posted on January 09, 2014 07:17
As the weather begins to improve, so does the opportunity for crime.
A Batavia pizza delivery driver has been robbed at gunpoint.
The incident happened just before nine last night at 113 Jackson Street.
The unidentified delivery man says he was approached by two black men, possibly teenagers, displaying what he believed to be a handgun and demanding his money.
The delivery man turned over his cash and the suspects reportedly fled on foot.
A sheriff’s deputy was hurt when a suspect used his car to drag the officer along the side of Route 33 in Pembroke.
Deputy Brian Thompson was sent to investigate a report of a car off the road. Thompson recognized the driver as someone he has dealt with before.
As Thompson tried to keep the suspect from leaving the scene, the suspect allegedly rolled his window up trapping the the deputy’s arm and dragged him for more than a hundred feet.
The suspect, 36 year old Scott Kopper of Corfu, was charged with felony assault and jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Deputy Thompson was treated for cuts, scrapes and bruises.
A man with a familiar last name in local politics is the new President of the Batavia City Council.
Brooks Hawley was unanimously elected last night to lead the nine member city council.
Hawley is the son of State Assemblyman Steve Hawley and the grandson of former assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley.
Brooks Hawley says his first priority will be the new city budget.
Republicans John DeLeo and former police lieutenant Gene Jankowski were sworn as new councilmen at large.
Photo Left: New Councilmen at-large John Deleo (left) Brooks Hawley and Eugene Jankowski are sworn in by City Clerk Heidi Parker
There is a new chairman of the Genesee County legislature. He is Raymond Cianfrini, a lawyer from Oakfield.
Cianfrini succeeds former legislature chair Mary Pat Hancock, who retired.
Two new legislators were sworn in last night. They are Andrew Young, who will represent the towns of Batavia and Stafford, and Gregg Torrey, who will represent Bethany, Alexander and Pavilion.
Where were you when the lights went out?
Almost 8-thosuand National Grid customers were left without power yesterday afternoon.
Officials say snow and water got into switching equipment and caused a circuit to break at a main substation near Pearl Street.
The power was out for nearly two hours and caused traffic tie ups downtown.