Police issue alert on missing Albion boy
ALBION – A 15-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome is being sought by authorities in Orleans County after being reported missing Friday morning from his West Bank Street home in the Village of Albion, Albion police said.
Timothy Mattison, who was last seen at his home, is without his medication.
He is described as a 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, white with black hair in a brush cut and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and riding on a “red chopper”-style bicycle.
Call 911 or Albion police at (585) 589-5627.
Level 2 sex offender wins parole eligibility
LOCKPORT – A Level 2 sex offender, serving state prison time for assaulting a police officer in Allegany County, became immediately eligible for parole this week after being resentenced.
The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled June 8 that Jason M. Meden, 36, had been illegally sentenced in April 2011, when Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III gave him three years behind bars for violating probation on his 2009 guilty plea to attempted second-degree assault. A police officer in Allegany County was injured when he fell while chasing Meden.
The appeals court ruled that Murphy should have given Meden an indeterminate sentence, so Monday, Murphy gave him 1½ to three years.
Meden moved to Niagara Falls while on probation and was charged in Erie County with failing to register his home address as required by the state’s Sex Offender Registration Act. He also failed a drug test last fall. He went on the offender registry for a second-degree rape conviction after he had sex with a 14-year-old girl in his former Grand Island home in 2007. Meden served a year behind bars in that case.
Ex-official accused of growing marijuana
MEDINA – A former assistant public defender in Monroe County was charged Thursday with growing marijuana in his Medina home.
Adam Rissew, 36, is accused of operating an extensive marijuana-growing operation that included scales, cutting devices and packaging materials. He also is charged with gun possession.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce said Rissew was an assistant public defender until his initial arrest in July by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. The new charges are the result of an investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Man tied to sex attack on 12-year-old girl
STOW – A Stockton man was arraigned on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with subjecting a 12-year-old girl to sexual contact in May 2011, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.
Ryan M. Robbins, 22, of Munger Road was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond.
Authorities said the alleged incident occurred at a home in Stow on May 21, 2011. He was arrested following a joint investigation by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services and the sheriff’s office.
Identity released in motorcycle crash
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash late Tuesday in the Town of Wilson.
Jody D. Barron, 41, of Youngstown was taken from the scene by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center and remained in critical condition Thursday.
The crash at Route 93 and Burch Road occurred shortly before noon Tuesday.
Deputies said Barron was found in a cornfield on the north side of the intersection, where he landed after being thrown from the motorcycle.
It appears the motorcyclist missed the curve in the road, drove off the north shoulder and struck a ditch, deputies said.
Man told to sell car as part of DWI sentence
LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas ordered a drunken driver to sell his car as a condition of placing him on five years’ probation Thursday.
John A. Jacobs Sr., 50, of Sy Road, Wheatfield, also was fined $2,500 for his felony driving while intoxicated plea, stemming from an April 7 arrest on Burch Road in Wilson, where his blood-alcohol content was measured at .20 percent.
In another sentencing Thursday, State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. placed Emma F. Slocum, 23, of Coomer Road, Newfane, on three years’ probation for two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Slocum sold Suboxone Sept. 26 in the City of Lockport and Oct. 12 in Newfane.