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Valenti’s: The West Seneca FOIL

Complaints of criminality against Terry Valenti and Lori Brocuglio – formerly of the late, unlamented, Okun 2 1/2 star-rated “Valenti’s Restaurant” – reached even into towns with which they were unaffiliated. After all, the couple lived in Eden and their restaurant was in North Tonawanda. So, why did I FOIL the West Seneca Police Records? 

Because Brocuglio’s “partner”, Melissa Janiszewski, lives there, and I thought there might be something on file.  I fully expected no hits, but instead I got two revealing pages. 

On January 18, 2012, Janiszewski contacted the West Seneca police to inform them that she had unexpectedly received in the mail a bill from Time Warner Cable for $211.99. It was interesting because Janiszewski doesn’t have a Time Warner Cable account in her name, and because it was for service to a residence at 9003 Gowanda State Road in Eden. Coincidentally, that is the address where Valenti and Brocuglio lived. 

Brocuglio had filed an earlier police report against Janiszewski, claiming that she had property belonging to her. The police took no action, as it was a civil matter and not any sort of theft. 

Valenti’s and Brocuglio’s apparent theft and use of Janiszewski’s credit and identity in order to secure services from Time Warner Cable, however, are quite serious. Especially because it’s unclear whether this was an isolated incident, or a pattern of behavior that has yet to be uncovered. 

Valenti’s: The West Seneca FOIL


  • Wow, the W. Seneca police did such a great job in almost kinda sorta completely, totally redacting the personal information in their FOIL response.

  • I’ve found 2 more cases of identity theft, this isn’t an isolated case. They’re beyond screwed when the investigations are finished.

    • Alan Bedenko

      @RaChaCha: I did most of the redacting. It was admittedly slipshod, but a Sharpie alone doesn’t do the trick.

  • Debbie

    @Alan Bedenko: You used the word “LIVED”, dose this mean that Brocuglio/Valenti have been evicted?

    • Alan Bedenko

      They lived there together in the past tense. It’s my understanding that eviction proceedings against Brocuglio are either in process, or imminent.

  • Wow, Lori just don’t know when to quit!! I am no psychic, but I do see her sitting in a cell in the near future. With Ron and Allan continuing their investigations and getting to the truth of this whole ordeal, I don’t see either her or Terry living the good life any time soon. I hope Lori reads this post and responses, love to see if she throws Terry under the bus and says he did it, or tries to claim Melissa did to get back at her for a bad business partnership. Just when I think I could stop reading any more on these two, I get pulled right back in!! 🙂

  • I just reported them for another case of identity theft regarding ANOTHER Verizon account.

    There’s an even MORE serious charge of identity theft being investigated that is more serious then a fraudulently obtained Verizon account.

    Enjoy the ride, Ms. Brocuglio!

  • WTFTOWN

    Deeper and deeper….

  • WTFTOWN

    Wait til he shows us the Eden list…..LOL

    • Alan Bedenko

      Eden list is in. It will be scanned shortly. There are several domestic custody matters in there, and I’m either redacting them heavily or keeping them out altogether, as they’re somewhat sad and beside the point.

      I will note, however two things: 1. Brocuglio filed a complaint with Eden Police about “computer harassment” on February 9th; and 2. Melissa Janiszewski’s DOB, as per the West Seneca police file, is 3/19/92. So, why did a “Melissa Janiszewski” living at 9003 Gowanda State Road in Eden complain on November 8, 2011 about “her” dog running away from that property, and why did she give her DOB as “1/24/87”? This is hugely peculiar.

  • @Pundit Yikes — Sharpie fail! Apropos of identity theft, I’m surprised that the police themselves don’t redact personal info like street address, DOB when they release a police report in response to a FOIL request — which most anyone can file.

  • WTFTOWN

    Funny because Melissa did not live in Eden……LOL
    ooooppppsss lori busted again

    hahaha

  • Debbie

    The “Law Guardian” would probably find them interesting…….

  • I bet the DOB 1/24/87 belongs to Lisa Crane, the age would be about right.

  • Alan,
    Broom Hilda has already read this thread and has accused ME of being the one who called, as she put it, “the dog warden”. LOL. I can’t wait to see THAT report.

  • Here’s one from Broom Hilda:

    “THATS A GOOD ONE” MELISSA LIVED HERE . AND WHAT BETTER EVIDENCE THEN HER TEXT MESSAGES . YOU GUYS JUST HELP PUT CHARGES ON HER FOR FALSE POLICE REPORT WOW FATAL ATTRACTION SCARY WHAT EVER YOU GUYS ARE DOING GO FOR IT, FALSE POLICE REPORTS IS A CHARGE AND IF SHE IS DUMB ENOUGH TO LIE TO GIVE U A REPORT IN AT TEMP TO SLANDER US PREMEDITATED ON TOP OF IT, KEEP GOING GUYS, WILL ALL BE EVIDENCE FOR US IN SUPREME COURT ,YOU MIGHT WANNA CHECK THE POLICE REPORTS AGAINST MELISSA I SEE THEY ARE NOT POSTED “SHOWS EVEN MORE” YOUR SLANDER AND HATE CRIME SEE YEA !

  • Debbie

    Wasn’t there a “FALSE POLICE REPORT”, made by Mr. Valenti, concerning Ms. Brocuglio ramming a “BLACK F250”, into the entrance of the restaurant?

    Excerpt:1) WOW FATAL ATTRACTION <—wtf does this mean? I'd say if anyone has a "FATAL" attraction, it's YOU Ms. Brocuglio! You are F'n NUTS!

    2)SLANDER AND HATE CRIME <—There is NO SLANDER, when they are "FACTS" and a "Hate Crime"~~~~LMFAO@UL.B~~~~~

    3)PREMEDITATED <— ~~~~ROTFLMAO@UL.B~~~~~~

    You truly are a One Woman CIRCUS Show!!

  • Noah

    This email is to inform you of the recent release from custody of TERRY VALENTI from the MIDLAND COUNTY JAIL on 2/13/2012.

    Comment by RoN aka Karma — February 13, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    How in the hell did he get released?!

  • He bonded out

  • Debbie

    @Alan Bedenko: Could you please email me… slavebaby2karma@gmail.com …TY

  • slander- a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name. 3. Law. defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc. Ok Lori, read that real slow,and try to, (gonna throw a big word at ya), comprehend,(Grasp mentally; understand), the meaning of slander. We are not slandering you when we are showing the facts and documentation on all accusations. You want us to stop posting is because you are being exposed for what you are, a law breaking, deceitful person. You keep saying we hurt the kids, umm no, you and Terry did. I’m sure you had no problem doing your dirty deeds in front of them. And if you think going to the police over these blogs are going to do anything, think again. They are too busy catching criminals, such as you, who break laws. I bet they are so tired of seeing you, they cringe. I would be ashamed to go to the police after all the trouble you have been through, my ass would be laying low. So keep your shenanigans(secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering) up, and sit back and keep us entertained with your law breaking ways.

  • Noah

    That wasn’t to smart of them to let him bond out. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t run.

  • Iron Chef

    Word has it, these 2 bottom feeders are opening another restaurant in Buffalo