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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

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

Tyler Jennings was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Feb. 15 for an appearance and March 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.

Chad Staley was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Feb. 15 for an appearance and March 8 for a Huntley Hearing. 

The following were in county court Feb. 1 before Mohun.

Chivone Gheorghe was in court for a Huntley Hearing. The decision has been reserved and the case adjourned to March 2.

Heidi Hopkins, who is accused of a crime in Perry, 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, all are Class B felonies. Motions are scheduled March 30. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Roy Lawrence, who is accused of a crime in Perry, 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, all are Class B felonies. Motions are scheduled March 30. Bail was set at $25,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

The following were in county court Feb. 2 before Mohun.

Grayson Stock, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He waived his right to appeal and is scheduled for sentencing April 27.

Jody Nelligan, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation and restitution of $26,075.55. She was convicted of attempted arson in the third degree.

Katrina Chandler, who is accused of a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to two counts of forgery in the second degree, both are Class D felonies, and two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. The case is adjourned to April 27 for pre plea investigation.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to March 3 for trial.

John Townley, who committed a crime in Eagle, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. He waived his right to appeal. The case was adjourned to April 27 for sentencing.

Jerod Trebian, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, had his case adjourned to Thursday for sentencing.

Ryan McDanel, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to two counts of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, both as Class D felonies, and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for March 30. Bail continues at $2,500.

Dekota Leiser is accused of a crime in Warsaw. Leiser's case is adjourned to Wednesday. 

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and a five-year order of protection was issued. She pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Brace, who waived the right to appeal, was also arraigned on criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony; unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class E felony; and menacing in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Additionally, she admitted to a violation of probation which caused her probation to be revoked and she was resentenced to one year in prison with one year post-release supervision.

Julie Dutton, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to obstruct emergency medical services, a misdemeanor. She waived her right to appeal. She is scheduled for sentencing March 16.

Cory Goodenow, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and three years post-release supervision. An order of protection was issued, and he is responsible for court fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted rape in the second degree, a Class E felony.

Tracy Phillips, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge. She was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Eugene Matteson Sr., who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had his case adjourned to March 30.

The following were in county court before Mohun Feb. 6 and are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica.

Ronald Montgomery pled guilty to assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. He waived his right to appeal. Sentencing is scheduled April 12.

Billy Ray Staton was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to March 2.

Jonathan Smith was in court 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. The case has been adjourned to March 2.

Monday, February 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Eagle, Attica, news.
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       Ryan McDanel

Ryan D. McDanel, 33, of Perry, was charged Feb. 4 with arson in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. In the early morning hours of Feb. 4, Perry Police and the Perry Fire Department responded to 45 Watrous St. for a report of a deck fire. Following an investigation, Perry Police say the deck was set on fire by McDanel. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Ivy J. Hnat, no age provided, of Perry, was charged Feb. 4 with petit larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree. Hnat is accused of signing and cashing a check that was not hers. She is due in Perry Village Court Feb. 14.

Ronald Dedominces, 51, of Lakeview, was charged Feb. 4 with snowmobiling while intoxicated and snowmobiling with a BAC over .08 percent, both as misdemeanors. Dedominces was stopped at a snowmobile crossing on Route 39, Eagle, for a registration check. During the check, he was allegedly found to have been drinking. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he failed field sobriety testing and was arrested. His snowmobile was towed from the scene and the suspect was taken to the Sheriff’s Office. He is due in the Town of Eagle Court Feb. 27.

Kelly Plowe, 46, of Akron, was arrested Feb. 2 on a violation of probation warrant out of the Town of Attica Court. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she was located following a tip from their “Warrant Wednesday” program on Facebook. She was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The following were in Wyoming County Court Jan. 3 before Judge Michael Griffith.

Richard Kilner, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation, fined $2,000, and is responsible to pay fees and surcharges. He was convicted of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony.

The following were in court before Judge Michael Mohun Jan. 5.

Cheleena Green, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to: attempted assault in the first degree, a Class C felony; assault in the second degree, a Class D felony; and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for March 16. Bail was set at $10,000.

Michael Marrale, who is charged with a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to: attempted assault in the first degree, a Class C violent felony; two counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree, Class D felonies; and driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se, and criminal mischief in the third degree, all are Class E felonies; criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor; and driving on roadways laned for traffic, a violation. The Per Se law is based not on the observations of the arresting police officer, but the results obtained from an intoxilyzer machine. Motions are scheduled for March 16.

Kelly Seeler, who committed a crime in Attica, successfully completed interim probation. Seeler was sentenced on the reduced charge of arson in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, to three years probation and $14,401.37 in restitution.

Alan Hartman Sr., who committed a crime in Eagle, pled guilty to unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 2.

Michael Sheehan, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection was issued. Sentencing is scheduled March 30.

Patrick Hardy, who committed a crime in Genesee Falls, was sentenced to four months of weekends in jail, five years probation and issued an eight-year order of protection. He was convicted of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Stephanie Stuart, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a Class E felony, and driving on roadways laned for traffic, a violation. Stuart was sentenced to one year interim probation. Her case is adjourned to Dec. 21.

Dakota Leiser, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had the case adjourned to Feb. 2.

Erik Kohls, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. The case has been adjourned to March 30 for a pre-plea investigation.

Elizabeth Mattingly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was resentenced on a violation of probation to five years probation plus fines and fees.

Kimberly White, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of her conditional discharge. She is held without bail in Wyoming County Jail. She is due in court Feb. 23.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Wyoming County has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection for several towns and villages, which county officials say proves to be “quite a bit cheaper” as a “huge collective” contract vs. individually.

For 2017, the annual cost is approximately $237 for year-round residents, up slightly – $2 to $3 – from 2016. The seasonal rate is approximately $187. Additionally, residents do not have to purchase Waste Management cans or bins for recyclables.

The collection schedule is as follows:

    • Monday – Town and Village of Perry and Old Orchard Beach and Fairview roads, Silver Lake;

    • Tuesday – Town and Village of Gainesville, Village of Silver Springs, and Town and Village of Castile;

    • Wednesday – towns of Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield;

    • Thursday – Village of Wyoming, Town of Middlebury, and Town and Village of Warsaw; and

    • Friday – Genesee Falls, and the towns of Pike and Eagle.

If your collection day falls on or follows the following holidays during that week –  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – collection will be one day later.

Garbage should be placed within 5 feet of the road, before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. The equivalent of five bags or cans of normal residential garbage, including garden and yard waste, will be picked up weekly. Only one large item will be picked up each week.

Recyclables will be collected on the same day, possibly in separate trucks and at different times during the day. All recyclable material should be placed in a separate receptacle marked “recyclable.”

For more information email glow@co.genesee.ny.us or visit www.glowsolidwaste.org.

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Bliss, Eagle, Perry, Arcade, Warsaw.
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Clifford Murch, 20, of Perry, was charged Dec. 8 with rape in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child under 17 years old. Murch is accused of rape following an investigation into an incident that took place in August. He was on parole at the time of the alleged crime. He was jailed on $20,000 cash bail in the Wyoming County Jail. No further information was provided.

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     Harold Ritchie

Harold Ritchie, no age provided, of Perry, was charged Dec. 9 with grand larceny in the fourth degree. Perry Police accuse Ritchie with attempting to use a stolen credit card at the Arrowmart in Perry. He was jailed on $1,500 cash bail in the Wyoming County Jail. He is due in court Jan. 17. Additionally, Ritchie was on parole at the time of his arrest.

Donald E. Hiller, 71, of Delevan, was charged Dec. 9 with operating a motor vehicle while registration suspended. He is due in Arcade Village Court at a later date.

Anthony J. Calceterra, 24, of Arcade, was charged Dec. 11 with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and refusing a pre-breath screening device. Arcade Police say the man’s BAC was .12 percent. He is due in Arcade Village Court at a later date.

Brennan P. Brauen, 28, of Arcade, was charged Dec. 11 with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, and “other traffic infractions.” Arcade Police received a report of a car crash on Route 39 near Countyline Road. Brauen is suspected of leaving the scene of the accident and was later found driving on West Main Street in the Village. During the stop, it was allegedly found that Brauen had a BAC of .15 percent. He is due in Arcade Village Court at a later date.

Marie L. Giambra, 41, of Bliss, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with burglary in the second degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies charged Giambra following an investigation of a burglary that happened in August in the Town of Eagle. She is accused of stealing a jar of coins and frozen steaks. She is due in the Town of Eagle Court at a later date.

Keith Legge, 44, of Perry, was charged Dec. 9 with two counts of disorderly conduct. Legge is accused of being drunk and creating a disturbance by knocking on apartment doors at 1:40 a.m. Dec. 9 on South Main Street, Perry. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $250 cash bail. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. They were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Nov. 28.

Amanda Hoover, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation, $65 in restitution, and a fee. She was convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Dec. 21.

Kijana Funderburk admitted to a violation of conditional discharge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 21.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 1.

Grayson Stock, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

James Smith, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Ronald Sharp, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. Additionally, an order of protection was also issued.

Michelle Westfall, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled 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. She paid $40 in restitution and was sentenced to one year interim probation. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 16.

Saida Ali, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to one-year interim probation. He was convicted of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 12.

Lonniqua Williams, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to March 16.

Maria Maldonado, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Spencer Bressette, who is accused of a crime in Bennington, had his case adjourned to Feb. 23 for plea. A pre-plea investigation has also been ordered.

Joseph Smith, who committed a crime in Eagle, was sentenced to three years probation, a five-year order of protection, along with fees and surcharges.

Amanda Washburn, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to two counts of petit larceny as misdemeanors. She is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 23.

Eric Kingsley, who is accused of a crime in Gainesville, was in court for motions. His case has been adjourned to Dec. 14.

Chad Staley, who is accused of a crime in Genesee Falls, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

Michelle Jewell, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to five years probation, $8,373 in restitution, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony.

Thomas Grinnell, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation, along with an order of protection issued. He was convicted of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

Julie Dutton, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, failed to appear in court. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Lynda Brown, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 12 for sentencing. She is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Brendynn Jordan, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of attempted reckless endangerment in the first degree, a Class E felony. She was also sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. For the charges of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and two counts of speeding she is required to pay $1,175 in fines and surcharges. Probation is to run concurrently.

Steven Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, was sentenced to one to three years in prison, a three-year conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony.

Brandon Matteson, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one year in jail.

Jonathan Blasdell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one to three years in prison, along with fees and surcharges. 

Ryan Donnelly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, withdrew his admission to a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 19 for a violation of probation hearing.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 2.

Jerod Trebian, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, appeared 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. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D felony. He admits to being a second felony offender. He is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 2. Bail continues.

Chadwick White, who committed a crime in the county, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to six months in Wyoming County Jail and a three-year conditional discharge.

Margaret Wolfe, who is accused of committing a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Dec. 5.

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Perry, Java, Eagle, Warsaw, Wyoming.

Press release:

More than $14,000 in grant funding from the Wyoming Foundation has been awarded to 12 Wyoming County nonprofit organizations. The foundation is a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Grants were awarded to programs in Wyoming County that increase job readiness and connect local youth to the county’s arts and cultural gems. 

“The Wyoming Foundation Council is committed to addressing the needs of the county and its residents,” said Wyoming Foundation Council Chair, Scott Gardner. “We are honored to support specific programs that benefit the quality of life for the residents of Wyoming County and continue to honor the generosity and commitment of our clients and volunteers.”

The 2016 grant recipients include: 

    • Arts Council for Wyoming County

    • Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

    • Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start

    • Eagle Free Library

    • Perry Central School District

    • Perry Rotary Foundation/Read Around Perry

    • Project Read of Wyoming County

    • Stevens Memorial Community Library

    • Wild Spirit Education 

    • Wyoming County Business Education Council

    • Wyoming County Community Action 

    • Wyoming County Free Circulating Library Association

The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 by Dr. James MacCallum as a way to strengthen the quality of life in Wyoming County by encouraging charitable giving, assessing and responding to the community’s changing needs and serving as a springboard for local charitable activities. Since then, the foundation has actively supported cultural, educational and human services programs throughout the county. For more information about the Wyoming Foundation’s granting process, visit www.wyomingfoundation.org. 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For over 95 years, it has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. www.cfgb.org.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Ridin Shotgun, Arcade, Bliss, Eagle.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Arcade, Attica, Perry, Java, Eagle.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Oct. 27.

Brendynn Jordan, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted reckless endangerment, two counts of speeding, unlawful fleeing a police officer, and reckless driving. He waived indictment on: reckless endangerment in the first degree, a Class D felony; three counts of speeding; unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree; reckless driving; passing a red signal; moving unsafely from lane; crossing hazardous markings; and failure to stop at a stop sign. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Jody Nelligan, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to attempted arson in the third degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 26.

Phillip Lingenfelter, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation. He was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, both as Class D felonies, and two counts of promoting prison contraband in the second degree, and resisting arrest, both as misdemeanors. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 22.

Tyler McMurray, who committed a crime in Eagle, pled guilty to tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 15. He is in Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Kyle Burdick, who committed a crime in Java, was sentenced to five years probation; $300 in restitution is to be paid within six weeks. He was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony. He was also sentenced to five years probation for the conviction of perjury in the first degree, a Class D felony. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Julie Dutton, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1.

Stephen Harder, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, was in court for motions and had his case adjourned to Nov. 23 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.

Tracy Phillips, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan 26.

Hamidu Sow, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to an unconditional discharge and a $500 fine for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree.

Catherine Miller, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to welfare fraud in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 26.

Ryan Donnelly, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had his case adjourned to Dec. 1.

Preston Ruble, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced to six months of weekends in jail (intermittent) and probation terminated. He admitted to a violation of probation.

Jonathan Blasdell, who is accused of committing a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to violating probation. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 1. He is held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

The following was in Wyoming County Court before Judge James Bargnesi Oct. 26.

Adam Aguado, who is accused of committing a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to Nov. 16 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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Arcade, Eagle, Perry, Attica.

The following people were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 7 and 8.

Paul Hess, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of welfare fraud in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Additionally, he owes $6,904.20 in (joint) restitution.

Naomi Hess, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to  three years probation on the conviction of welfare fraud in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Additionally, she owes $6,904.20 in (joint) restitution.

Adam Aguado, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, appeared in court with new counsel. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 26.

Wade Bigham, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation and $80 in restitution. He was convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony.

Ricky Wulff, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation, a $1,750 fine, an ignition interlock device, and license revocation. He was conviced to aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony; and driving while ability impaired by alcohol, an infraction. 

Joseph Smith, who committed a crime in Eagle, pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, both as misdemeanors. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 1 for sentencing.

Charles Braun, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to Sept. 19.

Bradley Broadbent, who is accused of a crime in Perry, was in court for a Huntley Hearing; a decision will be issued. 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.

Jerod Trebian, who is accused of committing a crime in Silver Springs, pled not guilty to burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony; and six counts of petit larceny, as misdemeanors. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 3 for motions. Bail was set at $100,000 cash bail and $250,000 bond.

Cory Goodenow, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to Sept. 16.

Christopher King, 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 supervision. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 31.

Tracy Phillips, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to Oct. 27.

James Cooper, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced to nine months in Wyoming County Jail. He was convicted of a violation of probation.

The following people are from State Correctional facilities in Attica. They were in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Sept. 7.

Lionell Jones appeared in court with new counsel. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 5.

Jerry McLamore had his case adjourned to Oct. 5.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Attica, Bennington, Perry, Orangeville, Eagle, Sheldon.

Matthew Wisnieski, 49, and Robert Hanson, 50, both of Bennington; and Gary Piesczynski, 62, of Attica, were all charged Aug. 26 under the Public Health law with unlawfully growing cannabis. All three men were allegedly found with “suspected” marijuana growing on their property. The arrests were made by members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force following a joint “eradication” campaign with the U.S. Customs and Protection Air and Marine Operations members. The trio is due in court at a later date.

Charles Morgan, of Freedom, was charged Aug. 27 with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC more than .18 percent, driving while intoxicated, and failure to use signal. A Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly saw a truck fail to use a turn signal as it turned off of Cadwell Road onto Bray Road in the Town of Eagle. While following the vehicle to a safer area to perform a traffic stop, the deputy allegedly saw the truck swerving off and onto the road. At one point prior to the stop, the deputy reports the truck “narrowly missed hitting a mailbox. Morgan performed field sobriety testing, which he is accused of failing. Additionally, his BAC was allegedly .21 percent. He is due in Eagle Town Court Sept. 19.

Beau H. Wolcott, 20, of Orangeville, was charged with assault in the third degree. Wolcott is accused of assaulting a male while at the victim’s home Aug. 27. He allegedly fled the scene prior to police arrival, however, was located a short time later. He was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw court where an order of protection was set in place. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Oct. 3.

Shawn D. Hammond, 36, of Rochester, was charged with unlicensed operation, aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. Hammond was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 77 in the Town of Sheldon. During a DWI crackdown patrol, he was allegedly found urinating next to his vehicle just south of the intersection with Route 20A. During the stop, deputies allegedly found him to be driving with 10 active suspensions – his license has been suspended since 2001. He was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He appeared in the Town of Sheldon Court Aug. 29. 

Kim A. Clark, of Perry, was charged Aug. 31 with harassment in the second degree and unlawful imprisonment in the second degree. Clark is accused of shoving his girlfriend and holding her against her will during a domestic disturbance on Water Street in the Village of Perry. Following his arrest, he was released to the pre-trial program and is due in Perry Village Court Sept. 13.

Alyssa L. Iannarilli, 20, of Perry, was charged Aug. 29 with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. She was jailed in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. She is due in Avon Town Court at a later date.

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:53 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Eagle, meth, drugs.

During a “routine check” at the home of an Eagle man, police officers allegedly found several precursors which are used in the making of methamphetamine. The alleged discovery at the home on Cooley Road resulted in the arrest of three individuals.

Alan Hartman and Nichole McMurray, both residing at the Cooley Road address; and Tyler McMurray, of Gowanda, were all charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the third degree. 

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      Alan Hartman

Additionally, Hartman, 50, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and jailed without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

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    Nichole McMurray      Tyler McMurray

Nichole, 27, and Tyler, 32, were also charged with  tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Both were jailed in the Wyoming County jail –Tyler, without bail, and Nichole in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

Additional charges are likely against all three, pending lab results of items seized from the home. 

The arrests were made through a joint investigation by members of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and New York State Division of Parole.

The New York State Police Contamination Crime Scene Emergency Response Team assisted with decontamination at the scene. The Bliss Fire Department and Ambulance, and Medic 80 were on standby during the incident.

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

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Lack of daytime manpower within Wyoming County fire departments prompted a call for a third alarm for a fire in Bliss earlier today.

Firemen from Eagle Hose/Bliss, Arcade, Silver Springs, Strykersville, Castile, Pike, and Gainesville, responded to a house fire at 6578 Route 362 around 1 p.m., with Bliss Fire Department Third Assistant Chief Marc Roche acting as the chief in charge. 

Preliminary reports state the fire “appears to have” started in the laundry room, however the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There was no one home when the fire started, but all the pets were able to escape.

Assisting at the scene were Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department and RG&E. Companies on standby included North Java, Nunda, Varysburg, Yorkshire, Fillmore, and Centerville fire departments.

See our Facebook page for more photos.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, sunset, Eagle, nature, Ridin' Shotgun.

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I can not recall ever really seeing a cloud pattern like the one above. I don't think I would ever tire of watching the clouds. Their shapes and the patterns they create have always captivated me. I was ridin' shotgun somewhere in Eagle.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Warsaw, Pike, Eagle, Perry, Attica, Arcade, Gainesville, Wyoming.

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From clay tablets and parchment scrolls, to bound books and computer stations, the evolution of the library is meant to reflect the times. Hence, when every Wyoming County library received its share – $2,500 – of a $70,000 grant, much of the funds went to upgrade computers and Internet service. 

Today, a library may be more sought out for its capability as a technological resource. However, the demand for Internet access was overpowering the broadband services. 

Recently, grants for more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59th State Senate District were doled out. In all, 26 libraries, all of those in Wyoming County and those in portions of Erie, Livingston and Monroe counties, will receive funding.

On Tuesday, Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C- I, Elma) met with library officials at the Warsaw Public Library, the Pike Library and the Eagle Free Library to “touch base” and see how the funds were put to use.

“Public libraries are an integral part of our communities and provide important services for residents of all ages,” Gallivan said. “They provide knowledge and enrichment through books, videos, computers and the internet and allow people to conduct research, advance their education or search for a job. In many communities, the library also serves as a meeting place for residents and organizations.”

The senator has been a patron of libraries since he was a small child; as he put it, if he didn’t support libraries, his “mother wouldn’t forgive him.”

The Pike Library was able to purchase five new computers, books for the Common Core Curriculum and hire extra staff to help patrons with the computers.

“We have people of all ages coming in,” said Library Director Tammy Hopkins. “Not everyone can afford a computer, and our WiFi access is fast and efficient.”

While the computers at Pike Library are mainly used for business work and filling out applications, with the improved Internet service, the library also become a hotspot for the "Pokemon Go" game.

At the Eagle Free Library, the funds went toward the purchase of seven new computers, a document (digital) camera, and an iPad that will be available for checkout. 

“The document camera will be used more so with archiving,” said Library Board President Michelle Barber. “It will be easier to photograph old documents and archive the information without doing damage to the books or materials.”

Not only is the computer station used for business and school applications, the firemen also use the computers for their testing.

“Funding is used for technology, hardware, software, and its (broadband) support,” said Warsaw Library Director Lisa Gricius. “(The funding) has benefited us greatly in keeping up with technological demands and technological systems, which is constant and costly. Our dollars are stretched...and we are not always able to upgrade when necessary. This additional funding allows us to keep pace with technology demands, or we would fall behind, as other costs/needs may take precedence.”

The library’s previous broadband connection speed was free, but it was comparable to what a family of four would use in their home. 

“Think of it like a hose...our hose was too small for all the information that needed to make its way through,” Gricius said. “We have seven patron access computers, three staff computers, two circulation computers, and two online catalog computers...not including all the devices patrons use to access our free wireless.

"Basically, our hose was getting clogged and our technology infrastructure crumbling. Folks weren't able to access WiFi, circulation computers were slow and shutting down, making it difficult to check patron material in and out, process holds, and the like...” 

The library needed a wider hose. Not only did they get the wider hose, they got the associated cost that went with it. The library went from paying nothing, to paying $1,200 a year in 2016. They are currently negotiating the rates for 2017. 

“We had not budgeted for this expense, but we had to upgrade so we could function and continue being an information hub,” she said. “And now we are! We have the fastest Internet possible and our network is able to handle the needs of our patrons and staff.”

The following libraries will also receive $2,500 in funding:

    • Arcade Free Library;

    • Perry Public Library;

    • Cordelia A. Greene Library, Gainesville;

    • Stevens Memorial Library, Attica;

    • Town of Gainesville Public Library; and

    • Wyoming Free Circulating Library Association.

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Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Bliss, Eagle, street dance.

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It was a fine evening Saturday for dancing in the streets of Bliss during the annual Eagle Street Dance. The community came out in force to move to the musical musings of The Marshall Dillion Band, eat and enjoy each others company.

See our Facebook page for more photos.

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Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:56 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Bliss, Eagle, American Legion.

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The Sons of the American Legion in Bliss held its 15th annual Eagle Community Days on Saturday. This community wide garage sale, strawberry social and chicken barbecue also featured music from the Rustic Ramblers.

Proceeds from the event help support the American Legion Post in Bliss.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C- I, Elma) recently announced grants for more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59th State Senate District, which covers all of Wyoming County and portions of Erie, Livingston and Monroe counties. In all, 26 libraries will share a total of $70,000.

“Public libraries are an integral part of our communities and provide important services for residents of all ages,” Gallivan said. “They provide knowledge and enrichment through books, videos, computers and the internet and allow people to conduct research, advance their education or search for a job. In many communities, the library also serves as a meeting place for residents and organizations.”

The grants are to be used for technology related programs and services, including the purchase of computer equipment, or security related items.

The following libraries will receive funding:

    • Arcade Free Library -- $2,500;

    • Cordelia A. Greene Library -- $2,500;

    • Eagle Free Library -- $2,500;

    • Perry Public Library -- $2,500;

    • Pike Library -- $2,500;

    • Stevens Memorial Library -- $2,500;

    • Town of Gainesville Public Library -- $2,500;

    • Warsaw Public Library -- $2,500; and

    • Wyoming Free Circulating Library Assoc. -- $2,500.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Eagle, Bliss.

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A three-vehicle accident shut down part of Genesee Road between Eagle Road and Route 39 around 5:30 p.m. today. 

After stopping at the stop sign at Telegraph Road and Route 39, the driver of a blue pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a car travelling west on Route 39 in Eagle, Wyoming County deputies report. The third vehicle involved, a red pickup truck hauling a camper, was "grazed" by the blue truck before it came to a rest on its roof on the side of the road.

No injuries were reported.

The driver of the blue pickup was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign.

Emergency services on scene included Bliss Fire Department Eagle Hose Company 1 with Eagle Fire Chief Clarence George as fire chief in charge, and Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies. The vehicles were towed from the scene by Barber's Automotive, Bliss.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, weather, storm, Portageville, Pike, Bliss, Eagle.

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The symphony of light and sound of Monday night’s storm downed trees and left hundreds of Wyoming County households in the dark this morning.

Late yesterday, the National Weather Service of Buffalo issued a severe thunderstorm watch, a severe thunderstorm warning, and a flash flood warning for many parts of Wyoming County. Wind gusts were expected to reach between 60 and 70 mph at times and dump hail close to a quarter in size. Additionally, in some areas, up to two inches of rain had fallen and another inch was expected.

Since early this morning, crews were out cleaning up trees, limbs and other debris out of the roadways.

Adventure Bound Camping Resort on Tenefly Road, Portageville, took a heavy hit from last night’s storm. Downed trees damaged at least one camper, the office building and the entry gate. Employees kicked off the day at 5 a.m. clearing the road from the fallen trees and limbs.

The wind not only uprooted and snapped trees at the campground and other areas, along Pennycock Road in Portageville, the wind flattened portions of a field. Additionally, two trees in the Eagle area were struck by lightning. 

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