The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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November 21, 2012

Three plead to burglary charge

Medina Journal-Register — ALBION — Plea offers were accepted Monday by three county residents who were charged earlier this year with burglaries from multiple residences.

John Cecchini and Devon Griffin, both of Medina; and Brittany Kennedy, Kendall all agreed to plead guilty to second-degree attempted burglary during an appear at Orleans County Court.

According to statements given to County Court Judge James Punch Monday, both Cecchini and Griffin attempted to enter an Albion residence on July 11 with the intention of stealing property from within. They left after hearing the scream of a startled resident.

They had been driven there by Kennedy, who according to a voluntary statement read by District Attorney Joe Cardone had driven the men to other locations earlier that week, each time having them return with stolen goods.

The trio faced burglary, mischief and larceny charges stemming from a string of July burglaries — one in Albion, one in Ridgeway and three more in Medina.

All three will be sentenced on Feb. 11. Punch said that Cecchini, who has previously been convicted of a felony, could face between three and seven years in prison. The sentences for Griffin, who may receive youthful offender status, and Kennedy are less certain.

• Dominic Charloten will be sentenced Feb. 11 after accepting a plea offer Monday. In a statement to Punch, Charloten admitted to selling heroin to an undercover police officer in Rochester April 3. The purchase was initiated from Orleans County.

As per the terms of the plea offer, his sentence for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance will not exceed three years in prison.

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