Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, CCE.
Event Date and Time: 
May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Board of Directors of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County meeting scheduled for May 25 has been changed to May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ag and Business Center, 36 Center St., Warsaw.

For questions, call (585) 786-2251 extension 117.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Business, Warsaw, health.


Hypno-psychotherapist Daniel Nightingale, who earned a doctorate in psychotherapy in the United Kingdom, can’t control a person’s mind through hypnosis. He can’t make a person cluck like a chicken. As a matter of fact, he can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do, because in clinical hypnosis, the patient is always in control.

Nightingale, and his wife Kathleen, recently opened Nightingale Hypnosis at 4 W. Buffalo St., Warsaw. While Kathleen is a native Western New Yorker, Daniel’s homeland is England. The couple moved to Wyoming County in September after a four-year stint in Arizona. Daniel first opened his practice in Orchard Park, but the long trek from their home in Portageville during the Western New York winter prompted the move closer.

Although both use hypnosis to help heal a multitude of symptoms – it will also help with smoking cessation and weight loss – Daniel’s speciality is in dementia.

“My drive here is to cut the risk of dementia,” he said, “and smokers have got three times the risk of getting dementia than anyone else.”

Daniel trained for four years in the U.K. in hypno-psychology. However, he said one really doesn’t start learning until you begin to gain experience.

“I qualified in practice in 2002 and was U.K.’s first clinical dementia specialist. While I was there I was involved in its National Dementia Strategy and I was responsible for the dementia care for 800 care homes in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.”

When he first qualified, he worked in forensic medicine with offenders – serial killers, rapists and the like – in the U.K.. During that time, he was asked to cover geriatrics for six months. At first, he didn’t want the position, however, he said he was told he was going to be covering geriatrics.

“I didn’t want to do it at first, but what happened was I discovered how awful the care was for the elderly and people with dementia. After the six months were up, I was to go back to that really ‘sexy’ area of forensic medicine. However, I said no. I decided to retrain and specialize in dementia and start changing things.”

U.K.’s National Dementia Strategy is a nationwide effort to educate citizens on dementia and improve public spaces for those living with dementia. The strategy encompasses a community effort from a variety of organizations and the commitment of its residents. The effort extends from education to details like sign colors. Nightingale says people with dementia tend to lose the ability to see colors at the low end of the spectrum.

He also likens the treating of dementia with the fire triangle. Whereas fuel, oxygen and heat propel a fire, with dementia, anxiety and fear fuel memory loss.

“Just think about it. Every morning you wake up and look in the mirror and the fact you’re looking at is a face you don’t recognize anymore. The house that you live in, the one you’ve live in for 40 years and you’ve been married to the same person for 40 years, and all of the sudden it’s like ‘Who the hell are you?' and 'What is this stuff?’

“Every day I see it perpetuate. You’re in this constant state of fear and anxiety and throughout the course of the day this anxiety builds up and builds up. So, you’re symptoms of not being able to remember things or not being able to do something deteriorates throughout the day.”

Nightingale says hypnotherapy alleviates those symptoms. It relieves that anxiety so the person becomes more alive and empowered to start doing things again. Therefore, the anxiety and fear are what needs to be dealt with when working with people with dementia. While hypnotherapy is not a cure-all for the disease, it has been shown to slow down its progress and there are tools that can reverse some of the symptoms.

“Coconut oil has been shown to reverse some symptoms and repetitive muscular activity exercises, a form of Montessori therapy, is used to lay down new neuron pathways in the brain so the person relearns some of the skills they have lost.”

One of the research projects Nightingale was involved with was in a nursing home where none of the patients were able to feed themselves. About 45 minutes before the meal, repetitive muscular activity exercises were performed. On day four and day five and day six, the researchers noticed some of the patients started eating by themselves again.

“What you’ve done, because of the activity, you’ve laid down new neuron pathways in the brain. We also know the hippocampus – memory center of the brain – from the around the age of 40 shrinks every year. Walking and adult coloring stops that because people are using, and concentrating on using, their brain. There is so much people don’t know about dementia. I want to make Warsaw a dementia-friendly town.”

Hypnosis is a tool quite often used in forensic medicine to tap into issues that are deep-rooted at an emotional level. And while hypnosis is not meditation, it is a deep-seated state of relaxation.

“There are similarities with meditation as far as the state of relaxation is concerned and we take you to wherever your special place is – whether it’s in a forest, on a beach, a room, or on a ship or wherever that may be – and that’s where we start doing the work.”

He likened the deep state of relaxation to opening the door between the conscious and the subconscious mind.

“It’s kind of like a sliding glass door and you have to open that door to get into your subconscious mind. But always sitting on top of that door is what we call the critical factor – a hidden observer – so that if I were to take you to a deep state of relaxation and I were to say to you ‘What’s your bank account number?’ or ‘What is your PIN number to your credit card?’ The critical factor says ‘This is wrong’ and you come out of it.”

He says it’s the brain’s safety mechanism and that is why clinical hypnosis is safe. Not only can Nightingale not make you do anything you don’t want to, the brain also resists suggestibility. 

“I may get you raise your hand or touch your nose, but you know you are doing it. It’s a very safe form of treatment. In England we use it a lot. Every psychiatrist is trained to use it. I find that that’s not the case here in the U.S.”

Because the U.K. has socialized medicine, Nightingale says physicians have to be careful about the cost of treatments. The first line of defense for many illnesses is hypnotherapy – depression is first treated with six vouchers to go to the gym once a week, not an antidepressant. There are many illnesses where the first-line treatment is not pharmacological.

If the hypnosis is done correctly, the patient should be able to float in and out of consciousness and at any time be able to get up and walk out the door.

“When we work with smokers, we do put a suggestion in the subconscious mind. In big, bold, red letters we put the word ‘stop.’ When you get the urge to smoke, this word will flash in your mind and as soon as that word flashes into your mind, the craving will go away. There is only 10 percent that you think, feel, see, and do at the conscious level, 90 percent is done at the subconscious level – Kathleen would say 95 percent.”

When working with someone with a profound psychological problem, they may have been experiencing some issues but not know why. Hypnotherapy opens the subconscious mind and brings forward the negative experiences which have manifested into daily complications for the patient. Yet, even with hypnosis the subconscious mind will only bring forward what the person is ready to handle, but this type of therapy can help the client begin to recognize where the issues lie and then begin to work through it.

What hypnotherapy does is treat the issue quickly and for the long term with no side effects.

“Well, there is one. If you come out of hypnosis too quickly, you may experience a bit of dizziness but it goes away quickly.”

Like any kind of therapy, the patient has to find some inner strength to get through the underlying reasons for the feelings. Nightingale can get a person to a certain place where they actually have to deal with the issue. That’s the most difficult part. Some people just can’t deal with the issue and stop therapy. It’s a typical thing to happen, which is why he also uses cognitive behavior therapy, reiki, and a dementia risk assessment as a part of treatment.

Although his Warsaw office recently opened, he is already working with the Office for the Aging, teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Partnership, and has joined the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Nightingale Hypnosis visit docdan.us, email him at info@docdan.us or call (585) 416-2032.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Warsaw, Covington, Gainesville, Arcade, Castile.
  Joshua Blaskovits

Joshua D. Blaskovits, 35, of Huntsville, Ala., was charged April 14 with no turn signal, failure to keep right, driving while ability impaired by a drug, and aggravated driving while intoxicated – child in the vehicle. Blaskovits was stopped on Route 20A, Perry, after allegedly failing to signal a turn and his inability to maintain his lane of travel. Additionally, deputies say a 15-year-old was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Subsequently, he was arrested for aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law. Blaskovits was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert who determined him to be impaired by marijuana. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court at a later date.

Gary J. Rupert, 46, of Arcade, was charged April 21 with two counts of criminal use of a benefit card and two counts of petit larceny following an investigation by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services. Rupert is accused of selling his SNAP (food stamps) card for cash although he did not actually have benefits available on the card at the time. He is due in Arcade Court June 15. 

Matthew Wendt, no age provided, of Warsaw, was arrested April 22 on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Warsaw Justice Court for failure to appear. Wendt was taken into custody at his home in the Village, after which he was arraigned and paid part of his fine. He was released on his own recognizance.

Kenneth J. Shearing Jr., 35, of Perry, was charged April 13 with felony tampering with physical evidence. He was put in Livingston County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail. He is due in Lima Town Court at a later date.

Bryan M. Beach, 33, of Perry, was charged April 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is due in Avon Town Court at a later date.

Anthoney P. Passamonte, 22, of Warsaw, was charged March 31 with inadequate taillight, driving while intoxicated, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Passamonte was stopped on Route 19A, Castile, for an alleged broken taillight. Following a roadside investigation and field sobriety testing, he was arrested for DWI. Additionally, he refused a breath test. Passamonte was arraigned in the Town of Castile Court where his license was suspended pending a refusal hearing. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail and is due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date.

Zachary J. Lathigee, 23, of Silver Springs, was charged April 17 with inadequate stop lamps and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Lathigee was stopped on Route 19, Warsaw, for inadequate brake lights. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say, during the investigation two different controlled substances were found in his vehicle, neither of which were prescribed to Lathigee. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court May 22.

Tammy J. Hill, 41, of Covington, was charged April 24 with speeding, driving while ability impaired by a drug, and driving while ability impaired by the combination of drugs. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Hill was stopped for speeding on Route 246, Covington. Following an investigation, she was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs. She was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert, who determined Hill to be impaired by multiple categories of drugs and unable to drive safely. She is due in the Town of Covington Court at a later date.

Ervin W. Delude Sr., 45, of Gainesville, was charged April 17 with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 19A, Gainesville. Delude, a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop, allegedly turned over a small quantity of marijuana after deputies say they smelled the drug coming from the vehicle. He is due in the Town of Genesee Falls Court May 24.

Terry W. Davis, 35, of Perry, was charged April 17 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, failure to keep right, and failure to change address. Davis was stopped on Simmons Road, Perry, after deputies say he failed to keep right. During the stop, he was allegedly found to have two active suspensions on his license. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Maher Brother’s Towing. He is due in the Town of Perry Court May 14.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, education.
Event Date and Time: 
April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

 The Warsaw Central Scholl District is hosting a Capital Project 2017 community information meeting Tuesday, at 7 pm in the elementary school, Buffalo Street, Warsaw.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, events, Warsaw, summer.

Press release:

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Warsaw Central School the week of Aug. 7 through 10. Regional program sponsors include Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy.

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The nonprofit organization is dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. What makes this camp truly unique is that the curriculum is inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

For students entering kindergarten through sixth grade, Camp Invention is a weeklong adventure that turns the summer from ordinary to extraordinary through hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Inventive young minds can exercise their creativity and use their imagination, all while learning and developing new skills they typically don’t get to use in the classroom. Children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, work as a team and build amazing invention prototypes.

“Parents should send their children to Camp Invention because it encourages children to think, solve and create!” said a mother of three campers. “Teamwork is encouraged while individual strengths are fostered. My children gained a deeper love for science and engineering, confidence to try new and innovative ideas, made new friendships, and learned new science vocabulary and concepts.”

This year’s curriculum features several hands-on modules:

    • Duct Tape Billionaire: Campers design duct tape products they can market and sell to mock investors;

    • Have a Blast:  Children build high-tech Bubble Blasters and compete as a team in friendly air battles that use physics to boost their advantage;

    • Mission Space Makers: Teams hatch eggs, sprout living plants and grow crystal trees, all while on a mission to locate and prepare a new planet for human habitation; and

    • Operation Keep Out: Campers learn to reverse engineer old machines and devices, and use their parts to create the ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box.

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community. The camp serves more than 130,000 students every year and partners with more than 1,400 schools and districts across the nation. For additional information or to find the nearest camp, visit campinvention.org.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, news, Warsaw.



“There isn't a real process, it just sort of happens,” said Bonnie Floyd.

Like the way she named her shop – Penelope’s Pendants – “I liked the way the name sounded. Kind of whimsical, like my jewelry.”

Floyd, of Warsaw, creates custom-made necklaces, bracelets and rings using beads, metal and polymer clay. She says she’s made so many pieces, she has almost forgotten what she had made.

“It’s sometimes interesting rediscovering your own pieces. When I string, it’s a simple, mindless activity. It’s soothing, relaxing.”

Prior to opening Penelope’s Pendants March 22 in the Small Business Co-Op, Main Street, Warsaw, Floyd had been a health psychologist for the past 20 years and had lived in Chicago. While the job was stressful, she says, she also loved it. Yet, it also didn’t leave much time for her to pursue her artwork.

“I’ve had a lifelong interest in art. I remember being in first or second grade and wanted to name the Crayola Crayons. Coloring is so relaxing to me, but I draw and paint as well.”

She also began experimenting with jewelry and polymer clay; liking the different textures and colors of the clay.

“It’s a versatile and affordable medium to work in. I can cure the clay in an oven, so there’s no investment in a kiln. I’ve made some of the beads, but most are purchased.”

Although she’s made thousands of pendants, each is unique in its own way. Sometimes she creates the pendants first and then strings the necklace in complementary colors. Sometimes, it’s the reverse. Either way, one complements the other. 

“Even though I am working in a different medium (polymer clay) the color schemes are the same. Color evokes a certain mood, emotion and memory. Mixing the colors and creating…making the gemstones…it’s so fascinating to me.”

While she doesn’t add color to the clay itself, Floyd does mix them together to create unique blends of colors and uses rubber stamps to make the designs. Additionally, she sets the clay in a metal frame for the shape.

“I had training in color theory, but sometimes mixing the colors it’s organic and fluid. And sometimes I’ll put colors together that don’t necessarily match but work well together. Although I have shaped some pieces by hand, I like the crispness the bezel of the metal frame gives to the piece.”

Floyd says she enjoys mixing colors to create something custom that she hasn’t seen before. However, she also draws inspiration from paintings and drawings she has already done.

“It's so invigorating and enticing. It’s an extended play session for me. Five years from now I may be inspired by something else and the jewelry will be different.”

While this new venture and her old career may be vastly different, she couldn’t but help to tap into the science of psychology when setting up the artful displays inside the store.

“Everything is separated by color to make it easier for customers to find something in the color they want. There’s a wide assortment of jewelry and it’s reasonably priced. When people pick something up, I don’t want them to find it cost prohibitive. And if they mention this article, I will give them 10 percent off their purchase.

Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Floyd can be reached at (309) 213-6345.








Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, health, Warsaw.

Press release:

Four Wyoming County nonprofit organizations in the health services sector were recently awarded a total of just over $250,000 in funding from the William F. Thiel Fund for the 2017 grant cycle. The Thiel Fund grant process prioritizes applications for programs strategically identified in the Wyoming County Health Needs Assessment

Awardees include:

    • Wyoming Community Hospital Foundation -- $107,885;

    • Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center Inc. -- $55,338;

    • Geneseo Migrant Center -- $38,000; and

    • Spectrum Human Services -- $49,000.

Since the Community Foundation For Greater Buffalo originally commissioned the Assessment in 2006, the Thiel Fund has distributed more than $2.5 million in grants to healthcare organizations that serve Wyoming County residents. The Community Foundation updated the Assessment in 2012 and the most recent outcomes indicate that one in three Wyoming County residents have benefited from Thiel funding.

William F. Thiel was a longtime philanthropist in the Wyoming County area. In 1974, he left a significant legacy to the residents of the county through the creation of the William F. Thiel Trust at the Community Foundation. Today, Thiel’s generosity continues to provide financial supports to Wyoming County Community Hospital and other health-related community organizations throughout the county.

The William F. Thiel grants process opens annually in mid-November. For more information on the granting process, visit www.cfgb.org/thiel.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, quilting, crafts, arts.
Event Date and Time: 
April 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Gathering Quarters, 63 Perry Ave., Warsaw, at 4 p.m. April 21.

The Gathering Quarters is a “home away from home” to visit with friends and create. The home is geared toward quilters and crafters, sleeps eight guests, offers a full kitchen, four bedrooms, and one and a half baths. The Gathering Quarters also offers sturdy tables to gather around and sew, craft and scrapbook and enjoy the company of friends.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:29 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Warsaw, Strykersville.

Heather A. Woodworth, 35, of Perry, was charged April 10 with disorderly conduct. She is due in Geneseo Town Court at a later date.

John W. Dill Jr., 52, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was ticketed April 17 for failure to keep right. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Dill was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on Route 20A, Warsaw, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Subsequently, the semi left the roadway, going off the south side of the road, sheering off a utility pole. Although the cab of the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene, the trailer was damaged and had to be towed. No injuries were reported. Dill is due in the Town of Warsaw Court at a later date. Assisting at the scene included the Warsaw Fire Department.

Amanda R. Redden, 33, of Strykersville, was charged April 15 with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Redden was stopped, after deputies say she was seen speeding, on Folsomdale Road, Sheldon. During the traffic stop, it was allegedly found that her license had been suspended – for failure to pay a fine – out of the Village of Warsaw. She was released on her own recognizance and is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Warsaw.


Press release, photo submitted

The New York State Sheriffs' Institute held a week-long Basic School for staff of Sheriff's civil divisions last week at the Albany County Courthouse, Albany. Almost 70 participants from Sheriffs' offices around the State attended the program, including Wyoming County’s own, Deputy John Button.

Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the intensive five-day program provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement and a forum to discuss current civil law enforcement issues and share best practices. Civil process includes serving many different types of papers and Court process including divorce papers, lawsuit papers, eviction paperwork as well as enforcing the resulting money judgments, wage garnishments (income executions), court ordered warrants of eviction, and other types of seizures. It is a highly specialized field.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc., established in 1979, provides the only statewide training program for civil deputies. The training is provided without charge to any civil personnel nominated for the school by a sheriff. 

For more information, click here.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to April 24.

Jerry Gillard had his case adjourned to April 26.

Lindell Cox had his case adjourned to April 26 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Wesley Kirkland was in court for motions. He pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 21.

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

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

Pablo Sanes was in court for motions. He pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 21.

Shaquor Smith Sr. was in court for motions. A Huntley Hearing is scheduled May 15. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:56 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, news, Warsaw, crime.



It’s been nearly five decades since the 1969 fiery crash on Route 20A – or as the road is known among the locals “the East Hill” –  that claimed one life and prompted the ban on tractor-trailers from traveling that route. Today, a large red sign over the westbound lane directs “trucks, buses and cars with trailers” to exit Route 20A a quarter-mile up the road, giving truck drivers an alternate route to Warsaw. 

Just last week, two truck drivers were charged, after driving down “the East Hill.”

Rowdy D. Schmidt, 47, of Portland, Tenn., was stopped on East Buffalo Street following an investigation on a hit and run that “took out” roadsigns on the East Hill. He was charged April 5 with logbook violation, operator leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to obey traffic device, and operator without a certificate of registration.

Harbans Singh Bedi, 36, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, was stopped on West Buffalo Street April 8 and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, logbook violation, failure to obey traffic device, and vehicle size violation. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Both men are due in court May 22.

Warsaw hasn’t seen a fire in the Village like the one on that September evening since 1969. Prior to that day, “the East Hill” was never limited to truck traffic – although it had been known as “dead man’s curve,” and “fruit salad.” Warsaw firefighters coined the road name “fruit salad” after one truck dumped its load of watermelon on “the West Hill” (Route 20A on the west side of Main Street), and another truck dumped its load of bananas on “the East Hill.” After which, Beanie says, the department ate bananas for weeks.

Today, there is a nine-ton weight limit on Route 20A west – based on the history of that section of road.

According to long-time Warsaw Fire Department member, past Warsaw Chief, and past President of the WNY Firemen’s Association, Francis “Beanie” Head, it was “one hell of a fire, I tell you that!”

“The only reason we only lost one life is because it was evening supper hour and all the families were home ready to eat – they were able to get out the back door of their houses… all four of those houses. Unfortunately for them they lost everything they had.”

Head, or Beanie as he is known, had just come home from work and was about ready to have supper with his family. His oldest daughter was celebrating her birthday and his family just sat down to eat.

“I hadn’t even taken a bite yet when I heard a big boom,” Beanie said. “I turned to my wife and said ‘I don’t like that. I’m headed for the car.’ My pager went off just as I was getting in the car, and what they had told me was there were four houses fully involved and a gas tanker was overturned and on fire on East Buffalo Street.”

Beanie says he wasted no time and sped off to the fire hall, driving through flames before he reached and parked the car at the station.

“After the fire, I caught hell for that from my wife, as it was a new car.”

According to reports at that time, the driver of the tractor-trailer had said he lost his brakes coming down the hill and lost control of the vehicle. He was able to escape the cab of the semi before it crashed – spilling 8,000 gallons of gas onto the road – and burst into flames. However, on its way down the hill and into the curve, the tractor-trailer hit a vehicle, subsequently killing the driver of the station wagon.

“We later found out he was a salesman working in this area.”

Beanie and fellow firefighter Bruce Brown were first to arrive at the department and on the scene with a pumper truck. However, the fire was so intense they were only able to get it as far as Short Street because of the flames.

Although firefighters started to arrive on the scene, Beanie was the only chief – second assistant chief – so the title of Chief in Charge fell on his shoulders.

“I had placed a call saying ‘This is Warsaw 5.0. I want a full turnout of all departments to Warsaw. I have four houses fully involved and a tanker still burning.’ I had no more hung up the mic when Wyoming 5.0 (Joe Lee at the time) called in and said they were ‘at the monument, where do you want us?’ They hadn’t waited for a tone-out. They just showed up.”

The Chief in Charge had directed Wyoming to the back of the houses for a water screen. (A water screen is an almost fan-like spray of water from a specialized nozzle. It's typically used to wet down an area that is not involved in the fire to keep it from burning.) When Gainesville Fire Department showed up, he sent them up Livingston Street to protect those houses.

“There was nothing we could do with the burning houses as they were fully consumed. We were just going to wet them down to protect the other houses.”

Every department in the county showed up, the Warsaw Village Police, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Troopers out of Warsaw, and from Genesee County, Geneseo Ambulance and Le Roy Fire Department. There were a total of 22 departments and approximately 300 men and women working the scene.

“We were working the best we could to keep everything else nearby from burning and the next thing I know, there’s a deputy at the stoplight …so nothing moved up our street. Come to find out afterwards, he was an Attica fireman and had his pager on his uniform, too. The Geneseo Ambulance came on the scene and told us they had just dropped a patient off at the hospital and asked if I’d like them to stand by on the scene to cover any squad calls. I have to say, in this county, it doesn’t matter whose fire it is, when help is needed, everybody comes.”

There was so much more power behind the fire because the gas from the tanker acted as an accelerant, fire officials say. The fire was so intensely hot, firemen tried to take cover behind roadsigns to keep some of the heat off them. 

Then, crews heard another explosion, but this time it was on Main Street – from a manhole.

“This told me what was happening. We had gas in the storm drains. It got into the drain inlets on Buffalo Street that run into Main Street, which eventually leads to the disposal plant (Department of Public Works on Linwood Avenue).”

When the truck overturned and slid down the roadway it not only caused sparks to fly, the tanker was split open, dumping the gas along the way. Subsequently, the fuel made its way into the storm drains – which were also tied into residential basement drains – and simply followed the path of least resistance, straight to the wastewater treatment plant on Linwood – two miles away.

“We knew it made its way to the disposal plant because we got a call saying there was gas burning down there. The fire also blew three manhole covers on Main Street so we had shut it down.”

Some of the old photos show the gas running down the street, Beanie says.

A call had been placed to one of the chemical plants in Buffalo for a gas neutralizing agent. The caller had been told they were loading 55-gallon drums onto a truck as they spoke.

“When the driver pulled into the fire hall, his hands were just shaking as he asked me where I wanted the chemical. I told him we were going to go up toward the fire and drop some in the inlets from there. The driver asked if he could take a break – and my wife was part of the Auxiliary and was getting food made for the guys, next thing she’s doing is coming out with a big cup of coffee for him. I think he spilled as much as he drank.

"So I said ‘man what did you do?’ He said ‘there were two state police cars in front of me and two behind me and I never stopped from the time I left that plant. This is a brand-new truck, I had that thing rolling about 80 (mph).’ "

Beanie “got guys together” and they began the arduous task of getting the 55-gallon drums to the storm drains and began dropping the chemical down the drain, so to speak. 

“It was damn scary. When we got all done, we stored the remaining drums in the fire hall.”

While several fire departments worked the scene between the train trestle and the Warsaw Fire Hall, Perry Center and Perry fire departments were just east of the trestle “hosing on that end” so the fire wouldn’t “walk up” the hill. There had also been a report of a fire on Oatka Creek on Main Street, to which Silver Springs Fire Department responded.

Firefighters were on the scene for more than 72 hours battling the blaze. The fire destroyed four homes but didn’t touch the others nearby due to the actions of firefighters watering down the other houses. Firemen also wetted the roofs of the burning homes to keep any sparks or flying tinder from reaching the other houses.

“The fire was burning all night. There was no sense in putting it completely out because it would have cost the homeowners a fortune to get everything cleaned up, so we were trying to help minimize the cost for the residents. At that point, there wasn’t anything salvageable…there was no way to rebuild anything that would may have still stood.”

Because the fire got into the brick and the cinder blocks of the homes, it had degraded them for continued use, thereby rendering them useless.

“My boss came by and even asked what they could do,” said Beanie, who worked for the State Highway Department. “I asked if he could have an operator with a grade-all in the morning to pull up to the basements and stir the stuff around so we could wet any hotspots.

“This whole town was very receptive to the work we had done. We had the respect of every citizen from this town. We had a stack of 'thank yous' from the members of the community. It was a mutual working of organizations that saved the village, really.” 

While crews were walking around checking all the houses and everybody on the street, Beanie says it was like attending a funeral, people were scared, yet they were glad it was over. There was a deep sense of sorrow for the four families who lost their homes…who lost everything, and for the salesman who died.

But as Beanie said, “It was a time when everyone came together as a community. It was a helluva three-day deal…I tell you that.”

At 86 years old, Beanie is still as active as he can be in the Warsaw Fire Department. As current Fire Chief Joe Cummins says, “He’s 4-foot-nothin’ in stature, but 10-foot-somethin’ in personality.”

“I enjoy this,” Beanie said. “If something serious happens, I mourn with them and I try to be there to back them up….and I always will be, as long as I can walk.”





Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Business, Warsaw.


Press release, photo submitted:

After several months of planning and design, the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism launched its newly redesigned website today. The website is now fully responsive and mobile friendly, secure and easy to navigate, says Chamber President Scott Gardner.

Residents and consumers will be able to easily access the Chamber’s member directory, the latest news and events, access information and resources on economic development, and stay connected with the business community.

The site will also feature upcoming chamber-specific programs and events like Wyoming County Agri-palooza. Members will be able to easily navigate to benefits and access a special login section that allows them to change their own micro-listing Web pages. These and more a just a few of the many improvements to the website.

“This is the first time the site has been changed in almost 14 years. In this high-tech world, no one can afford to get behind the technology curve,” Gardner said. “The new website offers better access to information and improved connection and resources for both our membership and the community.”

The website upgrade project was part of a two-phase approach to recasting the two websites, in phase one, the tourism site – www.gowyomingcountyny.com – was completely redesigned from the ground up. The second phase of updating the Chamber site was built on the technical foundation of tourism but given its own look and feel. This allowed the two sites to have a similar and complementary looks while maintaining their necessary differences. The user-friendly responsive design breathes life into the mobile presence for the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. Additionally, the administrative features and functionality of the new websites provide the organization with the ability to offer alternative online advertising opportunities to its members.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank the staff for their work and chamber member Corporate Communications for developing the new website,” said Board Chair Norb Fuest. “We look forward to continuing to serve the membership and community through this new website, both as a tool and great source of information and resources.”    

The website will also feature information on the county’s Rural Arts Initiative. This resource for travelers, residents, and artists, provides project updates and developments to the arts and cultural offerings in the county. Links will allow users to learn more and get direct access to organizations like the Arts Council for Wyoming County and new galleries.

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. The Chamber & Tourism’s mission is to serve the members and community, promote and grow the area’s economic and tourism assets, and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County. For more information or to become a member call (585) 786-0307 or visit  www.wycochamber.org.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, event, government, 4-H, Warsaw, Eagle, Castile.



Two Wyoming County 4-H’ers each received a Certificate of Recognition from the county Board of Supervisors during the monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. Danielle Herrick and Madelynn Olin were recognized for their presentations at the 4-H Public Presentation Days held at Warsaw High School in February. 

The Public Presentation program is designed to enhance 4-H’ers public speaking skills by researching a subject and organizing their ideas in a logical order. Additionally, the program helps the youth gain confidence and self-esteem while developing the ability to think and speak in front of a group of people about something that interests them, 4-H officials say.

Danielle, 14, is the daughter of Will and Louise Herrick, of Eagle. She is a seven-year member of the Barnstormers 4-H Club. Her formal presentation titled “Dairy Advocacy” highlighted how animal rights groups shine a negative light on the dairy industry, and how positive activism can “provide people with the facts about milk and the dairy industry.”

Madelynn, 11, has been a member of the Castile Country Kids 4-H Club for the past six years. She is the daughter of Justine and Jessica Olin, of Castile. Her illustrated talk was titled “Mary Jemison, White Woman of the Genesee.” Along with the drawings and written information about Jemison’s life depicted on poster board next to her, Madelynn told of the woman’s life and how she came to rest in Letchworth State Park.

Attica Town Supervisor Bryan Kehl presented the girls with the certificates.

In other board matters:

    • Chairman Doug Berwanger is authorized to sign a contract with Adecco Staffing Agency and provides for a temporary clerical worker for the Office for the Aging until the results of the Civil Service list are available, effective March 18 through June 30;

    • Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, and Alcohol Awareness Month in Wyoming County;

    • Chairman authorized to sign a contract with Hillside Children’s Center for: two additional parenting classes to be taught in the Wyoming County Jail for an additional funding amount of $2,016.62; additional funding for Children’s Health Home Services – $939; and a reduction of $76 for Family Support Services.

    • The GLOW area (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties) has been designated as a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Area (WIOA) under the WIOA Act of 2014. Additionally, Wyoming County Community Action is the system partner providing WIOA adult, dislocated worker, and youth program services in Wyoming County, effective July 1;

    • Proclamation stating May 7 through 13 is Travel and Tourism Week in the county; 

    • The Wyoming County Ag and Business Center’s Use of Facilities Policy and Fee Schedule has been approved; 

    • Roberta Curry has been appointed to the GLOW Solid Waste Planning Committee and Glow Regional Solid Wast Management Committee, through Dec. 31; 

    • NOMAD Enterprises Inc., 6270 Abbott Road, Silver Springs, won the contract for law maintenance services at various county buildings – not to exceed $8,160; and ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Walden Avenue, Buffalo, was awarded a contract for elevator maintenance services at the Courthouse-Government Center and Public Safety Building, Main Street, Warsaw – not to exceed $24,840; and

    • The Highway Department abolished one position – bridge construction mechanic, and created two – heavy equipment operator, and sign maintenance working supervisor; the Sheriff’s Department created two positions – administrative assistant (Sheriff), and part-time corrections officer; and the Health Department abolished the position of public health nurse, and created the position of community health nurse II.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, fire safety.



Warsaw Central School District students can show off their artistic talent and vie for a chance for their artwork to be included in the Warsaw Fire Department’s 2018 calendar.

The fire department is hosting a drawing contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade as part of its seventh annual Recruitment and Safety Expo from noon to 5 p.m. April 29.

The drawing contest is open to all students with entries submitted to the student’s art teacher by April 21 and will be on display April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Warsaw fire hall, 40 E. Buffalo St. (Route 20A). 

A winner will be selected from each grade level by community participation at the Recruitment and Safety Expo event. All winners selected will also be included in the 2018 Fire Safety Calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars support the fire department. Additionally, winners will win a ride to school in a fire truck.

Drawing topics may include, but are not limited to:

    • Electrical Safety

    • Fireworks Safety

    • Gasoline Safety

    • Smoke Alarms

    • Grilling Safety

    • Halloween Safety

    • Carbon Monoxide Safety

    • Stop, Drop, and Roll

    • Home Escape Plans

    • Burn Awareness

    • Matches and Lighters

    • Summer Safety

    • Winter Holiday Safety

    • Candle Fire Safety

    • Fireplace Safety

    • Cooking Fire Safety

And the rules are?

    • All entries must be made and submitted in landscape format for judging;

    • All submissions are to include an entry form taped to the back of the drawing which includes the student's name, grade, and contact information (entry forms can be found at the school);

    • No names are to be included on the front of any drawings; and 

    • All drawings must be made on 8.5- by 11-inch paper.

The Saturday afternoon Expo features hot dogs and refreshments, the NYS Safe ID Program for all ages, fire truck and aerial ladder truck rides, equipment demonstrations, and more. Patrons will not only meet local firefighters, but also Smokey the Bear from 1 to 3 p.m..

The schedule of events includes: 

    • All-event-long -- Blood Pressure and Glucose Readings

    • 1 to 3:30 p.m. -- Jaws of Life Extrication Demonstration

    • 12:30 and 4:15 p.m. -- Grease Fire Prevention Demonstration

    • 2:45 p.m. -- State Police K-9 Unit Demonstration

    • 12:45 and 3:15 p.m. -- State Police Rollover Car Simulator

    • 1:45 p.m. -- Firefighter Competition Drills

    • 12:15 and 4 p.m. -- Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

    • 2:15 p.m. -- History of your local Fire Department

In addition to the April 29 event, the fire department is also holding two open recruitment nights – from 7 to 9 tonight, and from 5 to 7 p.m. April 18. 

For more information about the Recruitment and Safety Expo, call the Warsaw Fire Department at (585) 786-2468.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Warsaw, grants, arts.

Press release

The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from Wyoming County nonprofit organizations for its 2017 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. May 3 and can be submitted online by clicking here.  

For more than 40 years the Wyoming Foundation has made the most of the generosity of its clients to benefit all Wyoming County residents. Its $2 million endowment has supported a wide variety of cultural, educational and human services organizations that specialize in enhancing the county’s arts and cultural institutions, improving literacy and strengthening the county’s cradle-to-career pipeline.

The Wyoming Foundation’s 2017 grant cycle will prioritize applications that focus solely on preparing high school graduates for training and education opportunities that lead to jobs in the county and increasing participation in arts and cultural offerings. 

Approximately $20,000 is available for the 2017 grant cycle. Individual grants can range between $500 and $2,000. Foundation awards have been funded by generous gifts and bequests from numerous individuals and groups. It has most recently provided grants to the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Crossroads House, Eagle Free Library, Warsaw Historical Society, and Wyoming Free Circulating Library Association.

For additional information on this grant opportunity click here.

The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 and is a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, budget, Warsaw.

Press release:

The New York State budget includes $180,000 for the Wyoming County Indigent Parolee Program. The funding will ensure that the program will continue to provide required defense services for parolees throughout the county.

"Communities with a high prison population, such as Wyoming County, face a huge financial burden in providing legal services and counsel to thousands of individuals going through the parole process,” said Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma). “The Indigent Parolee Program helps to protect local governments and taxpayers while ensuring parolees receive required legal advice.” 

New York State law entitles poor people facing parole proceedings to court-appointed counsel. The Indigent Parolee Program reimburses the mandated expenses incurred by localities providing the service, especially those with prisons in their jurisdictions.

“We are grateful for the successful efforts of Senator Gallivan in securing the funding necessary to run what is a state-mandated service for individuals who primarily are not county residents, but inmates at the two correctional facilities in Wyoming County,” said Norman Effman, Wyoming County public defender and executive director of the Wyoming County-Attica Legal Aid Bureau.

“Without Senator Gallivan’s efforts, this would be another unfunded mandate on Wyoming County. Because of his efforts, the state is rightly paying for a constitutionally mandated service that should be a state obligation.” 

Funding for the program is administered through the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Attica, Perry.

The National Prescription Pill Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Attica and Perry police departments have partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency in providing this service to county residents. 

Unused or expired medication, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can be disposed of with no questions asked at three Wyoming County Locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29:

    • Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, 151 N. Main St., Warsaw; (585) 786-8989;

    • Perry Police Department, 46 N. Main St., Perry (585) 237-5233; and 

    • Attica Police Department, 43 Exchange St., Attica; (585) 591-0881.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, while medications can be thrown in the household trash, community-based drug “take back” programs offer the best option. There are a small number of medicines that may be especially harmful if taken by someone other than the person for whom the prescription was written. Additionally, many of these drugs have specific disposal instructions. Some of these medications can be flushed down the sink or toilet. For a list of medications recommended for disposal by flushing click here

The FDA recommends following these guidelines when throwing out old or unused medication:

    • Follow any specific disposal instructions on the label or packaging;

    • Take advantage of programs that allow the public to take unused drugs to a central location for disposal; or

    • Transfer unused medicines to collectors registered with the DEA. Visit the DEA’s website or call 1-800-882-9539 for more information and to find an authorized collector in your community.

If no disposal instructions are given, the FDA recommends:

    • Remove them from their original containers and mix them with used coffee grounds, dirt or kitty litter; and

    • Place the mixture in a sealable bag or empty can to prevent the drug from leaking out of a garbage bag.

Other tips include:

    • Removing all identifying information on prescription labels;

    • Do not give medications to friends; and 

    • When in doubt about proper disposal, ask your pharmacist.

Additionally, two collection drug boxes are located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department that are available to the public 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year.

For more information on drug disposal visit the Food and Drug Administration Web site

For more information on safe drug disposal visit the Environmental Protection Agency Web site.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:55 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Arcade, Middlebury, Pike, Warsaw, Attica.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun April 6.

Roy Lawrence, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to three years in prison with three years post-release supervision and $190 in restitution. He was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Heidi Hopkins, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to four years in prison with one year post-release supervision with Shock recommendation, and $280 in restitution. She was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Jonathan Bucknam, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to one year in prison with one year post-release supervision on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. He was also sentenced to an unconditional discharge and $6,278 restitution on the conviction of offering a false instrument to file in the second degree.

Shannon Garland, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to one year conditional discharge and $2,378.75 in restitution, which was paid in full. She was convicted of petit larceny.

Matthew Hadfield, who committed a crime in Middlebury, was sentenced on the conviction of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony, to one to three years in prison with Shock recommendation, three years conditional discharge, and driver’s license revocation. Shock Incarceration Program is a six-month program that prepares young, nonviolent inmates for early parole release consideration. The program provides a schedule of rigorous physical activity, intensive regimentation, discipline, and drug rehabilitation. Hadfield was also convicted of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and sentenced to an unconditional discharge.

John Pascarella, who committed a crime in Pike, was sentenced to five years probation, $655 restitution, and 150 hours of community service. An order of protection was also issued. He was convicted of burglary in the third degree, a Class D felony.

Matthew Kurtz, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted criminal sale of marijuana in the second degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled June 29. An order of protection was also issued.

Brandon McCoy, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was arraigned on two violations of probation. The case has been adjourned to April 13 for a hearing. He is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

James Otis, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, a Class E felony. An order of protection has been issued and bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Sentencing is scheduled June 22.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica who were in court before Mohun April 6 and 7.

Alexander Drake had his case adjourned to April 27 for a hearing.

Angel Cruz failed to appear. The case has been adjourned to April 27.

Chester Jones pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled June 21.

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm


Tyler Mummery, 20, of Arcade, was charged April 8 with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, uninspected motor vehicle, and broken windshield. Mummery was stopped on Route 39, Arcade, for an alleged broken windshield and expired inspection. During the stop, deputies administered a field sobriety test and say he failed and was subsequently arrested. Additionally, deputies say marijuana was recovered from his vehicle. Mummery submitted to a drug influence evaluation where a Wyoming County Drug Recognition Expert determined him to be impaired by marijuana. He is due in the Town of Arcade Court at a later date.

Jessica Rodriguez, 39, of Pike, was charged April 3 with unsafe backing and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Deputies say Rodriguez accidentally backed into a vehicle that was parked behind her on Center Street in the Village of Perry. During the investigation, it was allegedly found that her license was suspended for failure to answer a summons. No injuries were caused by the accident. She is due in the Village of Perry Court at a later date.

Timothy Woods, 52, of Warsaw, was charged April 5 with driving while intoxicated following a one-car accident on Chaffee Road, Java. Deputies say Wood was traveling east on Chaffee Road when he swerved to miss a deer, left the road and struck a tree. He was taken to ECMC, Buffalo, by Strykersville Ambulance and treated for minor injuries. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date.

Laycee K. Wilson, 29, of Gainesville, was charged April 9 with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs, inadequate lights, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Wilson was stopped on North Main Street, Warsaw, for having a headlamp out on her vehicle. During the stop, deputies say she was found to be in possession of multiple glassine bags containing heroin, and three hypodermic syringes. Additionally, she is accused of failing standardized field sobriety testing. She was arrested and taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. A Drug Recognition Expert evaluated Wilson and determined her to be impaired by narcotic analgesics (pain medication) and marijuana. She is due in the Village of Warsaw Court May 8.

Kailee R. Phillips, 27, of Lancaster, was charged April 8 with improper signal and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Phillips was stopped on Exchange Road, Attica, after allegedly signaling the wrong direction for a turn. During the stop. deputies found her to have five active suspensions on her New York State driver’s license. She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. She is due in court today.


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