Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 21, 2019
A 21 year old Batavia resident is behind bars following investigation into a gang assault in the city.
Batavia Police report the arrest of Riley Mayer of South Main Street on a count of first degree Gang Assault causing serious physical injury after investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred on Highland Parkway back on October 4th.
Mayer was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Investigation into the incident remains on-going.
A Highland Park man arrested for menacing with a hammer.
23 year old Zachari Morgan was taken into custody by City Police last Thursday on a count of Menacing in the second degree.
Morgan was accused of threatening bodily harm to someone while wielding a hammer during an incident at a Highland Park address.
Morgan was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on October 29th.
Pratt Road resident in lock-up for bringing drugs into the County Jail.
46 year old Jay Blatchley is facing charges of Promoting Prison Contraband and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance after investigation into contraband that was found in the Genesee County Jail.
Blatchley was accused of bringing narcotics into the jail on Saturday and was committed back to the jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A Batavia mother arrested for child endangerment.
City Police arrested 27 year old Shequeita Irvin of Ellicott Ave following investigation into her alleged lack of supervisor of her 6 year old daughter.
The 6 year old was reportedly returned to school for supervision over 30 times after being dropped off by the school bus at her residence with no one home to receive her.
Irvin was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old and was issued an appearance ticket for City Court.
A Medal of Honor recipient says he won’t be representing Western New York in Congress.
Over the weekend, Orleans County native David Bellavia announced he’s not running for the vacant 27th Congressional District seat.
Bellavia says he’ll continue serving in the role the Army requested of him after he received the nation’s highest military honor earlier this year.
The 27th District seat has been open since ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges.
A date for the special election hasn’t been announced.
The Buffalo Bills are off to their best start in over a decade.
Quarterback Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes yesterday as the Bills beat the Miami Dolphins 31 to 21 at New Era Field.
The Bills are now five-and-one for the first time since 2008 and sit just a game behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East.
The Bills will be back at home this Sunday to host the Philadelphia Eagles.