Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on June 5, 2019
Potential child abduction from a Batavia Church ends in arrest for one.
Investigation into the potential abduction of a child during church services has led to the arrest of 71 year old Bruce Sattleberg.
According to City Police Sattelberg was attending church services at Everpresent Church on Sunday when he left his seat, plucked a one year old child from the nursery and returned, sitting only a few aisles away from the child’s parents.
The father approached Sattelberg, took back the infant and then Sattelberg left the service.
Sattelberg was located and taken into custody without incident then issued an appearance ticket for Unlawful Imprisonment on June 18th in Batavia City Court.
He has also been barred from Everpresnt Church and all its functions.
An Ellicott Street man jailed without bail for repeated family offences.
61 year old Ernest Lane of Batavia was apprehended by City Police for allegedly violating a complete stay away order of protection twice since April.
Lane is charged with two counts each of Criminal Contempt and Aggravated Family Offense.
After arraignment he was committed to the county click without bail and is slated to reappear in Batavia City Court this morning.
Pringle Ave residents arrested for fighting and an act of public lewdness.
According to Police 47 year old Edward Freida and 30 year old Rebecca Mann were taken into custody after they were seen engaging in fight on Pringle Ave.
Reportedly Frieda exposed himself to several individuals during the altercation and was subsequently charged with Disorderly Conduct and Public Lewdness while Mann was hit with a count of Disorderly Conduct.
Mann was released with an appearance ticket while Frieda was ordered to be held in lieu of bail.
An Oakfield man jailed after harassment and resisting responding officers.
31 year old Kevin Waleski of Orchard Street in Oakfield was taken into custody following report of a physical altercation at a West Main Street address in Batavia.
Waleski was accused of trying to illegally enter the residence and was charged with Attempted Criminal Trespassing and Harassment.
As he was being transported to the United Memorial Medical Center he allegedly began resisting officers and was additionally charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration.
Waleski was ultimately jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.
The Assembly transportation committee is expected to vote today on a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to get a state driver’s license.
If it clears that hurdle, a vote in the full Assembly could happen soon.
The matter was blocked for years in the Senate when Republicans had the majority, but even though Democrats are in control now, there’s no guarantee a bill will pass.
Governor Cuomo has made passing the legislation one of his top priorities before lawmakers leave Albany June 19th.
New York is one step closer to becoming the first state to ban cat declawing.
A bill banning the practice has passed the state legislature and now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for his signature.
The state Veterinary Medical Society says declawing should remain legal if the pet owner has a weakened immune system and is at greater risk of infection.
If the bill passes, people could be fined $1,000 for having a cat declawed.