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Speeding infraction results in multiple felony arrests after investigation in Penn Yan

A high speed incident in the Village of Penn Yan resulted in multiple felony arrests, stemming over two days, which came after investigators with the Penn Yan Police Department traced a series of marijuana sales back to two individuals.

The Penn Yan Police Department reports that on November 1st an off duty police officer was on his way to work when he observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner on North Main Street.

Both vehicles were observed by the officer and Police Chief traveling at a speed of approximately 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. Marked patrol units stopped both vehicles on Sheppard Street in the Village.

When officers approached one of the vehicles they detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Upon interviewing the passengers of the vehicle officers then located a marijuana pipe and took Camden C. Bailey, 16, of Penn Yan into custody for criminal sale of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.

The 16-year-old driver of that vehicle was issued a traffic ticket for speeding, and the driver of the other vehicle — identified as Rucianno O’Malley, 18, of Rushville was taken into custody on drug charges stemming from another incident.

Officers say that O’Malley sold marijuana to a person under the age of 16-years-old, who was the driver of the other vehicle. He was charged with criminal sale of marijuana — a Class D felony, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal using of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident that occurred on October 18th, and also charged with reckless driving, speed in zone, improper passing, following too closely as well as other vehicle and traffic charges.

O’Malley was arraigned in Penn Yan Village Court where he was remanded to the Yates County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secured bond.

Bailer was arraigned in Penn Yan Village Court and released on his own recognizance.

On November 2nd, police arrested Henry B. Ellis, 23, of Penn Yan after it was revealed that he had sold marijuana to three people under the age of 18 during the previous day’s incident. He was charged with three counts of criminal sale of marijuana — a Class D felony, as well as three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with criminal sale of marijuana — which is a Class D felony.

He was arraigned in Penn Yan Village Court and remanded to the Yates County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 secured bond.

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