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December 27, 2012 - 7:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, Bethany, accidents.

In order to safely upright and remove a tractor-trailer that slid off the road on Wednesday on Route 20 east west of Transit Road, all westbound traffic is being shut down briefly at Route 20 at Texaco Town. The towing company estimates it will take about 15-20 minutes to accomplish the job. A fire police crew is asked to assemble in Bethany's fire hall and a fire police detail from Pavilion will handle traffic at the scene.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.: Route 20 is reopened to westbound traffic.

December 24, 2012 - 10:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Pavilion.

Multiple fire companies responded to a house fire at 10122 South Street, Pavilion, following a reported structure fire at 9:06 p.m.

Callers reported seeing flames coming out of the garage and spreading toward the house, according to Emergency Dispatch.

There was nobody home at the time the fire was reported.

The fire is now contained and mutual aid companies are going back in service.

Responding were Pavilion, Le Roy, South Byron, Stafford, Caledonia, York, Bethany and Alexander. Bergen was called to fill in at Le Roy's hall and Wyoming filled in for Pavilion. City of Batavia's Fast Team also responded.

Mercy EMS and Le Roy's ambulance also provided scene support, along with Emergency Management Services.

State Police also responded to the scene.

PHOTOS: By Jay Lynch.  More photos available on Jay's web site.


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December 21, 2012 - 8:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

Charges are pending against a 24-year-old driver involved in an overnight accident on Perry Road, Pavilion, who was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

The medical condition of Ronald J. Tombari III, of Court Road, Pavilion, wasn't immediately available this morning during his transfer from the emergency room to another floor.

The accident report indicates he suffered a broken or dislocated hip or upper leg and was in shock and the time of the flight to Strong.

His passenger, Richard M. Sepor, 21, of Transit Road, Stafford, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ground ambulance to Strong.

Sepor is the registered owner of the 2002 GMC pickup Tombari was reportedly driving.

The truck was reportedly southbound on Perry Road near York Road at 12:12 a.m. when it traveled off the east shoulder and hit a tree. The truck spun off the tree and came to a stop.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Frank Bordonaro and Deputy John Weis. Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS assisted at the scene.

December 21, 2012 - 1:51am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Pavilion.

Mercy Flight was called on two separate incidents in Genesee County after midnight, Friday.

At about 12:15 a.m., a pickup truck reportedly hit a tree on Perry Road just north of York Road. There were two male occupants. One victim was able to get out of the vehicle, but the second victim required a Mercy Flight transport with a possible head injury.

Pavilion fire responded to the Perry Road accident.

At about 12:30 a.m., dispatchers received a report of a woman fallen on Pearl Street. Oakfield fire was dispatched and a short time later, requested Mercy Flight to the scene. A landing zone was set up at the school.

Mercy Flight 5 out of Batavia responded to the Pavilion accident. Mercy Flight 7 out of Buffalo responded to Oakfield.

December 19, 2012 - 2:47pm

The following local residents made the Dean's List for Fall 2012 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

ALEXANDER

Brittani Scharlau, a second-year student in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

BASOM

Daniel Mancuso, a fourth-year student in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

Dean Kubik, a second-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Daniel Crossen, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Erin Crossen, a fourth-year student in the College of Science.

BATAVIA

David Renzo, a fifth-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Matthew Zaso, a fourth-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Joy Snyder, a fourth-year student in the College of Science.

Amanda Krol, a third-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Matthew Jackson, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Maura Chmielowiec, a second-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Sophia Del Plato, a second-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

BERGEN

Matthew Starowitz, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Trevor Thunell, a fifth-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Nicholas Quilliam, a fourth-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Charles Slack, a fourth-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Michael Slack, a second-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Eric Hunt, a first-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Matthew Haywood, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Robert Ellsworth, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Philip Berggren, a fourth-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Joshua Barnard, a third-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

CORFU

Michael Zaikis, a fifth-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Karl Pajak, a second-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Nicholas Flumerfeldt, a third-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

DARIEN CENTER

Robert Osborn, a first-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Christopher Snyder, a first-year student in the College of Science.

Jason Inman, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

LE ROY

Russell Schultz, a fourth-year student in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Kristen Stacy, a third-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Benjamin Nicodemus, a first-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Jonathon Locke, a fifth-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Ryan Hochreiter, a first-year student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Kari Branton, a third-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Alex Graham, a fourth-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

OAKFIELD

Hannah Belliveau, a second-year student in the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.

John Koenig, a third-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

PAVILION

Evyn Morgan, a fourth-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 17,500 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

December 15, 2012 - 6:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Pavilion, horse rescue, polish falcons.

It was a very crafty day at the Polish Falcons hall on Swan Street with more than a dozen vendors on hand to sell Christmas gifts.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the HORSE Rescue in Pavilion.

December 14, 2012 - 7:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion, Texaco Town.

One vehicle is on its roof following a two-car accident at Route 63 and Route 20.

A chief on scene reports two people with minor injuries; one southbound lane is blocked.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:29 a.m.: One patient being transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

November 28, 2012 - 7:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

Drivers on Perry Road in Pavilion should use extra caution as there is a car / deer accident at 10163 Perry Road and the vehicle is now without lights and blocking the roadway. Law enforcement is responding.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m.: An officer on scene says the location is south of Route 20.

November 26, 2012 - 9:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A car is off the road in a one-car accident on Route 20 just east of Asbury Road, Pavilion.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:06 a.m.: The patient has reportedly lost consciousness.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: Pavilion fire back in service.

November 18, 2012 - 3:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Pavilion.

A controlled burn at 9870 Perry Road "is no longer a controlled burn. It's a field fire moving toward the woods," according to an emergency dispatcher. Pavilion Fire Department is called. The location is between Black Street Road and Cole Road.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: "A call back from the resident indicates the fire is now mostly under control."

November 15, 2012 - 8:19am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Pavilion.

Kenneth W. Cook III, 19, of 108 Oak St., Batavia, is charged with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Cook is accused of having sexual relations with a girl under the age of 17.

Timothy J. Petrie, 41, of Pavilion, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Petrie was arrested by State Police in relation to an incident reported Aug. 19. No further details released.

November 15, 2012 - 7:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, Pavilion.

A semi-trailer reportedly has a brake fire at the Yellow Goose at the intersection of routes 63 and 20, Texaco Town.

Flames reportedly showing.

Pavilion fire dispatched.

October 29, 2012 - 12:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Le Roy, Pavilion, bergen.

Smoke, "a light haze," is reported at Lot 3 of the Caesar's Palace Mobile Home Park. It's located at 8486 W. Bergen Road. Bergen and Le Roy fire departments are responding to the scene. Pavilion Fire Department is asked to stand by in their quarters.

The homeowner told responders he has no idea what may be causing the smoke. The structure has been evacuated.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: The smoke has been cleared. We think the source was a clothes dryer. No actual fire was present. The walls were checked with a thermal imaging camera. Pavilion is standing down. The other responders are picking up their equipment and preparing to leave.

October 29, 2012 - 6:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy, Pavilion.

Jamie R. Alford, 22, of 219 N. Spruce St., Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Batavia PD responded to a report of a disturbance in the bar at Days Inn at 1:18 a.m., Sunday. Several people were reportedly involved in several fights inside and outside the hotel. Alford was reportedly among people ordered by hotel staff and police officers to leave the property. While patrols were dispersing the crowd, Alford allegedly tried to start another fight in the bar area. When officers attempted to arrest Alford, he allegedly resisted arrest and fought with police. Following arraignment in city court, Alford was jailed on $500 bail.

Alicia M. Stankwick, 21, of 318 E. Main St., Apt. #2, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt. Stankwick allegedly violated an order of protection by having a third-party communicate with the protected party.

Roger L. Lashure Sr., 45, of 3322 W. Main St. Road, Batavia, is charged with three counts of criminal contempt, 2nd. Lashure is accused of contacting a person he was ordered not to contact on three occasions between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.

Abigail R. Storman, 17, of 111 State St., Batavia, is charged with menacing, 2nd, harassment, 2nd, criminal mischief, 4th, and harassment, 2nd. Stroman is accused to threatening a person by holding a knife and stating she would "slice up" the person at 9:15 a.m., Thursday. She also allegedly threatened to hit the person while raising her fist. She allegedly punched and broke a window in the residence.

Scott Dwayne Kingdon, 46, of Sparks Road, Pavilion, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Kingdon is accused of constantly contacting a person through Facebook, texting and e-mails after being old not to have contact with the person. An order of protection was issued following Kingdon's arrest.

Garfield George Phillips, 46, of Lincoln Avenue, Rochester, is charged with issuing a bad check. Phillips was taken into custody by Rochester PD on an arrest warrant out of Le Roy Town Court and turned over to the Sherrif's Office. Phillips is accused of writing a bad check July 25 in the amount of $2,400.

Ashlea Marie Harmon, 21, of Edwards Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Harmon is accused of stealing a Kindle Fire from an apartment where she was babysitting and then pawning the ebook reader.

October 23, 2012 - 7:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Pavilion.

A Pavilion mother who was arrested for driving drunk with her child in her car will get a chance to get herself straightened out as part of a plea deal approved by Judge Robert C. Noonan.

Angela R. Kruse, 40, will go through substance-abuse rehabilitation for a year. If she succeeds in the program, she need serve only another four years on probation.

If she fails she will be sent to prison for four years.

Kruse was arrested in June after a tipster in Wyoming County told local law enforcement that she was driving drunk with a child in her car. She was arrested in the parking lot of Tops Market in Le Roy.

Her BAC at the time was reportedly .14 and her 4-year-old child was in the vehicle.

Today, Kruse admitted to driving drunk with a child in her car.

Currently, Kruse is being held in the Wyoming County Jail on $15,000 bail following her arrest in September for allegedly driving drunk. In that case, Kruse was reportedly involved in a single-vehicle accident in Covington.

Charges in that case are still pending and will be considered separately -- since it's another jurisdiction -- from the Genesee County case.

October 17, 2012 - 12:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in agriculture, Pavilion.

Whenever I'm in Pavilion, I like to stop by Randy and Cindy Starr's farm on Starr Road in Pavilion, especially on a beautiful day.

This morning, Randy was busy grinding barley for feed when I arrived.

As I've written about before, Randy likes old-time farming, using mainly older tractors (he does have a new, modern-technology tractor now) and growing a variety of crops on his 100-acre spread. Today, he showed me his single-row corn harvester, which leaves the corn kernels on the cob, which he said yield more feed per acre.

October 17, 2012 - 11:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Pavilion.

For years, Pavilion has dealt with a sewer system that can't handle the capacity of the 200 or so customers in the hamlet.

Not along ago, the contractor who operates the sewer system contacted the company that designed and manufactured the system, Pure Stream, and as it turns out, the company said the system actually has a design flaw.

Pure Stream constructed and delivered a new 30,000-gallon sewer tank at no expense to the sewer district. The district, however, is paying for the installation of the tank, which is taking place today.

Supervisor Ted Howard said the cost of installation is significantly under $20,000, but that there will be no rate increase for sewer district customers.

"Hopefully, from here on out, we'll have no more problems with the plant not having adequate capacity," Howard said.

October 16, 2012 - 7:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Oakfield, Pavilion.

Jessica L. Connolly, 34, of Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving while impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. Connolly was stopped by State Police at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, on Route 98 in Alexander.

Timothy Billingsley, 21, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th, and harassment, 2nd. Billingsley was arrested by State Police for an alleged incident reported at 12:27 p.m., Friday.

Justin Marc Wotherspoon, 26, of Gibson Street, Oakfield, was arrested on a warrant out of Town of Batavia Court. He was jailed on $200 bail.

October 11, 2012 - 1:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Pavilion.

A Rochester man accused of robbing the Five Star Bank branch in Pavilion on April 16 has been formally charged with the crime.

Jonathan Alexander Mills, 25, was arraigned in Genesee County Court on Wednesday. He is charged with robbery, 3rd, and grand larceny, 4th.

While bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, Mills is currently being held in the Columbia County Jail on similar charges. He is scheduled to reappear in Genesee County for further court proceedings Dec. 11.

October 11, 2012 - 9:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Pavilion, Stafford.

James G. Cox II, 27, of 46 Holland Ave., Lancaster, is charged with petit larceny, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and permitting unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Cox was identified as a suspect of a heist of a 12-pack of beer from Tops Market at 11:29 p.m., Wednesday. His vehicle was located on School Street and Officer Frank Klimjack initiated a traffic stop.

Jamie A. Showler, 16, of 19 Manhattan Ave, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and unlicensed operation. Showler was allegedly driving the vehicle (see Cox, above) seen leaving the scene of an alleged beer theft from Tops Market.

Justin Clayton Losh, 22, of River Road, Pavilion, is charged with petit larceny and criminal tampering, 3rd. Losh was located in Target on Wednesday and identified as a suspect in the theft of the beverage Red Bull on Oct. 6. Besides allegedly stealing the Red Bull, Losh is accused of tampering with the security device on a Dyson vacuum.

Rena P. Argento, 53, of Chili, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Argento was stopped by State Police on Caswell Road, Stafford, at 2:36 a.m., Tuesday.

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