Rochester man pleads guilty to grand larceny after money taken from Clarendon vehicle

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 July 2017 at 11:17 am

ALBION – A Rochester man pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree and could be sentenced to up to six months in jail.

Devon Robinson, 23, admitted he was part of a break-in with a truck where cash was stolen.

Robinson said in Orleans County Court on Monday that he smashed the window of a truck in Clarendon on Oct. 19, 2016.

He said he then went back to the vehicle he was driving in while another codefendant took an envelope with cash from the truck. District Attorney Joe Cardone said $8,000 was stolen from the vehicle.

Robinson said in court he knew there was money in the truck after being told by two co-defendants in the crime. But Robinson said he didn’t know how much money, though he knew it was more than $3,000.

He told Judge James Punch that the other codefendants – Brionnah L. Raglan, 21, of Medina and Jade Fayko, 21, of Holley – both took some of the money. The cases against those two are pending in court. (Fayko declined a plea offer on Monday.)

The charge of fourth-degree grand larceny normally carries a 4-year maximum in state prison, but Robinson will face no more than six months in the county jail when he is sentenced on Oct. 2.

In other cases in court on Monday:

• Jenia Suarez-Jimenez, 25, of Telegraph Road in Medina was arraigned for criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

She was charged in April for allegedly selling hydrocodone in Medina and western Orleans County. The judge set bail at $10,000.

• Charles J. Knapp, 48, of East Center Street in Medina was arraigned on three counts each of criminal sales of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

He was arrested on March 1 after an investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription pills (Aprazolam).

Knapp has prior felonies, Cardone said. The judge set bail at $25,000.

• Allen Snook of Medina was congratulated for completing a drug diversion program, which resulted in a felony being reduced to a misdemeanor drug crime.

Snook finished a drug addiction program, stayed off drugs and has a job. He was praised by Judge Punch.

“Congratulations, Allen,” Punch said. “You did a great job.”

Snook told the judge he appreciated his help.

“Thank you for the opportunity to get my life together,” Snook said.

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