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Woman charged in assault of two men

Updated: January 13, 2013 3:49PM

A Batavia woman has been charged in the stabbings of two men in a family disturbance at a Batavia home Sunday.

Diane J. Romano, 38, of the 0-99 block of North Van Nortwick Street, is charged with felony aggravated domestic battery, felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police said Monday.

She has also been charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

Police said two men, ages 19 and 34, both suffered multiple stab wounds at the Van Nortwick Street residence at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Both men were conscious and taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.


A wallet, men’s bag, keys for a Jaguar and a Mazda, and $800 were stolen between 2 and 6 a.m. Saturday from an apartment in the 1000 block of Terrace Lake Drive, police said. Police said the residents were sleeping in the apartment when the burglary occurred.

An engagement ring, valued at $5,000, was stolen around 1:15 p.m. Friday from the desk of an employee at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Oakhurst Lane. The employee walked away and left the silver and diamond ring on her desk. When she returned to her unlocked office, the ring was missing, police said.

Cash, DVDs, a gold wedding band, and a Play Station and video games, valued at $1,415, were stolen between 3:20 and 10 p.m. Saturday from a home in the 100 block of Trask Street, police said. The home’s rear door was forced open while residents were out.

Ismael Villafuerte, 37, of the 1300 block of Monomoy Street, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and walking under the influence of drugs or alcohol at 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue, police said.


Matthew R. Triplett, 25, of St. Charles, was charged with drunken driving, a blood alcohol level above 0.08, speeding in a work zone, and four counts of improper lane use at 1:38 a.m. Sunday at Route 34 and Eldamain Road, police said. Police said Triplett had a blood-alcohol level of .238, almost three times the legal limit.

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