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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Pavilion man arrested on multiple charges sent to prison for at least two years

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A Pavilion man who was arrested multiple times in early spring will serve two to six years in state prison on a third-degree-burglary conviction.

Joshua Lanair Webster, 25, of 7882 York Road, Pavilion, admitted to the burglary charge June 28 and was sentenced in Genesee County Court on Monday.

Webster was identified as the suspect in one crime after a picture of him walking through Batavia Downs was posted on The Batavian.

In April and May, in various unrelated incidents, Webster was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to yield right-of-way, burglary, 3rd, grand larceny and criminal mischief, 4th, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Victim seeks felony charges against off-duty cop from Niagara she says assaulted her at Darien Lake

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UPDATED Tuesday, 8:36 a.m. with additional info from Sheriff's Office press release.

A Finger Lakes-area woman has reportedly written the District Attorney's Office and requested charges against a woman arrested at the Aug. 25 Jason Aldean concert be upgraded to a felony.

The suspect, 47-year-old Kelly Alcorn, is a 23-year veteran of the Niagara Falls Police Department, according to the Buffalo News.

Alcorn, of Town Hall Terrace West, Grand Island, was arrested at the concert for second-degree harassment, but Elizabeth Dake, 45, in a letter she sent to the News, describes a more serious attack.

Dake said she suffered a concussion and bruises and she missed nine days of work.

According to the News article, Dake accuses Alcorn of slamming her into a cement wall, punching her in the head, neck, arm and back.

A Sheriff's Office press release alleges that Alcorn punched a female in the face several times. Alcon was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Darien Town Court at 5 p.m. today.

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John R. Chella said the department is awaiting a determination on whether the charges will be upgraded. A felony charge could cost Alcorn her job.

Full Story from the Buffalo News.

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

Law and Order: Duo accused of trying to cash stolen, forged check

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Clarence E. McLeod, 55, of 19 Porter Ave., Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument 3rd, and Joshua A. Harris, 23, of 110 Walnut St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny and forgery, 3rd. Harris is accused of stealing a checkbook and then forging the victim's name on a check and issuing the check to McLeod. McLeod allegedly passed the check knowing that it was stolen and attempted to cash the check at the Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union. The investigation was conducted by Officer Eric Hill and Deputy Brian Thompson.

Christopher P. Sullivan, 32, of 29 Tracy Ave., lower, Batavia, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation and unsafe lange change. Sullivan is accused of being in an accident in the parking lot of Northside Deli and then fleeing the scene. Witnesses reportedly followed Sullivan's vehicle and contacted police. Sullivan was arrested following an investigation.

Scott M. Forian, 44, of 8317 Slusser Road, Batavia, is charged with felony DWI and improper right turn. Forian was stopped at 11:34 p.m., Saturday, on Harvester Avenue, Batavia, by Officer Chris Camp. Forian was jailed without bail.

Dennis A. Edson, 48, of 17 Porter Ave., Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct. Edson allegedly yelled obscenities repeatedly at officers who were investigating another complaint in the area.

Rae C. Cook, 23, of 121 Liberty St., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st. Cook is accused of violating an order of protection with a prior conviction for criminal contempt, making this a felony charge.

Rosemary R. Waters, 26, of 2 Florence Ave., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Waters was arrested on a warrant for alleged criminal contempt after visiting an inmate in jail. Waters was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Rachell Onie Soggs, 24, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Soggs is accused of shoplifting $29.12 in merchandise from Kmart.

Jeremy John Haynes, 36, of Church Street, Le Roy, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, operating without an ignition interlock. Haynes allegedly drove to the Genesee County Jail at 7:16 a.m., Sunday, with a BAC of more than twice the legal limit.

Nicholas Adam Antonucci, 25, of Broadway Road, Alexander, is charged with two counts of attempted grand larceny, 3rd. On Jan. 6, 2010, Antonucci allegedly tried to steal two snowmobiles from the parking lot of the Beachhead Veterans Club in Alexander. One snowmobile was valued at $5,000 and the other at $4,000. Antonucci allegedly damaged the ignitions during the attempted theft. Antonucci is being held on the Wyoming County Jail on other charges.

Jason A. Klinkbeil, 24, of an unknown address in Le Roy, is charged with petit larceny. Klinkbeil was observed at Save A Lot allegedly shoving frozen food items and cans of beer into his backpack and then attempting to leave the store without paying for the items. Klinkbeil, who had been released from the Genesee County Jail the day before on unrelated charges, was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Possible shoplifter runs from Walmart after breaking a bottle of perfume

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Law enforcement is responding to Walmart to help locate a possible shoplifter who fled the store after he reportedly dropped and broke a bottle of perfume while putting it in his backpack.

The subject is described as white, carrying a backpack and wearing a red hat.

He was last seen running to the west and jumping a fence.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

Ten arrests at KISS concert at Darien Lake

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The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department during the KISS concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Traci L. Bartlett, 43, of Beach Road, Syracuse, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and resisting arrest. When deputies attempted to arrest Bartlet she allegedly physically resisted being taken into custody. After being transported back to the security trailer, Bartlett allegedly kicked an officer that was walking past her. Bartlett was jailed on $500 bail.

Pamela Loughridge, 44, of Buffalo Street, Churchville, is charged with of harassment, 2nd, after allegedly fighting with a security guard. Loughridge allegedly bit the security officer and hit him in the throat. Loughridge was jailed in $250 bail.

Wes R. Schraufstetter, 39, of Niagara Street, Buffalo, is charged with of disorderly conduct. Schraufstetter allegedly engaged in disruptive and threatening behavior which was directed toward security officers and deputies. Schraufstetter was jailed on $250 bail.

Kyle J. Burdick, 23, of North Lyon Street, Batavia, is charged with of disorderly conduct. Burdick allegedly engaged in disruptive and threatening behavior which was directed toward his girlfriend, security officers and deputies. Burdick was jailed on $250 bail.

Bryan J. Sheridan, 31, of Reddick Lane, Rochester, is charged with trespass for allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue after being told to leave on several different occasions.

John A. Williams, 45, of 32nd Drive, Queens, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence in order to gain access to the concert venue.

Tracy A. Piller, 35, of Euclid Avenue, Bradford, Pa., is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue after being told to leave on several different occasions.

Brett M. Ferrington, 26, of Route 39, of Chaffee, is charged with of disorderly conduct. Ferrington allegedly engaged in disruptive and threatening behavior which was directed toward both security officers and deputies.

Michelle L. Shimburski, 24, of Genesee Street, Chaffee, is charged with of disorderly conduct. Shimburski allegedly engaged in disruptive and threatening behavior which was directed toward both security officers and deputies.

Michael J. Discipio, 43, of Bernhardt Drive, Amherst, is charged with of disorderly conduct. Discipio allegedly engaged in disruptive and threatening behavior which was directed toward both security officers and deputies.

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

Breaking: Heavy drill press stolen from Jackson Street and put on big garbage truck

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Attention citizens! Police are on the scout for a large blue garbage truck with a heavy drill press in the back of it. The drill press was allegedly stolen about 20 minutes ago from 35 Jackson St. in the City of Batavia. According to the caller, the truck pulled up, winched up the drill press, put it on the big blue garbage truck and left. The caller then contacted the landlord and was told no permission was given to anyone to remove the equipment. So, the dispatcher said, "If you see a blue garbage truck, look for a drill press in the back." Then call the cops. The Thruway Authority is being notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: No direction of travel was given and no information about whether there are any graphics -- lettering -- on the truck. There were a lot of blue garbage trucks making their rounds in the city today. The disposal service in Orleans County uses blue trucks, too, and if this vehicle was stolen from that company, an officer says dispatch should expect to be getting a call from them.

UPDATE 10:59 a.m.: The truck with the heavy drill press in back has been located. It's a PSI garbage truck, which will be returning to 35 Jackson St. to put back the drill press. The driver told authorities "he thought the item was trash because it was sitting next to the Dumpster." (Well, it's still bulk item pickup time in the city -- at least until Oct. 1.) Police are going to meet the driver on Jackson Street.

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

Drug dealer who assaulted fellow inmate sent to prison

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A Batavia resident accused of dealing drugs after police found 44 glassine bags of crack cocaine in his car and then later got into a fight in jail, will serve up to seven years in prison.

Milton H. Simmons III, 29, of 75 Franklin St., Batavia, was sentenced in Genesee County Court on Thursday.

Simmons was originally arrested in April when police responded to the parking lot of a West Main Street business for a report of a fight involving a knife. A subsequent search of Simmons' uncovered the crack cocaine.

As police transported Simmons from the courthouse to the jail, Simmons allegedly tried to escape and had to be restrained with the assistance of deputies at the court facility.

In July, Simmons punched another Genesee County Jail inmate in the face causing the inmate's denture plate to break.

The sentence handed down Thursday covers the multiple charges against Simmons, which included criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, attempted escape and assault.

Judge Robert C. Noonan sentenced Simmons to three years in prison on one charge, and two to four years on another charge, with the sentences to be served consecutively.

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

Law and Order: Grand larceny suspect charged with promoting prison contraband

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Antonio Lester James, 21, of Avenue A, Rochester, is charged with grand larceny. James is accused of placing more than $2,400 worth of printer ink and electronic merchandise in a plastic tote while in Walmart and then running from the store. James was subsequently charged with promoting prison contraband, 2nd. While being processed into the Genesee County Jail, James was allegedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Matthew Thomas Allen Banks-Jubert, 18, no residence, was arrested on a warrant for alleged violation of probation. Banks-Jubert was interviewed by the Buffalo PD on an unrelated matter and arrested on a warrant out of Town of Batavia Court for alleged violation of probation. Banks-Jubert was jailed on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Samantha L. Johnson, 25, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Johnson is accused of stealing more than $100 in merchandise from Kmart.

Todd Michael Sirianni, 43, of North Fraley Street, Kane, Pa., was arrested as a fugitive from justice from McKean County, Pa. Sirianni was being held in the Genesee County Jail and with his local case completed, he was arraigned on an alleged violation of probation charge out of McKean County in Town of Batavia Court and held pending extradition.

Joanne Jefferson, 53, of Gilbert Street, Le Roy, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged violation of probation. Jefferson was arrested in the Village of Le Roy, arraigned in county court and released.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

Pavilion mother faces second felony DWI charge under Leandra's Law

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A Pavilion mother, charged just three months ago with driving drunk with children in her van, has been arrested again and charged with same crime.

Angela A. Kruse, 40, is again facing a felony DWI charge following a one-car rollover accident on Taylor Road in Covington on Sept. 8.

Kruse allegedly had her 5-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

In late June, Kruse was arrested in Le Roy after State Police received a tip that she was driving drunk with her child in her car. The felony DWI count, under Leandra's Law, is still pending in Genesee County.

Last week, State Police in Warsaw responded to the accident and were told a woman and a small child had fled the scene.

Kruse and the child were located at a residence on Morrow Road.

Both mother and daughter suffered minor injuries and were taken to Wyoming County Hospital.

Following arraignment in Covington Town Court, Kruse was jailed on $15,000 bail.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Child molester faces new child abuse allegation

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A convicted child molester sentenced just last week to 15 years in state prison faces a new first-degree sexual abuse charge.

James Little Jr. was arraigned in Batavia City Court this afternoon on the single count.

Det. Kevin Czora said the new charge reflects the alleged discovery of a second child sexual abuse victim. The second alleged victim is elementary school age.

There is only the one charge now pending against Little and Czora does not anticipate any further charges, and to the best of his knowledge there are no further victims.

The alleged abuse took place in March, Czora said, which is the same time frame Little abused a toddler in the city.

Recently, Beverly Hensel, 53, of 8921 Alleghany Road, Pembroke, was arrested and charged with possession of a sexual performance of a child. In a deposition, Little said he first received a DVD of child pornography from Hensel in January 2009.

Little's case was set for a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m., Nov. 13. Little remains in the Genesee County Jail awaiting transfer to state prison.

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