Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on June 18, 2019
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended a Buffalo woman and her alleged co-conspirator after responding to Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Batavia for a shoplifting complaint in progress at Kohl’s.
37 year old Nicole Andrews of Boone Street Buffalo was taken into custody along with a one Jacquiline Ross who was accused of conspiring with Andrews to steal merchandise from the Department Store.
Ross was charged with Attempted Petit Larceny and Conspiracy and was released with appearance tickets while Andrews was charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglar Tools, Criminal Tampering, Attempted Petit Larceny and Conspiracy and then committed to the Genesee County Jail without bail.
Local Drug Task Force takes down an accused drug dealer.
54 year old Carlos Samol also known as “Sinbad” of Elm Street in the City was arrested and charged with 2 felony counts each of Criminal Possession and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance following a 6 month long investigation into crack cocaine sales around Batavia.
Samol was taken into custody Saturday on a warrant after he allegedly sold a quantity of the drug to a task force agent on two separate occasions.
He was committed to the County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Medina man arrested for threats to a Batavia resident.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended 27 year old Morgan Cox Jr. of Bates Road Medina following investigation into alleged threats he made to a Pearl Street Road resident in Batavia in the early morning hours last Friday.
Cox is accused of threatening to burn the person’s house down over the phone and was subsequently charged with Aggravated Harassment.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on June 24th.
Alleged Harassment on Holland Ave ends in arrest for a Raymond Ave resident.
25 year old Herbert Gennis of Batavia was arrested following an alleged disturbance on Holland Ave Saturday afternoon.
Gennis was charged with Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was then released with appearance tickets for City Court on June 25th.
A bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive New York driver’s licenses has been signed by Governor Cuomo.
The measure cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature last night when the state Senate approved it by a final vote of 33 to 29.
Supporters say the measure, known as the “Green Light Bill”, will increase driving safety, allow illegal immigrants to get to work and medical appointments and also create revenue for the state.
Illegal immigrants will now be able to apply for licenses in 180 days.
Cashless tolls on the New York State Thruway are a step closer to becoming a reality.
The Thruway Authority has approved a 355-million dollar contract to move the project forward.
The cashless system will charge a driver’s EZ Pass account or mail a bill to the address associated with their vehicle’s license plate.
The system must be online statewide by the end of 2020.
The move is designed to help improve traffic for the roughly 267-million drivers who use the highway every year.