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Several arraigned in county court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 July 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Orleans County Court Judge James Punch arraigned several people in court today and also set bail for the defendants, who face a range of alleged charges, including rape, burglary and various drug crimes. They all pleaded not guilty.

The following were arraigned:

Christopher Bucci, 34, of Galloway Road in Batavia was arraigned on second-degree rape, sexual abuse in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Bucci allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl on Dec. 28, 2013. The judge issued an order of protection for the alleged victim and set bail at $2,500.


Three people were arraigned for second-degree burglary, criminal mischief in the fourth degree and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The following are accused of breaking into a house with four children on East State Street on May 19: Dexter Turner, 22, of Caroline Street in Albion; Stormy Osby, 18, of Park Avenue in Medina; and Brandie Sumeriski, 19, of East Bank Street, Albion.

They allegedly also caused property damage and attacked one of the residents, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Punch set bail at $10,000 for each of the three. A fourth person is suspected in the break-in but hasn’t been charged yet.


Debra Unell, 52, of Orient Street in Medina was arraigned for three counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. The judge set bail at $20,000.

Unell was charged after she allegedly sold cocaine on three occasions between Oct. 3, 2013 and Dec. 11, 2013.


Curtis Stipp, 22, of Countyline Road in Middleport was arraigned on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. He allegedly had oxycodone and intended to sell it on Nov. 22, 2013, the DA’s Office said.

The judge set bail at $20,000 for Stipp, who may be considered for Drug Court.


Katherine Taylor, 24, of Main Street in Waterport was arraigned on two counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. She allegedly sold cocaine on three occasions between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.

The judge increased her bail from $5,000 set in town court to $25,000 based on multiple sales and a prior charge of escape.

“I don’t think that’s adequate bail,” Punch said about the $5,000.