Arcade

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade.

A multi-agency burglary investigation resulted in the arrests of two 18-year-olds and five juveniles Aug. 17.

chester_f_piwowarczyk_copy.jpg syllian_s._taggart_copy.jpg
Chester Piwowarczyk      Dyllian S. Taggart

Dyllian S. Taggart, 18, of Delevan, and Chester F. Piwowarczyk, 18, of Springville, were each charged with multiple counts of burglary in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief.

Two juvenile females and three juvenile males were also arrested and petitioned to Family Court.

The New York State Police, Village of Arcade Police Department and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department arrested the seven suspects accused of burglarizing businesses, trespassing and criminal mischief in Wyoming and Cattaraugus counties.

The alleged crime spree spanned seven days and seven businesses: the Little Red Caboose Ice Cream Shop, Arcade; the Barbershop, Fresh Vapes, and Addie’s Custard Ice Cream Shop, all in Yorkshire; Pierce Milling, Delevan; and the Lime Lake Snack Shack, and Lakehouse Restaurant, both in Machias.

Taggart was put in Cattaraugus County Jail on $50,000 bail and Piwowarczyk was put in Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Kevin M. Johnson, 32, of Gainesville, was charged Aug. 8 with: driving while intoxicated as a felony due to a previous conviction within 10 years; circumventing an ignition interlock device; aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree; and speed exceeding 55 mph. Johnson was stopped on Route 238, Attica, for allegedly speeding. During the investigation, Troopers say they detected an odor of alcohol, subsequently field sobriety testing was conducted as well as a breath test. His BAC was allegedly .08 percent. He is due in the Town of Attica Court Aug. 21.

Michael S. Slocum, 29, of Silver Springs, was charged Aug. 8 with: driving while intoxicated as a felony due to a previous conviction within 10 years; circumventing an interlock device; aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the first degree; drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway; moving from lane unsafely; and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers responded to a vehicle in a ditch on Wethersfield Road, Gainesville, in which Slocum allegedly appeared to be intoxicated. Additionally, Troopers say a small bag of marijuana was found. He was given field sobriety testing, which he is said to have failed. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Warsaw for processing where his BAC was allegedly recorded at .17 percent. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Matthew J. Wesolowski, 23, of Cowlesville, was charged Aug. 6 with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. State Troopers say they responded to a 9-1-1 call of someone screaming and a loud bang on Church Road in the Town of Bennington. When police arrived on the scene they located a vehicle in a ditch. Troopers say the driver, Wesolowski, allegedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs and a small bag of marijuana was found in the vehicle. He was given field sobriety tests, which police say he failed and taken to State Police barracks in Warsaw. He was evaluated by a drug recognition expert and charged with the above offenses. He is due in the Town of Bennington Court Aug. 14.

Nicholas J. Kinmartin, 31, of Arcade, was charged Aug. 9 with 20 counts of petit larceny. Troopers say Kinmartin was seen on video approximately 17 times shoplifting merchandise from the 7-Eleven, Route 16, Yorkshire. The value of the items he allegedly stole was approximately $1,438. He was processed at the State Police barracks in Machias and released. He is due in the Town of Yorkshire Court later this month.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Business.

The Little Red Caboose, Main Street, Arcade, is asking the community to keep its “eyes and ears open” due to alleged vandalism that had occurred at the business Aug. 5 and 6.

Owners of the business said the following on their Facebook page:

We were vandalized Saturday night and then broken into and vandalized Sunday night. They broke the door open to our storage shed and stole some things, cut and broke some things in mini golf, ripped up signs and Arcade & Attica Railroad pictures, cut holes into the new deck canopy, stole the mask from the “train guy” and broke things on top of the caboose.

“We are just a simple family trying to make ends meet while trying to create a place where friends and families can enjoy time together.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Arcade Police Department at (585) 492-3111.

Arcade Police officials are investigating the matter.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:54 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Shakespeare, play, Perry, Arcade.

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-1.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-2.jpg

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”

The very first line in Shakespeare’s play “Romeo & Juliet” not only shapes the direction of the play itself but was the inspiration to this year’s stage setup of Shake on the Lake’s performance of the tragedy held Tuesday night in the Arcade Village Park.

Shake on the Lake performers have used several stage variations over the years including in the round – the audience is placed on at least three sides of the stage, a semicircle, and thrust – a stage that extends into the auditorium so that the audience is seated around three sides.

This year was the first year they used an "alleyway" configuration – the audience is set on two sides of the stage facing each other. In the case of this production, it allows the audience on both sides to play off each other's reactions. It creates a circular energy, says Director Chad Bradford.

“The walls in the set represent the ‘wall’ between two families and the riffs they have. With the climate in the world as an ‘us’ versus ’them’ kind of world, the play mirrored what is relevant now,” Bradford said.

Shake on the Lake’s production of “Romeo & Juliet” continues tonight at 6:30 at the Public Beach on Silver Lake, Perry. The cost is $10 per person or $35 for five people.

For more information on Shake on the Lake, including updates on events and fundraising, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities visit www.shakeonthelake.org or email shakeonthelake@gmail.com.

See related: Shake on the Lake presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-3.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-4.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-5.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-6.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-7.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-8.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-9.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-10.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-11.jpg

shake_-_romeo_and_juliet_arcade_aug._1_2017-12.jpg

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:54 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, announcements, Arcade, Attica, Perry, Warsaw.

More than 1,000 students completed their baccalaureate studies at State University of New York at Oswego in spring 2017 and were recognized during commencement in May.

A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

Graduates from the area include:

    • Benjamin G. Aylsworth, of Attica, earned his degree in history, summa cum laude;

    • Haley R. Parker, of Perry, earned her degree in adolescence education, cum laude;

    • Alyssa R. Aldrich, of Warsaw, earned her degree in biochemistry; and

    • Teraisa S. Matuszak, of Arcade, earned her degree in career and technical education.

U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2017, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2017 college guidebook "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and in its national list of "Green Colleges."

A 156-year-old comprehensive college in the SUNY system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu/gradstudies for more information.

 

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

romeo_and_juliet_poster.jpg

Press release, photo submitted:

Shake on the Lake, Wyoming County’s Professional Shakespeare Festival celebrates its sixth season by producing its first tragedy, "Romeo & Juliet." This year’s tour is the largest to date and takes the company to eight counties – Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Erie, Niagara, Monroe and Cattaraugus.

Josh Rice, co-founder and producing artistic director of Shake on the Lake, organized the company in 2012 to fulfill a life’s dream to bring professional theater to his hometown of Silver Lake. Since then, this rural-based company has grown from three professional theater artists to nearly a dozen and from four live shows to 16 during this year’s "Romeo & Juliet: tour.

“After producing comedies for the first five seasons, this year we are doing our first tragedy,” Rice said. “ 'Romeo & Juliet' is Shakespeare’s best-known play and is actually quite funny for the first three acts. Then, things get really interesting. We are excited to show people how we can put a mirror up to these 400-year-old plays and reflect back to audiences things that are still as relevant now, in 2017.”

Chad Bradford, associate artistic director, and founding company member is directing this year’s performance. He has helped shape the creative and collaborative process that Shake on the Lake is known for in their fast, physical, and fun style of adapting Shakespeare.

“When wrestling with a play as beautiful, iconic and famous as 'Romeo & Juliet,' one is tempted to take the bits and pieces of their favorite productions and cram them into a single performance,” Bradford said. “However, with the collaborative, ensemble-based working model that we have established here at Shake on the Lake, I’m learning things about the play that I never knew before.”

Both men are both alumni of the National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship program, which specializes in creative placemaking through the arts.

Rice’s program, the Mnemonic Theatre Project (MTP), develops theater programs for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After four years of successful programs in Westchester County, he is launching the inaugural MTP workshops in Wyoming County in conjunction with the Office of the Aging, and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership of WNY.

Bradford’s project, Voices UnCaged, brings theater to inmates in New York and Arkansas. For the second year, he will bring this program to Groveland Correctional Facility in Livingston County. The one-week theater outreach program, with teaching artists from Shake on the Lake, will culminate in an original performance by the students for an audience of their fellow inmates and prison administrators.

The company returned for its residency in Silver Lake in mid-July. In addition to performing, the company has a full schedule of K-12 educational programming (Perry, Lyndonville, Belmont and Niagara Falls), community outreach, and performances throughout Western New York.

“We’re thrilled that Shake on the Lake is welcomed in so many communities throughout Western New York,” said Managing Director Pilar McKay. “This year we also joined the Theatre Alliance of Buffalo to strengthen our ties to the regional theater community and to represent professional theatre in rural areas.”

Performances in Wyoming County are scheduled as follows:

    • Attica: July 31 at the Attica Historical Society, Main Street. Performance is free;

    • Arcade: Aug. 1 at the Village of Arcade Park (sledding hill), Main Street, rain location at the Hope Lutheran Church, Main Street. Performance is free; and

    • Silver Lake: Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at the Public Beach, with a rain location at Epworth Hall, Silver Lake. Cost is $10 per person or $35 for five people.

All performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

Shake on the Lake partners with organizations in many of the tour venues including Lyndonville Area Foundation, Lyndonville; Niagara Falls Air Force Base, Niagara Falls; Springville Center for the Arts, Springville; Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Ellicottville; Western Monroe Historical Society, Brockport; GO ART!, Batavia; Orleans County Tourism, Point Breeze; Arts Council for Wyoming County (Wyoming County shows), Perry; Wyoming County Tourism (Wyoming County shows), Warsaw; and Dansville Rotary, Dansville.

Shake on the Lake is a live theater festival and is the first live outdoor theater festival in Wyoming County. The mission of the festival is to entertain, engage and enrich those in the community by creating professional theater productions in a natural, outdoor setting.

This program is supported by the NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (a statewide Theatre Regrant Program), the Lyndonville Area Foundation, the Conable Family Foundation, and the Austin Community Foundation.

For more information on Shake on the Lake, including updates on events and fundraising, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities visit www.shakeonthelake.org or email shakeonthelake@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:28 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Attica, Castile, Sheldon, Warsaw, Covington.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun July 20.

Aaron Schinsing, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to: burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony; criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree; and petit larceny. Motions are scheduled Sept. 14. Pre trial release continues.

Jose Serrano, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, has his case adjourned to Aug. 3.

Michael Marrale, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation on each charge of: reckless endangerment in the first degree, a Class D felony; and driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. The sentences are to run concurrently. Marrale is also responsible to pay a $2,500 fine and his driver’s license has been revoked.

Cory Dahl, who is accused of committing a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to Aug. 3.

Scott Moulton, who committed a crime in Covington, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, and driving while ability impaired by drugs as a misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 17.

Carlos Silva, who committed a crime in Sheldon, pled guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to time served, a $500 fine, and fees and surcharges.

Melissa Preen, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one year in prison, two years post-release supervision with Willard, and fees and surcharges. Willard is a Drug Treatment Campus (DTC) operated by the NYS Department of Correctional Services and Community Supervision (DOCCS) in collaboration with OASAS (Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services). It was created in 1995 as a new sentencing option for low-level drug offenders and parole violators who previously would have been sent to a traditional prison. The Willard program was created as an intermediate sanction to deal with the problem of relapse. In Preen's case, an order of protection was also issued. She was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Chad Main, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation, driver’s license revocation, ignition interlock device imposed, a $1,500 fine, and 250 hours of community service. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated as a Class E felony.

Eugene Matteson, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was in court for a modification of a condition discharge. It has been extended to May 4, 2019.

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Arcade.

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-1.jpg

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-2.jpg

Two teenage girls were taken via Mercy Flight to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for head injuries sustained in an accident this afternoon in Arcade.

Arcade Police report a vehicle, driven by Karen Dziuba, heading north on Liberty Street in the Village was stopped in traffic when a second vehicle, driven by Linda Osterhout, rear-ended it.

A staging area was set up at the Arcade Fire Department for a double Mercy Flight landing, at which time the girls were taken via ambulance to the landing site then transferred to the helicopters and taken to Buffalo.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Barber’s Auto Service.

Assisting at the scene included the Arcade Fire Department and the Mercy Flight Fly Car out of Springville. The Fly Cars are available to on-call providers and flight teams to be used for system support if needed.

Osterhout, of Fillmore, was ticketed for following too closely.

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-3.jpg

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-4.jpg

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-5.jpg

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-6.jpg

double_mercy_flight_landing_accident_in_arcade-7.jpg

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

fire_on_telegraph_road-1.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-2.jpg

The cause of the fire that decimated a home at 3700 Telegraph Road, Eagle, remains under investigation, fire officials say.

Early Thursday morning firefighters from Bliss, Pike, Gainesville, and Centerville fire departments responded to the home in Eagle under the direction of Fire Chief in Charge Bliss Fire Chief Clarence George.

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, the Red Cross, and RG&E. Standing by at empty fire stations were Arcade, Castile and Silver Springs fire departments.

Crews were on the scene for three hours.

Although no injuries were reported, the fire is blamed for the total loss of the home and contents, along with a dog and a bird.

fire_on_telegraph_road-3.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-4.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-5.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-6.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-7.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-8.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-9.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-10.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-11.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road-12.jpg

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:10 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Pike, Bliss, Gainesville, Arcade, Castile, Silver Springs.

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-1.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-2.jpg

Firefighters from Pike, Bliss, Gainesville, and Centerville fire departments scrambled to an early morning fire on Telegraph Road – between Lyonsburg and Centerville roads – in Eagle today.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

No injuries were reported at the time of this post.

Assisting at the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Management. Standing by at empty stations were Arcade, Castile and Silver Springs fire departments.

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-3.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-4.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-5.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-6.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-7.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-8.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-9.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-10.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-11.jpg

fire_on_telegraph_road_july_20_2017-12.jpg

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Arcade.

accident_at_39_and_centerline_rd_arcade-1.jpg

accident_at_39_and_centerline_rd_arcade-2.jpg

A four-vehicle accident temporarily stopped traffic on Route 39 at the county line in Arcade around noon today.

State Police say a white car headed west on Route 39 veered into the eastbound lane, at Countyline Road, and struck a full-size pickup truck. The impact sent the truck crashing into a van. A fourth vehicle subsequently hit the Chevy after the truck veered into its lane.

Three injuries were reported. One of the victims was taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo, the other two patients were transported via Arcade, and Yorkshire ambulances to area hospitals.

While the driver of the white vehicle will be ticketed – moved from lane unsafely – troopers on the scene do not believe drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash; investigation pending.

Assisting State Police, Warsaw, on the scene included Arcade PD, and State Police, Ellicottville.

accident_at_39_and_centerline_rd_arcade-3.jpg

accident_at_39_and_centerline_rd_arcade-4.jpg

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, announcements, Arcade.

sw_signs_and_graphics_arcade.jpg

Press release, photo submitted by the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.

Graphics designer, tattooist and entrepreneur Shannon Wojciechowski celebrated the opening of her new business with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, friends and family July 14 with a ribbon cutting.

Although Wojciechowski has more than 20 years of experience as a graphic designer, she wanted a venture of her own and opened SW Designs Tattoo/Graphics Studio, Gallery & Gifts at 281 Main St. in Arcade. While she has been a tattoo artist for approximately six years, the primary focus of the business is graphics design.

SW Designs offers custom design work in various media, an art studio/gallery of different artists and a special veterans' corner to showcase the work of those who have served in the Armed Forces.

The endeavor was helped made possible through a Wyoming County Rural Arts Initiative and the NYS Micro-Enterprise program. These programs are designed to help new entrepreneurs establish businesses focusing on the arts.

For more information call (585) 653-5225.

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Arcade.

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) recently announced $64,572 in federal funding for the Arcade Fire Department. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

“Our firefighters consistently put themselves in deadly environments and critical situations to protect their fellow neighbors,” Collins said. “It is imperative our firefighters are suited with reliable equipment when fighting fires, and departments here in New York’s 27th Congressional District have utilized the AFG program to get the funding assistance they need to keep their members safe. I was proud to work with the Arcade Fire Department to secure this crucial $64,572 in AFG funding and thank them for their service.”

The fire department will use this $64,572 federal grant to purchase 20 sets of turnout gear and bailout kits. The new turnout gear will provide members with durable equipment that maintains breathability and mitigates fatigue and heat stress. In the event a fire emergency grows out of control, the new bailout kits will offer its members  life-saving solutions. For example, the kits contain the tools necessary for safe, fast and reliable bailouts.

“On behalf of the Arcade Volunteer Fire Department, the Village of Arcade, and Town of Arcade we are excited to accept this grant,” said Chief of the Arcade Fire Department Tom Beiersdorf. “It will help ensure the safety of our members so they can do their job and protect our community. We will continue to work with Congressman Collins to proactively apply for federal grant funding for needed equipment.”

The AFG program provides direct funding assistance to fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and non-affiliated EMS organizations to enhance their response capabilities. The funding also helps more effectively protect the health and safety of both the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Arcade, Warsaw.

The Wyoming County Drug Task Force (WCDTF) recently arrested three area residents for alleged drug sales across the county.

dahl.jpg baker.jpg
      Cory Dahl      Melissa Baker

Cory Dahl, 24, of Medina, and Melissa Baker, 33, of Warsaw, were each charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Dahl was arrested June 29 and is accused of selling a quantity of hydrocodone to an agent of the WCDTF while in the Village of Castile in 2016.

He was arraigned in County Court and released. The Medina Police Department assisted with his arrest.

Baker was arrested July 3 and is accused of selling dihydrocodeinone and other pills in the Town of Warsaw in March. Her arrest came when she was seen visiting an inmate in the Wyoming County Jail.

She was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court and is held in the jail in lieu of $15,00 cash bail.

Additional charges are imminent.

serrano.jpg
     Joe Serrano

Joe Serrano, 41, of Delevan, was charged July 6 with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Serrano is accused of selling cocaine in the towns of Arcade and Yorkshire.

He was arraigned in County Court and released after posting $2,500 cash bail.

The WCDTF includes members from the Sheriff’s Office as well as 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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Perry, Bliss, Eagle.

Adam J. Paquet, 34, of Arcade, was charged July 5 with theft of services from the Village of Arcade. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the Village of Arcade had disconnected the electrical power to the home of Paquet for non-payment. He is accused of breaking into the power meter and returning power to his home without permission. He is due in the Village of Arcade Court Aug. 3.

Wade M. Westfall, 32, of Arcade, was charged July 3 with driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree. Westfall was stopped on Lower Street in the Town of Rushford for an alleged expired registration. During the stop, New York State Troopers say an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The suspect was given standard field sobriety testing, which officers say he failed. Additionally, he is accused of driving with a suspended license. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Fillmore where he allegedly blew a BAC of .08 percent. He was arraigned in the Town of Rushford Court and put in Allegany County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Rushford Court Aug. 7.

Dayton Ewell, 22, of Bliss, was charged July 5 with: driving while impaired by drugs; driving while impaired by a combination of drugs; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree; uninspected motor vehicle; speed above 55 mph;and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Ewell was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 362 in the Town of Eagle. He is accused of driving 76 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, deputies say his driver’s license was found to be suspended twice. Additionally, he was given field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed, and was subsequently arrested. A Wyoming County drug recognition expert determined Ewell was impaired by two types of drugs. He was arraigned in the Town of Eagle Court and jailed on $1,000 bail. He is due in court July 17.

Bryan Beach, 33, of Perry, was charged July 6 with: criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument; criminal use of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of marijuana; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree; and speed above 55 mph. Beach was stopped on Simmons Road, Perry, for allegedly driving 83 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say his license was found to be suspended six times. A search of his vehicle was subsequently performed and deputies say drugs and paraphernalia were found. He was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court and put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 bail. He is due in court July 13.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:15 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade.

Springville resident Justin C. Prouty was jailed after attempting to escape custody of an Arcade Police officer.

Prouty was arrested July 10 on a warrant from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on two felony charges. Following a search, officers say they found a hypodermic syringe/needle and a marijuana glass smoking pipe.

While being processed at the Arcade PD, his handcuffs were taken off so he could be fingerprinted. At that time, officers say Prouty ran out the station door and a foot pursuit ensued.

He was quickly caught in the parking lot of the Arcade Elementary School across the street from the Police Station. During the chase, an assisting Arcade officer sustained a foot injury and was taken to the emergency room at Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment. He was later released.

Prouty was subsequently charged with: possession of a hypodermic instrument; unlawful possession of marijuana; assault in the second degree resulting in injury to a police officer while performing his duties; and escape in the second degree.

He was arraigned in Arcade Justice Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He is due in Arcade Court at a later date.

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-1.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-2.jpg

Above the din of thousands of voices is the sound of a steel guitar and a southern twang. The Jam in the Valley annual country music fest draws boot-stompin’, cowboy hat wearin’ fans from Wyoming and neighboring counties to Buffalo Hill in the Hamlet of Varysburg.

While the venue provides security in the campgrounds and concert area – Southern Tier Security and CSC Security – JiTV also contracts with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police for additional law enforcement detail, and Wyoming County Emergency Services as its emergency response team.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services, the county’s Health and Buildings and Codes departments, the Board of Supervisors, the New York State Department of Transportation, local fire and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) providers, and the State Police have been planning for the shindig since last year's ended.

“Due to the Public Assembly Permit required by the County's Local Law and other State and Local permits required for an event this size, there are many agencies involved in the planning and meetings occur throughout the year,” said Sheriff Greg Rudolph.

Over the course of the three-day Jam, approximately 450 total man-hours are dedicated to law enforcement. Of those hours, approximately 370 are by the Sheriff’s Office and 80 by the NYSP. The total number of man-hours aren’t tallied until after the final day.

Police provide enforcement in the campgrounds, stage area, and concert/crowd area. They also have a dispatcher at the command post, officers at traffic posts, and after-hours EMS security detail.

Although JiTV contracts for EMS services with local emergency responders, volunteer personnel from the North Java, Arcade, Wyoming, Sheldon, and Varysburg fire departments, and Bennington Fire Company also help out. In turn, JiTV makes a donation to each department.

While North Java firefighters provide basic life support services, advanced life support services are contracted with Monroe Ambulance. Bennington, Arcade and Varysburg’s members provide ATV units. Additionally, several other departments send EMTs to assist, says Emergency Services Director Anthony Santoro.

“On the fire side, Wyoming and Sheldon fire departments provide fire protection,” Santoro said. “The Wyoming Fire Department is providing a brush-type truck for any calls out in the campground area, while the Sheldon Fire Department is providing an engine for the fireworks Saturday night.”

There is EMS coverage 24/7 beginning at 10 a.m. July 5 through 10 a.m. July 9. Responders provide two different levels of service: off-peak hours, which consist of roughly four to six EMTs between 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily; and peak hours run from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily -- staffed with roughly 15 to 20 basic EMTs and three paramedics. The paramedics operate the rehab tent.

“This tent is to treat people who have over indulged themselves and get them back on their feet,” Santoro said. “This saves the issue we have had in the past with transporting all these patients to the hospital.”

To save the emergency room from being inundated with that type of patient, and people who may suffer from some degree of heatstroke, four EMS tents and an ATV unit is on hand throughout the event.

“We have the county command post in service and all calls for service are coordinated through that,” Santoro said. “Every year is vastly different on how busy we are. Some years we are swamped while others are pretty quiet.”

And this year?

Well...it’s safe to say that all emergency responders involved hope to have an uneventful time.

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-4.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-5.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-6.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-7.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-8.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-9.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-10.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-11.jpg

jitv_law_enforcement_and_ems_2017-12.jpg

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade.

On July 1, the Arcade Police Department took several complaints of vandalism that had occurred overnight to vehicles in the Village. 

Damien R. Brown, 20, of North Collins, and two 16-year-olds and a 17-year old, all of Springville, are accused of spray painting cars with racial slurs and at lease one swastika. Arcade Police say nine cars, one boat, two bridges, and a couple of stop signs had been tagged with graffiti. 

The suspects are also accused of causing damage during the overnight hours of Friday to Saturday in the Town of Yorkshire.

During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that the same group of males was also responsible for vandalism in the Town of Orchard Park and in the town park in Sardinia. 

Brown and the teenagers were all charged with: criminal mischief in the fourth degree, as a hate crime; conspiracy in the fifth degree; and disorderly conduct.

The three boys were released on their own recognizance to their parents. Brown was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.

All are due in the Village of Arcade Court at a later date. 

More charges are pending in multiple towns.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:03 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Arcade, Fourth of July.

fixin_the_flag_in_arcade.jpg

A Village of Arcade employee straightens a flag along Main Street in the Village.

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Attica, Bennington, Castile, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 29.

Phillip Goodwill, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to: criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony; aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 31 for motions. Bail is continued at $10,000 bond.

Darren Tingue, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony; and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Aug. 31. Bail is continued at $10,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

Edward Gauthier, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year in jail and fees and surcharges on the conviction of aggravated family offense, a Class E felony. An eight-year order of protection was also issued.

Shawna Martino, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation and fined $588. She is also responsible for fees and surcharges. Martino was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Cory Dahl, who is accused of a crime in Bennington and Castile, pled not guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Aug. 31.

Melissa Preen, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. Sentencing is scheduled July 20.

Matthew Kurtz, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced on the conviction of criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree, a Class E felony, to five years probation, fees and surcharges.

Rachel Lafferty, who is accused of a committing a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to July 12.

Thomas Grinnell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. Probation was revoked and he was resentenced to six months in jail.

Pages

Subscribe to

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 

Upcoming

Copyright © 2008-2016 The Batavian. Some Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license.
Contact: Howard Owens, publisher (howard (at) the batavian dot com); (585) 250-4118

blue button