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Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

Ten arrests at KISS concert at Darien Lake

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake

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

post by Billie Owens in batavia, crime

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

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime

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

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy

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

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Police searching for guy who allegedly stole a cartload of beer from Tops

post by Billie Owens in batavia, crime

Police are responding to Batavia Commons to search for a man who allegedly stole a whole grocery cart of beer from Tops Market. The suspect is white and wearing a football jersey. He has a red car, possibly a Firebird.

UPDATE 2:22 p.m.: The car is now believed to be maroon in color. The driver is further described as wearing a blue jersey with the number 5 on the back, denim shorts and white sneakers. He's with a female who is supposedly barefooted.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

DNA links burglary suspect to pair of church break-ins in July

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime

DNA test results have allegedly linked a Batavia man already suspected of stealing from a church with two more church burglaries over the summer.

John Anthony Cabrera Jr., 22, will be arraigned in city court today on two more counts of burglary in the third degree.

According to police, DNA samples gathered at the scene link Cabrera to break-ins at the First Baptist Church, 306 E. Main St., Batavia, and St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia.

Both burglaries occurred July 8.

Cabrera was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Washington Avenue on July 23.

Two days later, Cabrera allegedly escaped from the Genesee County Jail, but was apprehended before he could leave the building.

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Grand Jury Report: Man charged in Le Roy burglary

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Grand Jury, Le Roy

John H. O'Shea is indicted on counts of burglary in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree. O'Shea is accused of breaking into a residence on North Street in Le Roy and stealing items valued in excess of $3,000, including tools, brass fittings, copper wire, bronze manifolds, a galvanized garbage can, a tool bag and a camera.

Tammy M. Chojnacki is indicted on counts of felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Chojnacki is accused of driving drunk March 24 on Route 33 and Pike Road, Batavia. Chojnacki was previously convicted of DWI in Attica in October, 2007.

Jason W. Wolf is indicted on counts of felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree. Wolf is accused of driving drunk on Route 77 on March 18. Wolf has a prior DWI conviction in Septermber, 2007.

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Female 'jumped' at Jackson and Dawson in the city

post by Billie Owens in batavia, crime

A caller tells dispatch his girlfriend was "jumped" about 15 minutes ago by a man near Jackson Street and Dawson Place. The suspect then ran into some bushes. He is described as black, with a "salt and pepper goatee," wearing black shorts and a black sweatshirt. Police are searching for him now.

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: The suspect was last seen headed eastbound on the railroad tracks. Mercy medics are responding to the scene for the victim's possible shoulder injury.

UPDATE 12:46 p.m.: The 24-year-old victim is very distressed and is being transported to UMMC complaining of shoulder pain and experiencing an anxiety attack.

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