Buffalo residents charged with burglarizing home
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.