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Offbeat crimes lead to 2 arrests in Genesee County

BATAVIA – Offbeat crimes led to the arrests of two men in separate incidents during the past week, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Charles G. Monacelli, 43, of West Bacon Road, Albion, was charged with petit larceny Saturday morning for a theft outside the Bontrager Auction, 8975 Wortendyke Road, Town of Batavia. Deputies said Monacelli allegedly removed the tailgate from a pickup truck parked along the road, put it in his vehicle and drove away. He was ordered to appear June 13 in Batavia Town Court.

Roy D. Hooten, 56, of South Main Street, Oakfield, was charged with promoting prison contraband after he was locked up in Genesee County Jail on another charge Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said Hooten, who has an extensive criminal record, was carrying a walking cane that later was discovered to contain 10 cigarettes. He is scheduled to appear May 30 in Batavia City Court.

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