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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man charged with pulling a knife on a Mount Morris police officer is willing to sit out his trial, because he is apparently content in the Livingston County Jail.
Joseph Harris, 45, says he will not participate in his trial if he is represented by the Public Defenders office, and that he is content to sit in jail and not participate in his trial, now set to start on January 15.
“You want to go to trial, go without me I’ll be in the Livingston County Jail. I like it in there, it’s great, they have pizza, ice cream, and you can do your laundry every other day,” Harris said in court Thursday.
Harris had his request for new representation denied by Judge Dennis Cohen, after numerous, sometimes offensive outbursts in court about his court appointed attorney, Ann Connor. Judge Cohen stated the Public Defenders office was more than capable of providing adequate counsel.
Harris then argued that if he was let out of jail, he could then collect $1,100 per month from Social Security, and thus would be able to afford to hire his own attorney. Judge Cohen denied that request as well.
Harris is now being represented by James McCann. He faces 8 years in prison if convicted of the charge of menacing a police officer.
Source: Genesee Sun
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, off-duty officers of the Mount Morris Police Department, stocked with several boxes of American flags, stood in the highway median of Route 408 in front of Shure Save, handing out flags to any and all motorists who stopped. The flags are given free as a reminder of September 11, 2001, and the police officers and firefighters who gave their lives in the service of their profession. For motorists who wish, the stop is also an opportunity to make a donation towards the worthy projects undertaken by the Mount Morris Police Benevolent Association. RELATED STORY: On 9/11, communities pay tribute. “The important thing about this is for people to remember 9-11. You don’t have to donate,” Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi said. “Every car that goes by gets a flag, whether they donate or not.” Mount Morris police officer Tom Brice accepts a donation before handing out an American flag during a Sept. 11 fundraiser by the Mount Morris Police Benevolent Society on Route 408. The was the twelfth annual flag giveaway. Police Benevolent Association members have been handing out the flags since the first anniversary of 9-11. Mignemi was among the founders of the tradition when, as an officer, he was chairing the Benevolent Association in 2002. Mignemi noted that about 2,000 flags were being given away this year throughout the morning. Funds donated to the Association are used for the Charles DiPasquale Scholarship at BOCES, assisting the Kiwanis food baskets, a Kindergarten party at MMCS, a movies and popcorn day for the 4th and 5th graders, recreation and athletic programs, the Christmas celebration in the village and other worthy causes in the community. The 16 active full and part time officers of the Mount Morris Police Department are all Association members. Chief Mignemi and retired chief Charles DiPasquale retain their affiliation as social, non-voting members. The Police Benevolent Association is a separate and distinct entity from the police officers’ Council 82 bargaining unit. The Association exists only as a service organization. All funds raised by the Association are directed to community projects. The Sept. 11 flag giveaway is the Association’s principal fundraiser.
Search and rescue personnel were mustered during the late evening of Sept. 13 when an 84-year-old man was reported missing. Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi noted that the missing person was the father of one of his officers, Mark Brado. Brado reported that his father Francis had driven to Mount Morris Lanes for a take-out meal, which he was bringing home to Mark. When Mr. Brado failed to return home, Mark went to Mount Morris Lanes, found his father’s car in the parking lot, and learned that his father had been at the bowling ally, had purchased the food, had left the building, then seemingly disappeared. Mount Morris Fire Chief Dean Smith coordinated a search party consisting of fire and police volunteers, members of the Livingston County CART team, and a Sheriff’s canine. As the teams was being readied, Mount Morris Police Officer Terry Soto reported that he had discovered Mr. Brado wet but apparently well, walking in the village at a location about a half-mile from the firehouse, which was headquarters for the search. Francis Brado told his rescuers that, after he had obtained the food at Mount Morris Lanes, he had not been able to start his car, so he decided to walk home by way of the Greenway Trail. On the trail, some distance from the Lanes, in the dark without a flashlight, Francis lost his footing on the slippery ground and tumbled down a 50-foot hill. He laid in the rain, yelling for help for more than an hour. Eventually Francis, who was not badly hurt by the fall, managed to get up on his own and begin walking again. When discovered by Officer Soto, Francis was still holding his son’s take-out meal. Francis was taken to the police station, where he was checked by Mount Morris Ambulance medics and heartily greeted and hugged by many members of his large family. “As I drove by the fire hall I could see about a dozen men who had responded in the middle of the night to help find this man,” Mignemi noted. “I can’t express how proud I was of the men and woman of the Mount Morris police and fire departments, who came out to help.”
Last week a Mount Morris man made a court appearance after being charged with menacing a Police Officer and other charges after he allegedly pulled a knife on the officer.
Joseph Harris, 45, who allegedly pulled a knife on Officer Mark Brado, a Mount Morris Village Police Officer, was charged with eight misdemeanor and felony counts as a result of the May incident. Officer Brado was not injured in the incident.
The case has been adjourned until September 12th, where Harris and his lawyer, Ann Connor, will contemplate a plea deal that includes a minimum two-year sentence.
Just last year Harris spent time in the Livingston County Jail where he was charged with promoting prison contraband.
Mount Morris Police in conjunction with State Park Police held a seatbelt checkpoint in on Route 408 in front of Rite Aid from 4pm – 8pm on May 21, 2013. This detail was to check for seatbelts, registrations, inspections and drivers using cell phones. During this detail, a few tickets were issued for improper car seats for children. It is imperative that you have the proper seat for the child’s age, height and weight requirement.
Buckle up! Several seatbelt tickets were issued during this detail!
Stay off your phone… “It can wait” citations were issued as well…
The Mount Morris Police would like to send a message to the community that it is against the law to talk or text while driving. Make sure your seatbelt is properly worn at all times and maintain the Village speed limit. Also, check your vehicle registration, there is a specific date in which it expires – It is not like an inspection which expires at the end of the month in which it is due to expire. Many excuses were given as to why the vehicle registration had expired. It does not matter why or how; the vehicle cannot be driven if it is not registered.