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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.

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, accident, Perry.

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Perry Police responded to an injury auto accident at Main and Genesee streets in the Village around noon today. Officials say a sedan was traveling south on Main Street when it struck a parked car.

The driver of the sedan was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for injuries sustain in the accident.

Officers were assisted at the scene by Perry Fire Department and Perry Ambulance.

No charges have been filed at the time of this post.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Wyoming.

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An unattended wax melt warmer was the cause of Monday’s fire in Warsaw. The fire, which started in a 2nd floor apartment at 160 Center Street in the Village, left three occupants in need of assistance by the Red Cross.

Firefighters from Warsaw, Silver Springs and Wyoming fire departments were on the scene at the four-unit apartment building for two-and-one-half hours.

Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Warsaw Fire Chief Joe Cummins were Wyoming County Emergency Services, Warsaw Police, the Red Cross, and NYSEG. 

The fire caused $15,000 in damages.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Castile, Perry.

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Minor injuries were reported at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Chapman Road and Route 39, Perry, late this afternoon.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by Perry Police, and Perry, Castile and Monroe ambulance, and Perry Fire Department.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Wyoming.

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A late afternoon fire broke out in a multi-unit apartment building at the corner of Center Street and Oatka Road, Warsaw. Fire officials say the fire was contained to an upper unit of the building.

Crews from Warsaw, Silver Springs and Wyoming fire departments were assisted at the scene by Warsaw Police and Wyoming County Emergency Services.

No injuries were reported. Several pets, including a cat, rabbit and lizard, were rescued.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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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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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, 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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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 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.

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm
posted by Howard Owens in ridesharing, Business, news.

The demand for ride sharing in Western New York, including Wyoming County, is strong and has been growing for years, according to the two leading companies expected to provide service locally as soon as it's legal on June 29.

Representatives of both Uber and Lyft said they anticipate being able to provide service to communities such as Warsaw and the rest of the county that day and they're getting ready to meet the demand.

Both companies are eager to be ready for a potential surge in demand around the July 4 holiday.

Ride sharing services are a child of the mobile digital age, allowing private drivers to make themselves available to offer rides to people who hail them through a mobile app on a smartphone.

Both Uber and Lyft have become global companies with valuations in the billions of dollars and both companies compete fiercely for drivers and riders. It's been years since either company has been able to expand service in a U.S. market, such as Upstate New York.

Sen. Micheal Ranzenhofer sponsored a bill passed by NYS Legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make ride sharing legal upstate in time for the July 4 weekend, after the Legislature had previously approved ride sharing this year.

The lobbying effort by Uber and Lyft included more than $2.6 million combined in campaign contributions. Details do not yet seem available on how much in campaign contributions Ranzenhofer might have received.

A spokesperson for Uber said the company has been eager to start service in Upstate because the demand for the service has been so wrong. Certainly in Buffalo, but even in Wyoming County, said Alix Anfang, said drivers have been signing up in numbers that give the company confidence they will be able to provide fast and reliable service.

"New York, Upstate New York, is one of the last places in the country to have access to ride sharing and people in the area have been demanding it for years," Anfang said. "The governor and the Legislature listened to their constituents and their desire for better transportation options and we're excited we will be able to offer the service."

While there is a bus service, ride sharing helps enhance such services rather than compete against them, Anfang said.

"The reports show that more ride sharing available, the more people use public transit," Anfang said. "The real competition for ride sharing is personal car ownership."

Oftentimes, Anfang said, ride sharing is a "last-mile solution" for people who would want to use public transit, but a bus doesn't get them close enough to their intended destination. Many ridesharing customers, she said, take a bus and then use ride sharing for that last mile.

"If you can get reliable ride sharing, you're more likely to leave your car at home," she said.

Bar and restaurant owners may be one of the biggest beneficiaries of ride sharing. It's smarter to hail a ride, and even plan ahead, with an app on a smartphone than it is to risk a DWI arrest, which is one reason Uber and Lyft were eager to get the service legal and up and running by July 4.

Uber isn't just successful in large cities, Anfang said. Throughout the country, Uber has found willing drivers and demand for services in rural areas as well.

"We want to be everywhere and serve every customer as soon as we possibly can and we're working to make sure we can be ready, especially with the July 4 holiday coming," Anfang said.

Campbell Matthews, representing Lyft, provided the following statement:

"We are excited to officially become a part of communities across New York State,” said Jaime Raczka, regional director of New Markets for Lyft. “In every community in which ride sharing operates, it improves road safety, boosts local economies, and brings local families needed income. We thank the thousands of New York State residents who fought to bring these benefits to their neighborhoods and cities, and we look forward to becoming New Yorker’s ride-sharing platform of choice.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, health, news, announcements.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) recently reacted to news of anticipated steep increases in the price of BlueCross BlueShield plans available to New Yorkers through the New York State Insurance Marketplace.

“Not only has Obamacare been a failure for most of America, it is now failing the people of Western New York by making basic healthcare completely unaffordable and inaccessible,” Collins said. “I am absolutely appalled a BlueCross BlueShield plan in Western New York would increase by almost 50 percent in the marketplace.”

BlueCross BlueShield pointed to the failed Obamacare policies that have cost insurance companies millions of dollars, driving up costs for Americans. Regulations put in place under Obamacare have made the insurance marketplace less competitive, thus increasing costs for consumers.

While President Obama promised that premiums under his plan would decrease during these last few years, a May 23 report from the Department of Health and Human Services showed that Obamacare increased premiums across the country by 105 percent between 2013 and 2017.

“Obamacare’s chief cheerleader in our state, Governor Andrew Cuomo, owes our community an apology. Cuomo is part and parcel to (former President Barak) Obama’s promises that ‘you can keep your plan’ and premiums will be lower. Those have turned out to be lies.”

Collins said there was help on the way. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives on May 4, repeals and replaces Obamacare and removes more than $800 billion in onerous taxes and fees that have been stifling the economy and eliminating job growth.

“I am working with my colleagues in Congress to implement policies that allow the people of Western New York the opportunity to make their own choice when it comes to healthcare and provide lower premiums. Americans deserve to be able to pick which plan works best for their family, and I’m urging the senate to take up the American Health Care Act so we can get ourselves out of this mess.”

 The American Health Care Act:

    • Eliminates the individual and employer mandate;

    • For Western New Yorkers, the bill also includes the largest property tax reduction ever to be enacted. The legislation includes an amendment Collins introduced that would bar federal reimbursements for New York State Medicaid funds raised from local governments;

    • Guarantees protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions by prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition, banning insurers from rescinding coverage based on a pre-existing condition, and preventing insurers from raising premiums on individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage. Additionally, New York state law fully protects individuals with pre-existing conditions;

    •  Modernizes and strengthens Medicaid by implementing a per capita allotment which provides more flexibility for states;

    • Provides Americans access to affordable care that works for their needs by delivering monthly tax credits of $2,000-$14,000 a year, which individuals and families can use to purchase private insurance of their choice; and

    • A provision within the American Health Care Act (AHCA), The Patient and State Stability Fund, would provide solutions to help lower costs and repair insurance markets damaged by Obamacare.

The American Health Care Act is with the Senate where it will need to be approved before heading to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

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, 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 12:41 pm

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Friday’s fire on Devinney Road still remains under investigation.

The dispatch center received an emergency call around 3:30 p.m. June 2, about a house fire at 0 Devinney Road, Wethersfield, which was totally consumed by flames, say officials with Wyoming County Emergency Services.

Crews from North Java, Gainesville and Varysburg fire departments were on the scene for three hours putting out the blaze.

Fire Chief in Charge, North Java Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boorman was assisted at the scene by Emergency Services. Fire departments standing by at empty stations included Attica and Strykersville. 

There were no injuries reported.

The house and contents are deemed a total loss.

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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.

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Gainesville, Java, Varysburg, Strykersville, Attica.

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A fire on Devinney Road in Gainesville broke out early this afternoon, sending crews from Gainesville, Java and Varysburg fire departments to the scene.

Standing by at empty stations included Attica and Strykersville fire departments. Wyoming County Emergency Services assisted on scene.

There were no injuries reported at the time of this post.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, announcements, Warsaw, Perry, Attica, education.

Press release:

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C-East Aurora) announced a new round of funding for essential library repairs and upgrades within his district. 

In total, the New York State Education Department/New York State Library have approved 216 construction awards to public library systems in legislative districts throughout the state.

“These awards will go an incredibly long way in bringing our libraries up to legal code, rehabbing their appearances and keeping libraries at the center of our communities,” DiPietro said. “I will continue to fight for additional resources throughout the end of our legislative session to ensure our libraries receive their fair share of our tax dollars. We must continue to provide these vital resources to our community learning centers.”

Libraries to receive funding in the 147th District include:

    • Perry Public Library -- $10,807 to replace their existing air conditioning system;

    • Stevens Memorial Library in Attica -- $303,233 to upgrade the back entrance to be ADA compliant, and create a safer sidewalk doorway at the front entrance;

    • Warsaw Public Library -- $9,004 to improve access to both the elevator and fire alarm control panel; and

    • Boston Free Library -- $3,106 for interior and exterior rehab of their facilities.

There are approximately 1,000 public library buildings in communities across New York and more than half of them are more than 60 years old. Many are unable to accommodate users with disabilities, are energy inefficient and cannot provide Internet and computer technologies because of outdated and inadequate electrical wiring, officials say.

Project activities and expenditures eligible for grants from the State Aid for Library Construction Program include financing construction of new library buildings, construction of additions to existing buildings, and the renovation and/or rehabilitation of existing space.

In the 2017-18 State Budget, the Legislature provided $24 million for projects that will be announced in spring 2018.

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