Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on May 7, 2019
Woman who provided weapon in Central Ave shooting takes a plea deal.
The third and likely final criminal case to stem from a fatal stabbing and shooting on Central Ave in Batavia last summer has ended with a plea deal from the woman accused of providing a handgun to a teen.
48 year old Jennifer Urvizu-Hanlon of Batavia appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday where she pleaded guilty to Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree.
She admitted to giving her licensed handgun to then 17 year old Samuel Blackshear on May 17th before the teenager shot Nathaniel Wilson in the ensuing chaos on Central Avenue.
Wilson was shot after stabbing 41 year old Terry Toote to death and is now serving a 20-to-life prison term on his murder conviction.
Blackshear was sentenced to a three year term behind bars and now Urvizu-Hanlon is looking at a two year sentence in state prison.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Maple Street man jailed for drugs and paraphernalia.
45 year old William Schultz of Batavia, was arrested on Evans Street on an unrelated charge and while being searched was allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia and was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Unattended children leads to arrest for a Batavia woman.
City Police took 33 year old Jennifer Shaw of Bank Street into custody following investigation into an incident last month where Shaw allegedly left two young children unattended in a running vehicle in a West Main Street parking lot.
She was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was issued an appearance ticket for this afternoon in Batavia City Court.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that more than 14,000 tickets were issued during this year’s “Operation Work Brake,” a yearly campaign conducted in partnership between the State Police and the New York State Thruway Authority to raise awareness of the dangers of reckless driving in work zones at the start of highway construction season.
This year’s enforcement efforts, which took place from April 22 to April 26, were expanded to include NYS Department of Transportation work zones around the state.
Senator Chuck Schumer says it’s time to put an end to those annoying robocalls.
He’s now pushing for passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act in Congress.
If approved, telecommunications companies would have to create a program authenticating a call’s originating number as it goes from one network to another.
That would allow folks to know where a call is coming from and decide if they want to answer or ignore it.
Schumer says the legislation has the support of both Democrats and Republicans.