http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/408/ en First of three men arrested in burglary spree pleads guilty http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/first-three-men-arrested-burglary-spree-pleads-guilty/45861 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/mug_kellywilliam.jpg" /></td> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/mug_kellyrobert.jpg" /></td> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/mug_michaelcorreia.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>William Kelly</em></td> <td> <em>Robert Kelly</em></td> <td> <em>Michael Correia</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>One of three men who are accused of a multi-county burglary spree in late August is facing up to four years in prison after entering a guilty plea in County Court this afternoon.</p> <p>Michael Correia is being released on his own recognizance, as part of the plea deal, and being allowed to return to his home in Syracuse after pleading guilty to burglary, 3rd.</p> <p>Correia admitted to driving a vehicle to a construction site on East Main Street Road, where his accomplices went into a building and then exited with stolen items.</p> <p>The alleged accomplices are Correia&#39;s nephews,&nbsp;William Kelly and&nbsp;Robert Kelly.</p> <p>The trio were picked up following a traffic stop in Wayne County, where a deputy became suspicious of all the material in their vehicle.</p> <p>After being questioned, the men admitted to heists in Genesee County.</p> <p>Local investigators went to Wayne County and questioned the men further. They reportedly admitted to burglaries in Pembroke and Batavia.</p> <p>The charges against the Kelly brothers are still pending.</p> <p>Since Correia did not actually enter the buildings, an element of the crime he needed to confess to today was that at the time he arrived at the East Main Street Road location, he knew his nephews intended to enter the building and steal items.</p> <p>That was a point Correia found difficult to understand.</p> <p>Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, shackled, with long gray hair, full gray beard and black-rimmed glasses, Correia initially told Noonan he didn&#39;t know the Kelly brothers intended to steal anything, though he did say that he knew the items they placed in his vehicle before leaving were stolen.</p> <p>This perplexed Noonan, who conferred with the attorneys and then tried another line of questioning.</p> <p>Under questioning, Correia admitted that he drove his vehicle to a location in Lancaster, where he said he knew his nephews entered a building and stole items.</p> <p>He agreed then, he knew they were going to steal items in Batavia.</p> <p>&quot;You intentionally assisted them in the commission of that crime,&quot; Noonan asked.</p> <p>&quot;I don&#39;t understand, &#39;assisted,&#39; &quot; he said.</p> <p>His attorney, Public Defender Jerry Ader, whispered something to him and Correia then said that yes, he assisted.</p> <p>At which point, Noonan could accept his plea of guilty.</p> <p>Without the plea deal, Correia faced a maximum sentence on the third-degree burglary charge of two-and-a-third to seven years in prison. The plea deal caps his potential term at one-and-a-third to four years. He could still face the maximum if he violates the terms of his release while awaiting sentencing.</p> <p>Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., March 13.</p> <p>Correia and the Kelly brothers still face charges in other jurisdictions, including possession of stolen property in Wayne County.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/first-three-men-arrested-burglary-spree-pleads-guilty/45861#comments batavia crime pembroke Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:30:10 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45861 at http://thebatavian.com Friends and neighbors rally around Corfu business owner who lost everything, but gave so much to her community http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/friends-and-neighbors-rally-around-corfu-business-owner-who-lost-everything-gave-so-muc <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/franclemontbarn2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p>The tears were gone. She had no more, said Renee Franclemont in the midst of a conversation yesterday about the fire that destroyed her business in a barn on Alleghany Road, Corfu, an hour before sunrise Thursday morning.</p> <p>The fire consumed more than $20,000 in inventory, killed 17 chickens, devoured a season&#39;s worth of hay and straw, and turned a grand and well-aged barn into ash and rubble.</p> <p>Franclemont grew up in Corfu. She is the daughter of a former Corfu fire chief and a mother who was a volunteer EMT.</p> <p>She knew all the firefighters Thursday morning, and they knew her.</p> <p>&quot;It was sad,&quot; she said. &quot;They felt helpless.&quot;</p> <p>The old farmhouse 100 paces to the north of the barn, was built in 1890 and added onto over the years, has, of course, been the home to families, as it is now to Franclemont, her two boys, two girls and partner Clinton Konfederath. It has housed the Rarick law firm and accommodated countless guests as a bed and breakfast.</p> <p>Four years ago Franclemont bought her house and the 14 acres of land that go with it because she loved the barn.</p> <p>&quot;I moved to this house because I wanted my barn,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;I wanted that barn. My kids all know. We moved in and I didn&#39;t even unpack boxes. I went into that barn and I set to cleaning the barn. I wasn&#39;t even thinking about a business. I wanted the barn.&quot;</p> <p>The structure was even older than the house and functioned as a co-op antique store formerly owned by&nbsp;Gemma&nbsp;Rarick in the 1980s and&nbsp;1990s. Back then, in red letters made of wood slats affixed below its peaked roof was the official business name: &quot;The Barn.&quot; The words, bold and artful, were eight feet tall and could be seen hundreds of yards away by travelers heading north on Route 77.</p> <p>To avoid any sign ordinance issues, Franclemont called her business &quot;The Farm&quot; and kept the same lettering nailed to the gray, asphalt shingles that at some point were installed as siding on the oldest end of the building.</p> <p>Nobody insures businesses housed in 150-year-old barns. Franclement tried to have it insured, and for a time it was, for just $29<span>,000, which Franclement felt was well below its real value.</span></p> <p>&quot;That&#39;s all they would insure it for because it was that old,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;They didn&#39;t look at it like you and I look at a barn. They looked at it as rough and horrible. We look at it and think, &#39;that&#39;s perfect.&#39; &quot;</p> <p>When the insurance company realized there was a licensed business in the barn, the policy was yanked and all of her pleas for coverage went unheeded.</p> <p>The Farm is truly a family business. Franclemont and&nbsp;<span>Konfederath run it, of course, but all four children help out.</span></p> <p><span>Austin, 19, </span>and 15-year-old Dakota, both work there. Austin was<span> last year&#39;s leading scorer and an all-league player on Pembroke&#39;s soccer team, and is now a student at GCC. His brother was a slender-framed punter on the football team, who walked into the kitchen Saturday dressed in camoflauge with a rifle slung over his shoulder (he bagged two rabbits that afternoon)</span>.</p> <p><span>They can be left alone at times, Franclemont said, to run things if she needs to tend to errands.</span></p> <p><span>Never left alone, but adept at sales and operating the cash register are Montana, 11, and Sawyer Mae, 6.</span></p> <p><span>Montana is the real chicken farmer in the family. A chicken whisperer, her mother called her. Blonde, popular at school, into gymnastics and cheerleading, Montana keeps herself and her mom busy.</span></p> <p><span>Only a week ago, Montana seemingly saved a chicken that appeared ill and unlikely to survive. The girl took the bird in her arms, wrapped it in warm cloth and held it while sitting in the store.</span></p> <p>&quot;We didn&#39;t think the chicken was going to make it and the next day it was running around, so she must have saved it,&quot; Franclemont said.</p> <p><span>Sawyer Mae has no less energy than her older sister, but it&#39;s not always directed at school. She&#39;s a bit of a tomboy who favors plaid shirts, purple pants and cowboy boots.</span></p> <p><span>&quot;She could probably run the business by herself,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;She&#39;s the one who wants to miss school so she can pick pumpkins or just work around the farm or in the store.&quot;</span></p> <p>As we spoke, visitors dropped by and popped in here and there. Some brought hugs, others clutched cards stuffed in bulging white envelopes. They entered the family room and adjoining kitchen and dining area through the back door off the gravelled driveway.</p> <p>The visitors were tenderly welcomed into her home, which is decorated much like you might expect from a woman whose business is also her life.&nbsp;</p> <p>The flat-screen TV sits atop a black wood and cast iron 19th Century sewing machine table, so big it must have come from a Gilded Age factory. On the opposite wall is a wooden, weathered round-rung ladder that was carried from the old barn to adorn the family room wall.&nbsp;At one point, Franclemont took a plank from the barn and painted in white the words &nbsp;&quot;Bed and Breakfast&quot; on it, to honor one of the prior businesses in her old house. That hangs above the couch.</p> <p>The white-curtained dining room window faces south. The driveway and a small, bridge-covered creek separate the house from the cement foundation of the barn. Tom&nbsp;Konfederath and Rick Claire spent most of the previous 48 hours using backhoes and loaders to knock down and haul away the burnt, charred and twisted ruins of the barn. Clinton was out there breaking up cement so it, too, could be taken to a dump or recycling center.</p> <p>Everybody thought it a good idea to get rid of the debris as quickly as possible so the Corfu Fire Department wouldn&#39;t be burdened with an endless string of rekindle calls.</p> <p>All that remained of the store&#39;s inventory after the fire -- save produce kept in a cooler that just by coincidence and for no reason at all had a fireproof door -- was black ash or melted and mangled beyond recognition.</p> <p>The inventory came from seven consignees, all but one a Genesee County resident. Almost everything they sold was repurposed from something old: Milk canisters with handpainted farm scenes; <span>spiffed up 19th Century hand tools to hang on walls; lanterns that once lit the way but are best used these days as a &quot;needful thing&quot;; antique bed headboards converted into benches; and wood from other long lost barns cut sign-size and handpainted with clever and wise aphorisms.</span></p> <p><span>In the home-decorating industry, the stock is called &quot;</span>primitive<span>.&quot; It&#39;s the kind of&nbsp;</span><span>baubles and curiosities that appeal to Western New Yorkers whose magazine subscriptions include &quot;Yankee&quot; and &quot;Traditional Home&quot; more so than &quot;Dwell&quot; and &quot;Atomic Ranch.&quot;</span></p> <p>The fire started in the chicken coop. We know that because that was the only thing with flames showing after Franclemont and&nbsp;<span>Konfederath were awoken around 5 a.m. Thursday by a man pounding on their back door.</span></p> <p><span>The chicken coop was newly constructed and purposefully placed next to the barn.</span></p> <p>The kind of customers drawn to The Farm love farm animals. After acquiring some more chickens from another farmer who wanted to get rid of them, it seemed like a good idea to build the chicken coop closer to the customers.</p> <p>&quot;We made this big beautiful coop,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;I wanted it closer to the barn because my customers love to see the chickens walk around. That&#39;s part of it. They love my pig and they love the chickens and I wanted the chicken coop close to the barn so the customers see all that. A lot of kids would go over and open the thing and check for eggs.&quot;</p> <p>Somehow, while 17 adult chickens perished in the fire, 11 young ones (bigger than chicks), survived.</p> <p>When they were hauled from the fire, the 11 babies were unconscious and laying on their sides. Franclemont thought they were dead, but when she shook them, the soot-covered fowl sprang to life.</p> <p>When you&#39;re under stress and you see your life going up in flames, time passes slowly. Seconds seem like minutes, minutes like hours.</p> <p>It seemed, Franclemont said, like it took forever for the first fire trucks to arrive at her barn on the Route 33 side of Cohocton Road.</p> <p>Corfu Chief Dean Eck arrived on scene, as chiefs do, before the fire trucks.</p> <p>&quot;He felt helpless,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;We&#39;re both standing there just waiting for the trucks to come.&quot;</p> <p><span>Konfederath</span><span>&nbsp;does all the farming for the family business. He grows produce sold in the store, the corn with stalks that make for handsome decorations in the fall, the thousands of pumpkins sold in October, the hay and straw that was stored in the barn&#39;s loft, awaiting shipment to horse farm customers.</span></p> <p>&quot;Some firemen were showing up and I was saying, &#39;it can&#39;t get to that hay,&#39; &quot; Franclemont said. &quot;If it goes up the wall and gets to where we store hay and straw, we&#39;re done. It hit the hay and it was like lightning -- woosh -- and it lit up the whole barn. It was gone.&quot;</p> <p><span>As flames licked the side of the barn, Franclemont was frantic to save what she could from the business. She grabbed the cash box and then went back for some of her books. When she wanted to go in again, this time for the records of her consignees sales, a deputy stopped her. After some arguing with the deputy and the chief, they agreed to let&nbsp;</span><span>Konfederath</span><span>&nbsp;go in and see if he could grab the records quickly.</span></p> <p><span>When he opened the door, the heat rushed out. There were already flames in the store and a black velvet curtain of smoke billowed in his face. It was too late to save anything more.</span></p> <p>The tragedy of fire trails a painful, draining and difficult summer for Franclemont.</p> <p>In June, she was in an ATV accident and tore up her knee pretty bad. Following surgery, she was driving something a little less adventurous than a four-wheeler. She needed a Hoveround to move through the house and in the shop. Even so, her work time was limited.</p> <p>Then she developed spinal meningitis. That meant more hospitalization. &nbsp;</p> <p>In September, she needed knee surgery again, so more time on crutches and less time working in her shop.</p> <p>&quot;I finally got back to work and I was enjoying stuff and painting again and opening the store up because that&#39;s me,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;That&#39;s what I want to do. I didn&#39;t want somebody else to do it.&quot;</p> <p>During her convalescence, Franclemont received plenty of help. Most of her consignees pitched in and kept the store open, including&nbsp;<span>Franclemont&#39;s friend, consignee and employee&nbsp;</span><span>Lauryn Brick, who put in a lot of hours helping Franclemont with her business and her life, including raising funds from the community to help with Franclemont&#39;s uninsured medical expenses.</span></p> <p>Of course she helped, Brick said. Her friend does so much for the community without ever asking anything in return. &nbsp;</p> <p>She helped organize fundraisers for Austin Heinemen, the Pembroke teen and cancer patient who inspired Austin&#39;s Army, even going &quot;Bald for Bucks.&quot; When another friend was in her own ATV accident a year ago, Franclemont helped raise funds to assist.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;This girl will help anyone,&quot; Brick said. &quot;You can ask anyone in our community.&quot;</p> <p>Getting back to work was so very important to Franclemont. She immediately started building furniture again, and her father, Richard Franclemont, who also builds primitive-style furniture, added more inventory to her store.</p> <p>Last week, Franclemont drove down to Pennsylvania and brought back a trailer full of unfinished Amish furniture.</p> <p>Three days before the fire, she and <span>Konfederath</span><span>&nbsp;completed adding two more rooms to the shop for all the new inventory.</span></p> <p><span>It&#39;s only a matter of happenstance that saved the recently purchased Amish furniture. A relative needed to use her large trailer, so all of the furniture was unpacked and hauled down to the house basement for storage.</span></p> <p><span>The saved furniture gives Franclemont a step forward toward opening a new store in the same location in the spring.</span></p> <p>She and her partner have already started planning the new building. It will be a pole barn with hemlock siding and a metal roof.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;m never going to get that look again of the inside of my barn,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;I&#39;ve been to a lot of stores. I&#39;m going to try and make it look as antique and old inside as possible, though I don&#39;t know how we&#39;re going to do it. I don&#39;t like this new building look in a new store. I don&#39;t want that. I think once we put our furniture in there and our consigner stuff, it will create that feel.&quot;</p> <p>The new barn will sit further back from the road because Franclemont, for the sake of children&#39;s safety, was always uncomfortable with how close the rows and rows of pumpkins would sit to Route 77. There will also be a lean-to for better display of produce. The big amenity the old barn lacked was a bathroom for customers. The new barn will have a bathroom.</p> <p>If that sounds promising, like an upgrade, Franclemont isn&#39;t fooling herself into thinking it will be better than her old barn, with its notched, hand-hewn beams and aged wooden walls and sense of time and place that can only be created over the space of decades.</p> <p>&quot;This is an opportunity to do something new, but I was happy with just the way it was,&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;I would rather have that barn than a new building any day. I&#39;m sure we&#39;ll be better and everything will be fine, and we&#39;ll have some things we didn&#39;t have before, but I can&#39;t replace the barn.&quot;</p> <p>News of the fire spread fast in the era of digital media. There were so many people offering help, or just a kind word.</p> <p>The morning of the fire, Linda Richley, from Linda&#39;s Family Diner, already had 40 breakfast sandwiches made for firefighters when Al Graham showed up to see what he could get for the crews. She also delivered boxes of coffee.</p> <p><span>In the fire&#39;s aftermath, the&nbsp;</span><span>Reynolds family from Reyncrest Farms pitched in to clean.</span></p> <p>The folks at Alleghany Farm Services provided transportation for the heavy equipment used in the cleanup.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Primitives-Produce-at-The-Farm/114249748680158?pnref=lhc" target="_blank">The Farm&#39;s Facebook page</a> was flooded with messages from well-wishers. Her phone was buzzing with phone calls and text messages. At one point, her friend Tricia Heinemen took the phone away from her and told her to go sleep.</p> <p><span>There&#39;s so many people Franclement wants to thank. All of the letters for her marquee sign she kept along the edge of the roadway were destroyed by the fire, so with black spray paint she wrote, &quot;Thank you / Everyone / XO.&quot;</span></p> <p>&quot;How do you thank everybody?&quot; Franclemont said. &quot;I tried to keep up and I can&#39;t. I know I&#39;ve missed somebody. I don&#39;t even know what to say.&quot;</p> <p>Lauryn Brick said she&#39;s overwhelmed by the thought of all that her friend lost, and how she poured her heart and soul into her business, only to see it destroyed in a matter of minutes by a chicken coup fire.</p> <p>&quot;She needs to rebuild everything that was so tragically taken from her,&quot; Brick said. &quot;She has four children that she also provides for and to think, this happened during the holidays.&quot;</p> <p>Brick, along with Renee Everett, have set up <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/primitives-thefarm" target="_blank">a GoFundMe account</a> seeking community donations to help Franclemont rebuild and take care of her family.</p> <p>Franclemont is unaccustomed to being the person on the receiving end of other people&#39;s charity.&nbsp;</p> <p>With her eyes still puffy from days of crying, and despite her thought that she had no more tears to shed, when she sat at her kitchen counter and recalled the outpouring of support from her friends and neighbors, the skin around Franclemont&#39;s eyes reddened and glistened again with tears.</p> <p>She didn&#39;t want her picture taken once she started crying again.</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;m not good at taking stuff from people,&quot; Franclemont said in her normally clear, alto tone, but then her voice went up an octave. &quot;I&#39;m the person,&quot; she said, voice breaking. &quot;I like to give. I don&#39;t want people giving me stuff. I want to give to people.</p> <p>&quot;In my family, we do stuff for people,&quot; she added with the tears continuing to stream down her face. &quot;I don&#39;t want people doing stuff for me. There&#39;s much worse off people than me. My friends have cancer. My friend was just in an accident. They&#39;re bad. I&#39;m not bad. I have a house to live in. I&#39;m not sick. I&#39;m not fighting for my life. Those people need my help, not me. I know my community knows that, that I don&#39;t want any help. I know they&#39;re going to do it anyways because that&#39;s the way they are. Anybody that knows me knows that it&#39;s hard for me to take anything from anyone.&quot;</p> <p>The way Brick sees it, her friend may not be asking for help, but she needs it.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/franclemontbarn2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/franclemontbarn2014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://thebatavian.com/sites/thebatavian.com/files/users/60/Howard%20Owens/renee_thefarm.jpg" /></p> <p><em>File photo of Renee Franclemont in her store from 2012.</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://thebatavian.com/sites/thebatavian.com/files/images/thebarn_route77.jpg" /></p> <p><em>File photo of &quot;The Barn&quot; from September, 2010.</em></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/friends-and-neighbors-rally-around-corfu-business-owner-who-lost-everything-gave-so-muc#comments corfu fire pembroke Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:26:07 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45752 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Man arrested in lockdown incident Thursday also accused of selling drugs http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-arrested-lockdown-incident-thursday-also-accused-selling-drugs/45687 <p><strong>Jonathan Cornelius Hoges</strong><span>, 32, of Ross Street, Batavia, is charged wit criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th,, and endangering the welfare of a child. Hoges allegedly used what appeared to be a handgun and threatened to kill himself in front of his two young children in an incident reported at 2:47 p.m. Thursday at his residence on Ross Street. He was later taken into custody on Miller Avenue. At the time of his arrest, he was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine and packaging. He was jailed on $20,000 bail, or $40,000 bond. (<a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/report-man-gun-near-middle-school-prompts-brief-lockdown/45646" target="_blank">Previous report</a>)</span></p> <p><strong>Joseph A. Cafarelli</strong><span>, 48, of Hunters Gate Drive, Rochester, is charged with falsely reporting an incident to law enforcement. Cafarelli allegedly reported that his debit card had been stolen while at Batavia Downs Casino. An investigation revealed the incident allegedly did not occur. Cafarelli was jailed on $500 bail.</span></p> <p><strong>Melanie Rose Cantabrana</strong>, 22, of Maple Ridge Road, Medina, is charged with petit larceny. Cantabrana is accused of stealing $680.51 in merchandise from Walmart.</p> <p><strong>Nancy June Brandon</strong>, 36, of Holland Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to pay fine. She was also charged with facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd. Brandon was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at 10:40 p.m. Sunday by Deputy Joseph Corona. The driver allegedly was unlicensed. Brandon was jailed on $400 bail, or $800 bond.</p> <p><strong>Latoya Yalanda Stanley</strong>, 26, of Holland Avenue, Batavia, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, and unlicensed driver. Stanley was stopped for alleged traffic violations at 10:40 p.m. Sunday on Lewiston Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona. Stanley also reportedly was wanted in the Town of Gates on a warrant on an unrelated matter.</p> <p><strong>Michael Andrew Balla</strong>, 39, of Hazlemere Avenue, Machias, is charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Balla allegedly damaged a garage door, valued at more than $250, at a location on Main Road, Stafford. Balla was jailed without bail.</p> <p><strong>Christopher Ryan Waite</strong>, 25, of Skye Road, Basom, is charged with DWI, driving while ability impaired by drugs and reckless driving. Following numerous calls of an erratic driver, Waite was stopped at 11:46 p.m. Friday on Route 262, Byron, by Deputy Matthew Butler. Additional charges are pending.</p> <p><strong>Julie L. Dutton</strong>, 19, of Manhattan Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Dutton was arrested after police were asked to check on the welfare of a person on Thomas Avenue. Dutton was allegedly found hiding in a shower by police officers inside the residence of a person allegedly protected from contact by Dutton through a court order. Dutton was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Samantha J. Armstrong</strong>, 21, of Hart Street, Batavia, turned herself in on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on a parking citation for improper street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Armstrong was released on $100 cash bail.</p> <p><strong>Deborah R. Blatt</strong>, 53, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Blatt is accused of verbally harassing and annoying a neighbor.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Terrence D. Johnson</strong>, 19, of Holland Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on a traffic citation. Johnson posted bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Nicholas J. Mungillo</strong>, 20, of Union Square, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession alcohol under age 21. Mungillo was allegedly found intoxicated following the report of a fight in the area of Jackson Street and Watson Street at 3:46 a.m. on Sunday. Also charged was <strong>Michael A. Canzoneri</strong>, 19, of Edgewood Drive, Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Anya R. Rambuski</strong>, 44, of Birchwood Drive, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on a DWAI charge.</p> <p><strong>Ronald M. Markek</strong>, 34, of Corfu, is charged with felony DWI. Markek was stopped at 10:13 p.m. Friday on Route 63 Batavia, by State Police. Markek was jailed on bail.</p> <p><strong>Lori J. Marchese</strong>, 55, of Corfu, is charged felony DWAI. Marchese was stopped at 5:22 p.m. Saturday on Main Road, Pembroke, by State Police.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-arrested-lockdown-incident-thursday-also-accused-selling-drugs/45687#comments batavia corfu crime pembroke Stafford Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:45:17 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45687 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Alleged driving while license revoked lands Wyoming couple in trouble http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alleged-driving-while-license-revoked-lands-wyoming-couple-trouble/45523 <p><strong>Christian J. Finkney</strong><span>, 26, of South Academy Street, Wyoming, is charged with 18 counts of criminal contempt, 2nd, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation.&nbsp;</span><strong>Ashly N. Boatwright</strong><span>, 27, of South Academy Street, Wyoming, is charged with 18 counts of facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and one count of circumventing an interlock device. Finkney allegedly drove a vehicle 18 times in Genesee County while his license was revoked for an alcohol-related offense. Darien Town Court reportedly directed Finkney not to drive until his privileges were reinstated by the DMV. Finkney was arraigned in Batavia, Darien, Alexander, Pembroke and Bethany and jailed on $10,000 bail. Boatwright is accused of allowing Finkney to drive a vehicle registered to her on 18 occasions. She is also accused of blowing into an interlock device to circumvent the device.</span></p> <p><strong>Nathan Robert Arnold</strong>, 22, of Terry Street, Byron, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st. Arnold was allegedly involved in a fight with a person protected from him by court order. He was jailed on $5,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Jamie Michelle Lauck</strong><span>, 27, of Spencer Court, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 and parking in the highway. The Sheriff&#39;s Office received a report at 12:51 a.m. Sunday on Colby Road, Darien. Lauck was allegedly located in a vehicle stopped in the roadway by Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello.</span></p> <p><strong>Louis James Stoller Jr.</strong>, 22, of Erie Street, Le Roy, is charged with burglary, 2nd, and petit larceny. Stoller is accused of entering a residence on South Street Road, Le Roy, with the intent of taking the dog from the residence. He was jailed on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Damian Christopher Woodruff</strong>, 32, of Walmore Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th. Woodruff was stopped by Deputy Patrick Reeves on federal game lands on Sour Springs Road, Alabama. He was allegedly hunting without a permit. He allegedly was found in possession of a shotgun, in violation of the law barring convicted felons of possessing firearms.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Nathaniel Michael Dickes</strong>, 21, of Broadway Street, Oakfield, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Dickes was allegedly involved in a fight at 9:57 pm., Saturday, at a location on Webber Avenue, Oakfield, in which Dickes allegedly pushed and grabbed another person and threw an object at that person.</p> <p><strong>Donald Ivan Manes</strong>, 58, of Lewiston Road, Basom, is charged with DWI, refusal to take breath test, misuse of dealer plate, speeding (74 in a 55 mph zone) and failure to keep right. Manes was stopped at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Kelsey Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Kristen Irene Merriam</strong>, 33, of Summit Street, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Merriam was charged following a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Clinton Street Road, Stafford, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Bryan D. Bates</strong>, 35, of Mill Street, Batavia, is charged with conspiracy, falsely reporting an incident to law enforcement and offering a false instrument, 1st. Bates allegedly reported an incident that did not occur and providing a false written statement. Bates is being held on a parole violation.</p> <p><strong>Tyler J. Warfle</strong>, 19, of Chapel Street, Elba, is charged with five counts of identify theft, 3rd. Warfle is accused of using the debit card of another person without permission.</p> <p><strong>Mark T. Zdrojewski</strong>, 61, of Meyer Road, Pendleton, is charged with issuing a bad check. Zdrojewski was arrested on a warrant.&nbsp;</p> <p>A 17-year-old resident of Liberty Street in Batavia was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. He was taken into custody during an investigation of an unrelated complaint.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alleged-driving-while-license-revoked-lands-wyoming-couple-trouble/45523#comments batavia alexander Bethany byron crime Darien Oakfield pembroke Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:38:27 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45523 at http://thebatavian.com Accident with injuries reported on Route 77 at Thruway overpass http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/accident-injuries-reported-route-77-thruway-overpass/45483 <p>A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Route 77 on the Thruway overpass, Pembroke.</p> <p>Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched. Mercy EMS dispatched.</p> <p>UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Darien&#39;s ambulance, second ambulance in, requested.</p> <p>UPDATE 6:36 p.m.: Darien now requested to stand by in quarters.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/accident-injuries-reported-route-77-thruway-overpass/45483#comments accident pembroke Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:22:31 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45483 at http://thebatavian.com Quick volunteer response saves house after garage consumed by flames http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/quick-volunteer-response-saves-house-after-garage-consumed-flames/45450 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>A quick response by the East Pembroke Fire Department helped save a house on Indian Falls Road this afternoon when a fire destroyed a detached garage and heat from the fire was causing the siding of the house to melt.</p> <p>Chief Don Newton said all of the department&#39;s trucks rolled within minutes of the alarm.</p> <p>When Newton arrived on scene driving one of those engines, the garage was already gone.&nbsp;</p> <p>One firefighter described it as &quot;rolling flames.&quot;</p> <p>Newton said crews deployed hand lines and acted quickly to protect the house and knock down the fire.</p> <p>&quot;It is a great save to the house,&quot; Newton said. &quot;These guys are awesome. This is what we train for. These guys do a hell of a job for me. I can&#39;t thank them enough for being here during the day. Middle of the day, it&#39;s tough to get people out and all the units that responded here from all the different departments, I can&#39;t thank enough for them being out here.&quot;</p> <p>The house, at 2023 Indian Falls Road, suffered significant heat damage, but no apparent structural damage.</p> <p>County records list the property owner as Timothy Franclemont.</p> <p>&quot;It was a good save on the garage as far as I&#39;m concerned,&quot; Newton said. &quot;There were a lot of chemicals in the garage, oils, gases, that were burning fiercely, running out of the doors with water on fire.&quot;</p> <p>The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p>No injuries were reported.</p> <p>Assisting East Pembroke were Indian Falls, Oakfield, Pembroke, Darien, Elba and Alabama.</p> <p>(<a href="http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/garage-fire-indian-falls-road/45444" target="_blank">Initial Post</a>)</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/eastpembrokefirenov112014-10.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/quick-volunteer-response-saves-house-after-garage-consumed-flames/45450#comments east pembroke fire indian falls pembroke Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:13:25 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45450 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Bergen resident accused of making moonshine http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-making-moonshine/45441 <p><strong>Shane Irwin Crosby</strong>, 38, of North Bergen Road, Bergen, is charged with manufacturing an illicit alcoholic beverage, a Class E felony. Crosby was found to have an illegal moonshine still during a visit by probation officers at 8:40 a.m., Oct. 26. Deputy John Weis was dispatched to investigate. Crosby is accused of operating a still without being a properly licensed distiller. He was issued an appearance ticket.</p> <p><strong>Dale S. Berglund</strong>, 39, of West Allis, Wisc., is charged with felony DWI. Berglund was stopped at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the Village of Corfu for allegedly driving 51 in a 35 mph zone.</p> <p><strong>Willie Marshall</strong>, 61, of Batavia, is charged with forcible touching. Marshall was arrested following an investigation by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation into a complaint that he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl while staying with her mother at a local motel.</p> <p><strong>Brett Nelson Magoffin</strong>, 39, Genesee Street, Pembroke, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and failure to keep right. Magoffin was stopped at 5:27 p.m. Sunday on Read Road, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves.</p> <p><strong>Macayla T. Brown</strong>, 18, <strong>Ja&#39;Nelle A. Smith</strong>, 18, and&nbsp;a 17-year-old,&nbsp;all of 8170 Batavia Stafford Townline Road, are charged with petit larceny. The trio are accused of stealing $366 in merchandise from Walmart.</p> <p><strong>Kaylee Louise Middaugh</strong>, 19, of Little John Road, Belfast, is charged with petit larceny. Middaugh is accused of pushing a cart full of merchandise out of Walmart without paying for the items.</p> <p><strong>Eric Vernon Biscaro</strong>, 57, of Ellicott Street Road, Batavia, is charged with assault ,3rd. Biscaro is accused of hurting another person during a domestic incident.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-making-moonshine/45441#comments batavia bergen corfu crime pembroke Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:24:30 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45441 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Guardian of minor who ran from police charged with curfew violation http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-guardian-minor-who-ran-police-charged-curfew-violation/45424 <p><strong>Juanita Jackson, </strong>58, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with juvenile curfew violation. Jackson is the legal guardian of a youth who was allegedly found in a public place within the city past juvenile curfew time. The youth was allegedly involved in criminal mischief, larceny from a vehicle and possession of stolen property at&nbsp;<a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/officers-respond-report-youths-breaking-cars-kibbe-avenue/45313" target="_blank">10:50 p.m., Oct. 29</a>. The youth fled from police and was later located hiding in St. Joseph Cemetery by K-9 Destro.</p> <p><strong>Reginald C. Sampson</strong><span>, </span>48, of Holland Avenue, is charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, and disorderly conduct. Sampson is accused of refusing to comply with officers requests during an investigation being conducted at his residence. Sampson reportedly became irate and allegedly began yelling obscenities, disrupting the peace of the neighborhood and interfering with the investigation. When told he was under arrest, Sampson allegedly became combative with officers. Williams was jailed following arraignment. (<a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/person-arrested-following-pair-disturbances-city/45378" target="_blank">Previous report</a>).</p> <p><strong>Deavin L.A. Herman</strong>, 20, of Caroline Street, Albion, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on a petit larceny charge. Herman was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Olivia M. Lyons</strong>, 21, of Judge Road, Basom, is charged with petit larceny. Lyons was arrested by Batavia PD following an investigation into complaints of numerous thefts from UMMC staff. Lyons is accused of stealing mobile phones Wednesday evening.</p> <p><strong>Kenneth M. Gray</strong>, 22, of Myrtle Street, Le Roy, is charged with acting in a manner likely to be injurious to a child less than 17 and harassment, 2nd. Gray was arrested on a warrant out of City Court related to an alleged incident Oct. 20.</p> <p><strong>Nathan J. Pascuzzo</strong>, 23, of Ellicott Street Road, Pavilion, is charged with DWI. Pascuzzo was stopped at 5:10 a.m., Nov. 2, after officer Peter Flanagan observed a vehicle on Ellicott Street driving on two flat tires.</p> <p><strong>Heather L. Draper</strong>, 25, of East Avenue, Batavia, is charged trespass. Draper is accused of entering a store she had been banned from entering.</p> <p><strong>Kelsey Anne Sanders</strong>, 27, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to pay a fine on a disorderly conduct charge. Sanders was released on $125 bail.</p> <p><strong>Joseph W. Freeman</strong>, 30, of East Avenue, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Freeman allegedly punched another person in the face during a domestic argument at 4:45 a.m., Monday.</p> <p><strong>Crystal L. Lawrence</strong>, 30, of Main Street, of Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear.</p> <p><strong>Didier Asne Antoine</strong>, 20, of Jackson Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd. Antoine was allegedly on College Village property after being banned.</p> <p><strong>Robert Ray Davis</strong>, 53, of Main Road, Pembroke, is charged with unlawful dealing with a child. Davis allegedly hosted an underage drinking party at his residence.</p> <p><strong>Elizabeth Michelle Grattan</strong>, 24, of Maple Street, Batavia, is charged with burglary, 3rd, and petit larceny. Grattan is accused of entering Walmart after being banned for life from the store. She allegedly stole $110 worth of merchandise.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-guardian-minor-who-ran-police-charged-curfew-violation/45424#comments Basom batavia Alabama corfu crime Le Roy Pavilion pembroke Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:10:23 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45424 at http://thebatavian.com Big rig strikes pole, yanks down wires and lands in front yard on Main Road, Pembroke http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/big-rig-strikes-pole-yanks-down-wires-and-lands-front-yard-main-road-pembroke/45397 <p>A tractor-trailer struck a pole, tore down wires and landed on its side in the front yard at 258 Main Road, Pembroke. Unknown injuries. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics, non-emergency. Eastbound traffic will be shut down at Crittenden Road.</p> <p>UPDATE 6:40 a.m.: National Grid has dispatched a repair crew, which has an ETA of about 30 minutes. Law enforcement is at the scene, too.</p> <p>UPDATE 6:49 a.m.: An engine from Akron Fire Department is called in to provide mutual aid.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/big-rig-strikes-pole-yanks-down-wires-and-lands-front-yard-main-road-pembroke/45397#comments accidents pembroke Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:34:19 +0000 Billie Owens 45397 at http://thebatavian.com Car hits tree on Main Road, Pembroke http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-hits-tree-main-road-pembroke/45215 <p>Injuries are reported after a car hit a tree in the area of 954 Main Road, Pembroke.</p> <p>Only one vehicle is involved in the accident.</p> <p>Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched, with one engine requested from Corfu.</p> <p>Mercy EMS dispatched.</p> <p>UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: National grid requested to the scene.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-hits-tree-main-road-pembroke/45215#comments accident pembroke Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:36:32 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45215 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Man accused of punching patron at bar in Elba http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-punching-patron-bar-elba/45206 <p><strong>Samuel Christopher Dilcher</strong>, 31, of Lewiston Road, Oakfield, is charged with assault, 3rd. Dilcher is accused of punching a patron in the face at the Stumblin Inn in Elba causing the person to require medical attention, including several stitches. Dilcher was issued an appearance ticket.</p> <p><strong>Justin David Moscato</strong>, 21, of Riddle Road, Lockport, is charged with driving while impaired by drugs and uninspected motor vehicle. Moscato was arrested following a citizen complaint of a person staggering around a vehicle at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at a location on Hopkins Road, Pembroke.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-punching-patron-bar-elba/45206#comments crime elba pembroke Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:38:03 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45206 at http://thebatavian.com THE HARLEM WIZARDS ARE COMING TO ELBA CENTRAL SCHOOL http://thebatavian.com/events/harlem-wizards-are-coming-elba-central-school/45016 <p>The Harlem Wizards are coming to Elba Central School Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:30pm to play in a Stan Sherwood Memorial Game sponsored by Post Dairy Farms, Eugene Bezon Farms and Mugs and More. The Wizards will take on the Sherwood Shooters, a home team featuring Genesee Region teachers, coaches, principals, pastors, family and friends! The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and it will guarantee to put a smile on your face! This event is hosted by Batavia Assembly of God Church. They have brought the Wizards into town to help benefit two great causes. A portion will go towards the Stan Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Award to be given to one boy and one girl in the Genesee League, another portion will go towards the Building Project of Assembly of God Church. The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. Its two hours of family fun where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you&rsquo;re in the stands, you&rsquo;re more than a spectator; you&rsquo;re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. Tickets purchased before the event are $10 for adults $9 for students. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Batavia Assembly of God Church located at 24 North Spruce Street in Batavia, M&amp;T Bank on Main Street in Elba and Chaps Restaurant on Main Street in Elba. Tickets will also be available on the day of the game at Elba Central School, 57 South Main Street for $12 for adults and $10 for students or you may purchase your tickets online at <a href="http://www.Harlemwizards.com" title="www.Harlemwizards.com">www.Harlemwizards.com</a> (.99 additional cost with on line orders). There will be a concession stand and a basket raffle as well. Doors open at 6:00pm. Don&rsquo;t miss this Awe-Inspiring Family Fun Filled Event. We hope to see you there. For more information you may call the church at 585-343-8521.</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">October 14, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span></div> </div> http://thebatavian.com/events/harlem-wizards-are-coming-elba-central-school/45016#comments Attica batavia Albion alexander Byron Bergen elba LeRoy Oakfield Pavilion pembroke Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:05:33 +0000 Tracy Byrnes 45016 at http://thebatavian.com Football Round Up: Week #4 http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/football-round-week-4/44867 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/2014-09-26_alexander_v_holley-3730.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Alexander 28, Holley 0</strong>. On homecoming night, the Trojans shut down Holley and scored 28 points. The scoring started with a punt return for a TD by Sam Browne. Browne also had two receptions in the game for 110 yards and a TD. &nbsp;LB Derrick Busch scored on a 20-yard dash after scooping up a blocked punt. Busch also had a 30-yard TD reception. Jared Browne made both TD tosses. Zach Shilvock was 4-4 on PATs. Tristan had 10 carries for 82 yards.&nbsp;Defensively, LB Tyler Laird had 8 tackles. &nbsp;LB Cody Trezcieski had 7 tackles. &nbsp;LB Jake Wozniak had an interception as did DB Tristan Aldinger, who now has 2 picks on the season.&nbsp; Alexander is 2-1 in the GR and 2-2 on the season.</p> <p><strong>Notre Dame 28, Pembroke 18</strong>. The Fighting Irish spoiled Pembroke&#39;s homecoming by erasing a 12-7 deficit in the second half. Joe Zickl was 3-7 passing for 45 yards and a TD for Notre Dame. Jack Sutherland rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries and Peter Daversa had 47 on 18. Zickl and Jacob Weatherwax both scored on the ground. Josh Johson had a TD reception and gained 52 yards on three catches. For Pembroke, Mitch Lewter was 5 for 12 passing for 63 yards and a TD. Dakota Swimline had 81 yards on 15 carries and a TD. Cal Neurohr rushed for 77 yards on 23 attempts and scored a TD. &nbsp;Swimline also had five catches for 63 yards and a TD. &nbsp;On defense, Zickl had 13 tackles.</p> <p><strong>Le Roy 61, Cuba-Rushford</strong>, 13. The Oatkan Knights continued to pound its way through its regular season schedule with its fourth straight big-margin victory. Ryan McQuillen scored four touchdowns, with two on punt returns, along with a TD on the ground and one through the air. He had a total of 184 yards gained on the night. &nbsp;Tom Kelso rushed for 165 yards on nine carries, including longs of 58 and 61 yards. Nick Egeling had 13 carries for 72 yards and a TD. Brian Hodges scored a TD. Mike McMullen only completed three passes on 10 attempts, but all three were for scores (42, 43 and 15 yards). Kelso had eight tackles, Egeling six, along with an incerceptions and fumble recovery. Luke Hogle had six tackles and McMullen and McQuillen had five each. McMullen also had a fumble recovery.</p> <p><strong>Batavia 31,&nbsp;Dansville 17</strong>. The Blue Devils improved to 3-1.&nbsp;Greg Mruczek 10-18 passing for 165 yds and four touchdowns.&nbsp;Ahdeosun Aiken had 6 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;Jarrett Laskett had three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.&nbsp;Anthony Gallo caught three passes for 55 yards and racked up 190 yds in kick returns.&nbsp;James Cryer had 9 tackles.&nbsp;Trevor Rittersback, 8 tackles.&nbsp;Devon Koepp had 7 tackles.&nbsp;Gunner Rapone, 6 tackles.&nbsp;Dominick Mogavero, 5 tackles. Dansville is now 2-2.</p> <p>There&#39;s one game this afternoon, Oakfield-Alabama at Elba/Bryron-Bergen.</p> <p>For coverage of Geneseo at Perry last night on the <em>Wyoming County Free Press</em>, <a href="http://www.wyomingcountyfreepress.com/howard-owens/perry-unable-to-solve-geneseos-ground-attack/41113" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><em>Alexander/Holley photos by Rick Franclemont. &nbsp;<a href="http://francletography.photoshelter.com/gallery/2014-09-26-Varsity-v-Holley/G0000tjxzjIAWUck/C0000UyZNM8bZy6Y" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more. &nbsp; Pembroke/Notre Dame photos by Rick D. Fraclemont. For more pictures, <a href="http://francletography.photoshelter.com/gallery/2014-09-26-Pembroke-Varsity-vs-Notre-Dame/G0000XeZBE.mUDOM/C0000mdPbcmlBR5g" target="_blank">click here</a>.</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/2014-09-26_alexander_v_holley-3972.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/2014-09-26_alexander_v_holley-3730.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/rdf_3177_2.jpg" /></p> <p>Pembroke&#39;s Cal Neurohr &nbsp;blocking for Mitch Lewter &nbsp;after an interception</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/rdf_3083_2.jpg" /></p> <p>Pembroke&#39;s Dylan Miserantino tackeling Notre Dame&#39;s Peter Daversa</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/rdf_3258_2.jpg" /></p> <p>Pembroke&#39;s Mitch Lewter with a straight arm on Notre Dame&#39;s C.J. Suozzi</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/rdf_3365_1.jpg" /></p> <p>Pembroke&#39;s ake Jasinski with a tackle on Notre Dame&#39;s Jack Sutherland</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/rdf_3648_3.jpg" /></p> <p>Notre Dame&#39;s Jack Sutherland being pursued by Pembroke&#39;s Dakota Swimline</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/football-round-week-4/44867#comments batavia alexander football high school sports Le Roy pembroke sports Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:23:15 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44867 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Night manager at Flying J accused of stealing http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-night-manager-flying-j-accused-stealing/44860 <p><strong>Denise Kay Kumpf</strong>, 46, of Roberts Road, Alabama, is charged with grand larceny 4th degree. Kumpf, who was a night manager at Flying J Travel Center, is accused of loading $1,000 onto a NetSpend prepaid card without placing money for it in the cash register.</p> <p><strong>Joseph D. Summers Jr.</strong>, 27, of 103 West Main Street, B-3 A-6, Le Roy, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Summers was charged after children ages 2 and 3 were found wandering unattended, away from their residence, on Sept. 16. &nbsp;Police allege this is the third time this year in which children under the care of Summers were found wandering unattended.</p> <p><span><strong>Kasiem Marquis Burks</strong>, 18, of Trina Circle, Syracuse, is charged with trespass. Burks is accused of being on College Village property after being banned from the property.</span></p> <p><strong>Daisha Monet Spence</strong>, 18, of Batavia Stafford Townline Road, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Also charged, <strong>Naja Frances Adams</strong>, 18, of Batavia Stafford Townline Road, Batavia, and <strong>Shantina Marie Brewer</strong>, 19,&nbsp;of Batavia Stafford Townline Road, Batavia. Spence, Adams and Brewer are accused of shoplifting at Walmart. Allegedly the trio grabbed $441.73 in merchandise and fled the store. Their vehicle was later located by deputies Joseph Graff and Chad Minuto.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-night-manager-flying-j-accused-stealing/44860#comments batavia Alabama crime pembroke Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:52:09 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44860 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Man accused of stealing laser from employer and pawning it http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-stealing-laser-employer-and-pawning-it/44776 <p><strong>Stephen Michael Esposito</strong><span>, </span>25, of Folsomdale Road, Cowlesville, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 4th, and falsifying business records. Esposito allegedly stole a Spectra Precision Model 412 Laser from his employer in Stafford and then pawned it in Batavia, signing a document at the time stating he owned the property.</p> <p><strong>Robert W. Plantiko Jr.</strong>, 29, of Thorpe Street, Batavia, is charged with burglary, 1st, robbery, 1st, menacing, 2nd, assault, 3rd, and criminal mischief. Plantiko was arrested on a warrant stemming from an alleged incident Sept. 5 at 105 Watson St., Batavia. Plantiko was jailed without bail. Plantiko was also charged with harassment, 2nd, for allegedly punching another person during an alleged altercation at 7:09 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Ellicott Street, Batavia.</p> <p>A 16-year-old resident of Roanoke Road, Pavilion, is charged with obstructing governmental administration and hindering prosecution, 2nd. The youth is accused of not allowing police into a residence on Thorpe Street at 10:06 p.m., Friday, when police showed up with a felony arrest warrant for Robert Plantiko. The youth was observed by Officer Frank Klimjack allegedly trying to hide Plantiko inside a kitchen cupboard.</p> <p><strong>Samuel Gene Coughlin Jr.</strong>, 18, of Pratt Road, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Coughlin was charged after police were dispatched at 2:53 a.m. Thursday to the parking lot on Jefferson Square on a suspicious condition complaint. A 17-year-old resident of West Main Street Road, Batavia, was also charged.</p> <p><strong>Aaron L. Klein</strong>, 43, of Harvester Avenue, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st. Klein was arrested following an investigation by Officer Marc Lawrence into a property damage accident reported at 2:57 p.m. Sunday at 34 Clinton St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Bobby L. Mobley Jr.</strong>, 29, of Bank Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana over eight ounces. Mobley turned himself in on an alleged incident from Sept. 14. He was allegedly found in possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana during a traffic stop on Jackson Street.</p> <p><strong>Maleak Hakeem Green</strong>, 21, of South Main Street, Batavia, is charged with failure to obey a court order. Green allegedly violated a court order of protection.</p> <p><strong>David W. Zengulis</strong>, 51, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .18 or greater. Zengulis was stopped at 9:06 a.m. Friday on Ellicott Street, Batavia, by Officer Frank Klimjack. Zengulis submitted to a breath test and allegedly registered a BAC of .30.</p> <p><strong>Mckayla J. Kosiorek</strong>, 20, of South Jackson Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant. Kosiorek was located at an address on Hutchins Street while police investigated an unrelated matter. Kosiorek was allegedly found to have a warrant for failure to appear.</p> <p><strong>Mark T. Zdrejewski</strong>, 61, of Meyer Road, North Tonawanda, is charged with four counts of issuing a bad check. Zdrejewski allegedly issued bad checks to a local business. He was arrested on a warrant.</p> <p><span><strong>Ty&rsquo;ree D. Winkfield</strong>, </span>16&nbsp;of Washington Avenue, Albion, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 3rd, a Class D felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Winfield was stopped by Le Roy PD for an alleged traffic violation. Upon investigation, it was determined the vehicle he was driving was allegedly stolen from Albion. Winkfield was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.</p> <p><span><strong>Charles F. Chidsey</strong>, </span>28, of Clay Street, Le Roy, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Chidsey was arrested following a complaint of loud music.</p> <p><span><strong>Brian Wilson Herke</strong>,</span> 29, of Townline Road, Byron, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle. Herke was stopped at 11:24 p.m. Sunday on Townline Road, Byron, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><span><strong>Shannon M. Malone</strong>, </span>42, of Route 98 Road, Varysburg, is charged with petit larceny. Malone is accused of shoplifting at Walmart.</p> <p><strong>Arthur Wayne Adner</strong>, 66, of Cobblestone Court, Holley, is charged with possession or transport or offer for sale of unstamped cigarettes. Adner was stopped at 11:26 a.m. Sept. 16 on Judge Road, Alabama, by Deputy Joseph Corona. Adner allegedly possessed 1,800 untaxed cigarettes.</p> <p><strong>Mitchell Andrew Cummings</strong>, 23, of Byron Road, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation. Cummings was stopped at 11:43 p.m. Friday on Byron Holley Road, Byron, by Deputy Joseph Corona for allegedly driving without a seat belt.</p> <p><strong>Amanda Rose McDonald-Mruczek</strong>, 32, of Pringle Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for an attempted petit larceny charge.&nbsp;McDonald-Mruczek was arrested following an appearance in City Court for alleged failure to appear on an attempted petit larceny charge. She was jailed on $250.</p> <p><strong>Timothy S. Spiotta</strong>, 46, of Oakfield, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and speeding. Spiotta was stopped at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday on Farnsworth Avenue, Oakfield, by State Police.</p> <p><strong>Roger W. Little</strong>, 47, of Byron, is charged with criminal mischief and harassment. Little was arrested by State Police. No further details released.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-stealing-laser-employer-and-pawning-it/44776#comments batavia byron crime Le Roy pembroke Stafford Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:02:02 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44776 at http://thebatavian.com