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Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Senior alert scam reported in Genesee County

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Two people in Le Roy have complained to police, according to Chief Chris Hayward, of getting phone calls that sound suspiciously like a scam.

Hayward is asking local media to alert seniors to the potential scam, which Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a statement about a few days ago.

The purported scam begins with a robo call that tells seniors they've been approved for an emergency alert device that they can receive for free. Scare tactics are used to encourage seniors to continue with the call, telling them that seniors have died when emergency responders were not notified quickly enough.

The company allegedly running the scam may be based in the Utica area and employs a 315 area code.

For a $35 monthly fee, the company says it will monitor this free equipment.

Potential victims are asked to give personal billing information over the phone.

Schneiderman issued the following tips on avoiding fraud:

  • Never give out billing or other personal information over the phone, especially if you receive an unsolicited telephone call from a stranger;
  • Never cash a check from an unknown source, especially if you are being asked to wire a portion of the proceeds to a stranger;
  • Never wire money to someone you don't know who contacts you; it's the same as handing over cash.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:35 am

Law and Order: Batavia resident charged with burglary

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Kyle Justin James Jackson, 20, of Slusser Road, Batavia, is charged with burglary, 2nd. Jackson is accused of entering a residence on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, Batavia, and stealing property. Jackson was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Jonathan Edward Fox, 25, of Rumson Road, Rochester, is charged with DWI, refusal to take breath test and failure to dim headlights. Fox was stopped at midnight, Monday, on Route 19 in Le Roy by Deputy Matthew Butler.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

Law and Order: Two Le Roy men accused of stealing scrap in Batavia

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Jason A. Klinkbeil, 24, of 80 South St., Le Roy, is charged with petit larceny and criminal traspass, 3rd (entering an enclosed property). Klinkbeil is accused of stealing scrap metal from a location at 653 Ellicott St., Batavia. Also charged, Nathan S. Snyder, 27, of 7185 W. Main St., Le Roy.

Tracy L. Hume, 41, of 3351 Iroquois Road, Caledonia, is charged with DWI, failure to use a turn signal, failure to keep right and failure to submit to breath screening device. Hume was stopped by Le Roy PD at 12:28 a.m., Saturday, on Clay Street for an alleged traffic infraction.

Tiana N. Terry, 31, of 30 Buell St., Batavia, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Terry allegedly threatened another person with a knife during a domestic incident reported at 10:21 p.m., Saturday.

Jason D. Alessi, 20, of 9741 Simonds Road, Corfu, is charged with making graffiti. Alessi was allegedly caught spraying painting some equipment at the Skate Park off Evans Street, Batavia.

Kevin O. Simmons, 53, of 20 Central Ave., Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unlicensed driver. Simmons was arrested by Sgt. Jason Davis following an investigation into a property damage accident reported at 2:30 a.m., May 18, at 210 State St., Batavia.

Steven Matthew Seyler, 22, of Bridgeman Road, Sanborn, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, speeding (44 in a 35 mph zone) and failure to keep right. Seyler was stopped at 12:39 a.m., Monday, on Route 33, Corfu, by Deputy Frank Bordonaro.

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

Law and Order: Pavilion man accused of possessing stolen vehicle, tools

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Bryan McWayne Hargrave, 26, of Morrow Road, Pavilion, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 3rd. Hargrave was reportedly found in possession of a vehicle and tools that had been reported stolen in Le Roy on Saturday. Hargrave was jailed on $20,000 bail.

Woodrow Clarence Horseman, 37, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Horseman was allegedly caught shoplifting at Kmart.

Beth M. Overacker, 34, of North Chili, is charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, aggravated DWI (child in car), endangering the welfare of a child, controlled substance not in original container and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. Overacker was stopped at 11:53 a.m., Saturday, on R. Stephen Hawley Drive, Batavia, by State Police. Overacker was held on bail. No further details released.

Jason W. Lebar, 27, of Stafford, is charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon, 4th (prior felony conviction). Lebar was arrested by State Police in connection with an alleged incident reported at 7:08 p.m., Saturday. No further details released.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Photos: 2013 Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Tournament

This weekend, once again, baseball teams from throughout the region are in Batavia for the 2013 Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Tournament.

To purchase prints of photos, click here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Town & Country Garden Club of Le Roy's annual plant auction at Presbyterian Church

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The Town & Country Garden Club of Le Roy is holding its annual PLANT AUCTION at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of Routy 5 (Main Street) and Route 19. It is free and open to the public.

We will be auctioning perennials, bulbs, houseplants and other miscellaneous garden items. There will be free refreshments! Come out and join us for a great night of fun! Proceeds are used for civic beautification in Le Roy.

Event Date and Time

June 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

Law and Order: Batavia resident arrested on drug charges

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Chad M. Johnston, 27, of 15 N. Lyon St., Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, public appearance under the influence of a narcotic and possession of a hypodermic needle. Johnston was observed at 10:15 p.m., Monday, on Liberty Street by Officer James DeFreze, under the apparent influence of a drug. Upon investigation, Johnson was allegedly found in possession of heroin and a needle.

David Michael Robinson, 51, of Lake Street Road, Le Roy, is charged with forcible touching. Robinson is accused of touching the intimate body parts of another person after being told not to do so.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old resident of Porter Avenue are both charged with criminal mischief, 3rd, criminal tampering, 3rd, and unlawful possession of marijuana (16-year-old only). The youths are accused of going into the bedroom of their sister and brother-in-law and damaging all of their personal property, throwing everything on to the floor and down a stairwell. A marijuana pipe was found at the residence of the youth while Officer James DeFreze was at the location questioning the 16-year-old.

Jessica R Johns, 30, of 122 Jackson St., lower, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant out of City Court related to a DWI charge. Johns allegedly failed to report to jail. She was jailed on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Suspect in home invasion sexual assault in Le Roy charged with multiple felonies

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A 29-year-old Gilbert Street resident ahs been accused of sexually assaulting another Gilbert Street resident May 9 and is being held without bail on felony charges.

Charles D. Johnson, of 82 Gilbert St., Building #14, Apt. #6, Le Roy, is charged with predatory sexual abuse, a Class A-II violent felony, burglary in the first degree, a Class B violent felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony.

Johnson's arrest came at the end of a two-week investigation that Le Roy PD described in a press release as "intensive" and involving assistance from law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions.

Among the cooperating agencies was the Florida DNA Databank.

Johnson is accused of busting into the residence of a woman on Gilbert Street and sexually assaulting her at knife point.

In its press release, Le Roy PD praised the bravery of the victim "who was placed into a violent situation and handled herself with dignity."

Assisting Le Roy PD were officials at the state and national level who, Le Roy PD said, "understood the seriousness of this crime and worked cooperatively together to assist the victim, gather and process the evidence, identify witnesses and a suspect and eventually make an arrest."

Immediately after the crime was reported, police responded from Le Roy and the Sheriff's Office along with the K-9 units from the State Police and Monroe County to conduct a search for the assilant.

The Genesee County and Monroe County reap crisis agencies also assisted.

Also involved were the Monroe County Crime Lab, NYSP Crime Lab and the District Attorney's Office.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm

BREAKING: Arrest made in Le Roy home invasion sexual assault

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An arrest has been made in the home invasion sexual assault reported in Le Roy earlier this month, according to Le Roy PD Chief Chris Hayward.

Hayward said the suspect is being processed and there will be no details released for at least several hours.

The arrest was made within the past 45 minutes.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Le Roy American Legion Auxiliary kicks off poppy drive, names 'Miss Poppy'

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Village of Le Roy Mayor Greg Rogers purchases a poppy from Sundae Duyssen, Miss Poppy, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 576.

Photo and information below submitted by Suzanne Duyssen.

Sundae is a first-grade student at Wolcott Street School in Le Roy. She dances ballet at Fusion Dance and participates in many events/walks for muscular dystrophy and many other causes. Sundae loves school, country music, playing games, shopping and art. She is very excited to be Miss Poppy 2013 and represent the Le Roy American Legion and its many members by helping distribute poppies at TOPS in Le Roy on Saturday and marching in the Memorial Day Parade with many of her family members. Sundae’s great-aunt, Maureen Maher, was a past Miss Poppy.

Sundae is the daughter of Dan and Suzanne Duyssen, of Le Roy, and sister of Jack Duyssen. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Duyssen, of Le Roy, and Rose (and the late Pat) Maher, of Bergen. Sundae is also the great-granddaughter of Dorothy (and the late Elliot) Pickell and Kathleen (and the late Robert) Maher.

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