Judge sentences 3 people in county court, including 1 to state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three people were sentenced for crimes in Orleans County, including state prison for an Albion man.

Curtis McCall, 28, previously of 319 West State St., was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years for third-degree burglary, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree for crimes on June 1, 2011.

McCall had been wanted on a warrant. He turned himself in.

In other cases on Monday, Judge James Punch sentenced the following:

Dana Hubler of Holley was sentenced to a year in jail for violating her probation. She could have received 4 years in state prison.

Hubler admitted she violated her probation by driving a vehicle without a license, drinking alcohol, driving without an interlock ignition device, and missing several probation appointments.

Hubler is an Army veteran and a mother.

Punch said he didn’t think state prison was appropriate for Hubler, but he said some time incarcerated was necessary.

“I understand you have a child and served your country as a veteran, I respect that,” Punch said at sentencing. “My concern is the public safety.”

An Albion woman avoided jail time, but will serve three years on Probation and 80 hours of community service in her sentence for criminal trespass in the second degree.

Brandie Sumeriski of East Bank Street was arrested with two other people for breaking into an Albion house with four children in May 2014. Those three faced second-degree burglary and other charges.

Sumeriski was present for the crime but didn’t have an active role in it.

“Your role was somewhat tangential,” Punch said.

As part of the sentencing, he said Sumeriski needs to stay away from the co-defendants in the case.

“You have some problems and one of them is you hang around the wrong people,” the judge said.