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Port Leyden man sent to prison on burglary charge


LOWVILLE — A Port Leyden man was sentenced Tuesday in Lewis County Court to five years in prison for entering his estranged wife’s home while brandishing a gun.

Joseph S. Kraeger, 29, of 3373 N. Pearl St., additionally was sentenced to five years’ post-release parole supervision and $375 in court fees on a charge of first-degree burglary, to which he pleaded guilty Nov. 20. Acting County Judge Donald E. Todd issued an eight-year order of protection on the victim’s behalf.

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

Also Tuesday in Lewis County Court:

Emerson M. Wood, 81, of 3694 N. Pearl St., Port Leyden, was arraigned on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and pleaded guilty to all three charges. Sentencing was set for Feb. 8. Mr. Wood was accused of having sexual contact with a girl less than 11 years old in July, as well as having other inappropriate contact with two other children, one in July and the other in 2011.

Mark H. Davis, 21, of 903 Cronk Road, Watertown, was sentenced to six months in county jail, five years’ probation, $1,155 restitution and $375 in court fees on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 19. Mr. Davis was accused of possessing a stolen credit card belonging to Angela Fort on June 17 in the town of Lowville.

Tyler D. Henry, 20, of 9939 Route 12, Copenhagen, was sentenced to three years’ probation, $1,729.32 restitution, 100 hours of community service and $250 in court fees on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 9. Mr. Henry was accused of breaking several windows at the Cottage Inn on High Street and a neighboring residence owned by Randall Harper in Copenhagen on April 20.

Kyle Poore, 25, of 6102 River St., Glenfield, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and $50 in court fees after completing 50 hours of community service and paying $670 restitution on a charge of petit larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Nov. 9. He was accused of helping to steal gasoline, alcohol, a chain saw, binoculars and shotgun shells belonging to Benjamin Hawley on Aug. 14 in the town of Greig.

An alleged accomplice of Mr. Poore, Nicholas P. Flynn, 20, of 7234 Kotel Road, Lowville, was arraigned on a petit larceny charge and pleaded guilty. Sentencing was set for Feb. 8.

Cody J. Amidon, 21, of 6334 E. Main St., Turin, was arraigned on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unlawful possession of marijuana and pleaded not guilty. His case was adjourned to Feb. 14.

Mr. Amidon was accused of driving a van over the speed limit on July 12 in the town of Lyonsdale while a passenger was hanging out the side door skateboarding, going on the wrong side of the road while on two wheels and going off the road and nearly hitting a building in Lyons Falls. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, just above the state’s aggravated DWI threshold of 0.18 percent.

Michael A. Bauer, 32, Poughkeepsie, was arraigned on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal sale of a firearm and pleaded not guilty. His case was adjourned to Jan. 11. Mr. Bauer was accused of stealing two revolvers from the town of Greig residence of Randolph Bauer.

Jerrilee Hartle, 32, of 5380 Water St., Lowville, had his case of driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe backing and no inspection adjourned to Feb. 8. Mr. Hartle was accused of being under the influence of alcohol and diazepam May 10 in a parking lot on South State Street in Lowville and nearly backing into a patrol vehicle.

David A. Baxter, 44, of 5076 Crofoot Hill Road, Constableville, had his case of felony DWI, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest adjourned to Jan. 11. He was accused of drunken driving and possessing hydrocodone on Aug. 8 on Laura Street in Lyons Falls.

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