Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 31, 2019
Defendant Quinton Edmonds reportedly refused to appear in Genesee County Court yesterday for an evidentiary hearing in the case accusing him of murdering a good Samaritan on Ross Street.
The former parolee out of Rochester is being held at the Genesee County Jail while awaiting trial.
He allegedly killed Michael Paladino on Ross Street last May after Paladino came to the aid of a woman, who had been a passenger in Edmonds’ car and was being beaten by Edmonds, outside of Paladino’s apartment.
A new hearing date was scheduled by Judge Charles Zambito and he ordered deputies to bring Edmonds in by force next time if necessary. Check the article by our news partner The Batavian for more on the story.
A Homeless man in Batavia takes up residence in the county clink after a disturbance on Maple Street.
City Police took 34 year old Bobby Mobley into custody following a domestic situation at a Maple Street address late Sunday night.
Mobley was charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Contempt.
He was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A Bank Street woman busted for allowing drug deals outside her door.
36 year old Marya Cole was arrested on a count of Criminal Nuisance following investigation into crack cocaine sales in the city.
Cole was accused of allowing other individuals to sell the drug outside of her Bank Street apartment on several occasions dating back to September.
She was issued an appearance ticket for November 12th in City Court.
Guilty plea in Ellicott Street assault with a hammer.
30 year old Benjamin Santiago Jr. appeared in County Court yesterday and accepted a plea bargain he had previously turned down.
Santiago was accused of attacking an Ellicott Street resident with a hammer after entering their apartment then stealing property and a truck from another individual.
Santiago is now facing 8 to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced on December 5th.
Two private projects have been proposed in the Town of LeRoy totaling over $10-million.
Rochester based, Wright Associates is seeking tax breaks for an $8.9 million beverage distribution project on Wright Ave.
Officials say the project could create 125 new jobs.
Wendt Propane is proposing to build a new 96-hundred square foot facility at the corner of Route 19 and North Road in LeRoy which could create up to four new jobs.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center Board will take up both projects at their board meeting this afternoon.
New York State Police are beefing up patrols tonight. Police say there will be increased sobriety checkpoints, as well as DWI patrols. Last Halloween, state police responded to more than 17-hundred vehicle crashes that resulted in about 250 injures and three deaths.
While communities around the region are altering trick or treating times due to the High Wind Watch tricking or treating hours in Batavia will remain as scheduled tonight between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.