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Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Chimney fire reported on Reynolds Road, Darien

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A chimney fire is reported at 700 Reynolds Road, Darien.

The residence is evacuated.

Darien fire responding.

UPDATE 10:10 p.m.: Fire is out. Darien fire will be back in service shortly.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Smell of burning plastic coming from oven on Smithley Road, Darien

post by Billie Owens in Darien, fire

The smell of burning plastic is coming from an oven at 10268 Smithley Road and the Darien Fire Department is responding. Smoke is showing but no flames.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: The problem is a malfunctioning stove. Darien fire will be leaving shortly.

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

Law and Order: Oakfield woman accused of trying to harm neighbor's dog

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Darien, Le Roy, Oakfield

Roxanne G. Rowe, 25, of Maple Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with animal cruelty and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rowe is accused of trying to harm a neighbor's dog by placing pieces of metal in a meat product and making it available for the dog to eat. At the time of her arrest -- 10:15 a.m., Saturday, by Deputy Brian Thompson -- Rowe also allegedly possessed marijuana.

Lakiesha A. Gibson, 26, of 13 Williams St., Lockport, is charged with disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Gibson is accused of shouting obscenities while outside on Thorpe Street at 10:20 p.m., Saturday. Gibson also allegedly refused to remove two children out of the roadway and away from a dispute.

Timothy J. Wenzel, 19, of 13 Harvester Ave., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Wenzel was allegedly seen with a person who is protected by a "stay away" order of protection.

Makeen K. Ithna-Asheri, 52, of 111 State St., Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd. Ithna-Asheri allegedly entered a residence he had previously been advised not to enter.

Danielle M. Stevens, 36, of Ford Road, Elba, is charged with three counts of petit larceny. Stevens is accused of stealing $140 and a gold pendant from a relative's house within a six-week period. Stevens was jailed on $500 bail.

Brenden Kirstipher Steck, 23, of Broadway Road, Darien, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Steck was allegedly found to be the operator of a disabled motor vehicle on Route 20 in Darien at 1:15 a.m., Saturday, by Deputy James Diehl.

Joseph E. Marr, 34, of Attica, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Marr was reportedly involved in a motor vehicle accident at 10:13 p.m. Friday on Keeney Road, Le Roy. He was arrested by State Police.

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

Alexander man accused of doing donuts in Johnny Bear's parking lot, damaging building

post by Howard B. Owens in alexander, crime, Darien

Tips from readers of The Batavian have helped lead to the arrest a man suspected of driving his truck into the building of a restaurant in Darien Center on the night of Dec. 1.

Johny Bear's, on Broadway Road, reportedly suffered significant damage from a truck that spun out in the parking lot while the asphalt was covered with a dusting of snow.

N. L. Beglinger, 21, of Peaviner Road, Alexander, is being charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

According to Deputy Brian Thompson's report, Beglinger drove into the parking lot at 12:35 a.m., with a 2006 Chevy pickup registered to Harlan L. George, of Peaviner Road. He drove in a northwesterly direction, spun counterclockwise and struck the building. He then allegedly headed southwesterly, and peeled out in the grass in front of a fire hydrant. Tire marks then showed the truck heading northwest and doing a donut in the parking lot.

Thompson said in his report that the investigation revealed that Beglinger intended to report to an insurance company that the truck struck a tree on Sprague Road.

The initial report in The Batavian suggested the truck involved in the accident also did donuts at the Triple C Shop Mart, Darien, and a video surveillance system captured some images of that truck.

It turned out the two incidents were unrelated -- different trucks -- though similar-looking -- and different drivers.

There were three passengers in Beglinger's truck, Shelby L. Fryer, 17, Douglas J. Knauss, 22, and Christopher King, 21.

Beglinger is scheduled to appear on the matter in Darien Town Court at 5 p.m., Dec. 18.

Deputy Kevin McCarthy assisted in the investigation.

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

Grand Jury Report: Defendant accused of burglary and lying to cover up the crime

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Darien, Grand Jury, Le Roy

Trevon L. Armstrong is indicted on counts of burglary, 2nd, criminal possession of stolen property, 4th, two counts of criminal mischief, 4th, falsely reporting an incident, 3rd, six counts of forgery, 2nd, three counts of offering a false instrument for filing and tampering with a witness, 4th. Armstrong is accused of entering a residence on East Avenue on Oct. 9 with the intent to commit a crime inside the residence. Armstrong is accused of possessing stolen property, a 46-inch Hisense LCD TV, a HP laptop computer and two boxes of jewelry. Armstrong is accused of damaging a window at the East Avenue property, as well as a door. Armstrong is accused of falsely reporting a burglary at a neighboring residence. He is accused of falsely implicating another person in possessing the stolen property. He is accused of signing a fake name on a fingerprint card, a witness statement and a deposition, as well as other government documents. Armstrong also allegedly tried to keep another person from testifying before the grand jury.

Earl F. Sprague III, is indicted on a count of criminal solicitation, 2nd. Sprague is accused of trying to engage another person in a Class A felony, murder in the second degree.

Janet M. Brady is indicted on counts of felony DWI, felony DWI with a child under age 15 in the car. Brady is accused of driving drunk Aug. 9 in the parking lot of Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien.

Martin F. Jones is indicted on counts of felony DWI, two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal mischief, 4th. Jones is accused of driving drunk Oct. 9 in the City of Batavia in the parking lot of Settler's Restaurant and Hess Mart. He is accused of damaging property at Settler's Restaurant with a value that exceeds $250.

Dennis E. Hopkins is indicted on charges of burglary, 3rd, and grand larceny, 4th. Hopkins is accused of entering a residence in February on Lewiston Road, Batavia, with the intention of committing a crime inside. He is accused of stealing $2,000 in cash.

Guillermo Roman Roque is indicted on three counts of incest, 3rd. Roque is accused of having sexual relations with a person he knew to be a family relative.

Elaina J. Mead is indicted on counts of menacing a police officer, assault, 2nd, criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd, and obstructing governmental administration, 2nd. Mead is accused of placing a knife to the chest of a deputy while attempting to block the arrest of her son, Michael Mead Sr., on June 17. Mead is accused of intentionally injuring a Le Roy police officer with a knife. She is accused of unlawfully using a knife as a weapon. She is accused of attempting to prevent the arrest of another person.

James Smith Jr.,  is indicted on counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of menacing, 2nd, and assault, 2nd. Smith is accused of using a weapon with the intent to injure another person. He allegedly displayed a knife. He allegedly injured another person using a knife on July 22.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Sheriff's Office looking for black pickup truck involved in Darien incident

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien

A Sheriff's deputy investigating the case of a pickup truck doing donuts in the snow at two locations in Darien, one where a building was damaged, obtained a close-circuit videotape that showed a black Chevy pickup truck with a female passenger.

Any damage on the vehicle would be on the driver's side rear.

The time frame has been narrowed to 1 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday.

The photo above is NOT of the truck, but the truck is believed to look a lot like it.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Accident with injuries reported on Route 77, Darien

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A motor vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Route 77, just south of Herkimer Road.

Darien fire and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: It's a car/deer accident at 1784 Route 77.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Accident victim signs off on medical treatment. All Darien units returning.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

Driver doing spinouts and donuts in Darien causes property damage

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien

The Sheriff's Office is investigating some property damage at two different locations in Darien apparently caused by a driver doing donuts, rubber burns and spinouts in the parking lots of two establishments.

One building, Johnny Bears Family Restaurant, 1415 Broadway, was struck during the overnight incident and sustained damage.

The vehicle is believed to be a pickup truck and it struck the building with it's rear driver's side.

After damaging Johnny Bears, the pickup traveled to Triple C Shop Mart on Route 20 and did extensive burn outs and spins, damaging the parking lot and gas tank covers.

All of the damage was caused between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Sheriff's Office at (585) 343-5000.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

Mysterious gunshot passes within foot of the head of a person in Darien home

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien

A gunshot into a residence on Broadway Road, Darien, passed within a foot of the head of an occupant at about 4:30 p.m., Thursday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Nobody was injured in the incident, but investigators are looking for information that might help them determine who fired the shot.

The projectile is identified as a .45 caliber sabot slug. The type is commonly used in a rifle-barreled shotgun, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The slug passed through a sliding glass door at the rear of the home from a southerly direction. It stopped when it struck a panel door.

Damage at the residence is estimated at $1,000.

The location of the residence is between Tinkham Road and Route 77.

Anybody with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call (585) 343-5000.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Car crash, minor injuries, in Darien

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A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Sumner and County Line roads. Darien Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: One car is blocking westbound traffic.

UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: Two people, including a small child, are being transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

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