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July 5, 2013 - 8:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy.

A caller complained to dispatch that a neighbor appeared to be videotaping her children and the family dog. Le Roy Police are out with the alleged videotaper on Bradnell Avenue.

July 2, 2013 - 11:52am

New York Premier Soccer (NYPS) is delighted to host the Le Roy Youth Soccer Summer Camp in a fun and active environment. Summer camp dates are: July 15th-19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., cost is $75 per player. Players will develop soccer skills through games and competitions. Camp will include 15 hours of professional soccer coaching & a NYPS camp T-shirt. Please register at:

Camp location is Bunnell Park in Le Roy NY.

If interested in sending 10 or more players from a team, contact Dean James at the e-mail listed below. You do not need to be a resident of Le Roy to participate!

For more information or if you have difficulties with the registration link, please contact Dean James directly at: [email protected]

July 1, 2013 - 1:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident is blocking traffic at Route 5 near East Bethany -- Le Roy Townline Road. Le Roy fire and ambulance is responding.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The road is clear and the assignment is back in service.

July 1, 2013 - 10:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Darien, Le Roy, bergen.

Stephanie G. Pelkey, 18, no permanent address, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 5th. Pelkey allegedly pawned a stolen laptop, using her NYS learner's permit for identification, at Computer and Phone Repair in Batavia.

Nicholas A. Gaudy, 21, of 11 Allen St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Gaudy is accused of stealing alcohol from Main St. Pizza Company.

Brodes J. Gibson, 52, of 13 Thorpe St., Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 4th. Gibson is accused of taking the wallet of another person on Jackson Street. The wallet allegedly contained a credit card.

Carolyn Anne Laurie, 18, of Clay Street, Le Roy, is charged with petit larceny. Laurie is accused of shoplifting at Kmart. Also charged, Morgan Nicole Scofield, 18, of Clay Street, Le Roy.

Ronald Gregory Carney, 25, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to keep right and moved from lane unsafely. Carney was stopped at 2:14 a.m., Saturday, on Wortendyke Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Ettienne Eloy Ayala, 40, of Gelson Street, Buffalo, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd. Ayala was arrested on a warrant following an investigation into a complaint at Target.

Barbara Ann Likely, 55, of Jay Street, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Likely was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Deputy Joseph Corona in Bergen for an alleged traffic violation.

Jacqueline Raj Garrett, 34, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Garrett allegedly stole $39.99 in merchandise from Kmart.

Brandon J. March, 28, of Le Roy, is charged with criminal contempt. Marsh allegedly violated a court order on June 23 in Darien and was arrested by State Police. No further details released.

Kenneth M. Gray, 21, of 77 Myrtle St., Le Roy, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and disorderly conduct. Gray was allegedly in a confrontation June 21 with Alexander A. Chandler, 21, of 25 Bacon St., Le Roy. He also allegedly drove to the Bank of America parking lot while intoxicated. Alexander was also charged with disorderly conduct.

June 29, 2013 - 8:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A car in Le Roy may have hit a pole. It may have it a car. It may have hit a house. Maybe all three.

Dispatchers have received several calls.

Wires are reportedly down in the area of North and Genesee streets.

No description yet on the vehicle, but it is apparently trying to leave the area.

UPDATE 8:21 p.m.: Chief on scene says live wires down and Maple Street needs to be shut down to traffic.

UPDATE 8:22 p.m.: LPD has car stopped in the area. One pole is down and another pole has wires off of it. National Grid requested to the scene.

UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: Stella's towing service requested to the scene. The car will need to be lifted up over a guy wire.

UPDATE 8:31 p.m.: National Grid has a 25-minute ETA.

UPDATE 8:57 p.m.: Car has been removed.

June 27, 2013 - 7:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, bergen.

Craig Russell Williams, 32, of Greenway Boulevard, Churchville, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. Williams was stopped at 12:49 a.m. on Rochester Street, Bergen, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Ryan Christopher Riggi, 18, of Lake Street, Le Roy, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation and failure to signal. Riggi was stopped at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday on Main Street, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.

June 26, 2013 - 9:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy.

The Genesee County Dispatch Center just received a complaint from a Le Roy resident displeased with a neighbor mowing the lawn at this time of night.

The dispatcher asked if is there is an ordinance about noise which might prohibit lawn mowing after a certain hour. The officer says he's not sure -- the town was looking to pass a noise ordinance which would address such an issue, but he was uncertain whether or not it passed.

Regardless, the policeman is responding to the complaint.

June 24, 2013 - 6:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Le Roy community pool.

The Le Roy Community Pool was the place to be today with humidity high and temperatures well into the 80s. Dozens and dozens of residents made use of the pool, including above, Micheal Iten and 6-year-old son, Elijah, who was learning to jump into the water. Playing with Michael and Elijah is family friend Erin Overacker.

June 21, 2013 - 3:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Le Roy, corfu, Milestones.

The following local students were named to the Spring 2013 dean's list at SUNY Buffalo State. To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Peter Badami, of Batavia, is majoring in Business Administration.
Katelyn Brownell, of Batavia, is majoring in Communication Studies.
Lindsay Carney, of Batavia, is majoring in Earth Sciences.
David Dupre, of Corfu, is majoring in Computer Information Systems.
Olivia Gimlin, of Batavia, is majoring in Childhood Education.
Valerie Klug, of Corfu, is majoring in Business Administration.
Kyle Maurer, of Corfu, is majoring in Communication Design.
Joseph Miano, of Corfu, is majoring in Media Production.
Brittany Moose, of Le Roy, is majoring in Fashion and Textile Technology.
Dakota Nicholson, of Batavia, is majoring in Individualized Studies.
Stacy Squire, of Batavia, is majoring in Childhood Education.
Craig Tiberio-Shepherd, of Batavia, is majoring in Biology.
Dana Wolbert, of Corfu, is majoring in Childhood Education.

SUNY Buffalo State, founded in 1871, offers 165 undergraduate majors in the arts, sciences, professions, and education. More than 9,000 undergraduates have chosen Buffalo State for its academic programs, applied learning opportunities, and affordable tuition.

June 21, 2013 - 2:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in elba, Le Roy, Milestones.

Elmira College held its 158th Commencement on Sunday, June 2nd at the First Arena in Elmira.

Alicia Hough, of Elba, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Megan Lowe, of Le Roy, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Adolescence Education: Mathematics.

Elmira College awarded three Associate degrees at this year's Commencement. There are 172 graduates who earned Bachelor of Science degrees, and 90 graduates who earned Bachelor of Arts degrees.

June 21, 2013 - 1:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy.

Kermit Arrington, town justice in Le Roy for more than 20 years, community booster for his entire life, was laid to rest today Machpelah Cemetery.

June 17, 2013 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported in front of the Mobile Gas Station at 13 Lake St., Le Roy. Le Roy Fire and Ambulance Service are responding.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: The fire chief is on scene.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The chief tells the fire crew to stand down. Medics arrived.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: The patient was a sign-off. The assignment is back in service.

June 17, 2013 - 9:23am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy.

Kermit Arrington, longtime town justice in Le Roy, an athlete, World War II veteran and one of the most respected men in Genesee County, has died.

The lifelong Le Roy resident was 86.

Arrington served as town justice for more than 20 years. For 34 years prior to becoming justice, he worked for the Le Roy Public Works Department, serving as supervisor for 20 years.

A graduate of Le Roy High School, where he was a standout in football, Arrington joined the military after graduating and during World War II served in the 758th 64th Tank Division.

In 1989, he was named Le Royan of the Year.

As an adult, Arrington continued to play sports, starring as the QB for the All Le Roy semi-pro football team. He also umpired and ref'd youth baseball and football.

He was a life member of Excelsior Hook and Ladder and volunteer with the Le Roy Fire Department.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service.  Further details pending.

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June 15, 2013 - 2:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Le Roy.

Law enforcement is sending out an All Points Bulletin to be on the lookout for a missing 15-year-old boy from Stafford who has not been seen since late last night.

He is white with blond hair and was last seen on Main Street riding a neon green bicycle and wearing pants with a print of the cartoon character "Elmo" on them.

He's tall -- 6'6" -- and his weight is estimated to be around 190 pounds.

Officers are particularly checking in Batavia and Le Roy, where he has friends.

If you know of his whereabouts, contact the dispatch center at 343-5000 or the Sheriff's office.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m.: The teen has been found and is safe.

June 12, 2013 - 10:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

Following a Local Drug Enforcement Task Force raid, two Le Roy residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Taken into custody were Jacqueline D. Cecere, 35, and Brandon M. Longhany, 33, both of Clay Street.

They were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, criminal possessing of a hypodermic instrument and criminal using drug paraphernalia. All three charges are misdemeanors.

Task force agents reportedly found hypodermic instruments, methadone, a small quantity of cocaine, heroin and packaging used for controlled substances.

Uniformed deputies and Le Roy PD assisted in the execution of the search warrant.

June 12, 2013 - 3:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, elba, Oakfield, Le Roy, Pavilion, corfu, Milestones.

The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced its dean's list for the Spring semester 2013. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade-point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Students on the list from this area are:


Trevor Day
Olivia Engel
Steven Fisher
Christine Lauricella
Christina Mortellaro
Grey Musilli


Clarisse Birkby
Alaina Chapman


Mitchell Gillard

Le Roy

Kyle Snyder


Alyssa Cole


Kasey Cole
Nicole Embt

SUNY Geneseo is a public liberal arts college recognized nationally for excellence in undergraduate education and for its professional and master's level programs. The college combines a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment.

June 12, 2013 - 1:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

James I. Hughes, of Le Roy, a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam as a member of the Class of 2017. Hughes, who will be majoring in Environmental Engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.

"We look forward to having James join us on campus in August," said Dean of Admissions Brian T. Grant.

High school students can schedule a personalized visit to Clarkson, which includes a campus tour tailored to their interests, the opportunity to sit in on a class, a visit with an admissions counselor, and a one-on-one meeting with a professor. Just contact the Admissions Office at 800-527-6577 or [email protected].

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

June 11, 2013 - 8:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

A Le Roy woman, already facing a pot growing charge, has been arrested again on an unrelated burglary charge.

Sara E. Schimley, 23, is accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in the apartment of an acquaintance between April 1 and May 24 and brandishing a crowbar and putty knife.

She was arrested by Le Roy PD on charges of first degree burglary, a Class B felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd.

Nearly two weeks ago, Schimley's apartment on East Main in Le Roy was raided by members of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force and Schimley was charged with unlawful growing of cannabis, a Class A misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Also charged a few days later was 33-year-old Michael J. Penvose.

Schimley and Penvose have a young daughter together and Penvose made news in April when he was accused of stealing a thermometer from Le Roy's Dollar General store. After sharing with police that he was concerned about the health of his infant child, a Le Roy PD officer purchased the thermometer for him.

Schimley was arraigned in Le Roy Town Court on the new charges and released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

June 11, 2013 - 11:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

Charles D. Johnson, appearing before Judge Robert C. Noonan for the first time on charges that could land him in prison for life, became argumentative near the end of his arraignment over the issue of who should represent him.

"I don't want this man as my lawyer," said Johnson, moments after entering a not guilty plea to an eight-count indictment that includes charges of predatory sexual assault, a Class A-II felony, rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree and sexual abuse in the first degree.

Johnson, whose aunt and other family members were in the courtroom, said his family is hiring an attorney for him.

Today, he was represented by Public Defender Gary Horton.

Noonan tried to explain to Johnson that until the point that a private attorney is hired, he has assigned counsel for his own protection and that Horton is his attorney for now.

The 29-year-old Johnson repeatedly interrupted Noonan. "Don't I have a right to say who my attorney is?" Johnson said. "I did not request him," he said. "I want a different attorney." "Can't my family have 30 or 45 days to hire an attorney?"

Finally, Johnson asked to represent himself until his family hires an attorney.

Noonan told him the case was over for the day and if his family hasn't hired an attorney by the time of his next scheduled court appearance -- Aug. 13 -- he can address the attorney issue then.

Johnson is accused of breaking into the apartment of a woman May 9 and using a knife to threaten her while sexually assaulting her.

Following his arraignment in Town of Le Roy Court, Johnson was ordered held without bail. Today, Horton argued that some bail -- perhaps high bail -- should be set for Johnson.

Horton found fault with the bail evaluation, saying he should have scored higher because he lives with his aunt and because he's been on public assistance for a number of years. He also said his client denies daily use of marijuana.

"He denies any chronic drug use," Horton said.

Assistant District Attorney Kevin Finnell said no bail was preferable, but if Noonan set bail, it should be at least $100,000 cash.

"The bail evaluation is scored negative eight points and that's appropriate," Finnell said. "It was properly prepared and verified. I would submit that Mr. Johnson isn't entitled to any more points than given in the evaluation, and even if he were, the crimes charged in this indictment are very serious and present a grave risk of flight."

Noonan said that since Johnson faces a possible life prison term he should be held without bail until trial.

As soon as Noonan said that, Johnson started arguing about his attorney.

June 10, 2013 - 2:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

Elmira College inducted 15 new members to its Pi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa earlier this year. Megan Lowe, of Le Roy, was among them.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society, and is dedicated to fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only 280 colleges and universities have been granted a charter for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Elmira College's chapter was established in 1940.


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