posted on December 29, 2012 13:25
A 24-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection to the Webster fire and deadly shooting on Christmas Eve.
Dawn Nguyen of Rochester faces a state charge of filing a falsified business record and federal charges for knowingly making a false statement. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00, or both.
“While William Spengler escaped the criminal justice system," U.S. District Attorney William Hochul said in a press conference Friday afternoon," those who provided the firearms to Spengler that he used Christmas Eve to murder and wound the firefighters and a police officer will not escape the criminal justice system."
Nguyen allegedly purchased a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun from GanderMountain in Henrietta in 2010.
“All we can say at this time is in the publicly filed court documents and those describe that Ms. Nguyen intentionally and knowingly obtained the weapons with the understanding that they would go to Spengler," Hochul said.
Nguyen and her mother, Dawn Welsher, lived next door to Spengler in 2008.
The Batavia Police Department is investigating several residential burglaries in the south west area of the City.
These are in addition to three reported burglaries in the same area of Pearl Street and South Main Street last week. Detective Sergeant Pat Corona says the two sets of robberies are very similar:
“We think they are related because of the location and because of the hours they occurred, the means of entry, and also the articles taken."
The suspects entered the homes through unlocked doors in all cases, as well as during daytime hours. Stolen items include laptop computers, small electronics, gift cards and jewelry.
“We are puttinig some extra patrols out in that southwest area," Corona said. "Our marked cars are keeping an extra eye on the neighborhood and also we’re putting some unmarked detective units in the area during the hours these (crimes) occurred, so hopefully we can bring this to a conclusion soon.”
BPD asks residents to report any strange activity or unknown persons in their neighborhood. They say people should not attempt to intervene, but rather obtain a description of the person or persons involved, any vehicles involved as well as any direction of travel. Residents are encouraged to call 911 immediately and report the incident.
New York is one step closer to being the most energy efficient state in the nation.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launching of an executive order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency by 20 percent in seven years.
It’s an ambitious demand, but one that the governor’s office says will save millions of dollars for taxpayers and create thousands of jobs while reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To help the state meet the goal, the administration is setting up Build Smart NY – a strategic implementation plan that will use state energy data to prioritize projects that will deliver the greatest energy savings per dollar spent.