state prison in Elmira in January after serving more than five years in prison for felony DWI, bail jumping and drug convictions.

He was arraigned on Monday two counts of DWI, driving while impaired by drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of criminal mischief.

Biaselli was an inmate in Attica Correctional Facility when his grandmother, Elsie Biaselli, then 70, was arrested twice and charged with smuggling drugs to him. That led to felony charges against both of them.

Elsie Biaselli, 73, was recently released from state prison after being convicted promoting prison contraband by bringing drugs to Attica. She also was convicted of offering a false instrument for lying on her pistol permit and welfare application.

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