Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on April 29, 2019
Second suspect arrested in LeRoy burglary investigation.
A second person has been taken into custody by LeRoy Police in connection to a residential burglary in the Village that occurred in March of this year.
Police arrested the unnamed 16 year old suspect last Tuesday and charged them with felony counts of 2nd Degree Burglary and 4th Degree Grand Larceny.
Police are withholding the identity of the 16 year old as the arrest falls under the New York State Raise the Age Laws.
The teen is accused of unlawfully entering a residence inside the Village of LeRoy and stealing items worth over $1,000.
The majority of the property has since been recovered by investigators.
19 year old Sylvan Grayson of Myrtle Street LeRoy was initially arrested for the same crime and faces the same charges as the teen.
The 16 year old is now slated to appear on a Criminal Summons in the Genesee County “Youth” Court at a later date.
Accused Batavia Burglar is behind bars.
63 year old Paul Wapniewski of East Mains Street in the city was arrested by Police in Batavia and was charged with counts of Burglary and Petit Larceny.
He was taken into custody following investigation into a reported larceny from another tenant in his apartment building last Thursday where according to officers Wapniewski made an illegal entry into their room and stole money.
He was jailed without bail pending his next City Court appearance on May 2nd.
Prison contraband lands a Montclair Ave woman in lock-up.
43 year old Heidi Harder was entering the Genesee County Jail facility earlier this month on an unrelated charge when during a search by a Jail Deputy Harder was allegedly found in possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was additionally charged with Introducing Prison Contraband in the second degree and was jailed in lieu of $1,500 bail.
After being on break, the State Legislature will be back in Albany this week.
There are key items they need to address before this year’s session ends in June.
The one that’s already sparked a lot of debate is legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes.
That legislation could’ve been part of the state budget, but negotiations stalled.
Other issues expected to be debated include rent control and improving toy safety.
Folks living near Lake Ontario are bracing for potential flooding.
Some homeowners and businesses spent the weekend preparing for the rising water by placing sandbags around their properties.
Work is also underway to fill 200-thousand more sandbags in Cayuga, Monroe, Orleans and Wayne counties.
Governor Cuomo has also directed state agencies to be on standby to help if needed.