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 For a second day in a row, the name of Paul Kaiser of East Aurora is prevalent. He was arrested on Monday when a live grenade was found by LeRoy police in the trunk of his vehicle. Yesterday, authorities evacuated Anderson Equipment Company in the town Tonawanda when a grenade was found in his workd space. That grenade turned out to be a novelty toy and no additional charges against Kaiser were placed.

A star of the ABC TV’s Wife swap program a few years ago was in Pembroke Town Court on Tuesday. Alicia Guastaferro of Buffalo has been charged with prostitution, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and with criminal impersonation. Guastaferro was arrested in a car last August at the Pembroke service area. She was with former Rochester attorney, 54 year old James Doyle who was found asleep and slumped over the wheel of his car. Doyle has been charged with patronizing a prostitute. Guastaferro will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on the prostitution charged in December.

Court action against 8 SUNY Geneseo volleyball team members began yesterday. The 8 all pleaded not guilty to charges of hazing and unlawfully dealing with a child. The eight allegedly hazed, blindfolded, handcuffed and forced freshmen players to drink alcohol.
They’ll be back in court on November 13th.

A series of incidents on Tuesday morning in Batavia has led to the arrest of 41 year old Martin Jones of Jackson Street. Jones allegedly was operating a car that struck a sign at Settler’s restaurant on West Main Street. He then fled the scene and struck a car at the Hess Station and finally was caught on Prospect Avenue when his car became inoperable. Jones has been charged with felony DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and with a slew of other traffic charges. It was also discovered that there were arrest warrants outstanding for Jones on disorderly and falsely reporting an incident charges.

In Genesee County court yesterday, accused church burglar, 22 year old John Cabrera entered guilty pleas to charges of burglary and escape. He will be sentenced on December fourth and could get two and a third to seven years in jail on each charge. Cabrera was arrested following a July 24th break-in at St. Paul’s Lutheran church. The escape charge came when he escaped from the jail, but didn’t successfully exit the building.

Here’s an update on the clean-up of the site at Hillcrest Industries in Attica. According to the Environmental Protection Agency work is about half way done on removing and cooling the pile of debris. The work is progressing toward the hottest part of the pile with materials being handeled yesterday at almost 600 degrees. The work has been on going since September 29th.

The United States and Canada have come to terms on a new agreement that will hopefully improve traffic flow across the Peace Bridge. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the new agreement will allow American personnel to inspect trucks bound for Buffalo in Fort Erie, Ontario. The two countries have preliminarily agreed to have the Peace Bridge serve as an experimental border crossing for 18 months beginning in December, though immigration officials in both the U.S. and Canada say details of such the agreement still need to be worked out.

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