Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on December 11, 2019
The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task force executed a search warrant on a South Ave address that resulted in the arrest of three Medina residents on drug and weapons charges.
Police seized over an ounce of crack cocaine packaged for sale, cash, a loaded semi-auto handgun, a stungun, synthetic marijuana and various drug packaging materials in the search.
Police took 40 year old Brandon Askew and 48 year old Lisa Mailman both into custody at the residence and 30 year old Mathew Parker, was apprehended later at a separate location.
Askew is facing Class B Felony counts of Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance, all along with a count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Mailman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and, Parker was charged with two counts each of Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Askew was ordered to be held in lieu of 100-thousand dollars bail, while Mailman was held on 20-thousand dollars.
Due to his criminal history, Parker was jailed without bail and all three are due back in Shelby Town Court on Friday.
Investigation is on-going according to lawmen with further charges and arrests pending.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for today.
It’s in effect now until 7 tonight and covers all of Genesee County and Northern Erie County.
The weather service predicts lake effect and blowing snow with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.
Winds may gust up to 40 miles per hour.
A Penfield woman busted with drugs and drunk driving in Batavia.
36 year old Mellanie Golamb was stopped by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies on Stephen Hawley Drive in Batavia following a call to emergency dispatchers reporting an erratic driver.
Golamb was subject to a series of field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI for driving over twice the legal limit, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance along with several other infractions. She was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on December 19th.
A Batavia woman arrested after found sleeping in her vehicle.
Batavia Police report the arrest of 54 year old Karen Lau of North Spruce Street in the City after she was found sleeping in the drivers seat of her vehicle in the parking lot of a local business on East Main Street.
She was charged with Aggravated DWI for recording a Blood Alcohol Content of .18 percent or more and was issued appearance tickets for Batavia City Court on December 18th.
The battle over banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in New York isn’t over yet.
Emergency regulations were approved in September, but the vaping industry mounted a legal challenge to keep them from being enforced.
Tomorrow, state health officials are expected to take steps to keep those regulations alive.
They’re planning to add menthol to the list of prohibited flavors and also make clear that the ban would only affect retail sales of e-cigarettes.
The hope is to keep the ban in place long enough to allow lawmakers to come back in January and pass permanent legislation.