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June 20, 2012 - 8:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, elba.

Darrel R. Scroger, 34, of 8 Swan St., Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 3rd. Scroger is accused of renting more than $3,000 in property from a local rental store and then failing to abide by the rental agreement. When the store tried to recover the items, it was discovered that Scroger apparently no longer has the items. Scroger was jailed on $10,000 bail.

Brandon J. March, 27, of 15 James St., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and criminal mischief, 4th. March is accused of damaging property of a person who was protected under a "no offensive conduct" order of protection.

Cory James Hemmer, 28, of South Main Street, Elba, is charged with unlawful imprisonment, 2nd, coercion, 2nd, harassment, 2nd. Hemmer turned himself in on an arrest warrant for the listed charges, which stem from an incident reported May 30. Hemmer was jailed on $2,000 bail or $5,000 bond.

June 18, 2012 - 5:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

Press release:

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in and around the Town of Batavia over the past several weeks. The investigation has produced a vehicle and a person of interest the Sheriff’s Office would like to identify. Attached are photos of both. The vehicle is believed to be a darker blueish Chevrolet Cobalt with a rear spoiler. The male in the photo is believed to be over 6 foot in height and over 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 585-343-5000.

UPDATE Tuesday, 8:10 a.m.: The subject has been identified. He's not from  Genesee County.

June 18, 2012 - 3:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy, Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury issued the following indictments:

Jayson M. Connolly is indicted on 13 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. Connolly is accused of using the identify of another Genesee County Jail inmate in the jail's phone system when contacting a person who was protected from contact by court order.

Stephen D. Reamer is indicted on counts of felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .18 or greater. Reamer is accused of driving drunk March 23 in the Town of Le Roy. Reamer was previously convicted of DWI in December 2004.

Cody L. Osborn is indicted on counts of felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal impersonation in the third degree. Osborn is accused of driving drunk March 4 in the Town of Le Roy. Osborn allegedly identified himself as a person employed by the Le Roy PD. Osborn was previously convicted of DWI in May 2009.

Jon N. Roblee is indicted on a count of criminal contempt 1st. Roblee is accused of placing a phone call to a person protected by a court order and saying, "I am going to get you and him too, if it takes the rest of my life."

June 17, 2012 - 11:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

UPDATED Monday, 8 a.m., with confirmation of the suspects' identities, charges, additional details about the arrests and information provided by another person who said she witnessed the events.


What would normally be a routine arrest -- for alleged criminal contempt -- took a quick turn for the worse Sunday evening in Le Roy bringing out a significant response from multiple law enforcement agencies.

In the end, three people were arrested and no officers nor civilians were seriously injured.

"It went from zero to 60 in under a couple of seconds. It was just that quick," said Chris Hayward, chief of police for the Village of Le Roy. "Speaking to the officer afterwards, you're standing there waiting for that extra help to get there and it feels like it's taking forever and it's only taking a couple of minutes for people to get there to help you. These situations just spiral out of control real quickly. Fortunately, it's not something that happens on a regular basis."

Taken into custody were three residents of 21 Maple Ave.: Michael J Mead Sr., 25; Donald E. Mead Jr., 49; and Elaina J. Mead, 43.

Michael Mead is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, resisting arrest and harassment, 2nd. He was jailed on $20,000 bail.

Donald Mead is charged with assault, 2nd, a Class D felony, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration. He was jailed on $15,000 bail.

Elaina Mead is charged with attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, a Class C felony, menacing a police officer, a Class D felony, and obstructing governmental administration. She is being held on $15,000 bail.

The incident began some time around 5 p.m. when Deputy Matthew Butler and Officer Emily Clark went to the Maple Avenue address to speak with Michael Mead about a criminal contempt complaint.

According to Hayward, after an interview, Butler informed the suspect that he was under arrest.

Allegedly, Michael Mead physically resisted arrest.

Michael Mead
Donald Mead
Elaina Mead
UPDATE 3:01 p.m.: Booking photos weren't available earlier because of computer problems at the Sheriff's Office.

As officers attempted to take Michael Mead into custody, Donald Mead allegedly tried to slam the front door on the officers, striking Butler with the door.

As the officers reportedly wrestled with the Michael Mead, Elaina Mead allegedly came out of the house and pushed a knife against Butler's chest.

Clark knocked the knife from the woman's hand and suffered a minor cut in the process.

Elaina Mead then reportedly reentered the house, raising further concern for the officers and their safety as they continued to wrestle with the suspect.

It's unclear what Donald Mead was doing at this point.

At some point during the scuffle, Clark requested back-up from Genesee County Emergency Dispatch, informing dispatchers that she and Butler were dealing with multiple agitated subjects and that at least one person had come at them with a knife.

As additional deputies and State Troopers responded, Butler said, "Keep sending all units. Multiple people are going to be arrested."

A Livingston County deputy responded and deputies in Orleans and Wyoming counties staged on the county lines ready to respond if more manpower was needed.

Within minutes of back-up arriving, all three suspects were in custody and additional units responded were told they could "back it down."

Sunday's incident, Hayward said, emphasizes the need in Genesee County for multiple law enforcement agencies to provide sufficient coverage in emergencies.

"Today demonstrates that if we didn’t have services along those lines, one or more officers would have been hurt," Hayward said.

Judging from scanner traffic, it sounded like several individuals were involved in the ruckus, but Hayward said up until the point of the arrests, only son, mother and father were involved.

According to Lourina Jeanotte, who emailed The Batavian in response to our initial report, said she was at the scene Sunday and said the suspects were gathered with other friends and family members for Father's Day when Butler and Clark knocked on the Mead's door.

She claims Elaina never threatened Butler nor Clark with the knife and only had it in her hand because she was cutting a steak and she forgot to put it down when she rushed out of the house because she believed Clark was beating her son.

Another person who said in an email she was there and witnessed the events, Cassidy Pucci, said Butler grabbed Michael Mead for no reason and that Donald Mead tried to assist his son.

She said Elaina Mead had a knife in her hand, but dropped it and started yelling at the officers, "Why are you hurting my son? It's Father's Day. Why are you hurting my son?" 

Pucci said Clark kicked the knife away.

At some point, Elaina Mead and Donald Mead started back toward the house, Pucci said, and Donald yelled something about the officers being in the wrong, that they had no reason to come to his house and grab his son.

When Donald Mead was cuffed and sitting in a Le Roy PD cruiser, Jeanotte said she saw Donald in the patrol car with the windows rolled up and he "began to shake and sweat horribly."

Jeanotte began to yell that he was having a medical emergency and several other people began to yell and one young man tried to open the back door of the cruiser and Clark pushed him away.

EMS personal were on scene and got Donald Mead out of the car quickly.

One male at the scene yelled that Donald Mead had a heart condition.

Donald Mead was placed on a stretcher and transported by Le Roy Ambulance to UMMC. He was released from the hospital about an hour later and taken into custody.

According to Hayward, the Sheriff's Office has been trying to resolve the criminal contempt charge for a couple of weeks, but the suspect had been uncooperative.

"Speaking to the deputy, it appears that they went above what they would normally do to get the matter resolved and that’s what resulted in the deputy going there tonight," Hayward said.

Michael Mead is accused of violating an order of protection.

Some of the Mead's neighbors said 21 Maple Ave. is a regular source of disturbances. Hayward confirmed that police have responded to the address on prior occasions, but did not have specifics on the nature of the calls.

The property is owned, according to online county records, by Troy Overholt.

It's unusual for a misdemeanor arrest to escalate as this one did, but it points out why officers need to be vigilant in all situations, Hayward said.

“There wasn’t anything that would have raised concern any more than what you typically go through when you go to deal with people," Hayward said. "It was one of those situations where they went there and it escalated out of control quickly."

Asked about how some people criticize police for how they conduct themselves in arrest situations, Hayward said many times people really don't understand the safety concerns.

"You’ll see people criticize the actions that officers take but until you’ve been in that situation where you are really concerned about your safety or the safety of others around you, you really have no basis to speak from," Hayward said. "These officers were in a situation where they were taking appropriate measures and because of that neither was seriously hurt."

UPDATE Monday, 1:57 p.m.: Donald and Elaina posted bail. Michael Mead remains in jail.

PHOTOS: Top, Donald Mead on a stretcher being assisted by Le Roy medics after suffering an apparent health issue while sitting in a patrol car. Second, Lourina Jeanotte becomes alarmed while observing Donald Mead in the patrol car. Bottom, Trooper Holly Hansell adjusts the handcuffs on Elaina Mead.

June 17, 2012 - 7:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, crime.

Criminal mischief is reported at the newly established Peace Garden, adjacent to the Holland Land Office Museum on Main Street in the City of Batavia. They are reportedly ripping up the flowers. City police are responding.

UPDATE 8:36 p.m. (by Howard): After getting back from Le Roy, I swung by the Peace Garden and didn't see any plants pulled out of the ground.

June 15, 2012 - 9:38am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy.

Doris L. Mayl, 59, of 2 Manhattan Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Mayl is accused of taking bulk trash stickers from items on South Main Street. The stickers are purchased from the city to put on large items that need trash pick up.

Andrea M. Whitbeck, 23, of 196 Henderson Drive, Penfield, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and speeding. Whitbeck was stopped at 3:20 a.m. Thursday on Church Street, Le Roy, by Le Roy PD.

June 15, 2012 - 9:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

A Porter Avenue resident was arrested Thursday morning, accused of being a lookout for a burglary at a new head shop on Ellicott Street, Batavia.

Police responded at 4:20 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress at 400 Ellicott St. and arrested Edward R. Loper, 24, of 19 Porter Ave.

A second suspect, the person believed to have been inside the business, remains at large.

An alert neighbor reported suspicious activity after hearing the sound of glass breaking at the business.

Police determined entry was made by the suspects throwing large rocks through a window.

A quantity of disposable pipes were taken out of the business. The merchandise was recovered by police after the suspect discarded the items as he fled the scene.

Investigators are working on identifying and locating the second suspect.

Loper was charged with burglary in the third degree and was jailed on $15,000 bail.

June 14, 2012 - 9:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

Law enforcement is requested to one of the Hanson Aggregates properties in Le Roy to deal with a subject who may have been stealing.

The car the person was in is blocked from leaving and the subject has taken off running toward the golf course.

UPDATE 9:47 p.m.: There are two subjects. The person with the car is being interviewed by police and the other's on foot. The subject who ran has a Le Roy address, but the subject with the car says his friend moved recently.

UPDATE 9:48 p.m.: The subject on foot has been apprehended.

June 14, 2012 - 7:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Le Roy.

Le Roy Police are responding to a report of a driver of a ride-on lawn mower consuming an open container of alcohol near the junction of Maple Avenue and North Street.

UPDATE, Friday, 9:55 a.m.: (by Howard): The driver was issued a citation for an alleged violation of the open container law. No further details available at this time.

June 13, 2012 - 6:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Oakfield, Le Roy.

Another of the five defendants rounded up July 9, 2009, as part of a local and federal investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Genesee County entered a guilty plea today in federal court.

Andrew Chapman, 42, of Batavia, admitted to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute,  methamphetamine.

He faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or both.

Chapman received the meth he sold from Donald G. Vanelli II, 49, of Le Roy, who is serving more than 17 years for his role in the sale and distribution of meth locally.

Also charged as a result of the investigation by the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force, the FBI and the DEA, were David H. Cohen, 51, of 918 Goodman St., Rochester, Donna L. Boon (aka Donna McAuley), 46, of 3658 Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road; and Kerry A. Ball, 53, of 7202 Meadville Road, Basom.

The status of Ball's case was not released, but the case against Cohen is still pending.

Boon's charged related to the initial arrest were later dismissed and Boon proclaimed her innocence, but she was subsequently re-arrested.

Chapman will be sentenced Sept. 17.

June 13, 2012 - 4:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

Matthew Charles Olcott, 33, of Overlook Drive, Batavia, is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation. Olcott is accused of taking his wife's car and using it without permission. Olcott allegedly does not have a NYS license.

Lisa A. Fleming, 44, of Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, disobeying a court order and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 years of age; Anthony D. Alexander, 38, of Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, disobeying a court order. Fleming and Alexander were arrested by State Police as part of the same criminal investigation. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. on May 23. Fleming was arrested June 6 and Alexander was arrested Tuesday. No further details released.

June 13, 2012 - 4:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Attica, crime.

A Batavia man tried to break up a fight between two girls in Attica on Tuesday night and wound up in the hospital with a head injury after the boyfriend of one of the girls allegedly hit him.

Grayson Stock, 20, was found semiconscious by EMS personnel and transported to an area hospital where he received stitches to his mouth and back of his head.

Taken into custody and charged with assault, 3rd, was Brandon B. Harrington, 17, of 2719 Humphrey Road, Varysburg.

The incident was reported at 10:30 p.m. at Main and Prospect streets, Village of Attica.

According to the Attica PD, Harrington hit Stock once and Stock fell backward hitting his head on the sidewalk.

Stock was initially transported to Wyoming County Hospital and later transferred to ECMC for observation.

Harrington was jailed on $1,000 bail.

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.

June 11, 2012 - 5:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Basom, crime, Bethany, Alabama.

Valerie Ann Parker, 32, of Parker Road, Basom, is charged with assault, 3rd. Parker was reportedly involved in a verbal argument with another woman when she allegedly head-butted the woman, breaking her nose.

Shawn MIchael Twardowski, 29, of Vine Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and aggravated harassment, 2nd. Twardowski was taken into custody on a warrant out of Town of Oakfield Court and jailed on $2,500 bail.

Albert Andrew Ackerman, 47, of Silver Road, Bethany, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Ackerman is accused of grabbing, pushing and punching a woman during a domestic dispute. An order of protection was issued requiring Ackerman to stay away from the woman.

Jason Robert Sando, 45, of Walkers Corners Road, Byron, is charged with unlawful imprisonment, 2nd, and harassment, 2nd. Sando is accused of restricting a woman's movements and subjecting her to physical contact during a domestic dispute. He was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Tammy L. Price, 40, of 1526 Kingsley Road, Wyoming, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, unsafe start and uninspected motor vehicle. Price was taken into custody by Le Roy PD after her vehicle was allegedly observed pulling out of a parking lot in an unsafe manner.

Joshua A. Mead, 27, of Downing Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and following too closely. Mead is accused driving drunk at the time he was involved in a motor-vehicle accident at 12:04 a.m. Sunday on Route 77 in Darien. Mead was taken into custody by Sgt. Greg Walker. Darien Fire Department assisted at the scene. (Initial Report)

Terrance A. Falk, 47, of West Main Street, Le Roy, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Falk is accused of dumping a plastic tote filled with paper over his wife's head during a domestic dispute.

Ashley Allen Wayne, 46, of Rose Circle, Hamlin, is accused of being a fugitive from justice and was cited for no seat belt. Wayne was stopped on Route 237, Byron, for allegedly not wearing a seat belt. During the stop, Deputy Chris Parker discovered Wayne was wanted on a warrant out of Pennsylvania for allegedly endangering another person. Wayne was jailed pending extradition.

Daniel Gordon Vanderwalle, 33, of Stuart Avenue, Newark, was arrested on a bench warrant. Vanderwalle is accused of not appearing on a charge of petit larceny in Town of Batavia Court.

June 11, 2012 - 4:46pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, byron.

The 18-year-old Byron woman who is accused of causing the death of a friend entered a guilty plea today to negligent homicide and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Cortney L. Greene entered what is known as an "Alford Plea." The plea indicates she believes she would be convicted if the case went to trial, but does not admit factual guilt.

The District Attorney's Office agreed to the plea because Greene is facing a potential lawsuit in connect with the death of Zachary J. Rusin, 18, of Holley.

Assistant District Attorney Kevin Finnell recited the evidence against Green, which Green then agreed was sufficient for a likely conviction.

According to Finnell, Greene was operating all-black golf cart in the middle of northbound Route 237 just seven minutes after midnight, Nov. 26, when a car driven by Emmaleigh R. Odom, 19, of Pavilion, crested a hill near Warboys Road and stuck the golf cart.

Finnell said that with the hill and the lighting conditions, Odom had no time to react before her car struck the cart.

A blood alcohol test, Finnell said, found that Greene had a BAC of .04 and there were traces of marijuana in her blood.

Both Greene and Rusin were ejected from the vehicle. Rusin succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The maximum penalty for the homicide charge is four years in prison. Greene will also likely lose her driving privileges.

The plea did not include a sentence cap.

Greene will be sentenced Sept. 6.

June 9, 2012 - 9:40am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, darien lake.

The Sheriff's Office announced the following arrests in connection with the Drake concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday.

(redacted upon proof of charges being dismissed), 21, of Buffalo, is charged with resisting arrest, harassment, 2nd, and disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing a female to the ground and then physically refusing to be taken into custody. (Redacted) was arraigned  and jailed on $500 bail.

David Rivera, 22, of Bank Street, Bradford, Pa., is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave Darien Lake after being told to several times to leave. Rivera was arraigned and jailed on $250 bail.

Matthew R. Gordon, 23, of Alcott Road, Rochester, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly screaming obscenities that instigated two fights in the parking lot. Gordon was arraigned and jailed on $300 bail.

Wadsworth K. Sykes, 19, of Hopkins Road, Canandaigua, is charged with public lewdness, trespass and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly urinating in front of other patrons and refusing to leave the venue. Sykes was also found to be intoxicated. He was arraigned and jailed on $500 bail.

Darrin J. Lichy, 22, of Center Road, Salamanca, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence to enter the concert venue. Lichy was arraigned and jailed on $100 bail.

Chad J. Temperato, 20, of Karen Drive, Rochester, is charged with trespass and possession, of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly attempting to enter the concert venue after being told to leave and being intoxicated. Temperato was arraigned and jailed on $300 bail.

Jeffrey M. Civiletti, 24, of Beverly Heights, Rochester, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly refusing to leave the inside of the concert venue. Civiletti was arraigned  and jailed on $350 bail.

Victor S. Bamberry, 17, of Cayuga Road, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, is charged with trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue without a ticket. Victor was released on $80 bail.

Derick C. Whitlow, 24, of Fifth Line Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, is charged with trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue without a ticket. Whitlow was released on $80 bail.

Alesia N. Abramson, 26, of Hickory Drive, Ft. Meyers, Fla., is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking another female in the face while in the concert parking lot after the concert ended. Abramsom was released on $100 bail

Jenney E. Mulrain, 24, of West State Street, Albion, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly grabbing another person by the hair and striking them numerous times in the face.

Patrick M. Kelly, 17, of North Beaver Street, Jordan, is charged with petit larceny after allegedly shoplifting from a gift shop inside the amusement park.

Chad A. Kenyon, 23, of Northgate Manor Rochester, is charged with false personation after allegedly giving false information about his identity.

Emily A. Argen, 20, of Villa Marie Road, West Seneca, is charged with false personation and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly providing false information about her identity and possessing alcohol.

Alexander S. Jakson, 16, of Beresford Court, Clarence, is charged with false personation and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly providing false information about his identity and possessing alcohol under age 21.

Patrick H. Maher, 20, of South Grafton Avenue, Blasdell, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, 5th, and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly smoking marijuana in public and possessing alcohol being under age 21.

Caitlin Q. Bettinger, 19, of Winterway Lane, Hamburg, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, 5th, and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly smoking marijuana in public and possessing alcohol under age 21.

Danielle J. Sequerth, 19, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert area after being told to leave several times.

Roland P. Parson, 21, of Bradley Street, Buffalo, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance while at the concert venue.

Alexsys J. Grishaber, 18, of Johnson Road, Greece, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Ryan J. Brennan, 20, of East West Road, West Seneca, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Ryan F. Nieuwesteeg, 18, of Mount Olive Crescent, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly fighting with security while being ejected from the venue.

Edward J. Vargas, 23, of Glen Oaks Drive, Rochester, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly scratching a security guard while being ejected from the venue.

Matthew A. Anderson, 22, of Shelter Street, Rochester, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly kicking another person while at the concert venue.

The following citations were issued for alleged underage drinking:

(name redacted upon request), 19, of Tracey Lane, Grand Island
Monique Wright, 19, of Park Lane, Grand Island
Rachel M. V. Watt, 18, of Forest Creek Lane, Grand Island
Wesley R. Haynie, 18, of Bedell Road, Grand Island
Cody J. Smith, 16, of Fix Road, Grand Island
Alec J. Metro, 17, of Greenway Road, Grand Island
Paul J. Mistretta, 18, of Tonawanda Creek Road, East Amherst
Ryan J. Winkler, 17, of Deer Ridge, Getzville
David M. Powers, 18, of Autumn Creek Court, East Amherst
Nicholas J. Perna, 18, of Rosewood Drive, Williamsville
Marissa T. J. Schaedel, 18, of Muir Field Lane, Lancaster
Robyn E. Babbitt, 18, of Tiburon Lane, East Amherst
Matthew D. Rygg, 19, of Misty Lane, Amherst
Alyssa J. Plummer, 19, of Stellane Drive, Angola
Kyleigh A. Kaczor, 16, of Old Lake Shore, Irving
Bradley T. Owens, 16, of Milestrip Road, Irving
Imre A. Ulici, 19, of Beaver Creek Drive, Webster
Eric W. Abrey Jr. , 16, of South Estate Drive, Webster
Paul A. Whittaker, 17, of Huntsman Way, Webster
Austin P. (?), 18, of Dysinger Road, Lockport
Mitchell A. Mix, 18, of Ashford Avenue, Tonawanda
Jeffrey T. Dumas, 20, of Princeton Lane, Buffalo
Matthew G. Battles, 20, of Durstein Street, Buffalo
Alysia M. Pirro, 18, of Marbeth Court, Buffalo
Virginia P. Morris, 19, of Seneca Street, Buffalo
Samantha L. Hendell, 17, of Hopkins Road, Getzville
Mollie A. Sadler, 18, of Birchwood Court, Williamsville
Javonte L. King, 19, of Everwild Lane, Greece
Meghan E. Crowley, 19, of Longbush Lane, Webster
Rachel C. Lemoine, 19, of Middlebury Road, Webster
Morgan E. Henry, 19, of Concord Drive, Webster
Andrew J. Belding, 18, of Grimble Road, Canandaigua
Lauren E. Bornheimer, 19, of Spruce Run, Palmyra (issued two tickets)
Kaylee A. Jerome, 19, of Andrews Road, Canandaigua
Daniel G. Medvin, 20, of Lynbrook Avenue, Tonawanda
Nicholas A. Balesteri, 20, of Springfield Avenue, Tonawanda
Abby L. Sitterley, 18, of County Road, Livonia
Zachary M. Lamacchia, 18, of Cary Road, Alden
Marsha A. Digregrio, 17, of Lafayette Road, Rochester
Natalie M. Persechino, 17, of Old Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda
Jacob M. L. Lopez, 19, of Abel Road, Hamburg
Jillian L. Piccirilli, 20, of Glenwillow Drive, Hamburg
Emily C. Kavanaugh, 20, of Hi-View Terrace, West Seneca
Carrie S. Fisher, 20, of Berg Road, Orchard Park
Jacob T. Coster, 19, of Downing Street, Buffalo
Stephanie Lebib, 20, of Hill Road, Rochester
Trevor W. Vanderbush, 20, of Lewis Road, Holland
Samantha A. Trabucco, 16, of Herr Road, Clarence Center
Mitchell S. Szabo, 17, of Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center
Kristen K. Skoney, 18, of Broadmoor Drive, Tonawanda
Daniel R. Keem, 18, of Greentree Road, Tonawanda
Zachary J. Misiak, 16, of Jamaica Square, North Tonawanda
Chelsie L. Ridd, 19, of Victor Lane, Hamlin
Aaron W. Polanski, 20, of South Creek Drive, Cheektowaga
Dominic M. Dicioccio, 19, of Parkpoint Drive, Rochester
Olivia M. Michaels, 20, of Perry Court, Lewiston
Mary K. Swanson, 20, of Oxbow Lane, Lewiston
Dallas P. Ross, 19, of Victor Lanem, Hamlin
(name redacted upon request), 18, of Boies Road, East Aurora
Alexandra L. Alessi, 18, of Girard Avenue, East Aurora
Anthony V. Iacono, 18, of Oak Dale Lane, Williamsville
Kevin Dagher, 19, of Via Marina, Williamsville
Connor J. Niel, 18, of Greiner Road, Williamsville
Daniel T. Wischerath, 16, of Winding Woods, Hamburg
Gabrielle R. Porto, 17, of Elm Street, Youngstown
Hailey M. Hibbard, 17, of Lake Road, Youngstown
Matthew X. Ferris, 20, of Shortsville Road, Shortsville
Brooke L. Toelsin, 18, of Lakeview Avenue, Orchard Park
Matthew J. Collins, 16, of Baraga Street, Buffalo
Christopher P. Schirching, 19, of Maple Ridge Road, Alden

June 7, 2012 - 7:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, corfu.

A Corfu police officer stopped a truck late this afternoon for having an obstructed license plate and found two alleged illegal immigrants inside.

The truck was impounded pending proof of ownership and the U.S. Border Patrol took the two suspected illegal immigrants into custody.

Officer Gene Nati said the truck's plate looked like it had been intentionally obstructed with black tar or a similar substance.

When Nati approached the truck immediately after he stopped it at 4:50 p.m., he found three male occupants. Two couldn't speak English and had foreign documents he didn't recognize, so he requested the Border Patrol to the scene for assistance.

The truck was hauling a storage shed purchased from a Batavia business by a Corfu resident, but the delivery originated with a company in North Carolina, Nati said.

"That company (from North Carolina) employed the illegal immigrants," Nati said.

The third man was in the country on a visa. He was taken to the Flying J and released.

The shed was also impounded and Nati said once the local company and the local resident who made the purchase produce proper documentation for the purchase, he will release the shed.

June 7, 2012 - 4:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, crime.

A fight is reported in Austin Park. City police are responding.

June 7, 2012 - 9:43am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, genesee county.

A proposal to decriminalize the nonviolent offenses of 16- and 17-year-olds could cost the county more than $1 million a year, County Attorney Chuck Zambito warned the Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

He called the proposed bills "a huge unfunded mandate."

Zambito said issue isn't the concept, just the lack of funding to go with it.

"It's a policy decision by the legislature and that's fine," Zambito said."I'm not necessarily against the philosophy. The problem is they're doing it without the considering the effect, what the changes are going to do to the current system, that's the problem I have with it. It's another example of an unfunded mandate. They implement it without considering the real cost for it. If they'll pay for it, then fine."

There are currently two bills under consideration. Both would take nonviolent offenses, including what are now considered nonviolent felonies, and move the prosecution of those cases out of the criminal justice system.

There would be a youth division court set up under the county court that would deal with youthful offenders and decide how to properly dispose of those cases, be it conditional discharge, probation, referral to the Department of Social Services or family court.

One proposal would require the County Attorney's Office to handle the cases, the other would put the responsibility in the District Attorney's Office.

Zambito said up and down the line, there would be additional costs for the county, from staff to handle the caseload in either his office or the DA's, to specialists handling the cases in probation and DSS.

There would also be an issue of housing youthful offenders arrested on a weekend who would be held until the youth division court opened the next business day. That cost is about $500 per day per offender.

Deputy County Attorney Durin Rogers said the drive for these bills is coming from NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

Recently, in promoting the bills, LIppman said:

"Treating 16- and 17-year olds as adults flies in the face of what science tells us about adolescent development. The adolescent brain is not fully developed. Even older adolescents have a more limited ability to make more reasoned judgments and engage in the kind of thinking that weighs risks and consequences in a mature fashion."

June 6, 2012 - 12:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, alexander, corfu.

Stephen A. Lewis, 31, of Corfu, is charged with disorderly conduct. Lewis is accused of fighting and violent behavior. The alleged incident was reported at 5:59 p.m., Tuesday, at 8132 Buffalo Road, Bergen. Lewis was held without bail.

Robert Lee Ealey, 26, of Phelps Avenue, Rochester, was arrested on a county court bench warrant. Ealey was released from the Monroe County Jail and turned over to the Sheriff's Office. Ealey was jailed pending arraignment.

Cody L. Amrhein, 20, of Alexander, is charged with assault, 3rd, and menacing, 2nd. Amrhein was arrested by State Police stemming from an alleged incident at 9:02 p.m., Tuesday. Amrhein was released on his own recognizance. No further details were released.

Regarding yesterday's accident on Route 98, the drivers involved where Daniel J. Dragon, 26, of Albion, and Wanda A. Pangrazio, 47, of Albion. The State Police Web site lists no citations issued nor arrests made. The Trooper who handled the investigation is out of the office today, so no further details are available.


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