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Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

UPDATE: Man accused of sexual abuse found not guilty last month by jury on all counts

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We missed a jury trial last month and we just learned that the defendant was found not guilty. Because of the nature and seriousness of the charges, which we previously reported, we thought there should be some public notice of the outcome of the case.

Timothy J. Petrie, 42, of Pavilion, was found not guilty following a three-day jury trial on all 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and on one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Two cars and big rig collide near Route 63 and Starr Road, Pavilion

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the area of Route 63 and Starr Road. Pavilion fire, law enforcement and two Mercy rigs are responding. The crash involves two cars and a tractor-trailer. Mercy Flight #5 in Batavia is said to be available.

UPDATE 5:24 p.m.: A responder on scene says there's no entrapment and there are two patients, one is walking around and another complains of neck and back pain. One vehicle is blocking traffic and another is off the roadway.

UPDATE 5:26 p.m.: They are going to shut down traffic on Starr Road and reroute traffic on 63 to Roanoke Road.

UPDATE 5:39 p.m.: A heavy wrecker is called to handle the disabled tractor-trailer, which is carrying a full load and weighs 38,000 pounds.

UPDATE 5:57 p.m.: A 23-year-old male is being transported to UMMC, complaining of neck, shoulder and collarbone pain.

UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: The roads are reopened and the Pavilion assignment is back in service.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

Law and Order: Men accused of unreasonable noise on State Street

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Willie J. Thomas, 37, of 5 Raymond Ave., Batavia, and Maurice G. Leach, 37, of 212 State St., Batavia, are charged with unnecessary/unreasonable noise under the Batavia Municipal Code, Section 120-3(1). Thomas and Leach were allegedly disturbing the neighborhood on State Street at 10:20 p.m. Saturday by yelling.

Kenneth M. Gray Jr., 21, of 77 Myrtle St., Le Roy, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Gray was arrested at 2:22 p.m. Sunday at 112 W. Main St., Batavia, by Sgt. Jason Davis. No further details released.

Brian R. Orbaker, 40, of 14 Oak St., #2, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Orbaker is accused of punching another person in the face while they passed each other on bicycles in the area of 1 W. Main St., Batavia, at 10:05 p.m. Friday.

Miguel Angel Dejesus, 66, of Perry Road, Pavilion, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Dejesus is accused of hitting a woman in the face with a trash can lid and threatening her with a machete.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

GCC board reelects three trustees

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Press release:

On Monday evening, the Genesee Community College Board of Trustees reelected Maureen T. Marshall as board chair for the 2013-2014 year. The Board also reelected Diane D. Torcello as vice-chair and Laura J. Bohm as secretary.

Marshall, of Elba, is owner and operator of Torrey Farms, also based in Elba. Torcello, of Pavilion, is a Bank of Castile branch manager. Bohm, of Batavia, is a retired housing administrator.

Trustees met at the Batavia Campus for their annual meeting.

The 10-member volunteer Board of Trustees is the governing body of Genesee Community College.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Father and son in Pavilion plead guilty on charges related to storing disabled cars

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Jacob and Steven Weber, father and son, entered guilty pleas in Town of Pavilion Court to 45 and 15, respectively, violations of the state's property maintenance code.

Under the plea deal, Jacob Weber will avoid jail time, but Steven Weber could still be incarcerated if he does not rid his property of the remaining seven disabled, unregistered vehicles on his property at 11076 Lake Road.

Weber admitted in court today that he had 16 unregistered, disabled vehicles on his property -- one more than the law allows. He made a point of clarifying before pleading guilty that he was allowed one vehicle on the property.

The 46 vehicles on property owned by Jacob and Mary Weber at 11256 Perry Road are also apparently the property of Steven Weber.

The Webers are scheduled to appear for sentencing at 3 p.m., Aug. 13.

Town of Pavilion Attorney Jamie Welch said the agreement includes no sentence cap and doesn't limit any possible fines beyond what is allowed under the law.

Previously: Town of Pavilion begins enforcement effort on two properties with alleged code violations

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Photos: Pavilion Days

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It's been 20 or 30 years since the Town of Pavilion held a Pavilion Days festival, and this year Town Clerk Cindy Starr and her sister Ann Stehlar (second picture) worked hard to bring it back. The event featured live music, food and vendor booths from local businesses and artisans.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

Washington Avenue resident accused of robbing Pandora's Boxxx with shotgun

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A suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery June 12 of Pandora's Boxxx, Ellicott Street Road, Batavia.

Investigators executed a search warrant just after midnight at a residence on Washington Avenue and took into custody 36-year-old Sean P. Case.

Case is charged with robbery in the second degree, a Class C felony.

Case is also a person of interest in an armed robbery of a convenience store in Pavilion on Monday night.

It's alleged that Case used a sawed-off shotgun when he entered Pandora's Boxxx at 11:38 p.m. just as a clerk was closing the store and demanded the store's money.

Case was taken into custody last night without incident when members of Batavia PD's Emergency Response Team came to his door.

Participating in the investigation and arrest were deputies James Diehl and Frank Bordonaro, Investigator Kristopher A. Kautz, the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force, Batavia PD and the District Attorney's Office.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Following arraignment in Town of Batavia Court, Case was jailed without bail.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Two men questioned after burglary in Pavilion released without charges

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Two men who were found wandering on Transit Road after a burglary on Shepard Road, Pavilion, were questioned by State Police and released, according to Trooper Victor Morales, public information officer for Troop A, Batavia.

The first man was taken into custody while State Police were still trying to determine if anybody was in the house on Transit Road.

He was questioned and denied any knowledge of the house.

The burglary was reported just before noon. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded. A witness hadn't seen the suspects leave the house, so as a precaution before sending troopers in to search the house, robots were used to check inside.

The robots were able to help investigators determine that the house had, in fact, been broken into, but it took a contingent of troopers actually going inside to confirm the house was unoccupied.

The burglars apparently managed to escape before back-up law enforcement units arrived.

Hours after State Police cleared the scene, at about 7:30 p.m., dispatchers received reports of a man approaching residents on Transit Road, not far from the burglary scene, asking for directions to Texaco Town and asking to use a telephone.

Deputies and troopers converged on the area and the State Police helicopter was called in.

At about 8 p.m., while a trooper was talking to a resident and the subject of the search walked toward them and was taken into custody.

He was taken to the Batavia Barracks and questioned, but was later released from custody.

The investigation is continuing.

State Police have not said whether any physical evidence that could aid the investigation was recovered inside the house.

Previously:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Grand jury indicts man for alleged oral sexual conduct with person under 17

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Here are the latest indictments issued by the Genesee County Grand Jury:

Kyle H. Morse is indicted on four counts, all stemming from alleged actions on Sept. 21, 2012 in the Town of Elba.

He is accused of criminal sexual act in the first degree, a class-B felony, for allegedly engaging in oral sexual conduct with another person by forcible compulsion.

In count two of the indictment, Morse is accused of sexual abuse in the first degree, a class-D violent felony, for allegedly subjecting another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

In count three, Morse is accused of criminal sexual act in the third degree, a class-E felony, for allegedly engaging in oral sexual conduct with another person without that person's consent. This alleged lack of consent was by reason of some factor other than incapacity to consent.

In count four, Morse is accused of sexual misconduct, a class-A misdemeanor, for allegedly engaging in oral sexual conduct with another person without that person's consent, and the person was deemed incapable of consent by vurtue of being less than 17 years old.

John J. Slack and Penny S. Sprague are both indicted on two counts each stemming from alleged actions June 16-17, 2012 on Knowlesville Road in the Town of Alabama.

In count one, they are accused of second-degree burglary, a class-C violent felony, for allegedly  entering and remaining unlawfully in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime. In count two, they are accused of grand larceny in the third degree, a class-D felony, for allegedly stealing property having a value in excess of $3,000 -- in this case, jewelry, money, electonic devices and other property valued at about $11,000.

Franchesca A. Barrome is accused of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony. It is alleged that during Feb. 5-17, 2013, in the Town of Batavia she knowingly possessed stolen property with intent to benefit herself or a person other than the owner, or to impede recovery of the property by the owner. The property was a college ID card.

In count two of the indictment, Barrome is accused of petit larceny, a class-A misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing property by using the ID card to make unauthorized purchases. In count three, she is accused of criminal trespass in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor, for allegedly entering and remaining unlawfully in a dwelling.

Gary W. Woronowski is accused of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, for allegedly operating a 2000 Subaru while intoxicated. This allegedly occurred Feb.1, 2013 on Main Road in the Town of Pembroke. In count two, he is accused of driving while intoxicated, per se, as a class-E felony, for allegedly having a BAC of .08 or more at the time.

Woronowski is also accused of having been convicted of DWI, as a misdemeanor, in 2007 which is within 10 years of the crimes alleged in this indictment.

Chad M. Dart is accused of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, for driving a 2013 Chevy pickup on Route 33 in the Town of Stafford on March 10, 2013 while intoxicated. He is also accused of having been convicted of DWI, as a misdemeanor, in 2004, which is within 10 years of the crime alleged in the indicment.

Lastly, the Grand Jury returned a No Bill on DWI charges against Ronald J. Tombari III stemming from alleged incidents which occurred Dec. 12, 2012 in the Town of Pavilion.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Second suspicious person taken into custody in area of Pavilion burglary

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Update on the burglary in Pavilion today: A second person of interest was taken into custody by State Police on Transit Road about 8 p.m. less than two miles from the burglary location.

The man was identified as an individual who had approached two residents on Transit Road looking to use a telephone and asking for directions to Texeco Town.

After residents reported the suspicious behavior. State Police and the Sheriff's Office set up a perimeter around the area and the State Police helicopter was called in to assist in the search.

A trooper who had just joined the search stopped on Transit Road to talk with one of the homeowners and while they were talking, the subject of the search walked toward them and the trooper ordered him onto the ground.

The subject was taken back to the Batavia Barracks for questioning. No word yet confirming whether he was involved with the burglary.

Previously: Quick State Police response thwarts burglary in Pavilion, but suspects slip out before dragnet in place

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