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Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw, Bennington.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities and were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 21.

Pablo Sanes 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 sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

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

Jamal Wilson 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 sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. 

Chester Jones was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison as a second felony offender on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. 

Jonathan Smith was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and one year post release supervision on the conviction of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class E felony. 

Billy Ray Staton was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and one year post release supervision on the conviction of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class E felony. He is also responsible for all surcharges incurred.

Michael Busgith had his case adjourned for a bench trial Sept. 5 and 6.

The following were in court before Mohun June 22.

Kimberly Gillard, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation and fees and surcharges on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony.

Thomas McCabe, who is accused of a crime in Bennington, was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to July 6 for a Huntley/Mapp 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. A Mapp Hearing deals with the admissibility of physical evidence obtained by the police as a result of an illegal search. When there is a violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights regarding the seizure of the defendant’s physical evidence, the evidence may be suppressed.

Alex Drake, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to one year in jail. He was also sentenced to one year in jail on a violation of probation conviction. The sentences are to run concurrently.

James Otis, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection was also issued and the Court ordered Otis to attend Domestic Violence Victim Impact Panel. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

Tyler Tones, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge on the conviction of failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony. He is also responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

Shaquor Smith Sr., who is an inmate in a State Correctional Facility, 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 July 19.

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 filed 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 $00 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 license it was allegedly found to have two active suspensions. Tabor was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court and jailed in the 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.

 

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Castile, Warsaw, Attica, Eagle.

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

Cheleena Green, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year definite jail and restitution of $1,170.39. Additionally, a stay away order of protection was issued. She was convicted of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. A determinate/definite sentence is a jail or prison sentence that has a defined length and can't be changed by a parole board or other agency.

Mason Maha, who committed a crime in Castile, was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation and $525 restitution.

John Sprague, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony, and forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 3. Bail remained at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. 

James Smith, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility, was sentenced to nine months interim probation on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first Degree. The case has been adjourned to March 8.

The following was in court June 16.

Robin Jones, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, and surcharges and fees on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. 

The following were in court June 19.

Marie Giambra, who is accused of a crime in Eagle, had her case adjourned to June 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.

Michael Williams Jr., who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to four weekends in jail, one year conditional discharge with an Ignition Interlock Device, and probation revocation. 

The following are from State Correctional Facilities.

Rance Dreher pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 16.

Anthony Placido was granted by the Court to have his count severed from his co-defendants’ cases. His case is adjourned to July 19.

Devante Spencer had his case adjourned to July 12.

Keith Tyson, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 20.

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Covington.

Three individuals were arrested in connection with the May 26 arrest of a Warsaw man accused of hiding heroin under the hood of his car.

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  Scott A. Moulton

The original traffic stop led to the immediate arrest of Scott A. Moulton, 45, for charges including criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and driving while ability impaired by drugs. 

During the traffic stop on Wyoming Road, Covington, cell phones were seized from Moulton and his three passengers. A search warrant was then obtained to search the cell phones contents. A Wyoming County evidence technician says evidence on the phones led to charges against the three passengers.

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 Jazmyn R. Moulton

Jazmyn R. Moulton, no age provided and who was already jailed in Wyoming County Jail on an unrelated charge, was arrested June 9 in the jail and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

She was arraigned in the Town of Covington Court where bail was set at $1,000 cash or $2,500 bond. 

Bail is set for 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.

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 Nicholas O'Connor     Ruth O'Connor

Nicolas O’Connor, 26, and Ruth O’Connor, 37, both of Caneadea, were arrested June 14 by the New York State Police out of Allegany County and then turned over to Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies. 

They were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony and arraigned in the Town of Perry Court where bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. 

Jazymn, Ruth and Nicholas are all due in Covington Court June 19.

See related: Warsaw man accused of hiding heroin under the hood of his car

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Varysburg, Warsaw, Silver Springs.

Nathan G. Safford, 27, of Silver Springs, was charged June 16 with unlawful fleeing of a police officer in the third degree, reckless driving, failure to stop for a red light, speed in excess of 65 in a 40 mph zone, speed in excess of 100 in a 55 mph zone, operating out of class, and unsafe passing. He is held in the Genesee County Jail on $25,000 cash bail and $100,000 bond. He is due in Pembroke Town Court July 11.

Bruce C. Smith, 71, of Varysburg, was charged June 15 with moved from lane unsafely, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a BAC of .08 percent or higher. Deputies say Smith was driving south on Route 98 when he attempted to turn left into his driveway. Subsequently, he allegedly missed it by about 20 feet and ended up driving into his front yard and striking a large bush. He was arrested for DWI after allegedly refusing field sobriety testing at the scene. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where he was then charged with the above offenses. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court June 26.

Willie B. Pugh III, 43, of Allen, Texas, was charged June 17 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Pugh was stopped on Route 20A, Warsaw, for allegedly driving without any license plates. Deputies say, although he was able to provide temporary registration paperwork, his New York State driver’s license was found to have two active suspensions for failing to answer two out of stat4e traffic tickets. He was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court where bail was set at $500 cash or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court June 26.

Jasmine S. Morales, 19, of Perry, was charged June 16 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree and unlicensed operator. Perry Police say Morales tool her mother’s vehicle without consent. She is due in Perry Village Court Aug. 1.

Philip M. Arcuri, 31, of Warsaw, was charged June 16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, unlawful possession of marijuana, moved from lane unsafely, and failed to use designated lane. Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say Arcuri was arrested following a property damage motor vehicle accident in the Town of Pavilion. He is also accused of possessing an undisclosed amount of heroin and marijuana. He is due in the Town of Pavilion Court July 11. 

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Sheldon, Silver Springs, Gainesville.

Crystal L. Lawrence, 32, of Maltby Road, Oakfield, was arrested following a domestic incident complaint on Royce Road in the Town of Sheldon on June 6. Lawrence was alleged to have entered an ex-boyfriend’s residence using a credit card, and while inside Lawrence allegedly broke a television, a cell phone, and the kitchen table. The complaint was reported the following date when Lawrence was no longer at the residence. Lawrence was arrested on June 9 after a warrant was issued for her arrest by the Town of Sheldon Court. She is charged is second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, both felonies. Lawrence was arraigned in the Town of Sheldon Court where bail was set in the amount of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She was taken to the Wyoming County Jail, and is scheduled to return to the Town of Sheldon Court on June 19 for further proceedings.

Donald A. Callaro , 53, of North Main Street, Silver Springs, was arrested June 8 following the report of a vehicle in the ditch on Silver Springs Road near Evans Road in the Town of Gainesville. A call was taken reporting a vehicle that had nearly forced another motorist off the roadway by driving in the oncoming lane. The allegedly erratically driven vehicle swerved back across its lane and into the ditch. Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and interviewed Callaro, who reported that a stranger had been driving his vehicle while he was in the passenger seat, despite the eyewitness having just observed Callaro driving without any passengers in the vehicle. Callaro allegedly failed field sobriety testing and was taken into custody for DWI. Callaro was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with: aggravated DWI – BAC .18 percent or higher; driving with a BAC of .08 or higher; DWI; reckless driving; failure to keep right; moving from lane unsafely; and falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. Callaro was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court where bail was set at $1,500 cash or $4,000 bond. Callaro was scheduled to return to the Town of Gainesville Court on June 26 for further proceedings. The case was handled by Wyoming County Sheriff's Sgt. Colin Reagan and Deputy David Richardson.

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Wyoming.

Christina V. Dadey, 43, of Corfu, was charged June 7 with failure to keep right, felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated DWI – BAC .18 percent or higher, failure to use an Ignition Interlock Device, and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies stopped Dadey in the Village of Wyoming following a call of an erratic driver. Deputies say the call originated in Genesee County for a vehicle that was all over the road. During the stop, she was given field sobriety testing, which she allegedly failed. Subsequently, she was arrested for DWI. Additionally, officials say she was convicted of DWI earlier this year, making this arrest a felony. She was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. She is due in the Town of Middlebury Court June 19.

Marizza Marie Yott, 21, of Warsaw, was charged June 3 with assault in the second degree. Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say Yott was arrested after allegedly striking another person in the head with a glass bottle, which injured the victim. She was arraigned in the Pembroke Town Court and released under supervision of the Genesee Justice pending further court appearances in the Darien Town Court.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw.

The following was in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 7.

Patrick Gugliuzza, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to welfare fraud in the fourth degree and attempted assault in the second degree, both as Class E felonies as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 9.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Sheldon, Castile, Covington, Perry, North Java.

Clayton W. Jimerson, 20, of Salamanca, was charged May 24 with speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWAI – alcohol and drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Jimerson was stopped on Route 77, Sheldon, for allegedly driving 81 in a 55-mph zone. A roadside investigation allegedly revealed he was in possession of marijuana and high-concentration cannabis. Following field sobriety testing, he was arrested for DWI. He was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where deputies say his BAC was .08 percent. He was also evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who determined him to be impaired by the combination of alcohol and cannabis and unable to drive safely. Jimerson was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date. Assisting deputies at the scene were the New York State Police, Warsaw barracks.

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      Cody W. Speta

Cody W. Speta, 24, of Castile, was charged June 4 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. New York State troopers say Speta’s vehicle was disabled in the turning lane on Route 16, Machias. When troopers stopped to assist him, they say an odor of marijuana was present. He was allegedly found to have approximately 24 grams of marijuana, two straws, and a baggie containing hydrocodeine. He is due in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date.

Robert D. Alcott, 29, of Covington, was charged May 28 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third and second degrees, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree. Alcott was stopped on Route 63, Covington, for an alleged inspection violation. During the stop, deputies say he was found to have two suspensions on his driver’s license, one of which was for driving while ability impaired. Deputies say, during a roadside search, he was found to be in possession of paraphernalia commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. He is due in the Town of Covington Court at a later date.

Michelle E. Malecki, 25, of North Java, was charged June 3 with uninspected motor vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Malecki was stopped on Perry Road, Sheldon, for an alleged inspection violation. Deputies say, during the stop it was found she had a suspended license for failure to answer a summons. She is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Daniel Selby and  Zachary Demers, neither age provided, both from Perry, were charged June 2 with disorderly conduct. Perry Police say they were called to South Federal Street and found Selby and Demers fighting on the side of the road. Both are due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:49 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, crime, Warsaw, Perry, Attica.

The following were in Wyoming County Court June 1 before Judge Michael Mohun.

Christian Coffta, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and fees and surcharges.

Clifford Murch, who is accused of a crime in Perry, had his case adjourned to June 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.

Patrick Gugliuzza, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to June 22.

Michael Williams, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation charge. The case has been adjourned to June 19. He was released on his own recognizance.

Lindell Cox, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility in Attica, had his case adjourned to Aug. 16 for plea cut-off. A trial is scheduled Sept. 22.

Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:47 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile.

Amanda R. Bzduch, 22, of Perry, was charged May 30 with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. Bzduch is accused of forcing entry into her ex-boyfriend’s home on Sheldon Street, Castile. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she broke into the house when he was not home and took things from both inside the house and the exterior shed. She was arraigned in the Town of Castile Court where she was put on pre-trial supervision. She is due in Castile Court June 12.

Tammy M. Stewart, 43, of Perry, was charged June 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, expired inspection, and unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle. Perry Police say Stewart was stopped for an expired inspection sticker. During the stop, it was allegedly found she had a non-driver ID, seven separate suspensions dating back to 2011 for failure to pay fines, answer summons and pay child support. She was put in Wyoming County Jail on $200 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, crime, Warsaw, Attica.

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

Rebecca Reding, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to welfare fraud in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree, both are Class D felonies; and four counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, all as Class E felonies. The case has been adjourned to July 20.

The following are from State Correctional facilities in Attica.

Rance Dreher was in court for motions. A Huntley Hearing is scheduled June 19. 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.

Sean Barnhill was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to June 26.

Devante Spencer was in court for motions. A Huntley Hearing is scheduled June 19.

Anthony Placido had his case adjourned to June 19 for motions.

Keith Tyson had his case adjourned to June 19.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Perry, Java.

David A. McClurg, 49, of Perry, was charged May 27 with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or higher, and failure to keep right. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say McClurg was stopped after he was seen making an unsafe turn into the oncoming lane, swerving off the right hand side of the road and then swerving back over the centerline on Suckerbrook Road. During the stop, he was given roadside sobriety testing, which he allegedly failed. He is due in the Town of Perry Court June 21.

Michael Goss, 51, of Arcade, was charged May 28 with felony driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. Goss was stopped on Route 39, Sardinia, for allegedly speeding. New York State Troopers say an odor of alcohol was detected during the stop and Goss was asked to perform sobriety tests. He allegedly failed the tests and was arrested for DWI. Additionally, he is accused of possessing a small quantity of marijuana. He was taken to the trooper barracks in Holland where his breath sample allegedly showed a BAC of .11 percent. He is due June 13 in the Town of Sardinia Court. 

Stephen Trottier, 41, of Ontario, Canada, was charged May 27 with failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign, following a two-car accident on Route 78 and Youngers Road, Java. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Trottier was traveling south on Youngers Road when he collided with a vehicle westbound on Route 78. There were three passengers that sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to ECMC and Women's & Children’s Hospital, both in Buffalo, via North Java, Bliss, and Medic 80 ambulances. Trottier is due in Java Town Court in July. Barbers Towing assisted in removing the vehicles from the scene.

Amanda M. Comstock, 27, of Perry, was charged May 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlicensed operator and speeding. She is due in Geneseo Village Court at a later date.

A 17-year-old Perry teen was charged May 28 with unlawful possession of marijuana following a complaint to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. The teen is accused of possessing a small quantity of marijuana. She is due in Batavia Town Court on June 26.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Warsaw.
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      Scott A. Moulton

Scott A. Moulton was initially stopped for allegedly speeding on Wyoming Road in the Town of Covington, May 26. However, during the stop, deputies say the 45-year-old Warsaw man was found to have 31 glassine bags of heroin.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Moulton was driving a 2001 Saturn when he was stopped on Route 19 in Covington. During the stop, he allegedly showed signs of drug use. Subsequently, he was given field sobriety testing, which he is accused of failing. 

Following his arrest, a the Livingston County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was brought to the scene to search the vehicle. K9 Hondo was said to have alerted to the front hood area of the vehicle. Officers say a search of the engine compartment led to the discovery of the heroin hidden inside the air-filter housing.

Moulton was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office for a drug influence evaluation. A drug recognition expert determined him to be impaired by multiple drug categories.

He was charged with: driving while ability impaired by drugs; driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs; failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address; and speed in zone.

He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, for possessing a narcotic drug with intent to sell.

He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond. He is due in the Town of Covington Court on June 19.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Wyoming, Bennington.

Mary Goodenow, 79, of Wyoming, was charged May 24 with welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, both are felonies. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Goodenow after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services allegedly revealed that she failed to report all income and other people living with her. She is accused of failing to report the income she was receiving for having two people living with her. Additionally, she is accused of not reporting that the men were even in the household. Deputies say, by failing to report her income, she received $8,205.80 in county taxpayer benefits to which  she was not entitled. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court June 26.

Jenna R. Holly, 32, of Angelica, was charged May 24 with speed in zone, consumption of alcohol beverage/possession of an open container, driving while intoxicated, and DWI with BAC more than .08 percent. Holly was stopped for allegedly speeding on Route 77, Bennington. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she had been drinking an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. She was put through field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for DWI. She was taken to the Warsaw Police Department for a breath test. Holly is due in the Town of Bennington Court at a later date.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw.
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      Michael Lantain

Charged in January with felony sex abuse, arrested again in February on related charges, Michael Lantain pled guilty to the accusations in Wyoming County Court earlier today.

He is convicted of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, a Class B felony, and use of a child in a sexual performance as a sexually motivated felony, a Class C felony.

Lantain, 35, of Warsaw, was accused of having sexual relations with a girl less than 11 years old sometime between December and January in the Village of Warsaw.

In January he was charged with felony sex abuse in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child under 17.

Following that arrest, the Regional Computer Forensic Lab analyzed items seized during a search warrant.

In February he was charged with possession of a sexual performance by a child and possession of an obscene performance by a child, both are Class E felonies; and use of a child less than 17 years old in a sexual performance, a Class C felony.

Bail has been revoked. He awaits his June 29 sentencing housed in Wyoming County Jail.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Gainesville, Castile, Attica, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming Count Court before Judge Michael Mohun May 25.

Ervin Delude Sr., who is accused of committing a crime in Gainesville, pled not guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, five counts of aggravated family offense, all as Class E felonies, and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. A stay away order of protection was issued against him. Motions are scheduled July 20. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Tammy Miller, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, and surcharges and fees on the conviction of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony.

Mason Maha, who is accused of a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to June 15. He is being held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Richard Greene Jr., who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. Restitution has been paid.

Richard Gargula, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 17. Bail continued at $11,000 cash.

Paul Havlen has been determined to be a Level 2 sex offender by the Court.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica in court before Mohun May 24 and 25.

Jayme Frontuto was sentenced to one-and-three-fourths to three-and-one-half years in prison on 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.

Luis Pagan pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and two counts of assault in the second degree, both as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled July 19.

Herman Batista pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, both as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled July 19.

Andrew Mott pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, surcharges and fees.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, crime, Warsaw, announcements.

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The focus of the Justice for Children Advocacy Center is to alleviate the stress that trauma has on a child who has been a victim of abuse. 

In 1992 Genesee Justice, a department of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, helped establish a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to serve the unique needs of children in Genesee and Wyoming counties alleged to have been physically or sexually abused. In 1998, the Justice for Children Advocacy Center (JFCAC) was opened at 108 Bank St., Batavia. This past April, a satellite office was opened in Albion.

On May 10, another satellite office was opened at 31 Duncan St., Warsaw, to better serve the residents of Wyoming County. The office provides a child-friendly atmosphere for interviews, counseling and advocacy services. The center services children from birth to 18 years old and their non-offending family members, with all services free of charge.

The MDT seeks to reduce the incidence of child sexual and physical abuse, minimize trauma to alleged child victims, and promote healing for victims and their families. They do so by collaborating with a variety of professionals to provides services at a single facility. Not only are the MDTs best for the kids, they are also good for those in the profession of helping the children.

“Having the ongoing support is important to the whole team,” said program coordinator Theresa Asmus-Roth. “It helps maintain continuity throughout the whole process. We’ve been working on this since the summer of 2016. Multiple disciplinary members have been very supportive of this venture.”

The facility is totally self-funded through grants. One of the largest contributors is from the Office of Victim Services, Asmus-Roth says.

In 2003, Livingston and Orleans Counties began using JFCAC services consistently making it a regional child advocacy center. Since 1998, approximately 2,200 children have received services at the JFCAC, 241 in 2015. Services include medical exams, forensic interviews, therapy, and victim advocacy for children from Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming (GLOW) counties.

“We try to make this a safe space for children to maintain a level of comfort for the child. While the center focuses on the children, advocates and counselors work with the parents as well.”

Officials say some of the issues parents may face with a child suffering at the hands of abuse is that the child may act out and become difficult to deal with. Working with the parents or guardians helps them strike a balance with the trauma and discipline.

“Parents need to maintain the same type of parenting after the trauma so the child does not begin to think they have a pass. And parents need to be able to recognize that as well.”

However, parents are not involved in interview process. While there are several reasons, at the forefront, they can be deemed as a witness to the incident and their involvement in the interview may harm future court proceedings. Also, while some parents and their kids may have really good relationships, the child may not say anything if a parent is there with them.

While the center relies on grants to fund the program, it also accepts donations, Asmus-Roth says.

“Gift cards are the best – food, clothing, fuel, even restaurants. Sometimes a family just simply needs a break and do something good and fun to shift the focus off the trauma.”

To make a donation via mail, send to 304 E. Main St., Batavia 14020. The donation can be specified for a specific office.

Currently, the Warsaw office is open Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only.

For more information click here or call (585) 344-8576.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Attica, drugs, news.

The third inmate charged in smuggling drugs into the Wyoming County Correctional Facility was sentenced last week in Wyoming County Court.

Jerry McLamore, 31, was sentenced to two-and-one-half to five years in prison for the charge of promoting prison contraband in the first degree. He was also sentenced to an unconditional discharge for conspiracy in the fifth degree. The sentence will run consecutively to his current prison term.

He was found guilty March 29 after a four-day non-jury trial before Judge Michael M. Mohun. 

On May 31, an indictment was unsealed charging three Wyoming Correctional inmates, McLamore, Otis Williams, 29, and Lionell Jones, 30, along with two visitors, Lonniqua Williams, 30, and Jameelah Masaed, 29, both of Buffalo, in connection with attempts to smuggle drugs into the facility.

Otis pled guilty Aug. 10, and Jones pled guilty Oct. 5, to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Each were sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison. The sentences are to run consecutively to their current terms.

Lonniqua Williams and Massaed pled guilty Aug. 8 to conspiracy in the fifth degree. Lonniqua was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, plus fees and surcharges. Massaed was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and fees.

“This case underscores the difficult task that prison officials and investigators face in shutting down these complicated and well-designed drug conspiracies,” said Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O’Geen. “With the use of their phone privileges, unauthorized three-way calling with their friends and relatives, and the unbelievable amount of contact visits that they have while in prison, the inmates and their conspirators are allowed to create a network of drug smuggling.”

On the money side of the conspiracy, money transfer companies allow individuals to send money to one another with fake names and without a valid photo ID when sending or receiving money via wire transfer, says O’Geen. This kind of unregulated money transfer allows the money to travel in one circle of conspirators while the drugs travel in a completely and seemingly unrelated different circle of conspirators.

“Prosecution of these types of cases promotes a safer prison setting for corrections staff and all the others that are within the system. I am proud of the work that my office has done in the past year trying to aggressively send a message that we stand with DOCCS (Department of Corrections and Community Services) in combating this growing drug problem in our prisons.”

Last year, 13 drug conspiracies involving a minimum of 34 defendants – both inmates and visitors – were prosecuted in Wyoming County. These cases involved synthetic marijuana, Suboxone, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, weapons and other contraband.

“While heroin and heroin laced with fentanyl can be the most deadly for the inmates, it is the synthetic marijuana that creates the biggest risk to the safety of corrections staff as the synthetic marijuana is nothing like marijuana at all.”

O’Geen says he’s likely to see two things happen when it comes to the drug issue: (A) an analog statute that mirrors the federal law concerning synthetic drugs and (B) a statue that makes it clear that any drugs found within a correctional facility are dangerous contraband and should be a felony-level crime.

See related: Three people sentenced in prison drug smuggling case

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Darian Center, Silver Springs.

Brandon Griffin, 23, of Hornell, was charged May 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree and driving a vehicle with only one working headlight. Perry Police say Griffin was stopped on South Main Street for having only one headlight. During the traffic stop, officers say it was found that he was driving with a suspended driver’s license and had a previous conviction for driving with a suspended license. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Robert L. Miller, 66, of Perry, was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree. Perry Police say Miller’s neighbor complained he allegedly came outside and made an obscene gesture and swore at him before going back into his house. In addition to the charges, Miller has a complete stay away order of protection barring him from contact with his neighbor. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $25,000 cash bail. He is due in court at a later date.

Corey B. Rieser, 29, of Darian Center, was charged May 21 with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, insecure rear plate, and visibility distorted by broken glass. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Rieser was stopped on Route 20A, Sheldon, when his license was found to be suspended for failure to answer a summons in the Town of Sheldon. He was held in the Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond. He is due in court June 5.

Jordan M. Nichols, 19, of Silver Springs, was charged May 19 with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC more than .08 percent, and two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident on Cotton Road, Gainesville, where they say they spoke to a male caller who stated that Nichols was driving while intoxicated and attempted to leave with a child. Deputies say she did not leave with the child, but did drive intoxicated to the residence. Further investigation allegedly revealed that she also attempted to stop a phone call for help by the victim and damaged the victim’s telephone. She was arrested for DWI and taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. She was released on her own recognizance and is due in the Town of Gainesville Court at a later date.

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