Buf­falo res­i­dents charged with bur­glar­iz­ing home

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Wy­oming County Sher­iff’s deputies ar­rested three Buf­falo res­i­dents Thurs­day for al­legedly break­ing into a Town of Java res­i­dence and steal­ing jewelry, elec­tron­ics and firearms, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

David Lep­age Jr., 39, his brother Mathias Lep­age, 23, and Cyn­thia Aponte, 26, were each charged with sec­ond-de­gree bur­glary and third-de­gree grand lar­ceny, deputies said.

Each was ar­raigned in Java Town Court and sched­uled to re­turn at a later date.

Deputies said Aponte was re­leased on pre-trial pro­ba­tion.

Mathias Lep­age was held in cus­tody on $25,000 bail, while his brother, David Lep­age, was com­mit­ted to jail with­out bail, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Ge­ne­see County woman charged af­ter crash in Elba

A Ge­ne­see County woman in­jured Thurs­day in a one-car crash in Elba was charged by Ge­ne­see County Sher­iff’s deputies with op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while im­paired by drugs.

Deputies said Ju­lia A. Haw­ley, 41, of By­ron, was driv­ing on Batavia Elba Town­line Road when the ve­hi­cle left the road and struck a tree stump.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred just af­ter mid­night and Haw­ley was the sole oc­cu­pant of the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Haw­ley was trans­ported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Rochester where she was treated for in­juries, deputies said.

She was ar­rested and is­sued ci­ta­tions for fail­ure to keep right and mov­ing from one lane to an­other un­safely, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Amherst man, 22, charged af­ter al­legedly fir­ing gun

An Amherst man was ar­rested Wed­nes­day and charged af­ter al­legedly fir­ing a gun at an Elm Road ad­dress in the town, ac­cord­ing to Amherst Po­lice.

Alexan­der Wil­liams, 22, of Eg­gert Road, was charged with first-de­gree reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, sec­ond-de­gree weapons pos­ses­sion, crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a firearm and sec­ond-de­gree crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon, which are all felonies, po­lice said. Wil­liams was also charged with sev­eral mis­de­meanor counts, in­clud­ing fourthde­gree crim­i­nal mis­chief, sec­ond-de­gree crim­i­nal contempt and en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child.

Po­lice re­sponded to a com­plaint of shots fired at 3:26 p.m.

No one in­side the Elm Road res­i­dence was struck, po­lice said.

Buf­falo man sen­tenced for April shoot­ing

A Buf­falo man who pleaded guilty to sec­ond-de­gree as­sault in an April 30 shoot­ing was sen­tenced Thurs­day to 3½ years in prison in State Supreme Court, fol­lowed by five years of post-re­lease su­per­vi­sion, ac­cord­ing to the Erie County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Tanaja Whit­taker, 18, fired his weapon at the vic­tim while the vic­tim was parked in the vic­tim’s drive­way, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Pros­e­cu­tors said the vic­tim, struck in the ab­domen, drove to Buf­falo Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, where he was treated for a gun­shot wound.

Whit­taker in Oc­to­ber pleaded guilty to sec­ond-de­gree crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon. He was sen­tenced as a sec­ond felony of­fender.

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