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Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Le Roy teen faces felony drug charge for allegedly supplying marijuana to another student

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy

A 17-year-old Le Roy resident is facing a felony drug-dealing charge after allegedly giving a high school student marijuana.

The student was later hospitalized when found "highly impaired" on the grounds of the high school April 15.

Charged with a Class D felony of Criminal Sale of Marijuana is Austin J. Nicometo of 45 North Street, Le Roy.

Under NYS law, giving another person drugs, even if no money changes hands, is considered a sale.

Nicometo is suspected of supplying the other youth with marijuana at a location in the village after school let out that day, and then the teen returned to the school for after-school activities.

Following arraignment, Nicometo was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Le Roy PD needs help to identify dog that bit child

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy

A 5-year-old child was playing ball in the playground at the end of Stanley Place at 5:15 p.m., Sunday, and got too close to a dog and was bit, according to Le Roy PD.

In the confusion following the incident, the child's mother left and took the 5-year-old to the doctor but did not obtain the name of the dog's owner.

The owner reportedly said the dog was up-to-date with all of its shots, but police would still like to identify the animal and ensure that is the case.

The dog is described as a German shepherd mix and weighs approximately 80 pounds. It is tan with a black snout, with the body of a German shepherd but the head of a chow chow. The people with the dog were a blond woman with braces and in her mid-20s, a 4-year-old boy along with a woman about 5'6" and in her 30s. They were in the park with a red metal wagon.

From the press release:

We are seeking assistance with identification as it is vital to determine proof of rabies immunization with the animal. Without this, it may be necessary to subject the bitten child to a series of injections relative to potential rabies contact. If you know who this is, or recognize yourself, please call either Tom Sacco at the Genesee County Health Department at 344-2550, ext. 5496, or the on-duty Le Roy Police officer at 345-6350 so that we may obtain the necessary information relative to rabies vaccination of the dog.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Le Roy PD thanks residents for dropping off unwanted prescription medications

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy

Press release:

The Le Roy Police Department in conjunction with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency wish to thank all the citizens that participated in the National Drug Drop Off Program which occurred Saturday 4/27/13 at the Le Roy Police Department and all those who dropped off medications throughout the past six months.

The Le Roy Police Department delivered 186 pounds of excess medications and 31 pounds of needles to the Federal DEA for incineration.

This program keeps these medications and needles out of the hands of our children, out of our landfills and out of our water system.

Again the Le Roy Police Department reminds citizens both in and around the Village of Le Roy that the Le Roy Police Department does accept excess medications at the Police Department any day; please ask to speak with the Officer on Duty. Needles are only accepted on the two specific dates each year set for the drug drop off and future dates will be publicized.

For those citizens who reside inside the Village limits and who are disabled or unable to deliver the medications to the Police Department, we will make arrangements to have an officer drive to your residence and retrieve the medications.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

Car crash at Randall Road, near Britt Road, in Le Roy

post by Billie Owens in accidents, Le Roy

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the area of 7067 Randall Road, near Britt Road. Le Roy Fire and Ambulance Service is responding.

UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: There are two vehicles involved and both are off the roadway. A second ambulance is requested.

UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: They're going to close the road because there's a lot of debris. There are three patients, so a third rig is requested.

UPDATE 1:21 p.m.: Three patients are being transported to UMMC. One is a teenage male, and another rig is taking the driver and as well as a 29-year-old male passenger. The vehicle with two occupants was T-boned by the other vehicle traveling about 55 mph. The T-boned vehicle rolled three times, yet the two people inside were able to walk around at the scene.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

Photos: Forsythia and Le Roy train bridge

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy

When the forsythia bloom, you know for sure it's spring.

And it's another beautiful day in Genesee County.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

Photo: Drug Take-Back day in Le Roy

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy

Det. John Condidorio, Le Roy PD, accepts a bag of unneeded prescription medications from a local resident as part of National Drug Take-Back Day.

While old prescription drugs can be dropped off at law enforcement locations throughout the county any time of the year, today is the day local officers are set up especially to collect drugs that might otherwise wind up in the wrong hands or pollute the waste stream.

There are locations for drop off until 2 p.m. at the Le Roy Village Hall, Batavia PD and Pembroke Town Highway (Route 77 and Route 5).

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

Photos: Le Roy Little League Parade

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy

At this week's village board meeting, Le Roy Mayor Greg Rogers encouraged everybody to come out for the annual Little League parade. He said it doesn't get more Americana than a bunch of young ball players parading down Main Street.

He's right.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Le Roy mayor wants to see the village take its time on deciding the future of former Wiss property

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Wiss Hotel

Ignore the rumors, whatever they may be, Le Roy Mayor Greg Rogers said tonight during a village board meeting.

If there were any offers for the now vacant lot where the Wiss Hotel once stood, he would know about it, and there have been none.

"Any time you hear a rumor, because I think I'm the guy they have to call first if they want to buy it, don't get in an uproar, because people like to start rumors."

Previously, Rogers had said that by the second meeting in April he would have a plan or an idea of a plan about what to do with the corner of Route 19 and Route 5.

The plan right now, he said, is to wait.

He wants to give the village residents six months to absorb the idea of that empty corner and present ideas about what they think should be done with it.

After six months, he will seek an outside real estate broker to get it appraised and see if there are any suitors. 

Rogers said early on the gas station chain Fast Track contacted the village, but he said he discouraged them.

"They have beautiful stores, but that's not what we're looking for," he said.

At one meeting during the debates about the Wiss, Trustee Jim Bonacquisti said he was looking forward to seeing what it would be like to drive into the village without the Wiss blocking the view of the Presbyterian Church.

"The other day I had the opportunity after the building was somewhat down to come up Lake Street," Rogers said. "My personal opinion is nothing looks more inviting and I'll say more New England than to see a wooden white church with a steeple and and open porch as you drive into a community. It's pretty striking. It really kinds of shows you the place where we all live."

Most of the responsibility for determining what happens with the corner will fall to the village and town planning board, but since the village owns the property, the trustees will have quite a bit of say about what happens with the lot.

And Rogers is mindful that whatever happens, at least half the people will be angry.

"No matter what goes there, half the people are going to be mad and you're looking at five idiots and the other half are going 'that's not so bad,' " Rogers said.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

Law and Order: Batavia resident charged with felony DWI, driving without interlock device

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

Maurice G. Leach, 36, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, driving with out interlock device, operating out of ignition interlock restrictions, speeding, unlicensed operator and refusal to take breath test. Leach was stopped at 12:53 a.m., Tuesday, on Route 33, Stafford, by Deputy James Diehl.

Kevin P. Heinman, 30, of 8290 W. Bergen Road, Le Roy, is charged with DWI, moving from lane unsafely and refusal to take breath test. Heinman was stopped Friday by Le Roy PD after allegedly being observed making a wide left turn from Route 19 to Route 5 and weaving between two westbound lanes, then striking a curb. Heinman was jailed on an unspecified amount of bail.

Ted E. Kingsley, 40, no permanent address, is charged with petit larceny. Kingsley is accused of shoplifting from a store on West Main Street, Le Roy, taking several items, including beer. Kingsley was jailed on $1,500 bail.

Earl F. Pickard, 52, of 57 W. Main St., Le Roy, is charged with petit larceny. Pickard is accused of stealing beer from a store on West Main Street, Le Roy.

Patrick Scott Rumble, 26, of Main Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for allegedly not paying a fine in Town of Byron Court stemming from a conviction on criminal possession of a controlled substance. Rumble paid the fine and was released.

Melissa Marie Morton, 27, of West Middlebury Road, East Bethany, is charged with two counts of trespass. Morton allegedly entered the Target store in Batavia on April 9 and April 12 after being previously banned from the store.

Austin D. Zauner, 17, of Darien Center, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Zauner is accused of driving while under the influence of marijuana. Zauner's vehicle was stopped by State Police in the Town of Bennington on Sunday for an alleged traffic violation. A trooper trained in drug recognition evaluated Zauner and a urine sample was collected for analysis at the crime lab in Albany. His passengers, Matthew P. Tambe, 18, and Tyler M. Tambe, 18, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Photos: Taking down the Wiss

post by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Wiss Hotel

Demolition should be largely wrapped up today.

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