Middlebury

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Aug. 2.

Steven Green, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility, pled not guilty to two counts of assault in the second degree, both are Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled Sept. 20. Bail was set at $5,000 cash and $10,000 bond. Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmate’s current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmate’s 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.

Christina Dadey, who is accused of a crime in Middlebury, waived indictment and pled not guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, per se, and driving while intoxicated, both as Class E felonies; operating a motor vehicle without a court ordered ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor, failure to keep right, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain motor vehicles. The Per Se law is based not on the observations of the arresting police officer, but the results obtained from an intoxilyzer machine. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 17 for conference and Sept. 20 for motions.

The following were in court Aug. 3.

Cory Dahl, who is accused of a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to Sept. 14 for motions.

Ervin Delude Sr., who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated family offense, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 31. He is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Carl Vander, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to two-and-one-half to five years in prison on the conviction of grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony. He was also sentenced to two to four years in prison for grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other and with violations of probation. He is also jointly responsible with his co-defendant for $4,630 in restitution, and fees and surcharges.

Tylor Phinney, who committed a crime in Sheldon, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,456.41 in restitution, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony.

Brandon McCoy, who committed a crime in Warsaw and previously admitted to violating interim probation, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,104.54 in restitution and 170 hours of community service. He was convicted of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree.

John Sprague, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced on the conviction of failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony, and forcible touching, a misdemeanor, to one year in jail on both charges. The sentences are to run concurrently. Additionally, an order of protection was issued, an agreement of registering as a Level 2 sex offender was ordered, and he is responsible for $1,425 in restitution, and fees and surcharges.

Go Go, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was arraigned on an indictment for driving while ability impaired by drugs and DWAI – combined influence of drugs or of drugs and alcohol, both are Class D felonies; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony, and operating a motor vehicle without a court ordered ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor. Go Go pled guilty to DWAI – drugs, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled Oct. 26. They are being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Cheyenne Kimbrell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Wednesday. Kimbrell is being held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Elizabeth Mattingly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. Probation was revoked and she was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Carl Vander, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to two violations of probation and was sentenced to one-and-one-third to four years in prison on both charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm

NYSEG is reporting a power outage in the following towns and villages in Wyoming County affecting close to 8,000 residents:

    • Castile

    • Gainesville

    • Middlebury

    • Warsaw

    • Perry

    • Wyoming

There is no word yet on what caused the outage, however, power is said to be restored by 7 tonight, officials say.

The outage has not affected the Warsaw Fire Department carnival.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.: Power has been restored to all affected areas in Wyoming County.

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:29 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Middlebury.

On June 29 two Perry men were arrested following the investigation of thefts in the towns of Perry and Middlebury. 

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Carl Vandar, 22, and Gerald Keech, 20, are accused of stealing five vehicles and miscellaneous items from homes and businesses throughout the night of June 11 into June 12.

Both men were charged with grand larceny in the third degree, three counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, petit larceny, and four counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree. 

Both men were arraigned in Wyoming County Court with Judge Michael Mohun presiding.

Vander, who was in jail on a probation violation, was committed back to jail on no bail. 

Keech, who is also on interim probation with Wyoming County for unrelated charges in Allegany County, was jailed on $5,000 bail.

The men are due in county court at a later date.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted with the investigation by Wyoming County Probation and the Perry Police Department.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: Keech pled not guilty to the charges in Wyoming County Court June 29. His case has been adjourned to July 13 for an appearance and Aug. 31 for motions. Bail was set at $5,000. 

Vander pled guilty June 29 to grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony, and grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Vander also admitted to a violation of probation. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 3.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, crime, Gainesville, Sheldon, Warsaw, Middlebury.

Austin R. Hare, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested for and charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree June 26. The arrest was the result of an investigation into speeding motorcycles on Saltvale Road, Middlebury on June 16. Hare was stopped by troopers for allegedly driving 141 in a 55 mph zone. During the stop, troopers say he knowingly gave a false name of a close relative. Following an investigation, Hare’s true identity was revealed, officials say. He was jailed in the Wyoming County jail and is due in the Town of Middlebury Court sometime in July.

Carlos Silva, 34, of New York City, was charged June 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony, and speed in zone. Silva was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A in the Town of Sheldon. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he was stopped for driving 50 in a 35 mph zone. It is also alleged his license was suspended 24 times with 22 of the suspensions on 15 different dates. He was arraigned in the Town of Sheldon Court and jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. He is due in court Aug. 8.

Zachary R. Kersch, 21, of Warsaw, was charged June 26 with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree. Kersch was arrested following an investigation into an underage drinking complaint in the Village of Wyoming. A joint effort by the Warsaw Police Department and the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office led to accusations that he provided alcohol to a 17-year-old female while at the Wyoming Village Park during the month of May. Kersch was an inmate in the Wyoming County Jail on an unrelated charge when he was arrested for the stated charge. He is due in the Town of Middlebury Court July 10.

Katy A. O’Brien, 32, of Warsaw, was arrested without incident June 28 by the New York State Police for violating her parole sentence. O’Brien was released on parole June 20 and is serving a sentence of parole for an attempted burglary in the third degree conviction out of Wyoming County. She was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail to await further parole action.

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury.

Timothy D. Sullivan, 57, of Batavia, was charged June 21 with: driving while ability impaired by drugs; DWAI – combined influence of drugs; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration; failure to keep right; and operating a motor vehicle in violation of a restricted license. Sullivan was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 19, Warsaw. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say they saw Sullivan driving erratically on Route 19 in both the towns of Middlebury and Warsaw. During the stop, it was allegedly found that he was driving with suspended license plates and he was also violating a restricted license. Additionally, he is said to have failed roadside field sobriety testing and was taken into custody for DWAI – drugs. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and evaluated by a certified drug recognition expert, who determined him to be impaired by multiple drug categories. Sullivan was arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court where bail was set at $500 cash or $2,500 bond. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court June 26.

Alan Tabor, no age provided, of Rochester, was charged June 20 with aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana. Tabor was stopped by Perry Police after officers say the vehicle he was driving was illegally parked. When officers checked his driver's license it was allegedly found to have two active suspensions. Tabor was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Eric Harder, 35, of York, was arrested June 21 on a warrant issued by the Town of Perry for failure to appear on a summons. He was arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due in the Town of Perry Court June 28.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:55 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade, Middlebury, Pike, Warsaw, Attica.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun April 6.

Roy Lawrence, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to three years in prison with three years post-release supervision and $190 in restitution. He was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Heidi Hopkins, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to four years in prison with one year post-release supervision with Shock recommendation, and $280 in restitution. She was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Jonathon Bucknam, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to one year in prison with one year post-release supervision on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. He was also sentenced to an unconditional discharge and $6,278 restitution on the conviction of offering a false instrument to file in the second degree.

Shannon Garland, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year conditional discharge and $2,378.75 in restitution, which was paid in full. She was convicted of petit larceny.

Matthew Hadfield, who committed a crime in Middlebury, was sentenced on the conviction of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony, to one to three years in prison with Shock recommendation, three years conditional discharge, and driver’s license revocation. Shock Incarceration Program is a six-month program that prepares young, nonviolent inmates for early parole release consideration. The program provides a schedule of rigorous physical activity, intensive regimentation, discipline, and drug rehabilitation. Hadfield was also convicted of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and sentenced to an unconditional discharge.

John Pascarella, who committed a crime in Pike, was sentenced to five years probation, $655 restitution, and 150 hours of community service. An order of protection was also issued. He was convicted of burglary in the third degree, a Class D felony.

Matthew Kurtz, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled June 29. An order of protection was also issued.

Brandon McCoy, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was arraigned on two violations of probation. The case has been adjourned to April 13 for a hearing. He is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

James Otis, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection has been issued and bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Sentencing is scheduled June 22.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica who were in court before Mohun April 6 and 7.

Alexander Drake had his case adjourned to April 27 for a hearing.

Angel Cruz failed to appear. The case has been adjourned to April 27.

Chester Jones pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 21.

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw, Perry, Gainesville, Middlebury.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 30.

Kenneth Fullen, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to a determinate sentence of three-and-a-half years in prison, three years post-release supervision, and restitution of $1,000 to be paid within six months of his release. 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. He was convicted of burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony. Additionally, he was sentenced to one year in jail on each charge, $380 in restitution, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and petit larceny. The sentences are to run consecutively to each other, but concurrently to the burglary conviction. 

Michelle Montes, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to three years conditional discharge, and surcharges and fees on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Micheal Sheehan II, who committed a crime in Gainesville, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. Additionally, and order of protection was issued.

Bishop Williams, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 22.

Sarah Ingalls, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had her case adjourned to April 27.

Carl Vander, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted assault in the second degree and attempted burglary in the third degree, both are Class E felonies. Sentencing is scheduled April 27. He is held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Erik Kohls, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to one year interim probation, and 150 hours of community service. Final sentencing is scheduled March 15.

Ryan McDanel, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to April 27 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.

Eugene Matteson Sr., who committed a crime in Wyoming County, has had his violation of conditional discharge hearing rescheduled for April 28.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:43 am

High winds yesterday left thousands of residents without power. While power was restored to many customers, power companies report 6,350 residents are still without power as of 6:15 a.m..

RG&E customers without power: 

    • Arcade – 25 

    • Eagle – 27

NYSEG customers without power:

    • Bennington – 1,526

    • Castile – 10

    • Gainesville – 46

    • Java – 1,199

    • Middlebury – 29

    • Sheldon – 1,341

    • Warsaw – 1

National Grid customers without power:

    • Eagle, Bliss, Java, Gainesville area – approximately 589

    • Varysburg, Warsaw, Attica area – approximately – 1,557.

Power companies have been working through the night to restore electricity to county homes and continue this morning.

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Perry, Warsaw, Middlebury.

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The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 2.

Chivonne Gheorghe, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. Sentencing is scheduled July 6.

Roy Lawrence, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. Sentencing is scheduled April 6. He is held in the Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Patrick Wheeler, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation and restitution of $60, which has been paid. He was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Matthew Hadfield, who is accused of a crime in Middlebury, had his case adjourned to April 6.

Jonathon Bucknam, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to April 6. 

Heidi Hopkins, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. Sentencing is scheduled April 6. She is held in the Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Dutch Bryndle, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence and driving while ability impaired by drugs, both as misdemeanors. Bryndle was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge on both, paid a $1,000 fine, and his license was revoked.

Richard Greene Jr., who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony as a second felony offender. He was released on pretrial release.

Jonathan Bucknam, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to April 6.

Kristen Bartholomew, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to April 27 for motions.

Tiffany Baker, who committed a crime in Warsaw, successfully completed interim probation. She was sentenced on the reduced charge of promoting prison contraband in the second degree, a misdemeanor to three years probation, and fees and surcharges.

Jennifer Galioto, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was in court for a violation of probation appearance. The case has been adjourned to March 10.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica.

Jonathan Smith had his case adjourned to April 27 for conference.

Billyray Staton had his case adjourned to April 27 for conference.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica and were in court before Mohun Feb. 28.

Mark Maussner had his case adjourned to March 7.

Jerry McLamore was in court for a bench trial. The decision has been reserved and the case is adjourned to March 15. After the hearing of a trial or the argument of a motion a judge might not immediately deliver a decision, but instead takes time to review evidence and the law and deliver a decision at a later time, usually in a written form, thus reserve decision.

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:21 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Eagle, Arcade, Gainesville, Middlebury, Perry, Warsaw.

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The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Feb. 23.

Alan Hartman Sr., who committed a crime in Eagle, was sentenced to two-and-one-half to five years in prison and two years post-release supervision, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Edward Gauthier II, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to aggravated family offense, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled for May 18. An order of protection was also issued for eight years.

Nicole Fisher, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony.

Tyler McMurray, who committed a crime in Eagle, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison and fees and surcharges on the conviction of tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony.

Amanda Washburn, who committed a crime in Gainesville, was sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Cody Eaton, who committed a crime in Middlebury, successfully completed interim probation and was sentenced on the reduced charge of driving while intoxicated. He will serve three years probation, pay a $1,000 fine, have his driver’s license revoked, and is ordered to install an ignition interlock device, plus pay fees and surcharges.

Clifford Murch, who is accused of a crime in Perry, pled not guilty to rape in the second degree, a Class D felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. An order of protection was served. Motions are scheduled April 27. Bail was set at $20,000.

Dakota Ribbeck, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilt to rape in the third degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled for May 18.

Chad Main, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to: aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree; driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, both as Class E felonies; and operating a motor vehicle without a court-ordered ignition interlock device, a Class A misdemeanor. The Per Se law is based not on the observations of the arresting police officer, but the results obtained from a breath alcohol tester. It is this result that dictates the offense as well potential certain legal presumptions. Motions are scheduled April 27. He was released on his own recognizance.

Catherine Miller, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation, 250 hours of community service, $2,189 in restitution, and fees and surcharges. She was convicted of welfare fraud in the fourth degree, a Class E felony.

Crystal Lawrence, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation and a $50 DNA fee. Restitution has been paid in full. She was convicted of welfare fraud in the fifth degree and petit larceny.

Kimberly White, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced to 180 days in jail on the violation of conditional discharge.

Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:57 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Middlebury, Wyoming, Perry, Warsaw, pavilion, Bethany.

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Quick thinking on the part of homeowners Joe and Kathleen Barrett likely saved their home from being engulfed in flames Thursday evening. 

The call came in as a report of a “structure fire” at 1510 Route 19, Middlebury. When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the area near a light fixture in the ceiling.

Firefighters from Wyoming, Perry, Perry Center, Warsaw, Pavilion and Bethany fire departments were on the scene to locate the source of the smoke, which turned out to be an electrical malfunction.

Crews were able to locate the smoldering fire using a thermal imaging camera to check for “hot spots” along the wall and ceiling in the home. Firefighters opened up the ceiling area to expose the smoldering insulation and extinguish the fire.

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Wyoming Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Smith was Wyoming County Emergency Services and Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department.

Although there was not an active fire, crews were on the scene for two hours. 

The estimated loss was $10,000, with no injuries reported.

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Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accidents, Wyoming, Middlebury, Warsaw.

Icy road conditions Dec. 28 contributed to a one-car accident on East Bethany Road, Middlebury.

Carson A. Garwood, no age or hometown provided, was said to have been driving northbound on East Bethany when she lost control of her vehicle when she encountered black ice. 

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she slid off the road, striking a utility pole on the passenger side of the vehicle, which injured passenger Michael T. Allen, no age or hometown provided.

Allen lost consciousness and suffered a shoulder injury during the mishap and was taken via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. 

Medical officials say his injuries were non-life-threatening.

Medic 80, Warsaw Ambulance, Wyoming Fire Department, and Ott’s Collision assisted deputies at the scene.

On Dec. 29, deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident on Oatka Road at Merchant Road.

Tarah D. Childs, 18, of Rushville, was heading west on Oatka when deputies say she failed to negotiate the curve at Merchant. Childs' car left the road and overturned, coming to rest on the seasonal section of Merchant Road near Keeney Road.

Deputies say she lost control of her car due to her speed and the snow-covered road conditions. 

After assistance in getting out of her vehicle by Warsaw Police Officer Nick Wright, she was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was later released.

Assisting Warsaw Police at the scene included the Sheriff’s Department, Warsaw Fire Department, and Medic 80.

No charges were filed in either accident.

Friday, December 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Attica, Gainesville, Middlebury, Pike.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Dec. 21.

Wyatt Penfold, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one-and-three-quarters to three-and-one-half years in prison as a second felony offender, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony.

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.

Rodney Webster pled not guilty to: assault in the first degree, a Class B felony; and assault in the second degree; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; promoting prison contraband in the first degree, all are Class D felonies; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled Feb. 22. Bail was set at $15,000.

Michael Busgith pled not guilty to: assault in the first degree, a Class B felony; and assault in the second degree; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; promoting prison contraband in the first degree, all are Class D felonies; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled Feb. 22. Bail was set at $15,000.

Jayshawn Williams pled not guilty to: assault in the second degree; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, all are Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled Feb. 22. Bail was set at $5,000.

John Harris pled not guilty to three counts of assault in the second degree, as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled for Feb. 22. Bail was set at $5,000.

Angel Cruz pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. The case has been adjourned to March 16 for pre-plea.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Feb. 22.

Otis Williiams was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Jamal Wilson had his case adjourned to Jan. 30.

Chester Jones had his case adjourned to Jan. 30.

Christian Manley had his case adjourned to Jan. 30.

James Smith was in court for motions. The court reserved decision. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 30.

Abida McIntosh pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 22.

Terrance Milton pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 22.

Ronald Montgomery was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 30 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.

Darrell Carthon pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 22.

David Alexander had his case adjourned to March 15.

Adam Stevens pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 22.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Dec. 22.

Crystal Colon-Rosado, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Feb. 1 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.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of committing a crime in Attica, was in court for motions. Her case was adjourned to Feb. 2.

James Ebner, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to March 23 for interim sentencing.

George Colton, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to three years probation, issued a five-year order of protection, and fees and surcharges.

Shirley Sherwood, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to three years probation, issued a five-year order of protection, and fees and surcharges.

John Pascarella, who committed a crime in Pike, pled guilty to burglary in the third degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled March 23.

Joelle Good had her case adjourned to March 9 for trial.

Eugene Matteson, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was in court on a violation of conditional discharge. The case has been adjourned to Feb. 2. Bail continues at $2,000.

Richard Carpenter had his probation terminated.

Kijana Funderburk, who is an inmate in a State Correctional Facility in Attica, was sentenced to one to three years in prison to run concurrently with the Erie County sentence. Funderburk was convicted of violation of conditional discharge.

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, December 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Wyoming, Middlebury, Castile, Perry.

Andrea Stern-Manley, 46, of Wyoming, was charged Nov. 29 with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, all as misdemeanors; failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, and refusal to take a pre-screen device. The charges stem from a rollover accident on East Bethany Road, Middlebury. Wyoming County deputies say Stern-Manley’s vehicle had rolled, coming to final rest on its side, subsequently trapping the woman in the vehicle. Once removed from the vehicle she was arrested for DWI. She is accused of refusing a breath test and had her driver’s license suspended for refusing. She was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. She is due in Middlebury Town Court Dec. 5. Wyoming Fire Department and Warsaw Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Jermaine C. Felton, 41, of Utica, was arrested Nov. 23 on a warrant from 2013 for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In June 2011, Felton was charged and a warrant issued after he allegedly took a vehicle from the Village of Perry without the owner’s permission. In November, Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies stopped him on Route 390 in Avon. During the stop, the deputy learned about the active warrant. Felton was turned over to Perry Police and jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in Perry Village Court Dec. 6.

Cheryl Figoura, no age provided, of Castile, was charged Dec. 1 with unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operator in the third degree, operating a motor vehicle while registration is suspended, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Perry Police accuse Figoura with driving on South Main Street in the Village when the license plate reader on the patrol car “hit” on her vehicle. She is due in Perry Village Court Jan. 17.

Monday, October 10, 2016 at 10:54 am

The following person was in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Griffith Oct. 4.

Eric E. Hartman, who committed a crime in Perry and Wethersfield, was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in prison, 10 years post-release supervision, and $1,425 in fees and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued. He was convicted of criminal sex act in the third degree, a Class E felony.

The following people were seen in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Oct. 5.

Darin Wierzbic, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A felony, with sentencing at the discretion of the court. He is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 3.

Saida Ali, who is accused of a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to 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. 13.

Robin Frontuto, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Nov. 16. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $75,000 bond.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Oct. 13.

David Riley, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in prison and two years post-release supervision, and $160 in restitution. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

The following are from state correctional facilities in Attica.

Wyatt Penfold had his case adjourned to Nov. 16.

Chester Jones pled not guilty to 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 Dec. 21 for motions. Bail was set at $20,000.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Nov. 16.

Bruce Battle had his case adjourned to Oct. 19 for a Wade Hearing. The purpose of a Wade Hearing is to determine whether the eyewitness’s identification of the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime is correct.

Jayme Frontuto had his case adjourned to Nov. 16 for a hearing. 

Jerry McLamore had his case adjourned to Feb. 24 for trial.

James Smith pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $20,000.

Jamal Wilson pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $20,000.

Darrell Carthon pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $5,000.

Corey Underwood was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison for the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Frank Pergola was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on each count of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. The sentences are to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Lionell Jones pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, with sentencing at the discretion of the court.

Wesley Kirkland was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. The sentencing it to run consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Rafael Deorbel pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and promoting prison contraband in the second degree, both as misdemeanors. He was sentenced to a conditional discharged with sentencing at the discretion of the court.

David Alexander pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 21 for motions. Bail was set at $5,000.

The following were seen in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Oct. 6.

Phillip Lingenfelter, who committed a crime in Arcade, violated original (June 30) sentencing deal on criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. Sentencing will now be at the discretion of the court. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 27.

Shannon Garland, who committed a crime in Arcade, paid $2,000 in restitution. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Amanda Washburn, who is accused of a crime in Gainesville, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1 for motions.

Ryan Northrup, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs, a Class E felony; and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court and is scheduled for Dec. 8. Bail was set at $2,500.

Christopher Ladd, who committed a crime in Orangeville, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class D felony; and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 8 and is at the discretion of the court. Bail has been revoked.

Stephanie Stuart, who is accused of a crime in Perry, pled not guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a Class E felony; driving while ability impaired by drugs, and endangering the welfare of a child, both as misdemeanors; and driving on roadway laned for traffic. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 5.

Tina Beeley, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, appeared for motions. The decision has been reserved and the case adjourned to Oct. 20 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.

Margaret Wolfe, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. On Oct. 7, she was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation and $150 in restitution.

Lynda Brown, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1 for motions.

Luke Mattson, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to Oct. 13.

Crystal Lawrence, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to welfare fraud in the fifth degree and petit larceny, both as misdemeanors. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Steven Snyder, who is accused of a committing a crime in Wethersfield, had his case adjourned to Dec. 1.

Melissa Trzecieski, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a general denial on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 3. She is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Jessica Eagan, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Oct. 20.

Tamber Reed, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a second violation of interim probation. She was sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Shane Shaffer, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. Shaffer was resentenced to one to three years in prison followed by a three-year conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device.

Alanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a second violation of probation. She is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 20.

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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When autumn arrives, one may think of hoodies, bonfires, and the sound of crunching leaves underfoot. For county residents, on the other hand, it means it’s AppleUmpkin time!

It was a weekend straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting: Azure sky, brilliant sunshine, and a throng of people lazily strolling along small town Main Street. Couple that with the crisp, sunshiny scent of fall mixed with the tantalizing aroma of fresh-picked apples, fried dough, kettle corn, and a cornucopia of other sights and sounds, and you have yourself the 30th annual AppleUmpkin Festival.

Thousands of people filled the streets of Wyoming, perusing the tents that contained handmade wares of local artisans, and lining up at booths selling mouthwatering sweets, treats and carnival eats.

For more photos see: Photos: AppleUmpkin Festival

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Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:36 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Middlebury, Warsaw.
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   Shirley Sherwood     George Colton

The grandparents arrested in June for chaining a 16-year-old to a bed pled not guilty in Wyoming County Court Sept. 15.

Shirley Sherwood, 50, and George Colton, 56, both of Middlebury, were charged with unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class E felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

The duo was charged June 6 after New York State Troopers responded to their Blackhouse Road home for a complaint of an uncontrollable 16-year-old. The suspects are accused of using a dog chain – approximately 15 feet long – and three padlocks to secure the teen to a bed during the night and at other times. 

They are both jailed in the Wyoming County Jail on $1,000 bail. 

The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

See related: Grandparents arrested for chaining 16-year-old to a bed

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Two youths from the Village of Castile were charged with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. The kids, both under 16 years of age, were charged following an investigation into a stolen iPhone 6 from a home in the village during August. The youths were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Wyoming County Probation Department. 

A 16-year-old male, of Wyoming County, was charged Sept. 7 with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony; criminal trespass in the second degree; and harassment in the second degree. The teen was arrested following a domestic incident between him and his former girlfriend at a home in Silver Springs. He is accused of causing more than $1,500 in damage to a vehicle and breaking the door of the home as he forced entry into it. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail. He is due in Silver Springs Court at a later date. The New York State Police assisted with the investigation.

Lyle J. White, 46, of Wyoming, was charged Sept. 6 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, operating a motor vehicle without insurance on a public highway, and unregistered motor vehicle. White was arrested following a traffic stop on Saltvale Road, Middlebury. He was stopped for driving a vehicle with no registration or insurance. Additionally, he was allegedly found to have had his license suspended four times and has three prior convictions for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. He is due in the Town of Middlebury Court at a later date.

Felicia J. Laraby, 30, of Perry, was charged with harassment in the second degree. She is accused of committing unwanted physical contact against a female victim during a child custody exchange on Aug. 26. She is due in the Town of Castile Court Sept. 26. Perry Police assisted at the scene.

Quinton M. Murphy, 22, of Warsaw, was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent, and moving from lane unsafely. He was arrested following a motorcycle accident on Buck Road in Warsaw. Sheriff’s deputies report Murphy and his female passenger were traveling south on Buck Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. Both he and his passenger were ejected from the bike and sustained minor injuries. Both were transported to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment. A blood sample was collected from the driver and will be analyzed at the Monroe County Crime Lab to determine the man’s blood alcohol content. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court at a later date. Warsaw Police and the Warsaw Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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Allyssa A. Iannarilli, 20, of Perry, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle. Additionally, three bags of heroin and several needles were also seized. Iannarilli was arrested during the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Operation Summer Heat. The program targeted drugs and outstanding arrest warrants in Livingston County. The initiative was conducted Aug. 29, 30 and 31.

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