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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Truck loses drive shaft causing significant diesel fuel leak at travel plaza

post by Howard B. Owens in pemborke, thruway

A tractor trailer traveling eastbound on the Thruway this afternoon lost its drive shaft, which hit one of its saddle tanks, opening a gash in the tank and leading to a fuel spill of up to 80 gallons diesel.

Nobody was hurt in the accident, though two cars on the Thruway hit the drive shaft and were damaged.

The truck was able to coast into the the Pembroke Service Area, leaving a trail of slick diesel from the point of the original mechanical failure to the parking lot.

Most of the fuel leaked in the service area parking lot and flowed toward a storm drain.

Diesel fuel was found a few hundred yards down stream flowing into the nearby creak, but firefighters were able to set up barriers and contain the spill at the creek entrance.

Crews were called in to spread absorbent material to clean up the spill in the parking lot.

Thruway crews spread salt on the roadway surface to provide traction and soak up the spilled fuel.

East Pembroke, Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responded along with the county's Emergency Management team and the hazmat team.  NYSP Troop T assisted at the scene.

(Initial Report)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Gas line broken at residence on Knapp Road, Pembroke

post by Howard B. Owens in pemborke

A gas line at a residence at 699 Knapp Road was broken after being hit with an object, resulting in what a dispatcher called a "major gas leak."

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responding.

A chief on scene reports that a regulator is snapped off and he'll be able to shut off the gas once he gets some tools.

National Fuel is being notified.

UPDATE 11:45 p.m.: A chief reports the gas has been shut off from outside the house. The regulator at the meter will need to be replaced. National Fuel is sending a crew. There is no gas inside of the house. Pembroke and Indian Falls going back in service.

UPDATE 11:48 p.m.: A chief reports on how the regulator was broken: "There was a broken chair inside the residence. He threw it outside and it caught the regulator just right."

Friday, December 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Police Beat: Car found in ditch off Route 77, driver arrested

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, corfu, crime, pemborke

John Micheal Parker, 58, of Phelps Road, Corfu, is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI (driving with a BAC of .18 or greater), speed not reasonable for conditions. At 12:41 a.m., Dec. 4, the Sheriff's Office received a call of a car in a ditch on Route 77 in Pembroke. Deputy Kevin McCarthy responded and found a car in a ditch, partially blocking the roadway. Parker was allegedly found to be intoxicated.

Charles M. Blatt, 48, of 319 E. Main St., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Police responded to a reported domestic incident at 6:25 p.m., Thursday. Blatt was allegedly found in violation of an order of protection that barred him from being intoxicated in the presence of the protected party. Blatt was jailed on $1,000 bail.

William A. Andrews, 31, of 54 Hutchins St., Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and harassment, 2nd. Andrews allegedly violated an order of protection by making repeated threats of violence against the protected person. Andrews was jailed without bail.

Gordy Abiola Akinpelu, 18, of Lincoln Street, Brooklyn, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd. Akinpelu is accused of entering a room at Oak Hall in College Village without permission.

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Police responding to possible child abduction on Route 77

post by Howard B. Owens in crime, pemborke

Multiple law enforcement units are responding to Route 77 north of Route 5 following the report of a possible child abduction by a parent.

The report came in through OnStar.

The suspect car is a 2010 silver Chevy Malibu.

UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: The search is now located in the area of Flying J.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: A deputy has the vehicle stopped in the Flying J's parking lot. Brighton PD is being notified. The car is registered to a woman in Spencerport.

UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: Deputy: "The child is fine. (The driver) was heading to the rez for cigarettes." Now it appears that Ogden PD is lead agency.

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