http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/573/ en Photo: Barn off Ellicott Street Road, Pavilion http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-barn-ellicott-street-road-pavilion/44248 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/barnroute63aug1920-14.jpg" /></p> <p>A barn off Ellicott Street Road, Pavilion. Photo taken this morning.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-barn-ellicott-street-road-pavilion/44248#comments BARNS Pavilion Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:03:16 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44248 at http://thebatavian.com UPDATED: Tractor-trailer on its side on Route 63, Pavilion http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/updated-tractor-trailer-its-side-route-63-pavilion/44243 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/truckover63_aug192014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>A tractor-trailer has reportedly rolled onto its side on Route 63, near River Road, in Pavilion.</p> <p>Pavilion fire is dispatched.</p> <p>UPDATE 7:55 a.m.: A firefighter on location reports extrication will be needed.</p> <p>UPDATE 8:08 a.m.: A diesel tank has ruptured. A large amount of fuel has spilled. Emergency Services requested to the scene. Pads and booms requested.</p> <p>UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: One lane on northbound Route 63 remains closed. It&#39;s going to be awhile before it reopens. This morning, authorities were waiting for NYS DOT to come out and remove the guard rail on the east shoulder. The truck can&#39;t be pulled forward because of a large cement culvert outlet directly ahead of it. The DEC wanted the remaining diesel fuel from both tanks offloaded first, too. A good deal of fuel spilled down the drainage ditch that runs along the side of the road. Firefighters seem to have stopped the drainage about 100 yards south of the accident scene. The driver apparently fell asleep. He was transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.</p> <p>UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: Route 63 is closed in both directions pending removal of the disabled tractor-trailer.</p> <p>UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: The tractor-trailer has been removed. The road should reopen shortly.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/truckover63_aug192014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/truckover63_aug192014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/truckover63_aug192014-4.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/updated-tractor-trailer-its-side-route-63-pavilion/44243#comments accident Pavilion Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:53:40 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44243 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Alleged erratic bike riding leads to drug arrest http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alleged-erratic-bike-riding-leads-drug-arrest/44138 <p><strong>Shannon H. Dick</strong><span>, 33, of Bank Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right on a bicycle while in the roadway and failure to stop before entering a roadway on a bicycle. Dick was observed by Officer Jason Davis allegedly operating her bicycle in an unsafe manner and acting suspicious while leaving a residence on State Street.</span></p> <p><strong>Andrew J. Paladino</strong>, 35, of Shelter Street, Rochester, was taken into a custody on a warrant out of Family Court. Paladino was jailed on $2,500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Allen W. Gray</strong>, 34, of Oak Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd, criminal mischief, 4th, and criminal contempt, 1st. Gray is accused of grabbing a person by the shirt, shoving him and knocking him off his bike. The victim&#39;s shirt was stretched, a necklace was broken and his right knee scratched. Gray is under court order to stay away from the alleged victim.</p> <p><strong>Tyrone L. Doward Jr.</strong>, 24, of East Avenue, Lockport, is charged with criminal trespass, 2nd. Doward was arrested after an investigation of a person climbing through the window of an occupied apartment. Doward was reportedly unknown to the occupant.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Eric C. Smith</strong>, 26, of Bank Street, Batavia, was arrested on a pair of warrants for alleged improper parking. Smith was located while police were on an unrelated complaint. He&#39;s accused of parking on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Brandon N. Benz</strong>, 19, of Clinton Street, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Benz was located at a residence on Jackson Street allegedly in possession of marijuana.</p> <p><strong>Diana Lynn Bloom</strong>, 56, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Bloom is accused of hitting another woman while in a vehicle on Bank Street.</p> <p><strong>Kimberly M. Douglas</strong>, 32, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. Douglas turned herself in at Batavia PD.</p> <p><strong>Ernest Robert Saari</strong>, 32, of Alleghany Road, Attica, is charged with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, and unregistered trailer. Saari was stopped by Officer Nedim Catovic on East Main Street, Batavia, for allegedly driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. He was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Robert W. Plantiko</strong>, 39, of Thorpe Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Plantiko is accused of stealing a box of garbage bags from Kwik Fill at 99 Jackson St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Joseph T. Burr</strong>, 21, of Oak Orchard Road, Elba, was arrested on a warrant out of City Court. The warrant was for driving an uninspected motor vehicle. Burr posted $100 police bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Juliann Thomas</strong>, 51, of Chili Avenue, Rochester, is charged with DWI, refusal to take breath test, moved from lane unsafely and failure to stop for stop sign. Thomas was stopped at 1:48 a.m. Saturday on Clinton Street, Batavia, by Officer Darryle Streeter.</p> <p><strong>Harry T. Gibson</strong>, 50, of Batavia, is charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation. State Police out of Warsaw responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Route 98 in the Town of Java. Gibson was allegedly found behind the wheel and failed field sobriety tests. He was later found to have a BAC of .10 based on a breath test. He was jailed on $2,500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Dawn K. Cochran</strong>, 44, of Le Roy, is charged with DWI. Cochran was stopped at 5:55 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Pavilion, by State Police.</p> <p><strong>Denelle R. Currier</strong>, 39, of Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Currier was stopped at 9:17 p.m. Friday on Route 33, Stafford, by State Police.</p> <p><strong>Matthew C. Moy</strong>, 21, of Holley, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Moy was stopped at 9:35 p.m. Friday on Route 262 in Byron by State Police.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alleged-erratic-bike-riding-leads-drug-arrest/44138#comments batavia byron crime Le Roy Pavilion Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:32:31 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44138 at http://thebatavian.com Car wreck, unknown injuries, on Perry Road just south of Route 20, Pavilion http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-wreck-unknown-injuries-perry-road-just-south-route-20-pavilion/44111 <p>A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported at 10465 Perry Road, just south of Route 20. A pole and wires are down. Pavilion fire and Mercy medics are responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-wreck-unknown-injuries-perry-road-just-south-route-20-pavilion/44111#comments accidents Pavilion Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:01:39 +0000 Billie Owens 44111 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Le Roy native arrested on warrant for first-degree burglary, weapons charge http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/law-and-order-le-roy-native-arrested-warrant-first-degree-burglary-weapons-charge/44006 <p><strong>Sara E. Schimley</strong>, 24, a Le Roy native now living in Buffalo without a permanent address, was arrested July 28 by Le Roy police on a bench warrant out of Le Roy Town Court for failure to appear on two charges: first-degree felony burglary; and criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd. In addition, Le Roy police charged her with bail jumping, 2nd, a Class E felony, for allegedly failing to appear in court within 30 days of her last scheduled appearance on the original burglary and weapons charges. Buffalo PD located her and turned her over to Le Roy PD. She was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail. Le Roy PD officer John Condidorio handled the case.</p> <p><strong>Nicole Lyn Kulzer</strong>, 33, of Swamp Road, Byron, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. On July, 30, Kulzer was arrested following an investigation into an incident wherein she allegedly disciplined a child by striking the child with a plastic golf club, causing swelling and redness in the area where hit. The case was investigated by Sheriff&#39;s deputy Joseph Graff.</p> <p><strong>Jennifer Ann Stiles</strong>, 31, of Sheppard Road, Pavilion, is charged with reckless endangerment, 1st, menacing, 2nd, and conspiracy, 5th, following an incident July 25 in Byron. It is alleged that she was involved in a dispute and discharged a firearm during the conflict. The case was investigated by Sheriff&#39;s deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Brandon Marshall Weig</strong>, 26, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with first-degree criminal contempt, with a prior conviction within the previous five years. He allegedly violated a court order barring him from having any contact whatsoever with the protected party. Weig is currently in county jail on a similar offense and was issued an appearance ticket on the new charge. He is scheduled to appear in City Court on Aug. 5. The case was investigated by officer Chad Richards.</p> <p><strong>Nicholas Alexander Verhoef</strong>, 18, of Spencer Road, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under age 21. Sheriff&#39;s deputies made the arrest after he was stopped for alleged violations of vehicle and traffic law. Verhauf was also alleged to have been drinking alcohol inside his vehicle when he was stopped. The case was investigated by Sheriff&#39;s deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Joseph William McNamara</strong>, 19, of Sand Pebble Drive, Rochester, is charged with criminal impersonation, 2nd, and unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under age 21. It is alleged that on Aug. 2 in Pavilion he used the NY ID of another person to unlawfully buy alcohol and to possess it while being under age. Also, McNamara was cited for no front license place and open alcoholic beverage inside a motor vehicle. The case was investigated by Sheriff&#39;s deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Amanda Marie Webb</strong>, 25, of Colby Road, Darien, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and failure to stop at stop sign. It is alleged that on July 29 she failed to stop at a stop sign and a traffic stop was made, whereupon a Sheriff&#39;s deputy allegedly found her in possession of marijuana and a suspended driver&#39;s license. The case was investigated by deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Thomas J. Mitchell</strong>, 25, of West Center Street, Medina, is charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief, 4th. He was arrested in Erie County by Batavia PD on warrants issued by City Court. He was jailed in lieu of $250 bail. He is set to appear back in court Aug. 7. The case was investigated by officer Jason Davis.</p> <p><strong>Scott Alexander Lawrence</strong>, 23, of Griswold Road, Darien, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Lawrence was a passenger in a vehicle on July 29 when the vehicle was stopped by Sheriff&#39;s deputies for vehicle and traffic violations and at that time he allegedly possessed marijuana. The case was investigated by Joseph Corona.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/law-and-order-le-roy-native-arrested-warrant-first-degree-burglary-weapons-charge/44006#comments batavia byron crime Darien Le Roy Pavilion Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:30:06 +0000 Billie Owens 44006 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Alexander resident accused of stealing from employer http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alexander-resident-accused-stealing-employer/43902 <p><strong>Dennis C. Bump</strong>, 33, of Stannard Road, Alexander, is charged with grand larceny, 3rd. Bump is accused of stealing from his employer at various locations in Batavia. Bump was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.</p> <p><strong>Ann M. Capuano</strong>, 29, of West Main Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. The underlying charges for her court appearance in this case were not released by police. She had been issued an appearance ticket on a previous matter. Capuano was released on $100 cash bail.</p> <p><strong>Desmond L. Majors</strong>, 21, of Walden Creek Drive, Batavia, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, and disorderly conduct. Majors allegedly struck another person and yelled obscenities in a public place.</p> <p><strong>Kenisha A. Thomas</strong>, 16, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd. Thomas is accused of assaulting another person while in Austin Park at 3:10 p.m., Sunday.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Robert Ruffner</strong>, 28, of Telephone Road, Pavilion, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Ruffner is accused of being the primary aggressor in a fight with another person.</p> <p><strong>Laurie J. Lerkins</strong>, 37, of Le Roy, is charged with driving while impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. Lerkins was reportedly involved in a two-car accident on Route 98, Town of Java. Lerkins allegedly failed to maintain her lane and struck a vehicle driven by Rodney L. Gleason, 53, of North Chili. Upon subsequent investigation by state troopers, Lerkins was allegedly found to be under the influence of drugs. She was issued traffic tickets for failure to keep right, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and failure to notify DMV of a change of address.</p> <p><em>Also, a Grand Jury indictment:</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cassandra R. Blake</strong> is indicted on one count of grand larceny, 4th. Blake is accused of stealing 245 lottery tickets with a face value of $1,028, along with payouts from those tickets and other cash, from the Yellow Goose store in Pavilion on or about June 21 and 22.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-alexander-resident-accused-stealing-employer/43902#comments batavia alexander crime Le Roy Pavilion Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:33:01 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43902 at http://thebatavian.com Car vs. pole accident at Route 20 and Linwood Road http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-vs-pole-accident-route-20-and-linwood-road/43882 <p>A car vs. pole accident is reported at Route 20 and Linwood Road. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-vs-pole-accident-route-20-and-linwood-road/43882#comments accidents Pavilion Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:17:04 +0000 Billie Owens 43882 at http://thebatavian.com Car vs. pole accident reported on South Street Road, Pavilion http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-vs-pole-accident-reported-south-street-road-pavilion/43868 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014.jpg" /></p> <p>A car has reportedly struck a pole in the area of 11017 South Street Road, Pavilion.</p> <p>A person is pinned in the car. Wires are down.</p> <p>Injuries are possible.</p> <p>Pavilion Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.</p> <p>Le Roy&#39;s rescue requested to the scene.</p> <p>UPDATE 9:31 a.m.: Mercy Flight dispatched.</p> <p>UPDATE(s) by Billie 9:36 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is airborne.</p> <p>UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. National Grid is expected to arrive in 20 minutes for repairs.</p> <p>UPDATE 9:50 a.m.: National Grid is on scene.</p> <p>UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: The victim has been extricated.</p> <p>UPDATE 10:17 a.m.: Mercy Flight is in the air, going to Strong Memorial Hospital.</p> <p>UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: Howard at the scene reports that officials believe the seriously injured driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck. He appears to be in his mid-40s. It took at least 45 minutes for rescuers to extricate the victim. They had to use a winch to pull the front of the cab from the rear of the truck. The man was conscious and able to talk throughout the rescue effort. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and chest, and possibly internal injuries.</p> <p>UPDATE 11:30 a.m. (by Howard): The truck&#39;s front end was heavily damaged and the pole was sheared in half. The wires were pulled off the house at that location and a second pole near the house was on the ground. The truck came to rest in a cornfield. Pavilion Assistant Chief Dewey Murrock said, &quot;When I first pulled up, I thought it was going to be very bad, but he was awake and talking. I was actually surprised at that.&quot; We&#39;ll post pictures from the scene after we receive word that family notifications have been completed.</p> <p>UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: Family notifications completed, but we don&#39;t have the victim&#39;s name yet.</p> <p>UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: The driver is identified as Steven Lantz, 47, of North Street, Le Roy.</p> <p>UPDATE 5:22 p.m.: Lantz is listed in satisfactory condition, according to the Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-10.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-11.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/southstreetpavilionjuly262014-12.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d2923.888710282035!2d-77.97915205978396!3d42.87519306307298!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x89d3e0f997c2a96f%3A0x14baeadf86e2016c!2s11017+S+Street+Rd%2C+Pavilion%2C+NY+14525!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1406381128304" width="480"></iframe></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/car-vs-pole-accident-reported-south-street-road-pavilion/43868#comments accident Pavilion Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:27:03 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43868 at http://thebatavian.com Pavilion teen charged with first-degree rape http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-teen-charged-first-degree-rape/43848 <p><strong>Colin J. McCullough</strong>, 17, of Telephone Road, Pavilion, is charged with first-degree rape following an investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office that determined he allegedly had forcible sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old female acquaintance on June 6. He was arrested on the felony charge July 21 and arraigned in Town of Pavilion Court, then released under supervision of Genesee Justice. He is to reappear in court on Aug. 12. Colin was arrested by Deputy Matthew Fleming, following the investigation by Sheriff&#39;s Investigator Timothy Weis and Deputy Frank Bordonaro.</p> <p><strong>Ryan James Sharpstene</strong>, 27, of Chili Rigi Center Road, Churchville, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property with a value exceeding $3,000 and unauthorized use of a vehicle, 1st. It is alleged that Sharpstene was in possession of a stolen vehicle out of South Byron on July 16 and was operating this vehicle following the alleged theft without the owner&#39;s consent. He was jailed on today in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. The case was investigated by Deputy Joseph Corona</p> <p><strong>Bart A. Towne</strong>, 45, of Highland Park, Batavia, was arrested July 22 on two misdemeanor drug-related charges following an investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force, comprised of Sheriff&#39;s deputies and Batavia Police NET officers, plus the Le Roy Village PD. They were investigating the possession and transportation of heroin in and around Genesee County. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the Town of Byron, and Towne was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of heroin and a hypodermic needle. He was jailed on $2,500 cash bail and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, also a Class A misdemeanor.</p> <p><strong>Jessica Jane Moscicki</strong>, 24, of Briarwood Terrace, Batavia, was arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office on Saturday, July 23, on an active bench warrant issued out of the Town of Batavia. The warrant stemmed from her failure to appear for sentencing on an original charge of petit larceny, which occurred Aug. 27, 2013, on Lewiston Road. She was jailed on no bail and is to reappear in court on July 29. The case was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff, aasisted by Deputy Dana Richardson.</p> <p>A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Albion, are charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing merchandise from Darien Lake Theme Park on July 20. The cases were investigated by Sheriff&#39;s Deputy Kevin McCarthy, assisted by Deputy Christopher Parker.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-teen-charged-first-degree-rape/43848#comments batavia crime Darien Pavilion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:26:44 +0000 Billie Owens 43848 at http://thebatavian.com Photos: Pavilion Days 2014 http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-pavilion-days-2014/43444 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014.jpg" /></p> <p>Tom Stringham, cub master for Pack 6016 in Pavilion, makes fire during the Pavilion Days celebration on West Park Street. The street was filled with vendors and community groups for the annual event.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p>Library Trustee Debbie Davis points to the floor plans for a new library, which is being funded largely by a donation of $200,000 by Edgar and Mary Louise Hollwendel.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-6.jpg" /></p> <p>Kaidryn, 4, gets her hair braided by Alyssa Park.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-7.jpg" /></p> <p>Elijah, 10, weaves while Sue Conklin provides instruction.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/paviliondays2014-8.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-pavilion-days-2014/43444#comments Pavilion Sun, 29 Jun 2014 02:38:25 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43444 at http://thebatavian.com Sponsored Post: Country Hill has your back during Pavilion Days! http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-country-hill-has-your-back-during-pavilion-days/43386 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/7438/2014-3/pavdaycountryhill.png" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-country-hill-has-your-back-during-pavilion-days/43386#comments advertisement Country Hill ny Pavilion Pavilion Days Sponsored Post Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Lisa Ace 43386 at http://thebatavian.com Pavilion residents offer many thanks to those who helped battle June 1 blaze http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-residents-offer-many-thanks-those-who-helped-battle-june-1-blaze/43402 <p><em><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-3/pic01520.jpg" /></em></p> <p><em>A Letter to the Readers of </em>The Batavian<em>:</em></p> <p>This letter is to thank everyone who battled the massive fire that destroyed an iconic landmark in the Town of Pavilion on June 1st. Although a major part of our town&#39;s history lays in ruin, another historic landmark only eight feet from the structure that burned, still stands. No words can fully express our gratitude, but we will try...</p> <p>To the firemen and women of the three counties and 14 departments who responded, we will always remember you are the reason our building is still standing, virtually untouched by the raging flames only feet away. With all that is wrong in this world, you showed us everything that is right. Your dedication to service, commitment to your community, teamwork and camaraderie were outstanding. Your gift to humanity is grace beyond measure. You gave us everything you had that fateful day, yet asked for nothing in return.</p> <p>To the families of the firefighters and volunteers:</p> <p>Thank you for your sacrifice on that beautiful sunny Sunday. We can only imagine the plans and projects that were put on hold while your loved one battled this blaze for hours and hours on end. How proud you must be of their service. These amazing men and women are appreciated and needed. They are an inspiring example to all. Look up and honor these brave and dedicated men and women.</p> <p>To all the volunteers: Salvation Army, Red Cross, Town of Pavilion employees and residents who supplied water and food, your presence was comforting and nothing less than epic.</p> <p>To those who donate to these organizations, a special thank you and a prayer that you may never need their services.</p> <p>To the countless people that prayed that our building be saved, God listened!</p> <p>To the three families that lost everything, we watched helplessly as your worldly processions went up in flames. Your calmness, strength, and faith is an inspiration that will forever be etched in our minds and hearts.</p> <p>A special thank you and acknowledgement to the Town of Pavilion officials, highway department, and County Fire Coordinators office.</p> <p>To Townsend Energy and Griffith Energy who donated supplied and delivered 275.2 gallons of diesel fuel to the fire trucks we salute your commitment to the community.</p> <p>Lastly we want to thank God for His grace, watching over those that protect and serve. No humans or pets were lost.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>David and Ann D&#39;Angelo, owners of 11114 and 11116 W. Park St., Pavilion<br /> Catherine Carlsen from Country Hill<br /> Teresa Tracy and Melissa Coral from Jazzy Creations<br /> Ann D&#39;Angelo from Remission Caf&eacute;<br /> Pat Wolcott<br /> Veronica Branch<br /> McKenzie D&#39;Angelo</p> <p><em>(Photo provided by McKenzie R. D&#39;Angelo)</em></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-residents-offer-many-thanks-those-who-helped-battle-june-1-blaze/43402#comments fire Pavilion Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:50:48 +0000 Billie Owens 43402 at http://thebatavian.com GCC announces Spring semester President's List honorees http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gcc-announces-spring-semester-presidents-list-honorees/43375 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Genesee Community College, including all seven campus locations in Batavia, Albion, Arcade, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw, proudly announces that the following students are among 484 students who were named to the President&#39;s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Students honored on the President&#39;s List have maintained full-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75 (roughly equivalent to an A) or better.</p> <p>This year&#39;s Genesee Community College Spring 2014 President&#39;s List honorees, with their hometowns, are listed below:</p> <p>Kathleen Kwasniewski of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>Karly Natalizia of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>Kyle Natalizia of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>Brittany Taylor of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>John Winiecki of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>Jenna Wozniak of Alexander, NY (14005)</p> <p>Zachary Chiro of Basom, NY (14013)</p> <p>Amanda Kent of Basom, NY (14013)</p> <p>Kerry Mills of Basom, NY (14013)</p> <p>Jessica Pfalzer of Basom, NY (14013)</p> <p>Robert Barnard of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>John Bezon of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Rachael Bish of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Natalie Brown of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Erika Bucci of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Danielle Cannella of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Lynette Celedonia of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Ariel Corcoran of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Richard DelPlato of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Taylor Doty of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Danielle Eddy of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Cortney Edwards-Fenton of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Sara Elliott of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Ashley Elmore of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Alec Engel of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Daniel Fili of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Maria Frieday of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Chelsea Gerace of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Bernadette Goodenbery of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Kelly Goodheart of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Joseph Hall of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Virginia Henning of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Sarah Hulburt-Emerson of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Megan Jacques of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Cathy Jacques of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Lee Johnson of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Michelle Kantz of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Kimberly Kingsley of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Nicole Kline of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Sharon Knaudt of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Michael Korczak of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Janelle Marble of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Tony Martyn of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Koree McAllister of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Macey McCulley of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Rebecca Meloon of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Jennifer Merle of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Sydney Moag of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Alexandra Mruczek of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Brittney Okoniewski of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Maryssa Peirick of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Daniel Plath of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Robynn Prichett of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Andrea Pursel of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Crystal Rindell of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Kimberly Samuelson of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Sarah Sanchez-Anderson of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>John Sherman of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Brenda Smelski of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Meghan Tiede of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Michelle Williams of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Rebecca Woodruff of Batavia, NY (14020)</p> <p>Courtney Amesbury of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Diana Bonilla of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Gina Constable of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Brandy Hare of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Ellen Kirkpatrick of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>David Mackey of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Brendan Murray of Bergen, NY (14416)</p> <p>Kayla Curry of Byron, NY (14422)</p> <p>Dawn Fooks of Byron, NY (14422)</p> <p>Emily George of Byron, NY (14422)</p> <p>Brandy Harmon of Byron, NY (14422)</p> <p>Dakota Longhini of Byron, NY (14422)</p> <p>Heather Balcerzak of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Bryan Cox of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Alexander Farley of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Joelle Fugle of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Ryan Graham of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Jennie Lipinski of Corfu, NY (14036)</p> <p>Sandra Buxton of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Christina Haniszewski of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Austin Heberlein of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Jillian Hutzler of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Jennifer McNutt of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Rachel Walker of Darien Center, NY (14040)</p> <p>Nicole Draves of East Bethany, NY (14054)</p> <p>Bianca Nolt of East Bethany, NY (14054)</p> <p>Emily Pelton of East Bethany, NY (14054)</p> <p>Travis Schmieder of East Bethany, NY (14054)</p> <p>Alexander Uptegrove of East Bethany, NY (14054)</p> <p>Jacqueline Joyce of East Pembroke, NY (14056)</p> <p>Madison Dentino of Elba, NY (14058)</p> <p>Melissa Engle of Elba, NY (14058)</p> <p>Christopher Green of Elba, NY (14058)</p> <p>Tabitha Moreland of Elba, NY (14058)</p> <p>Ryan Vlack of Elba, NY (14058)</p> <p>Jaime Arena of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Betsy Griffith of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Peter Hollands of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Kelsey LaVare of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Rebekah Miller of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Jessica Mortimer of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Shelbi O&#39;Geen of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Erica Parker of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Samantha Platek of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Nicole Polisoto of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>William Simmons of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Jordan Tillotson of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Hailey White of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Sarah Worley of LeRoy, NY (14482)</p> <p>Jonathon Cassiano of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Jessica Cherry of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Trevor Dayka of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Stacy Martino of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Carrie Ohlson of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Cara Sceusa of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Kristie Scroger of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Alyse Shamp of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Katie Spence of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Arielle Thompson of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Mellisa Wells of Oakfield, NY (14125)</p> <p>Richard Apley of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>James Babcock of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Trevor Berkemeier of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Brian DeFisher of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Kaitlin Draper of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Charles Janes of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Marissa Kingsley of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Sean Love of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Cody NiCastro of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Johnathan Peritore of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Peter Sherman of Pavilion, NY (14525)</p> <p>Jennifer Cone of Stafford, NY (14143)</p> <p>Nicole Moody of Stafford, NY (14143)</p> <p>Genesee Community College offers more than 60 academic programs and certificates including the new Associate in Applied Science degree in Food Processing Technology which helps meet the demands of the thriving food manufacturing industry in Western New York.</p> <p>Genesee is accessible through seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, just a three-minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes, yet state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being &quot;high-tech&quot; and &quot;high-touch.&quot;</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gcc-announces-spring-semester-presidents-list-honorees/43375#comments Basom batavia alexander bergen byron corfu darien center east bethany east pembroke elba Le Roy Milestones Oakfield Pavilion Stafford Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:01:11 +0000 Billie Owens 43375 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Duo accused of stealing nearly $3K in goods from Walmart http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-duo-accused-stealing-nearly-3k-goods-walmart/43364 <p><strong>Brenden Robert Jones</strong>, 29, of Oakbrier Court, Penfield, is charged with grand larceny, 4th, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. Jones is accused of stealing more than $2,800 in merchandise from Walmart. Jones alleged had a crack pipe in his possession at the time of his arrest. The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible. Jones was released under supervision of Genesee Justice. Also arrested and charged with grand larceny was <strong>Matthew David Marvin</strong>, 26, of Old Country Lane, Fairport. Marvin was jailed on $5,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Witness Smith</strong>, 45, of Laurel Drive, Attica, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Smith allegedly left a child who was under his supervision unattended in a motor vehicle at 12:22 p.m, June 16, on Jackson Street, Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Gordon M. Yohe</strong>, 71, of Swamp Road, Byron, is charged with felony DWI, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take breath test. Yohe was arrested following a report at 2:38 p.m., June 10, of a suspicious person at a business on East Main Street, Batavia. Yohe was jailed on $2,500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Tyler J. Aina</strong>, 22, of Waterport Carlton Road, Albion, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. Aina posted bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Jeremy J. Smith</strong>, 19, of Loyalist Avenue, Rochester, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Smith allegedly violated an order of protection by contacting a family he was ordered not to contact. Smith was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Kewa R. Buckman</strong>, 43, of Otis Street, Rochester, was arrested on a warrant related to an alleged parking on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Buckman was being held in the Monroe County Jail on an unrelated traffic charges. He was transferred to Batavia PD custody, posted cash bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Pauline J. Hensel</strong>, 61, of Lewiston Road, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant and jailed on $750 bail.</p> <p><strong>Robert Mitchell Andersen</strong>, 44, of Sand Hill Road, Caledonia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, suspended registration and driving without a license. Andersen was stopped at 5:06 p.m. Sunday on Lewiston Road, Batavia, by Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello.</p> <p><strong>Beniluis Ruiz</strong>, 38, of Ellicott Street Road, Pavilion, is charged with criminal sexual act, 3rd, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful dealing with a child. Ruiz allegedly sexually assaulted a person under age 17. He also allegedly provided alcohol to people under age 21.</p> <p><strong>Scott Macumber Castle</strong>, 52, of Vallance Road Le Roy, is charged with trespass. Castle allegedly trespassed at Byron-Bergen Central School. Castle was allegedly advised previously by school officials to stay off school grounds.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-duo-accused-stealing-nearly-3k-goods-walmart/43364#comments Attica batavia byron crime Le Roy Pavilion walmart Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:33:34 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43364 at http://thebatavian.com Pavilion student earns Agricultural Engineering degree from Morrisville State College http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-student-earns-agricultural-engineering-degree-morrisville-state-college/43251 <p><strong>Ethan Richardson</strong>, of Pavilion, graduated from Morrisville State College in May with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.</p> <p>Morrisville State&#39;s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President&#39;s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit <a href="http://www.morrisville.edu" title="www.morrisville.edu">www.morrisville.edu</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/pavilion-student-earns-agricultural-engineering-degree-morrisville-state-college/43251#comments Milestones Pavilion Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:23:48 +0000 Billie Owens 43251 at http://thebatavian.com