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A high speed chase and crash has a Buffalo man facing charges. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says 44yo William Cruz-Guadalupe was traveling on Route 20A in the Town of Orangeville at a high rate of speed earlier this month. A Deputy pursued the vehicle and noticed the driver was trying to flee. A pursuit was initiated and continued through Varysburg. It came to an end a short time later when the suspect crashed his vehicle into a tree line at the top of Buffalo Hill, in the Town of Sheldon. Cruz-Guadalupe was transported to ECMC via Mercy Flight. He was later released and arrested on charges of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, speeding, no seatbelt, moving from a lane unsafely, driving left of pavement markings, unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle, and displaying a forged inspection. Cruz-Guadalupe is scheduled to appear in Sheldon Town Court at a later date.

Governor Cuomo is asking President Trump to lead by example and put on a mask. The Governor is calling on the President to issue an Executive Order requiring everyone to wear a mask to help stop the spread of coronavirus. At a press briefing Monday, Cuomo said that before large malls can re-open, they must have an air filtration system that can filter out the COVID-19 virus. The state also recommends that businesses and offices should consider installing these filters. As far as the latest coronavirus numbers go, Cuomo says there were 853 hospitalizations Sunday, the fewest since March 18th, while just .84 percent of the over 46,000 tests conducted Sunday came back positive. There were 7 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday.

A domestic violence investigation lands a Castile man in jail. According to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, 50yo Thomas Sawdey III was involved in the incident at a residence on Route 39 in the Town of Pike earlier this month. He is charged with assault. Sawdey was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court and remanded to jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Wyoming County Court at a later date.

A Hamlin man is facing drug related charges after a traffic stop. The Livingston County Sheriff‘s Office says 21yo Matthew Williams was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Route 390 in February for a traffic violation. Deputies say they found he was in possession of suspected marijuana and suspected concentrated cannabis. The suspected drugs were secured as evidence and were sent to a forensic lab for testing. Williams was released pending the outcome of lab results, which tested positive for THC. Williams was arrested Saturday and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He is to appear in Avon Town Court at a later date.

Two Batavia men are facing drug related charges following a traffic stop. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says 41yo Matthew Olcott was found with a quantity of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a suspended license after being pulled over in the City of Batavia Monday afternoon. Olcott was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlicensed operation, and aggravated unlicensed operation. Officers say his passenger, 34yo Jerwan McFarley was also in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana. McFarley was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were issued appearance tickets.

A Monroe County woman was arrested after an investigation involving fraud. Batavia Police say 43yo Rachael Rodvik of Sweden, NY, was taken in on a warrant following an investigation into an incident that occurred between December 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020 at a location on Liberty street. Rodvik is charged with falsifying business records, petit larceny, and grand larceny. She was arraigned in Batavia City Court and released on her own recognizance. Rodvik is to return to court in August.

A Varysburg man was arrested following a traffic investigation in the Town of Warsaw. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says 34yo Corey Brown was the driver of a roadside vehicle located by deputies Saturday on Buffalo Road. Deputies say Brown was found to have a NYS identification card only, which was suspended. The plates on the vehicle were also found to be switched from another vehicle. Brown is charged with unlicensed operation, aggravated unlicensed operation, and improper plates. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Warsaw Town Court at a later date.

Today, Western New York enters Phase 4 of reopening. Governor Cuomo made the announcement during a briefing Monday, saying the data has been reviewed and the region is ready to enter the next phase. But, Cuomo is concerned about the progress being made in New York City. The Governor indicated that he has received reports and pictures of people standing in outdoor bar areas several deep, much closer than six feet, and largely unmasked. He warns that may delay the Big Apple’s move toward reopening.

The New York State Police is cracking down on fireworks. The Governor is directing the State Police to provide an enforcement detail to prevent illegal fireworks coming into the state. Cuomo also says he will be providing local governments with additional enforcement tools. He says state police will look to stop fireworks from coming in from states where they are legal, like Pennsylvania. The move comes following steady complaints about noisy fireworks.

Tops Friendly Markets will again enforce the ban on plastic bags. The grocery chain had relaxed those guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis. Tops says it will reinstate the policy starting Monday, July 6th. According to a spokesperson for Tops, all stores in New York State will convert back to their policy, which was originally intended to take place in March. The grocer will still offer reusable bags for 99 cents or you can opt for brown paper bags for 5 cents each.

With the increase in Summertime temperatures the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says to keep an eye on the elderly. Older adults are not as adaptive to sudden changes in temperature. They are more prone to medical conditions and medications that can affect body temperature regulations. Health officials say to watch for signs of heat stroke and heavy sweating, or if they start getting dizzy, nauseated, or get a headache. These are signs that you need to get out of the heat. The CDC advises staying hydrated. Drink more water than usual and do not wait until you become thirsty to rehydrate. To help stay cool use cold water on your body and seek air conditioning. Also, give your pets plenty of clean water and keep them out of the sun.

Empire Access brings fiber optic internet to Warsaw. Super high-speed Fiber service is now available in parts of the Village and surrounding areas, offering up to 10X faster connections than cable Internet services. This new service is available to both residential and business customers. Jim Baase, Chief Operating Officer for Empire Access, says Fiber is the new standard in communications because it utilizes light waves instead of electrical signal to deliver service. Each customer has their own dedicated, non-blocking connection and is not affected by congestion and weather. Empire Access is part of a locally/family-owned and operated company; rooted from a telephone company founded in 1896. To see if Empire Access Fiber Optic service is available in your neighborhood, call 800-338-3300 or visit empireaccess.com.

The Farmers’ Market season is here. Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism says there are three local markets you can visit -while supporting agriculture in Wyoming County. This puts consumers in direct contact with local farmers and producers for fresh vegetables, maple products, cheeses, jams, honey, flowers, an assortment of meats, lotions, crafts, and much more. The Arcade Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 2 – 6PM. This outdoor market is held in the Tractor Supply Parking lot on West Main Street in Arcade. The Perry Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, from 8:30AM – 12:30PM on Main Street in Festival Plaza between Borden and Dolbeer Streets in Perry. The Farm & Artisan Market at the Villa in Warsaw runs every Wednesday, from 2 – 6PM. You can find the market on Main Street and Court Street in Warsaw. For more information visit, gowyomingcountyny.com and look up 2020 farmers markets.

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