http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/445/ en Photos: Snowscape on Oatka Trail Road, Le Roy http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-snowscape-oatka-trail-road-le-roy/42276 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/weatherleroyapril242014.jpg" /></p> <p>A dusting of April snow made for a beautiful drive this afternoon on Oatka Trail Road in Le Roy.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/weatherleroyapril242014-2.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-snowscape-oatka-trail-road-le-roy/42276#comments Le Roy weather Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:53:50 +0000 Howard Owens 42276 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 Le Roy PD trying to identify person who put glue in locks of liquor store http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-pd-trying-identify-person-who-put-glue-locks-liquor-store/42177 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/millstrwinesuspectap10.jpg" /></p> <p>Sometime during the early morning hours March 8, a person put glue inside the door locks of Mill Street Wine and Liquors, according to Le Roy PD.</p> <p>The purpose of the act is undetermined but investigators speculate it could have been to further a crime or aid in a future crime.</p> <p>The locks were damaged.</p> <p>Investigators are looking for the public&#39;s assistance in identifying the man in the photo above.</p> <p>Anybody with information that may help the investigation are asked to contact Le Roy PD at (585) 345-6350.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-pd-trying-identify-person-who-put-glue-locks-liquor-store/42177#comments crime Le Roy Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:50:31 +0000 Howard Owens 42177 at http://thebatavian.com Candlelight vigil in Le Roy honors the memory of Joshua Mouery http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/candlelight-vigil-le-roy-honors-memory-joshua-mouery/42116 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/candlelightapril52014.jpg" /></p> <p>More than 100 Le Roy High School students and community members attended a candlelight vigil tonight at the Le Roy Fire Hall in honor of <a href="http://thebatavian.com/obituaries/42058/joshua-ian-mouery" target="_blank">Joshua Ian Mouery</a>, who died six days ago at age 16.</p> <p>The vigil was organized by Le Roy students Joseph Pratt, Josh Janiszeski and Amy Kaplun.</p> <p>Pratt said Mouery was a best friend and urged all who attended to remember all of the good times with Josh and carry him in their hearts for the rest of their lives.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/candlelightapril52014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/candlelightapril52014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/candlelightapril52014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/candlelightapril52014-5.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/candlelight-vigil-le-roy-honors-memory-joshua-mouery/42116#comments Le Roy Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:38:42 +0000 Howard Owens 42116 at http://thebatavian.com Man indicted on 16 counts involving six children under 17 http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/man-indicted-16-counts-involving-six-children-under-17/42077 <p>These are the latest indictments issued by the Genesee County Grand Jury.</p> <p><strong>Marino M. Marasciulo III</strong> is indicted on 16 criminal counts, including third-degree rape, all alleged to have occurred in the Town of Bergen. In late January or early February, 2013, this adult over the age of 21, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a person under 17, a Class E felony. In count two, the defendant is accused of allegedly engaging in oral sexual conduct with a person under 17, also a Class E felony. In count three of the indictment, the defendant is accused of forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor. In or about July 2012, for intentionally and for no legitimate purpose, Marasciulo allegedly forcibly touched the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person or for the purpose of gratifying the actor&#39;s sexual desire. In count four, Marasciulo is accused of a Class A misdemeanor, in or about July 2012, for allegedly knowingly acting in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less that 17 or directed or authorized such child to engage in an occupation involving substantial risk of danger to her life or health. In count five, the defendant is accused of the same conduct as in count four but in April or May 2013 and with a second child under 17. In counts six and seven (Summer of 2012), eight (Summer of 2012 -- May 2013) and nine (late January or early February 2013) the defendant is accused of the same conduct but with a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth child, respectively. The remaining seven counts, all Class A misdemeanors, are for unlawfully dealing with a child for allegedly providing alcohol to a person or persons under 21.</p> <p><strong>Shadow S. Jonathan</strong> is indicted for the crime of second-degree assault, a Class D violent felony, for allegedly intending to cause, and causing, physical injury to another person or a third person by means of a dangerous instrument, a wooden beam, on Sept. 13 in the Town of Alabama. On the same date, the defendant is also accused of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony, for allegedly intending to cause physical injury and attempting to cause such injury by means of a dangerous instrument, a metal stake.</p> <p><strong>Nicole M. Dellapenna</strong> is indicted for second-degree assault, a Class D violent felony, for allegedly intending to cause physical injury to another person, causing injury to the person or a third person by means of a dangerous instrument, a knife, in the Town of Le Roy of Aug. 24. She is accused of criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, a Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly knowingly possessing a dagger or dangerous knife or other dangerous instrument or weapon with intent to use the same unlawfully against another.</p> <p><strong>Matthew A. Beccue</strong> is indicted for allegedly driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. On Nov. 22 in the City of Batavia, he drove a 1994 Chevrolet in the parking lot of a gas station and on Route 63 and on Liberty Street all while allegedly intoxicated. In count two, he is accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated, also a Class E felony, for allegedly have a BAC of .18 or more.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/man-indicted-16-counts-involving-six-children-under-17/42077#comments batavia bergen crime Grand Jury Le Roy Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:20:57 +0000 Billie Owens 42077 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Registered sex offender turns himself in on change of address charge http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-registered-sex-offender-turns-himself-change-address-charge/42072 <p><strong>Wayne D. Potter</strong>, 30, of Batavia, is charged with failure to notify of change of address and offering a false instrument for filing. Potter is a registered level 2 sex offender. He allegedly failed to register a change of address and turned himself in after learning police were looking for him. Potter was jailed without bail.</p> <p><strong>Stephen A. Lewis II</strong>, 33, of 14 Highland Park, Batavia, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th. Lewis is accused of damaging the door of another tenant at 14 Highland Park, Batavia, with a shovel. Lewis was jailed on $1,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>James Rocco Soccio</strong>, 32, of Ross Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant stemming from an unregistered motor vehicle charge. Soccio posted bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>James J. Preedom</strong>, 29, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th, and harassment, 2nd. Preedom is accused of pushing another person during an alleged incident reported at 3:30 a.m., Monday. Preedom also allegedly broke a chair and damaged a wall.</p> <p><strong>Jeffrey W. Kuyal</strong>, 22, of 839 Chili Ave., lot J147, Churchville, is charged with petit larceny; <strong>Jazmin L. Kuyal</strong>, 25, of 66 Lake Street, Le Roy, is harassment, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Jeffrey was arrested by Le Roy PD for allegedly shoplifting from a village business. As he was being led from the store by a police officer, Jazmin allegedly struck Jeffrey in front of police. Police say Jeffrey and Jazmin are cousins. When a police officer attempted to arrest Jazmin, Jazmin allegedly struggled with the officer and became combative, refusing to get into the patrol vehicle. Jazmin was also found to have a warrant out of Orleans County. Jazmin was jailed on $1,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Mark Anthony Cicero</strong>, 45, of Dolbeer Street, Perry, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to obey traffic device. Cicero was stopped at 12:20 a.m. on Perry Road, Pavilion, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Randy J. Rowe</strong>, 32, of Rochester, was arrested as a fugitive and is also charged with criminal mischief, 3rd. Rowe was arrested in the Town of Batavia on Monday by State Police. No further details released.</p> <p>NOTE: The Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office is now posting a list of people with outstanding warrants. The list can be found on <a href="http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/sheriff/" target="_blank">the county Web site under NEW Warrants</a>. For the current list, <a href="http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/geneseecounty/departments/sheriff/uploads/Sheriff_Web_Page___April_1__2014.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a> (PDF).</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-registered-sex-offender-turns-himself-change-address-charge/42072#comments batavia crime Le Roy Pavilion Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Howard Owens 42072 at http://thebatavian.com Car strikes pole, minor injuries, at Main and Bator, Le Roy http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-strikes-pole-minor-injuries-main-and-bator-le-roy/42041 <p>A car-into-pole accident with minor injuries is reported in Le Roy at the intersection of Main and Bator roads. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-strikes-pole-minor-injuries-main-and-bator-le-roy/42041#comments accidents Le Roy Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:25:26 +0000 Billie Owens 42041 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Woman accused of hitting person's head with a brick http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-woman-accused-hitting-persons-head-brick/42008 <p><strong>Rose H. Chiauzzi</strong>, 22, of 154 W. Court St., Warsaw, is charged with felony assault and criminal mischief, 4th. Chiauzzi allegedly grabbed a brick during an argument in the Village of Le Roy and struck the victim on the back of the head causing an injury that required an ambulance transport to an area hospital. Chiauzzi also allegedly damaged the windshield and sunroof of the victim&#39;s vehicle. Chiauzzi was jailed on $5,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Jeffrey W. Scott</strong>, 31, of 14 Lake St., Apt. #3, Le Roy, is charged with issuing a bad check. Scott allegedly wrote a check based on insufficient funds at a business in the Village of Le Roy and then failed to make payment for the check.</p> <p><strong>Heather K. Wilcox-Villa</strong>, 43, of 9624 Clipnock Road, Stafford, is charged with petit larceny. Wilcox-Villa is accused of shoplifting at a business in the Village of Le Roy. She allegedly concealed a bottle of perfume in her purse and left the store without paying for it.</p> <p><strong>Marcus Allen Ciociola</strong>, 18, of West Main Street, Corfu, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Ciociola allegedly kicked another person during at dispute. He was jailed on $800 bail.</p> <p><strong>Andrei Peter Sliker</strong>, 23, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st. Sliker allegedly violated an order of protection. He was jailed on $5,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Todd Patrick Gately</strong>, 22, of Long Pond Road, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, uninspected motor vehicle and failure to obey traffic device. Gately was stopped at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Townline Road, Bergen, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Judith E. Peterson</strong>, 53, of Lancaster, is charged with DWI. State Police responded to a report at 11:18 p.m., March 23, on Bernd Road, Le Roy, of one vehicle striking a car parked in a driveway following a report of a domestic dispute. Troopers located Peterson walking on Bernd Road. State Police alleged Peterson was driving the vehicle that struck the parked car and then tried to leave the scene on foot. She allegedly failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .17.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-woman-accused-hitting-persons-head-brick/42008#comments batavia corfu crime Le Roy Stafford Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:21:06 +0000 Howard Owens 42008 at http://thebatavian.com Le Roy fire puts new Rescue 66 into service http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-fire-puts-new-rescue-66-service/41953 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-7.jpg" /></p> <p>The Le Roy Volunteer Fire Department dedicated a new truck Monday night and officially put it in service.</p> <p>The truck is a 45-foot-long heavy rescue, Rescue 66, that replaces a Peterbuilt that was put into service in 1994.</p> <p>A rescue carries no water. Rather it is filled with tools that can be used on every type of call a fire department might handle, from structure fires and accidents to water rescues.</p> <p>In fact, the new truck contains a compartment just for an inflatable boat.</p> <p>&quot;We used to mount a steel boat on top of one of the pumpers and tie it down and drive down the road with a boat on top of a pumper,&quot; Chief Tom Wood said. &quot;Now we have an inflatable boat in a compartment on a truck where it&#39;s always ready to go at a moments notice.&quot;</p> <p>The cost of the truck was $690,000 and paid for by fire district taxes.</p> <p>Among the trucks tools are cutting and spreading tools for vehicle extrication, various axes and saws and picks, a couple of extra hoses, brooms for brush fires and a cascade air tank system.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s basically a rolling tool box,&quot; Wood said.</p> <p>The air tank system will give Le Roy the ability to refill air packs for City of Batavia fire as well as other departments in the county. Typically, Darien fire has responded to fires in the city to provide support on air pack supply, but the new truck will provide another option for City fire.</p> <p>At 45-feet-long, Rescue 66 is among the biggest rescue trucks in the county.</p> <p>It can carry six firefighters.</p> <p>&quot;It rolls on every call for us, whether it&#39;s a brush fire, because it&#39;s got rehab on it for heat, structure fire air, or just for manpower,&quot; Wood said. &quot;If another department in the county calls for manpower, this is the truck that&#39;s going to go.&quot;</p> <p>Deacon Dave Ehrhart performed the blessing for the truck and the department members who attended the ceremony.</p> <p><em>To find out more about becoming a volunteer firefighter, visit <a href="http://ReadyGenesee.com" target="_blank">ReadyGenesee.com</a>.</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014.jpg" /></p> <p>Chief Tom Wood shows off some of the tool storage on Rescue 66.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/rescue66dedicationmarch242014-8.jpg" /></p> <p>Compartment with inflatable boat, engine and water rescue gear.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-fire-puts-new-rescue-66-service/41953#comments Le Roy Le Roy Fire Department Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:28:12 +0000 Howard Owens 41953 at http://thebatavian.com 'Baseball Furies' win LCCP dodgeball tournament http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/baseball-furies-win-lccp-dodgeball-tournament/41949 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/dodgeball2014.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p class="rteindent1">The Le Roy Christian Community Project hosted its 2nd annual tournament this past Saturday, March 22. Ten teams, consisting of 6-10 players competed in the all day tournament. The teams were: Gone Postal, Don&rsquo;t Hassle the Hoff, The Rotarians, The Dodgefathers, Baseball Furies, Squad Grey, One Dodge Wonders, Perpetual Hedonism, Dirty Dodgers, and Boom Goes the Dynamite.</p> <p class="rteindent1">The teams and spectators came out to Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center in Le Roy to raise funds for the organization and enjoy a fun-filled day of competition.</p> <p class="rteindent1">The tournament ended with a match between Baseball Furies and Don&rsquo;t Hassle the Hoff. Don&rsquo;t Hassle the Hoff came from the losers bracket and took set 1 with a game count of 3-2, forcing a second and final set. It looked like team Don&rsquo;t Hassle the Hoff was going to take the gold, leaping to a 2-0 start the second set, but Baseball Furies answered back with three straight wins to close out the tournament. Medals from Joe&#39;s Awards and Trophies of Batavia were awarded to each member of the team.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Overall Results:<br /> 1st Place - Baseball Furies<br /> 2nd Place - Don&#39;t Hassle the Hoff<br /> 3rd Place - Perpetual Hedonism<br /> 4th Place - Gone Postal<br /> 5th Place - One Dodge Wonders &amp; Squad Grey<br /> 7th Place - Dirty Dodgers &amp; Boom Goes the Dynamite<br /> 9th Place - The Dodgefathers &amp; The Rotarians</p> <p class="rteindent1">Pictured are the tournament champions, the Team Baseball Furries: Jarrod Miner, Thomas Sigler, Brandon Dries, Tyler Streeter, Brad Streeter, Joe Chimino, Jamie Chimino, Joe Chimino, Sr. Jordan Charcola and Tim Ruffin.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/baseball-furies-win-lccp-dodgeball-tournament/41949#comments dodgeball Le Roy Le Roy Christian Community Project sports Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:54:27 +0000 Howard Owens 41949 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Man accused of stealing more than $3K from grandmother http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-stealing-more-3k-grandmother/41940 <p><strong>Bruce Jeramie Brade</strong>, 33, of Galloway Road, Batavia, is charged with grand larceny, 3rd, and seven counts of forgery, 2nd. Brade allegedly stole checks from his grandmother over the course of several months in 2013 while he was living with her. The value of the checks allegedly totaled $3,680. Brade was jailed on $15,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Landon Wayne Carroll,</strong> 32, of Buell Street, Akron, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd. Carroll was stopped at 12:32 a.m. Saturday on Oak Street, Batavia, by Officer Chad Richards.</p> <p><strong>Samantha L .Tennity</strong>, 19, of Hall Street, Batavia, was arrested on a City Court Warrant. No further details released. Tennity was reported by the Sheriff&#39;s Office, also, as being arrested on a bench warrant from Town of Batavia Court. She was jailed on $1,000 bail or $2,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Tiffany M. Neal</strong>, 22, of 115 State St., upper, Batavia, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police responded to a call for assistance at Neal&#39;s residence and allegedly found Neal and her 1-year-old child living in &quot;deplorable conditions.&quot; Neal was issued an appearance ticket. DSS assisted in the investigation.</p> <p><strong>Joshua L. Baltz</strong>, 37, of Old Meadow Lane, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Baltz is accused of shoplifting from Kwik Fill.</p> <p><strong>Lauralee Pacer</strong>, 28, of Jackson Street, Batavia, is charged with aggravated harassment. Pacer allegedly sent a man she knew 75 &quot;unwanted and annoying text messages that served no legitimate purpose.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Samantha A. Bowles</strong>, 24, of East Main Street, Le Roy, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to pay a fine from a previous conviction on disorderly conduct. Bowles was jailed on $200 bail.</p> <p><strong>Joey Aaron Evans</strong>, 23, of State Street, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to comply with drug court. Evans was jailed on $100,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Chiyannon J. Bundy</strong>, 26, of Main Street, Le Roy, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to appear. Bundy was jailed on $200 bail.</p> <p><strong>Kyle Robert Washington</strong>, 24, of South Lake Road, Pavilion, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, public appearance under the influence of a narcotic or drug, and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway. Washington was arrested at 11:59 p.m. Saturday at 572 E. Main St., Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Tracy Lee Moore</strong>, 47, of Asbury Road, Le Roy, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, refusal to take breath test and failure to keep right. Moore was stopped 2:08 a.m. Sunday on Oak Orchard Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Dalton Allan Long</strong>, 19, of West Main Street, Caledonia, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, 5th. Long is accused of possessing property that was reported stolen in Oakfield in September 2013.</p> <p><strong>Jeffrey L. Smith</strong>, 44, of Vinton Road, Irondequoit, is charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, 5th. Smith is accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart. Smith reportedly left in a vehicle and was located later, allegedly in possession of stolen property.</p> <p><strong>Michael Francis Hurley</strong>, 42, of Marine Drive, Buffalo, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and insufficient headlamps. Hurley was stopped at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday on West Main Street, Batavia, by Deputy James Diehl.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-man-accused-stealing-more-3k-grandmother/41940#comments batavia crime Le Roy Pavilion Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:56:03 +0000 Howard Owens 41940 at http://thebatavian.com Crash on bridge over Route 490, Le Roy responding http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/crash-bridge-over-route-490-le-roy-responding/41916 <p>An injury accident is reported on a bridge over Route 490 in Le Roy. One car is blocking traffic. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:24 p.m.: &quot;Patient transported. Roadway cleared. Le Roy assignment back in service,&quot; says the chief on scene.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/crash-bridge-over-route-490-le-roy-responding/41916#comments accidents Le Roy Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:54:34 +0000 Billie Owens 41916 at http://thebatavian.com Le Roy PTSO hosts weeklong Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/le-roy-ptso-hosts-weeklong-scholastic-book-fair-starting-monday/41888 <p><strong>The Le Roy Parent Teacher Service Organization will host a weeklong Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday, March 24, at Wolcott Street School.</strong></p> <p><strong>Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 24-25; from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 26-27; and from 4 to 8 p.m. March 28.</strong></p> <p><strong>Wolcott Street School is located at 2-6 Trigon Park. Find the Book Fair in Room 103.</strong></p> <p>Students, faculty and the community are invited to attend the event, which helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. Funds raised will help purchase books for classroom libraries at the school.</p> <p>The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.</p> <p>The Book Fair helps celebrate the monthlong Parents As Reading Partners initiative. Parents As Reading Partners &mdash; or PARP &mdash; is a collaborative effort among parents, staff, and community to build a reading partnership between the home and school. PARP programs encourage parents to read with their children for at least 15 minutes per day. Experts say learning to read is the single most important activity in a child&rsquo;s education.</p> <p>Book Fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List program. In addition, the Book Fair will feature the &ldquo;All for Books&rdquo; program, which allows youngsters to share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the Book Fair for students who can&rsquo;t buy books and for classroom libraries.</p> <p>Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to 1 million books, which go to national nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Kids in Distressed Situations and Kids In Need Foundation.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/le-roy-ptso-hosts-weeklong-scholastic-book-fair-starting-monday/41888#comments announcements Le Roy Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:24:38 +0000 Billie Owens 41888 at http://thebatavian.com Thank You Le Roy http://thebatavian.com/jennifer-keys/thank-you-le-roy/41855 <p>I&#39;d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you the last four years. I have learned a great deal during this time and look forward to public service again in the future. I completed most of what I started out to do and started a few new things too. It has been an amazing time that I am grateful for. Congratulations to my running mate, Bill Kettle; to Bob Taylor on winning re-election; and John Mangefrida for running and putting himself out there. Bill is an amazing candidate with awesome ideas and a great deal of energy. Having him in office is an exciting time for our community. Thank you so much to everyone who helped during the election and to everyone who voted. Thank you to my amazing family for all of your help and sacrifices the last four years. Don&#39;t give up on your ideas and vision; anyone who knows me knows I certainly won&#39;t.</p> <p>Envision a Re-Charged Le Roy!</p> http://thebatavian.com/jennifer-keys/thank-you-le-roy/41855#comments Le Roy Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:02:13 +0000 Jennifer Keys 41855 at http://thebatavian.com Incumbents get unexpected challenger in Corfu; Taylor and Kettle win in Le Roy http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/incumbents-get-unexpected-challenger-corfu-taylor-and-kettle-win-le-roy/41854 <p>The only election in Genesee County tonight that was supposed to be contested was in Le Roy, but a last-minute write-in campaign in Corfu made that vote suddenly interesting.</p> <p>Nick Skeet -- son of former mayor Todd Skeet -- decided just a week ago or so that he wanted to try and win a seat on the village board.</p> <p>He got 17 write-in votes tonight, which wasn&#39;t enough to close the gap on incumbents Art Ianni (31 votes) and Ken Laurer (53 votes).</p> <p>&quot;I don&#39;t like some of the things going on at meetings,&quot; Skeet said after the votes were tallied. &quot;I still don&#39;t like the way the village is being run. I think we can do a better job. I just think everything can done for the better interest of Corfu. There are details I don&#39;t like that I&#39;d rather not get into.&quot;</p> <p>Asked if he was targeting a specific incumbent with his write-in campaign, he said he wasn&#39;t. Asked to explain what was bothering him at meetings, he wouldn&#39;t go into details.</p> <p>The village government has been a bit of a soap opera for about two years, ever since an investigation was opened into missing court funds. A year ago, Ralph Peterson was elected mayor and immediately became a controversial figure in local politics. Facing pressure to resign, Peterson took medical leave and has been on leave for about six months.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in Le Roy, one incumbent won reelection and another lost.</p> <p>The winners were Robert Taylor, a longtime village trustee, and Bill Kettle, a local businessman. Trustee Jennifer Keys lost as did challenger John Mangefrida.</p> <p>Taylor had 279 votes, Kettle, 267, Mangefrida, 228 and Keys, 191.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/incumbents-get-unexpected-challenger-corfu-taylor-and-kettle-win-le-roy/41854#comments corfu Le Roy Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:56:10 +0000 Howard Owens 41854 at http://thebatavian.com