Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 21, 2019
Batavia Police have identified 45 year old Daniel Wolfe of 209 Liberty Street as the subject who held multiple law enforcement agencies at bay in a near 20 hour police stand off earlier this week.
Batavia’s Assistant Police Chief Todd Crossett said in a statement released yesterday that Wolfe was looking for a suicide by police intervention.
Wolfe is accused of firing multiple pellets from a BB gun at lawmen, and also of trying to stab The Sheriff’s Office K9.
He is now facing charges of Criminal Contempt, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing and Harassment.
After surrendering peacefully Tuesday morning Wolfe was initially taken to Strong Hospital.
Upon his release from the hospital he was taken into police custody, and after being arraigned in Batavia City Court he was ordered to be held in the Genesee County Jail without bail. Additional charges are still pending in the matter.
Senator Chuck Schumer is going to bat for minor league baseball to rail against a proposal by Major League Baseball that would give the Muckdogs the ax.
Because baseball enjoys an exemption from anti-trust laws the plan has the potential to draw the attention of Congress according to Senator Schumer.
He says Congress has the power to overturn that exemption.
Schumer cited the importance of minor league ball during a telephone news conference yesterday…
Major League Baseball has proposed eliminating 42 minor league teams as a means of reducing the cost of player development.
Batavia man busted for grand larceny at Walmart.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of 37 year old Ricky Lee Miller of North Spruce Street following investigation into a larceny from the Walmart in Batavia last month.
Miller was hit with a count of Grand larceny after he allegedly stole merchandise worth over one-thousand dollars from the store.
He has an appearance ticket for December 5th in Batavia Town Court.
There will be a Wind Advisory going into effect tonight for the region according to the National Weather Service out of Buffalo.
The advisory is in effect for areas including Orleans and Genesee Counties from 11 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Forecasters are calling for westerly winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Weather Service officials say the gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects down tree limbs and possibly lead to a few power outages.
An interesting report from the scanner last night as Police were called to the 7-11 in Oakfield just after midnight for a reported fight between 2 women.
The caller reported both women were fighting and appeared intoxicated, while one through a jar of pickles at the other.
There were no injuries reported from the incident.
The Sabres are in Boston tonight to take on the Bruins.
Buffalo has lost consecutive 4 to 1 games to the Blackhawks and Wild.
The Bruins have only lost three games in regulation through the first 21 games of this NHL season, and lead the division.