Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 28, 2019
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office along with the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a crash that occurred this weekend at the LeRoy Airport.
According to the Sheriff’s Office the crash was reported at 3:05 p.m. yesterday afternoon after 48 year old pilot, John Yates of Canandaigua attempted to take off from the LeRoy airstrip to return home with his wife and two kids.
The plane apparently failed to take off and struck an embankment coming to rest in a grassy area off the end of the runway.
All four passengers were able to extricate themselves and while they were all taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation it is believed they only sustained minor injuries.
The plane remained upright but sustained significant underbody damage.
Investigation into what caused the crash remains ongoing.
Two Batavia residents busted for felony DWI.
City Police took 46 year old Joseph Dispenza of Maple Street into custody on Saturday following investigation into a motorcycle accident that occurred on Bank Street in Batavia back in August of this year.
Dispenza was charged with Aggravated DWI and released with appearance tickets for City Court on November 6th.
23 year old Cameron Demaison of Trumbull Parkway was also arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI following a traffic complaint on North Street in the City.
He was also released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court returnable on October 30th.
North Street man arrested for Harassment.
Batavia Police arrested 53 year old Brian Dyer of North street last Tuesday for an incident where he allegedly pushed another individual.
He was given an appearance ticket for tomorrow in Batavia City Court.
New York State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween.
This special enforcement campaign runs from Friday, October 25, through Friday, November 1st.
The City of Batavia will observe Halloween activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 31st only.