Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 12, 2018
Batavia City Council has approved the purchase of four more video surveillance cameras for the police department.
Budget amount: $28,000.
City Council President Eugene Jankowski, a former police lieutenant, says the cameras are worth it:
Council also appears ready to support an application for a military surplus armored vehicle.
Police Chief Schawn Heubusch says he understands reservations about the look of a military vehicle in a civilian police force
The vehicle would need to be outfitted for police work at an estimated cost of $15,000. The Geensee County Sheriff’s Office has offered to pay half of the cost.
Fire attacks a duplex home in Bergen twice in the same night.
Volunteers were re-called to the same Lake Avenue address they responded to five hours earlier.
Deputy Bergen Chief Chuck Dodson:
The damage from the second call was far more extensive.
No injuries were reported.
New York lawmakers are pushing a bill for cameras to be installed on school buses to catch drivers who pass them illegally.
The bill that puts in place stop-arm cameras on buses would permit evidence taken to be used in issuing tickets to violators.
Studies estimate more than 50-thousand drivers throughout New York illegally pass school buses on a daily basis.
If you use Lehigh Avenue in Batavia be ready to find an alternate route tomorrow and Thursday. Lehigh will be closed to all traffic tomorrow and Thursday for paving work.