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Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Motorcyclist down, has shoulder injury at Route 5 and Boyce Road

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A motorcyclist "dumped his bike and has a shoulder injury" and he's sitting roadside at Route 5 and Boyce Road in Pembroke. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The roadway is clear.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: He has a lot of road rash on his shoulder. There were no other vehicles involved.

UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: This accident involved a bicycle, not a motorcycle.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Motorcycle crash on Knapp Road

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A motorcycle accident is reported at 644 Knapp Road. The motorcyclist is in a driveway and is reportedly conscious, argumentative and "possibly combative." Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics. A responder says the gas tank is leaking. The rider reportedly got up and tried to leave, but fell back down. Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 11:52 a.m.: Mercy Flight will not be needed. The male rider will be transported by ambulance.

UPDATE Noon: Mercy medics are back in service. "The patient left by private vehicle prior to our arrival," the medic said.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Engagement of Brittany Maria Best and David Richard Urban Jr.

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Mr. and Mrs. John and Genia M. Best of Pembroke, NY, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Maria Best to David Richard Urban Jr., son of David Sr. and Kathrine Urban of Pembroke, New York.
The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Pembroke High School and a 2012 graduate of Alfred University, with a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors. She is employed as an electrical engineer at General Electric Aviation Division in Norwich, New York.
The future groom is a 2007 graduate of Pembroke High School and 2011 alumni of Alfred University with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. He is employed as an armed bank protection officer for Bank of America in Buffalo, New York.
A September 2013 wedding is planned. The couple will reside in the central New York area.
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

Law and Order: Batavia resident accused of using forged business checks

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Richard Lee Maston, 30, of Colorado Avenue, Batavia, is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd. Maston is accused of possessing two forged business checks at two separate locations within the City of Batavia, one on July 9 and one on July 18. Deputies are  investigating whether Maston allegedly cashed more than 12 other checks at locations in the City of Batavia and one location in the Town of Batavia, all between July 8 and July 17. Maston was arraigned and released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

Michael C. Buzzell, 34, of 6 Lewis Place, Batavia, is charged with menacing, 2nd, and criminal possession of a weapon, 4th. Buzzell allegedly threatened to kill a person while holding a knife. Police were called the scene at 9:15 p.m., Thursday. Buzzell was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Tyrone N. Thigpen, 35, of 5 Pearl St., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Thigpen is accused of violating a "stay away" order of protection.

Ronald J. Murray, 17, of 7 Wood St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Murray is accused of stealing a bicycle that was parked outside of a downtown restaurant. Police report later locating Murray with the bicycle a short time later.

Ian C. Blain, 23, of Ashland Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and unlawful dealing with a child. Blain is accused of taking a vehicle from the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant in Pembroke and leaving it abandoned in a field off Indian Falls Road. He's also accused of providing alcohol to a person under age 21.

Stephen P. Pahuta, 50, of Oakfield, is charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, strangulation, coercion, three counts of criminal mischief, and harassment, 2nd. Pahuta was arrested following a report of an incident at 11:40 a.m., Thursday, in Oakfield. State Police responded. No further details were released.

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

Possible minor injury car vs. truck accident reported on Route 77

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A semi-truck and car have struck on Route 77 near the Thruway, but the accident is believed to be with minor injuries.

There was air bag deployment.

The driver is complaining of head and knee pain.

Indian Falls and Pembroke fire, along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m.: A chief on scene reports extrication will be required. It doesn't look like Mercy Flight will be required.

UPDATE 7:59 a.m.: The truck is transporting some sort of hazardous material. There is no sign of damage to the trailer and no external evidence of any leak.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Adult male injures leg at motocross track

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A 50-something male suffered an upper leg injury in a dirt bike accident at the Area 51 motocross track. Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The track is located at 3323 Harloff Road. The patient is in the very back of the riding area.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Accident with injury reported at routes 5 and 77

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A two-car accident, with two youths complaining of neck pain, is reported at the intersection of routes 5 and 77. Indian Falls rescue is on scene and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:09 a.m.: Both patients are being taken to UMMC.

UPDATE 11:11 a.m.: The Indian Falls assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The medic says the patients are female friends ages 13 and 16 who were traveling in a Ford pickup truck when it was rear-ended by another pickup truck, occupied by their parents, at 5 miles an hour. The trucks were barely damaged. They live in Ontario.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:13 am

Driver said he looked at GPS prior to rear-end accident

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One person required transportation to a local hospital following a rear-end accident on Route 77 at Route 5, Pembroke, at 10:12 a.m., Tuesday.

The driver whose car rear-ended another said he looked down to check his GPS and didn't have time to stop after looking up and seeing a car stopped in front of him.

No citations were issued.

Michael J. Roeland, 19, of Newark, was southbound on Route 77 when he struck the southbound car driven by Tamibeth P. Campbell, 21, of Watertown.

Roeland had three passengers in his vehicle and Campbell had four passengers.

Harley M. English, 17, a passenger in Campbell's car was taken to UMMC with a complaint of neck pain.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Tim Wescott.

(Initial Report)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

Car wreck with injuries on eastbound Thruway

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A two-car accident with injuries is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 402.4. There are two patients. There is a lot of traffic backed up as a result. Indian Falls and Pembroke fire departments and two ambulances are requested out of Darien.

UPDATE 11:32 a.m.: The Darien ambulances are having difficulty getting to the scene because there is virtual gridlock throughout Darien due to concert-bound traffic at the theme park. Mercy rigs are busy elsewhere.

UPDATE 11:56 a.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls are back in service. Two patients were taken to ECMC.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

Three accidents reported at Brick House Corners

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Three accidents, one with a minor injury, is tying up traffic at Brick House Corners (Route 77 and Route 5, Pembroke).

Indian Falls Fire Department is on scene.

One person is complaining of neck pain.

Mercy EMS is dispatched.

Five cars are involved.

UPDATE 10:34 a.m.: Traffic is backing up onto the Thruway. There is a concert at Darien Lake today -- the Vans Warped Tour, featuring 70 bands.

UPDATE 10:43 a.m.: One patient being transported to UMMC as a precaution. Patient complained of neck pain initially, but was up and walking around upon the arrival on scene of Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 10:48 a.m.: There may have been a vehicle involved that fled the scene. A deputy reports "there is evidence at the scene that the vehicle that was involved was a red Chrysler, unknown if it's a van or SUV." He requests other patrols and the State Police be alerted to the vehicle's description.

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