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November 19, 2012 - 8:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Basom, crime, alexander, Alabama.

Nicholas A. Antonucci, 25, of Broadway Road, Alexander, is charged with burglary, 2nd, and criminal contempt, 2nd. Antonucci allegedly entered a residence at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, of a person with an active stay-away order against Antonucci. Deputies allegedly located Antonucci inside the residence. Antonucci was jailed without bail. (Prior reports on Antonucci)

Cody A. Patrizi, 22, of 16 Walnut St., upper, Batavia, is charged with unlawful dealing with a child. Patrizi is accused of hosting an underage drinking party, which was reported at 1:15 a.m., Sunday.

Jake P. O'Leary, 19, Sam M. Cassidy, 21, and Declan L. Brennan, 21, all of 8 Montclair Ave., Batavia, are charged with unlawful dealing with a child. The three men are accused of hosting an underage drinking party, which was reported at 12:04 a.m., Sunday. Numerous underage people were allegedly at the party drinking.

Richard L. Maston, 30, of 40 S. Main St., upper, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for allegedly failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. Matson was jailed on $500 bail.

Jennifer L. Stack, 26, of 48 S. Main St., Batavia, and Woodrow C. Horseman, 36, of 5049 E. Main St. Road, Batavia, are charged with petit larceny. Stack and Horseman are accused of stealing a shopping cart full of groceries from Tops Market at 3:17 p.m., Saturday.

Charles A. Larsen, 37, of Fisher Road, Oakfield, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd. Larsen is accused of entering a residence on Swamp Road, Byron, and removing items that he owned. Larsen was jailed on $300 bail.

Alec Michael Frick, 23, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, speeding and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. Frick was stopped at 10:44 p.m., Saturday, on West Main Street Road, Batavia, by Deputy Matthew Fleming.

Michelle Ann Bruner, 19, of Townsend Street, Akron, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Bruner is accused of harassing a victim in Basom in violation of a Family Court order during a property retrieval.

Joseph Lee Piedmont, 47, of Ross Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Piedmont is accused of pushing another person.

Leon C. Bloom Jr., 30, of Batavia, is charged with felony criminal contempt, 1st. While incarcerated at the Genesee County Jail, Bloom is accused of sending a letter to a person protected by court order from contact by Bloom.

Melissa Marie Morton, 27, of Maple Road, Basom, is charged with petit larceny and criminal contempt, 2nd. Morton is accused of stealing four PlayStation3 games from Kmart. When confronted by store security, Morton was reportedly cooperative and returned the items. At the time of the incident, Morton was allegedly with another woman she is barred by court order from contacting.

Patrick O'Neal Spikes, 31, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, is charged with bail jumping, 2nd. Spikes was located by Batavia PD at an address on West Main Street Road while officers were assisting NYS Parole on a matter involving another individual. There was reportedly an outstanding warrant for Spikes out of city court for alleged bail jumping. The person parole officers were attempting to locate was not in the residence.

November 18, 2012 - 11:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Attica, crime.

Press release from Attica PD:

Two youths, ages 17 and 18, have been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the 2nd degree for the damage to 28 vehicles at Upstate Chevrolet in Attica. The names are being withheld pending a determination of possible "youthful offender" status. Upon the request of police, the two youths turned themselves in at approximately 6:30 p.m. Both youths were remanded to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

November 17, 2012 - 12:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, crime.

Police are in the area of the Northside Deli after a caller told dispatch that a white male and a black male made threats to another person and either showed a gun or said they had one. The complainant is somewhere on Bank Street and the pair police are looking for were last seen sitting outside the deli, located at 162 Bank St.

November 17, 2012 - 11:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Attica, crime.

Attica's normally outside of our coverage area, but since there's a good chance a Genesee County resident could help solve this crime, here's a press release from the Attica PD:

Sometime between 6:00pm, November 16th and 9:00am today unknown individuals caused damage with rocks to 28 vehicles at the Upstate Cheverlet Dealership on Main Street in Attica.  Damage is estimated over $50,000.  The Attica Police Department is reviewing video tape from the dealership and other area businesses and are in the process of enhancing these videos to identify the perpetrators.

There is no motive at this time however Chief Palillo would like the individuals to know that if this was a prank that got out of control now would be the time to come forward before the investigation gets to far.

As before if anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to contact the Attica Police Department at 585-721-5276, or the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department at 585-786-2255.  This information can be kept confidential.

NOTE: This is an updated press release from the Attica PD replacing the original one.

UPDATE: In response to a comment by a reader wondering about cameras at the dealership, Thomas Cockman, parts and service director for Upstate, left this comment on Facebook: "We have several cameras and are reviewing tape right now, we will catch the people responsible, they would do themselves a huge favor by just turning themselves in. If the police have to hunt them down, it will make it that much worse."

November 16, 2012 - 1:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, pembroke, Darien, Le Roy, Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury of Genesee County has issued the following indictments:

Kevin C. Johnson is indicted on a count of failure to register change of Internet access. Johnson, a convicted sex offender, is accused of not notifying authorities within 10 calendar days of a change in Internet access accounts.

James D. Ferguson is indicated on counts of DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. Ferguson is accused of driving drunk May 28 in Pembroke while having a revoked license due to a prior conviction in Buffalo in 2011 of driving while ability impaired.

Xzavier A. Davis is indicted on felony counts of DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. Davis is accused of driving drunk May 13 in the Town of Darien. Davis has a prior DWI conviction in the Town of Cambria in 2012.

Shawn A. Johnson Jr., is indicted on four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, 1st. Johnson is accused of possessing forged $20 bills in the Town of Darien.

Robert L. Hizer is indicted on counts of felony DWI, aggravated felony DWI and robbery, 3rd. Hizer is accused of driving drunk June 23 in the Town of Le Roy while children under age 15 were in the vehicle. He is accused of, on that same date, stealing $138 and a pack of cigarettes from the Wilson Farms store at 13 Lake St., Le Roy.

Laszlo Szabo is indicted on counts of felony DWI and driving with a BAC of .18 or greater. Szabo is accused of driving drunk Sept. 23 in the Town of Le Roy. Szabo has a prior DWI conviction from 2005 in the Town of Greece.

November 16, 2012 - 7:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

Timothy E. R. Backes, 31, of Summit Street, Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd. Backes is accused of hitting another man in the face, fracturing facial bones. The incident was originally reported at 2:30 a.m., Oct. 21, to Batavia PD. Investigation revealed the alleged incident occurred at an address on West Main Street Road, Town of Batavia.

Emily R. Diamond, 34, of Lyndonville, is charged with petit larceny. Diamond is accused of stealing from Kmart. The alleged incident was reported to State Police at 4:05 p.m., Wednesday. Diamond was held in jail, no bail amount, if any, released. No further details released.

November 15, 2012 - 6:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Oakfield.

A pet sitter has been arrested by the Sheriff's Office and accused of stealing antiques from a residence in Batavia and selling them to a collectibles store in Cheektowaga.

Jodi Coe, 36, of Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, Oakfield, is charged with burglary, 2nd, and grand larceny, 3rd.

Investigator William Ferrando arrested Coe for allegedly stealing antique items from a home where she was taking care of pets in September.

Some of the items allegedly stolen have been recovered.

Coe was arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and released on her own recognizance.

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 - 2:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, alexander.

An Alexander resident is being accused of selling oxycodone pills to an undercover agent of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Shawn Lardner, 42, of Alexander Road, Alexander, is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd.

Lardner was arrested Wednesday at his home on a sealed grand jury indictment.

The 42-year-old man was ordered held without bail.

November 14, 2012 - 5:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, bergen.

A 37-year-old Rochester man has been arrested by State Police in connection with an alleged road rage incident in Bergen on Friday.

Duane L. Paquine is charged with criminal tampering and harassment.

Paquine is accused of pushing down a 70-year-old man in the parking lot of Bergen Town Hall and of removing the distributor cap and a spark plug wire from the engine of the man's car.

The alleged incident began some time around 3:30 p.m.

According to Trooper Jeffrey Bebak, public information officer for the State Police, Troop A, the victim was driving when a white pickup truck started tailgating his vehicle. The man said he sped up to try and get away from the truck, but so did the white truck.

The man went to the Bergen Town Hall and so did a white truck and a maroon truck that had allegedly been part of the situation on the roadway.

The driver of the maroon truck, identified as Paquine, got out of his vehicle (while the driver of the white truck stayed in his) and told the man, "You can't speed like that on my road," according to Bebak.

Paquine then allegedly pushed the 70-year-old man down. The man stood up and entered the Town Hall to call police.

While the man was in the building Paquine allegedly removed the distributor cap and wire.

Paquine was released on an appearance ticket.

November 14, 2012 - 11:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Jacquetta Simmons.

NOTE: Final update to story posted at 3:19 p.m.

Jacquetta Simmons, who last Christmas Eve socked a 70-year-old Walmart cashier in the face, will spend this holiday in state prison, Judge Robert C. Noonan ruled in Genesee County Court this morning.

Simmons was given a five-year sentence and three years post-release supervision.

Noonan's decision came at the end of a tense and emotional 90-minute hearing.

Attorneys argued over the merits of the Probation Department's pre-sentence investigation. The victim, Grace Suozzi, spoke for five minutes and told Noonan about what she had been through and the toll the assault has taken on her life. And, District Attorney Lawrence Friedman asked for the maximum sentence while Anne Nichols, representing Simmons, asked for probation.

Through it all, Simmons, now eight months pregnant, and dressed in a white sweater and black skirt, sat motionless.

Her only statement in court was brief.

"I'm truly sorry, I am, and I feel bad about what Grace and her family have endured, all the things they've been going through right now," Simmons said.

Simmons was arrested Dec. 24 at Walmart after being asked for a receipt by Walmart cashier Grace Suozzi. Simmons was with her brother, who was holding a bag of items the siblings had just purchased to help their mother prepare Christmas Eve dinner.

Simmons refused to show Suozzi the receipt and engaged in a tirade of racial and vulgar epithets.

After arguing for several minutes, Simmons grabbed the bag of merchandise and tried to leave the store. Suozzi stepped around her register and walked toward Simmons. A video played at the trial shows Simmons delivering, as Assistant District Attorney Melissa Cianfrini put it, "a roundhouse punch" to Suozzi, sending her flying across the floor.

As Simmons and her brother tried to flee, a group of citizens intervened and kept them from driving away.

Simmons was subsequently arrested and charged with two felonies and was convicted by a jury on Aug. 24 of one of those assault charges.

Suozzi suffered fractures in her face and permanent nerve damage.

While some 100 people submitted letters through the defense to the judge telling him, Noonan said, what a good person Simmons is and that she has contributed much to the community, the prosecution painted a picture of a young woman who can't accept that she did anything wrong and has shown no remorse for her assault.

"This defendant has shown no remorse, no empathy, no acceptance of responsibility," Friedman said.

The DA then recited statements Simmons has made, mostly as part of the pre-sentence investigation, such as, "It was very unfortunate that Grace was hit," and "I hold not hate or bitterness toward Grace."

When asked to describe the crime she committed, Simmons wrote, according to Friedman, "Accidentally hitting a woman over 65."

"Your honor, this vicious, unprovoked assault on an innocent victim, more than two and a half times the age of the perpetrator makes this a crime that is, I suggest, one that needs to be taken very seriously by this court," Friedman said. "That coupled with the impact this crime has had on Grace Suozzi and those who care about her, I suggest your honor, fully indicates this defendant should now be sentenced to the maximum sentence permitted by law."

Sitting in the court to support Simmons, Nichols told Noonan, were several friends, her parents and her husband. They all knew, Nichols said, that Simmons is a good person. She said Simmons is college educated, has volunteered for literacy programs, youth programs and hopes someday to open a shelter for homeless people.

"She is not the person she's been painted to be in this courtroom," Nichols said. "In this courtroom she has been painted out to be a racist, someone who has no regard for others. That is simply not the case, Judge. As the people who are in this courtroom to support her here today, and the people in the community who submitted letters will tell you, that is not Jacquetta Simmons."

A prison term for Simmons would do nobody any good, Nichols said.

"Grace has suffered something horrible," Nichols said. "She suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome. That's not going to resolve with Ms. Simmons sitting in a jail cell, nor is that going to do this community any good."

Before either Noonan or Friedman had their say, Suozzi spoke. In a five-minute statement, the petite grandmother explained the impact the assault had on her life and on her family.  She described ongoing pain and health issues, stress and distress and how her "golden years" have been taken from her.

"What she has taken away from me is irreplaceable," Suozzi said. "She took away my independence. Working at Walmart and at the Board of Elections helped me to pay my bills. She has taken my joy and replaced it with physical pain and emotional trauma.

"She felt OK to drive with a suspended license," Suozzi added. "She felt it was OK to park in a handicapped spot. She committed a horrible crime and has total disregard for laws, rules or policy, and won't even comply with a reasonable request."

At times, she said, she thought God was getting ready to take her home and so she placed all of her important documents on her dresser so everything would be ready, she said.

Suozzi said she was ashamed that Simmons claims to be a Christian but put her hand on a Bible and "lied under oath."

When asking for Simmons to get he maximum sentence, Suozzi said, "I pray that she too will seek and serve our Lord instead of Satan."

Following Suozzi's statement, her daughter, Teresa Wormley, spoke about the impact the attack has had on her and the entire Suozzi family. Melissa Cianfrini then read a letter from Joseph Suozzi, who is head of the FBI office in Cincinnati and was unable to attend the hearing.

Before pronouncing sentence, Noonan made a long statement, noting that prior to trial he ruled that there wasn't enough evidence presented to the grand jury to support one of the charges against Simmons for assault in the second degree.

While Simmons was tried under the statute for assault against a person age 65 or older while the assailant is more than 10 years younger, the other assault charge required proof that the defendant intended to cause serious physical injury.

Noonan didn't think that evidence was present in the grand jury transcript, but after sitting through the trial and seeing all of the evidence against Simmons, Noonan expressed some thought that Simmons may have intended serious physical injury.

"There were things not evident to the grand jury but were evident at trial, and they are astounding," Noonan said. "For one thing, the difference in size of Ms. Simmons and the size of Grace Suozzi. The defendant is two and half times the size and weight, a foot taller and 40 years younger than the victim. Boy, oh, boy, that’s a disproportionate bargaining position when it comes to an unusual display of anger."

Noonan said he can accept that Simmons is more like the person portrayed in the letters he received from supporters, and less like the portrayals in the media and court, but Dec. 24, he said, was a different matter.

“One of the factors in sentencing is considering the gravity of the act and this was a senseless, brutal act," Noonan said. "There is no other way to describe it.

"It took the jury," Noonan added, "after a fairly lengthy trial, it took the jury very little time to reject this defense ... that this was somehow an accidental pulling away of the defendant and when she was really just trying to get away and she accidently punched Grace Suozzi. That is clearly untrue. If it wasn’t clear enough through the many witnesses, it was certainly evident by watching the video over and over and over and over. It was a brutal, brutal assault."

Finally, Noonan said another key factor in sentencing is whether the defendant shows a sense of remorse.

“I think it’s kind of interesting that the defense counsel says that the defendant shows remorse because she’s sorry for something that happened to Grace," Noonan said. "Remorse is not being sorry something that happened to somebody. Remorse is being sorry for what you did. The defendant has never expressed anything close to being sorry for her own criminal conduct."

Outside of court, after the hearing, Friedman reiterated that Simmons at no point showed any remorse for her crime.

"The defense tried to characterize some things the defendant said in the pre-sentence investigation as indicating remorse, but I don’t think anything could be further from the truth," Friedman said. "She absolutely did not accept any responsibility for what she did."

Even though Friedman sought the full seven-year term Noonan could have handed down, he said he was satisfied with the results.

"Obviously, we meant what we said when we indicated that we felt a seven-year sentence was appropriate, but you know I certainly don’t question the wisdom of what Judge Noonan did," Friedman said.

Attorney Earl Key and co-counsel Nichols declined to speak with reporters after the sentencing. Key brushed past one reporter and said the case would be appealed.

Previously, Key has said Simmons did not receive a fair trial, primarily because of media coverage of the crime. Today, in her courtroom statement, Nichols said Simmons did receive a fair trial.

NOTE: The Batavian has provided the most comprehensive coverage in Western New York of this crime since it was first reported from scanner traffic Dec. 24, 2011. For our complete coverage dating back to the first report of the assault, click here.

November 14, 2012 - 8:23am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, byron, alexander.

Nicholas Adam Antonucci, 25, of Broadway Road, Alexander, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Antonucci allegedly went to his estranged girlfriend's house and had contact with her in violation of a city court order of protection. Following arraignment in Pembroke Town Court, Antonucci posted $1,500 bail at the jail and was released. Antonucci is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond posted in Wyoming County on burglary and grand larceny charges.

Daniel C. DiLaura, 38, of 32 Brooklyn Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. DiLaura was allegedly observed by employees at Tops Market placing two small items in his pockets. He then allegedly grabbed a case of beer and left the store without paying for the items.

Michael B. Rech, 41, of 28 Forest Meadows, Rochester, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment, 2nd. Rech is accused of pushing and knocking down another person while Rech was holding a 3-year-old child.

Kathryn Francis Rose Long, 17, of Mechanic Street, Byron, is charged with harassment. Long is accused of grabbing a youth worker after the youth worker took away Long's mobile phone. Long allegedly grabbed the worker's purse and attempted to take it from her. Long was jailed on $500 bail.

November 13, 2012 - 6:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Jacquetta Simmons.

Jacquetta B. Simmons, the 27-year-old Batavia woman convicted Aug. 24 of assaulting a 70-year-old Walmart employee on Christmas Eve will find out tomorrow whether she will be going to prison for any amount of time.

Simmons is scheduled to appear in Judge Robert C. Noonan's courtroom at 9:15 a.m.

Following her conviction in a jury trial, Noonan ordered -- as standard procedure -- a pre-sentence report, which will help form his opinion on what he believes is appropriate punishment for Simmons.

The sentencing options for Noonan on the Class D felony are probation on up to eight seven years in prison.

Simmons will stand before Noonan with no prior criminal record, which will also be a factor in her sentencing.

Another factor will be the letters from community members and family members for both Simmons and the victim, Grace Suozzi, Noonan likely received prior to today.

Suozzi is expected to make a victim impact statement, which could also factor into Noonan's decision.

Court proceedings are open to the public and much of the local and regional media will likely be at the courthouse in the morning.

For previous coverage by The Batavian of this case, click here.

November 13, 2012 - 1:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Le Roy.

A vehicle was stolen in the Town of Le Roy overnight and there were a series of thefts from several other cars there, too.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incidents, which occurred between 11 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. this morning.

Suspects entered more than 20 vehicles on Linwood Road and along Route 5 in the Linwood Road area. All of the vehicles were apparently unlocked, according to the Sheriff's Office.

While not every entered vehicle had items taken; GPS, Ipods, clothing items and cash were among the items that were taken.

A Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Route 5 Le Roy residence and was later located in Caledonia with several items missing from it. A KIA minivan was stolen from the Caledonia location where the Mercedes was located. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is investigation the minivan theft along with several thefts from parked vehicles in the Caledonia area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office at 585-343-5000.

November 13, 2012 - 8:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Darien.

Crystal L. Kiebzak (inset photo), 30, of Darien, is charged with identify theft, 1st, criminal possession of stolen property, 5th, and unlawful possession of personal identification information, 3rd. Kiebzak was arrested after a three-month investigation by State Police into the suspected unlawful use of personal information to obtain merchandise at the Walmart in Batavia. Kiebzak is accused of using the identification of a relative to obtain more than $3,000 in merchandise.

Michael P. Murphy, 27, of 38 Columbia Ave., Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief. Murphy is accused of punching and pushing another person during a domestic incident at 7:32 p.m., Monday. A child was allegedly in the vicinity of the incident. Murphy was jailed on $3,000 bail or $6,000 bond.

Linda L. Henry, 49, of 6 Maple St., Batavia, Michael J. Henry, 45, of 6 Maple St., Batavia, and Katrina L. Thigpen, 30, of 18 Maple St., Batavia, are charged with harassment, 2nd, and disorderly conduct. The trio were arrested following a police response by officers Jason Ivison and Eric Dibble to a report of a fight on Maple Street at 1:25 p.m., Monday. Thigpen is accused of punching another person in the face. Michael Henry is accused of pushing another person and causing that person to fall through a porch railing. Thigpen and Michael Henry were charged with harassment, 2nd. Linda Henry is accused of repeatedly yelling obscenities at police officers. She was charged with disorderly conduct.

Kevin J. O'Connell Jr., 32, and Samantha L. Johnson, 25, both of 466 Ellicott St., Batavia, are charged with criminal nuisance, 2nd, falsely reporting an incident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and moving from lane unsafely (O'Connell on the vehicle charges). Batavia PD officers Thad Mart and Darryle Streeter responded to a report of a car hitting a house at 3:35 a.m., Saturday, at 499 Ellicott St., Batavia. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived. The investigation revealed that a vehicle was northbound on Ellicott Street when the driver lost control of the car and it left the roadway on the northeast side of the road. The vehicle drove through a lawn at 451 Ellicott St. before striking and becoming stuck underneath the front porch at 449 Ellicott St. Following interviews with witnesses, officers identified O'Connell as the suspected driver. During the investigation, officers determined that O'Connell and Johnson allegedly hosted an underage drinking party at their residence. Johnson is accused of initially telling officers that her car had been stolen by an unknown person.

UPDATE, to add arrest out of Wyoming County.

Andre Roberts, 20, of Perry Road, Pavilion, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and uninspected vehicle. Roberts was stopped by a Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy at 4:50 p.m., Nov. 8, on Keeney Road, Warsaw. He was jailed on $2,000 bail.

November 12, 2012 - 1:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, crime.

A fight, now broken up, was reported on Maple Street near Jackson Street. Police are on scene.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: An ambulance is called to the scene for a person with a laceration.

November 12, 2012 - 11:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Oakfield.

Local law enforcement have been in the Village of Oakfield, particularly in the Farnsworth Avenue area, this morning investigating several acts of criminal mischief.

There are reports of cars being spray painted and at least one vehicle had all four of its tires slashed.

November 12, 2012 - 11:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Oakfield, Le Roy, bergen, byrong.

Jason Micheal Kone, 31, of Townline Road, Byron, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, violation of probation, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, operating with a suspended registration and operating without insurance. Kone was stopped at 1:51 p.m., Sunday, on Townline Road, Byron, by Deputy Chris Parker. At the time of the stop Kone was allegedly found in possession of a pipe containing marijuana. Kone was also arrested on a warrant out of Monroe County for alleged violation of probation and turned over to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Christina J. Larsen, 37, of 6024 Fisher Road, Oakfield, is charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated DWI, improper left turn, uninspected motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle. Larson was stopped at 7:21 p.m. Sunday on West Main Street, Batavia, by Officer Jamie Givens.

Nicholas C. Klippel, 28, of 80 Walden Creek Drive, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Klippel is accused of threatening to "murder" another person.

Steven A. Earl, 27, of 8017 Bank Street Road, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and failure to yield right of way. Earl was stopped at 2:02 a.m. Sunday on South Swan Street, Batavia, by Officer Marc Lawrence.

Richard L Coughlin, 59, of 17 Fisher Park, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and menacing, 3rd. Coughlin is accused of putting another person in fear of physical injury by yelling and screaming while in close proximity to that person and raising clenched fists. Coughlin is accused of violating an order of protection issued by Family Court.

Michael L. Valle, 31, of 146 Bank St., Batavia, is charged with attempted burglary, 2nd, criminal contempt, 2nd, and criminal mischief, 4th. Valle is accused of attempting to break into the residence of a person protected by a court order causing damage to a window screen and exterior light. Valle was jailed on $20,000 bail or $40,000 bond.

Brian D. Stotts, 35, of East Main Road, Le Roy, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and running a red light. Stotts was stopped Saturday in Le Roy by a Le Roy police officer.

Bobbie Jo Hudson, 28, of Banks Road, Churchville, is charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, driving on a suspected registration, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to keep right, and uninspected motor vehicle. Hudson was stopped at 2:25 a.m. Friday on Route 19, Bergen, by Deputy Eric Seppala.

Lucas G. Yauchzee, 23, of West Bergen Road, Bergen, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Yauchzee's arrest stems from the investigation of an alleged domestic incident Oct. 20. He was allegedly found in possession of LSD and marijuana. The case was investigated by Deputy Brian Thompson and Trooper J.J. Pitz.

Richard G. Medwid, 27, of Alexander Road, Alexander, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and unreasonable speed. Medwid was reportedly involved in a one-vehicle accident on Route 98, Town of Batavia, at 12:55 a.m., Sept. 15.

November 10, 2012 - 9:36am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

A 27-year-old Batavia man stopped for alleged traffic violations is in jail today, being held on a warrant out of Clark County, Nevada, for alleged sexual assault of a child under age 14.

Kevin Jerome Bacon II, of Bank Street, was stopped by Deputy Joseph Graff for allegedly operating a vehicle in the City of Batavia without headlights or taillights.

Subsequently, Bacon was identified as a warrant suspect.

Bacon is being held in the Genesee County Jail without bail as a suspected fugitive from justice.

November 9, 2012 - 7:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.

A 42-year-old Manhatten Avenue resident was taken into custody today on suspicion of selling cocaine in Batavia.

Robert K. Andreassen is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd.

Andreasson is accused of selling a quantity of cocaine to an agent of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Task force members along with Batavia PD officers arrested Andreassen at his residence.

Following arraignment in county court, Andreassen was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

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