Perry

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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Members of the Perry Center, Perry, Silver Springs, Wyoming, Warsaw, and Cuylerville fire departments, and Perry Ambulance paid tribute Saturday afternoon to long-standing member J. Richard “Dick” Brick, who passed away earlier this week.

Brick, 93, had been a member of the Perry Center Fire Department for 68 years, serving as president and secretary/treasurer during his tenure. In addition to his active volunteerism with the fire department, he spent eight years on the Perry Ambulance Squad, was an emergency medical technician, served as an elected assessor, and was on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

For J. Richard Brick’s full obituary click here.

Assistant Fire Chief Tim Rice wished to thank all the departments and members who put the tribute together. 

 

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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:08 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, announcements, Perry.

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Front row, from left: seniors Alysha Jones, Iesha Cole, Brittnay Woodworth and Emma Humberstone.  

Back row, from left: Autumn Baker, Morgan Laraby, Taryn True, Gipsie Prickett, Coach Cheryl Hayes, Danielle Frazier, Brice Blackmore, Rachael Hinz and Ashlee Safford.

The Perry Varsity Cheerleaders competed Feb. 17 at the LCAA League Championships held at Caledonia-Mumford.  

In Division 3, First Place went to Perry, Second Place to Geneseo, and Third Place went to Keshequa.

Senior cheerleaders were also afforded a chance to compete individually. The top three cheerleaders from this competition will represent Livingston County in the Ronald McDonald game. 

Perry’s own Lesha Cole took First Place with a near-perfect score of 209 out of a possible 210.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, court, Perry, Warsaw, Attica, news.

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The following were in Wyoming County Court Feb. 22 before Judge Michael Mohun.

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    Charles Braun

Charles Braun, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years post-release supervision, plus fees and surcharges. The sentence is to run concurrently with his Livingston County Sentence. He was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree, a Class C violent felony.

See related: Charles Braun pled guilty to attempted rape

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 guilty to conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for April 12.

Javon Woods had his case adjourned to March 13.

Terrance Milton was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison. He was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current sentence. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

Abida McIntosh was sentenced to one-and-two-thirds to three-and-one-half years in prison, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Andrew Mott pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to April 12. Bail was set at $5,000.

Pablo Sanes pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled for April 12. Bail was set at $5,000.

Darrell Carthon 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. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Shaquor Smith pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled for April 12. Bail was set at $5,000.

Brian Atkins 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 as a second felony offender. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current sentence.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to March 13.

Wesley Kirkland pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to April 12. Bail was set at $5,000.

John Harris pled guilty to two counts of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled April 12.

Ricky Morris pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled April 12.

Jayshawn Williams pled guilty to attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled April 12.

Lindell Cox had his case adjourned to March 15.

Diquan Wells 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 as a second felony offender. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current sentence.

Neil Allen was in court for motions. His case has been adjourned to March 13 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 following were in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Feb. 21.

Kenneth Fullen, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony. Sentencing is scheduled March 30. He is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Christian Manley, an inmate at a State Correctional facility in Attica, had his case adjourned to March 9.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, announcements, Perry.

Elijah McWhinney, of Perry, was named to the dean’s list at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, for the fall 2016 semester.

McWhinney is one of 751 students to achieve this mark of academic excellence. To make the dean's list, he had to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail.

The College of Saint Rose (www.strose.edu) is a progressive college in the heart of New York's capital city.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Business, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Perry, Main Street.

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New York adopted the "click-through nexus" law in 2008. It requires certain out-of-state or online merchants to collect tax on sales of their own merchandise. That first-in-the-nation law is the template for statutes in nearly two dozen other states and survived court challenges, including the New York State Court of Appeals.

Within Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget is a proposal seeking to require “marketplace providers” to collect New York’s state and local sales taxes on merchandise shipped into the state from out-of-state sellers. This proposal applies the existing nexus law to a new and growing Internet sales platform.

“Online retailers put brick-and-mortar businesses on our Main streets at a competitive disadvantage,” said Wyoming County Chamber President Scott Gardner. “They (online retailers) may not be collecting the sales tax on merchandise, whereas a local merchant has to because they are located in New York.”

If the online business does not have a physical presence in the state, it can be more difficult for the state to enforce the collection of the sales tax from purchases made by New York consumers.

“It hurts people like our independent booksellers, small retailers, gift shops, clothing stores, etcetera,” Gardner said.

The budget proposal would require online marketplaces with more than $100 million in annual sales to collect and remit tax just as consignment shop owners and auction houses now do. Estimates show that improved enforcement of existing tax laws would result in some $275 million in fiscal year 2018-19.

Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chairman Doug Berwanger was unavailable for comment.

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, crime, Perry, Attica, Warsaw.
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   John D. Carpenter

John D. Carpenter, 65, of Warsaw, was charged Feb. 15 with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, and aggravated harassment in the second degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Carpenter made multiple threatening and alarming phone calls to the Wyoming County 9-1-1 Center. He is accused of repeatedly calling 9-1-1 and reporting that people were going to die, among other alarming statements. Officials say, Carpenter told dispatchers at one point that he continued to call 9-1-1 because he was bored. When deputies responded to his home, he allegedly refused to come to the door. Subsequently, officers got a warrant for his arrest and took Carpenter, a convicted violent felon, into custody without incident. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court March 6. Warsaw Police assisted deputies at the arrest scene.

Lisa A. Strong, 34, of Attica, was charged Feb. 16 with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Attica Police reports that while assisting the Wyoming County Child Protective Services in investigating possible child neglect, they found four children living in “unsanitary and deplorable conditions.” The children, with cooperation from the defendant, were removed from the home and placed into foster care, officials say. Strong was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. She is due at 10 a.m. in Attica Village Court March 13.

Raymond T. Frawley, 37, of Angelica, was arrested Feb. 16 on a warrant out of Wyoming County Family Court for failure to obey a Family Court support order. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Frawley on a tip from their Warrant Wednesday program on Facebook. The tip allegedly reported the location of the defendant, who was then arrested by Allegany County Sheriff’s deputies and turned over to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. He is in Wyoming County Jail on $1,000 bail.

James Becker, 25, of Perry, was charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI with a BAC more than .08 percent. Becker was charged after allegedly driving himself to the Perry Police Department to turn himself in on a bench warrant for failure to appear. Officers say, while at the station, Becker had glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol about him. He was placed through field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed, and a breath test showed a BAC of .16 percent. He was arrested on the warrant and put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, news, Perry, education, technology.

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zSpace, no, it’s not a place for naps, it’s an innovative mobile classroom that incorporates virtual reality into lesson plans and curriculum for elementary and high schools, universities and even medical schools.

On Thursday, students from kindergarten through 12th grade at Perry Central School District got a taste of learning through innovation. 

The kids donned glasses that are connected to a computer for interactive learning. In addition to the glasses, a stylus is used to access the material on the screen as if it were right in front of the user.

zSpace was developed about 10 years ago for the Department of Defense,” said Andrew Ziemba, PC University Distributors Inc.'s Upstate NY account manager. “Three years ago it was thought to be a good educational tool. It combines augmented reality and virtual reality to give teachers another tool for the classroom.”

zSpace is transforming education today, said Brittni Olson, of L. Wolfe Communications, a public relations firm for zSpace. Hundreds of thousands of students are using the technology in their classrooms and labs worldwide for STEM learning. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – is a curriculum that integrates those four disciplines into a “cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.” 

Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual-reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

“It would be pretty amazing,” said second-grade teacher Ruth Manchester, about having access to zSpace. “Kids can get exposure to things that may not have an opportunity to otherwise. This could broaden exposure to science and ideas we don’t have access to or aren't given funding for.” 

Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit -- medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers, zSpace officials say.

“The excitement to learn anything they can that’s hands-on is fantastic,” said second-grade teacher Penny Moses.

And what did the students think of the experience?

“Awesome!”

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Around 3 o’clock this morning a fire broke out at 71 Covington St. in the Village of Perry. 

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Castile, Warsaw, and Mount Morris fire departments responded to the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Fire Chief Steve Laraby. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Perry Police Department, Perry Department of Public Works, NYSEG, and the Red Cross. Standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming and Leicester fire departments.

The fire was said to have started due to a malfunctioning hot air furnace, causing $60,000 in damages to the home.

Firefighters were at the scene for four hours putting out the blaze with no injuries reported.

The Covington home housed two apartments, which resulted in two families being displaced and in need of assistance by the Red Cross. A total of six people were affected by the fire.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry Center, Warsaw, Perry.

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Two men are facing numerous charged following a business check around 11 p.m. Feb. 13.

Shane D. Vasile, 50, of Warsaw, and Jesse W. Schuster, 33, of Perry, were arrested Monday night when they were allegedly seen at a closed business in Perry Center. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the men were in their vehicles, parked, with the engines running. 

During the investigation, deputies say Schuster drove to the business with three suspensions on his license.

Subsequently, Schuster was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Vasile allegedly had numerous drugs and paraphernalia in his possession. Subsequently, he was placed through field sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed. 

He was arrested and taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where a certified drug recognition expert found him to be impaired by the combination of central nervous system stimulants, narcotic analgesics, and cannabis, therefore, unable to drive safely.

Vasile was charged with driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Both men are due in the Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

James Mages, 53, of Akron, was charged Feb. 13 with criminal trespass in the second degree and petit larceny. Mages is accused of entering a home on Nesbitt Road, Attica, and taking clothing from the residence. After being confronted by the homeowner, he left the house. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say they found Mages driving from the scene. Allegedly refusing to stop, Mages led officers to a Buffalo Road address in the Town of Orangeville, where he was arrested. Additionally, deputies say he was wearing the clothing he had taken from the Nesbitt Road home. Subsequently, Mages was also charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and failure to comply with a police officer. He was put in Wyoming County jail on $5,000 bond. He is due in both Attica and Orangeville town courts at a later date. New York State Police and Warsaw Police assisted with the arrest.

Keith E. Legge, 44, of Perry, was charged Feb. 15 with harassment in the second degree. Perry Police say Legge is accused of threatening a neighbor at a South Main Street address. He is due in Perry Village Court March 14.

Scott Grisewood, no age provided, of Warsaw, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was picked up on the warrant by Warsaw Police. Grisewood was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Andrew Perdock, no age provided, of Perry, was arrested Feb. 14 on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Nicole R. Fronczak, 27, of Silver Springs, was charged Feb. 11 with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Fronczak was stopped on Route 19A, Castile, after deputies say they saw her driving across the center yellow lines of the roadway. She was arrested following an investigation and allegedly failing roadside field sobriety testing. She was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where a breath sample allegedly showed a BAC of .14 percent. She is due in the Town of Castile Court March 6.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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An early morning fire at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile, remains under investigation today.

While no injuries were reported, fire crews were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours under Fire Chief in Charge, Castile Fire Chief Bill Dake.

Firefighters from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were assisted by Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Damages are estimated at $150,000.

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Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Perry, Orangeville.

William A. Shearin Jr., 57, of Philadelphia, Pa., was charged Feb. 12 with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, and speed over 55 mph. Shearin was stopped for allegedly speeding on Route 20A, Orangeville. During the stop, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies smelled marijuana and alcohol coming from inside his vehicle. Through investigation it was learned that his Pennsylvania driver’s license was suspended, allegedly since 2004. Deputies say he failed standardized field sobriety testing and was then taken to the Sheriff’s Office for a drug influence evaluation. The drug recognition expert determined Shearin to be impaired by alcohol and cannabis. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Orangeville Court March 15.

Wayne L. Pierce, 75, of Alexander, was charged with forcible touching. Pierce was arrested over the weekend for an incident that happened at Ben Go’s gas station, Main Street, Attica, in late November. He is accused of inappropriately grabbing a female employee. He was released on his own recognizance. He is due in Attica Village Court at 10 a.m. March 13.

Robert A. Steavens, 49, of Attica, was charged with two counts of scheme to defraud in the second degree. Attica Police say Steavens obtained cigarettes from both the 7-Eleven and Ben Go’s gas station, both in Attica, under false pretenses. He is due in Attica Village Court at 10 a.m. March 13.

Dakota O. Irvin, 25, of Attica, was charged Feb. 11 with criminal contempt in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. Attica Police responded to a domestic incident on Main Street in the village. The investigation showed Irvin violated a complete stay away order of protection issued by Genesee County Family Court. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in Attica Village Court at 10 a.m. March 13. The Attica Police were assisted by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department.

Heather Foote, 39, of Perry, was charged Feb. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, and inadequate tail lamps. Foote was stopped on North Center Street in the Village of Perry. During the investigation it was allegedly found that her license was suspended for failure to answer a summons out of Monroe County. She is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Toupoc Allen, 22, of Warsaw, was charged Feb. 8 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent, driving while impaired by drugs, driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol combined, and failure to use headlights after dark. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Allen was seen driving on Main Street and East Buffalo Street without any headlights on. Additionally, his vehicle was said to have broken down in the driving lane on East Buffalo Street. During the investigation, he was given field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed, and submitted a breath test which allegedly showed a BAC above .08 percent. Allen was also given a drug influence evaluation by a Wyoming County Drug Recognition Expert, who determined he was also impaired by drugs. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $1,000 cash bail. He is due in court March 6. Warsaw Police Department assisted with the investigation.

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, events, Perry, wrestling.

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Photos by Ron Strain​.

Gilead School of Discipleship, Perry, established its first Varsity Wrestling team this year.  

Ryan Caudill (99) triumphed this past Saturday at the Section V Class B Sectional Tournament at Keshequa CS. He finished first, over Kade Slayton, of Avoca, as Gilead’s first ever Sectional champion; Silas Guesno (106) finished third.

Both are moving on to the state qualifier, today and tomorrow in Brockport.  

A total of 16 schools competed in the Section V Class B sectionals.  

Information submitted by Eric Caudill.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, Perry.

The Perry High School boys basketball team jumped out to a big 23-8 lead and never looked back Tuesday night in their game against Pavilion.

The final score was Perry 70 Pavilion 41.

Austin Croll led all scorers with 25 points and 3 assists.

Owen Spencer had 8 points with 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals.  

Tyler Cowie scored 17 points with 10 rebounds.

Pavilion was led by Caleb Milligan with 10 points.

Information submitted by Richard Steiner

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, Perry, basketball.

The Perry High School girls basketball team beat Pavilion’s team by a score of 43  –  37 Wednesday night.

Rachel Evans sunk her free throws to ice the win over Pavilion. Marissa Hare was a key player on both ends of the floor. 

“We played a hard physical game tonight. It's not easy playing back to back but everyone came together for a team win. I'm very proud of the girls heart and drive they played with tonight,” said Perry girls coach Courtney Kingston. 

 

Perry Scores 

Hare 12 points, 4 rebounds 

Kelly 2

Pascoe 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists 

Evans 11

Szwaczkowski 2

 

Pavilion scores

Milligan 4

Mickel 2

Schrier 3

Schroeder 3

Davis 14

Moore 9

Cianci 2

 

Perry 5-13 (2-6 division) 

Information submitted by Courtney Kingston

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo has announced its dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Students named to the dean’s list include:

    • Maura Cupicha, of Wyoming;

    • Elijah Buck, of Warsaw;

    • Jamie Irwin, of Perry;

    • Samantha Pawlicki, of North Java;

    • Spencer Head and Kassandra Johnston, both of Attica; and

    • Ryan Madden, of Arcade.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Perry.

Michael W. Smith, 48, of Warsaw, was charged Feb. 6 with uninspected motor vehicle, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18 or more. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies stopped to check on a vehicle that had pulled over to the side of the road on Suckerbook Road, Perry, to see if the driver was all right. Following a conversation, deputies say the driver showed apparent signs of intoxication. Smith was asked to perform field sobriety testing, which he subsequently allegedly failed. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and submitted a breath test which allegedly revealed he had a BAC of .33 percent, more than four times the legal limit. He is due in the Town of Perry Court March 1.

Shannon J. McDonald, 39, no address provided, was charged by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services with non-support of a child in the second degree. Sheriff official say McDonald failed to make regular court ordered child support payments although he was employed during this time. He was charged with one count for a case in which he owes $4,595.94 and another count for a case in which he owes $25,561.56. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $1,500 bail.

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, February 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Genesee Community College (GCC), including all seven campus locations in Warsaw, Arcade, Batavia, Albion, Dansville, Lima, and Medina, recently announced the dean’s list, provost’s list, and president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Dean's list honorees include:

    • Summer Beitz, Alicia Dylag, and Joelle Reiner, all of Attica;

    • Quinn Konfederath and Candace Bliss, both of Bliss;

    • Briona Terray, of Cowlesville;

    • Alyssa Witkowski, of Java Center;

    • Caitlin Pietron, of Pike;

    • Megan Gerde and Angela George, both of Strykersville;

    • Leanna Smith, Bethany Messe, Ciera Rinehart, Alicia Rast, Marissa Allard, and Caleb Miller, all of Perry;

    • Ashley Davis, of Portageville;

    • Heather Herrmann, of Silver Springs;

    • Shelagh Neeley, Makayla Irwin, Samantha Flint, Michael Cedrone, Manoj Rai, Allison Robb, and Sondra Lucas, all of Warsaw;

    • Kali Wright, Samantha Parsons, and Kaeleigh Bean, all of Wyoming;

    • Kaitlin Erb, Dylan Smoot, William Plume, Craig Fitzgerald, Amanda Fuller, and Tyler Marble, all of Arcade; and

    • Kory Debeau, of North Java.

Students named to the dean's list have earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Provost's list honorees include:

    • Abigail Skillman, of Arcade;

    • Casey Callahan, Nathaniel Washington, Shirl Clark, Marilyn-Lacy Leto, Lisa Deahn, and Julie Slepinski, all of Attica;

    • Stephanie Kehr, of Java Center;

    • Julia Chojnacki and Rachel Werner, of Varysburg;

    • Andrea Harter, Andrea Prince, and Hillary Shaffer, all of Perry;

    • Kristen Stephany, Zachary Brewer, Ashley Carney, and Delores Cedrone, all of Warsaw; and

    • Christopher Herrmann, of Wyoming.

Students named to the provost's list have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75.

President's list honorees include:

    • Zachary Harrigan, Steven Boje, Katie Simar, Andrew Hyman, Zachary Wiedemann, Courtney Westberg, Ashley Miller, and Meghan Potter, all of Arcade;

    • Brittany Anderson, Nicholas Shadbolt, Gina Glor, Sydney Breton, Ryan Napieralski, John Burek, Rachel Beck, Courtney Schaller, Savannah Bartosik, Matthew Langerman, Samantha Long, and Brandon Storch, all of Attica;

    • Padraic Brazeau, of Cowlesville;

    • Barbara Brown and Brooke Tisdale, both of Gainesville;

    • Holly Benkleman and Adrian McMahon, both of North Java;

    • Anthony Wolowiec, Madeleine Weisenburg, and Olivia Herrmann, all of Strykersville;

    • Jeffrey Mincer, of Varysburg;

    • Patrick Rice and Adam DeLaVergne, both of Perry; 

    • Paul Torrey, of Silver Springs; and

    • Megan Hollister, Michelle LaBelle, Collyn Frank, Jennifer Cummins, Sarah Ushurova, Aaron Almeter, Micaela Van Buren, Amanda Pahuta, and Tracy Stevenson, all of Warsaw.

Those on the president's list comprised of full-time students who earned a quality point index of 3.75.

GCC offers over 65 academic programs and certificates, including the new Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program. Additionally, the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC focus’s on the microscopic scale for jobs in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine, and photovoltaics.

The college has seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, Batavia. 

For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to www.genesee.edu.

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