Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:57 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, drugs.
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       Kara Baker

An Attica woman was arrested Sept. 7 following a five-month investigation into alleged drug sales in the Village of Attica.

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force, Village of Attica Police, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, and a New York State Police K-9 unit converged on Kara Baker’s Lincoln Avenue home around 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7. During the search, officer’s say they found a large quantity of suspected cocaine, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

Additionally, a child younger than 16 years old was in the home during the search, prompting an endangerment charge.

Baker, 44, of Attica, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials say additional felony charges are imminent. She is also accused of selling cocaine and other controlled substance out of her home over the past five months.

She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

The Drug Task Force includes members from the Sheriff’s Office, and the Arcade, Attica, Perry, and Warsaw police departments.

The DTF reminds residents that suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line (585) 786-8965.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade.
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     Nichole Dacey       Jessica Ruch

Nichole Dacey, 30, and Jessica Ruch, 35, both of Perry, were each charged Sept. 6 with one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of petit larceny. The duo is accused of stealing a television from an apartment they shared with a friend. Additionally, Perry Police say they then entered the next door neighbor’s apartment while they were not home and stole their TV. Both alleged thefts are said to have happened Aug. 31. Officials also say the suspects then sold the TVs to a pawn shop in the Rochester area. Dacey and Ruch were picked up by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on arrest warrants and turned over to the Perry Police Department.

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    Summer Spencer

Summer Spencer, 37, of Arcade, was charged Sept. 7 with welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, both as felonies. Spencer is accused of failing to report everyone who was living in the household. By failing to report everyone, she collected more than $22,000 in benefits she was not entitled to. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 11.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Open Houses, real estate, WNY Open House, Wyoming County.


Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Castile, Letchworth State Park.

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Press release, photos submitted:

Western New York’s rich history from both the Native American and pioneer perspective will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Letchworth State Park. 

The Native American and Pioneer Heritage Day’s festivities will be held at Trailside Lodge, near the park’s Castile entrance. Admission to the show is included with the $10 per car park entrance fee. 

Highlights of the day include a performance by Gretchen Sepik portraying “The White Woman of the Genesee” Mary Jemison, whose remarkable story is one encompassing both the pioneer and Native American culture; and Native American storyteller Perry Ground, Native American Flutes by Ken Wallace, and the Allegany River Indian Dancers, who will showcase traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois.

Throughout the day there will be Atl-Atl (spear throwing stick) competitions for all ages and pioneer walks led by historian Tom Cook.

Trailside will also be the site of a craft show and sale featuring Native American and pioneer crafts. Some of the crafts presented this year include, flintknapping – the making of flaked or chipped stone tools, basketmaking, open hearth cooking, quill art, soapstone carving, and much more.

Exhibits in the William Pryor Letchworth Museum, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also feature Native American Culture and the pioneer story of the development of Letchworth State Park and the surrounding area.

For more information call (585) 493-3600.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County is holding a dinner/workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Ag & Business Center, 36 Center St., Warsaw.

The event will feature speaker Debra Welch, who will speak on pollinators and simple honey recipes. Not only will she give a brief talk on pollinators and how they create honey, she will also conduct a hands-on demonstration of recipes using honey. Additionally, participants will be able to take some of their creations home along with a booklet of recipes put together by master gardeners.

The Master Gardeners will be providing dinner and dessert using locally grown foods. They will also be incorporating honey in some of the dishes, dressings and refreshments.

Preregistration by Sept. 20 is required. The cost is $20 per person.

To register online visit click here or call (585) 786-2251. 

For more information, visit wyoming.cce.cornell.edu or contact Don Gasiewicz at (585) 786-225, ext. 113, or via email at drg35@cornell.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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One of the Northeast’s largest arts and crafts shows welcomes new artists to start their career in an Emerging Artist program.

The Letchworth Arts & Crafts show welcomes the next generation of professional artists to join more than 330 vendors at this year’s show. The show now hosts up to 90,000 people and includes artists from around the country.

“At the last Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show, we launched this program with great success,” said ACWC Emerging Artist program coordinator Pilar McKay. “The artists were able to network with each other and with us. In fact, one artist returned to exhibit her art in Wyoming County.”

Acceptance in this program will include display and selling space in an indoor venue (north shelter) at the show on Oct. 8 and 9. Accepted emerging artists will have no booth fee for their space.

Artists will be responsible for staffing and selling their works during this day. They should anticipate being on-site at the show both Sunday and Monday including teardown of all art by 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Artists will be approved after a completed application is submitted. Applications are accepted via email (mckay@artswyco.org) or in the mail/in person at 31 S. Main St., Perry, NY 14530.

All Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Criteria for application include:

    • Either currently attend college/university or recently graduated from college (within the last two years). All levels of college/university students welcomed: from associates to bachelors to MFA students. All majors welcomed: applicant does not have to be studying in a visual studies/art program to submit an arts & crafts application;

    • Produced a body of work in the last two to three years;

    • A brief personal statement about applying to Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show (500-word maximum);

    • An artist statement (500-word maximum);

    • A resume (one-page maximum);

    • Minimum of three and up to five digital images of work created in the last three years – images can include multiple pieces of art, but be mindful that the jury must be able to see detail in the work;

    • One image of artist creating their art;

    • Present a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority;   

    • Applicant must submit application materials by email on or before Sept. 30. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed;

    • No application fee; and

    • Optional: Attendance to one of two virtual orientations (conference calls) to the festival or confirmation with the Emerging Artist coordinator.

For questions email McKay at mckay@artswyco.org.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Perry.
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    Shawn Hunter     Jenna Josephite

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force arrested two individuals for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Warsaw.

Shawn Hunter, 33, and Jenna Josephite, 28, were charged Aug. 31 with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both as Class B felonies. Officials in the Sheriff’s Office say Hunter, of Rochester, and Josephite, of Batavia, are suspected of selling a large quantity of the drug to a person that had been under surveillance by the DTF.

According to officials, the incident happened in the parking lot at the Warsaw Shopping Plaza, Main Street, Warsaw.

Hunter was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. Josephite was jailed in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Task Force members were assisted at the scene by uniform members of the Sheriff’s Office, the New York State, and Warsaw Village police departments.

The DTF includes officers from the Sheriff’s Office, as well as from the Arcade, Attica, Perry and Warsaw police departments.

Suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line at (585) 786-8965.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:39 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, news, government, Collins.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) called for Congress to immediately enact a permanent solution to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program imposed by former President Barack Obama and now rescinded by President Donald Trump. 

In order to reach a quick resolution, Collins is cosponsoring H.R. 1468, the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, introduced by Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). 

The RAC Act provides five-year conditional legal status to undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as minors if they obtain a higher education, maintain continual employment, or serve in the United States military. These individuals are eligible for permanent legal status if they continue to demonstrate good moral character, including maintaining a clean criminal record and staying off government assistance for five years.

“Nearly 800,000 minors were illegally brought into this country by their parents. President Obama superseded the authority of Congress by issuing an executive order that was a temporary patch and provided no certainty to these children,” Collins said. “President Trump properly rescinded the Obama DACA program which protected illegal immigrants without Congressional approval.”

Many of the immigration problems the nation is now facing are a direct result of the porous borders under the Obama Administration when millions of immigrants illegally entered the United States, bringing their minor children with them, says Collins.

Now, Trump has referred the matter to Congress for legislative action and to send a bill to his desk to be signed into law that gives these young people, so-called Dreamers, certainty with permanent legal work status. At the same time, Congress needs to make sure our borders are secure.

“Just like President Trump and other Members of Congress, I recognize that these young men and women were brought to our county illegally, through no fault of their own. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to create long-term certainty for these individuals.”

Collins also says it was time for comprehensive immigration reform to address areas such as H-2A and H-2B visas granted to temporary farm workers. In addition, he said it was time to address the estimated 12 million illegal individuals in the country.

“I’m a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform that keeps our borders secure and allows farmers to access a willing and available labor force. We need to use this opportunity to address the larger immigration issues facing our nation but cannot award citizenship to adults that enter our country illegally. Labor from undocumented workers is critical to Western New York’s agriculture community and we need to give these individuals the ability to gain legal work status.”

For more information on H.R. 1468, Recognizing America’s Children Act, click here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:52 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming, Silver Springs.

Smoke detectors woke a sleeping couple around 11 p.m. Sept. 6, alerting them to a fire and giving them time to escape the blaze.

The fire began in the garage of 6186 Burke Hill Road, Perry. According to fire officials, a car inside an attached garage had caught fire, which spread into the home.

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming and Pavilion fire departments, and Mount Morris Emergency Medical Services responded to the late night fire.

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Perry Center Chief Harold Wright were Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Office and NYSEG.

Standing by at empty fire stations included Silver Springs, Cuylerville and York fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours with no injuries reported.

The estimated cost of damages is $100,000.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Silver Springs, Warsaw.

Three males are facing drug charges following an incident in the Village of Silver Springs park.

Austin C. Romanelli, 20, of Silver Springs, and two male youths – a 16- and an 18-year-old – were all charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following an investigation at the Village park.

Due to their ages, two teens' names are not being released, officials say.

Romanelli was also charged with criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree (sale of marijuana to a person under 18 years old), a Class D felony.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the three suspects were found near the pavilion and in possession of marijuana. Additionally, Romanelli is accused of providing the drug to the two younger males.

Both youths were released to their parents.

Romanelli was arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court where he was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond.

He is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Sept. 18.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, news, Strykersville.

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The New York State Department of Transportation warns that there is a sinkhole on Route 78 near Minkel Road in the Town of Strykersville.

Route 78 in that area is closed, in both directions, until further notice.

UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: Department of Transportation officials say Route 78 is closed to thru traffic between Elm and Perry roads. On the surface, the sinkhole seems minimal – about as large a 20-inch bike tire – underneath the road, however, is a hollow approximately 15 feet wide and 20 feet deep. 

Highway officials were on site this afternoon evaluating the roadway and believe the heavy rain overnight contributed to the issue.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m.:  Press release

New York State DOT officials advise motorists that a portion of Route 78 (Strykersville Road) between Minkel and Welch roads in the Town of Java, is closed to traffic for road repairs. Repairs will be made south of Minkel Road, just south of the Hamlet of Strykersville.

A signed detour will direct travelers to use Perry Road and routes 77 and 78 while the roadway is closed. An electronic sign is being placed on Route 20A near East Aurora to advise eastbound traffic to take Route 20A to Route 77. 

The repairs will be made as quickly as possible, but are expected to take several weeks. Updates will be provided as work progresses. 

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org or our new mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Ridin' Shotgun, photos, Pike, Gainesville, Perry, Castile.

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There are those rare occasions where I am truly "riding shotgun" during my photo excursions. This latest post is one of them.

It all started with a flat tire and my need to go to the grocery store.

Needless to say, a text to a friend, a nice day, and almost two hours later, we finally made our way to the store. But not until after driving on a few unfamiliar, "limited maintenance" roads ridin' shotgun somewhere in East Wyoming County.

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Monday, September 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Wine & Brew in the Valley.

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Not only will patrons have an opportunity to stroll down Warsaw’s main and side streets checking out the local businesses, there will be plenty of stops along the way to sample local wine, ale and food.

There are only 750 wine tasting and 500 beer tasting tickets available for this year’s 4th annual Wine & Brews in the Valley, happening from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Village. Check-in is between 3 and 5:15 p.m. Tickets for either wine tasting or beer tasting – tasters cannot do both – are $25 presale or $30 at the event, designated drivers get in free.

New this year, in addition to the check-in at the Warsaw Moose Club on Main Street, is the Fairview Paper Box Corporation check-in at 200 Allen St., Warsaw. When participants arrive they will have their ID checked, be given a wrist band, a special commemorative tasting glass and event program.

The tasters program includes a map to the more than 20 wine tastings, 10 beer tastings, and treat sites along the route. Additionally, there will be seven different food vendors and several different musical acts performing throughout the Village.

Tickets are available at the following locations Tompkins Bank of Castile, Wyoming and Genesee County locations, Zeche’s Furniture & Appliances, or online by clicking here

The Wine & Brews in the Valley event is sponsored by the United Way of Wyoming County. The organization supports local agencies in the county, some of which include ARC of Livingston/Wyoming counties, Boy Scouts of America - Iroquois Trail, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Home Care and Hospice, Mental Health Association of Rochester, Project Read of Wyoming County,  Warsaw food pantry, Wyoming County Business Education Council, Wyoming County Community Action, YMCA Wyoming County Branch.

For more information visit www.wineandbrewsinthevalley.com

See related: 'Wine and Brews in the Valley' continues to expand, has raised $50,000 for WyCo groups 

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Monday, September 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Middlebury, Attica, Perry, Warsaw.
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    Ronald C. Watson

Ronald C. Watson, 46, of Akron, was charged Aug. 26 with criminal obstruction breathing/blood circulation – by applying pressure, reckless endangerment in the second degree, assault in the third degree, and menacing in the third degree. Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Transit Road in the Town of Middlebury for a bloody woman asking for help at the door. Watson is suspected of being involved in a violent domestic dispute in the Town of Covington. He is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, pulling her hair, choking her, and pushing her out of a moving vehicle. He was arraigned in the Town of Covington, where he was released on his own recognizance. He is due in the Town of Covington Court Oct. 23.

Joseph A. Saraceni Jr., 21, of Batavia, was charged Aug. 28 with DWAI operating a vehicle impaired by drugs, operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, following too closely, and unsafe turn/failure to signal. Troopers say they saw Saraceni following a vehicle too closely. When they attempted to follow him, he allegedly made an abrupt turn without signaling. During the interview, troopers say Saraceni gave them an expired New York State driver’s license. While being interviewed, the suspect allegedly gave a list of medications that he was taking in which consist of a controlled substance. He was given field sobriety testing, then taken to the State Police barracks in Warsaw. Additionally, he was evaluated by a drug recognition expert thus garnering the above charges. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 11. Not only was Saraceni arrested for DWAI, he was also turned over to the Monroe County Sheriff’s department for an active probation warrant.

Robert E. Ezzo, 63, of Attica, was charged Aug. 27 with driving while intoxicated and moving from lane unsafely. Troopers say they responded to a report of a car off the road with the complainant and witness waiting for police to respond. The suspect was found at his home and give standardized field sobriety testing. He was then taken to the State Police barracks in Warsaw, where he allegedly blew a BAC of .12 percent. He is due in the Town of Bennington Court Sept. 11.

Jessica N. Cashday, 23, of Buffalo, was charged Aug. 27 with criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree and introducing contraband into a prison. Troopers say Cashday was a visitor at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica when the Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS) K9 alerted on her. Subsequently, she was questioned by Troopers and allegedly admitted to having marijuana. According to police, approximately 70.4 grams of marijuana was found. She was processed without incident and arraigned in the Town of Attica Court. She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. She is due in the Town of Attica Court Sept. 11.

Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Press release:

The Preservation League of New York is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2018-19 list of New York State's most endangered places – Seven to Save.

Since 1999, the Preservation League has highlighted New York's threatened historic sites through its Seven to Save list. The program provides enhanced services from the League to bolster visibility and build support for preservation.

"Through our partnership with concerned groups and individuals, the threats to dozens of at-risk buildings, landscapes, downtowns, and neighborhoods have been reduced and in many cases eliminated by a Seven to Save designation and subsequent actions," said Preservation League President Jay DiLorenzo. "The League is looking forward to providing strategic attention, extra effort, and new tools to secure the future of New York State's endangered resources for generations to come."

The League is looking for places that could benefit from the additional attention that Seven to Save designation brings. 

Program goals are to:

    • Spotlight important threatened historic buildings, structures, landscapes and communities;

    • Generate enthusiasm for the protection and reuse of threatened sites;

    • Identify options for the viable use of threatened sites;

    • Focus public attention on key statewide preservation issues;

    • Demonstrate the economic and community-building benefits of historic preservation;

    • Provide guidance, strategies and tools to alleviate threats to at-risk sites.

For more information about nominating sites and to request an application, call Preservation League Vice President Erin Tobin at (518) 462-5658, ext. 12, or via email at etobin@preservenys.org.

The deadline for nomination is Oct. 16.

Visit www.preservenys.org for previous Seven to Save designees.

The Preservation League of New York State invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of historic buildings and landscapes.

Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Gainesville, Pike.

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The Gainesville Fire Department and Rescue Squad is holding a fundraising raffle at 6 p.m. Sept. 30, 67 E. Main St., Pike. Doors open at 4:30.

Tickets are required to the event and include food and beverages.

The grand prize is a four-day trip for two to Cancun, Mexico. Five additional “mega” floor raffles will also be available and include dining out, family fun, party package, an adult beverage package, and a kayak package.

For more information ask any Gainesville Fire Department member or call (585) 493-2273.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Perry.

Henemias Hernades-Perez, 32, of Castile, was charged Aug. 29 with criminal mischief in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Hernades-Perez is accused of throwing a large rock through a vehicle window in the Town of Castile. Deputies say, one adult and a child were in the car when the incident happened.  Additionally, it was reported that he threw a beer bottle at the side of the car as well. He was arrested and arraigned in the Town of Castile Court. He was put in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. He was due in the Town of Castile Court today.

Michael Menz, 33, of Perry, was charged Aug. 29 with unlawful possession of marijuana. Menz was arrested following an investigation into a loud noise complaint in the Village of Perry. He is due in Perry Village Court Sept. 12.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Pike, Warsaw.
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      Richard Gargula

A Pike man with a host of drug charges under his belt pled guilty to a more recent set of drug charges while in Wyoming County Court Thursday.

On Aug. 31, Richard Gargula waived indictment on: criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both Class B felonies; tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony; and the following as misdemeanors -- two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of drugs and alcohol; driving while ability impaired by drugs; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

He pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony; driving while ability impaired by drugs as a misdemeanor.

However, this latest batch of charges is one of many the 34-year-old has acquired during the past couple of years.

On Aug. 11 Gargula, of Pike, was accused of driving with a suspended license when he was stopped on Shearing Road in the Town of Gainesville. At the time of his arrest he allegedly failed field sobriety testing, was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine and heroin, and was determined to be impaired by multiple drug categories following an evaluation by a drug recognition expert.

Gargula is also being accused of tossing suspected cocaine inside a nearby residence in an attempt to conceal evidence.

He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Previous arrests and charges include:

    • On Sept. 14, 2015, Gargula, then 32, was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and speed in zone. Gargula was stopped on Telegraph Road Sept. 11 for allegedly driving 63 in a 35-mph zone. During the traffic stop, it is alleged that Gargula was in possession of a hypodermic syringe used for heroin injection.

    • On March 19, Gargula, then 33, was charged with criminal solicitation in the fourth degree. He is accused of soliciting Melissa Preen to commit the felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Due to Gargula being an inmate at the time of his arrest, his personal belongings were searched by jail staff. Officials say a narcotic preparation was found within his clothing. Subsequently, he was also charged with introduction of dangerous contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree – more than 500 mgs. of cocaine, a Class D felony. 

He was jailed on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond for the solicitation charge and $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond for the felony charges. 

    • On May 25, he pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. He was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 17.

    • On Aug. 17, he was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

    • On Aug. 18, he admitted to violating his sentencing cap. Bail was revoked and he was held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14. He is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw.

An Attica man who received multiple charges in a violent domestic incident on Prospect Street, in the predawn hours of July 30, pled guilty to attempted strangulation in the second degree, a Class E felony.

Adam M. Jellison, 39, was charged with two counts of aggravated harassment, two counts of assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and strangulation in the second degree.

He pled guilty to the attempted strangulation charged in Wyoming County Court Aug. 31.

Additionally, at the time of his initial arrest, a full stay-away order of protection was also issued.

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 28.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Arcade, Gainesville, Perry, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Aug. 31.

Matthew Zakrzewski, who is accused of committing a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to assault in the second degree, a Class D felony; criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony; and these charges as Class A misdemeanors -- criminal mischief in the fourth degree, menacing in the second degree, and criminal trespass in the second degree. A pre-plea hearing is scheduled Nov. 30.​

Darren Tingue Jr., who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Sept. 21 for motions.

Jose Serrano, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 30.

Ervin Delude Sr., who committed a crime in Gainesville, was sentenced to one-and-three-quarters to three-and-one-half years in prison on each count of two counts of aggravated family offense, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentences are to run concurrently. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges.

Gerald Keech, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Oct. 26. Keech is being held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Christopher King, who committed a crime in Warsaw, successfully completed interim probation. He was sentenced to three years probation on the reduced charge of conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Restitution was paid in full.

Jeffrey Snyder II, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, had a violation of probation hearing set for Sept. 13. He is being held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Franklin Cook, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 12.

Joelle Good, who committed a crime in Warsaw, had a violation of probation hearing set for Sept. 22.

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