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Sun., Oct. 4
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Port Leyden man admits to entering residence with gun


LOWVILLE — A Port Leyden man admitted Tuesday in Lewis County Court to entering his estranged wife’s home while brandishing a gun.

Joseph S. Kraeger, 29, of 3373 N. Pearl St., pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, a Class B violent felony. Sentencing was set for Dec. 11.

Mr. Kraeger was accused of unlawfully entering Angela Kraeger’s residence on Moose River Road in the town of Lyonsdale with a gun.

Also in Lewis County Court on Tuesday:

Daniel P. Nentwick, 22, Fayetteville, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, also satisfying a second count of that charge and two counts apiece of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing was set for Jan. 18. Mr. Nentwick was accused of selling hallucinogenic mushrooms at the moe.down music festival in mid-August in Turin.

Christopher J. Brundage, 30, of 5503 Naumburg Lane, Castorland, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny and pleaded guilty to the charge. He then was entered into the county’s Drug Court program. Mr. Brundage was accused of taking $1,203.79 worth of roofing material belonging to his mother, Mary J. Brundage, on June 18 and returning it to Steele’s Ace Home Center, Lowville, for a refund.

Joshua S. Alexander, 29, of 10144 Washington St., Copenhagen, was arraigned on a charge of felony driving while intoxicated and pleaded guilty. He then was entered into the Drug Court program, concurrent with a Jefferson County sentence. He was stopped Sept. 1 on Route 3 in the town of Diana.

Amy L. Stone, 28, of 123 N. School St., Apt. A, Carthage, was arraigned on a charge of fifth-degree welfare fraud and pleaded guilty to the charge. She then was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, $2,791 restitution, which she paid, and disqualification from food stamps for one year. Ms. Stone was accused of improperly receiving food stamp benefits from June through December 2011.

Benjamin R. Gallo, 37, Ava, was arraigned on two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and single counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Feb. 1. He was charged with possessing ketamine, Ecstasy and hashish during a traffic stop Aug. 12 on Route 26 in the town of Turin during moe.down.

Thomas A. Cardente, 24, Warwick, R.I., had sentencing in his case of third-degree attempted sale of a controlled substance adjourned to Dec. 7. Mr. Cardente was accused of selling oxycodone and possessing drug scales at moe.down.

James A. Loucks, 56, of 6643 Route 12, Lowville, had his case of three counts of aggravated criminal contempt adjourned to Jan. 11. Mr. Loucks was accused of violating orders of protection in early September by calling Rachel Loucks and sending letters to his children.

George H. Castor, 38, of 5559 Route 11, Adams, had sentencing in his case of second-degree attempted assault and endangering the welfare of a child adjourned to Dec. 7. He pleaded guilty to the charges May 16. Mr. Castor was accused of hitting Rebecca Davis in the hand with a hammer, damaging a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis belonging to her and shoving her and an 11-year-old boy to the ground.

A short County Court calendar also was held Monday:

Joseph M. Nolan, 23, of 8226 Artz Road, Beaver Falls, was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny, pleaded guilty to the charge and signed an amended Drug Court contract. He was accused of stealing prescription pills belonging to Margaret Tuttle in the village of Lowville on Oct. 8.

Mr. Nolan in late June entered the county Drug Court program on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was accused in that case of possessing a prescription for Percocet containing an altered quantity.

Patrick R. Delles, 25, of 6193 Solomon Road, Glenfield, was arraigned on a charge of third-degree burglary and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Dec. 7. Mr. Delles was accused of unlawfully entering a camp owned by Benjamin Hawley in the town of Greig on Aug. 14.

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