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May 30, 2013 - 1:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Deal of the Day.

With the switch over to a new, more secure ad server, the cost of serving ads has gone up significantly. To help offset this cost, we've adjusted the price on some deal of the day items. Restaurant and food establishment deal of the day gift certificates are now priced at 40-percent off the face value.

Andy’s Pizzeria, 4434 Ford Road, Elba, NY: We have been in business over 30 years and offer pizza, subs and wings. Our Everyday Special: Large cheese plus 1 topping pizza, 24 wings and a 2-liter Pepsi -- Only $29 (tax included). Other places tell YOU how great their food is…. At Andy’s: WE LET OUR CUSTOMERS DO THAT FOR US! Phone is 757-6699. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

The Mane Attraction Salon and Spa99 Main St., Batavia, NY: offers "Affordable Luxury" in downtown Batavia. We pride ourselves in the great customer service we give to the entire family. Men, women and children are all welcome either by appointment or walk-in. We offer all hair care services including cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, perms, styling/updos, facials, leg and back waxing, Shellac Polish System, manicures and pedicures. We are the only salon in Batavia that has an airplane chair for kids' cuts! Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. We have a $20 gift certificate for $10.

Dave's Ice Cream, 3872 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY: Dave's offers only locally purchased products, including Perry's hard ice cream in a wide variety of yummy flavors, with a wonderful assortment of toppings and homemade waffle cones. Different soft-serve flavors are offered weekly. We have a $10 gift certificate for $6.

Adam Miller Toy & Bicycles, 8 Center St., Batavia, NY: Feel like a kid in a toy store again, or treat your kids to the greatest toy store they will ever see. We have a $25 gift certificate for $12.50.

Bourbon & Burger Co., 9 Jackson St., Batavia, NY: Batavia's newest burger joint offers more than two dozen different types of tasty hamburgers. Our menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, appetizers and an extensive beer list, plus a full bar. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

The Color Salon, 35 Center St., Batavia, NY: Our attention to detail, combined with the focus on precision haircutting techniques will ensure that your hair will be your best accessory when you leave The Color Salon. We offer all hair care services including cuts, color, highlights, up-dos, as well as waxing services. We carry products such as KMS and Paul Mitchell. Now available: Bella Taylor purses! We have a $25 gift certificate for $12.50.

Alabama Hotel, 1353 Lewiston Road, Basom, NY: A historic and legendary tavern and restaurant. The Alabama Hotel is famous for its fish fries, but also serves a variety of top-quality entrees, featuring Certified Angus Beef. Now with expanded hours. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.

Greg'ry's Bakery, 13 N. Lake Road, Bergen, NY: The bakery offers a variety of the finest cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes, breads, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and so much more. Each treat is made the same as it has been for decades and baked right here. Come in and sample some for yourself! We have a $10 gift certificate for $6.

The Enchanted Florist, 202 E. Main St., Batavia, NY: Whether you need just the right gift or a memorial or just want to brighten your own home or workplace, The Enchanted Florist can put together just the right floral arrangement for you. We have a $20 gift certificate for $10.

Settler's, 353 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Settler's has a 25-year history of serving great, affordable breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Batavians. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Viking Valhalla Restaurant & Rose Garden Bowl21 Buffalo Road, Bergen, NY: Open for lunch Monday through Sunday, and dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. Dinner favorites are our succulent prime rib and Friday fish fries! We are always happy to help plan your special occasion -- wedding, shower, rehearsal dinner, stag party, graduation, company function, banquet, family or class reunion. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Spirits, 78 Lake St., Le Roy, NY. Le Roy's favorite sports bar, where fun and good food are always on tap. Come try one of our many delicious burgers that we have to offer, as well as our HUGE Bomber Sandwich, homemade chicken fingers made to order, and the all-time favorite Dumpster Plate with many choices. We deliver. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Alex's Place, 8322 Park Road, Batavia, NY: People come from all over the region for a fine dining experience at Alex's. It's best known for its ribs, of course, but Alex's seafood is also a favorite of the restaurant's diners. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.

Alli's Cones & Dogs, 7063 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, NY: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu; all-you-can-eat salad bar; ice cream served year-round; eat-in or take-out. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Ficarella's Pizzeria, 21 Liberty St., Batavia, NY: Dine-in, drive-thru or delivery. Featuring fresh, hearth-baked pizza since 1985, plus wings, pasta and more. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12. (Good only at the Batavia location.)

Sweet Ecstasy Bakery, 201 E. Main St. (Seymour Place), Batavia, NY. A retail and special order bakery located in Stafford. Offering a wide variety of items such as cookies, filled cupcakes, quick breads, pies, breakfast pastries, daily. On Fridays, Sweet Ecstasy Bakery offers fresh artisan bread like baguettes, sourdough and rye starting at noon. The custom cakes are out of this world with 3D characters or gorgeous wedding cakes to suit any budget. For all your sweet treats, we have a $10 gift certificate for $6.

T.F. Brown's, 214 E. Main St., Batavia, NY: T.F. Brown's is a great place for a good meal, good friends and to catch up on what's going on in the sports world. "If it happens in sports, it happens at Brown's." Stop in and check out our Jumbo Chicken Wings, Roast Beef on Weck and Friday night fish fry. The original family spaghetti sauce still adorns all of our Italian specialties. The other popular selections from our menu range from Super Salads, butcher cut Strip Loin and South of the Border items. We offer daily lunch and dinner specials as well as a full adult and children’s menu. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Santino's Pizza, 2 Main St., Oakfield, NY: We're pizza and a whole lot more! Voted #1 pizza in Genesee County in blind taste test! Santino's features pizza, wings, subs, wraps, ice cream, and more! We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Salsa & Curry, 13 Jackson St., Batavia, NY: An authentic Mexican restaurant, offering all of your favorite dishes from enchiladas and burritos to tacos and fajitas, as well as daily Indian food specials. We have a $20 gift card for $12.

Bohn's Restaurant, 5256 Clinton St., Batavia, NY: Fine dining in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Lunch and dinner, steak, prime rib and seafood. Ask about Bohn's catering services and banquet facility. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.

Jagged Edges Salon, 4140 Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia, NY: Jagged Edges Salon is a walk-in and appointment salon for men, women and children. It is a fun, welcoming salon that offers all hair care services including cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, perms, styling/updos, treatments, and facial waxing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. We have a $20 gift certificate for $10.

Batavia Downs Grandstand Bar & Grille, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY: A full menu, salad bar and drinks in one of the region's most popular entertainment venues. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15. (Must be new or current Players Club member to redeem.)

Daphne's Restaurant, 241 Swan St., (Off Rt. 63/Ellicott St.) Batavia, NY. Daphne's is destined to become a favorite for any who enjoy something special in a dining experience. Formerly the old St. Nick's Social Club, now unrecognizable to those who used to frequent the club, Daphne's provides you with a warm, inviting atmosphere and decor, which complements the array of wonderful dishes. We offer homemade seafood and pasta dishes, meatballs that are addicting as well as large salads, hot sandwiches & homemade potato chips. Fresh desserts are prepared in our own kitchen (tiramisu has been the top seller so far). We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Palm Island Indoor Water Park, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY: The newest family fun center in Genesee County, featuring a hot tub, monsoon lagoon pool and play area, tipping buckets, water slides, arcade with 15 games and birthday party rooms. We have a pair of gift certificates worth $40 in merchandise or services for $20.

Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, 9 Main St., Le Roy, NY. The kind of downhome, laid-back and comfortable place that just feels right. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, this eatery and bar features a variety of eats and drinks that are outstanding. Specializing in smoked meats -- each meat is dry rubbed with a proprietary mix of seasonings, then smoked slowly in their on-site smoker for maximum flavor and tenderness. With a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, combo platters and entrées, there's always plenty of choice for even picky eaters. Great food, frosty brews and some of the best folk around call the Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew their favorite -- make it your favorite today! Don't forget to ask about our catering! We have a $20 gift card for $12.

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May 30, 2013 - 12:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Fraud.

Two people in Le Roy have complained to police, according to Chief Chris Hayward, of getting phone calls that sound suspiciously like a scam.

Hayward is asking local media to alert seniors to the potential scam, which Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a statement about a few days ago.

The purported scam begins with a robo call that tells seniors they've been approved for an emergency alert device that they can receive for free. Scare tactics are used to encourage seniors to continue with the call, telling them that seniors have died when emergency responders were not notified quickly enough.

The company allegedly running the scam may be based in the Utica area and employs a 315 area code.

For a $35 monthly fee, the company says it will monitor this free equipment.

Potential victims are asked to give personal billing information over the phone.

Schneiderman issued the following tips on avoiding fraud:

  • Never give out billing or other personal information over the phone, especially if you receive an unsolicited telephone call from a stranger;
  • Never cash a check from an unknown source, especially if you are being asked to wire a portion of the proceeds to a stranger;
  • Never wire money to someone you don't know who contacts you; it's the same as handing over cash.
May 30, 2013 - 12:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, UMMC.

UMMC officially opened it's new postpartum maternity unit Wednesday. The unit features 10 private patient rooms, which include sleeping accomodations for a birth partner. The project cost $2 million.

Photo and information via The Batavian's news partner, WBTA.

May 30, 2013 - 11:49am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

A two-car accident is reported at Alleghany and Gabbey roads. It is not blocking traffic. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding. An officer on scene reports there is one patient who is shaken up but seems otherwise OK and will probably be a sign-off.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: The responders are back in service.

May 30, 2013 - 9:08am
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu.

Summary of the Village of Corfu's trustee meeting Wednesday evening. Information provided by Trustee Ken Lauer.

  • Mayor Ralph Peterson asked that a committee formed to study the options for police service in the village be disbanded. The trustees agreed to create a committee headed by a village resident with Trustee Art Ianni acting as a liaison between the committee and the trustees to study options for police service. Letters will be included in the upcoming tax bills seeking residents who wish to serve on the committee.
  • Without a police administrator, Peterson continues to serve as supervisor of the police department. The trustees agreed that all officers -- all of whom are part time -- will be limited to no more than 19.5 hours of work per week. The village is facing a possible lawsuit because of allegations that officers hired competitively weren't getting work hours and non-competitive hires were working more than 19.5 hours, which is an alleged violation of civil service law. The 19.5-hour rule will apply to all officers, competitive and non-competitive hires. There are 10 part-time officers in the department.
  • Peterson nominated local attorney Fred Rarick to the position of acting village justice. State law requires the position. The acting justice is the back-up for the full-time justice. With trustees Keith Busch and David Bielec absent, the motion to appoint Rarick failed 2-1 (three votes needed for any motion to pass). Laurer said he voted against Rarick because Rarick never formally applied for the position. Meanwhile, the two applications the village did receive were never passed along to Justice David O'Connor for his review.
  • Former Justice Robert Alexander sent a FOIL request to the village for documents pertaining to the trustees demand that Alexander repay $10,000 in allegedly missing court funds. Alexander is facing possible legal action by the village to recover the funds. Laurer said that Village Attorney Mark Boylan told him that Alexander never signed for the registered letter demanding payment, but that in his FOIL request, Alexander acknowledged seeing the demand for payment in an article on The Batavian.
  • Also read into the record was a Dec. 14 letter from the district director of the Unified Court System. The letter deals primarily with the dispute between Alexander and the trustees over the continued employment and supervision of the court clerk, Pam Yasses. Yasses had previously filed a harassment complaint against Alexander. While the letter states that the clerk is an employee of the village and the harassment complaint should be investigated, the trustees should not interfere with the judicial operations of the court. Alexander's term expired in March. The letter concludes that the trustees should take all appropriate measures to resolve the issue of the missing funds.
May 30, 2013 - 8:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy.

Kyle Justin James Jackson, 20, of Slusser Road, Batavia, is charged with burglary, 2nd. Jackson is accused of entering a residence on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, Batavia, and stealing property. Jackson was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Jonathan Edward Fox, 25, of Rumson Road, Rochester, is charged with DWI, refusal to take breath test and failure to dim headlights. Fox was stopped at midnight, Monday, on Route 19 in Le Roy by Deputy Matthew Butler.

May 30, 2013 - 7:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, creek road.

The driver of a car that was trying to pass another vehicle on Creek Road yesterday says the other driver sped up, preventing her from safely passing.

The driver being passed denies she sped up.

Both were issued citations following the two-car accident that cause one car -- the one being passed -- to fly off the roadway and overturn, pinning the driver's arm under the hood of the car.

Cindy Schwartz, 43, of Alexander, the driver of the car reportedly being passed, was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital where she's listed in satisfactory condition.

The other driver, 17-year-old Elizabeth Weber of Exchange Street in Attica, was uninjured.

Weber was northbound in a 2010 Kia SUV on Creek Road, according to Deputy Chad Minuto's report, when she attempted to pass a 2000 Chevy sedan driven by Schwartz.

According to Weber, Schwartz sped up.

Yesterday, at the scene, Minuto said there was an oncoming southbound vehicle that may have contributed to Weber's decision to try and get back into the northbound lane quickly.

When she did, her right rear fender clipped the left front fender of the Chevy sedan, sending it off the east shoulder and tumbling into a farm field.

A black Labrador was Schwartz's only passenger. The dog ran from the accident scene heading toward the woods far in the distance to the east. It was nowhere to be seen during accident operations and this morning dispatchers say they have no report of it being found.

The accident was reported at 6:48 p.m. and Town of Batavia fire responded to the accident along with Mercy EMS.

It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to extricate Schwartz. She was buckled in her seat, upside down in the vehicle with her arm outside the driver-side window and pinned under the roof the car. Firefighters used airbags to lift the vehicle so her arm could be freed.

Weber was cited under the vehicle code section 1122-a for allegedly returning to her lane of travel without reaching a safe distance from the overtaken vehicle and Schwartz was issued a citation for allegedly speeding up while being passed under section 1122-b.

May 30, 2013 - 12:42am
posted by Howard B. Owens in baseball, sports, high school sports, Notre Dame.

Without walking seven batters, maybe Notre Dame beats Lyndonville 3-0, Head Coach Mike Rapone said after the Fighting Irish lost to the Tigers 7-3 in a Section V Class D semifinal game at Dwyer Stadium.

Starter Tyler Stroud, normally in command of his pitches, struggled to get the ball over the plate and squandered an early lead. With only a couple of hits, the Irish saw their 3-0 lead slip to 3-2 and then disappear to a 4-3 deficit.

Two of those runs scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball after walks helped Lyndonville base runners advance to third.

"Walks, passed ball, ground out, and little by little we let them back into the game and we never got the momentum back," Rapone said.

Rapone praised the effort of Lyndonville but repeated, it was the walks that did in his team.

"Their pitcher threw a nice game," Rapone said. "He kept us off balance. We didn't hit the ball that well. I think if we didn't walk seven guys, the three runs might have been enough."

The Batavia Blue Devils beat Livonia today to advance to the Section V Class BB championship game in Geneva at 6 p.m., Friday against Pal-Mac. In the Class C final, Pavilion was eliminated by Bolivar-Richburg.

Top photo: Tommy Prospero scores in the first on a steal of home. The Tigers' catcher dropped the ball.

To purchase prints of photos from this game, click here.

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May 29, 2013 - 9:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, 400 Towers.

Batavia PD is looking for the public's assistance in resolving an alleged bike theft at 400 Towers on the night of May 19.

The subject in these photos is wanted for questioning and police are asking the public's help in identifying him.

Anybody with potentially helpful information should contact Officer Jamie Givens at (585) 345-6450.

May 29, 2013 - 6:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A two vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 9084 Creek Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. One vehicle is in a field on its roof and its driver is a female who has an arm injury and is trapped inside. Mercy Flight is called to the scene. The location is between Dorman Road and Lehigh Avenue.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. A black Labrador retriever was inside the vehicle that rolled over and subsequently ran away, says a responder, so if calls come in about a black lab running loose in the area it could very well be that dog.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: The woman has been extricated.

UPDATE 7:41 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne; destination unspecified.

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service. It appeared to those on scene that Mercy Flight headed to Strong Memorial Hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was apparently not injured.

May 29, 2013 - 4:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Oakfield.

A caller reports there's a man lying on or near the roadway on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road. Meanwhile another caller reports coming home on that same street and finding the front and back door had been opened and a pair of sneakers on the porch. The man lying down is believed to be sans shoes. Law enforcement is responding, and will no doubt be checking to see if the sneakers fit the man.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: "Where was the subject supposed to be laying?" asks an officer. The address given is 2847 (Batavia-Oakfield TL Road).

May 29, 2013 - 2:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Pringle Avenue.

The city's youth detective, Todd Crossett, has been asked to take a closer look at a complaint raised at Tuesday's City Council meeting about potentially race-related problems in the Pringle Avenue area.

City resident Shirley Nigro spoke to the council Tuesday and said that neighborhood kids have threatened her and her grandchildren, citing race as a motivation for their actions.

She said she and her grandchildren have been attacked while at the Pringle Avenue park and once had to be escorted from the park by police.

"Our neighborhood is getting ridiculous," Nigro said. "I've had people across the street (from the park) tell me, 'you're in the hood now. You better get used to it or get out.' ... there's a lot of hate out there."

After she complained the parents of some of the children involved, she said, the harassment of her grandson on the school bus got so bad that she now gives him a ride to and from school.

Chief of Police Shawn Heubusch said he's asked Crossett to look into the complaint, which he said is the only one of that nature that the city has received, not just from the Pringle Avenue area, but from throughout the city.

"It's very important for us to get feedback from the community," Heubusch said. "They're living there day in and day out. We're not. We're in the area as much as we possibly can be. We take any complaint seriously that we receive no matter where it comes from and we're looking into it as best we can."

He said with the weather warming up and more people out and about, there's bound to be conflicts and disputes.

"I can't think of any (complaints received) that have been race-related," Heubusch said. "There's always going to be neighbor disputes that you're going to get in any community. The more people you have, the more neighbors you have, the more there will be disputes."

May 29, 2013 - 2:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Fill the Boot, IAFF Local 896, City Fire.

City firefighters, members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 896, will once again ask motorists at in the Court, Ellicott and Main street areas to "fill the boot" with donations to help fight Muscular Dystrophy.

The donations benefit MDA charities in WNY.

The "Fill the Boot" campaign is June 7.

Last year, the campaign collected $7,500 for MDA, which was a record for the annual campaign.

"We had a very successful boot drive in 2012," said Local 896 President Greg Ireland. "The guys are looking forward to hitting the streets again in an attempt to top last year’s total. We really appreciate the generosity of those that can give, whether it be their spare change, a dollar or even more."

May 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, business, UMMC.

Press release:

United Memorial Medical Center will conduct a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of major renovations to the postpartum Maternity Unit at 4:30 p.m. today (May 29). The ceremony will be held on the fourth floor of the Hospital at 127 North St., Batavia.

United Memorial’s Maternity Renovation Project was a $2 million reinvestment into the Hospital facility to create 10 private postpartum patient rooms with private bathrooms and sleeping accommodations for the birth partner. Also included in the project is a family lounge area, Nurses’ Station, visitor restrooms, storage and office areas and improvements to the Nursery. The United Memorial Medical Center League pledged $100,000 to the project over four years.

The postpartum maternity wing on the fourth floor was closed in November 2012 for demolition and construction. Postpartum was temporarily moved to a closed unit on the second floor for the duration of the renovation. Patients will be placed on the new unit following a final cleaning later this week.

Last year, there were 653 babies delivered at United Memorial; an increase of more than 20 percent from 2011. To assure healthy women and babies, United Memorial Medical Center provides an array of services to women in our area. They include obstetrical and gynecological services at the Women’s Care centers in Medina and Batavia, childbirth education classes, nutrition counseling and lactation support services; as well as the MOMS program, which assists uninsured pregnant women with prenatal care. Diagnostic testing for bone density, 3D/4D ultrasound and digital mammography are also available.

For the Maternity Renovation Project, architectural services were provided by Clark Patterson Lee and construction management was under the direction of Manning Squires Hennig.

The public is invited to attend today's ceremony. Tours will be available until 7 p.m. Light refreshments provided.

May 29, 2013 - 1:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford.

A wire across the roadway on Randall Road prompted law enforcment to shut down the road until it can be removed. The location is between Richmond and Buckley roads. Stafford Fire Department is responding, along with a Sheriff's Deputy for traffic control.

UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: The wire has been removed and the road is reopened. Stafford is back in service.

May 29, 2013 - 12:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, golf, high school sports, Notre Dame.

Notre Dame's golf team won a Section V title in a tournament at the Livingston Country Club in Geneseo.

From left: John Lapple -- 81, Drew Morabito -- 85, Coach Bill Sutherland, Noah Hoy -- 83, Ben Warner -- 87, and Jared Thornton -- 92. This is the second year in a row that they have won the Section 5 Class C Championship with the same five players.

Photo and information submitted by David Warner.

May 29, 2013 - 10:52am
posted by Billie Owens in animals, Stafford.

A large turtle that's injured is reportedly laying in the roadway on Main Road in Stafford. Law enforcement is responding.

UPDATE 11:01 a.m.: "The turtle's been removed from the roadway and I'll be back in service," says the officer.

May 29, 2013 - 9:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.
Omar Negron-Mejias Nicolas Roman

Updated with a little more info, 10:03 a.m.

Drugs and a gun were allegedly found in a Nissan Altima located on State Street Road, Batavia, on Tuesday evening following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

Three men from Rochester were with the vehicle and all three were arrested following a search of the Altima.

One man was allegedly found with a loaded handgun and investigators also allegedly found cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Arrested and held on $25,000 bail after being arraigned in Town of Batavia Court on charges of criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana was 23-year-old Omar Francisco Negron-Mejias of Herald Street, Rochester.

Nicolas Luis Roman, 22, of Ketchum Street, Rochester, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Neal John Schifano, 36, of Willington Avenue, Rochester, was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument.

The vehicle drew attention because one of the subjects was out of the vehicle walking around it, said Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster. When Deputy Joseph Graff arrived the man got back in the vehicle and proceeded to a nearby driveway and Graff approached it a second time.

Brewster said contraband was observed in the vehicle and the investigation proceeded from there.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the men were in Batavia.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending.

The Sheriff's Office received the report of a suspicious vehicle at 6 p.m. and Deputy Graff responded. He was later assisted at the scene by were members of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force and Batavia PD.

May 29, 2013 - 7:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

One person is accused of illegally growing marijuana following a Local Drug Enforcement Task Force raid of a Pearl Street residence on Thursday.

Alex Dumbleton, 19, of Pearl Street, Batavia, is charged with unlicensed growing of cannabis, a Class A misdemeanor, and a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Also cited for alleged unlawful possession of marijuana were Sonya M. Bale, 28, and Sterlyng J. Wilcox, 26 , both of Pearl Street.

The task force executed a search warrant on the residence.

Dumbleton, Bale and Wilcox were allegedly found in possession of marijuana.

Investigators report also finding drug paraphernalia.

Dumbleton was allegedly found to be growing marijuana plants.

All three were arrested and issued appearance tickets.

Assisting in the investigation were the District Attorney's Office, Batavia PD and Sheriff's deputies.

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