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November 5, 2009 - 10:20am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

A youth in Le Roy has been arrested by undercover agents for allegedly trying to buy an unlicensed handgun.

The youth is not being identified by the Sheriff's Office and the case is being turned over to family court.

Members of the Local Law Enforcement Drug Task Force were called into the investigation to help with the arrest after the Sheriff's Office learned that the youth was making inquiries in the Le Roy area about buying a gun.

The youth is being charged with attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

November 5, 2009 - 9:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Pavilion, corfu.

Mary A. Brairton, 20, of 6790 Junction Road, Pavilion, is charged with aggravated DWI, aggravated driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to reduce speed on a curve, leaving the scene, unlicensed operation and aggravated unlicensed operation. Brairton was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle accident on Bernd Road, Monday at 12:42 a.m.  and allegedly fled the scene. Brairton was reportedly found later by Deputy Frank Bordonaro at her residence and taken into custody.

David S. Taylor, 49, of 2384 Titus Ave., Rochester, is charged with DWI, speeding and moving from lane unsafely. Taylor was allegedly driving on Route 33 in the Village of Corfu on Sunday at 12:04 a.m. when he was allegedly seen by Village police traveling at a high rate of speed and swerve into the oncoming traffic lane.

November 3, 2009 - 9:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy.

Le Roy firefighters are responding to a report of a tractor-trailer fire at Ontario Service Center, 8700 Vallance Road in Le Roy.

Pavilion firefighters are on standby.

UPDATE: 10:25 p.m.: Auxiliary personnel have been requested, too.

UPDATE: 11:47 p.m.: Mission acccomplished; Le Roy responders back in service.

November 2, 2009 - 8:14pm
posted by Kermit Arrington in Le Roy.

My name is  Kermit Arrington.  I am running for my 6th term as Le Roy Town Justice. I am a lifelong LeRoyan and have dedicated 56 years to LeRoy municipal government. After graduating from LeRoy High School I served in WWII in the 758th 64th Tank Division and also did a stint in the military police.  I spent 34 years working at the Le Roy department of Public Works supervising that department the last 20 years of my career.  After retiring I was hired as a special investigator for Jones Chemical where I worked for ten years. 

November 2, 2009 - 12:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire is being dispatched to Tops Market, 128 W. Main St., for a general fire alarm.

UPDATE 12:46 p.m.: First responder, "Nothing showing."

UPDATE 12:48 p.m: Alarm company confirms, unintentional activation during maintenance.

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November 1, 2009 - 4:21pm
posted by Darryl Sehm in politics, Le Roy, Darryl Sehm.

My name is Darryl Sehm and I am seeking the position of LeRoy Town Justice in the upcoming November 3rd election.

I have lived quietly in LeRoy for over 40 years and recently retired from a 34 year career in Law Enforcement.  I served 7 years as a Police Officer, 13 years as a Detective, 10 years as a Detective Sergeant, and the last 4 and 1/2 years as Chief of Police.

It was an honor and a privilege helping people in the community with their problems on

November 1, 2009 - 8:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, genesee county, business, Le Roy.

Three Genesee County companies made the 23rd Annual Democrat and Chronicle list of Top 100 companies in the region.

The local companies are: Lapp Insulators LLC, 130 Gilbert St., LeRoy; Liberty Pumps Inc., 7000 Apple Tree Ave., Bergen; and, Manning Squires Hennig Co. Inc., 8426 Seven Springs Road, Batavia.

Here's what the D&C says is criteria for making the list:

The Top 100 companies are ranked by revenue growth using a mix of dollar and percentage increases over the three most recent fiscal years. To be eligible, companies must be privately held, independent, have a minimum of $1 million in annual revenue and headquarters in the Rochester region, which includes Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Seneca and Yates counties.

The D&C said the average growth rate for the Top 100 companies over the past two years was 25 percent.

October 27, 2009 - 9:30am
posted by Jennifer Keys in politics, Le Roy.

My name is Jennifer Keys and I am a candidate for Town Council in Le Roy. I am running for office because I strongly believe that community involvement and public service are intrinsic responsibilities of citizens.  My husband and I chose Le Roy to raise our family for it’s unique qualities -- strong school district, beautiful picturesque village and rural values. We plan on making this community our home for many, many years to come.

I hold a Master’s degree in World History and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science.   I left my full time job as a Care Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Villa to raise my family.  I also worked at Berkshire Farms as a respite care provider and as an adjunct instructor at Monroe Community College.

My community service experience includes my membership on the Le Roy PTSO, YWCA mentor program, former PAC-TAC (Police and Citizens Against Crime) volunteer scheduler,  former Rape Crisis Counselor and a Faith Haven “Friend” to teenage and young adult women in crisis pregnancies.  I also founded a neighborhood watch organization in the Swillburg neighborhood in Rochester, where we lived for 12 years.

While communities across NY have had unique challenges because of the recession, I also see opportunities for Le Roy and Western NY.  My issues include: economic development, where I see the empty storefronts and hope that we can attract locally owned businesses, “Green” energy integration, recreation (and particularly mitigating the Le Roy municipal pool to a conclusion that satisfies the community’s needs), and of course most of all, listening to the concerns of Le Roy citizens.  I feel that I can also bring budget and fiscal sound policies to the table.

The key to good government is an open dialog with the citizens.  If elected, I will make that a priority.

October 20, 2009 - 9:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy, Bethany.

Kenardo Roshay Fields, 19, of 7 Watson St., Batavia, is charged with trespass. Fields was reportedly banned from College Village and was found there yesterday at 11:38 p.m. hiding under a bed.

Arnold D. Jock, of Hogansberg, is charged with trespass, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct/fighting. Jock was arrested by State Police at the Holiday Inn on Park Road, Town of Batavia, at 6:12 p.m. yesterday. No further details are available.

Joshua L. Baltz, 33, of Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Baltz was arrested by State Police in the Town of Batavia at 10:33 a.m. on Oct. 15. No further details available.

Jesse P. Boop, 20, of Avon, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Boop was arrested by State Police yesterday at 10:15 a.m. in the Town of Bethany. No further details are available.

Gary J. Dempsey, 42, of Le Roy, is charged with criminal contempt and disorderly conduct. Dempsey was arrested by State Police in Le Roy at 11:11 a.m. yesterday. No further details are available.

October 16, 2009 - 8:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

mug_sergio_forte.jpgA Le Roy resident has been busted for allegedly possessing more than five pounds of marijuana.

Investigators estimate the street value of the weed at $13,000.

Sergio A. Forte, Jr., 43, of 88 Myrtle St., is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Forte was also allegedly found with a small quantity of crack cocaine and a digital scale.

Forte was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant on Forte's residence yesterday as part of an investigation into "the unlicensed growing and possession of marijuana" in and around the Le Roy area.

Participating in the investigation were the Le Roy Police Department, Genesee County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's office.

October 10, 2009 - 12:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, Le Roy.




Not to take anything away from Cal-Mum -- a solid team that played well Friday night -- but the Le Roy Oatken Knights literally handed away its 2009 match-up its arch-rival.

The Knights, dealing with a disappointing season so far, looked like a team that could beat Cal-Mum, but as Head Coach Brian Moran said after the game -- teams that repeatedly drop the ball can't win.

"Turn overs was the whole game," Moran said. "You can't turn the ball over and win a game. You can't do it. It just can't happen."

Le Roy's fumbles robbed them of opportunities to put points on the board and set up both scores for the Red Raiders.

Moran's team drops to 1-5 on the 14-0 loss, while the Red Raiders (4-2) prepare of a playoff game next week.

"I thought our effort was there, but I thought we turned the football over too many times," Moran said.

Turn overs were also the first thought that came to mind for Raiders Head Coach Mike Monacelli.

"They're an awful rough team to try and stop," said Monacelli. "I'd like to think we are, too, but they happend to turn the ball over in some key spots."

The turnover started early for Le Roy. After the defense came up big and stopped Cal-Mum with a three-and-out on its first possession, giving the Knights the ball on about their own 40, six plays into the drive, the Knights gave the ball back to the Raiders on the Raiders 40.

The Raiders failed to capitalize on the turn over, despite marching the ball down to Le Roy’s one-yard line, where on a third down play, Brandon Monteleone came up big and stuff a Cal-Mum running play for a three-yard loss. Cal-Mum couldn’t punch it through on forth down giving back the ball to Le Roy.

Le Roy was unable to push the ball forward much on its first two downs and a muffed pitch on third down put them on their heels on the one-yard line. The subsequent punt traveled less than yards, giving Cal-Mum excellent field position.

A few plays later, Cal-Mum’s Tervor Hout busted through the line and into the end-zone. A two-point conversion gave the Raiders a 8-0 lead.

The Knights fight back on the next drive, pounding the ball from its own 20 down to the one-yard line where yet another fumble kills the drive.

Cal-Mum is unable to convert the turn over into a score however, and the half would end with the Raiders up 8-0.

The second half begins much as the first half did for Le Roy. On it’s first possession, Le Roy drives the ball down to Cal-Mum’s 40 yard line when a fumble squanders the opportunity to start the third quarter strong.

This time, Cal-Mum wouldn’t miss the opportunity to turn a Le Roy mistake into points on the board. The Raiders take the ball 60 yards to the end zone where Jon Cappotelli will race the ball in on a near-side sweep to give the Raiders a 14-0 lead (the Raiders fail on a two-point conversion try).

The only glimmer of life the Knights would show the rest of the game was an early fourth-quarter fumble recover by Monteleone.  It was a turnover to no where for the Knights, though and the game would end 14-0.

Cappotelli carried the ball for 102 yards on 24 rushes.

Offensive stats for Cal-Mum: Ben Anastasi carried the ball seven times for 29 yards, Cappotelli had 24 carries for 102 yards, and passing, Mike Anderson had two completions on seven attempts for 54 yards.

Offensive stats for Le Roy: Quentin Humphrey, carried the ball 11 times for 9 yards, Jon Casper five carries, 28 yards, Rick Henry, 11 carries for 52 yards, Mark Kelso, six carries and 20 yards. Kelso also threw the ball 7 times, connected on two for 18 yards

In other action tonight, Oakfield-Alabama beat Pembroke 17-13. Honeoye Falls-Lima beat Batavia 41-19.

Tomorrow's games have Attica at Holley at 1:30 p.m., Alexander at Barker at 1:30 p.m., and Notre Dame at Elba/Byron-Bergen at 7 p.m..

We'll be covering the night game.




October 9, 2009 - 10:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Pavilion, Five Star bank robbery.

Four-hundred and forty-three dollars.

That's the amount of money Nick A. Hawkins allegedly stole from Pavilion's Five Star Bank branch on Monday.

Hawkins, 25, of 24 W. Main St., Le Roy, is in custody tonight.

The money is all gone. Hawkins reportedly spent his loot before his arrest, which he allegedly took from the bank using a demand note.

The 11:30 a.m. robbery triggered a four-hour manhunt in Pavilion involving deputies from Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties as well as State Police and the DEC all-terrain-vehicle unit.

Hawkins is charged with robbery in the third degree. He was jailed on $25,000 bail.

No word yet on what led to his arrest.


October 5, 2009 - 10:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy.

Le Roy Junior-Senior High School is apparently cut off from any water supply, so the students, grades 7 through 12, were sent home at 10 a.m..

Monroe County Water Authority said there is no emergency break. Rather, a private company is doing a service repair and some difficulty arose requiring the water to being turned off to the school.

"They ran into problems and the water had to be shut off," a spokeswoman for the authority said.

There was also some emergency dig on North Street this morning, according to a Sheriff's Office dispatcher, but that appears unrelated to this issue.

October 5, 2009 - 8:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Le Roy.

A student of Jackson Elementary School died on Saturday.

No details of the death of 6-year-old Marcus Peters have been released yet, but his passing was confirmed by WBTA with the Sheriff's Office this morning.

Superintendent Margaret Puzio said Marcus was in school and apparently healthy on Friday.

Grief counselors will be at the school this morning.

UPDATE: Additional details have been released.

Marcus, who lived with his mother in Batavia, was spending the weekend with his father in Le Roy. He appeared healthy just minutes before he was found unresponsive by his 8-year-old sister. Moments before, he asked his father if he could go outside to play. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Foul play is not suspected and there was no evidence of trauma.

UPDATE: We received the following e-mail from Kristen Wahl.

Hello my name s Kristen Wahl and Iam the step-mom to Marcus's sister Madison! He was a very sweet quite boy! He will be missed very much by alot of people!  His mom is Cynthia Peters and she is very broken up about this whole thing!  Marcus was her first born!!! I am writing this to say that the family will  need all the support possible to get through this horrible tragic thing!  Marcus is leaving behind 2 sisters and 1 brother and his mom and dad and  everyone who loves him! If you would like to support or send condolences the address is 139 Swan Street in Batavia, NY.She needs all of our support!  Thank You!

October 2, 2009 - 8:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Attica, crime, Le Roy, Bethany.

mug-henry_james.jpgJames D. Henry, Jr., 54, of 8296 E. Main Road, Le Roy, is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a forged instrument and a felony count of attempted grand larceny. Henry, a former Village of Le Roy employee, allegedly entered the village office on Monday possessing a forged doctor's prescription. It stated that Henry "would be out until further notice" in an attempt to gain sick leave compensation, which would have totaled more than $3,000. Henry was arraigned and released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

Robin L. Pirdy, 50, of 588 Route 98, Attica, is charged with DWI and aggravated DWI with a BAC of .08 or greater. Pirdy was reportedly found parked on the side of Molasses Hill Road in Bethany by Deputy Kevin McCarthy. Upon investigation, McCarthy determined that Pirdy had allegedly been driving while intoxicated.

Steven Robert Gorecki, 23, of 106 Tracey Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Gorecki is accused of shoplifting from Target.

Willie A. Sabb, Jr., 35, of 19 Porter Ave., Apt. 2, Batavia, is charged with assault in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. Police picked up Sabb at his residence on warrants issued by City Court. The charges stem from three separate alleged incidents. No further details were released.

September 30, 2009 - 11:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, dispatch.

Le Roy Dispatch signed off tonight at 11:42 with, "Le Roy Base signs off. End of tour. It's all yours."

We did not hear the next call on the scanner, but Genesee County Dispatch replied to it with, "Copy LV-2 and welcome aboard."

And so begins a new era of Genesee County Dispatch handling police and fire calls for the town and village of Le Roy.

September 29, 2009 - 9:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Lake Street.

A dryer fire has been reported at 23 Lake St., Le Roy.  The Le Roy Fire Department has been dispatched.

UPDATE: First responder reports that the fire appears to be out.

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September 23, 2009 - 1:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Stafford.

A Stafford man admitted this morning to brandishing a rifle in a threatening manner during a dispute on March 17.

Michael A. Nicometo, 24, also pleaded guilty to an unrelated misdemeanor DWI charge and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was arrested on the DWI charge in Le Roy on Sept. 6.

As part of the plea arrangement, a handful of traffic tickets, some stemming from the Sept. 6 arrest and two others from other dates, were dismissed.

Nicometo will be released to an alcohol treatment facility and will come back at a later date for bail review and sentencing on the menacing and DWI pleas.

The maximum sentence imposed on Nicometo, primarily for the aggrevated unlicensed operation charge, could be four years in state prison. But if Nicometo follows the judge's orders, he could face a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to 3 years. Regardless, the menancing charge would result in a concurrent sentence.

September 22, 2009 - 12:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

mug-olivia-paganin.jpgA Le Roy woman is accused of stealing jewelry, credit cards and checks from a friend and then forging the checks before cashing them at a local bank.

Olivia J. Paganin, 20, of Summit Street, allegedly took the items between June 3 and July 5.

She is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, two counts of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny.

Paganin is already in the custody of New York State Department of Corrections on an unrelated matter (not disclosed) and returned to the correctional facility following her arraignment yesterday.

September 22, 2009 - 11:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

mug_albert_bauer.jpgAn arrest has been made in a nine-month old burglary in Le Roy, and the suspect is a man already in Erie County Jail on unrelated attempted murder and weapons charges.

Albert J. Bauer, 40, of Akron, is accused of breaking into a Lake Street office on Nov. 11 and, along with an accomplice, damaging the property and stealing more than $1,000.

The burglary was interrupted in progress and Bauer allegedly fled by jumping out of a second-story window.

He was arraigned in Le Roy Town Court yesterday on charges of burglary in the third degree, grand larceny, criminal mischief and conspiracy.

Following his arraignment, Bauer was returned to Erie County Jail.

Det. John Condidorio of the Le Roy Police Department handled the investigation.

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