On June 15, Ibraheem Farah Hamza Khalifa, 35 of Rushford, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. He is charged with seven felonies: Felon Convicted of a Crime of Violence – Firearm Violation, Possess Ammo/Any Firearm – Conviction or Adjudicated Delinquent for Crime of Violence, Assault – 2nd Degree – Dangerous Weapon, Harassment (Restraining Order) – Violate Restraining Order – Within 10 Years of Two or More Priors, Harassment (Restraining Order) – Violate Restraining Order – While Possessing a Dangerous Weapon, Obstruct Legal Process – Interfere With Peace Officer, and Fleeing Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle. The first two (Crime of Violence) counts carry maximum criminal penalties of 15 years in prison, $30,000 fines, and/or both. The third (2nd Degree Assault) count carries a maximum criminal penalty of seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. The fourth, fifth, and sixth offenses (Restraining Order Violations, Obstruct Legal Process) each carry penalties of five years in prison, $10,000 fines, or both. The seventh count (Fleeing) carries a max penalty of three years and one day in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both. On or about June 12, within Rushford, a police officer was dispatched regarding a H.R.O. Violation. Khalifa had allegedly broken the rules of a restraining order by coming within 500 feet of a petitioner’s house. The defendant allegedly fled the scene when told he was under arrest. An officer followed but wasn’t in pursuit. A stand-off involving the officer and defendant allegedly occurred near the airport, with the defendant allegedly pointing his gun at his own head and pointing it at the officer. The officer fired twice back, but the rounds didn’t connect. Khalifa allegedly started his vehicle on fire. A second officer arrived. Khalifa allegedly pointed his long-barreled gun at said officer. A third officer, with prior connection to Khalifa, arrived, and allegedly talked the defendant down, arresting Khalifa. The gun allegedly retrieved appeared to be a .22 rifle. Khalifa has three prior criminal convictions; Domestic Assault, Felony Terroristic Threats, and 4th Degree Assault of a Peace Officer. The defendant is also on supervised probation, with specific conditions to not use or possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives.
On June 18, Steven Ray Weerheim, 45 of Spring Valley, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Weerheim is charged with four felonies; Burglary – 1st Degree – Possess Dangerous Weapon/Explosive, Burglary – 2nd Degree – Dwelling, Theft – Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property – No Consent, and Receiving Stolen Property. The first count (1st Degree Burglary) carries a maximum criminal penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine. The second count (2nd Degree Burglary) carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. The third and fourth counts (Theft, Receiving Stolen Property) carry maximum criminal penalties of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fines. On or about June 14, an officer was advised to call a victim regarding a break-in. The victim alleged, someone broke in his back door and stole items from his home. A security camera in the home allegedly caught the event. The victim alleged Weerheim to be the culprit. An officer watched the security footage, also recognizing the perpetrator to allegedly be Weerheim. The defendant allegedly was carrying a hand-gun while committing the robbery. Many items were allegedly stolen including a black and red Cybertron computer tower, an HCG virtual reality head-set and controllers, ammunition for two guns, an X-box, and multiple swords. A neighbor alleged to having seen Weerheim’s vehicle parked in the alley behind the victim’s residence around the time of the robbery. Weerheim was later located and met with officers regarding concerns someone was trying to poison him. Upon arrival, the officer noticed Weerheim put something under the driver’s seat of his car. A warrant was later executed for Weerheim’s residence. All of the allegedly stolen items (noted above) were found. In Weeheim’s car, officers allegedly found a pistol under the driver’s seat.