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Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

Law and Order: Rochester man accused of passing fake $20 bills at Darien Lake Theme Park

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Shawn Alfred Johnson, 18, of Rochester, is charged with forgery in the first degree, a Class C felony. Johnson is accused of passing fake $20 bills at Darien Lake Theme Park. Johnson was allegedly passed eight counterfeit bills and a total of 32 counterfeit bills were recovered at Darien Lake by staff and police.  The investigation is continuing and more charges are pending. Johnson was held on $15,000 bail.

John A. Cabrera Jr. (photo), 22, of 111 State St., Batavia, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th, and criminal tampering, 3rd. Cabrera is accused of damaging the holding room at the Batavia PD headquarters and tampering with video surveillance cameras. Cabrera is a suspect in a burglary early Sunday morning at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Chance M. Towne, 17, of 106 Ave. A, Apt. E, Lake Park, Iowa, and Anthony J. Spearance, 26, of 107 Washington Ave., Apt. A1, Batavia, are charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and petit larceny. Towne and Spearance are accused of entering property owned by the City of Batavia and stealing scrap metal.

Steven Anthony Masetta, 53, of North Lake Road, Bergen, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Masetta is accused of pushing another person during a domestic incident.

Alyssa Jayne Hendrix, 17, of East Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with unlawful dealing with a child. Hendrix allegedly hosted an underage drinking party.

Scott James Hinze, 25, of Genesee Street, Corfu, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .18 or greater. Hinze was reportedly found in his car parked on the roadway in front of his residence acting suspiciously at 1:47 a.m., Sunday, by Deputy Howard Carlson.

Jon Hoyt Bush, 29, of Oak Orchard, Elba, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and harassment, 2nd. Bush is accused of biting a person who was reportedly under the protection of a court order. Bush was jailed on $500 bail.

Milton H. Simmons, 29, currently residing at 14 W. Main St., Batavia, is charged with assault, 2nd, and criminal mischief, 3rd. Simmons allegedly punched another Genesee County Jail inmate in the face causing the inmate's denture plate to break. The alleged victim also suffered a swollen jaw. Simmons was arraigned in city court and returned to jail without bail.

Brenda A. Richardson, 45, of Basom, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Richardson was stopped at 10:25 p.m., Saturday, in the Town of Shelby, by State Police.

Gilberto Gonzalez, 26, of Albany, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Gonzalez was arrested by State Police at a location on Veterans Memorial Drive for an alleged incident reported at 5 p.m., Saturday. No further details were released.

Jamie Bachorski, 18, of Oakfield, and Mark A. McNutt, 18, of Oakfield, are charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Bachorski and McNutt were arrested by State Police in connection with an alleged incident reported at 2:54 p.m., Friday. No further details were released.

Melissa L. Coufal, 42, of Bergen, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Coufal was stopped by State Police at 9:29 p.m., Thursday, in Bergen.

Monday, July 23, 2012 at 6:52 am

Four arrested, 21 issued citations at Allman Brothers, Santana concert in Darien

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The following four people were arrested by Sheriff's Office in connection with the Allman Brothers / Santana concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday evening.

Christine L. Guiher, 40, of Sheridan Park, Tonawanda, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after allegedly causing a disturbance while being ejected from the concert venue and then physically resisting arrest, Guiher was arraigned in Darien Town Court and jailed on $500 bail.

Connor B. Holly, 24, of Gradiner Park, Rochester, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater after allegedly being found operating a motor vehicle in the parking lot while intoxicated.

John D. Romero, 20, of Reddick Lane, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under 21.

Megan E. Wells, 19, of Honeoye Falls Road, Honeoye Falls, is charged with unlawful possession, of marijuana and possession of alcohol under 21.

There were 21 citations issued for alleged possession or consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Karl V. Langrek, 19, of Middle Road, East Concord
Tyler R. Johnson, 19, of Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda
Benjamin R. Rupert, 19, of Robinson Road, Lockport
Justin E. Mast, 20, of Creek View Drive, Clarence Center
Austin B. Renz, 18, of Swamp Road, Auburn
Maxwell G. Johnson, 17, of East Lake Road, Skaneateles
James S. Mills, 18, of West Lake Road, Skaneateles
Bridget A. Field, 18, of Bishop Hill Road, Skaneateles
Matthew M. Hurley, 19, of Clardon Drive, Williamsville
Kaitlyn M. Hayes, 18, of Lake Street, Perry
Dylan M. Fox, 20, of Division Street, Pike
Alan J. Warren, 20, of Crotty Road, Fillmore
Steven C. Trubia, 18, of Windmill Trail, Rochester
Kevin Q. Widzinski, 18 Hubbard Street, North Chili
Samuel K. Knapton, 19, of Dewey Street, Churchville
Jessica B. Emick, 20, of Whitehouse Road, Portville
David L. Rubach, 19, of Lincoln Road, Snyder
John S. W. Yanity, 20, of Koster Row, Amherst
Eoghan L. Connors, 20, of Autobon Drive, Snyder
Michael P. Lempko, 20, of Berryman Drive, Amherst
Kyle C. Dains, 20, of Chateau Terrace, Amherst

Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

More church burglaries reported, suspect arrested

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Four more burglaries, two at churches, were reported Sunday morning and a suspect was taken into custody, Batavia PD reports.

John A. Cabrera Jr., 22, of Batavia, was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Batavia.

It's unknown how it came to Batavia PD's attention that an alleged burglary was in progress at St. Paul's.

Right now, Cabrera is a suspect only in the alleged St. Paul's burglary.

A burglary was also reported this morning at Ascension West (formerly St. Anthony's Church) on Liberty Street (photo).

The 10:30 mass was canceled after the burglary was discovered.

There was also burglaries reported at the Genesee County Nursing Home and Parkside Manor Apartments.

Detectives say DNA evidence was collected at least one scene in the overnight burglaries.

Three church burglaries were reported July 8 in the city. DNA evidence was collected at least one of those locations.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9:22 am

Man accused of obstructing breathing of a baby in Alexander

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A 19-year-old Caledonia resident is being charged with three crimes after allegedly throwing an 8-month-old child down onto a chair and obstructing the baby's breathing.

Cody Allen Phillips is charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child.

All three charges are misdemeanors.

The alleged incident, possibly in connection with a domestic argument, was reported at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at a location on Route 20, Alexander.

Phillips was arraigned and jailed on $1,500 bail.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

Le Roy PD warns of quick-moving burglar in village

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Le Roy residents should be on the alert for a daytime burglar who is looking for undetectable entry and taking easy-to-carry valuables, according to Le Roy Police.

The village has been hit by three burglaries in the past eight days

The burglar is forcing entry at a spot that is concealed from view, or finding quick/fast entry points.

He is stealing items that can be grabbed quickly, easily carried and easily sold.

Burglaries were reported July 14 on South Street, Friday on Wolcott Street, and yesterday on Exchange Street.

Police encourage residents to ensure all valuables are stored in a safe and secure location.

Anybody spotting suspicious activity is encouraged to call 9-1-1.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

Man suffers stab wound in early morning fight on Ellicott Street, Batavia

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Updated 9:25 a.m.

Two men reportedly got into a fight early this morning at 509 Ellicott St., Batavia, over a job one of them lost, leading to one of them stabbing the other in the stomach.

The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was taken by Mercy EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital.

The suspect, James Smith Jr., 55, of 19 Porter Ave., Batavia, was taken into custody and is being held without bail. He is charged with assault, 2nd, and criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd.

The stabbing was reported at about 12:15 a.m.

The weapon allegedly used is described as a folding pocketknife.

Free-lance journalist Alecia Kaus contributed to this report and provided the photo.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Fight on Jackson Street, Batavia

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A fight is reported on Jackson Street in the City of Batavia, and one person is reportedly wielding a stick. Police are responding. A vehicle believed to be associated with the fight has been stopped Pringle and Central avenues.

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Le Roy PD looking for tips on Wolcott Street burglary

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An unknown person or persons broke into a home on Wolcott Street in the Village of Le Roy sometime on Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to Le Roy PD.

Whomever made the unforced entry stole jewelery.

Anyone with information that might help Le Roy PD solve the crime are asked to call (585) 345-6350.

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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Le Roy PD looking for information to help solve residential burglary

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Somebody committed a daytime residential burglary on South Street in Le Roy on Saturday and the Le Roy PD is asking for assistance in solving the crime.

According to Le Roy PD, an unknown person or persons forced entry into the residence between 12:45 and 3 p.m. and stole jewelry.

Anyone with information to share with the police regarding the burglary can call the Le Roy PD at (585) 345-6350.

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