Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on February 22, 2019
Four drug related arrests out of Medina raid and traffic stop.
Following an investigation into drug sales in and around the Village of Medina, Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars’ worth of high-grade marijuana and vape cartridges containing THC.
Numerous marijuana related drug products and paraphernalia were discovered by deputies after they executed a search warrant at a residence on East Center Street and stopped a vehicle on Maple Ridge Road Wednesday.
22 year olds Kaitlyn Albone and Joshua Cuadrado were charged with counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and are both being held in lieu of bail.
22 year old Bennie Coger and 58 year old Doreene Casselman are facing counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Coger was also held in lieu of bail and Cassleman was released with appearance tickets for next month.
Batavia woman busted for stolen credit cards.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 29 year old Kayleigh Perez of Cone Street Batavia following investigation into stolen credit cards.
Perez was arrested yesterday evening for allegedly stealing a debit card from Walmart in Batavia last month and using it at several locations.
She was also accused of stealing a credit card from a Main Street address in Oakfield.
Perez is facing two separate counts of Grand Larceny in the 4th degree and has appearance tickets for both Batavia Town and Oakfield Town Courts in March.
Batavia Police locate missing woman in Greece.
The missing adult previously reported by the Batavia Police Department, Jessica Deridder, was located in Greece.
Jessica was located unharmed and is okay and he missing person alert has been rescinded.
The Batavia Police Department would like to thank everyone for their assistance.
A High Wind Warning is now going into effect for the region later this weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued the Wind Warning for areas including Orleans and Genesee counties to be in effect from Sunday morning until mid-morning Monday.
Winds out of the west are expected from 35 to 45 mph gusting up to 75 mph.
Driving will be difficult in high winds of 58 mph or greater and could result in property damage, including downed trees and power lines.
Scattered power outages are expected and home owners are encouraged to secure loose objects.
Governor Cuomo is pushing for drivers to face stiffer penalties for putting the lives of highway workers at risk.
He’s calling for people caught breaking the law to face up to three months in jail and a $500 fine.
The state Department of Transportation says between 2014 and 2017, there were over 600 unauthorized intrusions into active work zones.
The governor says the state has no tolerance for those who threaten the safety of transportation employees.