Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 28, 2019
Career Criminal looks for break in his sentence in Genesee Country Court.
58 year old career-criminal Edward Perdue, one of the two men arrested in connection to thefts from local liquor stores was looking for a reduced sentence at his most recent appearance in Genesee County Court.
Perdue was is County Court yesterday trying to persuade Judge Charles Zambito to be lenient with him after admitting to his crimes.
Perdue claimed that while in custody he overheard another inmate being transported on the inmate bus threatening District attorney Lawrence Friedman and that he tipped off officials to the threat.
He requested that his sentence run concurrent based off of the tip he provided as he is already serving 3 to 6 years on a burglary charge out of Monroe County.
After investigating his tip officials decided it was unfounded and Judge Zambito kept his sentence in place at 2 to 4 consecutive years.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Four year old burglary lands a Walnut Street man in lock-up.
Batavia Police took 20 year old Teesean Ayala of Walnut Street into custody on a Grand Jury Indictment for count of second degree Burglary.
Ayala was accused of committing a residential burglary of a Hutchins Street apartment in August of 2015 following a lengthy investigation into the incident.
He was ordered to be held without bail in the Genesee County Jail until he reappears in County Court in May.
Disturbance on Liberty Street lands a Rochester resident behind bars.
City Police apprehended 29 year old Thomas Crawford of Rochester following a reported incident at an upper apartment of a Liberty Street residence Monday afternoon.
Crawford was accused of striking another individual in the head during an argument and causing a large laceration.
He was charged with Assault and remanded to the County clink in lieu of $2,500 bail.
Rochester woman jailed on multiple warrants out of Batavia.
43 year old Cynthia Owens was arrested by city police on three outstanding bench warrants from Batavia City Court.
She was also wanted on three separate counts of Bail Jumping.
Owens was committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 with her combined bail amounts.
No charges are expected to be filed following the death of little girl at a Henrietta hotel.
Police say 8 year old Jamielath Kabba drowned Saturday at the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Investigators say the girl swam to the deep end of the pool but had trouble staying above water.
She ended up going under and wasn’t spotted at the bottom of the pool until several minutes later.
Police are calling this a tragic accident.
With days until the deadline, the framework of a state budget is still being hammered out.
Lawmakers are focusing on policy issues and say controversial items like recreational marijuana legalization can be dealt with once the budget is passed.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says the final bills will likely be printed by tonight so they can be considered on Sunday.
The total cost of the budget is projected to be around 175 billion dollars.