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December 26, 2014 - 7:36am

Grand Jury Report: Man accused of causing brain injury to a child in Bethany

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Bethany, walmart.

Anthony P. Dibble is indicted on counts of reckless assault of a child and assault in the second degree. Dibble is accused of causing a serious physical injury to the brain of a child less than 5 years old by shaking the child or slamming or throwing the child so as to impact the child's head on a hard surface or object. He is accused of intending to cause physical injury to a person under 7 years of age and caused such an injury by biting the person. The alleged crimes were reported Aug. 11 in the Town of Bethany.

Carrie A. Stewart is indicted on counts of burglary in the third degree, petit larceny and criminal contempt in the second degree. Stewart is accused of entering Walmart on Sept. 14 with the intent of committing a crime inside the building. Once inside Walmart, Stewart allegedly stole party supplies, books, dolls, toys, an Easy Bake Oven and a karaoke machine. She allegedly violated a court order that required her to stay away from a person at Walmart.

Robert J. Propst is indicted on counts of robbery in the first degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. On Aug. 6, Propst allegedly use force to steal property from a victim on Pearl Street, Batavia, while wielding a knife. He's accused of stealing property from the person, including a Visa credit card.

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and from the DOCCS website:

12B1331
PROPST, ROBERT J
05/20/1980
Custody Status
RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility
GROVELAND
Date Received (Original)
05/04/2012
Date Received (Current)
05/04/2012
County of Commitment
GENESEE
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)
02/14/14 PAROLE - COND REL TO PAROLE

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Dave, that's exactly the right word. Boorish.

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Fair enough , Bob. I can understand the sentiment. I regret its expression.

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Yep, bob....boorish. Disappointingly so. :-/

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Bob, I find anyone who hurts children to be reprehensible. At the same time I find suggesting suicide and/or making light of it boorish. Nonetheless, comments are a reflection of the commenter. If that's the person you want to be known as, that's your business. I was just trying to help you find an answer to your question.

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I'm sorry but statements like Bob's being boorish is a matter of opinion and not a fact. As a man who 36 yrs ago laid in a hospital with several cracked ribs and vision out of one eye I find his opinion a very reasonable one. I'm sure survivors and mothers all over this country who have been in the same situation would also.

At ten yrs old I was asking God how someone could hate enough to do this to me, it's a question that never got answered and a situation that I lived with til I was big enough to fight back. Its easy to sit back and judge something to be brutal when you haven't been through anything similar.

So while you are judging Bob's so-called boorish statements remember that some of the nicest people you know might have the very same opinions churning in their heads as well, about child abusers, drunk drivers, pedophiles and so on. At 10 yrs old I considered myself unlucky to have survived, longed for the peace of that final rest. But as a 46 yr old I realize now what I would have missed. The rage I feel seethes everytime I read about a child going through this and surviving, or one robbed of a life. Would you call a mother who wished a drunk driver who killed her child to commit suicide a boorish person? How about an adult survivor of rape or molestation that cannot have a serious relationship anymore who vents a similar solution as Bob did?

Those are thing to consider before labeling someone's feelings or expressions as rude or low brow or primative and boorish. So I disagree with Dave to a point comments like this don't necessarily reflect on a commenter's personality as much as they do the commenter's experience.

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The difference between a boorish thought and being boorish is stating or publishing that thought.

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On second thought, never mind. I don't care any more. Kyle, i hope you find peace regarding your history.

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Really Tim so a person who thinks racist thoughts but never utters them in public is not as racist as one who does? I'm not quite sure how that works. I guess if that makes sense to you ....

Thanks Dave I am mostly at peace with it. However people like Deats and Dibble do tend to spark it now and then. Hence my sympathetic leanings for Mr. Harker's comments.

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"Hence my sympathetic leanings for Mr. Harker's comments."

Surely there's nothing more satisfying and therapeutic than the yawlp of the mob.

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I'm tardy in seeing them, but the personal attacks have been deleted.

Personal attacks pointed at anybody are not allowed.

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Good point, Kyle...

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"Really Tim so a person who thinks racist thoughts but never utters them in public is not as racist as one who does? I'm not quite sure how that works."

It works in the same way that the guy who farts in the elevator is more offensive than the guy who does not. Containing our baser nature is the major portion of civility.

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Good point, too, Scott.

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