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April 14, 2015 - 1:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, crime, fire, Alabama.

A vehicle found burning in a field off Bloomingdale Road, Basom, early yesterday morning, was stolen, according to Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster.

The 2002 Ford F150 pickup was stolen from a residence on Draper Road, Akron.

The fire was reported at 4:43 a.m. and the truck was completely engulfed by the time first responders arrived on scene.

The criminal investigation is being handled by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Alabama fire handled the call.

April 13, 2015 - 4:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, fire, Alabama.

A car is reportedly on fire in a field in the area of 986 Bloomingdale Road, Basom.

A chief on scene reports the car is well off the road.

Alabama fire is responding.

UPDATE 5 a.m.: A deputy is in route.

UPDATE 6:11 a.m.: Alabama fire had cleared the scene. Now there's a report of a field fire in the same location. Alabama fire responding.

April 10, 2015 - 12:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Alabama.

Eastbound semi-truck traffic is being shut down on Lewiston Road at Route 77 to Knowlesville Road, Alabama, because of a low-hanging wires.

There's also a utility pole leaning over the roadway on Lewiston Road. All eastbound traffic on Ledge Road will be closed at Route 77.

Alabama fire with mutual aid from Indian Falls responding.

National Grid is reporting a 30-minute ETA for the Ledge Road incident.UP

UPDATE 12:34 p.m.: There's a report of wires down at 12 Walnut Street, Batavia.

April 6, 2015 - 11:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Basom, crime, pembroke, Pavilion, Alabama, bergen.

Jonathan Chris Shirley, 33, of Council House Road, Basom, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd, failure to comply with lawful order, unlicensed operation, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, and no use of signal lamps. Shirley was stopped at 8:24 a.m. Sunday by Deputy Chad Cummings following a complaint of shots fired in the neighborhood on Council House Road, Basom. Shirley's vehicle was stopped and he was found to allegedly be a felon in possession of a weapon. He was jailed without bail. Deputies Christopher Parker, Brad Mazur and Cory Mower, along with State Police assisted in the response and investigation. 

Alexander D. Sweeney, 23, of Redfern Drive, Churchville, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and failure to keep right. Sweeney was stopped at 1:20 a.m. Sunday on Lake Street, Village of Le Roy, by Le Roy PD.

Timothy L. Freeman, 46, of Pavilion, is charged with menacing, 3rd. Freeman allegedly threatened a woman during an argument at a residence in Covington. State Police responded. He was jailed on $2,500 bail. An order of protection was issued.

William S. Smith, 47, of Main Road, Pembroke, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Smith was allegedly found in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop at 10:57 p.m. Saturday on Main Road, Pembroke, by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

Kenneth Russell Hernandez, 49, of Adams Street, Rochester, was arrested on a warrant stemming from a petit larceny charge. Hernandez was arrested upon his release from the Monroe County Jail, arraigned in Bergen Town Court, and jailed on $1,000 bail.

Kristine Elizabeth Harmon, 37, of Lincoln Avenue, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding and driving a vehicle without an inspection certificate. Harmon was stopped at 12:36 a.m. Friday on Pearl Street Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Allyn Jay George, 49, of Council House Road, Basom, is charged with menacing, 2nd. George allegedly threatened another person with a firearm during an argument, which was reported at 5:53 a.m., Friday. He was jailed on $500 bail.

March 31, 2015 - 12:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, pembroke, Alabama.

Marguerite Ann Magee, 76, of Oak Orchard East, Albion, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Magee allegedly struck another person with her elbow, which caused a cut lip. The incident was reported at 6:44 p.m. Monday at a residence on Judge Road, Alabama.

Terrance William Stenzel, 39, of Murray Street, Rochester, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operator, 2nd, and obstructed plate. Stenzel was stopped at 1:06 p.m. Monday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves for an alleged traffic infraction. Stenzel was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana. He was jailed on $550 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

March 30, 2015 - 2:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, byron, pembroke, Darien, Alabama.

Sarah Regina Orsini, 59, of Exchange Street, Rochester, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, possession of untaxed cigarettes, unlawful possession of marijuana and driving with a broken windshield. Orsini was stopped at 11:40 a.m. Sunday on Route 77, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Michelle M. Michael, 42, of West Seneca, is charged with petit larceny. Michael is accused of switching a price tag from a shirt to a more expensive jacket at Stan's Harley-Davidson and then paying for the mispriced jacket and leaving the store. The alleged switch was caught on surveillance video.

Gary Aton Williams, 54, of Lang Street, Rochester, was arrested on a warrant out of Gates related to a petit larceny charge. Williams was identified as a warrant suspect during a traffic stop at 7:38 p.m. Sunday on Route 262, Byron, by Deputy Joseph Graff. Williams as a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped for an alleged traffic violation.

Nelson Henry Nowicki Jr., 40, of Broadway Road, Darien, is charged with forcible touching. Nowicki allegedly forcibly touched another person.

Nicholas Ryan Donahue, 21, of Caraway Lane, Spencerport, is charged with possession of unstamped cigarettes, unlawful possession of marijuana and no front plate. Donahue was stopped at 8:08 p.m. Saturday on Judge Road, Alabama, by Deputy Joseph Corona. Donahue was allegedly in possession of 1,400 untaxed cigarettes.

Joseph R. Volasquez, 18, of Byron, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. The alleged incident was reported at 11:57 p.m. Sunday in Byron. Volasquez was arrested by State Police. He was ordered held on bond. No further details released.

March 20, 2015 - 11:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

An accident with injuries is reported at the intersection of Lockport and Lewiston roads. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding. State Troopers are on scene. One car smashed into a tree.

UPDATE 11:10 p.m.: Troopers report there are no injuries. Alabama fire is told to stand down.

March 16, 2015 - 6:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at 6154 Alleghany Road. A person has facial injuries. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding.

March 10, 2015 - 3:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Alabama.

Press release:

Nominations are currently being accepted for this year’s induction class of the Oakfield-Alabama Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding OACS alumni who have achieved distinction in their lives and chosen field after high school through significant contributions to their career, community or through personal achievements. If you know a person who meets the following criteria, please consider nominating him/her for this prestigious honor:

  1.  Nominees must be graduates of OACS or one of its predecessors, or have been active in school classes and activities during their senior year (Nominees who left school while in good standing to perform military service are also eligible.  Deceased alumni are not eligible for induction until the 5th anniversary of the year of their death.);
  2. Nominees must have graduated prior to 1998;
  3. Selection is based on achievement after leaving OACS which includes a worthy record in more than one, and exemplary achievement in at least one of the following:
  • Job-related achievements
  • Professional honors and awards, professional affiliations, publications
  • Civic or community involvement
  • Personal achievements/accomplishments
  • Positive impact on the communities in the Oakfield-Alabama school district

Anyone may submit a nomination for any person meeting the criteria stated above. Nominations must be made during the nomination period only (March 1 – April 30) by using the Online Nomination Form or the PDF Nomination Form (see links below). Electronically submitted nominations are strongly preferred over mailed-in, hardcopy nominations.

  1. Online Nomination Form
  2. PDF Nomination Form
March 9, 2015 - 8:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Alabama.

Press release:

Children who reside in the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District and who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1 this year are eligible to be registered for our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you need a registration packet, please call the elementary school office at 585-948-5211, ext. 3211, to request one, or e-mail [email protected]

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd through Thursday, March 27th at the elementary school office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2p.m. Information packets have been sent to families. If you did not receive a packet or are new to the district, please notify the elementary office at 948-5211, ext. 3211, and we will send one to you.

Please bring the following mandatory documents with you: a completed Student Information Form (from the packet received in the mail), your child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency, a current immunization record and a current physical examination.

Only children who have reached their fifth birthday on or before Dec. 1, 2015,may be registered for the 2015-2016 school year.

March 3, 2015 - 7:23am
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is blocking traffic on Route 77, south of Ledge Road. Alabama fire is responding and fire police are to shut down northbound traffic at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road.

March 2, 2015 - 3:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Oakfield, Alabama.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The towns of Oakfield and Alabama are having a joint Public Information meeting on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Alabama Fire Hall, 2230 Judge Road, Oakfield to discuss a proposed Water District on Townline and Macomber roads.

February 21, 2015 - 4:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama.

The "possible eminent collapse of a roof" is reported at 493 Bloomingdale Road on the Reservation. At the rear of the building, the ceilings are quite bowed and water is leaking in, says the caller. Alabama fire is dispatched to investigate.

February 19, 2015 - 7:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Alabama.

A chimney fire is reported at 1084 Ledge Road, just east of the Reservation boundary line. Alabama fire is responding.

UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: Fire is out. Alabama assignment is back in service.

February 15, 2015 - 2:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 1655 Lewiston Road, near Knowlesville Road, Alabama.

Passersby are attempting to help the people out of the vehicle now.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: There were two occupants. One is out and they're working to get the other one out.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS back in service.

February 10, 2015 - 12:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama.

A "possible impending roof collapse" is reported at 7020 Macomber Road, just south of Judge Road. Alabama fire is responding. The caller reports the roof is leaking and creaking.

UPDATE 12:04 p.m.: A code enforcement officer will be notified and asked to go to the location.

UPDATE 12:08 p.m.: A responder on scene, checking from inside the house, says there is a minor leak in the ceiling.

February 9, 2015 - 2:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Alabama.

The Allens food processing plant in Oakfield is being evacuated because of a strong odor of natural gas coming from behind the building. The plant manager tells dispatch there's a main gas pipeline behind the facility, located at 40 Stevens St. in the village. Oakfield fire is responding, along with mutual aid from Alabama. Winds are north/northeast at 15 mph.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: National Fuel has been notified. No ETA given.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: The fuel line has been shut off.

January 13, 2015 - 12:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A vehicle has reportedly hit a tree on Alleghany Road north of Roberts Road, Alabama.

There is airbag deployment.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 12:18 a.m.: Chief on scene reports minor injuries.

January 10, 2015 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Lewiston Road. Genesee County dispatch plotted the call locale as east of Knowlesville Road. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: A responder on scene reports "a vehicle into the trees."

January 1, 2015 - 1:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, weather, Alabama.

Authorities in Alabama are requesting a travel advisory because of near zero visibility. 

Alabama fire is on scene of a single-car accident at Route 63 and Route 77 with wires down. A wire is on a vehicle.  No injuries are reported.

Traffic is being closed at Ledge Road and 77.

It sounds like there are other property damage accidents in the area.

There is an accident, perhaps Route 63 and 77, with seven people in the vehicle. No injuries.

Mercy EMS is responding to Route 63 and 77 because of the wire on the car.

Traffic is being closed at Phelps Road by Pembroke fire.

UPDATE 1:18 p.m.: Traffic is being slowed at Kearns Road, Pembroke.

UPDATE 1:18 p.m.: A car has struck a pole at Marble Road, wires down.  

UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: National Grid is on location.





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