Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on June 10, 2019
Suspicious man on LeRoy school grounds under investigation.
Police are investigating an individual who was involved in suspicious activity around the elementary school in the Village of LeRoy.
An unknown white male holding a camera approached young girls in the area of the Wolcott Street School on Saturday Afternoon asking if they had any piercings and then requesting permission to photograph the piercings claiming he was going to post the pictures on a website.
After the interaction the man was reportedly picked up by another unknown subject in a burgundy colored sedan.
According to Police, as of yesterday the person was identified and has been in contact with law enforcement.
Currently no charges have been filed and the investigation is on-going.
Batavia man accused of providing alcohol and forcibly touching a co-worker.
33 year old Sean Madigan of Collegeview Drive was taken into custody by City Police following investigation into alleged misconduct at a local restaurant.
Madigan was accused of providing alcohol and subjecting an employee under 21 years old to unwanted physical contact while working at a restaurant on West Main Street Road in Batavia.
He was charged with counts of Forcible Touching and Unlawfully Dealing with a Child and was issued an appearance ticket for next Tuesday in City Court.
Screams of sexual obscenities and threats to law enforcement ends in arrest for a Batavia resident.
31 year old John Saddler, who is listed with an unknown address in Batavia, was allegedly seen screaming sexual obscenities and making sexual gestures toward the public on Jerome Place Friday.
He was initially arrested for a count of Disorderly Conduct w obscene sexual language and gestures however as officers came to speak with him he began to threaten officers saying he was going to shoot them.
Saddler was then charged with Harassment and was subsequently issued appearance tickets for tomorrow in City Court.
Town of Batavia resident arrested for fighting with police.
24 year old Carlton Beardsley of West Main Street Road was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration for allegedly fighting with police who were investigating a reported assault on West Main Street.
Beardsley was issued an appearance ticket for next Tuesday in Batavia City Court.
The New York State Assembly Majority Leader is continuing to push for legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who represents parts of Erie County, spoke on the topic at the annual NAACP dinner in Buffalo.
She was the keynote speaker.
Peoples-Stokes argues that legalizing pot use would generate money for the state.
She also believes it would lower the number of people arrested for minor drug offenses.
The legislation is struggling to get enough votes in the state Senate.