en Crash with injuries and entrapment on Route 490 <p>A motor-vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment is reported on Route 490 in the area of mile marker 1. The entrapped person&#39;s vehicle is wedged against a tree. This is on the Bergen/Churchville border. Le Roy fire and ambulance responding along with Bergen fire. Churchville was also dispatched.</p> accidents bergen Le Roy Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:34 +0000 Billie Owens 47184 at An accident has been reported on Interstate 490 near Sheridan Road <p class="p1">LeRoy Fire, LeRoy Ambulance, Leroy Medic One and Burgen Fire have been called to the Churchville, Burgen Corner, at Interstate 490, near Sheridan Road, for a reported accident with possible injuries, blocking the road.</p> <p class="p1">Person is believed to be trapped in vehicle.</p> <p class="p1">UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: Bergen back in service.</p> accident bergen Churchville LeRoy Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:14:26 +0000 Julia Ferrini 47183 at Law and Order: Driver charged with DWI after leaving scene of reported argument in Bergen <p><strong>Alexander Natal</strong>, 28, of Lake Street Road, Le Roy, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd. Natal allegedly left the scene of an altercation in Bergen and drove a vehicle on Buffalo Road at 2:42 p.m. Saturday while intoxicated. Natal was stopped by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Ryan N. Pyatt</strong>, 22, of Washington Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on an unlicensed operation, 3rd, charge. Pyatt posted $250 cash bail.</p> <p><strong>Seth R. Doster</strong>, 23, of Alleghany Road, Darien Center, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on a parked on sidewalk charge. Doster turned himself in and was issued an appearance ticket.</p> <p><strong>McKayla J. Kosiorek</strong>, 20, of South Jackson Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to pay fine imposed by City Court. Kosiorek turned herself in and posted $100 cash bail.</p> <p><strong>Maria K. </strong><strong>Frieday</strong>, 41, of Franklin Street, Batavia, is charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd, and tampering with physical evidence. Frieday was allegedly involved in an incident at 1:45 p.m. March 12 at 127 North St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Kory R. O&#39;Grady</strong>, 42, of River Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. O&#39;Grady was charged following an alleged domestic incident reported at 4 p.m., Sunday. He allegedly pushed another person and threatened to kill everyone if his daughter was removed from the residence.</p> <p><strong>Brock Thomas Barry</strong>, 27, of Blackwell Lane, Henrietta, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, and failure to stop at stop sign. Barry was stopped at midnight Sunday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>John Joseph Simmons</strong>, 42, of Bedford Street, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to dim headlights, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, and driving without an interlock device. Simmons was stopped at 2:02 p.m. Sunday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Michael Lute.</p> <p><em>The Grand Jury of Genesee County also released the following indictment:</em></p> <p><strong>Justin L. Pyatt</strong> is indicted on a count of menacing a police officer or peace officer. It&#39;s alleged that Pyatt, on Feb. 16, while at 113 Jackson St., Batavia, did attempt to place a police officer in reasonable fear of physical injury or even death by displaying a knife.</p> batavia bergen crime Le Roy pembroke Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:12:13 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47148 at Crash with injuries at routes 19 and 33, Bergen <p>A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Routes 19 and 33, Bergen. Bergen fire is on scene and medics are responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: A 44-year-old male was reported having chests pains. Bergen ambulance is en route to Strong Memorial Hospital.</p> accidents bergen Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:45:57 +0000 Billie Owens 47082 at Car crash at Cook and West Sweden roads, Bergen <p>A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at Cook and West Sweden roads in Bergen. It is blocking traffic. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding.</p> accidents bergen Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:05:31 +0000 Billie Owens 46864 at Byron-Bergen tops Notre Dame in hard fought girls hoops playoff game <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/bbndgirlshoopsfeb282015.jpg" /></p> <p>It was a nifty little move under the basket, a no-look reverse layup from Byron-Bergen&#39;s&nbsp;Abbie Kelley. The kind of play good players make.</p> <p>In this case, it couldn&#39;t have come at a more opportune time. Head Coach&nbsp;Rick Krzewinski said it was perhaps the difference maker in the game.</p> <p>The Lady Bees got to that point by allowing Notre Dame to go on an 11-0 run at the start of the third quarter to erase a 10-point lead for Byron-Bergen in the Section V Class C1 playoff game.</p> <p>The reverse of fortunes had a familiar ring to the Bees, who lost a home game earlier this season to the Fighting Irish after blowing a first-half lead.</p> <p>Krzewinski told his players in the locker room at the half, &quot;looks familiar doesn&#39;t it?&quot;</p> <p>One of his girls said, &quot;don&#39;t even talk about it.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Oh, we&#39;re going to talk about it,&quot; Krzewinski told his team, &quot;because we&#39;re not going to let happen what happened last time.&quot;</p> <p>The Bees apparently got the message, and Kelley&#39;s nifty basket provided the spark they needed to beat back Notre Dame&#39;s momentum.</p> <p>&quot;Players make plays and that was the perfect time for it,&quot; Krzewinski said. &quot;We got our composure back, I&nbsp;thought,&nbsp;and started hitting some shots.&quot;</p> <p>That basket and a three possession change of defense to a 2-3 zone,&nbsp;seemed to break the rhythm of the Irish girls.</p> <p>Kelley, who has&nbsp;393 points on the year, did more to carry her team than drop that one score. She was the game&#39;s leading scorer with 23. Nobody else on her team was in double digits.</p> <p>&quot;Today was Bergen&#39;s day,&quot; said Irish Head Coach Dave Pero. &quot;In the fourth quarter, Abbie Kelley took the game over. We missed way too many free throws. We probably missed 14 free throws (10, actually) and in sectional play, in any game, you can&#39;t miss 14 free throws and think you&#39;re going to struggle to win. Sometimes you&#39;ll get lucky, but the luck of the Irish wasn&#39;t with us today.&quot;</p> <p>B-B&#39;s diamond defense held Notre Dame&#39;s top two scorers to totals a shave below their season PPG averages. Becca Krenzer had 12 points and Shea Norton, 11.</p> <p>Emma Francis didn&#39;t hit a single three and was held to seven points for the game.</p> <p>&quot;We had the shots we wanted,&quot; Pero said. &quot;You have days when they&#39;re not going to go in and today was one of those days. But we fought to get back in third quarter and I don&#39;t know if we ran out of gas a little bit, we might have, but I&#39;ve got to take my hat off to Bergen. They played a great basketball game. They played for 32 minutes and that&#39;s why they&#39;re moving on and we&#39;re not.&quot;</p> <p>The Bees had 13 days off before the game and Krzewinski said the team used that time to work on the diamond defense thinking it would be effective against Notre Dame.</p> <p>&quot;We were hoping maybe we could force some turnovers, worst case maybe slow them down,&quot; Krzewinski said. &quot;I thought the girls worked it well and the message was, it will work if you move and they moved. We got out of it what I wanted.&quot;</p> <p>It&#39;s been 2008 since Byron-Bergen beat Notre Dame in a girls basketball game, and the Irish seem to be a chief rival for just about every team they play. &nbsp;The win certainly made Bees fans happy, who whooped it up in the closing seconds of the game.</p> <p>&quot;Yeah, everybody wants to beat Notre Dame, obviously,&quot; &nbsp;Krzewinski said. &quot;Year in and year out they&#39;re a team that everybody wants to beat and to be able to do this in a sectional game just makes it really sweet. I&#39;m so proud of the way they (his team) played and hung in there and did this. I don&#39;t even know what to say.&quot;</p> <p>Next up for Byron-Bergen, the #3 seed in the tournament, is #2 seed&nbsp;Gananda (16-3) at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at a location to be determined.</p> <p>Pembroke, also a C1 team, lost today to East Rochester.</p> <p>Oakfield-Alabama and Alexander also lost playoff games today, leaving Byron-Bergen, Batavia and Elba as the three Genesee County girls basketball teams still alive in the postseason. All three have games scheduled for Tuesday.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/bbndgirlshoopsfeb282015-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/bbndgirlshoopsfeb282015-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/bbndgirlshoopsfeb282015-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/bbndgirlshoopsfeb282015-5.jpg" /></p> <p>To purchase prints, <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> basketball bergen byron byron-bergen high school sports Notre Dame sports Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:57:40 +0000 Howard B. Owens 46839 at Singing Silhouettes from Byron Bergen HS performed for area school boards association <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2015-1/image003.jpg" /></p> <p>On Feb. 7, the Singing Silhouettes, a select choir from Byron Bergen High School, were invited to sing at the Genesee Valley School Boards Association Legislative Breakfast. The students performed &ldquo;Aquarius&rdquo; for the assembly and it was conducted by Lawrence Tallman.</p> announcements bergen byron Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:18:10 +0000 Billie Owens 46694 at Chimney fire reported on West Bergen Road <p>A working chimney fire is reported at 8029 W. Bergen Road. The location is between Selden and Randall roads. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding along with Bergen fire.</p> <p>UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: The fire is out. A code enforcement officer is on scene. Le Roy ambulance is back in service.</p> bergen fire Le Roy Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:28:36 +0000 Billie Owens 46636 at Law and Order: Man in trouble for pictures posted to social media site <p><strong>Stephen J. </strong><strong>Turkasz</strong>, 24, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Turkasz is accused of posting photos of people who are the subject of a protective order on a social media Web site, in alleged violation of the order of protection.</p> <p><strong>Malcolm A. Kea</strong>, 27, Porter Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant related to a charge of operating while registration suspended or revoked. Kea was arrested at his residence for alleged failure to appear.</p> <p><strong>Curt Thomas Randall</strong>, 27, of Swamp Road, Bergen, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Randall was stopped for an alleged traffic violation at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday on Byron Holley Road, Bryon, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Benjamin G. Evans</strong>, 26, of Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Evans is accused of stealing from Tops Market, Batavia. Evans was arrested by State Police.</p> batavia bergen byron crime Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:33:14 +0000 Howard B. Owens 46619 at Car wreck on eastbound 490, Le Roy and Bergen responding, unknown injuries <p>A one-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at mile marker 0.2 on eastbound Route 490. It is not blocking traffic. Le Roy fire and ambulance, Bergen fire, and Mercy medics are responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: No injuries reported.</p> accidents bergen Le Roy Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:18:13 +0000 Billie Owens 46567 at Car wreck, unknown injuries, on westbound Route 490, Bergen responding <p>A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported on the westbound Route 490 by the Bergen exit, in the median. Bergen fire and Mercy medics responding.</p> <p>UPDATE (1:14 p.m.): It&#39;s a van and it&#39;s in a snow bank.</p> <p>UPDATE (1:19 p.m.): No injuries, according to medics on scene.</p> accidents bergen Sun, 08 Feb 2015 18:13:48 +0000 Billie Owens 46557 at Car wreck with injuries in Bergen <p>A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at West Bergen Road and Clinton Street Road. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding.</p> accidents bergen Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:18:49 +0000 Billie Owens 46521 at Deputies looking for hit-and-run vehicles <p>Within the past couple of days there have been two hit-and-run accidents with suspect vehicles still at large.</p> <p>The Sheriff&#39;s Office is looking for a black pickup truck with front-end damage that hit another vehicle on East Main Road, Le Roy.</p> <p>They are also looking for a silver or gray Mazda that hit a utility pole and fire hydrant on Swamp Road, Bergen. That vehicle sustained driver side front-end damage and passenger side damage.</p> <p>No further details available at this time.</p> <p>Tips can be phoned into the Sheriff&#39;s Office at (585) 343-5000.</p> bergen crime Le Roy Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:53:36 +0000 Howard B. Owens 46493 at Task Force announces arrest of two suspected dealers <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-1/mugbaltzjoshuajan2015.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Joshua Baltz</em></td> </tr> </table> <p>A pair of investigations by the Local Drug Task Force has led to the arrest of two men, one accused of selling a controlled substance, the other of selling marijuana.</p> <p>Busted were Joshua L. Baltz, 38, of Wood Street, Batavia, and Mark A. Knickerbocker, 17, of Route 262 in Byron.</p> <p>Baltz allegedly sold a quantity of suboxone to an undercover agent on three separate occasions, once in Pavilion and twice in the City.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, 4th, a Class C felony.</p> <p>Knickerbocker is accused of selling marijuana to a person under age 18 while in the Town of Bergen in May.</p> <p>He is charged with criminal sale of marijuana, 2nd, a Class D felony.</p> <p>The task force was assisted by the District Attorney&#39;s Office, uniformed deputies and Batavia PD.</p> batavia bergen byron crime Pavilion Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:38 +0000 Howard B. Owens 46390 at Wreck with injuries on Clinton Street Road, Bergen <p>A two-car accident with injuries is reported at 8073 Clinton Street Road. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding. The location is in front of the <strike>feed</strike> convenience store.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: Bergen assignment is back in service.</p> accidents bergen Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:03:01 +0000 Billie Owens 46329 at