The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


January 29, 2014

Police reports published Jan. 29, 2014

Medina Journal-Register — Woman faces fraud charge

ALBION — A West Academy Street woman stands accused of welfare fraud.

Heather A. McCollum, 23, 228 W. Academy St., Lot 27, has been charged with first-degree offering a false instrument, after an investigation by the Orleans County Department of Social Services Fraud Unit. Arrested Jan. 24, McCollum is accused of making false statements on her application for benefits, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

McCollum is due in Albion Town Court on Feb. 2.

Man charged after incident

MURRAY — A Brockport man was jailed over the weekend after he allegedly violated a court-issued stay-away order.

Steven M. Pifer, 29, 33 Skyline Circle, Brockport, is charged with second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim DeFilipps arrested Pifer on Jan. 25, after a domestic dispute in which Pifer allegedly had physical contact with the recipient of a previously imposed order of protection. The incident reportedly took place in front of small children.

Pifer was arraigned in Murray Town Court and was ordered held at Orleans County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Albion Police Department

BENCH WARRANT: Orlando Luciano, 49, of Rochester, was taken into custody on a bench warrant Jan. 21 at Albion Police headquarters.

MENACING: Sarah A. Samsel, 31, of Albion, was charged with third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment Jan. 24 at Crimson Heights.

New York State Police

DWI: Charles R. Wilson, 43, of Medina, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 3:50 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Town of Shelby. According to New York State Police, Wilson was released to a third party.

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