Covington

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.

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:18 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Covington, Perry, Arcade, Wyoming County Court.

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

Kimberly White, who committed a crime in Covington, pled guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony; and driving while ability impaired by alcohol. White was sentenced to two months of weekends in jail, a three-year conditional discharge, and a $1,000 fine.

Jody Nelligan, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to Jan. 6 for trial.

Edward Koziel, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. He was convicted of assault in the third degree.

Alanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was resentenced to one year in prison and one year post-release supervision. The sentences are to run concurrently. Muniak was convicted of violation of probation.

Jessica Eagan, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Dec. 15 for sentencing.

Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11:01 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Covington, Perry, pavilion.

Blake M. Toal, 18, of Covington, was charged Sept. 24 with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. Toal was charged following an investigation into the damage to a basketball backboard in the Village of Bergen Park. He is due in the Town of Bergen Court at 3 p.m. Oct. 19.

Mark Vickers, no age provided, of Pavilion, was charged Oct. 4 with operating a motor vehicle while the registration is suspended. No further information was provided.

Jonathon D. Bucknam, 36, of Perry, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. Perry Police say he was charged following an investigation of stolen prescription pills. Bucknam allegedly reported his prescribed controlled substance was stolen from his home. He is accused of giving or selling his prescription drugs to another person. He was jailed in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:24 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Covington, Perry, Arcade, Warsaw.

The following people were in Wyoming County Court Sept. 19 before Judge Michael Mohun.

Justin Dukelow, who committed a crime in Covington, was in court for a SORA hearing. Sex offenders are required by the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) to verify their information in the Registry at specified intervals. There are three levels of sex offenders:  Level 1 (low risk of re-offense), Level 2 (medium risk of re-offense) and Level 3 (high risk of re-offense); risk level is set by a judge after a court hearing. Dukelow was assigned Level 2.

Lorenzo Eaton, who allegedly committed a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Nov. 17.

Jody Nelligan, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, appeared for motions. The case has been adjourned to a later date for conference.

Charles Braun, who is accused of a crime in Perry, was in court for pretrial discussions. Trial is scheduled for Oct. 11.

April Leon, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation. She was convicted of welfare fraud in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.

Crystal Lawrence, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to Oct. 6.

Jonathan Bucknam, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, failed to appear.

Preston Ruble, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a general denial on a violation of probation charge. Conference is scheduled for today. Bail was set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

Tamber Reed, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a general denial on a violation of probation charge. Conference is scheduled for today. She was held without bail.

Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Arcade, Attica, Covington, Perry.

The following are from a State Correctional Facility in Attica who were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

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.

Kevon Thomas, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Thomas is a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 14.

Rafael Deorbel, pled not guilty to: promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony; promoting prison contraband in the second degree; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and unlawful possession of marijuana. Motions are scheduled for Oct. 5. Bail was set at $5,000.

Jayme Frontuto, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Mohun Aug. 18 and 19.

Michelle Westfall, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1.

Amanda Hoover, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony. She is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 1.

Sara Howard, who committed a crime in Attica, was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony; and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. She was sentenced to two years prison with two years post-release supervision on each charge. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other.

Robin Frontuto, had her case adjourned to Sept. 7.

Michelle Jewell, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 1 for sentencing.

Tamber Reed, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, continues on interim probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 8.

Miranda Walker, who is accused of committing a crime in Covington, pled not guilty to 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, a Class E felony. The case has been adjourned to Sept. 8 for an appearance and Oct. 20 for motions. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Aug. 11.

Justin Dukelow, who committed a crime in Covington, was sentenced to 10 years intensive probation with sex offender terms and $1,635.20 in restitution. An order of protection was also issued. The case was adjourned to Sept. 22 for a SORA Risk Level hearing. Sex Offender Registry Act: Sex offenders are required by the SORA to verify their information in the Registry at specified intervals. There are three levels of sex offenders: Level 1 (low risk of re-offense), Level 2 (medium risk of re-offense) and Level 3 (high risk of re-offense); risk level is set by a judge after a court hearing.

Brian Hannon, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation for the conviction of aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony; and a $1,000 fine. He was also sentenced to three years probation for the conviction of driving while intoxicated in the first degree, a misdemeanor; and a $1,000 fine. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Michelle Westfall, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to Thursday.

Amanda Hoover, who allegedly committed a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to Thursday.

Gregory Hamm-Johnson, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of drugs and alcohol, both as misdemeanors. Bail was revoked.

Robin Jones, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 3.

Bradley Broadbent, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to Sept. 8 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Leslie Luther, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to failure to register or verify as a sex offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 11.

Michael Munoz, who committed a crime in Sheldon, was sentenced to one to three years in prison and restitution of $2,768.65. He was convicted of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Bradley Orren, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, appeared for SORA Risk Level and was found to be a Level 2 sex offender (medium risk of re-offense).

Brandon McCoy, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to one year interim probation, ordered to pay $1,459 in restitution, and perform 200 hours of community service.

Scott Sanders, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentence to one year definite jail time for the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. A determinate/definite sentence is a jail or prison sentence that has a defined length and can't be changed by a parole board or other agency.

Stephen Harder, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, appeared in court with new defense counsel. The case was adjourned to Oct. 6 for motions.

Allanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a general denial on a new violation of probation. She was jailed in Wyoming County Jail. The case is adjourned to Sept. 15. 

Rachel Fahy, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of interim probation. She was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal mischief in the third degree, and three years probation and ordered to pay $744.41 in restitution on the conviction of petit larceny. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Gentlemen Faulkner, who is an inmate at a State Correctional Facility in Attica, pled guilty in Wyoming County Court Aug. 12 to promoting prison contraband in the second degree, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and $250 in surcharges to be paid within one month.

Monday, August 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Covington, Perry, Silver Lake, Warsaw.

Aaron W. Gillard, 28, of Bergen, was charged Aug. 7 with felony driving wile intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, operating without an ignition interlock device, violating conditional license, moving from lane unsafely, speed not reasonable and prudent, and criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Gillard was arrested after he crashed his car into a house on Wyoming Road, Covington, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reports. He is accused of failing field sobriety tests following the accident and having more than an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle that he was driving. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office, where he allegedly refused a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content. Additionally, he is accused of driving in violation of his conditional license and without a required an ignition interlock device in his vehicle. Gillard has a previous DWI conviction within the last five years. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in court at a later date. Gillard’s license was also suspended pending prosecution. 

Kolton Cotter, 21, of Albion, was charged Aug. 6, with petit larceny, and unlawfully dealing with a child. Cotter was arrested after he and an unknown male allegedly stole three 30-packs of beer from Tops Market in Warsaw and fleeing from the scene “as a clerk was yelling for them to stop.” Cotter was apprehended at an alleged underage drinking party in Perry. Additionally, he is accused of providing the stolen alcohol to minors. He was jailed on $5,000 cash bail and due in court at a later date. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to identify the second suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (585) 786-2255.

Amanda R. Smart, 32, of Silver Lake, was cited Aug. 5 for unlawful possession of marijuana by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. She was released on an appearance ticket and is due in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Arthur P. Smart, 38, of Perry, was charged Aug. 5 by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department with unlawful possession of marijuana. He is due in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

A third round of strong thunderstorms are now headed for northern Wyoming, northwestern Livingston, and southeastern Genesee counties.

The National Weather Service of Buffalo (NWS) has issued a special weather statement, effective until 1:30 p.m.. A strong thunderstorm was located over Varysburg moving east at 40 mph. 

Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with this storm. Areas of impact include: Letchworth State Park, Perry, Warsaw, Attica, Varysburg, Covington, Silver Springs, Pavilion, Mount Morris and York.

Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning is happening with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm, NWS officials stated. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Arcade, Wyoming, Covington, Attica, Warsaw, Perry.

Brent M. Burnett, of Cohocton; and Kurt A. Redance and Courtney V. Forester, both of Dansville, were charged July 18 with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Burnett was also charged with speed over 55 mph. All three were charged following a traffic stop on Route 63 in the Town of Covington. A pickup truck driven by Burnett was allegedly seen driving 73 in a 55-mph zone. Redance and Forester were passengers in the vehicle. During the traffic stop, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies ran a VIN number on a motorcycle located in the bed of the truck. Deputies allege that the 2003 Honda motorcycle had been reported stolen from the City of Buffalo in September. New York State Troopers with K9 Rison assisted at the scene. According to deputies, Rison assisted with a vehicle search, and positive indications by the dog led to the alleged discovery of hydrocodone and marijuana. The stolen motorcycle was impounded, and the pickup truck was towed from the scene. All three suspects are due in the Town of Covington Court Aug. 15.

Larry R. Wilson, of Houghton, was charged July 13 with failure to yield the right of way after a stop sign. The charges stem from a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 98 and Genesee Road, Arcade. Wilson was allegedly traveling west on Genesee Road when he stopped for the stop sign at Route 98. He then proceeded into the intersection where his vehicle was struck by a dump truck operated by Brian Matuszak, of Arcade. Deputies report, after the initial collision, the dump truck crossed into the northbound lane of Route 98 when it was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by Valerie A. Relyea, of Arcade. The dump truck then rolled onto its side off the east shoulder of the road. Wilson is due in the Town of Arcade Court at a later date. 

Leslie S. Luther, of Mount Morris, was charged July 18 with failure to change his address after 10 days of moving, as a registered sex offender. Perry Police ran random checks on the registered sex offenders in the village to verify their address. Following an investigation, Luther is accused of moving from his residence in the Village of Perry to Castile and then to Mount Morris. He allegedly failed to report his move in the middle of May. He was jailed on $5,000 cash bail. He is due in Perry Village Court Aug. 2.

Sandra J. Smith, 49, of Attica, was charged July 18 with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content .18 percent or higher. Smith was stopped on Market Street, Arcade, for allegedly failing to signal a turn and move from lane unsafely. Further investigation alleges Smith had a BAC of .24 percent, three times over the legal limit. She was arraigned at the Attica Village Court, where her license was suspended with a work condition only stipulation and was released on her own recognizance. She is due in village court at 10 a.m. Aug. 8. Additionally, Smith has a prior DWI conviction. Attica Police were assisted by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department and the Warsaw Police Department.

Sadie Stutes, of Wyoming, was charged July 16 with failing to yield the right of way and having unsafe tires. Stutes was suspected of traveling east on West Middlebury Road, Covington, and failing to yield the right of way when she entered Route 19. She then struck Kevin Gordon’s vehicle as he was traveling south on Route 19. The Wyoming man’s vehicle spun and struck a utility pole on the driver’s side. Stutes was taken, via Warsaw Ambulance, to United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, where she was treated and released. Gordon was taken, via Mercy Flight, to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, with head injuries. He was listed in critical but stable condition. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department Crash Management Team investigated the accident. Wyoming Fire/Rescue personnel, Medic 80, and Pavilion Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Henry Williams, of Delevan, was ticketed July 16 for failure to keep right following an accident on Curriers Road, Arcade. Williams is accused of attempting to make a turn when he struck a southbound vehicle driven by Erin J. Kaczor, of Caneadea. Kaczor was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, with injuries.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm

The following are from State Correctional facilities in Attica and were in Wyoming County Court July 6 before Judge Michael Mohun. 

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.

Charlie Yancey, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 14.

Theodore Jenkins, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. The case was adjourned to Sept. 14 for sentencing.

Rakim Baker, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 14.

Valentine Guerrero, pled not guilty to two counts promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to Sept. 14 for motions. Bail was set at $5,000.

Terrance Witherspoon, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. This sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished sentence.

Hector Ferrer, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison for attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony. This sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished term.

Ronald Trial, pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; two counts of assault in the second degree, both as Class D felonies; and assault in the first degree, a Class B felony. Motions are scheduled for Sept. 14. Bail was set at $5,000.

Corey Underwood, had his case adjourned to Aug. 10.

Newnon Flax, was in court of a Suppression Hearing. During the Suppression Hearing, testimony is taken from police officers and witnesses. The defense lawyer will have a chance to cross-examine the prosecution witnesses. The defendant will also be given a chance to testify and call witnesses. If the prosecutor does not prove that the officers acted legally, or if the defense, through the evidence you present, prove that the police acted illegally, the judge will suppress the evidence. The case was adjourned to Oct. 28 for trial.

Joshua Heym, had his case adjourned to July 21 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Bruce Battle, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7.

Shawn Avery, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Devin Gray, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7 for a Huntley/Wade Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant. The purpose of a Wade Hearing is to determine whether the eye witness’s identification of the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime is correct.

The following were in Wyoming County Court July 7 before Judge Mohun.

Justin Dukelow, who is accused of a crime in Covington, had his case adjourned to Aug. 11.

Kathryn Mailloux, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, was arraigned on violations of interim probation, which she denied. The case has been adjourned to today for a conference. She was held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Julie Dutton, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to July 21.

Clifton Bacon, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation. Bacon admitted to a violation to interim probation and was sentenced on the conviction of scheme to defraud in the first degree, a Class E felony. He has paid $1,000 in restitution and was charged a $50 DNA fee.

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation and a $50 DNA fee for the conviction of obstruct governmental administration in the second degree. She was also sentenced to five years probation for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony; three years probation; $904.40 in restitution; and a $50 DNA fee for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. All sentences are to run concurrently to each other.

Corey Ingalls, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one year in prison, one year post release supervision, and a $50 DNA fee. Restitution of $70 has been paid. He was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Luke Mattson, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Sept. 8. He was released to a pre-trial release program. 

Tyler Malik, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, pled not guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree; two counts of criminal contempt in the first degree, both as Class E felonies; and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; two counts of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree; assault in the third degree; and criminal contempt in the second degree, all as misdemeanors. A conference is scheduled for Aug. 4 and motions are scheduled for Sept. 8.

James Kososki, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced to one year in prison and one year post release supervision with Shock, for a violation of probation. The Shock Incarceration Program is a six-month program that prepares young, non-violent inmates for early parole release consideration. The program provides a schedule of rigorous physical activity, intensive regimentation, discipline, and drug rehabilitation.

Zachary Foreman, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had his case adjourned to Aug. 11.

Jonathan Russo, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility in Attica, had his case adjourned to Aug. 10.

Alanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County admitted to a violation of probation and was returned to probation. She is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 15.

Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Covington, Pavillion.

Edward Hagan, 30, of Swain, was charged June 15 with: aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree; operating without an interlock device; unlicensed operator; and insufficient brake lights. Hagan was allegedly seen driving through Perry Center with a brake light out. During the traffic stop it was allegedly found that he was driving on a suspended and revoked New York license. Additionally, during a search of Hagan’s car, hydrocodone pills were allegedly found. Subsequently, he was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $8,000 bond.

Adam C. Brooks, 36, of Pavilion, was charged June 14 with driving while intoxicated. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Old State Road, Covington, around 8:20 p.m. June 14. It is alleged that Brooks was driving on Old State Road when he lost control on a curve due to excessive speed. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, via Mercy Flight for back and neck injuries. More charges are pending upon his release from the hospital. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Crash Management, Pavilion Fire and Rescue, and Mercy Medics.

Shane M. Shaffer, 27, of Perry, was charged June 11 with driving while intoxicated as a felony, and speeding. She was put in Livingston County Jail on $4,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond. She is due in Lima Town Court at a later date.

Melissa Skinner, of Perry, was charged June 17 with operating a vehicle while registration is suspended, and operating without a insurance. The registration has allegedly been suspended since February. She is due in the Village of Perry Court in August.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 4:44 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Covington, Java, Perry, Pike.

The following were in Wyoming County Court May 26 before Judge Michael Mohun.

Cory Goodenow, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree rape, a Class D felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, misdemeanors. Motions are scheduled for July 21. Bail continued at $20,000 bond and an order of protection was signed and served.

Justin Dukelow, who committed a crime in Covington, pled guilty to sex abuse in the first degree. He waived his right to appeal and an order of protection was signed against him. He is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail. The case has been adjourned to July 7 for sentencing.

Brittany Kulczyk, who is accused of a crime in Java, rejected a plea offer. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 12 for a jury trial.

Charles Braun, who is accused of committing a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to June 9.

Todd Scharping, who committed a crime in Pike, was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and one year post-release supervision on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. He was also sentenced to a one year conditional discharge for driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor.

Alexander Busse, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to June 16.

Daniel Luce, who committed a crime in the county, admitted to a violation of a conditional discharge. He was resentenced to a conditional discharge.

Marino Marasciulo III, who committed a crime in the county, admitted to a violation of probation. The case was adjourned to July 28.

Sean Warner, who committed a crime in the county, was in court for a conference on a violation of conditional discharge, and the conditional discharge was continued.

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