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June 22, 2009 - 7:22am

Police Beat: Man charged with recklessly firing guns in Byron

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, byron, Darien, Le Roy, Stafford.

Gary Engle, 24, of 7549 Mechanic St., Byron, is charged with reckless endangerment. Engle is accused of shooting his .22 calibre rifle and 12-gauge shotgun in his backyard on June 13 at 3:15 without properly checking his backstop in the direction he was firing. The bullets reportedly entered the backyard of a neighbor where adults and children were present. No injuries were reported.

Jayson M. Connolly, 35, of 135 S. Main St., Apt. 10, is charged with assault in the third degree and criminal contempt in connection with three alleged incidents over a three-day period. On June 17, at about 7:30 p.m., Connolly allegedly swatted a stick from a bonfire hitting a female acquaintance with the stick and causing burn and blister on her right and left thigh area. On June 18, at about 11:45 p.m., Connolly allegedly phoned the woman in violation of an order of protection. On June 19, at about 11:45 a.m., Connolly allegedly tried to speak to the woman again in violation of the order of protection. Connolly was arrested and placed in Genesee County Jail without bail.

Jon M. Dambra, 21, of 22 Berry Grove Lane, Brockport, is charged with DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop for allegedly speeding in the City of Batavia. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Jason Flansburg, 32, of 139 Woodlands Way, Brockport, was reportedly a guest at the Holiday Inn early yesterday morning when he began cussing and making loud noises at about 3:30 a.m.  Flansburg was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He was also reportedly had some marijuana and was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Cory Jones, 26, of 5965 Main Road, Stafford, was stopped yesterday a little after midnight for an alleged traffic violation. Sheriff's deputies allegedly found him with marijuana and he was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jerad M. Stalker, 25, of 8874 Hartshorn Road, Batavia, was stopped on Lovers Lane Road yesterday morning around 2 a.m.  He was charged with DWI, having a BAC of .08 or greater, improper parking on a road way and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Toni White, 28, of 14 S. Main St., Batavia, is charged with trespassing. The trespassing charge stems from a previous accusation of shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Following the initial charge, it was discovered that White had reportedly been banned from Wal-Mart, leading to the trespass charged on the date of the alleged shoplifting incident.

Terrance Dolan, 22, of 88 Woodcrest Blvd., Buffalo, and Sean T. Hennessy, of 41 Neuman Parkway, Buffalo, are charged with trespass in relation to events at the No Doubt concert at Darien Lake June 19 at 10:50 p.m. Dolan is accused of trying to enter a private area of the concert area and Hennessy is accused of trying to go backstage.

Andrew Paul Weick, 22, of 116 State St., Tonawanda and Paige Marie Fagan, 23, of 116 State St., Tonawanda, are accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Weick and Fagan were reportedly at the No Doubt concert at Darien Lake when they were allegedly found in possession of hydrocodone, cocaine and marijuana.

Scott D. Larnder, 32, of 3 Jerome Place, Batavia, is charged with DWI, speeding and failure to take pre-screen test.  He was reportedly stopped on Route 5 near Sanders Road in Stafford. Larnder was arraigned the morning of June 19 and released.

Caitlin E. Mahoney, 22, of 84 Walter St., Tonawanda, is charged with DWI and a BAC of .08 or more. Mahoney was reportedly stopped at the side of the road on Route 33 in the Town of Batavia when contacted by deputies. Mahoney stated she was looking for the Thruway. Upon investigation, deputies concluded Mahoney was allegedly operating a motorvehicle while intoxicated.

William Briggs, 42, of 15 Savannah St, Apt. 6H, is charged with petty larceny for allegedly shoplifting from Target.

Bridget K. Grayson, 41, 8272 Gully Road, LeRoy, is charged with felony DWI and driving with a BAC of .18 or greater along with driving to the left of pavement markings in a no passing zone, improper turn signal, driving slow and impeding traffic and failure to notify DMV of address change. Grayson was reportedly stopped on Route 237 in Stafford on June 19 just after midnight.

Jeff Allen
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Howard, I hope you never change the format for the Crime News. Remove the colon after Police Beat and you have had some of the most entertaining headlines. My favorite is still "Police Beat: Homeless man accused of stealing money from prayer box in LeRoy church". My first thought was, that's exactly how Rudy Guliani cleaned up the streets of New York.
Beth Kinsley
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Jeff - a while back Howard did forget the colon. I think it said something to the effect of Police beat woman accused of shoplifting. We all got a good chuckle out of that one. What I like is the mugshots. Where are they?
Howard B. Owens
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I generally only request mug shots for fairly serious crimes (sort of a judgment call) and all accused drug dealers.
Bea McManis
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Maybe Howard should get a bag of colons for his next birthday. They seem to get lost, like pennies in the sofa.
Peter O'Brien
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He's not taking my colon....
Jeff Allen
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I think I know the problem, since this is an online newspaper, there is no fiber and a lack of fiber is bad for the colon! sorry..too much of a digression.
Doug Yeomans
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Why all accused drug dealers? Is drug dealing different than other crimes? Does their picture deserve to be seen online when only accused and before being convicted? I don't get it. I'm just curious why you single out "accused" drug dealers. Typically, people dealing drugs do so to support their own habit and only sell to people actively seeking the drug to begin with. The crap you see on tv about the drug dealer standing at the pay phone hoping to get your child addicted to drugs is total hype. Kids learn about drugs at home, from their friends or from their older siblings, not from some weirdo at the pay phone. I'm really not trying to rile you up but singling out "accused" drug dealers seems to be something personal. Wouldn't it be more fair to post the picture of everyone who has had the honor of earning a mugshot or not posting any of them at all?

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