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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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Business, Warsaw, agriculture, agribusiness.

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Her excitement about her newest venture was evident in her voice and the light in her eyes.

“On Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 7) we are going to have a 'sha-bang',” said Burley Berries and Blooms owner Megan Burley. “We are going to have pumpkins, flowers, kid activities, apple dumplings, and we hope to sell East Hill (Creamery) cheeses as well and hope to have melted cheese on potatoes.”

Late last month, Burley officially opened the “Blooms” portion of her business at 6335 Route 20A, Warsaw, with a ribbon cutting and plans on expanding both berry and flower varieties next season.

“Growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania I learned so much…and it's a good way to raise children. And it gave me the people interaction. So it's helped in this venture.”

Burley moved to Wyoming County five years ago following her marriage to Ryan Burley. Four years ago they planted strawberries. This summer she expanded her U-pick offerings to include U-pick flowers.

Although this is Burley’s first year experimenting with the flowers, this season was the third for her berry patches.

“I added the flowers because I love flowers and the garden in front was filled with flowers. I liked them growing up, so I decided to do my own. I didn’t want to go into debt to build the business so I am starting out small.”

However, Burley didn’t start out with an entrepreneurial career plan, after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Agricultural Science, she planned on doing crop consulting. Instead, she married Ryan and moved to New York.

“We met on Farmersonly.com and I presented the idea of my own business pretty early on in the relationship. I also work for Cornell Cooperative Extension and work with beginning farmers, so it’s helped me in what I’m doing as well.”

Although Megan grew up on a farm, she didn’t know much about cows until she met Ryan. Ryan continues to work his family farm – East Hill Farms – in Warsaw. Her family’s farm was focused on vegetable crops.

“Even in high school I grew strawberries. When we first moved here we put in a half acre of strawberries and added a half acre every year since. We are almost up to two acres of strawberries.”

Although planting the berry can begin as early as March, the picking season has a much shorter window – three to four weeks – and it takes two years for the plants to produce fruit. In order to extend the picking season as long as possible, Burley planted a variety of strawberry called Malwina. She hopes this will give her an extra two weeks of picking season.

“We’ve planted 15 varieties and next year we will have eight pickable varieties. We have Early Glow, which are the first strawberries of the season and are very sweet, and Jewel and Honeoye…they are all sweet varieties.”

To make the best use of the land, Burley plans on rotating the crops every few years. She intends on keeping a planting of strawberries for three to four years. By that fourth year, the yield is less. Subsequently, the patch of land Burley used for her initial crop of strawberries will now become a blueberry patch, she says.

In addition to her part-time employment with CCE and Berries and Blooms, Megan and Ryan have two toddlers – Judson, 2 years old, and Leena, 1.

“They are 11 months apart so it was a big surprise when we knew we were having them so close together… Strawberry season is more overwhelming than the flowers…there is more effort with the strawberries.”

However, she said she couldn’t do it without the help of her husband and augmenting child care with daycare.

“Half if not more of the people who come here are moms and they bring their kids. I’m a mom so I understand the juggling act, so I encourage them to bring the kids. I’m more in this for the people than growing the crop. However, I do hope to make this a full-time venture.”

In addition to the Warsaw location, goods from Burley Berries and Blooms can be found at the Geneseo Farmers Market from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 19, and in a possible new craft beer from the Silver Lake Brewing Project.

“They bought strawberries, blueberries and currants. The idea is to give the ale an aroma.”

Burley Berries is still offering U-pick flowers this year and are sold on a self-serve, U-pick basis. Flowers can also be bought at bulk pricing for weddings or events.

For more information about Burley Berries and Blooms call (585) 687-7050 or click here.

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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 5:30 pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, announcements, lead, Wyoming County, health.

Press release:

Before you start your fall cleanup consider the age of your home and whether or not you may have a lead hazard.

“Lead poisoning can affect anyone, but is especially harmful to pregnant women, infants and small children who are growing rapidly,” said Paul Pettit, Public Health director for Genesee and Orleans counties.

Lead poisoning can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, high blood pressure (hypertension), nerve disorders, memory and concentration problems and muscle and joint pain and in children it can lower IQ, cause growth problems, kidney damage, behavior problems, anemia and hearing loss.

If lead poisoning is not taken care of, it can also cause permanent damage to various organs in both children and adults. You may or may not experience any signs or symptoms of lead poisoning. State law requires all children be tested at age 1 and again at age 2. Contact your primary care doctor to be tested.

Federal law requires landlords and contractors who are hired for renovations, repair and painting in homes, childcare centers and schools built before 1978 that disturb painted surfaces, to be certified and follow specific practices to prevent lead contamination.

This law is the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RPR) Rule. Lead-based paint is especially problematic on surfaces that children can chew on such as windowsills, doors and doorframes, stairs, railings, banisters, porches and fences Lead can also be found in drinking water in homes that have plumbing with lead or lead solder.

“If you suspect that your house has lead hazards, here are some important things you can do to protect your family,” Pettit said.

  • Take advantage of the Free Lead Testing Pilot Program: A $1.5 million state program to test for lead in drinking water is available to New York State residents. Provides residents who are served by either a private well or public water system with an opportunity to have their residential drinking water tested for free. To sign-up visit, https://health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/lead/free_lead_testing_pilot_program.htm.
  • If you rent, call the landlord immediately to report peeling or chipping paint.
  • Damp mop and damp dust often. Clean up paint chips right away and clean all other surfaces with general all-purpose cleaner.
  • Let your cold water run for a minute before using it for making baby formula, drinking, brushing your teeth and cooking to flush lead picked up from pipes. Do NOT use warm tap water to make baby formula.
  • Wash children’s hands and toys often to wash off any lead dust. Keep them way from chipping paint and prevent destructive behaviors like chewing on painted surfaces.
  • Always hire certified contractors for work that will disrupt paint in housing or child occupied buildings before 1978 or get properly trained and certified yourself. For a certified firm check this site: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm.

For more information about the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) visit the Environmental Protection Agency web site at www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm or call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.

To learn about additional sources of lead visit, https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/sources.htm.

For information about services that your local health department provides visit:

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 3:19 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Sen. Gallivan, announcements.

Press release:

On Sept. 12 a bill was signed into law that closes crucial gaps in the communication between and among agencies responsible for the safety of children in foster care.

The bill (S4172), sponsored by Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), requires the notification of agencies placing foster children when there are reports of suspected abuse or maltreatment at homes where children have been placed. Officials say this would prevent the unwitting placement of additional children in situations that risk subjecting them to abuse or maltreatment.

“The state has a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of all of New York’s children, especially those in foster care,” Gallivan said. “By sharing critical information about suspected abuse or maltreatment, we can better protect these vulnerable children and avoid putting additional youth at risk.”

The measure requires that suspected abuse or maltreatment reports be provided to the responsible agency or social services entity in cases where children are placed in homes outside the jurisdiction of origin. For example, if a child is the responsibility of authorities in Warsaw, and the child is placed with a foster family in Java, then any suspected abuse or maltreatment reports would need to be filed with the responsible agency in Java, too, and vice versa. The intention is to eliminate bureaucratic loopholes and strengthen oversight. 

The State Senate and Assembly passed the legislation earlier this year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Sept. 12.

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.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Castile, pets.

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Information sourced from a press release, file photo

Because cats breed so readily, a few unsprayed female cats can quickly turn a few strays into an unmanageable hoard. Due to the number of hoarding situations addressed in 2016, New Start Kitty Shelter adopted out 789 cats.

To facilitate these adoptions without adding to the cat population, the Castile-based rescue spends up to $1,000 to $3,000 a month on spay/neuter alone. Some months it came to $5,000 to $6000. Most of the grants available are designated for low-cost spay/neuter of owned cats. There is also assistance through a coupon payment plan.

While the low-cost spay/neuter program is important for the community, it does not support cats that come from hoarding, strays, or from owner surrenders to the shelter.

"As always, there were no shortages of cats to rescue and shelter during the past year," said A New Start Kitty Rescue Shelter's Co-President Vickie Bly at its recent annual meeting. "We were crazy busy last year…cleaning up messes where people have accumulated cats that have not been spayed."

The Kitty Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that provides services to Wyoming and surrounding counties. Operating on a $30,000 yearly budget, the funding comes from direct donations and fundraisers held throughout the year.

Officials say, while their fundraising efforts are fruitful, they are still a few thousand dollars short for the upcoming winter months.

In addition to direct donations, volunteers are needed for cleaning the shelter and litter boxes, assisting or organizing fundraisers, transportation, and cuddling frightened kittens. Donations are also needed for raffle baskets, food, and scoopable litter.

Donations can be sent to 6342 Denton Corners Road, Castile.

For more information on A New Start Kitty Shelter visit volunteers at the AppleUmpkin Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Wyoming or call (585) 493-5206.

For information on low-cost spay/neuter call (585) 493-5956.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Middlebury, news.

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A Corfu man died this morning as a result of injuries suffered during a vehicle accident at the intersection of West Middlebury and East Bethany roads, Middlebury.

The collision occurred around 8:30 when the driver of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma failed to yield to a 2014 International tractor trailer.

The driver of the Tacoma, Dean M. Dale, 54, of Corfu, was traveling eastbound on West Middlebury Road when he struck the tractor trailer traveling northbound on East Bethany Road.

Lifesaving measures performed by New York State troopers and Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Police collision reconstruction unit assisted in the investigation however, officials say it is still an ongoing investigation.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m. Sept. 22: Dale was an employee at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. 

Stacey Pastuszynski, UMMC Public Relations Advisor, released a statement:

We are deeply saddened to learn of Dean’s passing.  He was a valued member of our Radiology team since 2012 and a dear friend that will be sadly missed by many.

Dean’s family, friends and UMMC team are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Two firefighters sustained injuries during a barn fire Wednesday afternoon at 5622 Broughton Road, Gainesville. One firefighter suffered a broken wrist and the other with exhaustion. Both members were treated and released from Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Crews from Silver Springs, Castile, Perry, Gainesville, Perry Center, Pike, Bliss, North Java, Warsaw, Nunda, Cuylerville, and Pavilion fire departments were on the scene of the blaze for eight hours.

Fire Chief in Charge Silver Springs Fire Chief John Proper and crew were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming Correctional Facility and Monroe Ambulance. Companies standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming, Mount Morris, Cuylerville, Wiscoy Rossburg fire departments, and Mount Morris Emergency Medical Services.

The fire at Broughton Farms caused an estimated $350,000 in damages and remains under investigation.

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 12:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Java, Arcade, Varysburg, Strykersville.

Failure to stop at a stop sign resulted in an injury accident in Java late Wednesday morning.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, Ja-Ryan Marquis Steen, 24, of Arcade, was headed east on Beaver Meadow Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Route 98.

The investigation showed he left the east side of Route 98, which caused the tanker to enter a deep ravine and rollover onto the driver's side of the vehicle.

Steen was extricated by emergency personnel after a heavy wrecker tow truck moved the cab of the truck. He was taken to ECMC in Buffalo via Mercy Flight for treatment of chest and leg injuries.

Officials say Steen was driving a milk tanker truck and had just left a nearby farm on Beaver Meadow Road moments before the accident.

Assisting deputies at the scene included North Java, Strykersville and Varysburg fire departments, and the Wyoming County Hazmat team and Monroe medics.

The investigation is ongoing.

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 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:44 am
posted by Howard Owens in accident, news, Wyoming.

A car vs. dump truck accident is reported in the area of 486 E. Bethany Road, Wyoming.

Two people are reported trapped in a vehicle.

Mercy Flight is requested to the scene.

Ambulances from Warsaw and Bethany requested to the scene.

Wyoming fire dispatched.

UPDATE 8:47 a.m.: Both ambulances from Warsaw responding. One person is critical, two entrapped.

UPDATE 8:50 a.m.: Mercy Flight has a 15-minute ETA. The landing zone will be at the fire hall.

UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: Cancel Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 8:54 a.m.: Chief updates, there is only one victim. The other person was a person helping.

UPDATE 9:06 a.m.: Bethany's response is canceled. 

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, news, Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming.

Firefighters from three counties spent six-and-one-half hours late Friday night battling a blaze in Perry. The fire at 7096 Burke Hill Road was reported around 11 p.m. and remains under investigation.

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Castile, Warsaw, Wyoming, Pavilion, Cuylerville, York, Leicester, and Mount Morris fire departments were on the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Center Fire Chief Harold Wright.

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Office, and NYSEG. Standing by at empty fire stations were Silver Springs and Gainesville fire departments.

There were no injuries reported in the incident that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

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