en Benefit for cancer victim to be held at American Legion Post in Attica on Aug. 16 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>There will be a benefit for cancer victim Tim Dick at American Legion Post #734 in Attica from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. It&#39;s at the corner of Market and West Avenue.</p> <p>The event is being held by his friends at p.w. minor, shoemakers based in Batavia.</p> <p>There will be entertainment by Elvis impersonator Dutch Derby from 3 to 5 p.m., a concession stand, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Raffle items include tickets to Disney World, an 18-speed tandem bike, and lots of baskets.</p> <p>Tim was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2010 and he goes to Roswell Park Cancer Institute every month for five days of chemotherapy. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant, without which he faces years of chemo.</p> <p>He has been out of work since 1989 due to an accident that compressed three disks in his neck. His wife just lost her job.</p> <p>Life has not been good to them so we are reaching out to the community to help this family get through a very tough time.</p> <p>Tim is a husband, father, grandpa and a friend to anyone. Please join us in this benefit to help raise money to get Tim the help he needs and help with the medical bills.</p> announcements Attica cancer p.w. minor Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:32:57 +0000 Billie Owens 44094 at Batavia Downs security guard performs CPR on patron, saving a life <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/downssecurity_cprjuly2014.jpg" /></p> <p>A Batavia Downs patron is alive today because of the training and calm professionalism of a security guard who started CPR and helped administer defibrillation.</p> <p>Cory Lapp is only 21, but he&#39;s already been a volunteer EMT with the Attica Fire Department for three years (he joined the department at age 16). His medical training came in handy while working security at the casino when he checked on a report of a patron who was down and unresponsive.</p> <p>&quot;There were a couple of people standing around, so I peaked over and realized he wasn&#39;t moving at all,&quot; Lapp said.</p> <p>Lapp immediately started CPR and summoned a partner, Officer Bob Humphrey, to retrieve the defibrillator.</p> <p>Together, they used the machine on the patient and the man revived and was later transported to the hospital.</p> <p>The name of the patient has not been released.</p> <p>As an EMT, Lapp has been called on to perform CPR before, but he said it still feels pretty good to save a life.</p> <p>&quot;It feels good to know that when he was in my hands, he was alive,&quot; Lapp said. &quot;It&#39;s a good feeling. It&#39;s kind of hard to describe it.&quot;</p> <p>As Lapp walked with a reporter through the facility, coworkers congratulated him.</p> <p>&quot;Good job, Cory,&quot; they said as he walked by.</p> Attica batavia Batavia Downs Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:37 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43939 at Law and Order: Duo accused of stealing nearly $3K in goods from Walmart <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> Attica batavia byron crime Le Roy Pavilion walmart Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:33:34 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43364 at Law and Order: Neighbors in Alexander accused of fighting <p><strong>Bradley Douglas Miller</strong>, 32, of Fullington Road, Attica, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Douglas was allegedly involved in a fight with a neighbor. Both parties suffered minor injuries.</p> <p><strong>Karen Marie Cummings</strong>, 45, of Alexander Road, Alexander, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd. Cummings is accused of fighting with a neighbor. Both parties suffered injuries in the incident.</p> <p><strong>Richard S. Ishmael</strong>, 49, of South Lyon Street, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to appear. Ishmael was arraigned in Batavia City Court and jailed on $2,500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Wendy L. Henry</strong>, 29, of Central Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant. Henry was located at an address on Ellicott Street, Batavia. Henry was jailed on $150 bail.</p> <p><strong>Jeremiah P. Hackett</strong>, 27, of Taunton Place, Buffalo, is charged with DWI and failure to maintain lane. Hackett was arrested following an investigation by Officer Stephen Cronmiller reported at 2:19 a.m., Sunday. Hackett&#39;s vehicle reportedly struck a tree at 74 Oak St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>John Sumlin III</strong>, 35, of Oak Street, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, and unlicensed operator. Sumlin was stopped at 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Park Road, Batavia, by Deputy Joseph Corona. Sumlin was jailed on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Jeffrey Mark Black</strong>, 49, of North Byron Road, Elba, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and speeding. Black was stopped at 1:20 a.m. Sunday on Byron Holley Road, Byron, by Deputy Joseph Corona.</p> <p><strong>Andrew DeMara Hewitt</strong>, 29, of Locust Drive, Hamlin, is charged with petit larceny. Hewitt was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear in Town of Byron Court. Hewitt was arraigned and released.</p> Attica batavia byron crime elba Tue, 27 May 2014 16:02:44 +0000 Howard B. Owens 42923 at 'Real Encounter' Christian ministry hosts demo of BMX motorcycle stunts - free, fun for all <p>A Christian outreach ministry aimed at youth -- &quot;Real Encounter&quot; -- will present BMX motorcycle stunts demonstrated by expert riders and personal faith testimonials at three local venues May 20-22. It is free and fun for all. Each demo starts at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>May 20 -- Batavia -- on Center Street in the parking lot (unspecified)</p> <p>May 21 -- Pembroke -- Pembroke High School parking lot</p> <p>May 22 -- Attica -- Attica High School parking lot</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">May 20, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:30pm</span></span></div> </div> Attica batavia pembroke real encounter Thu, 08 May 2014 17:35:10 +0000 Billie Owens 42610 at Law and Order: Alleged drunken driver accused of driving on East Main sidewalk <p><strong>Rachel A. Gillespie</strong>, 23, of Main Road, Stafford, is charged with DWI, refusal to take breath test, moving from lane unsafely and driving on the sidewalk. Gillespie was arrested by Officer Marc Lawrence following a report at 2:33 a.m., Friday, of a disabled vehicle in the area of 218 E. Main St., Batavia. Gillespie allegedly drove the vehicle over the curb and onto the sidewalk at East Main and Center streets.</p> <p><strong>Amber L. Jaczynski</strong>, 22, of Pearl Street, Batavia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. Jaczynski was arrested by Officer Matthew Lutey following a report at 1:35 a.m., April 27, of a vehicle parked in front of 22 Oak St., Batavia.</p> <p><strong>Steven M. Hoffere</strong>, 38, of Howard Avenue, Churchville, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Hoffere was arrested by Officer Peter Flanagan after Flanagan stopped at 15 Main St., Batavia, to assist with a disabled vehicle at 2:53 a.m., Saturday.</p> <p><strong>Dwayne Andrew Pearsall</strong>, 23, of Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, was arrested on a warrant. Pearsall was arrested by Hamburg PD and turned over to Batavia PD. He was jailed on $200 bail.</p> <p><strong>John A. Branscomb</strong>, 27, of Pearl Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Branscomb is accused of stealing a bicycle that was left outside the Genesee County Courts facility.</p> <p><strong>Rae C. Cook</strong>, 25, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd, and criminal mischief. Cook was allegedly involved in an altercation at Billy Goats at 1:50 a.m., April 25.</p> <p><strong>John E. Jaszko Jr.</strong>, 28, of Kelsey Road, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and trespass. Jaszko was arrested following a report of an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend at 10:30 p.m., Thursday.</p> <p><strong>Steven D. Scroger</strong>, 28, of Oak Street, Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant. Scroger is accused of failing to appear in City Court on a charge of unreasonable noise.</p> <p><strong>Ryan M. Shrauger</strong>, 44, of Hull Park, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged improper parking, 2 to 6 a.m.. Shrauger paid $85 police bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Christopher A. Tetrault</strong>, 30, of Beaver Street, Albion, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. Tetrault is accused of making several phone calls threatening to harm the person being called. He was jailed on $1,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Lisa M. Durham</strong>, 42, of Park Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Durham allegedly had verbal contact with a person in violation of an order of protection.</p> <p><strong>Elizabeth Erin Hulshoff</strong>, 36, of Sokol Road, Attica, is charged with petit larceny. Hulshoff is accused of stealing $212.45 in merchandise from Walmart.</p> <p><strong>Jeremy D. Holmwood</strong>, 22, of Batavia, is charged with assault, 3rd, two counts of menacing, 2nd, criminal obstruction of breathing and unlawful possession of marijuana. He&#39;s also charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Holmwood was arrested by State Police following an alleged incident reported at 2 p.m., Friday, in the Town of Batavia. The criminal contempt charge stems from an alleged incident reported at 9 p.m., Saturday. No further details released. Holmwood was jailed on an undisclosed amount of cash bail.</p> Attica batavia crime Stafford Mon, 05 May 2014 12:48:36 +0000 Howard B. Owens 42552 at Law and Order: Vine Street resident allegedly threatens EMS personnel after requesting help <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/mug_toniadoell.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Tonia Doell</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Tonia M. Doell</strong>, 44, of 14 Vine St., Batavia, is charged with three counts of menacing, 2nd, one count of criminal possession of a weapon, and one count of attempted assault, 2nd. Doell is accused of requesting medical assistance at 2:21 p.m. and when Mercy EMS personnel arrived at her residence and attempted to enter, Doell allegedly threatened them with a kitchen knife. Doell was arraigned and jailed without bail.</p> <p><strong>Jason D. Lang</strong>, 27, and <strong>Ashley R. Keene</strong>, 26, both of 244 Liberty St., Batavia, are charged with grand larceny, 4th. Lang and Keene are accused of stealing 10 pairs of eyeglass frames valued at more than $1,600 from the Lencrafters location in Hamburg. Hamburg detectives received several calls identifying Lang and Keene as the suspects after police posted pictures of the shoplifting suspects on Facebook and Buffalo media outlets picked up the story. Upon further investigation, Lang and Keene were asked to appear at Hamburg PD and did so voluntarily. Hamburg detectives report that Lang and Keene confessed to the theft. They were issued appearance tickets.</p> <p><strong>Pamela Kristene Goerss</strong>, 43, of Oak Hill Road, Silver Springs, is charged with DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent, unlicensed operator, leaving the scene of an accident and parked in roadway. Goerss was reportedly operating a 2011 Volkswagan Jetta southbound on Perry Road at 3:16 a.m. Sunday when she was involved in an accident. The other vehicle left the scene. Goerss also allegedly tried to drive away from the scene, but her vehicle became disabled. The Sheriff&#39;s Office is asking for the public&#39;s assistance in identifying the other vehicle and driver. Anybody with information can contact Deputy Frank Bordonaro at (585) 343-5000. Goerss was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Brian Lee Smith</strong>, 52, of Colonial Boulevard, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and aggravated family offense, a felony. Smith is accused of yelling a vulgar word at the victim, who has an active order of protection in place, Smith allegedly yelled at the victim while she was in her own driveway. Smith was jailed on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Bryan R. Bartholomew</strong>, 27, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Bartholomew allegedly violated an order of protection by being at the residence of the protected party. Bartholomew was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.</p> <p><strong>Matthew D. Derrick</strong>, 29, of Bank Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Derrick is accused of being involved in a domestic incident March 6.</p> <p><strong>Dariel A. Giffith</strong>, 21, of Jackson Street, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Griffith is accused of striking another person in the hand during a dispute on South Swan Street at 4:56 p.m. March 6.</p> <p><strong>Jon David Vega</strong>, 48, of 78th Street, Howard Beach, was arrested on two bench warrants for alleged failure to appear. Vega was arrested upon his release from the Monroe County Jail on unrelated charges. He was arraigned in City Court and jailed on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Christina M. Colantonio</strong>, 27, of Snipery Road, Corfu, is accused of failure to appear after appearance ticket served. Colantonio was located walking westbound on West Main Street near Union Street by Officer James DeFreze and she was arrested on an active warrant. Colantonio posted $500 bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Heather Daffney Stone</strong>, 19, of Elwood Drive, Rochester, was arrested on a bench warrant related to a third-degree burglary charge. Stone was released from Monroe County Jail on an unrelated matter and taken into custody on the burglary charge. Stone was held without bail.</p> <p><strong>Johnny Uylesse Troche</strong>, 28, of West Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Troche allegedly threatened another person with a knife at 9:26 p.m. Saturday.</p> <p><strong>Francisco Rodriguez</strong>, 37, of Portland Avenue, Rochester, is charged with possession of untaxed cigarettes. Rodriguez was stopped at 8:43 p.m. Saturday on Lewiston Road, Batavia, for alleged failure to dim high beams by Deputy Joseph Corona. Rodriguez was allegedly found in possession of more untaxed cigarettes than legally allowed.</p> <p><strong>Christina Sandra Baudanza</strong>, 37, no address given, was arrested on a Family Court warrant. Baudanza was arrested upon her release from the Wyoming County Hospital. She was arraigned in Family Court and released to a social service worker who took her to temporary housing.</p> <p><strong>Katie Lee Winnie</strong>, 20, of Exchange Street, Attica, was arrested on bench warrants related to charges of petit larceny and possession of marijuana. Winnie allegedly failed to appear for a court date in the Town of Batavia. She turned herself in and was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>Eric X. William</strong>s, 22, of Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Williams was arrested by State Police for an alleged incident reported at 10:46 p.m. on Feb. 24. No further details released.</p> <p><strong>Joshua J. Clark</strong>, 37, of Le Roy, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Clark was stopped at 1:50 a.m. Friday at the junction of routes 5 and 63 by State Police.</p> Attica batavia corfu crime Le Roy Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:34:17 +0000 Howard B. Owens 41717 at Turtle rescuer in trouble with DEC <p><strong>CORRECTION: It turns out there are two people from Attica named John Volpe who rescue turtles. There is John P. Volpe, who was arrested, and John K. Volpe, who is the person we met on Creek Road in 2012. We apologize to John K. Volpe and his family for the mistaken identity.</strong></p> <p>We met John Volpe two years ago after spotting a snapping turtle trying to cross Creek Road by Baskin Livestock.</p> <p>Now Volpe is in <a href="" target="_blank">quite a bit of trouble with the Department of Environmental Conservation</a> for his collection of turtles and birds of prey.</p> <p>When we met Volpe previously, he had stopped his car on Creek Road to carry the turtle out of the road. A short time later, Volpe&#39;s wife arrived and the couple took the turtle to their place in Attica.</p> <p>Volpe explained to me that he and his father often rescue turtles. He said they would take the turtle home, ensure she (or he) is healthy. If healthy, and a female, they would hold her until she laid her eggs, then release her back into the wild, then raise the babies.</p> <p>&quot;Turtles mean a lot to us,&quot; said Volpe, who is Native American.</p> <p>He is now facing state charges on alleged unlicensed possession of more than 100 live native turtles, including one live wood turtle, which is currently listed as a &quot;species of special concern&quot; in New York State.</p> <p>Volpe is also accused of having numerous live birds that require a license to possess, including screech owls, great horned owls, a snowy owl, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, gulls, a blue heron and numerous other birds.</p> <p>He was also allegedly found to possess taxidermy mounts of more than a dozen species of protected birds of prey including: screech owls, great-horned owls, snowy owls, barred owls, saw-whet owls, red-tailed hawks, Cooper&#39;s hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, kestrels and turkey vultures.</p> <p>The&nbsp; 62-year-old also faces possible federal charges for taxidermy work on migratory waterfowl as well as possessing bald and golden eagle mounts and parts.</p> <p>Volpe was allegedly found in possession in 2005 of two birds of prey. The birds were placed in a licensed facility, according to the DEC, and Volpe was given a chance to obtain a property license, but did not complete the process, the DEC said.</p> animals Attica DEC nature Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:49:03 +0000 Howard B. Owens 41673 at Lost Dogs: Deacon and Mavis <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-1/mavis_deacon_0001.jpeg" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 7px; float: right;" />This is Deacon and Mavis. Deacon and Mavis are missing.</p> <p>Owner Dawn Wolcott said they ran off Monday night and haven&#39;t returned.</p> <p>Wolcott lives in Attica. She isn&#39;t sure what direction they headed, but is hoping somebody in Genesee County might know their whereabouts.</p> <p>They are rescues from Buffalo and Wolcott has had them about a year.</p> <p>Deacon has a white and green collar and tags. Mavis has a red collar and tags.</p> <p>Wolcott can be reached at (585) 297-3241.</p> animals Attica pets Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:08:56 +0000 Howard B. Owens 41400 at PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR SPCA ANIMALS! SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER FOR THE WYOMING COUNTY SPCA NO KILL SHELTER. <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR SPCA ANIMALS! &nbsp;<strong>SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER FOR THE WYOMING COUNTY SPCA NO KILL SHELTER ON MARCH 26, 2014</strong> AT THE <strong>ATTICA HOTEL, EXCHANGE STREET, ATTICA FROM 4-9PM</strong>. &nbsp;DINNER INCLUDES SPAGHETTI, SALAD AND ROLL FOR $9.00 &nbsp;A PORTION ($3.00) PER PLATE FROM THE SALES WILL BE DONATED TO THE SPCA. &nbsp;THERE WILL ALSO BE RAFFLES. &nbsp;TAKE OUT AVAILABLE. PURCHASE AT THE DINNER OR PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING SUE AT 585-278-7260.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div><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">March 26, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span></div> </div> Attica ny SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER WYOMING COUNTY SPCA Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:46:21 +0000 Lisa Ace 41345 at Law and Order: Trio accused of stealing TVs, game and laptop from Walmart in Warsaw <p><strong>Deborah A. Blackmar</strong>, 50, of Le Roy, <strong>Miranda A. Ralston</strong>, 27, of York, and <strong>Aaron M. Higgins</strong>, 33, of York, are all charged with petit larceny and conspiracy, 6th. Ralston and Higgins are also charged with criminal possession of stolen property. State Police in Warsaw accuse the trio of stealing, on two separate occasions in December, merchandise from the Walmart in Warsaw. The items allegedly stolen include two flat-screen TVs, a Blue Ray disc player, a laptop computer and other items, with a total value of $1,500. Most of the items were allegedly recovered at a residence in York. The Sheriff&#39;s offices in Livingston and Genesee counties, along with Le Roy PD, assisted in the 10-day investigation, which culminated in the Dec. 28 arrest of the three suspects.</p> <p><strong>Donald E. Cameron Jr.</strong>, 54, of 9200 York Road, Le Roy, is charged with DWI and refusing to take breath test. Cameron was arrested after Le Roy PD was dispatched to McDonald&#39;s to check on the welfare of a woman. By the time, officers arrived, the woman had left McDonald&#39;s, but was located in a vehicle operated by Cameron. She was fine, but upon further investigation, officers determined that Cameron had allegedly been driving drunk.</p> <p><strong>Justin Samuel Fagan</strong>, 28, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, is charged with assault, 2nd. This is an upgraded charge. Fagan was arrested and <a href="" target="_blank">initially charged with third-degree assault on Dec. 29</a> following an alleged incident at the Blue Dog Saloon in Attica. The upgraded charge alleges serious physical injury to the victim.</p> <p><strong>Michael Christopher Schulz</strong>, 31, of Buffalo Street Road, Attica, was arrested on a Family Court warrant. Schulz was arrested by Attica PD on a Family Court warrant and turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office. Schulz was jailed on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.</p> <p><strong>Troy Christian Shepard</strong>, 31, of Tracy Avenue, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Shepard is accused of shoplifting at Walmart.</p> Attica batavia crime Le Roy Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:36:06 +0000 Howard B. Owens 40922 at Attica PD trying to ID man who may have been involved in child abduction attempt <p>Attica PD is interested in talking with a man who may have been involved in an attempted child abduction Oct. 22 in the village.</p> <p>The subject is described as 50 to 60 years old, bald, with fluffy hair on the sides and he spoke with a raspy voice.</p> <p>He was last seen on Genesee Street heading north into Genesee County.</p> <p>In a statement, Chief John D. Palillo Jr. said no other similar incidents have been reported and no new information has been developed through the ongoing investigation.</p> <p>&quot;Parents are reminded that they should on a regular basis talk with their children about personal safety and how to call for help if needed,&quot; Palillo said.</p> <p>Attica PD can be reached at (585) 591-0881.</p> Attica crime Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:30:52 +0000 Howard B. Owens 40046 at Mutual aid response to house fire in Village of Attica <p>A house fire is reported at 218 Exchange St., Attica.&nbsp;</p> <p>Responding from Genesee County are Alexander, Bethany, Darien and the City of Batavia Fast Team.</p> <p>UPDATE 8 a.m.: Genesee County units returning in service.</p> Attica fire Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:35:35 +0000 Howard B. Owens 39645 at What is a Christian? An example to follow! <p>I am a Christian was the title of a recent sermon I heard that got my attention. What exactly is a Christian? A Christian is a person who believes with their heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins. It is a person who confesses their sin to God in prayer and asks for His forgiveness (Romans 10:9-10). It is a person who desires to live a life pleasing to God. It is a person who denies himself to become a follower of Christ (Luke 9:23). What does it mean to become a follower of Christ? It is a choice to commit yourself to God moment by moment, making your relationship with Him important, putting Him first. It&rsquo;s about making choices that will please our Lord, striving to become more and more like Him. The bible says, &ldquo;This is how we know we are in Him: whoever claims to be in Him must walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:6). Let&rsquo;s look at Jesus, who He is and what He has done. The bible tells us that God the Father sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have ever lasting life (John 3:16). He came to serve, and to become a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28). It doesn&rsquo;t take long after watching or reading the news to see that we live in a world that is far from perfect. It is a world full of sin and evil. Jesus came and laid down His life for us, He was nailed to the cross to take our sin for us. Those who call to Him for forgiveness will be saved from the consequence of their sin, eternal separation from Him (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23). Jesus Christ carried the burden of all our sins out of His love for us. He was beaten, spit upon, mocked, and whipped to the point of near death. He had a crown of thorns placed upon His head, stripped of His clothes, and then nailed to a cross (Mark 15:16-32; Matthew 27:26-31). He did this for you and for me. He endured the suffering for us and took our place. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only ours but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). While Jesus was on earth, He humbly served others, putting them before himself. He was a teacher of God&rsquo;s Word and told others how to receive eternal life through Him (John 3:1-21; John 4:1-26). He would withdraw to desolate places often to seek His Father in heaven (Luke 5:16). He was a man of prayer! The bible tells us that Jesus was raised from the dead after three days and now sits on the right hand of God the Father where He intercedes for us. Jesus Christ is still praying, praying for you and for me (Romans 8:34). Do you say, &ldquo;I am a Christian?&rdquo; Are there some things we as Christians need to change? Look again at our example in Jesus Christ. He was forgiving&hellip;are we? He was willing to be mocked for the sake of doing His Fathers will&hellip;are we? He served others and put them before himself&hellip;do we? He told others about the way to eternal life&hellip;do we? He was a praying man&hellip;are we? May we as Christians do what we need to do to become followers of Jesus Christ. He is our example! One way to become more like Him is to learn how to pray. The bible teaches us about prayer. Batavia Assembly of God, located at 24 North Spruce Street, is hosting its 3rd annual prayer conference September 13th from 6pm to 9pm (registration from 6pm-7pm), and September 14th from 8am to 4pm. Dick LaFountain will be the keynote speaker. Dick&#39;s passion is to motivate a renewed love for prayer and the presence of God in our churches. The title for the conference is &ldquo;Presence, Prayer and the Power of God&rdquo;. Elmwood Drive will lead worship. The registration fee is $15 per person, $20 per couple. Breakfast and lunch are included. You may register by calling the church at 585-343-8521. Please register by Sept 6th. Payment is at the door. Hope to see you there.</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">September 2, 2013 - 8:25pm</span></div> </div> Attica batavia alexander Bethany Byron Bergen Darien elba LeRoy Oakfield Pavilion pembroke Stafford Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:34:00 +0000 Tracy Byrnes 39214 at Mother seeks help in finding her missing son <p><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 7px; float: right; height: 172px; width: 140px;" />A 15-year-old resident of Attica with close ties to Batavia is missing and his mother is seeking the public&#39;s help in locating him.</p> <p>She believes her son has run away. He left home about 1 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Timothy A. Vail Jr</strong>., is required to take medication daily and his mother doesn&#39;t believe he has his medication with him.</p> <p>Timothy is 5&#39; 4&quot;, 145 pounds with very short dirty-blond hair and greenish/hazel eyes, very black eyebrows and his lower lip is pierced. He was last seen riding a white bike wearing gray shorts and red tank top and carrying a gray and black backpack.</p> <p>He is known to sometimes hide in the woods near Kibbe Park and near the Rite Aid at Clinton and Main.</p> <p>Lesly Vail Trebian says she can be reached (585) 708-5005 by text at (585) 409-6148.</p> <p>A missing person report was filed with Attica PD.</p> <p>Photo is from a year ago when he previously went missing.</p> Attica batavia Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:24:16 +0000 Howard B. Owens 38790 at