Batavia Morning News

Written by on January 22, 2018

Police interrupted a potentially dangerous online deal resulting in the arrest of two local men

They allegedly posted a phony Craigslist ad to lure potential victims to be robbed.

23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Avenue and 19 year old Quamane Santiago of Main Road in Stafford were both charged with Conspiracy.

The pair posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a truck, however, there was no truck.

According to Batavia Police two men answered the ad and once they arrived one of the men noticed the butt of a gun in the suspects pocket, so he made an excuse that he would have to leave to go pick up the cash.

They then notified police and officers set up a meeting with pair and took them into custody.

Both men were found with realistic looking BB guns and were committed to jail without bail.


Students facing charges for fake bomb threat at Livonia.

The school received a voice message last week warning of a bomb hidden in the school that would go off the following day.

A sweep of the school with bomb sniffing dog cleared the facility and investigators tracked down three teenagers allegedly responsible.

Investigators charged two 15 year olds and a 16 year old student with felony counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident.

The names of the suspects are being withheld due to their ages.


The blame game continues for state and federal legislators.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is blaming Republicans for the government shutdown.

On Friday Senate Democrats blocked a short term spending plan to keep the government open because it didn’t include legal protections for Dreamers.

Schumer said the White House and Congress are responsible for finding a compromise and only President Trump can end this shutdown.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is blaming the Democrats for the government shutdown.

This weekend she told “The Post Star” she was disappointed in Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for not supporting the bill that would have staved off a government shutdown.

Stefanik accused the Senators from New York of playing political games with peoples’ lives and called for an end to this.


Western New York could be in for more flooding.

A warm front moving in today will cause unseasonably warm weather for several days this week leading the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for the GLOW region and several surrounding counties.

The Watch will be in effect from early this afternoon until Tomorrow evening.

It’s expected to be warm and rainy today and tomorrow which could spell ice jam flooding for areas along creeks and rivers.

The National Weather Service has issued also a Dense Fog Advisory for the entire GLOW region, which is in effect until 10 this morning.

Dense fog will create poor visibilities of quarter mile or less, resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

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