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Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Tree and wires down, power outage in Oakfield

post by Billie Owens in Oakfield

A large tree and multiple wires are reportedly down on South Pearl Street Road in Oakfield. Power is out in the area as a result, including traffic lights at Main Street and Maple Avenue. Oakfield fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: National Grid is notified and has a 25-minute ETA. A utility pole is sheared off, a tree is on a vehicle, and a pole is in the roadway in the area of 39-42 South Pearl Street Road. Traffic is being shut down at South Pearl and Main.

UPDATE 7:16 p.m.: National Grid arrived a couple of minutes ago.

UPDATE 8:28 p.m.: South Pearl has been reopened.

UPDATE 8:41 p.m.: Photo from Jeremy Yasses. Unrelated to Oakfield, but related to heavy rainfall: Peaviner Road in Alexander is closed due to high water.

UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Oakfield assignment back in service. A street off South Pearl remains closed.

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Anticipated Openings

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Company Name

Oakfield-Alabama Central School

Job Type


Oakfield-Alabama Central School has anticipated openings for the following positions:

Full-Time RN (Elementary)

Application Deadline:  June 19, 2013

Part-Time Laborer

Monday-Friday – 9:30AM-12:30PM (April-October)

Monday-Friday – 4:00AM-7:00AM (November-March)

Saturday – 7:00AM-4:00PM

Application Deadline:  June 14, 2013

Visit www.oahornets.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Former fleeing felon admits to bail jumping and faces additional time in prison

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Oakfield

A former Oakfield resident admitted in County Court today that prior to his sentencing on burglary charges in March 2012, he violated his release under supervision agreement and fled the area.

Benjamin W. Muntz, 24, is currently in state prison on a burglary conviction, but the pre-sentence report done previously for his grand larceny conviction is now out of date and must be redone.

There also needs to be a new report done on his conviction for bail jumping prior to sentencing.

Sentencing on both charges was set for Sept. 4.

Muntz is currently serving three and half to seven years on his burglary, 3rd, conviction. He faces another three-plus years for burglary, which could be served either concurrently or consecutively, depending on Noonan's decision in the fall.

The sentence on the bail jumping charge, which could be from one and half to three years, must be served consecutive to any other sentence, according to state law.

Muntz was returned to Genesee County after serving a brief jail sentence in Arkansas and he is wanted in Georgia.

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

Law and Order: State Street resident accused of letting dog run at large

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, bergen, byron, crime, Oakfield, pembroke

Rhonda L. Reisman, 40, of 105 State St., is charged with dog running at large. Batavia PD received a complaint of a dog running at large on State Street. Reisman was identified as the owner.

Heather E. Schramm, 33, of 48 South Main St., Batavia, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Schramm is accused of sending a threatening message to another person.

Arron Lee Zimblis, 49, of 114 Vine St., Batavia, is charged with DWI, failure to stop, unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle and failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle. Officer Jamie Givens allegedly observed Zimblis commit traffic infractions Wednesday after receiving a report of an intoxicated person leaving a residence.

Daniel S. Anderson, 37, of 239 S. Swan St., Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd. Anderson was arrested Friday following an investigation into a prior complaint. He was ordered held pending a court appearance today.

Billy Joe Johnson, 35, of 3910 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Johnson was arrested following an investigation into an alleged incident reported at 7:02 a.m., Sunday, at a location on State Street.

Shawn Allen Bush, 43, of Alleghany Road, Pembroke, is charged with two counts harassment, 2nd. Bush allegedly threatened to harm his ex-girlfriend and son while in an intoxicated condition.

Brian Russell Wilson, 24, of Back Street, Pembroke, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Wilson was allegedly found in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop at 12:58 a.m. Sunday on Main Street, Oakfield, by Deputy Patrick Reeves. Matthew Metehan Osmancikli, 20, of Lewiston Road, Basom, was also charged.

Anthony Mark Matla, 42, of Park Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Matla allegedly threated to harm another person Saturday during an argument at a residence on Pratt Road.

A 16-year-old resident of Warboys Road, Byron, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. The youth was allegedly found in possession of half a hydrocodone pill while at Byron-Bergen High School.

Jennifer L. Sprague, 30, of Pringle Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a child neglect charge out of Family Court. Sprague was arrested after a bit of an alleged confrontation with police at her residence. Deputy John Baiocco reports that Sprague slammed the door after he arrived at the residence and locked herself inside. The house was surrounded with the help of Batavia PD and following some negotiations, Baiocco was able to arrest Sprague.

Heather D. Stone, 18, of Ellwood Drive, Rochester, is charged with burglary, 3rd, and petit larceny. Stone was turned over to the Sheriff's Office after being released from the Monroe County Jail on an unrelated matter. A warrant had been issued in Town of Le Roy Court for Stone's arrest. She was jailed on $2,500 bail.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Man lying on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road without his sneakers...

post by Billie Owens in batavia, Oakfield

A caller reports there's a man lying on or near the roadway on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road. Meanwhile another caller reports coming home on that same street and finding the front and back door had been opened and a pair of sneakers on the porch. The man lying down is believed to be sans shoes. Law enforcement is responding, and will no doubt be checking to see if the sneakers fit the man.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: "Where was the subject supposed to be laying?" asks an officer. The address given is 2847 (Batavia-Oakfield TL Road).

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Youths tipping over picnic tables in Oakfield park

post by Billie Owens in crime, Oakfield

Youths are reportedly tipping picnic tables over at the Elroy D. Parkins Memorial Park on Drake Street in Oakfield. Sheriff's deputies are responding.

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:58 am

Law and Order: Attica man accused of identity theft

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, corfu, crime, Oakfield, pembroke

Bruce Jeramie Brade, 32, of Stroh Road, Attica, is charged with identify theft, 3rd. Brade allegedly used the personal information of another person, including a credit card number, for personal benefit.

Llani Marie Gerrastzu, 18, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Gerrastzu was allegedly found in her home with marijuana at 6:35 a.m., Wednesday.

Shannon Ann Caton, 38, of Fisher Road, Oakfield, is charged with harassment. Caton was allegedly involved in a fight at her place of employment on April 2.

Eric A. Ion, 40, of Brant, is charged with criminal contempt. Ion is accused of violating a court order in Alexander at 4:14 p.m., May 14. Ion was arrested by State Police. No further details released.

Michelle G. Robb, 55, of Corfu, is charged with driving while impaired by drugs. Robb was stopped at 8:06 p.m., May 14, by State Police on Route 77, Pembroke. No further details released.

Richard A. Demmer, 20, of Oakfield, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Demmer was arrested by State Police related to an alleged incident reported at 5:20 p.m., May 14.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Possible structure fire on South Pearl Street Road, Oakfield

post by Billie Owens in batavia, Alabama, east pembroke, fire, Oakfield

A possible structure fire is reported at 7475 S. Pearl Street Road in Oakfield. It is believed to stem from an electrical problem in the basement, which is showing some white smoke. Oakfield Fire Department is responding and mutual aid is requested from East Pembroke, Town of Batavia, and Alabama, which is called to fill in at Oakfield's hall. Everyone is out of the building.

UPDATE 6:42 p.m.: The electrical circuits have been shut off and Oakfield is waiting for National Grid to arrive. All mutual aid responders back in service.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Photos: A tractor in Alabama and dead tree in Oakfield

post by Howard B. Owens in Alabama, Oakfield

From my drive to Alabama and back today, a tractor and silo off Route 77, Alabama, and below, a dead tree off Judge Road near Maltby.

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