Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 20, 2018
Former employee at Homecare and Hospice Ann Case of Bergen appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday for a restitution hearing
Case was convicted in 2012 of bilking the company out of thousands of dollars and was ordered to pay $14,000 dollars in restitution
She claimed in court yesterday that she has made numerous payments reducing her restitution to $2,500 and in addition made several accusations against Homecare and Hospice, District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, and The Batavian.
Case maintained she was the victim of defamatory statements by the DA and Batavian and had been duped by her employer.
Judge Charles Zambito warned her about her conduct after several outbursts and accusations.
It was suggested by Friedman that Case be placed under oath to testify about her ability to make restitution payments before the hearing was adjourned and another hearing regarding restitution was set for January 7th. For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Holiday crackdown effort reported from LeRoy PD.
Several arrests involving impaired drivers were reported over the weekend by LeRoy Police assigned to the STOP DWI Holiday Crackdown including 57 year old, Linda Towner, of Batavia who was picked up on a count of DWI.
Police were called to a local grocery store after receiving a complaint that Towner had just driven to the store in an intoxicated state.
42 year old Jeremy Trzecieski of Pavilion, was charged with aggravated DWI for driving with a BAC of .18% or higher along with, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and several traffic violations after being stopped Sunday evening in the Village.
Police say Trzecieski was all over the roadway moving so far outside of the lane that his tires struck the curb and at one-point was occupying both lanes of the highway.
Towner and Trzecieski along with several others picked up in the crackdown were issued appearance tickets for LeRoy Town Court in January.
City Police charge suspect in this week’s suspected stabbing on Ellicott Street for a separate incident.
40 year old Rashawn Gosier of Shady lane was apprehended within minutes of the alleged stabbing however his victim has yet to be located.
Gosier has been charged with attempted assault for another fight that occurred earlier in the evening.
He was released with a court appearance ticket for January.
State Police arrest Clarence woman for violating Leandra’s Law.
Troopers stopped 26 year old Kayla Rinaldi of Clarence on Roll Road after she was observed failing to stay in her lane.
She was also allegedly driving with a child accompanying her.
After failing field sobriety tests, Rinaldi was arrested and taken in for evaluation by a drug recognition expert.
Rinaldi was charged with a felony count of aggravated DWI with a child, and driving with ability impaired by drugs.
She was released with an appearance ticket for Clarence Town Court.
The child was turned over to Rinaldi’s mother and was not harmed.
Wegmans has issued a recall of several of its products.
The supermarket chain says its one pound bag of Cauliflower Rice, half-pound bag of Cauliflower Rice, Stir Fry Blend and Veggie Rice Blend may be contaminated with E. coli.
So far, no illnesses have been reported.
If you have any of those items, return them for a full refund.