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Monday, November 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

Law and Order: Batavia man faces multiple charges following alleged pursuit with law enforcement

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Todd Eric Weaver, 43, of Seven Springs Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal mischief, 2nd, and attempted assault, 2nd. Weaver was allegedly involved with a police pursuit at 5:45 a.m., Friday, when he allegedly used his car to strike a Medina PD cruiser on Skye Road, Tonawanda Indian Reservation, causing damage to the cruiser. Weaver is also accused of striking a mailbox on Skye Road. He was also issued citations for alleged failure to keep right, driving left of pavement markings and moving from lane unsafely. The reported pursuit of Weaver began in Orleans County and ended on Clinton Street Road, Stafford. Following his release from ECMC, Weaver was arraigned and jailed without bail.

Todd Eric Weaver, 43, of 8510 Seven Springs Road, Batavia, is charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, 3rd, criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, criminal mischief, 4th, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, reckless driving, unlicensed operation, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, improper right-hand turn, open container, speeding and 11 counts of failure to stop for a stop sign. After receiving notification of a vehicle involved in a pursuit with Medina PD earlier in the morning, Officer Thad Mart observed a vehicle matching the description of the earlier pursuit. Mart attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the City of Batavia. The vehicle did not stop and led Mart and responding Batavia PD units on a pursuit. Weaver allegedly drove his vehicle over a lawn on East Avenue causing damage to the lawn. Weaver allegedly drove his vehicle to Clinton Street Road and proceeded north on Clinton Street Road, out of the city and into the Town of Stafford. Sheriff's deputies joined the pursuit. Weaver's vehicle reportedly managed to avoid spikes placed in the road in an attempt to end the pursuit. Weaver's vehicle stopped on Clinton Street Road when it ran out of gas. A .22-caliber rifle was allegedly found in the vehicle. Weaver is reportedly barred from possessing firearms because of a prior felony conviction. Weaver was jailed without bail. Additional charges are pending from the Sheriff's Office, Batavia PD and Medina PD.

Dawn Marie Gagliano, 33, of Broadway Road, Darien, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, failure to keep right, open container and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 7th. Gagliano was charged following a one-vehicle accident at 1:52 a.m., Saturday, on County Line Road, Darien. The accident was investigated by Deputy Matthew Fleming.

Philip M. Robinson, 22, Ellicott Street Road, Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Robinson's 2006 Pontiac was located at 2:21 a.m., Sunday, unoccupied with its lights on. Robinson was reportedly located a short distance from the vehicle by Sgt. Greg Walker. Upon investigation, Walker determined Robinson had allegedly been operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Michael Thomas Coffey, 43, of Heritage Estates, Albion, is charged with petit larceny. Coffey is accused of consuming food at the Yellow Goose in Elba and then leaving with out paying for the food.

Matthew K. Surdyke, 26, of Greeley Street, Rochester, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, unregistered motor vehicle and uninspected motor vehicle. Surdyke's vehicle was stopped by Deputy Brian Thompson at 5 p.m., Thursday, on Buffalo Road, Bergen, for a passenger allegedly not wearing a seat belt. Surdyke was allegedly found in possession of suboxone.

Lena M. Evans, 25, of 34 Maple St., upper, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Evans is accused of shoplifting from Dollar General merchandise valued at $8.64.

Woodrow C. Horseman, 36, of 5049 E. Main St. Road, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Horseman is accused of stealing $91.98 in merchandise from Plaza Spirits in Eastown Plaza at 3:42 p.m., Friday. Horseman was located by Officer Eric Dibble on Sunday.

Gregory Seppe, 54, no permanent address, is charged with appearance in public under influence of narcotics or drug other than alcohol. Seppe allegedly had three police contacts in less than four hours early Sunday morning where he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

Otis E. Hardy, 54, of Pensacola, Fla., is charged with forcible touching and criminal trespass. Hardy was arrested by State Police at 11:10 a.m., Saturday, at 8204 Park Road, Batavia. Hardy was held in jail. No other details released.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

Law and Order: Driver accused of fleeing accident, charged with DWI

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Joshua Michael Hoffman, 22, of Burnt Mill Road, Churchville, is charged with DWI, driving with with an open alcoholic beverage, aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to stop at a stop sign and unreasonable speed at an intersection. Hoffman was charged following an accident at 4:29 a.m., Thursday, at the intersection of Bovee Road and Route 19, Bergen. Hoffman was jailed on $2,000 bail.

Daniel J. Bushman, 38, of 220 W. Main St., Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and menacing, 2nd. Andrea M. Gray, 34, of 111 Liberty St., Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd. Bushman and Gray were reported involved in an altercation at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, at 220 W. Main St., Batavia. Bushman is accused of pushing another person and threatening that person with a sword. Gray is accused of remaining in the dwelling after previously being barred from the location.

Russell R. Miles, 44, of 220 W. Main St., Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd. Miles was allegedly located inside a residence at 111 Liberty St., Batavia, that he had previously been advised by the owner not to enter.

Kevin Lamar Baldon, 36, of Bakos Boulevard, Buffalo, is charged with robbery, 3rd, and grand larceny, 4th. Baldon is accused of yanking a lanyard with keys attached from the neck of a woman during a dispute and taking the keys from her without permission.

Amy Lynn Showler, 37, of Manhattan Avenue, Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 4th. Showler was taken into custody on an arrest warrant out of Town of Batavia Court for allegedly stealing a large screen TV from BJ's Wholesale Club.

Robert T. C. Morrow, 20, of 139 Bank St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Morrow is accused of trying to conceal two bottles of liquor inside a backback while leaving Center Street Smoke House.

Mark Humel, 21, of East Pembroke, is charged with DWI. Humel was stopped at 7:25 p.m., Thursday, by State Police, on Main Road, Newstead, for allegedly attempting to make an illegal U-turn. Humel's alleged BAC was .11.

Mark D. Caufield, 18, of Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Caufield was arrested by State Police at 1:15 p.m., Oct. 10, in Stafford.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 5:42 am

Law enforcement pursuing white van from Orleans County into Genesee County

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Orleans County law enforcement is reportedly pursuing a white van that has entered Genesee County southbound on Route 63. The vehicle is refusing to stop.

Orleans County advises caution. The van almost ran a law enforcement car off the road.

The vehicle is now headed west on Ledge Road.

UPDATE 5:43 a.m.: The vehicle is registered to a female resident of Seven Springs Road.

UPDATE 5:46 a.m.: Vehicle now headed into Erie County.

UPDATE 5:56 a.m.: Orleans County called off the pursuit. The van was last seen passing Jan's Smoke Shop.

UPDATE 6:06 a.m.: White male driver. The vehicle had been loaned to a woman in Albion.

UPDATE 6:22 a.m.: There is now a pursuit in the city. It's unclear if it's the same vehicle. The vehicle is eastbound on North and just passing North Spruce after allegedly going through several stop signs.

UPDATE 6:23 a.m.: Vehicle is now eastbound on Clinton and passing Grand View Cemetery. It was allegedly going 50 mph through the residential neighbhoods.

UPDATE 6:25 a.m.: The vehicle avoided spikes laid down on Clinton. It's continuing eastbound past Seven Springs and past Horseshoe Lake Road. Now at 33 and Mill, eastbound.

UPDATE 6:27 a.m.: Vehicle is slowing down in the area of 5168 Clinton St. Road, down to 20 mph.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Vehcile is stopped. Multiple law enforcement units arriving on scene.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Subject in custody.

UPDATE 6:37 a.m.: Medina PD informs local law enforcement of a suspicion of a controlled substance in the vehicle, and as a possible reason for the pursuit.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Wood Street resident accused of dealing crack cocaine in Batavia

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A 25-year-old Wood Street resident is in jail, being held without bail, accused of selling crack cocaine to undercover investigators.

Victor D. "Grimes" Guy is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd.

Both charges are Class B felonies.

Guy's arrest concluded a six-month investigation into the suspected sale of crack cocaine in Batavia.

The task force was assisted by Batavia PD and the District Attorney's Office.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Law and Order: Batavia woman accused of causing a disturbance at UMMC

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Tia E. Schmieder, no age listed, of 218 State St., Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct. Schmieder is accused of being loud and disorderly while at UMMC. Schmieder allegedly slammed into a glass door and damaged it. She was jailed on $500 bail.

Jon-Erik L. Bradt, 27, of 25 Stevens Drive, Attica, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and aggravated harassment, 2nd. Bradt is accused of sending numerous text messages and making several telephone calls to a person he was ordered not to contact. Bradt was arrested by Batavia PD.

Liani M. Garrastazu, 17, of Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd, criminal mischief and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Garrastazu was arrested by State Police for an alleged incident reported at 9:09 p.m., Tuesday. No further details were released.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

Law and Order: Byron man accused of violating order of protection

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Jason Robert Sando, 45, of Walkers Corners Road, Byron, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Sando is accused of violating an order of protection during a domestic incident at his home.

Jason Carl Nanni, 36, of Highland Park, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and aggravated harassment, 2nd. Upon release from the Willard Drug Treatment Campus, Nanni was taken into custody on three counts of criminal contempt, 2nd, and three counts of aggravated harassment, 2nd.

Joshua L. Baltz, 36, of 29 Tracy Ave., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Baltz is accused of shoplifting from the Kwik Fill on Jackson Street.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Sentenced yesterday on one burglary charge, Batavia man accused of stealing smartphones

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A Batavia man who yesterday received the lowest possible sentence from Judge Robert C. Noonan for burglarizing a friend's house earlier this year, is now a suspect in a burglary at the Sprint store on Veterans Memorial Drive.

Justin C. Smith, 36, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, already in custody awaiting transfer to state prison to begin serving a three-year term, was arrested by the Sheriff's Office today and charged with burglary, 3rd, and grand larceny, 4th.

According to investigators, Smith is suspected of stealing two Samsung touch screen cellular telephones from a display stand near the front door of the Sprint store at 4140 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Deputies had responded to the location after a burglary alarm at 10 p.m., Oct. 18. Nobody was in the store when they arrived, but they did discover the alleged theft.

A store employee reported that during regular business hours the previous two days, three additional touch screen phones had been stolen.

Smith is suspected of stealing one phone Oct. 16, two Oct. 17 and two more during the Oct. 18 burglary.

Yesterday, Noonan, whose assessment of Smith was based on a pre-sentence probation report, said that Smith was an example of what happens when a good person gets mixed up with drugs.

Because Smith had a prior non-violent felony conviction in 2007, the minimum sentence available to Noonan for Smith was three years.

Noonan would not necessarily have known about the pending investigation at the time of sentencing.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Woman who trashed home in Le Roy enters guilty plea to burglary

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A woman accused of breaking into the home of a person she knew in Le Roy and trashing the residence entered a guilty plea this morning to burglary in the third degree.

As part of her plea deal, Karen L. Stone, 45, of Elm Street, Le Roy, faces from four to six months of intermittent jail time and five years probation.

Stone reportedly caused significant damage inside the home while the resident was away.

She was originally charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny.

Sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m., Jan. 14.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

Law and Order: Orleans County resident accused of violating stay away order for Batavia woman

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Robert Scott DeSmit, 47, of 14280 Gillette Road, Barre, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. DeSmit is accused of violating a complete stay away order issued in Family Court by sending an e-mail message attempting to arrange a meeting to the protected party Oct. 23. DeSmit allegedly followed up with a text message sent from his e-mail address to the protected party's mobile phone that read, “I got the order. I’m sorry. I sent you an e-mail.” DeSmit was arrested Oct. 24 by Batavia PD.

Ranelle E. Reuben, 30, of Basom, is charged with felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, refusal of breath test, stopping/standing on public highway, drinking alcohol while operating a motor vehicle and driving without a license. Reuben was arrested by State Police at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, on Route 77, Pembroke.

Brandon Charles Smart, 35, no permanent address, is charged with trespass. Smart turned himself in on a warrant pending in Le Roy Town Court. Smart is accused of trespassing at Buttermilk Falls on June 14.

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Batavia man who admitted burglarizing friend's house sent to prison for three years

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The case of Justin C. Smith is an example, Judge Robert C. Noonan said in county court today, of what can happen when a "basically good person has drugs take control of his life."

On Nov. 18, Smith broke into the residence of a friend on Porter Avenue and stole an item and pawned it.

In July, Smith admitted to attempted burglary, 2nd.

Because Smith has a prior non-violent felony conviction, from 2007, the minimum sentence available to Noonan was three years. Smith will spend three years in prison.

"There are a lot of different kinds of entries into somebody's house and your's violated the trust of a friend," Noonan said. "You accessed the property of somebody you knew and, unfortunately for you, that is classified as a violent felony with a mandatory determinate sentence."

A friend of Smith's sat in the gallery and wept as Noonan pronounced sentence.

One his term is completed, Smith will be on post-release supervision for five years.

He must also pay restitution to Pawn King for $105.

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