posted on September 02, 2011 06:15
Two inmates, and brothers, in the Genesee County jail have been charged with attempting to setting up murders outside prison walls.
In a plot straight out of Hollywood, 26-year-old Derick Barker and his 22-year-old brother Justin, are both facing 2nd-degree Conspiracy charges.
According to the County Sheriff’s Department, money changed hands, plans were drawn up in secret. As many as two hit-men were contracted to kill.
Lawmen figured them out early and notified the potential victims. The alleged hit-men are still loose. At least one of them is from the state of Georgia.
The Barker Boys were originally arrested in June, at the Batavia Days Inn. They were allegedly found with 74 bags of cocaine and other drugs.
A third suspect in that case, 22-year-old Benjamin Santiago of Batavia, is currently free on his own recognizance.
A pair of suspected scamming pavers have a court date, after getting caught in Batavia.
31-year-old Steven Batchelder and 33-year-old Robert Batchelder, both of New Hampshire, were busted yesterday on North Lyon Street in the City of Batavia. Apparently, they offered discounted paving jobs at several residences on the street. As they worked their way down, lawmen arrived.
The Batchelder boys were nabbed for not having a solicitation permit, and for operating an overweight vehicle.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies worked with Batavia Police and State Troopers to make the arrest.
The Batchelders are out on bail. They’re due back in court in two weeks.
31-year-old Alicia Lyons of Central Avenue Batavia – she’s charged with 3rd-degree Criminal Mischief. Batavia Police say Lyons was found, scratching the paint off of a vehicle outside her home.
The car wasn’t hers.
President Obama has signed the disaster declaration for downstate New York following Tropical Storm Irene. That means some residents in Hudson Valley communities can get federal aid for temporary housing and home repairs.
But the state’s U.S. Senators are already pushing for more. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the disaster fund currently has only 800-million dollars for the entire East Coast. They say New York's damages alone are estimated to cost one-billion dollars.
If you’re planning your Labor Day early:
There will be no city trash pick-up on Monday. Then during next week, trash pick-up will be delayed by one day.
The City Yard Waste Station will be closed Labor Day as well.