Sheldon

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Pike.

Sparks from a cutting torch ignited bedding materials in the cow barn of a Cattaraugus County farm, causing $150,000 in damages.

Several Wyoming County fire departments responded to the fire at 10826 Osmun Road, Freedom, shortly after noon Monday.

Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Chaffee/Sardinia, Yorkshire, Delevan, Farmersville, Centerville, and Rushford fire departments responded to the barn fire at Edelweiss Farm Inc. Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf included Wyoming County Emergency Management, Arcade Electric, and Cattaraugus County Fire Investigators. Standing by at empty fire stations included Sheldon, Bliss, and Pike fire departments.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other nearby barns on the complex. Crews were on the scene for three-and-one-half hours with no reported injuries.

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:14 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Sheldon, Java.

Blake D. Cooper, 20, of Java, was charged April 11 with possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Red Apple, Route 78, Strykersville, for a report of a male subject that was passed out in the driver’s seat of a car in the parking lot. Deputies say, when they arrived Cooper was responsive. Additionally, police say there were three hypodermic instruments (syringes) along with suspected heroin baggies on and around Cooper in plain view. Medics from Strykersville Ambulance, checked him out for health concerns, after which Cooper signed off on any further medical treatment. He was put through field sobriety testing and allegedly failed. The accused was then taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert, who allegedly found him to be under the influence of heroin. He is due in Sheldon Town Court May 22.

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:04 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw, Perry, Sheldon, Arcade.

The following inmates from State Correctional Facilities in Attica were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun April 12.

Jayshawn Williams was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

John Harris was sentenced to two to four years in prison on each count of two counts of attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other, but consecutively to his current term.

Ronald Montgomery was sentenced to seven years in prison, five years post release supervision, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run concurrently to his current term.

Rodney Webster was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to April 24.

Jerry Gillard had his case adjourned to April 26.

Lindell Cox had his case adjourned to April 26 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.

Wesley Kirkland was in court for motions. He 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.

Ricky Morris 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 as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term.

Andrew Mott was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to April 26.

Pablo Sanes was in court for motions. He 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.

Shaquor Smith Sr. was in court for motions. A Huntley Hearing is scheduled May 15. 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.

Christian Manley had his case adjourned to May 17 for a Huntley Hearing.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Mohun April 12 and 13:

Tylor Phinney, who committed a crime in Sheldon, pled guilty to attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 3.

Justin Stanbro, who committed a crime in Arcade, admitted to a violation of interim probation. He was sentenced on the conviction of burglary in the third degree, a Class D felony, and resisting arrest, to two-and-one-half to seven years in prison. The sentence is to run concurrently to his Erie County sentence.

Shawna Martino, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Sentencing is scheduled July 6.

Chester Harrington, who committed a crime in Perry, successfully completed interim probation. He was sentenced to three years probation, a $2,000 fine, and driver’s license revoked. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated, and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or more.

Patrick Gugliuzza, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to welfare fraud in the fourth degree, and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, both are Class E felonies. Motions are scheduled June 22. Bail was set at $15,000.

Courtney Brown, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was in court for a SORA hearing. The decision has been reserved. Sex Offender Registry Act: Sex offenders are required by the SORA to verify their information in the Registry at specified intervals. There are three levels of sex offenders:  Level 1 (low risk of re-offense), Level 2 (medium risk of re-offense) and Level 3 (high risk of re-offense); risk level is set by a judge after a court hearing. After the hearing of a trial or the argument of a motion a judge might not immediately deliver a decision, but instead take time to review evidence and the law and deliver a decision at a later time, usually in a written form, thus reserve decision.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

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A passing motorist first noticed the fire at 5905 Curriers Road, Java, around 7:45 p.m. Monday. The driver checked to see if anyone was home and called 9-1-1.

Fire crews from Strykersville, Arcade, North Java, and Sheldon fire departments responded to the blaze under Fire Chief in Charge Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash. Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, and Strykersville Squad 10. Standing by at empty stations were Harris Corners, Varysburg, and Yorkshire fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours battling the flames, which caused $200,000 in damages. The house was a total loss.

While no injuries were reported, three people lived in the home and are being assisted by family and friends.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, events, Sheldon, Strykersville.

The Sheldon Planning Board will hold a special meeting at 6 o'clock tonight at the Sheldon Town Hall, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, to meet with a representative from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets to discuss a possible biosolids town law. 

Biosolids are organic matter recycled from sewage for use as a fertilizer and soil amendment. 

Additionally, SheldonTown Board regular monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. However, the August meeting will be held on the fourth Wednesday at the Sheldon Historical Society, 3859 Main St., Strykersville.

Dog licenses can now be renewed online. Dog owners have three ways the license can be renewed: the owner’s name, dog license number, or the dog’s name. There will be a convenience fee of $1.75 per transaction, not per dog license, added to the license fee amount. Transactions over $64 incur a transaction fee of 2.75 percent.

Online licensing is not permitted if the rabies tag has expired or will expire within the month. Fax rabies vaccination certificates to (585) 535-0216 or email to sheldontownclerk@rochester.rr.com

Renewals can be done at anytime by visiting https://clerk.nyquickpay.com/dogs.php?req=start

Additionally, the Town Clerk’s Office now accepts credit card payments for all licenses. Transaction fees apply.

The Town of Sheldon is requesting applications for a youth recreation director/leader. If interested, send your resume to the Sheldon Town Clerk via email or mail to 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, by April 18.

In other news:

    • Saint John Neumann Parish, 3854 Main St., Strykersville, will be hosting a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., or until sold out, at the parish hall. Cost is $12, eat in or take out.

    • Saint John’s United Church of Christ, corner of Centerline and Dutch Hollow roads, Strykersville, is hosting a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out, April 2. The cost is $10, eat in or take out, and includes a half chicken, roll, butter, three sides, and dessert. 

    • The Harris Corners Fire Department is hosting a gun raffle April 8 at the North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java. Tickets are limited and cost $20. The grand prize is a 2016 Honda TRX 420, 4x4. For more information, call (585)591-8132.

    • The Strykersville seniors day trip will be a visit to Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 S. Main St., Naples, to see “Murder Ballad.” Lunch will be at the Lodge at Bristol Harbour. The cost is $52 per person. For more information, call JoAnne Heffernan at (585) 535-4034.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Sheldon, Strykersville, Arcade, Java.

A smoke detector alerted homeowners of a problem with the woodstove chimney around 8:21 p.m. Wednesday. 

Firefighters from Strykersville and Arcade fire departments responded to 5866 Michigan Road, Java, and found the chimney fire had extended into the wall surrounding the woodstove vent pipe. Standing by at empty fire stations were Sheldon and Yorkshire fire departments. Assisting at the scene was Wyoming County Emergency Management. 

Crews were on the scene for two hours and able to contain the fire to the wall around the chimney on the first and second floors of the home. 

Fire Chief in Charge was Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash.

The chimney fire caused approximately $15,000 in damages.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Strykersville, Sheldon.

At 10:48 p.m. on March 19, the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office received a call of a male victim who had just been stabbed with a knife.

Deputies arrived on location on Perry Road in the Town of Sheldon and spoke with the adult male victim who had cuts to his arm. Strykersville ambulance arrived and took the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

Further investigation allegedly showed that Janet D. Adamczack, who is known to the victim, cut the victim during an argument. After the incident Adamczack allegedly attempted to hide the involved weapon so that law enforcement could not find it. The knife was located and secured as evidence.

The 42-year-old Strykersville resident was arrested and charged with: second-degree assault, a felony; tampering with physical evidence, also a felony; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

She was arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court and held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 bond. The defendant is to appear in the Town of Sheldon Court on a later date.

NYS Police -- Warsaw brarracks also assisted at the scene. The case was handled by Wyoming County Sheriff's Deputy A.J. Previty, Sgt. Bryant, and Deputy M. Jorgensen.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:07 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, weather, Bennington, Sheldon, Wethersfield, Attica.

As of this posting, NYSEG and National Grid report a combined total of approximately 25 to 30 customers are still without power.

According to their respective websites, the towns of Bennington, Sheldon, Wethersfield, and Attica are affected. 

While NYSEG is not showing an estimated time of restoration, National Grid anticipates electrical services to be restored around 10:45 a.m..

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Gainesville, Sheldon, Attica, Warsaw.
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 Dennis Rawleigh Jr.

Dennis N. Rawleigh Jr., 46, of Batavia, formerly of Perry, was charged March 7 with one count of scheme to defraud in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Rawleigh is accused of not completing work he received payments for in November. At that time, he was doing business as Rawleigh’s Tear Down and allegedly received more than $15,000 in payments from a Town of Gainesville woman to perform work on two houses she owns in Perry and Gainesville. The woman reportedly told Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies that very little work was completed on the Perry home and none on the Gainesville residence. A second victim, a male from the Town of Sheldon, reported paying Rawleigh a $3,200 down payment to tear down a barn. It is said that he attempted to pull the large barn down with a chain and his pickup truck with negative results. He is accused of making no further attempts at pulling the barn down since June 2015. Rawleigh is due in Gainesville Town Court later this month.

Daniel Thomas Henning, 36, of Attica, was charged March 8 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, inadequate exhaust, driving on sidewalk, and unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle. Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Henning following a car accident on Route 5 in the City of Batavia. He is due in the City of Batavia Court April 19.

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     Michael A. Young      Victoria L. Young

Michael A. Young, 35, and Victoria L. Young, 22, both of Attica, were charged March 7 with multiple offenses following a traffic stop on North Main Street, Warsaw. Victoria was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. Michael was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, operating a vehicle while registration suspended, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say they stopped the pair because the vehicle was allegedly found to have no insurance and a suspended vehicle registration. Although the car was registered to Victoria, deputies say Michael was driving the car and Victoria was the passenger. It is alleged that she told deputies she was 38 weeks pregnant and was in labor, at which time the vehicle was escorted directly to the hospital. According to the report, after being treated it was determined that she was not pregnant and she had lied to the police about it. Deputies also found Victoria was wanted on a warrant by the Olean Police Department on a petit larceny charge. She was subsequently arrested and turned over to Olean Police. Police also say there was an active stay away order of protection in place on Michael, which ordered him to stay away from Victoria. Both are due in the Village of Warsaw Court April 10. The vehicle was towed from the scene, and the license plates seized and returned to the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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The above photos were taken in the Village of Perry early this afternoon. 

Trees were reported to have fallen across power lines, and power lines were reported down at the "Five Corners" near the Arrowmart at Leichester and Lake roads.

Responding to the scene included Perry and Perry Center fire departments, and Perry Police.

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The above photos were taken earlier this afternoon at the corner of routes 77 and 20A. 

Officials say the winds were reported to have peaked at 102 mph, causing three tractor-trailers to get blown over. 

No injuries were reported in these three incidents.

Responding to the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department, and Harris Corners, Varysburg, Bennington, Sheldon, Strykersville, and North Java fire departments.

Route 77 was closed for a short time while crews removed the vehicles from the road.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Authorities report Route 77 has been reopened to traffic, the scene has been cleared. However, the light at routes 20A and 77 is still not functioning.

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The two photos above are from Route 354 in Bennington. 

One of the trees blocked the eastbound lane of traffic for a short time.

Responding to the scene was the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and a county highway worker.

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The three photos above were taken in Attica, in which the Village is reported to have a widespread power outage, along with closed roads due to fallen trees and power lines across roadways.

Responding to the scenes was the Attica Police Department.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Chelsie Simonds, 24, of Batavia, and Ronald Sachanowski, 31, of Silver Springs, were charged Feb. 27 with endangering the welfare of a child. On Feb. 27 Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Route 19A in the Town of Castile to assist with an overdose call. During the investigation, deputies say they had discovered both Simonds and Sachanowski had been using an illegal substance in the home while their 2-year-old child was present. Both are due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date. Castile Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Linda L. Hotchkiss, 47, of Perry, was charged Feb. 22 with forgery in the third degree by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. She is due in Leicester Town Court at a later date.

William A. Roll, 57, and Jennifer L. Mather, 43, both of Attica, were arrested Feb. 25 in connection with a violent domestic incident on Washington Street in the Village of Attica. Attica Police responded to the Washington Street home around 9 p.m. Feb. 25. Roll was charged with assault in the third degree and put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond. Mather was charged with harassment in the second degree and physical contact. She was released on her own recognizance with a refrain from offensive conduct order of protection. Both are due at 10 a.m. March 13 in Attica Village Court. Assisting at the scene was the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.

Kaija Wadsworth, no age provided, of Pittsford, was charged Feb. 26 with speed in zone, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, and refusal to take a breath test. Wadsworth was stopped in the Village of Perry for allegedly speeding. During the investigation officers say they smelled an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. Wadsworth allegedly failed field sobriety testing and refused to blow into a pre-screen device. A chemical test was administered at the Warsaw Police Department, which allegedly showed a BAC of .09 percent. Wadsworth is due in Perry Village Court March 14.

Zachary W. Blackmon, 30, of Perry, was charged Feb. 27 with speed not reasonable and prudent, following too closely, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two car accident on Route 39, Castile, where, during their investigation, found one of the drivers allegedly intoxicated. Deputies say Blackmon was traveling southbound on Route 39 when he struck another vehicle. Following roadside field sobriety testing, Blackmon was arrested for DWI. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where he allegedly provided a positive breath sample for alcohol. He is due in the Town of Castile Court March 20.

Sabrina A. Dietz, 33, of Nunda, was charged Feb. 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, and use of a portable electronic device. Dietz was stopped in the Town of Perry after a Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly saw her driving while using a portable electronic device. During the stop, she was allegedly found to have a suspended license due to a failure to answer a summons in the Town of Covington. She is due in the Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Melissa A. Sachanowski, 33, of Orangeville, was charged Feb. 20 with failure to keep right, failure to dim high beams, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Sachanowski was stopped on Route 77, Sheldon, after deputies allegedly saw her failing to maintain her driving lane numerous times and failing to dim her high beams to oncoming traffic. Following a roadside investigation, deputies say she was in possession of Subutex, a controlled substance similar to Suboxone. She is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

News from Sheldon:

Tax Bills Due

The Town Tax Collector, Donna Almeter, will be at the Sheldon Town Hall, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31. 

The last day to pay without penalty is Jan. 31.

Varysburg Fire Department Chicken Barbecue

Don’t want to cook on Super Bowl Sunday and support your local fire department? Stop by the Varysburg Fire Hall between 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and pick up a chicken barbecue.

Advance sale tickets only. The cost is $10 and can be purchased at C&G Prallers Inc. Citgo, 2600 Route 20A, Varysburg, or by calling (585) 535-7321.

2017 anti-rabies vaccination clinics will be held: 
    • March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department, 4328 Route 19, Silver Springs (Rock Glen);
    • June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Village Highway Department, S. Federal St., Perry;
    • June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arcade Town Highway Department, Route 98, Arcade;
    • July 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Attica Town Highway Department, Route 98, Attica; and
    • Oct. 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department.
Dogs, cats and ferrets three months old or older will be vaccinated at these clinics. 

The initial vaccination is good for one year only; for dogs and cats each vaccination thereafter will be effective for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated yearly. 

Animals must be accompanied by someone able to control them. 

This is a free clinic for Wyoming County residents – donations accepted. Out of county residents will be charged $10 per animal. 

For more information call the Wyoming County Health Department at (585) 786-8894.

Sheldon Youth Cross-country Ski Day

Youth Recreation Cross-country Ski Day at Byrncliff Resort will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 (weather permitting).

The cost is $10 for adults and Sheldon youth 18 years old and under are free. 

Sign up Feb. 20 in the pro shop at Byrncliff.

Along with cross-country skiing, patrons can also try the tubing sledding hill. Bring your own tubes or sleds if you have them (no sharp metal edges or runners).

Office of the Assessor

The Town of Sheldon has contracted with the Wyoming County Office of Real Property, 143 N. Main St., Warsaw, for assessment services. 

For more information, contact Mary Kern at (585) 786-8828 or via email at mkern@wyomingco.net. Additionally, she will be at the Sheldon Town Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Facebook Page

The Town of Sheldon's Facebook page is an easy and quick way to post town notices and events, “like” its page to stay up to date on the goings on in the community. Have an event to share? Send the town clerk notices to help spread the word.

Harris Corners Fire Department gun raffle

The Harris Corners Fire Department is hosting a gun raffle April 8 at the North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java.

Tickets are $20. To buy a chance, call (585) 591-8132. A limited number of tickets are available.

Town clerk new cell number

The town clerk’s new cell phone number is  (716) 598-0378. 

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.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Sheldon, Attica, Arcade, Perry.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Dec. 15.

Nicole McAuley-Brown, who committed a crime in Attica, was convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. She was sentenced to five years probation on each count to run concurrently. She was also fined $5,000 and required to pay fees and surcharges.

Larenzo Eaton, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12.

Shannon Garland, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to Jan. 12.

Edward Gauthier, who allegedly committed a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree and five counts of aggravated family offense, both as Class E felonies. Motions are scheduled for Feb. 23. He was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail with bail set at $20,000.

Jameelah Masaed, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and fees. He was convicted of conspiracy in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Philip Baker, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. He is scheduled for sentencing March 9. Bail was set at $5,000 and an order of protection was issued.

Angel Lopez Jr., who is accused of committing a crime in Perry, waived indictment on aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony, and speeding. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 12 for plea. Bail remains at $2,500.

Matthew Murcin, who committed a crime in Sheldon, successfully completed interim probation. He was sentenced to one year conditional discharge and fees on the reduced charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Julie Dutton, who is accused of committing a crime in Warsaw, appeared in court for motions. Her case has been adjourned to Jan. 31 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.

Jessica Eagan, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced on a violation of probation charge. She was restored to probation.

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

Matthew Snyder, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to six months in Wyoming County Jail.

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:24 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the house at 1247 Route 39, Arcade, was already completely consumed by fire.

Crews from Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Chaffee/Sardinia, and Yorkshire fire departments were on the scene for five hours Sunday morning battling the blaze.

Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf was the fire chief in charge with Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the Red Cross, Arcade Electric, National Fuel, and Arcade Police Department assisting at the scene. Standing by at empty fire stations included Strykersville and Sheldon fire departments.

No one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The estimated loss is $75,000, with the house and contents deemed a total loss.

The investigation is continuing.

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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As a culmination of Fire Prevention Week, students at Attica Elementary School, Attica, got to spend Thursday (Oct. 6) with local firefighters.

Approximately 30 members of Attica, Cowlesville, Varysburg, Harris Corners and Sheldon fire departments, and Bennington Fire Company gave the kids a firsthand look at the trucks, ambulance, and equipment firefighters use in their job.

“We want the kids to see the equipment so they aren’t afraid,” said Attica Elementary School Principal Dusty Goodwin. “They also get to know the firemen in the community.”

Since the school comprises of kids from multiple towns and villages, more departments became involved so the students would be familiar with firefighters from their area.

“It gets the firemen out into the community as well,” said Attica Fire Department Lt. Nate Coffey. “We went over 'stop, drop and roll' and what to do in case of a fire, how to get out of your house safely.”

Coffey said the kids ask some interesting questions as well like, "What do I do if I have pets? How heavy is the gear? Why do you put it on? How hot is it inside the gear?" And in return, the firefighters ask the kids what their plans are in an emergency. The children also helped the firemen put on their equipment. Additionally, he said most of the kids had stories of their own.

“We also showed a video so the kids know the danger of playing with fire; how dangerous fire is and how fast it can spread,” said Attica Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Captain Ann Lapp. “They don’t know how fast it can get out of control. We talked to them about getting burned and what to do if your clothes catch on fire.”

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