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Ex-security guard accused of stealing from employer

LEROY -- The former security guard at a LeRoy business faces a grand larceny charge after he allegedly stole materials valued at more than $3,000, Genesee County sheriff's officials reported.

Tony R. Smith, 52, of Rochester, was arraigned on the charge Monday afternoon in Town Court and scheduled to return to court Sept. 6.

Deputies said Smith allegedly stole materials from PCORE Electric at 135 Gilbert St. sometime between May and July while he worked there as a security guard.


Couple faces fraud charges in child-care timesheet case

DUNKIRK -- A Ripley couple faces six counts of offering a false instrument for filing and one count of welfare fraud after they allegedly submitted false child-care timesheets to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials reported.

Barbara Siverd, 59, and her husband, Bruce Siverd, 57, both of Wisner Street, were issued tickets to appear in Dunkirk City Court at a later date.

The Siverds are accused of submitting the timesheets for payment from November 2009 to April 2010. Both also allegedly applied for HEAP benefits they were not entitled to, authorities said.

Police said, in all, the Siverds received $16,496 in public assistance benefits they were not entitled to.


Man, two juveniles charged in theft of car from store lot

HANOVER -- Three Western New York teens are facing grand larceny charges following their arrests Monday in connection with an Aug. 3 incident where a vehicle was stolen from a store parking lot in the Town of Hanover, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials reported.

The juvenile males, aged 16 and 17, from Tonawanda and Perrysburg respectively, and Casey M. Bennett, 19, of Dunkirk, were charged with grand larceny along with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The two juveniles also were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an incident in Lackawanna, authorities said.

Police said their investigation was aided by a video of the suspects that was obtained in the case and the publication of the suspects' pictures in local media.


Woman driving with son faces felony DWI charge

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- A Lewiston woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law and endangering the welfare of a child when stopped with her 14-year-old son in the passenger seat of her vehicle on Lockport Road on Sunday night.

Pamela Ormsby, 45, of Elm Street, was stopped for failing to have a front license plate just before 7 p.m., Niagara County sheriff's deputies reported. Ormsby said the plate had been missing since February.

Deputies said Ormsby had a positive reading on an alcohol-sensor test and failed several field sobriety tests. She refused a breath test.

Ormsby said she and her son had been returning from a birthday party.


Man convicted of DWI in '06 faces another charge

A Grand Island man who has a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated in 2006 was charged with felony DWI after his arrest Monday afternoon on West River Road, Erie County sheriff's officials reported.

James E. Driscoll, 64, was arrested about 2:35 p.m. by sheriff's deputies on the DWI charge and cited with various traffic offenses, police said.

Driscoll, who submitted to a breath test, was found to have a 0.16 percent blood-alcohol level, deputies said.

Driscoll was released on tickets pending his return to Grand Island Town Court at a later date.


Hamburg man hurt as car hits median on Route 5

A man in his late 20s was taken to Erie County Medical Center early Monday, after his vehicle crashed into a median wall and flipped onto its side on Route 5, Buffalo police reported.

The driver, a Hamburg man whose name wasn't made public, was treated and released from ECMC following the incident, which occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m., on Route 5 near Ohio Street.

No charges have been filed in the case.


Head-on crash in Hamburg seriously injures 2 males

Two people were seriously injured Sunday night in a head-on collision between two vehicles at Route 20 and Heltz Road in Hamburg, authorities said.

Two males, ages 17 and 62, were taken by Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance to Erie County Medical Center following the crash at about 9 p.m. Officials said they believe the two were the drivers of the vehicles.

The teenager was unconscious at the scene but regained consciousness en route to the hospital.

The older male, who suffered a head injury and was semiconscious at the scene, had to be pulled from his vehicle by Lakeview Fire District volunteers.

The two victims' names and conditions were unavailable Monday.