Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on August 6, 2019
Accused drug dealer busted in Bergen after running from and resisting lawmen.
A Rochester resident is behind bars after resisting arrest and escaping officers in a drug arrest in Bergen.
24 year old Ajie Smith-Ezell of Cummings Street Rochester was stopped by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies on Clinton Street Road in Bergen Thursday morning.
After officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana, Smith-Ezell was escorted from the vehicle and a search commenced in which officers allegedly discovered a quantity of marijuana and packaging indicative of narcotics distribution.
Smith-Ezell is accused of resisting arrest as deputies attempted to remove an anomaly from his pant-leg and briefly escaped officers taking them on a short foot chase before finally being taken into custody.
He was jailed on counts of Criminal Possession of a Narcotic with Intent to Sell, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Obstruction, Resisting Arrest and Escape and is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Additional Charges are also pending.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department report a single arrest during the Breaking Benjamin Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
32 year old Micah Carey of Niagara Falls was arrested for Harassment and Disorderly Conduct after allegedly hitting and kneeing another person and using abusive and obscene language causing public inconvenience.
He was issued an appearance tickets for August 20th in Darien Town Court.
Batavia has a new Assistant City Manager.
Following an extensive candidate search Rachael Tabelski has been appointed to the position of Assistant City Manager by City Manager Dr. Martin Moore.
Tabelski most recently served as Director of Economic Development for the Batavia Development Corporation and previously as Director of Marketing & Communications for the Genesee County Economic Development Center.
Tabelski lives in the City with her husband, Adam, and their two children.
When Rachael steps into the role of Assistant City Manager on August 12th Adam will step down from his position as an At-Large Member of City Council.
Governor Cuomo says it’s up to Congress to prevent future mass shootings in America.
Yesterday, the governor said fellow Democrats need to work together to ban assault weapons, toughen up background checks and keep guns from domestic terrorists.
He also criticized a speech President Trump gave yesterday where he condemned racism, bigotry and white supremacy.
Cuomo said the speech was a great act of hypocrisy since he believes Mister Trump has made racism his stock and trade.
National Night Out is tonight.
The Batavia Police Department would like to remind everyone that National Night Out is tonight from 6pm to 8pm at St. Anthony’s on Liberty Street rain or shine.
The event helps build safer communities by improving relationships with local law enforcement.
There will be free food, giveaways, a bounce house, demos from local lawmen along with live music and many other activities.
For more details visit the City of Batavia Police Department facebook page.