Several arraigned in County Court, including Clarendon man who had confrontation with police

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 December 2018 at 10:57 am

3 inmates face charges for either assaulting or harassing correction officers

ALBION – Several people were arraigned in Orleans County Court on Thursday for felonies, including a Clarendon man who had a confrontation with law enforcement officers on Sept. 27.

Andrew Klaver, 18, allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at a deputy and sergeant with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office before dropping the gun. Deputies were called to his residence on Bennetts Corners Road in Holley for reports of a family dispute. One family member was allegedly ramming a boyfriend’s car with her car. Her mother allegedly began pushing deputies.

Andrew D. Klaver allegedly ran back into the house then came back out with a loaded rifle and allegedly pointed it at two members of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. Klaver dropped the rifle moments later but refused to comply with further orders and was taken into custody following deployment of the Taser, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said in a news release on Sept. 28.

Klaver was arraigned on charges of two counts of menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $10,000 by Judge Sanford Church.

The charges with the two other family members are misdemeanors and are being handled in Clarendon Town Court.

In other cases in County Court on Thursday:

Thomas Norton, 22, of Cushing Road in Albion was arraigned on second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. He allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in September.

The judge set bail at $10,000 and issued an order of protection for the girl.

Freddy Rosario, 23, a former inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion, was arraigned on second-degree assault of a corrections officer after he allegedly punched an officer in the face and caused other injuries on Jan. 21, 2018. He is now an inmate at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Oneida County. The judge set bail at $25,000.

Valerie Allen, 31, a former inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, was arraigned on two counts of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate after she allegedly threw urine at two corrections officers in October 2016. The judge set bail at $25,000.

Devon Cappucci, 25, a former inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility, was arraigned for one count of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate after he allegedly spit blood at a corrections officer in September. He has been released from prison. He was picked up on a warrant in Rochester on Thursday and then arraigned in the Orleans County Court.

Justin R. Chaplin, 31, of Batavia pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary after he entered someone’s garage and stole a garbage can on Sept. 12, 2017 at Oak Orchard on the Lake in Carlton. He also pleaded guilty to petit larceny.

Chaplin has been accepted in a diversion program. If he stays drug free and completes treatment, the felony charge will be dismissed and he will avoid going to jail.

Chaplin’s diversion program will be through Genesee County. He thanked Judge Church for the opportunity to be in the program.

“Follow through and do it,” the judge told him. “It’s on you.”

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