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August 14, 2017 - 2:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, news, darien lake, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Goo Goo Dolls concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday:

A 17-year-old of Lincoln Avenue, Dunkirk, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.

Kevin R. Dawidowicz, 41, of Maywood Place, Buffalo, is charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a Darien Lake security officer with his vehicle.

Kevin M. Buisman, 32, of Elmwood Avenue, Tonawanda, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the venue without a ticket.

Colleen K. O’Donnell, 26, of Warsaw Street, Cheektowaga, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the venue without a ticket.

Cody Z. Woodhouse, 28, of Robinson Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the venue without a ticket.

Samuel P. McCaslin, 27, of Vahn Street, East Concord, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

August 14, 2017 - 11:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, Darien, Bethany, Le Roy, notify.

Nicholas Edmund Kaiser, 26, of Westbourne Drive, Tonawanda, is charged with felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Kaiser was arrested after arriving at the Genesee County Jail at 1:35 a.m., Sunday, to pick up a friend who had been arrested for DWI earlier in the night. Upon Kaiser's arrive, officers suspected Kaiser of being intoxicated. He submitted to a field sobriety test. 

Jamie Ann Dorazio, 24, of Broad Street, Tonawanda, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and failure to obey police officer. Dorazio was stopped at 11:44 p.m., Saturday, following a traffic stop on Sumner Road, Darien, by Deputy Eric Meyer.

Jeffrey Alexander Cardenas II, 26, of Lake Street, Le Roy, is charged with driving while impaired by drugs and failure to keep right. Cardenas was arrested after Deputy Mathew Clor responded to a complaint of a vehicle off the road on Lake Street Road, Le Roy, at 12:18 a.m., Saturday.

David James Leroy, 25, of Sumner Road, Darien, is charged with obstructing governmental administration, 2nd. Leroy was arrested after deputies and troopers responded to a check-the-welfare call at a location on Sumner Road, Darien. Leroy allegedly interfered with the deputies and troopers.

Ronald D. Ashton III, 24, of Bennett Street, Buffalo, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, suspended registration and driving to left on crest/grade curve. Ashton was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear in Town of Bethany Court on charges stemming from 2016.

Kelly Ann Kasper, 47, of Judge Road, Alabama, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Kasper allegedly struck a person who was the protected party in an order of protection.

Teshawn Anthony Lang-Smith, 21, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Lang-Smith is accused of damaging property at a party at 3:15 a.m., Aug. 30, 2014.

August 12, 2017 - 8:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in weather, batavia, Darien, news.

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Brandi Kaplun sent in this picture of a rainbow over St. Jerome's in Batavia and a reader submitted the rainbow picture below from Darien.

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August 5, 2017 - 2:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, darien lake, darien lake performing arts center, crime, news.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Dierks Bentley concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday:

Johnathan D. Haw, 18, of Domenic Crescent, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to re-enter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Haw was arraigned in Darien Court and jailed in lieu of $150 bail.

Michael T. Smith, 20, of Lake Glenn Drive, Livonia, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly re-entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Nicholas D. Pszczolkowski, 21, of French Lea, West Seneca, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Evan M. Dunham, 23, of Glendale Road, Brockport, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a Live Nation security officer in the face and chest.

Kimberly A. Stanton, 24, of Seneca Street, Baldwinsville, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Taylor E. Grenier, 18, of Cabrie Circle, Pittsford, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

A 17-year-old of Wildberry Lane, Pittsford, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Robert J. Moore, 20, of Greenway Blvd., Churchville, is charged with trespass after allegedly re-entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

August 3, 2017 - 9:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, alexander, news.

Michael A. Young, 36, East Avenue, Attica, is charged with DWI, driving to left of pavement markings and speeding. Young was allegedly driving 75 mph on Main Street in Alexander at 2:26 a.m. when he was stopped by Deputy Howard Wilson. Further charges pending results of a blood test.

Creagan Tuirc MacLaren, 18, of West Kendal Road, Holley, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, and unsafe start. MacLaren was stopped at 11:17 p.m. Sunday on Route 77, Darien, by Deputy Jenna Ferrando.

August 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

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July 30, 2017 - 4:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, news.

Between four to six vehicles are roadside on Sumner Road in Darien -- didn't get the address -- and the occupants are outside in a dispute. One male with a beard displayed a long gun; another male is armed with a machete. The occupant with a long gun allegedly came out of a gray Dodge Ram pickup with North Carolina plates. Genesee County Sheriff's deputies just arrived on scene.

July 19, 2017 - 9:04am

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Chicago concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday:

Jaqueline M. Walker, 48, of Wallace Drive, Grand Island, is charged with resisting arrest and two counts of harassment, 2nd, after allegedly kicking and striking several Live Nation security officers and then resisting arrest by kicking deputies while being taken into custody.

Mark P. Walker, 49, of Wallace Drive, Grand Island, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly punching a Live Nation security officer in the face.

July 17, 2017 - 10:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in darien lake, darien lake performing arts center, Darien, crime, news.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Chris Stapleton Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday:

Jeremy A. Wicks, 34, of Beebe Road, Afton, is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle after allegedly taking a Darien Lake golf cart without permission. Wicks was arraigned in Darien Court and put in jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Russell P. Vincent Jr., 18, of Chestnut Road, Newfane, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Brandon M. Welsh, 29, of Main Street North, Jarvis, Ontario, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly having unwanted contact with a Live Nation employee.

Amanda M. Ott,  30, of East Avenue, Lockport, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Live Nation employee in the chest.

Kaitlyn M. Hornburg,  20, of Seger Road, Sinclairville, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly spitting in a Live Nation employee's face.

July 14, 2017 - 10:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Route 20 at Tinkham Road, Darien.

Darien fire and Darien ambulance responding.

UPDATE 10:42 p.m.: Minor injuries reported.

July 14, 2017 - 10:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, darien lake, darien performing arts center, news, notify.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Vans Warped Tour Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday:

A 16-year-old, of Lake Avenue Lancaster, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Thomas A. Soares, 31, of Smoral Road, Camillus, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Zackery K. Johnston, 21, of Kingsley Road, Rochester, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the fenced in pit area of the venue without permission.

Brittany L. Dumsar, 24, of Anytrell Drive, Webster, is charged with criminal trespass, 3r,d and harassment, 2nd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and then spitting in a Live Nation employee's face.

Joseph N. McCarthy, 23 of North Road, Freedom, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

July 13, 2017 - 10:31am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake, darien lake performing arts center, news.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Nickelback concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Wednesday:

Kortney R. Howell, 19, of Church Street, Victor, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

A 17-year-old of North Davis Road, Elma, is charged with criminal impersonation, 2nd, after allegedly identifying himself as another person and using their identification.

Nicholas S. Zabmester, 21, of Fernwood Drive, Lockport, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence to enter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Andrew C. Denslow, 42, of Pocono Drive, Austin, Texas, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Live Nation employee while attempting to gain entry to the concert venue.

July 12, 2017 - 11:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Darien, notify.

A hit-and-run accident with injuries is reported in the area of 1499 Sumner Road, near the Employee Road entrance to Darien Lake, Darien.

Darien fire and ambulance dispatched.

July 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

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July 4, 2017 - 11:44am
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, news, accidents.

An accident involving three vehicles is reported in the area of 776 Broadway Road in Darien. There are injuries. Darien fire and ambulance dispatched along with Mercy medics. The location is east of Harlow Road.

UPDATE 11:47 a.m.: Law enforcement on scene reports only two vehicles involved. Everyone is out of the vehicles. One person has a head injury, another has a hand injury.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Darien ambulance just arrived at UMMC with one patient.

June 30, 2017 - 1:19pm

A Special Weather Statement was issued a few minutes ago by the National Weather Service stating: "An area of strong thunderstorms will bring torrential rains to Northern Wyoming and Southern Genesee counties. 

"Strong thunderstorms were clustered near Attica, or eight miles south of Batavia, moving east at 15 mph.

"These storms will bring very heavy rainfall to Attica and nearby locations with more than an inch of rain possible in an hour or less. Locations impacted include... Darien Lakes State Park, Le Roy, Bennington, Attica, Pavilion, Stafford, Covington, Alexander, Wyoming and East Bethany. This includes Interstate 90 near exit 47. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways."

These conditions are expected until 2 p.m.

June 30, 2017 - 12:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in darien lake performing arts center, darien lake, Darien, news, crime.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Third Eye Blind concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday:

Robin S. Bascus, 26, of Townsend Avenue, Bronx, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering Darien Lake property after having been ejected from the property on June 25 and told not to return. Bascus was arraigned in Darien Court and put in jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Kaitlyn M. Rector, 19, of Boyd Road, Pavilion, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Riley J. Guenther, 19, of Dye Road, Akron, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Jason R. Morley, 25, of Pole Bridge Road, Geneseo, is charged with assault, 3rd, after allegedly punching a Live Nation security officer in the mouth, causing injury.

June 29, 2017 - 4:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in darien lake theme park, darien lake, Darien, business, news.

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The folks at Darien Lake are celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Viper, a roller coaster that was not only revolutionary for the theme park industry but led to other changes, including a name change from Darien Lake Fun Country to Darien Lake Theme Park.

The Viper was the first roller coaster in the world with five inversions.

General Manager Chris Thorpe said the addition of the Viper really put Darien Lake on the map in the amusement park industry and allowed the park to expand its marketing reach beyond the immediate Western New York area.

Riders and staff were invited to a ribbon cutting and ice cream social this morning to celebrate the anniversary of the historic ride.

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Here's a 1982 promo video from WHEC featuring the ride:

June 28, 2017 - 9:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, bergen, Darien, news.

Chad Allen Cooper, 21, of Emily Court, Bergen, is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. Cooper was allegedly found in possession of three different controlled substances while in the Genesee County Courts facility. He was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Cody Everett Carpenter, 24, of Rutgers Street, Rochester, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and speeding. Carpenter was stopped at 9:46 p.m. Sunday on Route 77, Darien, by Deputy Ryan DeLong.

June 26, 2017 - 1:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center, news.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Zac Brown Band concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday:

A 17-year-old, of Sunset Court, Hamburg, is charged with trespass and disorderly conduct after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return and then causing a disturbance while exiting the venue. He was arraigned in Darien Court and jailed in lieu of $250 bail.

Brett J. Gill, 57, of South Plymouth Street, Rochester, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly slapping another patron in the face.

Brian R. Kelly, 26, of East Street, Pittsford, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Heather M. Skeels, 35, of Fairmont Avenue, Salamanca, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Zachary J. Corey, 23, of Griener Road, Clarence, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Nicholas J. Luciano, 18, of West Combe Park, West Henrietta, is charged with trespass (two counts) after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Holly T. Zimmerman, 24, of North Creek Road, Evans, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Kristen B Baumer, 18, of Hidden Meadow, Penfield, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Lindsey J. Gamer, 20, of Fiddlers Hollow, Penfield, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Walter W. Roman, 55, of Silkwood Circle, Spencerport, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Live Nation employee.

Edward B. Schmitt, 20, of Autumn Trail, Clarence, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy.

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