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Medina man pleads guilty to break-in

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 June 2014 at 12:00 am

2 others sentenced to County Jail

ALBION – A Medina resident admitted in Orleans County Court today he broke into The Corner Store in Medina last October and stole items from the South Main Street location.

Michael Bauer, 28, of 730 S. Main St. could get up to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 18. Bauer in court today pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the third degree.

He was arrested on Oct. 25. Medina police said he stole the convenience store’s cash register, an undetermined number of scratch-off lottery tickets, cigarettes and other store merchandise.

In other cases in county court today:

A Medina woman was sentenced to six months in county jail for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a charge that carried a maximum of 2.5 years in state prison.

Gale V. Morehouse, 51, admitted in court in March that she sold methadone from her home on Church Street in Medina on April 22, 2013. She is a first-time offender. Morehouse has since moved to Lockport.

Cody Gillette, 24, of East State Street in Albion was sentenced to six months in jail for driving while ability impaired by drugs, attempted forgery in the second degree and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Gillette, who has a prior DWI, admitted in a previous court appearance that he was driving on June 16, 2013 after consuming opiates and using marijuana. He also admitted to forging a check on June 26, 2013. He was ordered to pay $257 in restitution to Five Star Bank.

Judge James Punch also sentenced Gillette to five years probation. The judge revoked Gillette’s driver’s license for a year and also will require him for the next five years to use an interlock ignition device that measures his Blood Alcohol Content.

Mathew J. Albone, 32, of Medina can avoid going to jail if he successfully completes Drug Court. Albone last January was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

He pleaded guilty in court today to CPCS in the fifth degree and CPCS in the seventh degree. He admitted in court to selling prescription narcotics that were prescribed to him.

If he completes Drug Court the charge of CPCS in the 5th degree will be dismissed. That charge carries a maximum of 2.5 years in state prison. If he completes Drug Court and goes another year without drug infractions or breaking the law, the charge of CPCS in the 7th degree will also be dismissed.