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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

Law and Order: Man accused of stealing and using credit card

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Jayme Jack Ellsworth, 36, of 14 McKinley Ave., Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 4th, and identify theft, 3rd. Ellsworth is accused of stealing the credit card of another person and using it.

Sean Matthew Murphy, 21, of McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and moving from lane unsafely. Murphy was stopped at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday on Sumner Road, Darien, by Deputy Dana Richardson.

Derik Frazier Preston Sharkey, 18, of Center Street, Horseheads, is charged with disorderly conduct. Sharkey is accused of becoming disorderly after being ejected from the concert at Darien Lake and refusing to leave and pushing security.

Tiffany Elizabeth Schultz, 18, of Sanford Road, Perry, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd. Schultz was allegedly found on Darien Lake Theme Park property at 5:45 p.m Monday after previously being banned from the property.

Shiasia Unique Hill,18, of Herald Street, Rochester, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to pay a fine related to a petit larceny arrest. Hill was jailed on $250 bail.

Eva A. Twichell, 47, of East Aurora, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Twichell was stopped at 9:41 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Batavia by State Police.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

Lil’ Wayne fans keep deputies busy during concert at Darien Lake

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The following people were arrested during the Lil’ Wayne Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Sophia P. Frank, 19, Kraig Road, Pittsford, is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue after being told numerous times to leave. Frank was jailed on $250 bail.

Shawn M. Gombos, 24, South Park Parkway, Buffalo, is charged with trespass after attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Gombos was jailed on $250 bail.

Jelyejuan J. C. Walker, 18, Colt Street, Geneva, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Tiffany A. Pope, 18, Forest Hill Drive, Williamsville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Kevin J. Goldsmith, 20, Brook Court, East Amherst, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Paul C. Reinis, 19, Shoecraft Road, Penfield, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Andrew J. Lawrence, 18, Norris Street, Buffalo, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol.

Jeffrey V. Janese, 18, Woodland Avenue, Niagara Falls, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Christian A. Fieckert, 19, Amherst Drive, Buffalo, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Cody H. Bauth, 19, Hirschfield Drive, Williamsville, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Michael J. Diliberto, 18, Moulton Avenue, Tonanwanda, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Zacharie T. Capozzi, 18, Glenhurst Road, Tonawanda, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Bradley A. Thomas, 18, Lynbrook Avenue, Tonawanda, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Joshua L. Cunningham, 19, Old Country Road, Rochester, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with security while being ejected from the concert venue.

Aaron J. Haskell, 24, Daywood Drive, Baldwinsville, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Jacob D. Raczka, 23, Boncroff Avenue, West Seneca, is charged with trespass and disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight in the concert line and then reentered the concert venue after having been ejected for the earlier fight.

Marissa E. Brucato, 18, Splendorwood Drive, Penfield, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after having been previously ejected.

Aaron J. Goodspeed, 17, Tift Street, Buffalo, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to enter the concert venue after having been previously ejected and told not to return.

Jacob R. Brock, 20, Ward Road, North Tonawanda, is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave Darien Lake property after being told several times.

Ryan C. Elliott, 16, Shores Road, Ulster, Pa., is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Amastushia L. Spikes, 22, Columbia Avenue, Batavia, is charged with three counts of harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a security guard and two other people while being ejected from the concert.

Christina M. Laughlon, 25, Lasalle Avenue, Niagara Falls, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Maverick R. McMurray, 24, Columbia Avenue, Batavia, charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly punching another subject in the head several times.

Ryan J. Keyes, 21, Irvine, charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight while refusing to leave the venue.

The following people were issued citations for allegedly consumption/possession of alcohol under age 21.

Andrew J. Mikos, 17, Washington Street, Geneva
Joshua J. Krause, 19, Seasons Trail, Webster
Taryn E. Laffin, 19, Finwood Drive, Baldwinsville
Jade M. Massimi, 19, Penora Street, Depew
Kacey D. Ezra, 18, Parkdale Ave Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Patrick G. Stairs, 17, Helena Street, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Joshua C. Rosettani, 17, Parkdale Avenue, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Tara M. Songster, 20, School Street, Farmersville
Adrian Skudrinja, 18, Oakview Drive, Williamsville
Janelle N. Migliore, 17, Culpepper Road, Williamsville
Erika L. Rouland, 18, Keli Drive, Waterloo
Cady J. Rouland, 18, Keli Drive, Waterloo
Jessica M. Conkey, 18, Waterloo-Geneva Road, Waterloo
Kyle L. Lipp, 20, Arbor Road, Walworth
Ashley M. Monti, 20, East Main Street, Mount Jewett, Pa.
Samantha M. Battaglia, 20, Greeves Street, Kane, Pa.
Daniel R. Gocher, 19, Feigle Road, Lockport
Shanna M. Krugolets, 17, Ranch Trail, West Amherst
Hannah A. Laschiavo, 19, Millersport Hwy. Amherst
Zachary P. Rodems, 19, Glenn Oak Drive, East Amherst
Julian M. Richmond, 19, South Roberts Road, Dunkirk
Andrew J. Mast, 17, Martin Road, Clarence
Christopher J. Jackson, 19, Pendale Circle, North Tonawanda
Troy W. Berger, 19, Brockmoore Drive, East Amherst
Dylan P. Murphy, 18, Dawn Avenue, Angola
Michaela A. Stepniak, 18, Erie Road, Angola
Ashley M. House, 20, County Route 87, Hammondsport
Brandon A. Bullock, 20, Hundrat Drive, Parker Heights, Texas
Paul D. Gohlman, 19, Maple Beach Road, Geneseo
Charles J. Biddle, 20, Braunview Way, Orchard Park
Jason H. Kasper, 20, East Green Street, Olean
Jared J. Mitchell, 19, Irving Street, Olean
Alberto Rodriguez, 20, Scenic Circle, Rochester
Bria P. Cole, 19, Pleasant Street, Pottsdam
Sterling T. Jones, 19, East Avenue, Lockport
Atiana L. German, 18, Youngs Road, Williamsville
Chelsea M. Sutterlin, 19, South Union Street, Olean
Brennan J. McDonnell, 20, Woodridge Avenue, Buffalo
Aaron D. Ritter, 19, Courtly Circle, Rochester
Cody C. Cook, 17, Mayberry Drive, East Buffalo
Jacob M. Swiatowy, 19, Porter Avenue, Batavia
Nicholas J. Mungillo, 18, Union Square Batavia
Jeffrey C. White, 20, Bennett Road, Bloomfield
Michael E. Sciarratta, 19, Wendover Road, Penfield
Patricia L. Snavely, 17, School Street, Victor
Emily A. Baumgartner, 17, Gannett Road, Farmington
Jeffrey T. Kosakowski, 18, Cadyville Road, Livonia
Ryan P. Brogan, 19, Hosmer Drive, Syracuse
Katelyn N. Hemmingway, 17, Lyndale Avenue, Tonawanda
Sarra T. Kashyap, 19, West 8th Street, Columbus, Ohio
Adel R. Adam-Eskander, 17, Berg Street, Ontario, Canada
Franjo B. Taber, 19, Crowley Avenue, Buffalo
Randall J. Marcaitis, 19, Winchester Drive, Fairport
Joseph A. Vecchiarelli, 20, Main Street, Woodstock
Madeline R. Meyer, 17, Macarthin Drive, Williamsville
Aaron D. Buckley, 18, Lakeville Lane, Webster
Zachary M. Lagana, 19, Church Street, Phelps

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Victim of alleged assault at Kid Rock concert making progress

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A man who suffered a serious head injury during an altercation at the Kid Rock concert at Darien Lake on July 6 is making medical progress, according to a Facebook page maintained by his family.

Jason McNeil, 43, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has reportedly been sitting up and communicating with his family.

Here's an entry from Sunday:

Today was a good day. Jason was sitting up, waiting on our arrival. He looked himself and even gave me a kiss! I also got the "I love you" sign before we had to leave. He was exhausted by the end and we left him to rest. Praying for more good days to come.

The man who allegedly hit him, Craig Malcolm Lawson, 34, of Talbot Street, Courtland, Ontario, Canada, was originally scheduled for a court appearance this evening, but that appearance has been rescheduled to Sept 3.

The attorney handling the case for the prosecution, Robert Zickl, is out of the office today, so we don't know why the appearance was rescheduled, but it's also not unusual to change appearance dates at this stage of proceedings.

Lawson was initially charged with a misdemeanor, assault in the third degree, and while it's possible the charge could be upgraded to a felony of assault, 2nd, the prosecution would need to prove the suspect intended to cause serious physical injury to sustain the charge.

According to witness accounts, McNeil was hit once and fell backward, striking his head on the pavement.

He was initially in a coma but according to the Facebook page, he appears to be conscious and aware of the people around him over the past few days.

McNeil, originally from Alden, is reportedly well known in Tuscaloosa for his volunteer and charity work.

His family set up a donation page to help assist with his medical needs, which has so far received more than $44,000 with 11 days left to reach a goal of $50,000. Among the apparent donors was Kid Rock, who reportedly gave $5,000.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Wheat field fire in Darien

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A wheat field is reportedly on fire at 9802 Simmons Road. Darien Fire Department is responding. The location is between Bennett and Richley roads.

UPDATE 3:08 p.m.: The Gator from Alexander is requested to the scene.

UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: Fire command reports that fire they are getting a handle on the fire, believed to have started by the heat from the catalytic converter on the owner's pickup truck, when the engine was running. The chief ordered the engine shut off of the Sheriff's patrol car on scene, so the fire would not reignite.

Corfu Fire Department is also on scene.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: They are dousing hot spots. Bennington Fire Department, which was called to provide mutual aid, is put back in service.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: All responders are back in service.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

Barn fire at Lamb Farms is out

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A barn fire was reported at 9697 Harper Road in Darien, at Lamb Farms, but now "most of the hay is pushed out of the barn" and the fire appears to be out. Darien Fire Department is responding.

"It's the rear old barn to the west," according to a Sheriff's deputy on scene.

Cows are out of the barn but have been mostly "pushed into a field," though they are making sure they are all accounted for.

UPDATE 10:42 a.m.: Fire command cancels mutual aid from Alexander and holds the Darien assignment to the single unit at the scene.

UPDATE 10:53 a.m.: The fire is confirmed to be out. Darien is back in service.

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

Law and Order: Man accused of stealing electric shopping cart from Walmart

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Kyle Jackson, 21, of Slusser Road, Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 4th. Jackson allegedly drove an electric shopping cart across the Walmart parking lot, onto Route 63 and into the parking lot of Rite Aid at 4:30 a.m., June 12.

Douglas G. Goodwin Jr., of 130 Bank St., Batavia, is charged with offering a false instrument, 2nd, grand larceny, 4th, and criminal mischief, 3rd. Goodwin is accused of entering an apartment and stealing a hot water tank, gas and water lines and other items. Goodwin was jailed on $10,000 bail.

Foster M. Brandt, 22, of 20 Tracy Ave., Batavia, was arrested on warrants for obstruction of governmental administration and criminal mischief, 3rd. Brandt was jailed on $2,000 bail.

Christina A.M. Deluna, 33, of 122 State St., Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Deluna was arrested by Batavia PD following an investigation into a domestic incident reported at 6 p.m, Friday.

Angela S. Bianco, 42, of 137 State St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Bianco was allegedly seen on security footage at Sav-A-Lot taking a Red Osier billfold belonging to another customer.

Bryon Gilbert Keller, 18, of Sumner Road, Corfu, is charged with petit larceny. Keller is accused of stealing a laptop computer from a residence in Darien.

Frank Lyman Stanton, 32, of Bethany Center Road, Bethany, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and no/inadequate exhaust system. Stanton was stopped at 12:32 a.m. Sunday on South Lake Road, Bergen, by Deputy Patrick Reeves.

Joshua Todd Fullmer, 20, of West Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, and unlawful growing of marijuana. At 5:48 p.m., Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a fight at 3124 W. Main Street Road, Batavia. Upon investigation, Fullmer was allegedly found in possession of brass knuckles and had several marijuana plants growing on his property.

Joshua Christopher Uptegrove, 27, of Meadville Road, Alabama, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Uptegrove allegedly pushed another person during an argument.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

Law and Order: Warrant suspect allegedly flees from police, charged with resisting arrest

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Nicholas J. Adkins, 22, of 111 Liberty St., Apt. A, Batavia, is charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment property, unlawful possession of marijuana and assault, 2nd, with intent to cause physical injury to an officer. Batavia PD reportedly attempted to assist in the arrest of Adkins on State Street at 6:25 p.m., Tuesday, on a NYS Parole warrant and Adkins allegedly fled on foot.

Carolyn Marie Peachay, 30, of Main Road, Stafford, was arrested on a City Drug Court warrant related to a prior DWI case. Peachay was jailed on $100,000 bail.

Jerome W. Brown, of 65, of Lockport, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Brown was arrested by State Police for an alleged incident reported at 10:56 a.m., July 3, in the Town of Pembroke. No further details were released.

Sadrac A. Clerque, 35, of Buffalo, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or higher. Clerque was stopped at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday on Colby Road, Darien, by State Police.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

Law and Order: Accident investigation leads to drug charges

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Sandra Lynn Cortright, 54, of Gorton Road, Basom, is charged with driving a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Cortright was arrested Monday following an investigation into a motor-vehicle accident at 6:34 a.m., May 13, on Gorton Road, Alabama. The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Corona.

Kenneth M. Gray Jr., 21, of 77 Myrtle St., Le Roy, was arrested by Batavia PD on a warrant out of City Court on an alleged harassment, 2nd, charge. He was jailed on $500 bail.

Trista Nichole Leann Winchell, 28, of Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, following too closely and inadequate brakes. Winchell was allegedly driving in heavy post-concert traffic on Route 77 at 9:57 p.m., Tuesday, when her vehicle struck another car. The accident was investigated by Deputy Patrick Reeves.

Matthew Ray Helf, 23, of Woodstream Drive, Grand Island, is charged with criminal tampering, 3rd ,and harassment, 2nd. Helf allegedly grabbed his girlfriend and then threw her phone some distance while in the grass parking lot at Darien Lake Theme Park during a concert. The phone could not be located after the alleged incident.

Joseph Mattew Mullholland, 26, of Lincoln Avenue, Le Roy, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Mullholland allegedly punched the rear corner panel of a car while at the Stafford Carnival at 1:30 a.m., June 15.

Danielle Marie Balbick, 32, of Covington Street, Perry, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, controlled substance not in original container, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana. Balbick was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for an alleged traffic violation at 5:11 p.m., Sunday, on Route 33, Batavia, by Deputy Kevin McCarthy. 

Jonathan Lee Olsen, 29, of Water Street, Perry, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and obstructed view. Olsen's vehicle was stopped at 5:11 p.m., Sunday, on Route 33, Batavia, by Deputy Kevin McCarthy after dispatchers received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically.

Brandy Lynn Miller, 39, of Lewiston Road, Basom, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Miller is accused of making harassing and threatening calls to another person.

John Chester Miller, 41, of Lewiston Road, Alabama, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Miller allegedly sent harassing text messages to a person after being told to have no further contact with that person.

Nahum O. Marshall, 30, of Rochester, is charged with disorderly conduct (obstructing traffic). Marshall was arrested by State Police following an alleged incident at 11:30 p.m., Thursday, on Route 77 in the Town of Darien. No further details released.

Rachel P. Luker, 28, of Cement City, Mich., is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of 08 or greater. Luker was stopped at 3:20 p.m., Monday, on Ledge Road, Alabama, by State Police.

Kaileigh M. White, 21, of Rochester, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and failure to obey traffic device. White was stopped at 12:04 a.m., Monday, on Route 77, Darien, by State Police.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

Two arrests, three citations for Bon Jovi at Darien Lake

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The following arrests were made during the Bon Jovi concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Joan M. Schrier, 36, of Howard Avenue, Lockport, charged with harassment, 2nd, after she allegedly shoved another concert patron in the neck causing small abrasions to her neck. 

Zachary A. Webber, 20, of Route 39, Arcade, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued a citation for possessing alcohol being under, 21 after allegedly being found in possession of alcohol and marijuana. 

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Ashton W. Laird, 20, of Cheeseman Hill Road, Delevan
Kyle W. Meerboth, 19, of Genesee Road, Sardinia
Paige N. Billingsley, 18, of Prospect Avenue, Salamanca

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Weather halts Bon Jovi concert at Darien Lake

A strong thunderstorm that has moved into the area has brought a halt to Bon Jovi's show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Heavy rain, lightening and thunder hit the Darien area in the middle of Bon Jovi's performance, according to Tweets from fans at the show.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement warning that the storm has the potential to become severe.

Localized flooding is possible.

UPDATE 9:41 p.m.: The concert is restarting in five minutes.

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