Wayne County 911 received a call on Thursday (4/12) at approximately 2:47 a.m. from a Town of Ontario man stating he had been a victim of a home invasion and had been assaulted. He reported he had been stabbed by the intruder.
The State Police immediately responded and pulled out all the stops to investigate the home invasion. State Troopers responded and 10 State Police Investigators became involved along with the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office and eventually the Greece Police Department.
Christopher L. Taylor, age 30, of 819 Ridge Road in the Town of Ontario, reported that the man allowing his (Taylor’s) estranged wife and children to live in the downstairs portion of his house in the Town of Greece, was the intruder.
Police immediately got search warrants for both the Town of Ontario and Town of Greece addresses, along with warrants for phone records.
Taylor was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. That is when police began to suspect there was much more to the story. The very minor cuts and abrasions raised suspicion. The investigation determined that the allegations that Taylor made were false.
Taylor immediately stopped talking and was charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the third degree (Class A misdemeanor). Taylor was arraigned in Town of Ontario Court in front of Town Justice Paul Sucher and committed to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $2,500/$5000 bail. He was scheduled to return to the Town of Ontario Court at a later date.
“This tied up a lot of people. It took them away from other cases they could have been working on,” said State Police Investigator John Stubbe.