crime

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade, Java.

Two county men charged with sex crimes were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 28.

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       Clifford Murch

Clifford Murch, 21, of Perry, was sentenced to two years in prison, five years post-release supervision, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of rape in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Mark Owens, 50, of Arcade, pled guilty to criminal sexual act in the third degree, a Class E felony.

Murch was charged Dec. 8 with rape in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child under 17 years old.

In August 2016 Murch was 20 years old and on parole for an unrelated crime when he raped the child. At the time of his arrest, he was put in Wyoming County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.

In February he pled not guilty to the crime and bail was set again at $20,000 cash. An order of protection was also issued.

During his Aug. 30 court appearance, he pled guilty to the rape charge.

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       Mark Owens

Owens was charged April 20 with sexual abuse in the third degree following an investigation of an incident that happened in the Town of Java.

During his recent court appearance, he waived indictment on the abuse charge, as well as criminal sexual act in the third degree, a Class E felony, and sexual abuse in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Orders of protection were issued against both men.

Owens is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 7.

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Arcade, Warsaw.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 28.

Richard Mason, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to strangulation in the second degree, a Class D felony, and assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Nov. 2. Orders of protection were also issued.

Melissa Baker, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. Restitution of $80 has been paid. She is also responsible for a $50 DNA fee.

Daren Tingue, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a Class E felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 7.

The following, who is an inmate at a State Correctional Facility, was in Court Sept. 27.

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmate’s current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmate’s sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and

    • When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

Hassan Brown pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Dec. 20. Bail was set at $5,000.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile.

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File photo.

On July 11 the Castile woman who was accused of setting fire to the Castile Diner in February pled guilty to criminal mischief in Wyoming County Court.

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   Amy S. Goodenow

On Sept. 21 Amy S. Goodenow, no age provided, was sentenced to three to six years in prison on the conviction of criminal mischief in the second degree, a Class D felony, as a second felony offender.

Additionally, she is required to pay $200,000 in restitution and Judge Michael Mohun referred her to Willard parole supervision.

Willard is a Drug Treatment Campus (DTC) operated by the NYS Department of Correctional Services and Community Supervision (DOCCS) in collaboration with OASAS (Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services). It was created in 1995 as a new sentencing option for low-level drug offenders and parole violators who previously would have been sent to a traditional prison. The Willard program was created as an intermediate sanction — “with teeth” — to deal with the problem of relapse.

The conditions of her sentence were such that she waived her right to appeal and admit that she is a second felony offender.

The status is from a 2010 driving while intoxicated conviction under Leandra’s Law. The law makes it a felony to drive drunk with a child passenger in the car. She was the first in Wyoming County to be convicted of that crime.

During the early morning hours of Feb. 15 a fire broke out at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile. Following an investigation, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set and Goodenow was the suspect.

At the time of the fire, she was the owner of the business but not the owner of the contents, building or property.

Members from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were on the scene for close to five hours putting out the flames. 

Assisting at the scene included 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, Warsaw.

An Attica man who pled guilty to attempted strangulation of another person was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison.

During the early morning hours of July 30, Attica PD responded to a violent domestic incident on Prospect Street in the Village. At the time of his arrest Adam M. Jellison, 39, was charged with two counts of aggravated harassment, two counts of assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and strangulation in the second degree.

On Aug. 31 Jellison pled guilty to attempted strangulation in the second degree, a Class E felony.

During sentencing an order of protection was also issued against Jellison and he is responsible for all fees and surcharges incurred.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica.

Three prison inmates were arrested Sept. 20 on charges of promoting prison contraband.

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  Carlos Corrales

Carlos Corrales, 32, currently housed in Attica Correctional Facility was charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony.

He is accused of possessing drug contraband within Attica on March 1.

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   Ryan Boodhoo    Calvin Benjamin

Ryan Boodhoo, 22, and Calvin Benjamin, 31, were each charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, both are Class D felonies.

Boodhoo, currently housed at Southport Correctional Facility, Pine City, is accused of possessing an edged ceramic weapon July 7.

Benjamin, currently housed at Shawangunk Correctional Facility, Wallkill, is accused of possessing an edged plastic weapon on April 7.

Both men were inmates at Wyoming Correctional Facility in Attica when the crimes allegedly occurred.

All three inmates were arraigned in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael M. Mohun and then returned to the custody of the New York State Department of Community and Correctional Services.

They are due in Wyoming County Court at a later date.

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry.

Eric R. Entenberg, 26, Rochester, was arrested Sept. 22 following a property damage accident on Myers Road in the Town of Perry, Aug. 25.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Entenberg was determined to have been intoxicated when he had driven his vehicle into a ditch near the intersection of Myers and Simmons roads. Additionally, he allegedly had a revoked New York State identification card from multiple prior DWI convictions.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the man in Rochester and turned him over to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.

He was charged with: aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18 percent or higher; DWI; and DWI with a BAC .08 percent or higher, all as Class D felonies; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony; violation of an Ignition Interlock Device restriction, a Class A misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, an unclassified misdemeanor; and unlicensed operator; uninspected motor vehicle; failure to keep right; moving from lane unsafely; and failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of a change of address.

Entenberg was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court, where he was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail.

He is due in Wyoming County Court at a later date.

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Perry.

Anthony D. Osbourn, 25, of Buffalo, was charged Sept. 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Osbourn was arrested after being found roadside in a vehicle on Route 20A, Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Osbourn had been driving from Dansville to Buffalo when he had pulled over near the intersection at Beardsley Road. Additionally, he is accused of having a revoked New York State driver’s license from a previous DWI – alcohol conviction. He was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court Oct. 4.​

Travis J. Jett, 25, Warsaw, was charged Sept. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and littering. He is due in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Jeannine R. Reese, 45, Lawrenceville, Pa., was charged Sept. 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address, and speed over 55 mph. Reese was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A, Perry. She is accused of traveling 73 in a 55-mph zone. During the stop, it was allegedly found she had a suspended New York State driving privilege. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say she failed to pay the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle a driver responsibility assessment for previous traffic infraction convictions in the state. Her vehicle was towed from the scene and she is due in the Town of Perry Court Oct. 18.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Castile, Perry.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 20 and are from State Correctional Facilities.

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

    • In the event that the inmate’s current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmate’s sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and

    • When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

Luis Pagan was sentenced to seven years in prison, five years post-release supervision, and surcharges and fees. He was convicted of assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run concurrently to his current term.

Patrick Hill was sentenced to one-and-one-half years in prison and one year post-release supervision on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. The sentence is to run consecutively with his current sentence.

James Smith had his case adjourned to Oct. 25 for a hearing.

Anthony Placido was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. Placido is also responsible for all surcharges incurred.

Calvin Benjamin pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. He was indicted for promoting prison contraband, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 8.

Bryant Gibbs was in court for motions. His case was adjourned to Oct. 5 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.

Ryan Boodhoo pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Nov. 8. Bail was set at $5,000.

Carlos Corrales pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Nov. 8. Bail was set at $5,000.

Dominick Coffer was in court for motions. A trial is scheduled Dec. 14.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Oct. 11 for motions and 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.

Donald Green was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 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.

Steven Green was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 for an appearance.

Deoz Miller-Harris was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 11 for an appearance.

The following were in court before Mohun Sept. 20 and 21.

Jonathon Bucknam, who is accused of a crime in Perry, was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 4 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.

Aaron Schinsing, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Dec. 21 for pre-plea.

Cory Dahl, who is accused of a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to today.

Eduardo Bautista-Cruz, who committed a crime in Genesee Falls, waived indictment on burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a Class E felony. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D felony. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued.

Stephen Harder, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to four years in prison with 10 years post-release supervision, fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection was also issued.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade.
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      Erin True

Erin True, 34, of Perry, was charged Sept. 21 with grand larceny in the fourth degree and identity theft in the third degree. True allegedly used the credit card number from a previous boyfriend to pay $440 on her Dish Network account. Perry Police say the victim contacted police when he noticed discrepancies on his credit card account. True was arraigned in Perry Village Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000. She is due in court at a later date.

Stephanie Larrabee, 27, of Arcade, was charged Sept. 18 with issuing a bad check. Larrabee is accused of writing a check for $294.30, which was returned for non-sufficient funds. She is due in the Town of Sardinia Court later this month.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

Two Virginia men are facing numerous drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Route 20A in Perry.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Aaron T. Burrill, 42, was stopped for failing to signal a turn and a broken taillight. A driving-while-impaired investigation began when deputies suspected Burrill of being impaired by drugs and alcohol. He was given field sobriety testing, which he allegedly performed poorly.

During the course of the traffic stop, drug paraphernalia used for smoking crack cocaine was found inside of the vehicle. Additionally, Burrill’s passenger, Deybi I. Espinoza, 28, is accused of being in possession of cocaine.

The driver was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s office where a drug influence evaluation by a certified drug recognition expert determined him to be impaired by multiple combinations of drugs.

Burrill was charged with: inadequate taillight; no turn signal; consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle; DWAI – drug; DWAI – combination of drugs and alcohol; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

Espinoza was charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

Both men were arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.

They are both due in Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry.
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      David L. Purdy

A Perry man, who was arrested for his role in an alleged theft that occurred at the Dollar General in Perry, garnered additional charges relating to that incident.

David L. Purdy, 34, of Perry, was charged Sept. 18 with trespassing, harassment in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, and intimidating a victim/witness.

On Aug. 24, Purdy was arrested on a conspiracy charge for allegedly standing in the way of security cameras during an alleged theft. His accomplice, Lisa Uvenio (Braymiller), was accused of stealing a box of sinus headache medicine, valued at $3, and putting it in her purse. Both suspects then left the store, store officials say. On Sept. 16, Purdy was accused of intimidating a witness from that incident.

He was arraigned on the new charges in the Perry Village Court and put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

He is due back in court Oct. 10.

See related: Law and Order: Perry woman accused of stealing cell phone cases from Batavia Walmart 

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm
posted by Howard Owens in Perry, crime.

There's no more benefit of the doubt for Nicole Kimberly Sullivan in Judge Charles Zambito's Genesee County courtroom.

The 32-year-old Perry resident who lives on Covington Street is already charged with assault, 2nd, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. She was arrested on allegations this week that she and a partner concocted a scheme to steal more than $700 in phone cases from Walmart. She's also been accused of continuing to use drugs while in a residential treatment facility.

Zambito canceled her release under supervision contract Wednesday afternoon and ordered her held on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond in Genesee County Jail. 

While Assistant District Attorney Shirley Gorman argued that Sullivan should be considered a flight risk, her attorney, David Silverberg, argued that she wasn't a flight risk but clearly is having difficulty complying with her release terms pending her trial. He asked for reasonable bail.

Sullivan is accused of fleeing the scene of an accident on Fargo Road in the Town of Stafford on June 10, 2016, and leaving behind a seriously injured person who also had a disability.

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.
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      Richard Gargula

During Thursday’s Wyoming County Court appearance, Richard Gargula, 33, of Perry, garnered prison time, fines, fees, and probation.

His latest appearance in court earned him five years in prison with two years post-release supervision and $100 restitution on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

This sentence is to run concurrently with his Warsaw sentence.

He was also sentenced to a conditional discharge, a $500 fine, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Additionally, he was sentenced to one-and-one-third to four years in prison, and fees and surcharges on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband.

This latest round of sentencing stems from an Aug. 31 guilty plea on the drug sale charges. On May 25 he pled guilty to the contraband charges. The DWAI – drugs charge is from an Aug. 11 stop on Shearing Road in the Town of Gainesville.​

See related: Pike man pled guilty to drug charges

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Arcade, Castile, Wethersfield.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 14.

Donald Krohn, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, both as Class E felonies, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. The Per Se law is based not on the observations of the arresting police officer, but the results obtained from a breath alcohol testing machine. It is this result that dictates the offense as well potential certain legal presumptions. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 7.

Maila Mattson, who is accused of committing a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, as unclassified misdemeanors, and resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Nov. 9.

Aarni Mattson, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se, as Class E felonies. Motions are scheduled Nov. 9.

Phillip Goodwill, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Oct. 12.

Cory Dahl, who allegedly committed a crime in Castile, had his case adjourned to Sept. 21.

Jeffrey Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, admitted to a violation of interim probation. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 9.

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

Nicole K. Sullivan, 31, of Perry, and Crystal M. Bouter, 28, of Batavia, were each charged Sept. 12 with petit larceny and conspiracy in the sixth degree. Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say Sullivan and Bouter are accused of stealing several cell phone cases from Walmart, Batavia. The items were valued at $785.77. The conspiracy charge stems from the accusation that the duo had agreed to work in concert to steal the items. They were arraigned in Batavia Town Court where they were both put in the Genesee County Jail on $1,000 bail. They are due in court Sept. 22.

Dustin Lockwood, 26, of Manesburg, Pa., was charged Sept. 14 with driving while intoxicated. New York State Troopers say Lockwood was stopped on Route 20A, Warsaw, for driving 50 in a 30 mph zone. During the stop, he performed standardized field sobriety testing, which he is accused of failing. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Warsaw where he allegedly showed a BAC of .08 percent. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court in October.

Lisa Uveino (Braymiller), 37, and David Purdy, 34, both of Perry, were arrested Aug. 24 following a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General, Perry. Uveino was charged with petit larceny and conspiracy in the sixth degree. Purdy was charged with conspiracy in the sixth degree. Perry Police say an employee told officers she saw Purdy attempt to stand in the way of security cameras when Uveino allegedly placed a box of sinus headache medicine in her purse. Both suspects then left the store, store officials say. The medication was valued at $3. Purdy was released on his own recognizance. Uveino, who is currently on probation, was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. Both are due in court at a later date and both have been banned from the Dollar General.

Scott E. Lefort, 41, of Warsaw, was charged Sept. 14 with uninspected motor vehicle and displayed forged certificate of inspection. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Lefort was stopped on Route 20A in Warsaw for an inspection sticker which had expired in 2015. During the stop, it was allegedly found that a forged 2017 inspection sticker was on the vehicle. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 25.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw.

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

Jason Anderson, who committed a crime in Perry, pled guilty to attempted grand larceny in the third degree, a Class E felony. He was sentenced to one-year interim probation, and ordered to pay $4,5`2.50 in restitution within two weeks from Sept. 7. The case has been adjourned to March 8.

Catherine Tidd, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to falsifying business records in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 7.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Covington, Wyoming.
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   Donald F. Reinhart Amanda S. Reinhart

Four children were home during the predawn hours of Sept. 7 when one adult male died from an apparent drug overdose and another suffered an apparent drug overdose, police say.

New York State Police arrested Donald F. Reinhart, 38, and Amanda S. Reinhart, 34, both of Wyoming, Sept. 11 in connection with the case.

The Reinharts were each charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal nuisance in the second degree, both as misdemeanors.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Sept. 7 troopers responded to a Wyoming Road, Covington, address for an unresponsive adult male.

Investigation at the scene allegedly revealed the deceased man and Donald Reinhart suffering from a drug overdose. Officials say Reinhart was immediately taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment.

The couple is due in the Town of Covington Court later this month.

An active investigation is continuing by the State Police and the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office into the three overdoses and the composition of the drug they all used.

Additionally, State Police also contacted Wyoming County Child Protective Services, Animal Control, and Building and Codes.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:57 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Attica, drugs.
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       Kara Baker

An Attica woman was arrested Sept. 7 following a five-month investigation into alleged drug sales in the Village of Attica.

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force, Village of Attica Police, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, and a New York State Police K-9 unit converged on Kara Baker’s Lincoln Avenue home around 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7. During the search, officer’s say they found a large quantity of suspected cocaine, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

Additionally, a child younger than 16 years old was in the home during the search, prompting an endangerment charge.

Baker, 44, of Attica, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials say additional felony charges are imminent. She is also accused of selling cocaine and other controlled substance out of her home over the past five months.

She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

The Drug Task Force includes members from the Sheriff’s Office, and the Arcade, Attica, Perry, and Warsaw police departments.

The DTF reminds residents that suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line (585) 786-8965.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade.
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     Nichole Dacey       Jessica Ruch

Nichole Dacey, 30, and Jessica Ruch, 35, both of Perry, were each charged Sept. 6 with one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of petit larceny. The duo is accused of stealing a television from an apartment they shared with a friend. Additionally, Perry Police say they then entered the next door neighbor’s apartment while they were not home and stole their TV. Both alleged thefts are said to have happened Aug. 31. Officials also say the suspects then sold the TVs to a pawn shop in the Rochester area. Dacey and Ruch were picked up by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on arrest warrants and turned over to the Perry Police Department.

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    Summer Spencer

Summer Spencer, 37, of Arcade, was charged Sept. 7 with welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument to file in the first degree, both as felonies. Spencer is accused of failing to report everyone who was living in the household. By failing to report everyone, she collected more than $22,000 in benefits she was not entitled to. She is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Sept. 11.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Arcade, Perry.
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    Shawn Hunter     Jenna Josephite

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force arrested two individuals for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Warsaw.

Shawn Hunter, 33, and Jenna Josephite, 28, were charged Aug. 31 with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both as Class B felonies. Officials in the Sheriff’s Office say Hunter, of Rochester, and Josephite, of Batavia, are suspected of selling a large quantity of the drug to a person that had been under surveillance by the DTF.

According to officials, the incident happened in the parking lot at the Warsaw Shopping Plaza, Main Street, Warsaw.

Hunter was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. Josephite was jailed in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Task Force members were assisted at the scene by uniform members of the Sheriff’s Office, the New York State, and Warsaw Village police departments.

The DTF includes officers from the Sheriff’s Office, as well as from the Arcade, Attica, Perry and Warsaw police departments.

Suspected illegal drug activity can be reported to the confidential drug tip line at (585) 786-8965.

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