Covington

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Wyoming.
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   Donald F. Reinhart Amanda S. Reinhart

Four children were home during the predawn hours of Sept. 7 when one adult male died from an apparent drug overdose and another suffered an apparent drug overdose, police say.

New York State Police arrested Donald F. Reinhart, 38, and Amanda S. Reinhart, 34, both of Wyoming, Sept. 11 in connection with the case.

The Reinharts were each charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal nuisance in the second degree, both as misdemeanors.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Sept. 7 troopers responded to a Wyoming Road, Covington, address for an unresponsive adult male.

Investigation at the scene allegedly revealed the deceased man and Donald Reinhart suffering from a drug overdose. Officials say Reinhart was immediately taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment.

The couple is due in the Town of Covington Court later this month.

An active investigation is continuing by the State Police and the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office into the three overdoses and the composition of the drug they all used.

Additionally, State Police also contacted Wyoming County Child Protective Services, Animal Control, and Building and Codes.

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.

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:14 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Perry, Covington.

The following was in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Aug. 16.

Patrick Hill, an inmate at a State Correctional Facility, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance (Marinol) in the fifth degree, a Class D felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 20.

The following were in County Court before Mohun Aug. 17.

Scott Moulton, who committed a crime in Covington, was sentenced to two years in prison with two years post-release supervision with Willard on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. 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 — “with teeth” — to deal with the problem of relapse. He was also sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, driver’s license revocation, and a $500 fine on the conviction of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a misdemeanor.

William Stelmack, who committed a crime in Perry, waived indictment on three counts of criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. He pled guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree and resisting arrest. An order of protection was signed and served. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 9 for sentencing.

Ashley King, who committed a crime in Perry, waived indictment on aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony; and driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of drugs and alcohol, and driving while ability impaired by drugs, both as misdemeanors; and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. King pled guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 9. She was released on her own recognizance.

Daniel Bailey, who committed a crime in Perry, waived indictment on burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D violent felony. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 9.

Melissa Baker, who committed a crime in Warsaw, waived indictment on 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. She pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 28. Bail was set at $15,000.

Richard Gargula, who committed a crime in Warsaw, admitted to violating his sentencing cap. Bail was revoked and he is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 31.

Franklin Cook, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation. He is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 31.

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Perry.

Sally A. Johnston, 58, of Germantown, Md., was charged July 24 with speed over 55 mph and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Johnson was stopped on Route 63, Covington, for allegedly traveling 79 in a 55-mph zone. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, during the stop, it was found her license has been suspended in New York State since 1987 for failure to answer two traffic tickets. She is due in the Town of Covington Court Aug. 21.

Bailey Shrum, 23, of Rochester, was arrested by Rochester PD July 25 on a warrant out of the Village of Perry. Perry Police officials say Shrum stole a credit card from a family member in 2016. He was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree and petit larceny. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

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, June 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm
posted by Billie Owens in weather, Attica, Bennington, Covington, Wyoming, Wyoming County.

A Special Weather Statement issued a couple of minutes ago by the National Weather Service says: "An area of strong thunderstorms will bring torrential rains to Northern Wyoming and Southern Genesee counties. 

"Strong thunderstorms were clustered near Attica, or eight miles south of Batavia, moving east at 15 mph.

"These storms will bring very heavy rainfall to Attica and nearby locations with more than an inch of rain possible in an hour or less. Locations impacted include... Darien Lakes State Park, Le Roy, Bennington, Attica, Pavilion, Stafford, Covington, Alexander, Wyoming and East Bethany. This includes Interstate 90 near exit 47. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways."

These conditions are expected until 2 p.m.

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Covington.

Three individuals were arrested in connection with the May 26 arrest of a Warsaw man accused of hiding heroin under the hood of his car.

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    Scott A. Moulton

The original traffic stop led to the immediate arrest of Scott A. Moulton, 45, for charges including criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and driving while ability impaired by drugs. 

During the traffic stop on Wyoming Road, Covington, cell phones were seized from Moulton and his three passengers. A search warrant was then obtained to search the cell phones contents. A Wyoming County evidence technician says evidence on the phones led to charges against the three passengers.

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  Jazmyn R. Moulton

Jazmyn R. Moulton, no age provided, who was already in Wyoming County Jail on an unrelated charge, was arrested June 9 in the jail and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

She was arraigned in the Town of Covington Court where bail was set at $1,000 cash or $2,500 bond. 

Bail is set for inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmates current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmates sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and

    • When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

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  Nicholas O'Connor       Ruth O'Connor

Nicolas O’Connor, 26, and Ruth O’Connor, 37, both of Caneadea, were arrested June 14 by the New York State Police out of Allegany County and then turned over to Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies. 

They were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, and arraigned in the Town of Perry Court where bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. 

Jazymn, Ruth and Nicholas are all due in Covington Court June 19.

See related: Warsaw man accused of hiding heroin under the hood of his car

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Sheldon, Castile, Covington, Perry, North Java.

Clayton W. Jimerson, 20, of Salamanca, was charged May 24 with speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWAI – alcohol and drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Jimerson was stopped on Route 77, Sheldon, for allegedly driving 81 in a 55-mph zone. A roadside investigation allegedly revealed he was in possession of marijuana and high-concentration cannabis. Following field sobriety testing, he was arrested for DWI. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where deputies say his BAC was .08 percent. He was also evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who determined him to be impaired by the combination of alcohol and cannabis and unable to drive safely. Jimerson was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date. Assisting deputies at the scene were the New York State Police, Warsaw barracks.

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      Cody W. Speta

Cody W. Speta, 24, of Castile, was charged June 4 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. New York State troopers say Speta’s vehicle was disabled in the turning lane on Route 16, Machias. When troopers stopped to assist him, they say an odor of marijuana was present. He was allegedly found to have approximately 24 grams of marijuana, two straws, and a baggie containing hydrocodeine. He is due in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date.

Robert D. Alcott, 29, of Covington, was charged May 28 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third and second degrees, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree. Alcott was stopped on Route 63, Covington, for an alleged inspection violation. During the stop, deputies say he was found to have two suspensions on his driver’s license, one of which was for driving while ability impaired. Deputies say, during a roadside search, he was found to be in possession of paraphernalia commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. He is due in the Town of Covington Court at a later date.

Michelle E. Malecki, 25, of North Java, was charged June 3 with uninspected motor vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Malecki was stopped on Perry Road, Sheldon, for an alleged inspection violation. Deputies say, during the stop it was found she had a suspended license for failure to answer a summons. She is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Daniel Selby and  Zachary Demers, neither age provided, both from Perry, were charged June 2 with disorderly conduct. Perry Police say they were called to South Federal Street and found Selby and Demers fighting on the side of the road. Both are due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Warsaw.
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      Scott A. Moulton

Scott A. Moulton was initially stopped for allegedly speeding on Wyoming Road in the Town of Covington, May 26. However, during the stop, deputies say the 45-year-old Warsaw man was found to have 31 glassine bags of heroin.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Moulton was driving a 2001 Saturn when he was stopped on Route 19 in Covington. During the stop, he allegedly showed signs of drug use. Subsequently, he was given field sobriety testing, which he is accused of failing. 

Following his arrest, a the Livingston County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was brought to the scene to search the vehicle. K9 Hondo was said to have alerted to the front hood area of the vehicle. Officers say a search of the engine compartment led to the discovery of the heroin hidden inside the air-filter housing.

Moulton was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office for a drug influence evaluation. A drug recognition expert determined him to be impaired by multiple drug categories.

He was charged with: driving while ability impaired by drugs; driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs; failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address; and speed in zone.

He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, for possessing a narcotic drug with intent to sell.

He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond. He is due in the Town of Covington Court on June 19.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Warsaw.

A Covington man was arrested May 3 following an investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force into the sales of cocaine in and around both Genesee and Wyoming counties. 

Jeffery M. Brodsky, 45, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both are Class B felonies. 

He was arrested Wednesday evening at his home on a Genesee County Grand Jury Indictment warrant.

The defendant is a suspected supply source of cocaine in both counties and allegedly sold cocaine on two occasions to an agent of the Genesee County Task Force. 

He is in Genesee County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Genesee County Task Force is comprised of officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Batavia Police NET Officers, and the Le Roy Village Police Department. They were assisted by the Wyoming County Drug Task Force and the Genesee County District Attorney’s Office.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw, Covington, Gainesville, Arcade, Castile.
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    Joshua Blaskovits

Joshua D. Blaskovits, 35, of Huntsville, Ala., was charged April 14 with no turn signal, failure to keep right, driving while ability impaired by a drug, and aggravated driving while intoxicated – child in the vehicle. Blaskovits was stopped on Route 20A, Perry, after allegedly failing to signal a turn and his inability to maintain his lane of travel. Additionally, deputies say a 15-year-old was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Subsequently, he was arrested for aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law. Blaskovits was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert who determined him to be impaired by marijuana. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Gary J. Rupert, 46, of Arcade, was charged April 21 with two counts of criminal use of a benefit card and two counts of petit larceny following an investigation by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services. Rupert is accused of selling his SNAP (food stamps) card for cash although he did not actually have benefits available on the card at the time. He is due in Arcade Court June 15. 

Matthew Wendt, no age provided, of Warsaw, was arrested April 22 on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Warsaw Justice Court for failure to appear. Wendt was taken into custody at his home in the Village, after which he was arraigned and paid part of his fine. He was released on his own recognizance.

Kenneth J. Shearing Jr., 35, of Perry, was charged April 13 with felony tampering with physical evidence. He was put in Livingston County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail. He is due in Lima Town Court at a later date.

Bryan M. Beach, 33, of Perry, was charged April 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is due in Avon Town Court at a later date.

Anthoney P. Passamonte, 22, of Warsaw, was charged March 31 with inadequate taillight, driving while intoxicated, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Passamonte was stopped on Route 19A, Castile, for an alleged broken taillight. Following a roadside investigation and field sobriety testing, he was arrested for DWI. Additionally, he refused a breath test. Passamonte was arraigned in the Town of Castile Court where his license was suspended pending a refusal hearing. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail and is due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date.

Zachary J. Lathigee, 23, of Silver Springs, was charged April 17 with inadequate stop lamps and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Lathigee was stopped on Route 19, Warsaw, for inadequate brake lights. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, during the investigation two different controlled substances were found in his vehicle, neither of which were prescribed to Lathigee. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court May 22.

Tammy J. Hill, 41, of Covington, was charged April 24 with speeding, driving while ability impaired by a drug, and driving while ability impaired by the combination of drugs. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Hill was stopped for speeding on Route 246, Covington. Following an investigation, she was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs. She was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert, who determined Hill to be impaired by multiple categories of drugs and unable to drive safely. She is due in the Town of Covington Court at a later date.

Ervin W. Delude Sr., 45, of Gainesville, was charged April 17 with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 19A, Gainesville. Delude, a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop, allegedly turned over a small quantity of marijuana after deputies say they smelled the drug coming from the vehicle. He is due in the Town of Genesee Falls Court May 24.

Terry W. Davis, 35, of Perry, was charged April 17 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, failure to keep right, and failure to change address. Davis was stopped on Simmons Road, Perry, after deputies say he failed to keep right. During the stop, he was allegedly found to have two active suspensions on his license. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Maher Brother’s Towing. He is due in the Town of Perry Court May 14.

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Castile, Covington, Attica, Bennington, Arcade, Eagle, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 16.

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     Amy Goodenow

Amy Goodenow, who is accused of a crime in Castile, pled not guilty to arson in the third degree, a Class C felony, and criminal mischief in the second degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled May 11. Bail continues at $5,000.

Justin Stanbro, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to April 13.

Cheleena Green, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to June 15 for sentencing. Green is held in the Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Robin Frontuto, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, plus fees and surcharges on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Lonniqua Williams, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, plus fees and surcharges on the conviction of conspiracy in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Spencer Bressette, who committed a crime in Bennington, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Bressette was sentenced to one year interim probation. Final sentencing is scheduled March 21, 2018.

Mason Maha, who committed a crime in Castile, pled guilty to attempted burglary in the third degree, a Class E felony. Released to the pretrial release program. Sentencing is scheduled June 15.

Aaron Gillard, who committed a crime in Covington, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, both are Class E felonies. He was sentenced to one-year interim probation and paid $577.03 in restitution. Final sentencing is scheduled March 1. 

Marie Giambra, who is accused of a crime in Eagle, pled not guilty to burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. A stay away order of protection was issued. Motions are scheduled May 11. 

Patrick Gugliuzza, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to: assault in the second degree, a Class D felony; resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both are Class A misdemeanors; and disorderly conduct, a violation. Motions are scheduled May 11. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. 

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmates current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmates sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and

    • When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

Jayme Frontuto is scheduled for sentencing April 27. He is held without bail.

Cesar Aguayo was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison as a second felony offender, plus fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Yhury Marcelo pled not guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for today. Bail was set at $5,000.

Jerry Gillard had his case adjourned to April 12.

James Smith pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Interim sentencing is scheduled June 15.

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, Covington, news.

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One person suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital following a single-car rollover accident at about 11:45 a.m. on Route 19 in Covington.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS responded.

Reader submitted photo.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reports last week’s windstorm prompted approximately 700 calls to the 9-1-1 center between 11 a.m. to midnight March 8. In a span of three hours – from noon to 3 p.m. – dispatchers fielded 282 calls. 

The Communications Department maxed out its allowable staffing with three dispatchers on duty from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and four during the hours of 2:30 to 6 p.m.. By comparison, normal operations require just two, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says.

With a mere six-second wait time on calls, dispatchers prioritized and coordinated the response of law enforcement, fire and highway departments, and multiple utility companies.

“Professional dispatching, strong teamwork from the public and private sectors, and the skilled volunteerism from the fire, EMS, and Red Cross communities, provided the finest in public safety amid the commotion of this daylong incident and its aftermath,” Rudolph said.

Rudolph reports the most severe damage was seen in the towns of Attica, Bennington, Covington, Java, Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield, and the Village of Attica. Some businesses and residents in those areas were without power until Monday. At the peak of the storm, more than 8,000 customers were without power in the county. 

While no injuries were reported related to the storm, four tractor-trailers blew over from the force of the wind, along with countless trees and approximately 50 utility poles throughout the county.

Law enforcement fielded 95 calls, with deputies responding to 52 calls for service and the village departments handling 43. The Attica Fire Department covered 12 of the 37 calls that came into the county’s fire departments. Additionally, Varysburg Fire Department was the site of the emergency shelter put in place from the evening of March 9 through the morning of March 11.

Members of the Bennington and Cowlesville fire companies, and the Pavilion Fire Department opened and manned their halls for afternoon and evening hours to use as warming shelters throughout the ordeal.

Finally, the county and town highway departments spent countless hours cutting and clearing tree debris from obstructed roadways.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Covington.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 9.

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      Michael Lantain

Michael Lantain, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to: predatory sexual assault against a child, a Class A-II felony; 11 counts of use of a child in a sexual performance as a sexually motivated felony, a Class C felony; three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a Class D felony; 11 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a Class E felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. An order of protection has been issued. The case has been adjourned to May 11 for motions. Bail was set at $100,000.

Philip Baker, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection was also issued and he is responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

Aaron Gillard, who is accused of a crime in Covington, had his case adjourned to March 16.

Quinton Murphy, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to: driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, both are Class E felonies; operating a motor vehicle without a court-ordered ignition interlock device; driving while ability impaired by alcohol; no inspection and insufficient headlights. The case has been adjourned to March 30 for conference and May 11 for motions. Bail continues at $2,500.

The following were in court before Mohun March 6 and 7.

Mark Maussner, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to petit larceny. He was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and restitution of $4,400, which was paid in full.

Tammy Miller, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree. Sentencing is scheduled May 25.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Silver Springs, Warsaw.

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Late in the evening on Jan. 24, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a suspicious male in the area of Wyoming Road and Route 19. During the investigation, deputies say they saw footprints around the Empire Livestock building leading to the back door.

Carl M. Vander, of Silver Springs, was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with the Jan. 24 burglary at the Covington business.

Deputies say they found the suspect walking on Route 19 at Mungers Mill Road, Warsaw, around 3:25 p.m. Jan. 25. When they approached Vander, deputies say he was wearing a baseball cap with “Empire Livestock Marketing” embroidered on it. He is suspected of not only stealing the cap from a dump truck parked in a garage on the property, but also causing damage to the business on the inside of the building.

Subsequently, he was charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and petit larceny.

He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail, where he remains until his court date Feb. 27 in the Town of Covington Court.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:42 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Covington.

A minor injury accident has been reported on Lemley Road, just west of Silver Lake Road, Covington. 

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS have been called to the scene.

Lemley Road is being reported as being extremely slippery, with a utility pole and wires down.

UPDATE 9:55 a.m.: Ott's towing was called to the scene.

UPDATE 10:13 a.m.: Medic 80 back in service.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Warsaw, Castile, Pike, Sheldon, Covington.

Kevin Casey, 24, of Warsaw, was charged Dec. 24 with driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent, both are misdemeanors; and speed above 55 mph. Casey was stopped on Perry Road, Sheldon for allegedly driving 83 in a 55-mph zone. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he failed roadside sobriety testing and showed a BAC above the legal limit of .08 percent. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court Jan. 3.

Jason Hedges, 41, of Castile, was charged Dec. 24 with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, moving from lane unsafely, and no seat belt. Hedges was charged following a car accident on Route 39, Pike. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he left the roadway and struck a cement culvert during the accident. He was ejected from the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. He is due in Pike Town Court Jan. 9. Pike Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Nichole A. Dacey, 29, of Perry, and Jessica Y. Ruch, 34, of Livonia, were arrested Dec. 21 following a traffic stop on Route 246, Covington. Ruch, the driver, was stopped for multiple equipment infractions during a Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office DWI patrol. Deputies say she was found to have three active suspensions on her driver’s license for failure to answer summonses and failure to pay fines. She was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Dacey, a passenger, is accused of being in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Bail was set for both women at $500 cash or $2,500 bond. Additionally, they are due in the Town of Covington Court Feb. 27.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, Covington, news.

A car has struck a pole, causing lines to fall into the roadway and the lines are burning, on Silver Lake Road in the Town of Covington.

No word on injuries.

Pavilion fire dispatched.

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Dec. 8.

Ronald Backer, who committed a crime in Perry, successfully completed interim probation. He was sentenced to on the reduced charge of criminal trespass in the third degree and attempted assault in the third degree, both are Class B misdemeanors. His sentence includes an unconditional discharge, an order or protection, and fees.

Ryan Northrup, who committed a crime in Middlebury, was sentenced to one year in Wyoming County Jail, revocation of his driver’s license, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of driving while ability impaired by drugs, a Class E felony. Additionally, he was sentenced to an unconditional discharge for leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.

Matthew Hadfield, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. He is scheduled for sentencing March 2.

Christopher Ladd, who committed a crime in Orangeville, was sentenced to one year in Wyoming County Jail on the charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class D felony. He was also sentenced to three years conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device, as well as revocation of his driver’s license, and payment of fees and surcharges. The sentences are to run consecutively to each other. Additionally, he was sentenced to one year in jail on a violation of conditional discharge charge. The sentence is to run consecutively to the above convictions.

Aaron Gillard, who is accused of a crime in Covington, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, both as Class E felonies; operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, and speed not reasonable and prudent. The case has been adjourned to March 9.

James Ebner, who is accused of committing a crime in Gainesville, was in court with new counsel. Motions were argued and the case has been adjourned to Dec. 22.

Jonathon Bucknam, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Additionally, he pled guilty to offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a Class E felony. The cases have been adjourned to March 2 for sentencing. Bucknam was released to pre-trial supervision.

Tina Beeley, who committed a crime in Warsaw, signed the Treatment Court application. Her case was adjourned to Wednesday.

Patrick Wheeler, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. He is scheduled for sentencing March 2.

Matthew Snyder, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation charge. The case has been adjourned to Thursday. He is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

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