http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/408/ en Grand Jury indicts two people for DWI crimes http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/grand-jury-indicts-two-people-dwi-crimes/42330 <p>Here are the latest indictments issued by the Genesee County Grand Jury.</p> <p><strong>Duane L. Garlow</strong> is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Dec. 18, in the Town of Le Roy, he drove a 2013 Chevrolet on Perry Road while intoxicated. In count two, Garlow is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, per se, also a Class E felony, for allegedly having a BAC of .08 or more at the time.</p> <p><strong>Robin L. Santarini</strong> is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Feb. 17, Santarini drove a 2014 Chevrolet on I-90 and in the Pembroke Service Area parking lot while intoxicated. In count two, Santarini is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, per se, also a Class E felony, for allegedly having a BAC or .08 or more at the time.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/grand-jury-indicts-two-people-dwi-crimes/42330#comments crime Le Roy pembroke Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:20:13 +0000 Billie Owens 42330 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Bergen resident accused of pointing shotgun at person who was looking through his window http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-pointing-shotgun-person-who-was-looking-through-h <p><strong>John Laverne Robinson</strong>, 51, of North Lake Road, Bergen, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Robinson is accused of pointing a shotgun at another person while the person was looking through Robinson&#39;s window.</p> <p><strong>Aaron M. Hatt</strong>, 22, of Alexander, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers responded to a complaint of a domestic dispute in the Town of Pembroke. In route, troopers came upon a young man walking down the center of Gabby Road. He reportedly said he had just argued with a female at the address of the initial complaint. Hatt was taken back to the house and upon investigation, troopers learned Hatt had allegedly been involved with a physical confrontation with the victim. He allegedly possessed marijuana at the time of his arrest.</p> <p><strong>Connor W. Kelly</strong>, 19, of Rushville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. A trooper stopped Kelly&#39;s vehicle on Clinton Street Road, Stafford, for allegedly lacking its plate lamp. the trooper noted evidence of alleged recent marijuana use.</p> <p><strong>Bernard Lee Evans</strong>, 43, of Cato Street, Pavilion, was arrested on bench warrants for alleged criminal contempt, 1st, and harassment, 2nd. Evans was held without bail.</p> <p><strong>Kelly Marie Faro</strong>, 37, of Church Road, of Hamlin, was arrested as a fugitive from justice. Faro was arrested on an unrelated matter by Deputy John Baiocco. During his investigation, he discovered an active warrant out of Cuyahoga County for alleged drug possession. Faro is being held without bail pending extradition.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-pointing-shotgun-person-who-was-looking-through-h#comments batavia bergen crime Pavilion pembroke Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:17:07 +0000 Howard Owens 42322 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Dog seized by police after attack on a woman and her dog http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-dog-seized-police-after-attack-woman-and-her-dog/42282 <p><strong>Rhonda L. Reisman</strong>, 41, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with restrictions on running at large, prohibited nuisances (harboring a vicious dog) and harboring an unlicensed dog. Reisman is accused of owning a dog that was loose at 2 a.m. Monday and attacked a woman and her dog while on a walk. The woman and the dog both suffered injuries. Police believe this is not the first time this same dog has attacked the same woman. The dog was seized and is currently under the supervision and care of the Animal Shelter.</p> <p><strong>Robert M. Freeman</strong>, 22, of Pearl Street, Batavia, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. Freeman is accused of driving the wheel of a vehicle being driven by another person at 10:38 p.m. Monday while on East Avenue, Batavia, causing the vehicle to strike the curb. There was allegedly a small child passenger in the car at the time. Freeman was jailed on $2,500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Ramel Joshua Askew</strong>, 20, of Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, is charged with disorderly conduct. Askew was allegedly using obscene and abusive language at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday while in front of the entrance of 14 W. Main St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Paul Dennis Barth Jr.</strong>, 23, of Cohocton Road, Pembroke, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Barth is accused of violating a Family Court order by contacting the protected person through a text message.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-dog-seized-police-after-attack-woman-and-her-dog/42282#comments batavia crime pembroke Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:42:30 +0000 Howard Owens 42282 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Woman arrested following alleged altercation on State Street http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-woman-arrested-following-alleged-altercation-state-street/42244 <p><strong>Melissa R. Piazza</strong>, 25, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with trespass, harassment, 2nd, and criminal mischief, 4th. Piazza allegedly told another woman that she was going to kill her, broke a screen window and was trespassing on residential property. The alleged incident was reported at 7:47 a.m. Sunday. Piazza was jailed on $1,000 bail.</p> <p>A 17-year-old resident of South Main Street, Batavia, is charged with <strike>DWI</strike> <em>driving while under the influence of alcohol</em>, driving with no headlights and failure to keep right. The teen was stopped at 10:20 p.m. Saturday on West Main Street, Batavia, by Officer Matthew Lutey.</p> <p><strong>Jeremy A. Preston</strong>, 23, of Prospect Avenue, Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Preston was stopped at 10:35 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue by Officer Devon Pahuta.</p> <p><strong>Michael L. Williams</strong>, 34, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Williams allegedly slapped a child during a domestic incident. He also allegedly grabbed and punched a woman while a child was watching. Williams was jailed on $10,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Bobby L. Mobley Sr.</strong>, 55, of West Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, refusal to take breath test and driving with inadequate stop lamps. Mobley was stopped at 11:37 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue, Batavia, by Officer Jason Ivison.</p> <p><strong>Krisopher A. Anderson</strong>, 22, of North Lyon Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Anderson was charged following a call for an alleged domestic incident at 2:40 a.m., Saturday.</p> <p><strong>Sara T. Cupler</strong>, 21, of Church Street, Alabama, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Cupler was arrested by Officer Devon Pahuta following a call to assist another agency at a residence on West Main Street, Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Bernard Lee Evans</strong>, 43, of Cato Street, Pavilion, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and aggravated harassment, 2nd. Evans was arrested while incarcerated at the Genesee County Jail on new charges stemming from an alleged incident on March 26 on Starr Road, Pavilion. No further details released.</p> <p><strong>Christopher Edmond Nanni</strong>, 18, of Fox Road, Oakfield, is charged with unlawful possession marijuana and speeding. Nanni was stopped on Drake Street Road, Oakfield, at 12:07 a.m. Sunday, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Michael A. Michalow</strong>, 56, of Baitz Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, driving without an ignitiation interlock, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, no stopping/standing on public highway, refusal to take breath test and unlicensed operation. Deputy James Diehl was dispatched at 9:11 p.m. April 4 to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking the roadway on Ledge Road, Alabama. Following an investigation, Michalow was arrested and jailed on $15,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Megan Theresa Gil</strong>l, 20, of Church Street, Le Roy, is&nbsp; charged with harassment, 2nd. Gill allegedly grabbed a victim&#39;s arms and held them behind his back during a fight, which was reported at 3:32 p.m. April 5 at a location on Perry Road, Pavilion.</p> <p><strong>Gregory A. Dejesus</strong>, 23, of Perry Road, Pavilion, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Dejesus is accused of striking a victim in <strike>her</strike> the face with a closed fist during an argument, which was reported at 3:32 p.m. April 5 at a location on Perry Road, Pavilion.</p> <p><strong>Aaron M. Hatt</strong>, 18, of Alexander, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and harassment, 2nd. Hatt was arrested by State Police following a report of an alleged incident at 11:03 a.m. Friday in the Town of Pembroke. No further details released.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-woman-arrested-following-alleged-altercation-state-street/42244#comments batavia alexander crime Le Roy Oakfield Pavilion pembroke Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:49:21 +0000 Howard Owens 42244 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Bethany man accused of taking part in crime spree in Wyoming County http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bethany-man-accused-taking-part-crime-spree-wyoming-county/42123 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mug_jordan_bethany2014.jpg" /></td> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mug_amberrein_2014.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Bradley Jordan</em></td> <td> <em>Amber Reinisch</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Bradley R. Jordan</strong>, 21, of East Bethany, and <strong>Amber L. Reinisch</strong>, 18, of Castile, are charged with burglary, 3rd, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, 5th.</p> <p>The investigation that led to the charges against Jordan and Reinisch began with a resident in the Village of Silver Springs reporting that she observed a male and female break glass in an overhead door and enter the garage attached to her apartment. State Police responded, but the suspects fled before they arrived on scene. Suspect and vehicle descriptions were provided to law enforcement officers in Wyoming County.</p> <p>Police also received a complaint of a male and female fitting the description of the burglary suspects causing a disturbance at the McDonald&#39;s in Warsaw. The vehicle description for the two individuals also fit the burglary description. The vehicle was reportedly seen heading toward Save-A-Lot in Warsaw.</p> <p>A short time later, a customer at Save-A-Lot reported seeing a male customer in possession of a handgun. The person had not threatened anybody with the weapon, but had removed it from his waistband as he walked through the store and then put it back in his waistband.</p> <p>Village of Warsaw police officers, Wyoming County Sheriff&#39;s deputies and troopers all responded to the area. The suspect vehicle was located and Jordan and Reinisch were taken into custody.</p> <p>Both suspects are accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart and Olympia Sports in North Warsaw, along with the burglary in Silver Springs. The alleged theft from Walmart was of a compact C02 pistol, which State Police say was the weapon later observed by a customer at Save-A-Lot. State Police alleged that when Jordan observed troopers at the front of the store, he ducked into a bathroom and discarded the weapons in a wastebasket. The weapon was later recovered and secured as evidence.</p> <p>Jordan and Reinisch were arraigned and jailed on $5,000 bail each.</p> <p><strong>Tilar B. Clark</strong>, 22, of Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Clark&#39;s vehicle was stopped by State Police in the Town of Attica, Wyoming County, for an alleged equipment violation. He was allegedly found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.</p> <p><strong>Paul D. Barth Jr.</strong>, 23, of Cohocton Road, Pembroke, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Barth was allegedly sending text messages to a person he was ordered by a judge not to contact.</p> <p><strong>Desiree Michelle Hutchinson</strong>, 18, of Batavia, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hutchinson allegedly admitted to Officer James DeFreze that she was hold her baby while in same room with a friend who was smoking marijuana.</p> <p><strong>Scott P. Rodon</strong>, 48, of Garfield Avenue, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Rodon was allegedly involved in a domestic incident at 1 a.m. Thursday.</p> <p><strong>Oliver Thomas</strong>, 22, of Chestnut Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Thomas allegedly hit a person in the face during an argument, which was reported at 3:45 a.m. Friday.</p> <p><strong>Taylor M. Andrews</strong>, 20, of McKenzie Road, Caledonia, is charged with menacing, 2nd. endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy, 5th. Andrews is accused of encouraging a juvenile to use a crowbar against another person during an argument. The victim was not struck with the crowbar. The alleged incident was reported at 2 a.m. Friday at 21 Wood St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Robi Liam Terziani,</strong> 19, of Route 19A, Portageville, is charged with petit larceny. Terziani is accused of stealing hydrocodine pills from a residence in Byron where he was hired to do service work.</p> <p><strong>Billy Joe Budziszewski Jr.</strong>, 22, of Route 77, Corfu, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd, and bail jumping, 2nd. Budziszewski was arrested on warrants out of Village of Corfu Court. He is also allegedly the subject of warrants out of Erie County on burglary, 2nd, and petit larceny charges and out of Wyoming County for failure to pay fine. Budziszewski was jailed on $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Chance Robert Cooley</strong>, 19, of Route 5 &amp; 20, Canandaigua, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Cooley was allegedly found in possession of marijuana in a medicine container and a glass smoking pipe with marijuana in it. Cooley was the passenger in a vehicle stopped for an alleged traffic violation at 12 :15 a.m. Sunday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Chris Parker. Also charged was Anthony Lee Irish, 22, of Terri Drive, Farmington, who was also issued traffic summons for no front plate and no insurance.</p> <p><strong>Christopher C. Berg</strong>, 27, of Pavilion, is charged with a misdemeanor under the vehicle and traffic law. Berg was stopped by State Police at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday on Veterans Memorial Drive. No further details released.</p> <p><strong>Adam J. Bobzin</strong>, 43, of Byron, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Bozin was stopped at 9:42 a.m. Thursday on West Sweden Road, Bergen, by State Police.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bethany-man-accused-taking-part-crime-spree-wyoming-county/42123#comments batavia bergen Bethany byron corfu crime pembroke Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:40:20 +0000 Howard Owens 42123 at http://thebatavian.com Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic at the Pembroke Highway Department http://thebatavian.com/events/anti-rabies-immunization-clinic-pembroke-highway-department/42064 <p>Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 4pm until 7pm at the Pembroke Highway Department located on the NE corner of Route 77 and Route 5; at 1145 Main Road (Route 5), Pembroke, NY. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County; out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 585-344-2580.</p><div class="field datetime field-event-date-time"> <h3 class="label">Event Date and Time</h3> <div class="item odd"><span class="date-display-single">April 3, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:00pm</span></span></div> </div> http://thebatavian.com/events/anti-rabies-immunization-clinic-pembroke-highway-department/42064#comments cats dogs genesee county Genesee County Health Department pembroke rabies Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:33:22 +0000 David Whitcroft 42064 at http://thebatavian.com Injury accident at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/injury-accident-route-77-and-indian-falls-road/41917 <p>An injury accident is reported at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road. Two vehicles are blocking traffic. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:38 p.m.: One patient is transported to ECMC. &quot;I don&#39;t know about for whole area, but we need to throw something down to cover the ice,&quot; says fire command. Salt is mentioned.</p> <p>UPDATE 8:01 p.m.: The Pembroke assignment is back in service.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/injury-accident-route-77-and-indian-falls-road/41917#comments accidents indian falls pembroke Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:02:05 +0000 Billie Owens 41917 at http://thebatavian.com Fire heavily damages barn on Brown Road, Corfu http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/fire-heavily-damages-barn-brown-road-corfu/41901 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21.jpg" /></p> <p>The initial call came in as a chimney fire, but when East Pembroke Fire Chief Don Newton first got on scene he could see it was more than just the chimney on fire. Nearly the entire back wall of the barn at 2689 Brown Road, Corfu, was on fire.</p> <p>He immediately called for a second alarm.</p> <p>Firefighters were initially hampered by a lack of water, so Newton called on more tankers from neighboring departments.</p> <p>But even facing these difficulties, the volunteer firefighters were able to save much of the structure and most of the contents, including a 40-foot yacht.</p> <p>Besides East Pembroke, the departments responding were Corfu, Pembroke, Indian Falls, Town of Batavia, Alexander and Darien.</p> <p>Mercy EMS also responded.</p> <p>There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire.</p> <p>(<a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/smoke-reported-coming-barn-brown-road/41899" target="_blank">Initial Report</a>)</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-10.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/brownrdbarnfiremarch21-11.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/fire-heavily-damages-barn-brown-road-corfu/41901#comments batavia alexander corfu Darien east pembroke indian falls pembroke Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:38:52 +0000 Howard Owens 41901 at http://thebatavian.com Four teams advance to semi-finals of mock trial competition http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/four-teams-advance-semi-finals-mock-trial-competition/41878 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mockquartermarch20.jpg" /></p> <p>The quarter finals of the GLOW-region mock trials were held Wednesday night in the Genesee County Courthouse.</p> <p>The winners were:</p> <ul> <li> Batavia, 2-0 with 121 points</li> <li> Byron-Bergen, 2-0 with 108 points</li> <li> Attica, 1-1 with 112 points</li> <li> Pembroke, 1-1 with 104 points</li> </ul> <p>The semi-finals are Monday in the Wyoming County Courthouse. The cases start at 5 p.m.</p> <p>The case this year involves a lawsuit filed by a farmer over nearby hydrofracking.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mockquartermarch20-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mockquartermarch20-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mockquartermarch20-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/mockquartermarch20-5.jpg" /></p> <p>To purchase prints, <a href="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/p810135738" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/zf/core/embedgallery.aspx?p=3049b0ba0fb407201CCCCCC01e111111F5F5F5DDDDDD555555CCCCCC001eTo%20purchase%20prints%2C%20click%20here.2" width="480"></iframe></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/four-teams-advance-semi-finals-mock-trial-competition/41878#comments batavia bergen byron mock trials pembroke Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:29:39 +0000 Howard Owens 41878 at http://thebatavian.com Car into pole accident at Main Road and Lovers Lane Road, Pembroke http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-pole-accident-main-road-and-lovers-lane-road-pembroke/41787 <p>A car crashed into a pole at Main Road and Lovers Lane Road. Believed to be minor injuries. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-pole-accident-main-road-and-lovers-lane-road-pembroke/41787#comments accidents indian falls pembroke Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:20:58 +0000 Billie Owens 41787 at http://thebatavian.com Former Notre Dame diver headed to NCAA championships http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/former-notre-dame-diver-headed-ncaa-championships/41766 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/img_8299.jpg" /></p> <p>Press release:</p> <p class="rteindent1">Arron Carlson, a freshman from Pavilion, New York will be representing SUNY Fredonia at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana by virtue of his performance last weekend.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Carlson won the 3 Meter Diving Event at the NCAA Region 4 Meet contested at Rochester Institute of Technology February 28 and March 1st.&nbsp; His score of 478.10 topped his nearest competitor by five points. Arron led wire to wire in the 11 dive championship format meet.&nbsp; He was the first diver to compete among the 15 total divers who qualified for the regional meet.&nbsp;&nbsp;At no point in the competition did he fall to second place in the rankings. His first place ranking after every dive was the first time it occurred in Region 4 history.&nbsp; Arron&#39;s total of 478.10 bettered Matt Depalo of host RIT and was 23 points ahead of 2013 All-American Matt Morrison of Ithaca College.&nbsp; In the one meter competition he finished in sixth place with an 11 dive score of 436.10 .</p> <p class="rteindent1">The Notre Dame of Batavia grad&#39;s win on the three meter board guarantees his participation at the NCAA Championships March 19 - 22.&nbsp; He will be diving on both boards during the championship meet. Arron will be accompanied by two teammates as Fredonia is sending three divers to the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo by Jim Fitzgerald, team photographer</em></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/former-notre-dame-diver-headed-ncaa-championships/41766#comments diving Notre Dame pembroke sports Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:35:39 +0000 Howard Owens 41766 at http://thebatavian.com Rollover accident reported on the Thruway in Pembroke http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/rollover-accident-reported-thruway-pembroke/41765 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rolloverthruwaymarch13.jpg" /></p> <p>A rollover accident is reported on the Thruway in the eastbound lane near mile marker 401.8.</p> <p>Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responding along with Mercy EMS.</p> <p>The vehicle is in the median.</p> <p>Unknown injuries.</p> <p>UPDATE 9:29 a.m.: A Mercy medic reports both patients out of the vehicle. Both likely sign-offs (no medical transport). Pembroke and Indian Falls engines standing by at the hall or at the toll booth.</p> <p>UPDATE 9:32 a.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls back in service.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/rollover-accident-reported-thruway-pembroke/41765#comments accident pembroke thruway Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:21:14 +0000 Howard Owens 41765 at http://thebatavian.com Pembroke grandmother admits to role in drug dealing operation that stretched from Florida to WNY http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pembroke-grandmother-admits-role-drug-dealing-operation-stretched-florida-wny/41612 <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/sites/thebatavian.com/files/users/60/2014-1/ger_horsfall_mug.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Geraldine Horsefall<br /> (photo from NYSP)</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A Pembroke grandmother portrayed by state officials as a leader of a significant drug ring that sold cocaine and pills in a three-county area, including Genesee County, entered guilty pleas to two felony counts in a Buffalo court today.</p> <p>Geraldine Horsefall faces a possible seven year jail sentence after admitting to criminal possession of a controlled substance, 5th, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd.</p> <p>Another person arrested as part of the months-long, multi-agency law enforcement investigation, Michelle King, entered a guilty plea to criminal sale of a controlled substance, 4th. She is facing a possible judicial diversion sentence.</p> <p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman <a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pembroke-grandmother-accused-being-linchpin-large-drug-dealing-operation/41189" target="_blank">announced the break up of the drug ring Jan. 28</a> in Buffalo.</p> <p>Schneiderman said Horsefall&#39;s operation moved a significant amount of cocaine, which was transported by couriers from Florida to WNY in the soles of tennis shoes.</p> <p>King was accused of providing pills from a doctor&#39;s office where she worked to the drug ring.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pembroke-grandmother-admits-role-drug-dealing-operation-stretched-florida-wny/41612#comments crime pembroke Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:47:06 +0000 Howard Owens 41612 at http://thebatavian.com Lyons slays the Dragons in the Class C2 final http://thebatavian.com/nick-sabato/lyons-slays-dragons-class-c2-final/41590 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/pembrok_secv_finals_mar12014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>The historic run by the Pembroke Girls Basketball Team came to an end just one victory shy of their goal&hellip;to win the first sectional championship in school history.</p> <p>The Lady Dragons were out-muscled all night long, as they fell to Lyons, 50-36, in the Class C2 championship game.</p> <p>It became apparent very early in the contest that Lyons would have the upper hand on the glass, as they out-rebounded Pembroke 30 to 9 in the first half, with 17 of them coming on the offensive boards.</p> <p>&ldquo;We knew that rebounding was going to be the key,&rdquo; said Pembroke Head Coach Mike Wilson. &ldquo;We planned for it. We tried to take some of their bigger kids out of it, but we weren&rsquo;t able to do that. They just out-rebounded us.&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite the massive advantage on the boards, the Lady Dragons kept things close, trailing by just three at halftime after a pair of back-to-back three-pointers from Breanna Johnson to end the second quarter.</p> <p>Pembroke got off to a strong start coming out of halftime as senior Chance Alexyn scored four quick points, but things quickly slid down hill.</p> <p>Lyons would hold Pembroke to one point in the final 7:07 of the third quarter as they used a 12-1, to pull away for good, as turnovers doomed the Dragons.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been turning the ball over 15 times or less per game for the last month,&rdquo; Wilson said. &ldquo;But we probably had 15 in that quarter. We were sloppy with the basketball. We gave them too many second-chance opportunities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tournament MVP Abbie Shields dominated all night for the Lions, as she scored 17 points, grabbed 23 rebounds (12 offensive), and three blocks.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Pembroke star Breanna Johnson struggled to find her shot throughout the match.</p> <p>The senior class valedictorian managed just three points in the second half and was held without a field goal.</p> <p>&ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t make enough baskets,&rdquo; Wilson said. &ldquo;We just didn&rsquo;t finish. We&rsquo;ve been finishing shots; we&rsquo;ve been playing well down the stretch. Unfortunately we came up short.&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite the loss, the Dragons had one of their most successful seasons in school history and perhaps the best player to play in the program has played her final game.</p> <p>Johnson finished with 11 points and four assists in her final high school game and her performance was good enough to earn her all-tournament team honors alongside her sister, Aralyse, and Alexyn.</p> <p>&ldquo;All of my seniors are very special to me,&rdquo; Wilson said. &ldquo;Bre and I definitely have a special connection. We&rsquo;ve spent a lot of time developing her game. She has been nothing but dedicated to what we have wanted to do.&rdquo;</p> <p>Alexyn had a solid outing in her last game, scoring 10 points, pulling down four rebounds and three steals for Pembroke (15-6).</p> <p>Lyons out-rebounded the Dragons 54-21 for the game, with 28 of those coming on the offensive boards.</p> <p>Taniqua Johnson was also named to the all-tournament team for Lyons, as she scored a game-high 18 points and added 15 rebounds.</p> <p><em>Photos by Howard Owens.</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/pembrok_secv_finals_mar12014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/pembrok_secv_finals_mar12014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/pembrok_secv_finals_mar12014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/pembrok_secv_finals_mar12014-5.jpg" /></p> <p>To purchase prints, <a href="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/p1014523770" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/zf/core/embedgallery.aspx?p=3c78677a0fb407201CCCCCC01e111111F5F5F5DDDDDD555555CCCCCC001eTo%20purchase%20prints%2C%20click%20here.2" width="480"></iframe></p> http://thebatavian.com/nick-sabato/lyons-slays-dragons-class-c2-final/41590#comments basketball high school sports pembroke sports Sun, 02 Mar 2014 14:14:31 +0000 Nick Sabato 41590 at http://thebatavian.com Fire in apartment over garage on Route 5, now out http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-apartment-over-garage-route-5-now-out/41582 <p>Fire police are shutting down all westbound traffic on Route 5 at Lake Road to accommodate emergency traffic following a structure fire in the 5000 block of Main Road, Pembroke. It was a fire in an apartment over a garage which is now out. A code enforcement officer is requested to the scene. East Pembroke and Pembroke fire are among the responders.</p> <p>UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Corfu Fire Chief Brian Schollard told Alecia Kaus at the scene that when firefighters arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from a second-story window above the garage. The structure is a single-family home with two separate sides, above a garage. Two people were inside at the time, a mother and her son. One was watching TV and the other was sleeping. They were able to exit the building safely. The fire started in a bedroom closet. The right side is uninhabitable. The power is off and if it can be restored, the occupants plan to stay in the left side. But that remains unknown at this point. Route 5 was closed for a couple of hours and seven fire departments responded to the scene -- Corfu, Pembroke, East Pembroke, Indian Falls, Alabama, Darien, as well as Akron. A Crittenden crew stood by in their quarters.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fire-apartment-over-garage-route-5-now-out/41582#comments east pembroke pembroke Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:20:51 +0000 Billie Owens 41582 at http://thebatavian.com