At 12:08 a.m. Sept. 5, Baldwinsville Police Officer T. S. Czyz stopped a vehicle on E. Genesee Street for suspended registration. The driver was identified as Peter M. Cole, 32, of 202 Marilyn Ave. in North Syracuse. Alcohol involvement was detected and the driver was given standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. At 12:26 a.m., Cole was arrested for DWI, suspended registration and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was transported to the police department where the booking process was completed. He was issued uniform traffic tickets and released on his own recognizance to appear in village court Sept. 23.
Multiple charges lodged
At 4:25 p.m. Sept. 9, Baldwinsville Police Officer P. J. Holtman arrested Belinda J. Fox of 303 Meadowview Drive in Central Square and charged her with 13 counts of third-degree forgery, one count each of second-degree computer tampering and third-degree grand larceny. The arrest is the end result of an investigation into a complaint from John Penny, owner of the Penny Electric Company that Fox, while employed as Penny's bookkeeper between 2006 and 2009, embezzled more than $16,000 from the business. It is alleged that Fox forged Penny's name on numerous checks and cashed them for herself and also paid personal debts with company money. It is further alleged that Fox attempted to hide the thefts by altering data in the company's computer ledger. Fox was arraigned before Village Justice Huling who released her into the pre-trial program. Fox was ordered to return to Village of Baldwinsville Court Sept. 16.
Unlawful possession of marijuana
At 1:45 a.m. Sept. 6, Baldwinsville Police Officer J. A. Zepptello arrested Anthony R. Pandozzi, 29, of 34 Candlewood Gardens, Baldwinsville and charged him with unlawful possession of marijuana. The charge stems from a complaint that indicated that the door to Pandozzi's apartment was open and that marijuana and a smoking pipe were visible on the table from the front door. The booking process was completed at the scene and he was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and scheduled to appear in village court Sept. 30.