Wethersfield

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Attica, Wethersfield, Gainesville.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun March 23.

Kimberly Gillard, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Sentencing is scheduled June 22.

Robert Geandreau, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced on the conviction of driving while intoxicated, a Class D felony, to one to three years in prison, three years conditional discharge with Ignition Interlock, and license suspended. He is also responsible for all fines and fees incurred. Additionally, he was sentenced to an unconditional discharge on the conviction of operating a motor vehicle without a court ordered Ignition Interlock device. The sentences are to run concurrently.

James Ebner, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was sentenced to one year interim probation. Final sentencing is scheduled March 15, 2018.

The following were in court before Mohun March 24.

Tyler Malik, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, was arraigned on a violation of interim probation. He is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail. He is due in court Wednesday.

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. 

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

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

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

David Alexander, pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the second degree. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, and fees and surcharges.

Keith Tyson, pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled May 26. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, bond or property.

William Townsend, was sentenced to eight years in prison and five years post release supervision, and fees and surcharges. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. He was convicted of attempted assault in the first degree, a Class C violent felony. 

Lindell Cox, had his Huntley Hearing rescheduled for April 12. 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.

Rance Dreher, pled not guilty to attempted assault in the first degree, a Class C felony; assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, all are Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled May 26. Bail was set at $15,000 cash, bond or property. 

Anthony Placido, pled not guilty to prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled May 26. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, bond or property. 

Sean Barnhill, pled not guilty to gang assault in the first degree and assault in the first degree, both are Class B felonies; and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case is adjourned to May 26. Bail was set at $15,000 cash, bond or property.

Devante Spencer, pled not guilty to gang assault in the first degree and assault in the first degree, both are Class B felonies; and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case is adjourned to May 26. Bail was set at $20,000 cash, bond or property.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reports last week’s windstorm prompted approximately 700 calls to the 9-1-1 center between 11 a.m. to midnight March 8. In a span of three hours – from noon to 3 p.m. – dispatchers fielded 282 calls. 

The Communications Department maxed out its allowable staffing with three dispatchers on duty from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and four during the hours of 2:30 to 6 p.m.. By comparison, normal operations require just two, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says.

With a mere six-second wait time on calls, dispatchers prioritized and coordinated the response of law enforcement, fire and highway departments, and multiple utility companies.

“Professional dispatching, strong teamwork from the public and private sectors, and the skilled volunteerism from the fire, EMS, and Red Cross communities, provided the finest in public safety amid the commotion of this daylong incident and its aftermath,” Rudolph said.

Rudolph reports the most severe damage was seen in the towns of Attica, Bennington, Covington, Java, Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield, and the Village of Attica. Some businesses and residents in those areas were without power until Monday. At the peak of the storm, more than 8,000 customers were without power in the county. 

While no injuries were reported related to the storm, four tractor-trailers blew over from the force of the wind, along with countless trees and approximately 50 utility poles throughout the county.

Law enforcement fielded 95 calls, with deputies responding to 52 calls for service and the village departments handling 43. The Attica Fire Department covered 12 of the 37 calls that came into the county’s fire departments. Additionally, Varysburg Fire Department was the site of the emergency shelter put in place from the evening of March 9 through the morning of March 11.

Members of the Bennington and Cowlesville fire companies, and the Pavilion Fire Department opened and manned their halls for afternoon and evening hours to use as warming shelters throughout the ordeal.

Finally, the county and town highway departments spent countless hours cutting and clearing tree debris from obstructed roadways.

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:07 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, weather, Bennington, Sheldon, Wethersfield, Attica.

As of this posting, NYSEG and National Grid report a combined total of approximately 25 to 30 customers are still without power.

According to their respective websites, the towns of Bennington, Sheldon, Wethersfield, and Attica are affected. 

While NYSEG is not showing an estimated time of restoration, National Grid anticipates electrical services to be restored around 10:45 a.m..

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Warsaw, Attica, Wethersfield.

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

Crystal Colon-Rosado, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Additionally, she waived her right to appeal and is scheduled for sentencing May 18.

The following were in court before Mohun Feb. 9.

Jerod Trebain, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years in prison and five years post-release supervision each on the convictions of attempted burglary in the second degree and assault in the second degree; both are Class D felonies as a second felony offender. Additionally, he is required to pay $690 in restitution, and fees and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Brandon McCoy, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to April 6.

Jeffrey Snyder, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, pled to guilty to: assault in the second degree, a Class D felony; criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; unlawful imprisonment in the second degree; and assault in the third degree. The case is adjourned to April 27.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Wyoming County has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection for several towns and villages, which county officials say proves to be “quite a bit cheaper” as a “huge collective” contract vs. individually.

For 2017, the annual cost is approximately $237 for year-round residents, up slightly – $2 to $3 – from 2016. The seasonal rate is approximately $187. Additionally, residents do not have to purchase Waste Management cans or bins for recyclables.

The collection schedule is as follows:

    • Monday – Town and Village of Perry and Old Orchard Beach and Fairview roads, Silver Lake;

    • Tuesday – Town and Village of Gainesville, Village of Silver Springs, and Town and Village of Castile;

    • Wednesday – towns of Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield;

    • Thursday – Village of Wyoming, Town of Middlebury, and Town and Village of Warsaw; and

    • Friday – Genesee Falls, and the towns of Pike and Eagle.

If your collection day falls on or follows the following holidays during that week –  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – collection will be one day later.

Garbage should be placed within 5 feet of the road, before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. The equivalent of five bags or cans of normal residential garbage, including garden and yard waste, will be picked up weekly. Only one large item will be picked up each week.

Recyclables will be collected on the same day, possibly in separate trucks and at different times during the day. All recyclable material should be placed in a separate receptacle marked “recyclable.”

For more information email glow@co.genesee.ny.us or visit www.glowsolidwaste.org.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, government, Warsaw, Gainesville, Perry, Wethersfield.

Public safety, economic successes, and hospital funding were all noted as “milestones” for the county in 2016, said Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chairman Doug Berwanger.

Although Berwanger took a look back at the county government for 2016 he also said the Board of Supervisors is looking to build on those accomplishments for 2017.

The chairman gave the state-of-the-county address during the annual organizational meeting Tuesday, which included:

    • Opening the Wyoming County Ag and Business Center at 36 Center St., Warsaw. 

The center is home to several county departments and contract agencies and is a “model for intergovernmental and interdepartmental efficiencies.”

“The center fulfills the vision as one-stop shopping for the county’s major economic drivers in agriculture and the vast array of businesses within the county’s borders,” Berwanger said. “The creation of the center was a collaboration of state, county and private investment, which ultimately proves that a positive result can happen with open dialogue and clear goals.”

The Ag Center is home to Cornell Cooperative Extension, USDA Soil and Water, USDA Farm Service Agency, the NYS Quality Production Service, the Cornell University Veterinary Lab, the Planning Department, Building Codes and Enforcement Department, Wyoming County’s Water Resource Agency, IDA (Industrial Development Agency), Business Center, Business Education Council, and Chamber and Tourism.

“All of these departments are now enjoying the synergies and efficiencies which were envisioned when this project was first spoke of.”

    • $20 million awarded to Wyoming County Community Hospital (WCCH) from the State of New York.

“This is the largest amount of single funding in the county’s history. The hospital (WCCH) is one of three county hospitals in New York State.”

Funding for the $33 million capital campaign – from 2013 through 2015 – for renovations to WCCH included $9 million in grants, and $5 million raised from the Capitol One campaign, of which $2.7 million was donated by the residents of Wyoming County. This left $18 million for the county to borrow with an annual loan payment of $1.3 million over the next 20 years.

“The $20 million will defuse that debt over a period of time along with other capital investments and bonds which the health system is ultimately responsible for.”

Officials say the $20 million grant will save the taxpayers $1.3 million in levy per year for the next 20 years. This equates to a 6.5-percent reduction in the county levy.

“The hospital continues to serve the health and well being of the residents of Wyoming County, treating 13,000 patients annually. That’s 11,000 patients a month; 137 patients a day. That is an astounding number for a small rural hospital.”

Additionally, the hospital lab processes 190,000 tests and 29,100 radiology exams annually. More than 35 percent of the county’s population uses the emergency room on an annual basis. 

“It points to the fact the hospital is vital to the residents of the county, and surrounding areas that do not have access to emergency health care.” 

Berwanger also noted the skilled nursing facility’s continuing care for the county’s elderly and people needing specific treatment and rehab services. 

Currently, the facility has 136 beds filled. 

In addition to the funding WCCH received, the hospital has 650 full- and part-time, and per diem employees – of which 80 percent are county residents – who in turn, stimulate the local economy.

“The board of managers – through hospital CEO Don Eichenauer – continue their discussions with larger health systems in an effort to maximize services that only larger hospitals can provide. 

“At present, the University of Rochester Strong Hospital is providing a variety of these services such as: emergency room doctors, an ear nose and throat specialist, cardiac specialist, and OB physician relief – pharmacy and finance officer being the most prominent physicians. Additionally, Buffalo Orthopedic continues to provide the county with quality orthopedic services as well.

“The Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of the hospital and continues to support the hospital financially.”

    • $12 million to finish the Better Pavement Program.

This past summer and fall, both the Perry Road in Java/Sheldon and Exchange Street in the towns of Orangeville and Attica, were resurfaced as part of the program. 

Roads that need to be rebuilt include Simmons Road in the Town of Perry, Telegraph Road in the towns of Pike and Eagle, and Starr Road in the Town of Covington. Additionally, the funding will also provide for the completion of Liberty Street in the Town of Warsaw and Jefferson Street in the Village.

“This roadwork is coordinated and directed by County Highway Superintendent Todd Gadd. When I spoke with him recently, he spoke about the many road and bridge projects over the years. When these projects are finished, it will mark the completion of rebuilding all the county roads over the last 20 years, at a total cost of $20 million.”

    • Public Safety.

“Sheriff Greg Rudolf and Undersheriff Dave Linder are responsible for the safety of the 43,000 residents of Wyoming County,” Berwanger said, “The number of calls to dispatch is increasing annually, making it a challenge to provide the assistance our residents deserve. The Board of Supervisors recognizes the mission of the (Sheriff’s) department and continues to be supportive.

“In the world we live in today, I do not believe the county can spend too much on law enforcement. The county’s 2017 budget shows an appropriation of funds to hire one full-time deputy.”

In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, the Wyoming County Emergency Services Department is responsible in coordinating the efforts between the  – “unsung and unpaid heroes of Wyoming County” – the 800 volunteer firefighters who respond to the 5,000 fire, ambulance and rescue calls annually.

“These volunteers save the county taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year. On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, thank you for your work.”

    • The economic successes of the county include agriculture and manufacturing.

Wyoming County leads the state with 700 farms that produce $326 million in whole ag sales, Berwanger says. Additionally, the county produces 1.1 billion pounds of milk (equal to 129.5 million gallons) and is number one statewide in the production of milk, potatoes, hay, honey and corn silage.

There are 230,000 acres of land under cultivation and 147,000 cows with a total cattle worth of $140 million.

“Connected to all this, our local farmers have reached the retail marketplace. Farms such as McCormack Farms in Wethersfield with their connection with Wise Potato Chips; Marquart Farms in Gainesville with their production of the New York Chips brand, and East Hill Creamery with their cheese-making facility in Perry – these companies are helping to solidify Wyoming County’s position and reputation as a number one agricultural county in New York State.”

Berwanger also noted Upstate Door, Warsaw; Drasgow Industries, Wethersfield; and Hillcrest Industries, Attica, all manufacturing businesses created by Wyoming County residents. Additionally, they employ county residents when given the opportunity.

With the aforementioned milestones reached, Berwanger says the Board is continually working on county budgeting challenges “to provide the services its residents rightly deserve.” However, he also noted the unfunded state mandates continues to exceed 100 percent of the county’s property taxes.

Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Wethersfield, Castile, Perry.

A 14-year-old male, of Wethersfield, was charged Dec. 28 with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony, following a domestic dispute. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen had become angry at his family and then became destructive – ripping large holes into the drywall inside the home. Additionally, when the boy went outside, he is accused of using a shovel to destroy and remove the exterior siding. Upon doing so, he created large holes in the outside walls, which went through to the inside of the home. He is due in Wyoming County Family Court at a later date.

Adan R. Lopez, 27, of Castile, was arrested Dec. 23 following a traffic complaint in the Town of Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of an erratic driver on Route 246, Perry, in whose vehicle Lopez was a passenger. Deputies say Lopez was found to have entered the United States illegally. Additionally, he allegedly had been deported out of the United States at another time. Lopez was arrested and subsequently turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The following are from State Correctional Facilities in Attica. They were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Nov. 28.

Amanda Hoover, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to five years probation, $65 in restitution, and a fee. She was convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Dec. 21.

Kijana Funderburk admitted to a violation of conditional discharge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 21.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 1.

Grayson Stock, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

James Smith, who committed a crime in Arcade, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. He was convicted of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class D felony.

Ronald Sharp, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, along with fees and surcharges. Additionally, an order of protection was also issued.

Michelle Westfall, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. She paid $40 in restitution and was sentenced to one year interim probation. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 16.

Saida Ali, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to one-year interim probation. He was convicted of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 12.

Lonniqua Williams, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to March 16.

Maria Maldonado, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to five years probation, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony.

Spencer Bressette, who is accused of a crime in Bennington, had his case adjourned to Feb. 23 for plea. A pre-plea investigation has also been ordered.

Joseph Smith, who committed a crime in Eagle, was sentenced to three years probation, a five-year order of protection, along with fees and surcharges.

Amanda Washburn, who committed a crime in Gainesville, pled guilty to two counts of petit larceny as misdemeanors. She is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 23.

Eric Kingsley, who is accused of a crime in Gainesville, was in court for motions. His case has been adjourned to Dec. 14.

Chad Staley, who is accused of a crime in Genesee Falls, had his case adjourned to Jan. 12 for motions.

Michelle Jewell, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to five years probation, $8,373 in restitution, along with fees and surcharges. She was convicted of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony.

Thomas Grinnell, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation, along with an order of protection issued. He was convicted of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

Julie Dutton, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, failed to appear in court. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Lynda Brown, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 12 for sentencing. She is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Brendynn Jordan, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation on the conviction of attempted reckless endangerment in the first degree, a Class E felony. She was also sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. For the charges of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and two counts of speeding she is required to pay $1,175 in fines and surcharges. Probation is to run concurrently.

Steven Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, was sentenced to one to three years in prison, a three-year conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device, and fees and surcharges. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony.

Brandon Matteson, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one year in jail.

Jonathan Blasdell, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to one to three years in prison, along with fees and surcharges. 

Ryan Donnelly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, withdrew his admission to a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 19 for a violation of probation hearing.

The following were in court before Mohun Dec. 2.

Jerod Trebian, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, appeared 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. He pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, a Class D felony. He admits to being a second felony offender. He is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 2. Bail continues.

Chadwick White, who committed a crime in the county, admitted to a violation of probation. He was resentenced to six months in Wyoming County Jail and a three-year conditional discharge.

Margaret Wolfe, who is accused of committing a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Dec. 5.

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

The following are inmates from state correctional facilities in Attica and were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Nov. 16.

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 he or she is moved to different facilities it is one way for the inamte to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.

William Townsend, pled not guilty to attempted assault in the first degree, a Class C felony; and assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, all as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18. Bail was set at $10,000.

Jayme Frontuto, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for March 16.

Kijana Funderburk, was arraigned on a violation of conditional discharge. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 28. Bail was set at $5,000.

Javon Woods, pled not guilty to two counts of assault in the second degree, and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, both as Class D felonies. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18.

Diquan Wells, pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18. Bail was set at $5,000.

Benedict Agostini, requested new counsel. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 28.

Brian Atkins Jr., pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Jan. 18. Bail was set at $5,000.

Lionell Jones, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. Fees and surcharges have also been imposed.

Ronald Trail, was convicted of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. He was sentenced to two to four years in prison on each count and fees and surcharges. The sentences are to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to any unfinished term. 

Valentine Guerrero, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison and fees and surcharges on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished term.

Dequanna White, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison and fees and surcharges on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished term.

Joshua Nieves, pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18. Bail was set at $5,000.

Christian Manley, had his case adjourned to Dec. 21. 

Jonathan Smith, pled not guilty to: promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; criminal sale of a controlled substance in the forth degree, a Class C felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18. Bail was set at $5,000.

Billy Ray Staton, pled not guilty to: promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18.

Cesar Aguayo, pled not guilty to: promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; and conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18. Bail was set at $5,000.

Isaiah Weathers, was in court with a new attorney. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 18.

The following were also in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Nov. 16.

Robin Frontuto, who committed a crime in Attica, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony. She is scheduled for sentencing March 16.

Chivonne Gheorghe, who is accused of committing a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to: promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E felony; and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, all as misdemeanors; and failure to notify commissioner change of address, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both as violations. Motions are scheduled for Jan. 18.

Bradley Broadbent, who is accused of a crime in Perry, is scheduled for trial Jan. 6.

Wyatt Penfold, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony as a second felony offender. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 21.

Tyler Malik, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, had his case adjourned to Dec. 14.

Adam Aguado, who is accused of committing a crime in Warsaw, was in Wyoming County Court before Judge James Bargnesi Nov. 16 for two indictments. The court granted the motion to consolidate indictments. The case goes to trial Feb. 8.

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Attica, Arcade, Gainesville, Warsaw, Wethersfield.

The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Nov. 3.

Jonathan Reed, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in prison and seven-and-one-half years post-release supervision on the conviction of rape in the third degree, a Class E felony. He is also responsible to pay fees and surcharges and an order of protection was issued.

Nichole Fisher, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class D felony. She waived her right to appeal and paid $40 in restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Robin Jones, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Jan. 12.

Michelle Montes, who is accused of a crime in Attica, was in court for a bail application. Bail remains at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

Jerod Trebian, who is accused of committing a crime in Gainesville, had his case adjourned to Dec. 2 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. An order of protection was also issued for the victim.

Leslie Luther, who committed a crime in Perry, was sentenced to five years probation and fees and surcharged for the conviction of failure to register or verify as a sex offender, a Class E felony.

Patrick Wheeler, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, was in court for motions. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 8.

Tyler Malik, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, pled guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 16 for sentencing.

Chadwick White, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 2 for a violation of probation hearing. He is currently held without bail in Wyoming County Jail.

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Dec. 2 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.

Monday, October 10, 2016 at 10:54 am

The following person was in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Griffith Oct. 4.

Eric E. Hartman, who committed a crime in Perry and Wethersfield, was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in prison, 10 years post-release supervision, and $1,425 in fees and surcharges. An order of protection was also issued. He was convicted of criminal sex act in the third degree, a Class E felony.

The following people were seen in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Oct. 5.

Darin Wierzbic, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A felony, with sentencing at the discretion of the court. He is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 3.

Saida Ali, who is accused of a crime in Attica, pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 13.

Robin Frontuto, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Nov. 16. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $75,000 bond.

Tammy Miller, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to Oct. 13.

David Riley, who committed a crime in Attica, was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in prison and two years post-release supervision, and $160 in restitution. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

The following are from state correctional facilities in Attica.

Wyatt Penfold had his case adjourned to Nov. 16.

Chester Jones pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 21 for motions. Bail was set at $20,000.

Benedict Agostini had his case adjourned to Nov. 16.

Bruce Battle had his case adjourned to Oct. 19 for a Wade Hearing. The purpose of a Wade Hearing is to determine whether the eyewitness’s identification of the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime is correct.

Jayme Frontuto had his case adjourned to Nov. 16 for a hearing. 

Jerry McLamore had his case adjourned to Feb. 24 for trial.

James Smith pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $20,000.

Jamal Wilson pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $20,000.

Darrell Carthon pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled for Dec. 21. Bail was set at $5,000.

Corey Underwood was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison for the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. The sentence is to run consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Frank Pergola was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on each count of aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. The sentences are to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Lionell Jones pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, with sentencing at the discretion of the court.

Wesley Kirkland was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. The sentencing it to run consecutively to his current term. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court.

Rafael Deorbel pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and promoting prison contraband in the second degree, both as misdemeanors. He was sentenced to a conditional discharged with sentencing at the discretion of the court.

David Alexander pled not guilty to two counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 21 for motions. Bail was set at $5,000.

The following were seen in Wyoming County Court before Mohun Oct. 6.

Phillip Lingenfelter, who committed a crime in Arcade, violated original (June 30) sentencing deal on criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. Sentencing will now be at the discretion of the court. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 27.

Shannon Garland, who committed a crime in Arcade, paid $2,000 in restitution. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Amanda Washburn, who is accused of a crime in Gainesville, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1 for motions.

Ryan Northrup, who committed a crime in Middlebury, pled guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs, a Class E felony; and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court and is scheduled for Dec. 8. Bail was set at $2,500.

Christopher Ladd, who committed a crime in Orangeville, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class D felony; and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 8 and is at the discretion of the court. Bail has been revoked.

Stephanie Stuart, who is accused of a crime in Perry, pled not guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a Class E felony; driving while ability impaired by drugs, and endangering the welfare of a child, both as misdemeanors; and driving on roadway laned for traffic. The case has been adjourned to Jan. 5.

Tina Beeley, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, appeared for motions. The decision has been reserved and the case adjourned to Oct. 20 for a Huntley Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant.

Margaret Wolfe, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. On Oct. 7, she was sentenced to six months in jail, five years probation and $150 in restitution.

Lynda Brown, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to Dec. 1 for motions.

Luke Mattson, who allegedly committed a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to Oct. 13.

Crystal Lawrence, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to welfare fraud in the fifth degree and petit larceny, both as misdemeanors. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Steven Snyder, who is accused of a committing a crime in Wethersfield, had his case adjourned to Dec. 1.

Melissa Trzecieski, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was arraigned on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 15.

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a general denial on a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Nov. 3. She is held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Jessica Eagan, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had her case adjourned to Oct. 20.

Tamber Reed, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a second violation of interim probation. She was sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Shane Shaffer, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. Shaffer was resentenced to one to three years in prison followed by a three-year conditional discharge with an ignition interlock device.

Alanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a second violation of probation. She is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 20.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:33 am

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Press release; photo by: Renee Zeno 

New York 147th District Assemblyman David DiPietro and Brian Krawczyk, of Wethersfield, have a proven track record of educating the public on gun issues and defending the Second Amendment. Earlier this month, the New York Shooters Committee On Political Education (S.C.O.P.E.) honored the two men at its annual banquet in Hamburg. 

DiPietro was presented with the Sandra Lee Wirth Memorial Legislator of the Year award for his tireless efforts to protect Second Amendment rights in Albany.

“The first vote I had to make in Albany was in opposition to the S.A.F.E. Act,” DiPietro said, “And every year since, I have sponsored a bill to repeal the S.A.F.E. Act.” 

Last year the assemblyman was honored by S.C.O.P.E. with their Thomas Paine Award for Excellence in Defense of the Second Amendment. DiPietro has put a lot of effort into educating his constituency through numerous town-hall-style meetings throughout the 147th District. 

“I don’t usually get involved, but since David was so serious about sticking up for our gun rights, I had to help,” said Bill Walters, a gun rights activist from Strykersville. 

Walters helped organize many of the informational sessions for DiPietro’s constituents.

Krawczyk was presented with S.C.O.P.E.’s Thomas Paine Award for Excellence in Defense of the Second Amendment. Revolutionary War re-enactor Tommy Thompson presented the award after quoting Thomas Paine: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” 

When accepting the award, Krawczyk felt obliged to finish the Paine quote by saying: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

Krawczyk, a member of the Wyoming County S.C.O.P.E. chapter, is very active in gun safety education in Wyoming County. He teaches the Wyoming County mandated Pistol Permit Class, is an NRA Laser Pistol class instructor, and is president of the Wyoming County Wildlife Federation. His efforts have educated many on the mechanics of responsible gun ownership, outdoor sportsmanship, and fair play. After the S.A.F.E. Act was enacted, Krawczyk produced a presentation that was circulated throughout the state. He is also very proactive in educating youth in outdoor sporting skills like hunting, trapping and fishing. 

“If it wasn’t for volunteers like Brian Krawczyk, there wouldn’t be a Wyoming County chapter,” said Mark Yount, president of the Wyoming County S.C.O.P.E. chapter. 

Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:46 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Wethersfield.

Jonathan Olsen, who committed a crime in Warsaw, successfully completed interim probation. He is sentenced to three years probation on the conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He also paid $40 in restitution.

Richard Timian Jr., who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation and a fine of $2,500 on the conviction of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony. He was also sentenced to three years probation and fined $1,000 for driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor. The sentences are to run consecutively.

Tina Beeley, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to driving while intoxicated; driving while intoxicated per se; driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol, a Class E felony; failure to signal turn; and failure to keep right. If your BAC is .18 or greater, then the police and assistant district attorneys in New York will charge you with aggravated DWI. This DWI offense is known as “per se.” Motions are scheduled for Oct. 6.

Christopher King, who is accused of committing a crime in Warsaw, had his case adjourned to Sept. 8.

Steven Snyder, who committed a crime in Wethersfield, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony; and waived indictment on driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony; criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, a misdemeanor; failure to stop at a stop sign; no seat belt; consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain motor vehicles; and driving on roadways laned for traffic. He is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 6.

Tyler Malik, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, had his case adjourned to Oct. 27.

Ryan Donnelly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. The case is adjourned to Oct. 27 for sentencing.

Jessica Eagan, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. The case has been adjourned to Oct. 27 for sentencing.

Gary Krolikowski, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, failed to appear in court. The case is adjourned to Aug. 11.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm

The following are from State Correctional facilities in Attica and were in Wyoming County Court July 6 before Judge Michael Mohun. 

Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:

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

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

Charlie Yancey, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 14.

Theodore Jenkins, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. The case was adjourned to Sept. 14 for sentencing.

Rakim Baker, pled guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony, as a second felony offender. He waived his right to appeal. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 14.

Valentine Guerrero, pled not guilty to two counts promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. The case has been adjourned to Sept. 14 for motions. Bail was set at $5,000.

Terrance Witherspoon, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years prison on the conviction of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class E felony. This sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished sentence.

Hector Ferrer, was sentenced to one-and-one-half to three years in prison for attempted assault in the second degree, a Class E felony. This sentence is to run consecutively to any unfinished term.

Ronald Trial, pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; two counts of assault in the second degree, both as Class D felonies; and assault in the first degree, a Class B felony. Motions are scheduled for Sept. 14. Bail was set at $5,000.

Corey Underwood, had his case adjourned to Aug. 10.

Newnon Flax, was in court of a Suppression Hearing. During the Suppression Hearing, testimony is taken from police officers and witnesses. The defense lawyer will have a chance to cross-examine the prosecution witnesses. The defendant will also be given a chance to testify and call witnesses. If the prosecutor does not prove that the officers acted legally, or if the defense, through the evidence you present, prove that the police acted illegally, the judge will suppress the evidence. The case was adjourned to Oct. 28 for trial.

Joshua Heym, had his case adjourned to July 21 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.

Bruce Battle, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7.

Shawn Avery, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7 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.

Devin Gray, had his case adjourned to Sept. 7 for a Huntley/Wade Hearing. A Huntley Hearing is a pretrial hearing in New York State and is requested for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which the police obtained statements from the defendant. The purpose of a Wade Hearing is to determine whether the eye witness’s identification of the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime is correct.

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

Justin Dukelow, who is accused of a crime in Covington, had his case adjourned to Aug. 11.

Kathryn Mailloux, who committed a crime in Silver Springs, was arraigned on violations of interim probation, which she denied. The case has been adjourned to today for a conference. She was held without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Julie Dutton, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, had her case adjourned to July 21.

Clifton Bacon, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to five years probation. Bacon admitted to a violation to interim probation and was sentenced on the conviction of scheme to defraud in the first degree, a Class E felony. He has paid $1,000 in restitution and was charged a $50 DNA fee.

Chastity Brace, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to three years probation and a $50 DNA fee for the conviction of obstruct governmental administration in the second degree. She was also sentenced to five years probation for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony; three years probation; $904.40 in restitution; and a $50 DNA fee for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. All sentences are to run concurrently to each other.

Corey Ingalls, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to one year in prison, one year post release supervision, and a $50 DNA fee. Restitution of $70 has been paid. He was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony.

Luke Mattson, who is accused of a crime in Warsaw, pled not guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony. Motions are scheduled for Sept. 8. He was released to a pre-trial release program. 

Tyler Malik, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, pled not guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree; two counts of criminal contempt in the first degree, both as Class E felonies; and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; two counts of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree; assault in the third degree; and criminal contempt in the second degree, all as misdemeanors. A conference is scheduled for Aug. 4 and motions are scheduled for Sept. 8.

James Kososki, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, was sentenced to one year in prison and one year post release supervision with Shock, for a violation of probation. The Shock Incarceration Program is a six-month program that prepares young, non-violent inmates for early parole release consideration. The program provides a schedule of rigorous physical activity, intensive regimentation, discipline, and drug rehabilitation.

Zachary Foreman, who is accused of a crime in Wyoming County, had his case adjourned to Aug. 11.

Jonathan Russo, an inmate in a State Correctional Facility in Attica, had his case adjourned to Aug. 10.

Alanna Muniak, who committed a crime in Wyoming County admitted to a violation of probation and was returned to probation. She is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 15.

Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Arcade, Attica, Wethersfield, Warsaw.

The following were seen in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun June 30.

Philip Perry, who committed a crime in Warsaw, pled guilty to attempted assault in the second degree and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, both are Class E felonies, as a second felony offender. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 28.

Brian Hannon, who committed a crime in Arcade, had his case adjourned to Aug. 11 for sentencing.

Cassandra May, who allegedly committed a crime in Arcade, had her case adjourned to July 21.

Jennifer Galioto, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 8. Bail was set at $10,000.

Phillip Lingenfelter, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. He is scheduled Sept. 8 for sentencing. He was released to pre-trial program.

Sara Howard, who is accused of a crime in Attica, had her case adjourned to July 7.

Jennifer Maggio, who committed a crime in Perry, had her case adjourned to July 6 for treatment court application. Formerly called Drug Court, Treatment Court not only handles those who have a drug problem, but also those with an alcohol or mental health problem. Other assistance involves aiding with health insurance issues – oftentimes a hurdle to gaining access to treatment – for outpatient or inpatient services. 

Tyler Malik, who is accused of a crime in Wethersfield, had his case adjourned to July 7.

James Cooper, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 8.

Ryan Donnelly, who committed a crime in Wyoming County, entered a denial on a violation of probation charge. The case has been adjourned to Aug. 4 for a VOP Hearing. A violation of probation (VOP) hearing is similar to a non-jury trial. There is no entitlement to a jury for a violation of probation, rather the case is decided by a judge. If you have a hearing, the judge will listen to the legal arguments from both sides and make a decision on your case based on them and the preponderance of the evidence.

James Kososki Jr., who committed a crime in Wyoming County, admitted to a violation of probation. He is scheduled for sentencing July 7.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:59 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Wethersfield, Perry, Gainesville.
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     Eric E. Hartman

A Gainesville man recently charged in a sex act with a child was arrested for violating the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA). Eric E. Hartman, 39, was charged Tuesday for the Class E felony for an incident that happened in the Town of Wethersfield.

Hartman was charged May 17 with criminal sexual act in the third degree, a Class E felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. 

The Level 2 sex offender was accused of communicating with a 16-year-old male via social media and then meeting with the victim in the Village of Perry. While in the village, it is alleged that Hartman provided a criminal sexual act by the youth. He was jailed without bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Later, a bail hearing was held, subsequently releasing Hartman on bail.

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation reported that on May 11 Harman failed to notify the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) that he used the Internet via a cell phone. The 10-day notification requirement is part of the SORA. Additionally, he failed to register Internet accounts he used.

It is alleged that on April 30, he used the Internet, which resulted in his previous arrest for a sexual offense with a 16-year-old male.

Hartman was once again jailed in the Wyoming County Jail without bail. He is scheduled for court in August.

See related: Law and Order: Level II sex offender charged in sex act with a child

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 3:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Wethersfield, Warsaw.

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An accident late Saturday afternoon in Wethersfield left four injured, with one transported to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Buffalo, for leg, chest and back injuries.

According to a Wyoming County Sheriff’s report, Aruna Kumar was driving westbound in a 2016 Dodge Charger on Wethersfield Road with passenger Naveen Kumar, both of India, when the accident occurred. It is alleged that Kumar failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Hermitage Road and was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet pickup. The pickup, driven by Kimberly Blake, of Warsaw, with passenger Holly Blake, of Gainesville, was traveling southbound on Hermitage Road.

Kumar's vehicle struck the porch of a residence on Hermitage Road where it came to rest. Blake’s vehicle struck a utility pole, which also pulled down the line for electric service to the home.

Aruna Kumar and the Blakes were taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital (WCCH) via Silver Springs and North Java rescues for hand, arm, leg and chest injuries. They were treated and released. Naveen Kumar was treated at the scene by Gainesville Rescue and Medic 80 before being taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC.

Aruna Kumar was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign and is due in the Town of Wethersfield Court at a later date.

New York State troopers assisted in the investigation.

See related: Four injured in accident in Wethersfield

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6:06 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Gainesville, Wethersfield.

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An accident at Hermitage and Wethersfield roads left four people injured and a house damaged.

According to Wyoming County Sheriff’s officials, the car was driving west on Wethersfield Road when it struck a pickup truck driving south on Hermitage Road. The impact of the collision caused the truck to land near a utility pole and the car to hit a house.

Four injuries were reported, with one party taken via Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo.

Responding to the scene included the Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, Gainesville Fire Department, Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming County Buildings and Codes, Mercy Flight, and NYSEG.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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      Brandon T. Hall

Brandon T. Hall, 35, of Sodus, was charged May 21 with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of forcible touching. The Perry Police Department received a complaint that Hall had touched the “private parts” of a female less than 17 years old. He is also accused of touching the “private parts” of another female in the early morning hours of May 21. Hall was visiting with the victims in the Village of Perry when the alleged incidents occurred. Hall was arraigned in the Village of Perry Court and release under pre-trial supervision. He is due in court June 7.

Charles Muniak, 26, of Perry, was ticketed Sunday for failure to yield the right of way on a left-hand turn. It is alleged that Muniak and his passenger were driving eastbound on Route 78, Wethersfield, when he attempted to make a left hand turn and struck Christopher Sly. Sly was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to ECMC, Buffalo, via Mercy Flight, where he was treated for a left leg injury. No other injuries were reported. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Medic 82, Gainesville Fire and Rescue, and Mercy Flight. 

Steven Snyder, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, no seat belt, unsafe lane change, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, possession of hypodermic needles, and felony driving while ability impaired. Deputies responded to a one-car accident at Mote and Hermitage roads, Wethersfield, Sunday. Snyder is accused of failing to stop at the stop sign on Mote Road, driving across Hermitage Road and into a field. While on scene, deputies allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. Sobriety tests were performed and it was determined that he was operating the car in an intoxicated state. A subsequent check of the vehicle led to the alleged discovery of open containers of beer and hypodermic needles. Snyder and a female passenger were taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for minor injuries. More charges are pending following the result of blood tests. Deputies were assisted on the scene by Gainesville and Silver Springs fire departments, and Barbers Towing.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Wethersfield.

A working garage fire is reported at 5008 Wethersfield Road, Wethersfield. Alexander's FAST team is responding with mutual aid.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: Wyoming County command puts Alexander back in service.

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