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July 16, 2012 - 9:50am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Oakfield, byron, Darien.

Joseph Anthony Auricchio, 21, of Route 20, Darien, is charged with petit larceny and promoting prison contraband, 2nd. Auricchio is accused of stealing two candy bars from a Volunteers for Animals donation box at the Genesee County Animal Shelter and then attempting to bring those candy bars into the Genesee County Jail. According to the Sheriff's Office, Auricchio was made a trustee July 6 to replace as trustee an inmate scheduled to be released. On July 6, Auricchio was among three inmates tasked with custodial duties at the animal shelter. When the three inmates were returned to the jail by Deputy Ron Meides, a search allegedly found the candy bars hidden in Auricchio underwear. The candy bars were unapproved merchandise to allegedly bring into the jail.

Bradley J. Broadbent, 32, no permanent address, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th. Broadbent is accused of entering bathrooms of an office complex at 29 Liberty St., Batavia, and damaging fixtures some time before 3:20 p.m., July 6. Broadbent is currently being held in the Genesee County Jail on several other charges stemming from alleged events that same day.

Kenneth Scott Lathrop, 25, of Ruhlmann Road, Lockport, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, and open container with intent to consume. Lathrop was allegedly found in a Monte Carlo parked at the side of the road on Route 262 just east of Fisher Road, Oakfield. Deputy Tim Wescott had responded to the area at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, after the Sheriff's Office received reports of a Monte Carlo speeding and unsafely passing other vehicles.

Patricia Marie Anderson, 27, of Walkers Corners Road, Byron, is charged with petit larceny. Anderson is accused of shoplifting from Kmart.

Katherine L. Urf, 51, and Joseph M. Franchi-Platten, 28, of 218 Elicott St., lower, Batavia, are charged with petit larceny. Urf and Franchi-Platten are accused of shoplifting food items from Tops.

Joanne Jefferson, 53, of 23 Walden Creek Drive, Batavia, is charged with felony DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, driving left of pavement markings and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Jefferson was arrested after Batavia PD received a report at 10:22 p.m., Saturday, of an erratic driver heading west on Route 5 into the city. Jefferson was stopped by Sgt. Dan Coffey. Jefferson allegedly has a prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years. She was jailed on $500 bail.

July 13, 2012 - 3:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident with very minor injuries is reported on Route 238, just south of Route 20. Darien fire and ambulance are responding. A large hook from a truck smashed through struck the windshield of a car.

UPDATE 3:31 p.m.: The driver of the car has glass in her eyes, which medics will try to flush out.

UPDATE 3:37 p.m.: Now they say the windshield is simply cracked and the patient will be a sign-off.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: Darien is back in service.

July 10, 2012 - 4:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents.

A two-car accident is reported at 277 Genesee St. in Darien. It is blocking traffic and there is debris in the roadway. Unknown injuries. Darien Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: A responder on scene reports there is only one car involved and it is not blocking traffic.

UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: Both people in the vehicle are sign-offs, according to medics, but because one is a minor, that person will be transported to UMMC for evaluation and the parent so notified.

July 9, 2012 - 8:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

Two people were injured in a rollover accident at the intersection of Colby and Sumner roads, Darien, at 10:08 a.m., Saturday, after one driver allegedly failed to yield the right of way.

Ann Elizabeth Ward, 28, of Buffalo, allegedly stopped at the southbound stop sign on Colby Road, and then proceeded into the intersection despite oncoming cross traffic.

Ward's 2011 Nissan SUV was hit by a Ford sedan driven by Bithika Sarmaroy, 23, of Corfu.

The SUV overturned and struck a northbound Buick sedan driven by Patricia Vanburn, 20, of Silver Springs.

Ward was injured in the crash and transported to UMMC.

Vanburn also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Warsaw Community Hospital.

Sarmaroy was not injured.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff, who issued a citation to Ward for alleged failure to yield right of way.

(Initial Report)

(Scene accident sketch from Police Accident Report. Not to scale.)

July 7, 2012 - 10:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A two-car rollover accident with injuries is reported at Sumner and Colby roads, Darien.

Darien fire and ambulance responding. Mercy EMS also dispatched.

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.: Chief on scene says Mercy Flight will not be needed at this accident.

UPDATE 11:04 a.m.: One patient transported to Warsaw, one patient is a sign-off.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: A third person was transported to UMMC. Darien is back in service and the roadway is reopened.

July 5, 2012 - 12:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, alexander, Darien, Le Roy, bergen.

Nicholas A. Antonucci, 25, of 4192 Broadway Road, Alexander, is charged with burglary, 2nd, grand larceny, 3rd, and grand larceny, 4th. Antonucci is accused of stealing a shotgun from a residence in the Town of Gainesville and of stealing a dirt bike from a residence in the Town of Covington. The shotgun was reportedly recovered in Batavia. Antonucci was already in the Wyoming County Jail on $100,000 bail charged with other burglaries and thefts. On each of the new charges, $50,000 was added to Antonucci's bail.

Jordan Kyle Prentice, 21, of Batavia Oakfield Townline Road, Batavia, is charged with DWAI, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right and driving left of pavement marking. Prentice was stopped at 12:42 p.m., June 22, on Judge Road, Alabama, by Sgt. Tom Sanfratello for allegedly driving down the middle of the road. Prentice is accused of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Bradley Micheal Crandall, 44, of Lake Street, Le Roy. Crandall is accused of stealing cans of beer from Tops in Le Roy. He was apprehended after a short foot chase by a store employee.

John Arthur Smith, 45, West Bergen Road, Le Roy, is charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, and harassment, 2nd. Smith is accused of interfering with an investigation into a domestic incident. He allegedly pushed a deputy's arm away several times as the deputy attempted to place him into custody.

Sarah P. Nichols, 29, of 112 Ellsworth Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Nichols is accused of stealing $50 from the cash drawer at her place of employment on West Main Street.

Lucas George Yauchzee, 22, of West Bergen Road, Bergen, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Yauchzee is accused of grabbing another person by the arms and pushing that person backwards during an argument.

Christine M. Krug-Leach, 45, of 703 W. Ferry St., Buffalo, is charged with DWI, DWAI and refusal to submit to breath test. Krug-Leach was stopped at 11:11 p.m. on West Main Street, Le Roy, by Le Roy PD following a report of an erratic driver.

Matthew R. Mancini, 26, of Bedford, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and moving from lane unsafely. Mancini was stopped at 11 p.m., Tuesday, in the Village of Alexander by State Police.

Scott Sullivan, 32, of Darien, is charged with a traffic device violation (sign). Sullivan was issued an appearance ticket by State Police on Wednesday morning.

Matthew S. Ryan, 29, of Chittenango, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Ryan was detained by State Police in Darien at 7 p.m., Tuesday.

July 4, 2012 - 2:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake theme park.

For a concert that drew more than 20,000 people, the Dave Matthews Band show at  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center was largely uneventful.

There were the usual trespass and harassment arrests -- a dozen people total were taken into custody -- but no major fights or serious crimes.

The most notable arrest came early in the evening when Matthew D. Battiston, 20, of Lehn Springs Drive, Williamsville, and Kathryn D. Brown, 19, of Brenridge Road, East Amherst, were caught climbing the cell tower on the east side of the park, allegedly without permission.

Battiston and Brown were both charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and released on pre-arranged bail of $125 each (pre-arranged bail means they didn't appear in court, but put up the cash in the security processing trailer at Darien Lake).

Brown's mother was at the concert and picked her up. Battiston's mother drove from her home and paid his bail.

Battiston told deputies that what he did was "really stupid."

"This is the last place I would expect to be," said Battiston while handcuffed to a chair in the security trailer. "I'm really embarrassed."

Brown was treated for minor cuts on her legs suffered as she climbed over the barbwire-topped fence around the cell tower.

Both Battiston and Brown were fully cooperative with law enforcement during their arrest and processing and Battiston said they hadn't been drinking.

It might surprise readers to know that not every person that gets kicked out of the concert venue is arrested.

At one point during the evening, near the end of the show, a patron was escorted out of the venue in a wrist lock (deputies do not enter the concert area). Deputies interviewed him for about 10 minutes and then released him.

A deputy said that the man had gotten into a verbal argument with his girlfriend and a group of intoxicated males started yelling at him and pushing him, so he ran from the encounter, which caused security to grab him for possibly causing a disturbance.

The deputy said it's not uncommon for men to get into a verbal argument with their date and have intoxicated males intervene.

Then there are the guys who could probably avoid arrest if they were just a bit more cooperative after getting escorted from the venue.

One gentleman (I've not been able to confirm his name from the arrest report) was brought outside and handed over to a deputy, being told by security, "Show them your ID, all of your ID, including your badge."

Apparently, the man had claimed inside the venue to be a deputy.

However, as a security supervisor interviewed him, the conversation seemed to be going pretty well. He might have been able to talk his way out of an arrest, but he suddenly yelled (by suddenly, we mean without apparent provocation), "Don't yell at me!"

He then started yelling, "Just arrest me, just arrest me, I know you want to do it anyway!"

At that point, he turned to Deputy Jason Saile and started yelling at him that "you might as well arrest me." 

The man then turned around and yelled a string of profanities at Deputy Lonnie Nati. After a minute of this, Nati said, "That's it. You're under arrest."

My evening ride-along with the Sheriff's Office began with Sgt. Steve Mullen.

For the part of the shift I was with Mullen, he was stationed at the entrance known as North Pack. Mullen was there to assist event security with any problems that arose, which typically involve an already overly intoxicated person trying to enter the concert venue.

If you're too drunk, Darien security will keep you out.

One woman who was with her date and another couple were stopped by security and Mullen was called over to check her sobriety. A friend told Mullen that the woman was on medication, which made her appear more drunk than she was.  Mullen administered a breath test and showed the results to an event security officer who said simply, "she's not getting in."

Later, I rode in a gator with Sgt. Tom Sanfratello and two members of Darien's security team to South Pack, another entrance.

It was at this location that I observed two of the events described above.

From there, we went to Employee Road for "The Dump," when the concert is over and the majority of people leave.

The Dump is the time when most of the fights occur and people become frustrated by the two-hour process of driving out of the parking lot.

On Tuesday, there were only two minor altercations reported, both broken up and dispersed by the time deputies arrived on scene.

As The Dump winds down, deputies begin "The Push." They drive through the parking areas in golf carts and gators advising anybody who is lingering that the parking lot is closing.

There's a few dozen people at this point either hanging out in lawn chairs enjoying a late night snack or sleeping in their cars.

There appears to be enough trash on the ground to stuff a small landfill. Nobody takes their empties with them.

After the jump (click on the headline to read more) a photo tour of the evening followed by the complete Sheriff's Office press release of arrests and citations.

July 2, 2012 - 2:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, darien lake, Darien.

If you're wondering where the report is on all of the arrests at the Beach Boys concert at Darien Lake on Friday, here's a news flash: There weren't any.

Apparently, nobody urinated on another patron, nobody was arrested for trespass for jumping a fence to get backstage, nobody tried to shoplift from a vendor and nobody took a swing at a security guard.

There weren't even any citations issued for underage drinking.

Perhaps less surprising, there were also weren't any citations issued for unlawful possession of marijuana.

"It was a completely different crowd than what we usually deal with," said Sgt. Steve Mullen, of the Sheriff's Office.

Mullen said people entered the venue in an orderly manner -- forming a single line instead of the usual "mosh pit" of pushing and shoving to enter -- and alcohol consumption was mostly confined a couple of beers or a glass or two of wine (people brought their own glasses).

"They even picked up after themselves," Mullen said.

One deputy we spoke to said concertgoers even thanked him for being there.

The evening wasn't without conflicts. Getting out of the Darien Lake parking lot is apparently a frustrating exercise even on a night when the band draws less than 8,000 people.

One patron, Janice O'Rouke, posted on the D&C's Web site that the situation in the parking lot was "ugly," but what she describes was really pretty tame compared to what might occur at a Brad Paisley or Drake show.

Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble confirmed there were some tense moments in the parking lot as people tried to leave, but only one or two confrontations and "certainly less than normal."


No one would ever describe the parking lot situation as pleasant or fast, I'm sure. Thousands of vehicles exiting onto one state highway and one county road will never be pleasant or fast by any stretch of the imagination. The parking lot funneling to the exits will always cause conflict that sometimes becomes physical. Alcohol abuse is a significant factor. 

The Sheriff's Office routinely has as many as 10 deputies directing traffic at the end of the concerts with the goal of getting everyone out as quickly and as safely as humanly possible and yet it will take the last of the patrons as much as two hours to get on the road from a large concert.

Accidents in the traffic pattern will pull deputies from traffic direction duty and cause additional back ups. The State Police also have patrols in the area working to keep traffic moving. Traffic backed up to the park from the Village of Corfu is common even though the Corfu PD assists traffic through their village as best they can. 

Private parking lots along Sumner Road result in gridlock and heavy foot traffic mixed in with bumper-to-bumper vehicle traffic in poor lighting with no sidewalks and narrow, unimproved shoulders. 

People need to understand the limitations at this venue, study the routes in and out, be prepared to take an alternate route and expect delays both getting there and leaving. 

This is a very difficult venue to manage under these conditions.  

Even with the inherant difficulties with the venue, Dibble said, the crowd Friday was very easy to work with.

"While the parking lots are usually littered with bottles and cans after a concert, there were few and far between at the end of this one," Dibble said. "People were polite and considerate as they entered and left."

Mullen agreed.

"It was a mature crowd," Mullen said. "They were there to enjoy the concert and have a good time and not cause anybody else problems. It was an honor to be there to serve them and they were glad to have us there."

July 1, 2012 - 9:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien.

The following arrests were made by the Sheriff's Office on Saturday night in connection with the Rascal Flatts concert at Darien Lake.

Anna V. Brucket, 18, of  2nd Street, Geneseo, is charged with trespass for allegedly reentering the concert venue after she was previously ejected from the concert.

Justin R. Edder, 30, of Shirley Road, North Collins, is charged with trespass for allegedly reentering the concert venue after he was previously ejected from the concert.

Robert A. Pelusio, 22, of Frostholm Drive, Rochester is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Sheriff's deputies issued tickets to 59 people for alleged possession of alcohol underage 21. The names of the individuals were not released.

July 1, 2012 - 9:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A 20-year-old resident of Mumford died this morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Sumner Road, Darien, last night.

Investigators said that at 9:05 p.m. Casey J. Parnell stepped from the south shoulder of Sumner Road into the roadway for no apparent reason.

He was struck by a 2009 Kia minivan driven by Amanda Cline, 39, of Homer.

The accident was reported at 1516 Sumner Road, at the base of an area known as "The Hill" or "Cherry Hill," and is reportedly a privately owned parking lot favored by many young people going to concerts at Darien Lake.

Parnell's action was described as "sudden."

While the accident remains under investigation, no charges are anticipated.

Parnell, who was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight, succumbed to his injuries at 5:23 a.m.

None of the occupants of the minivan were injured.

Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the scene were State Police, Darien Volunteer Fire Department and Mercy EMS.

(Initial Report)

UPDATED 11:40 a.m.: Added photos from the accident scene this morning of Deputy Ron Meides and Sgt. John Szumigala taking measurements to aid in the investigation.

June 30, 2012 - 4:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien.

Three people suffered minor injuries leaving the Eric Church concert Thursday night after the car they were in rear-ended two other vehicles.

All three patients were transport by Mercy EMS to UMMC.

Kayrene S. Demster, 56, of 29th Street, Niagara Falls, was northbound on Route 77 near Sumner Road, Darien, at 12:25 a.m. in stop-and-go traffic when she reportedly struck a car driven by Amber Nicole Mathies, 19, of Barker, pushing it off the roadway, and then striking from behind a car driven by Daniel J. Kremer, 47, of North Canal Road, Lockport.

There were four passengers in the vehicles driven by Mathies and Kremer and neither Mathies and Kremer nor their passengers were injured.

Demster suffered a minor injury as did her passengers Elaine C. Mahowish, 60, and Greta L. Maines, 23. The third passenger, Marnie C. Mahowish, 33, was not injured.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy James Diehl.

June 29, 2012 - 6:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents.

A two-car accident, thought to be without injuries, is reported at Griswold and Attica roads in Darien. It is blocking traffic. Darien fire and medics are responding.

June 29, 2012 - 2:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, alexander, Darien.

Nicholas Adam Antonucci, 25, of 4192 Broadway Road, Alexander, is charged with burglary, 3rd, two counts of grand larceny, 3rd, and one count of grand larceny, 4th, following a traffic stop on Ellicott Street in Batavia on June 26. Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Brian Thompson stopped Antonucci to arrest him on a warrant out of Attica Town Court, which was ordered following an investigation of stolen four-wheelers and dirt bikes from homes in the Attica area. The suspect in the thefts was arraigned in Attica Town Court and put in Wyoming County Jail on $100,000 bail. In addition, a search warrant was executed at Antonucci's residence and a 2009 Dodge pickup truck was seized. The investigation is continuing and numerous charges are pending. Those working the case include Genesee County Sheriff's investigators Timothy Weis and Chris Kautz, State Police Investigator Scott Mills and Trooper John Szymkowiak, and in Wyoming County, Sheriff's Investigator Aaron Anderson, Deputy Steve Miller, Undersheriff Greg Rudolph and Lt. Ed Till.

Douglas Peter Pytlik, 30, of Linwood Avenue, North Tonawanda, is charged with disorderly conduct and was arraigned in Darien Town Court at 1 a.m. this morning. He is accused of walking westbound on Route 77, in the middle of the road, obstructing traffic from passing by him. Sheriff's Sgt. Gregory Walker made the arrest.

Brent Edward Bierman, 23, of Wadsworth Hill Road, Scion, is charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI -- driving with a BAC of .18 percent or higher, driving without headlights, and not wearing a seat belt. Bierman was arrested at 1:03 a.m. this morning following a traffic stop on Sumner Road in the Town of Darien. Sheriff's Deputy Jason E. Saile made the arrest.

June 29, 2012 - 7:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien.

The following people were arrested in conjunction with the Eric Church concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday.

Jon A. Naumowicz, 36, of Meadowbrook Parkway, Cheektowaga, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, public lewdness and criminal impersonation. Naumowicz allegedly urinated on a female and then got into a physical altercation with the female and a male acquaintance. When security officers intervened in the physical disturbance, Naumowicz displayed a gold badge and identified himself as a Cheektowaga Police Officer. Investigation revealed that Naumowicz had displayed a gold badge that identified Naumowicz as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.        

Elizabeth M. Czerniak, 22, of Fairview Drive, Alden, is charged with harassment, 2nd, trespass and criminal trespass, 3rd, for allegedly being in an area that she was restricted from being. When Czerniak was approached by security officers she allegedly fought with security guards.

Jamie D. Doelman, 20, of Fox Trace, Lancaster, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, for allegedly striking two individuals in the face.   

Daniel J. Jankowiak, 23, of North Star Road, East Aurora, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Jankowiak allegedly interfered and caused a disturbance in the parking lot while deputies were conducting an investigation. When the deputies attempted to place Jankowiak into custody, he attempted to flee from the officers. Jankowiak was caught after a brief foot chase. 

Alicia M. Kessel, 22, of Tiverton Court, Derby, is charged with trespass. Kessel allegedly entered the concert venue after having been previously evicted from the concert.

David J. Vattes, 35, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant from Cattaraugus County. Vattes was turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.

Joseph E. Amadori, 19, of Tillen Road, Boston, is charged with DWI, Driving with BAC of .08 or greater and following too closely after an alleged accident in the parking lot. 

The following citations were issued for alleged underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol.

Thomas J. Coleman, 17, of East Avenue, Gasport. Coleman was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, for allegedly possessing a quantity of marijuana. 
Ashley E. Avino, 19, of Woodsfield Drive, Lakeview
Dylan J. Scinta, 17, of Huntingwood Drive, East Amherst
Alexander T. Miller, 18, of Golden Pheasant Drive, Getzville
Evan A. Lang, 18, of Forestbrook Court, Getzville
Rickard K. Woodrow, 18, of Garlow Road, Lewiston
Bridget N. Gromley, 17, of Danbury Lane, Kenmore
Sydney D. Phillips, 20, of Lovers Lane, Batavia
Patricia L. Larkin, 19, of Countryside Lane, Williamsville
(Name Removed Upon Request), 18, of Oakfield Lane, Williamsville
Stephanie A. Plair, 17, of Westminster Road, West Seneca
Taylor C. Petroff, 17, of Lake Avenue, Orchard Park
Paul W. Kucinski, 17, of Millcreek Drive, East Amherst
Kayla M. Bennion, 17, of Liberty Street, Arcade
Karolyn M. Frangos, 16, of North French Road, Amherst
Benedict C. Ferro, 17, of Emerald Trail, Williamsville
William M. Coyne, 16, of East Avon Road, Avon
Ashley J. Lyskawa, 17, of Pinehurst Court, East Amherst
Rebecca S. Czarniak, 19, of Fairview Drive, Alden
John Zaccarella, 16, of Slusarie Road, North Tonawanda
Daniel J. Harrington, 18, of South Transit Road, Lockport 
Dina M. Giancarlo, 18, of Crescent Court, Cheektowaga
Kathryn C. Horvatits, 18, of Katherine Street, Lancaster
Chad M. Mahoney, 19, Sunset Lane, Springville
Andrew J. Baranyi, 19, of Carriagehill Court, Williamsville
(name redacted upon request), 18, of Delemere Road, Williamsville
Ryan J. Winkler, 17, of Deer Ridge, Getzville
Michael A. Nowicki, 18, of Tiburon Lane, East Amherst
Dylan J. Coldiero, 20, of Tucarora Road, Buffalo
JoAnna M. Dunn, 19, of Twilight Lane, Hamburg

June 29, 2012 - 12:31am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A three-car accident with multiple minor injuries is reported on Route 77 in Darien in front of the hotel at Darien Lake.

The accident is also blocking.

There was a concert at Darien Lake tonight and law enforcement has been tied up all evening dealing with fights and traffic. At about 11 p.m., Route 77 was reportedly backed up all the way to the Thruway.

Darien fire and ambulance along with Mercy EMS are responding to the accident.

June 28, 2012 - 6:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, darien lake theme park.

Press release:

Darien Lake has announced an open casting call from 5 to 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 at the park administration building located at 9993 Alleghany Road in Darien Center.

The park is looking for extras for the City TV/Breakfast TV live shoot, which begins filming on Tuesday at 6 a.m. Men, women and children of all ages are welcome to attend. For their participation, the first 100 guests will each receive an admission ticket valid for a visit any one day during the 2012 season. Interested parties can park and check in at the administration office located at 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center, NY 14040.

NOTE: Every guest is required to complete a waiver (provided by the park) and receive one good-any-day admission ticket at check-in. Upon concluding the shoot, all guests will be escorted off the midway. *For same-day use, guests can reenter the park at 10:30 a.m. via the general parking lot and main gate.

June 26, 2012 - 1:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Darien, Stafford.

Jacob Anthony Gilmore, 26, of Alleghany Road, Darien, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and moving from lane unsafely. Deputy Kevin McCarthy responded to a complaint at 3:57 a.m., Thursday, to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 2180 Bennett Road, Darien, and following an investigation placed Gilmore in custody for allegedly driving drunk. Gilmore was jailed on $500 bail.

David B. Bruise Jr., 39, of Knapp Road, Akron, is charged with petit larceny and harassment, 2nd. Bruise is accused of shoplifting from Kmart. When Bruise left the store, he allegedly pushed an employee who tried to stop him from leaving. Bruise was located in the parking lot of Target and taken into custody.

Rosemary Renee Waters, 26, of Roosevelt Drive, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny, criminal trespass, 3rd, and false impersonation. Waters is accused of shoplifting at Kmart. When confronted by Kmart security and a Sheriff's deputy, Waters allegedly fled on foot. After a short pursuit, Waters was taken into custody. Waters was allegedly banned from Kmart because of a previous shoplifting complaint. While being processed on the arrest, Waters allegedly provided Deputy Howard Carlson with a false name and false date of birth.

Kyle William Nash, 24, of Main Road, Stafford, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, 2nd, and harassment, 2nd. Nash is accused of arguing with another person, pushing that person to the floor and holding that person down for a period of time. The alleged incident occurred within close proximity to a 2-week-old infant.

June 20, 2012 - 2:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

Two cars as well as a tractor-trailer are involved in an accident at Broadway (Route 20) and Harlow roads. Darien Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: A responder on scene says injuries, if any, are minor. Medics just need to check out those involved. There is a power pole down and National Grid has been notified.

UPDATE 3:42 p.m.: There were five patient sign-offs. The Darien assignment is back in service and so is Mercy EMS. State Police will remain at the scene as long as necessary. National Grid is there fixing the pole.

June 14, 2012 - 11:11am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A truck struck a pole in the area of 11117 Alleghany Road in Darien. There are no injuries, but the pole is down and there is "a quantity" of live wires in the roadway. Darien Fire Department is responding as are Sheriff's deputies. The truck is stopped. One lane of Traffic is blocked. The location is near O'Connor Road.

UPDATE 11:18 a.m.: The road is completely blocked and will be shut down for quite some time until the live wires can be cleared off. "A full crew" from National Grid is required.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: A responder says there are two poles down, one on each side of the road.

UPDATE 11:29 p.m.: A commerical tow is called for the truck, which is carrying an oversized load of cargo. The accident site is near the Wyoming County line.

UPDATE 11:38 a.m.: Passenger vehicles will be allowed to travel on O'Connor Road, but commericial traffic will be rerouted. Wyoming County is dispatching personnel to handle it.

UPDATE 12:03 p.m.: National Grid is now on location. The truck has valid New Jersey plates.

UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: Traffic on Alleghany Road is being allowed to pass the truck now.

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: The road is reopened and Darien is back in service.

June 12, 2012 - 9:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Basom, crime, Oakfield, pembroke, Darien, Alabama.

Clifford Leo Regimbal, 33, of Oakfield, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful growing of marijuana. Regimbal was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at 6:57 p.m. Monday on Route 77, Basom, and allegedly found in possession of a bag containing more than 25 grams of marijuana and a 2-foot tall marijuana plant. Also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana was Ashley Nicole Janikowski, 28, of Oakfield. The traffic stop was initiated by Depty Patrick Reeves.

Jamie R. Bachorski, 18, of Webber Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Bachorski is accused of smoking marijuana with a child May 29.

Amber Michelle Hufsizer, 21, of Newark, is charged with petit larceny. Hufsizer is accused of stealing merchandise valued at $90.89 at Darien Lake Theme Park.

Brad C. Doward, 22, of 10 Hall St., Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd, criminal mischief, 4th, harassment, 2nd, and endangering the welfare of a child. Doward allegedly unlawfully entered the residence of a friend, damaged property, had physical contact with the resident, all while in close proximity to a child. The incident was reported at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and Doward appeared at police HQ at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Mark W. Nassivera, 21, of Rochester, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Nassivera was taken into custody by State Police in connection with an incident reported at 10:03 p.m. Sunday in Alabama. Nassivera was jailed on an unspecified amount of bail. No further details available.

David L. O'Neil, 22, of 101 Elmwood Parkway, Tonawanda, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. O'Neil was stopped by State Police at 12:29 a.m. Saturday in the Town of Pembroke.


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