posted on July 16, 2012 07:19
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has narrowed its search for land for a new veteran’s cemetery to two sites in Genesee County and one in Erie County.
The two Genesee County sites both in Corfu.
One is a 132-acre site, consisting of vacant land and a farm, at the intersection of Indian Falls Road and Alleghany Road in Corfu.
The other site is a 104-acre vacant parcel, bisected by an electrical easement, at the intersection of Main Road and Cleveland Road in Corfu.
The Erie County site is located at corner of Walden Avenue and Pavement Road in Lancaster.
The cemetery would provide a new burial option for upwards of 100,000 veterans and their families in Western New York.
A 90-day residential burn ban is issued for Western New York. Governor Cuomo was prompted to order the ban as Western New York continues to experience extremely dry conditions. Parts of the region were already scorched by fire even before the ban went into effect. Authorities say that anyone who disregards the ban faces fines and/or criminal charges.
We have a number of items from the weekend police blotter.
53-year-old Joanne Jefferson of Walden Creek arrested on a felony charge of Drunk Driving.
Joanne was collared along Route 5 as she entered the city from Stafford. Police said Joanne was driving to the left of pavement markings and was consuming alcohol in her car.
She was charged with a felony count, police said, for having at least two previous alcohol related convictions in the past 10 years..
Bradley Broadbent, who lists no permanent address, has added to a list of recent criminal charges he is facing.
The 32-year-old Broadbent is accused of entering a restroom at the Liberty Square Office complex and trashing the place.
The alleged incident happened back on July 6th.
Broadbent is already in jail for other alleged incidents the same day.
Joseph Auricchio of Darien is facing a charge of promoting prison contraband. The 21-year-old Auricchio was serving a sentence at the Genesee County Jail. His good behavior earned him “trusty” status and he was assigned to clean the county’s animal shelter.
When he returned to jail he was routinely searched. Deputies say they found two candy bars hidden in Auricchio’s underwear that he allegedly stole from a fund-raising display.
Police in LeRoy believe they may have a suspect in thefts from unlocked vehicles.
On Saturday, LeRoy PD arrested 20-year-old Tyler Longhini…who has no permanent address.
Police said Longhini was allegedly seen entering multiple cars in the area of Lake and Bacon Streets.
LeRoy Police are asking anyone who had their vehicles, shed or homes entered between Friday night and Saturday morning to check for missing property and then call LeRoy PD.
Photo LeLoy PD: Tylrer Longhini
Looking for lawn chairs?
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of four lawn chairs that fell off the truck, or some other vehicle, along Route 5 in LeRoy on Saturday.
If you think they are yours, contact Deputy Frank Bordonaro at the sheriff’s office, 585-345-3000, ext. 3229.