Evening News Brief

Written by on October 12, 2021

A Raymond Ave. couple has been arrested on several charges accusing them of illegal drug sales in the city of Batavia.
32 year old Cecilia Tina Rodriquez and 28 year old Herbert Gennis III, both of Raymond Ave., were arrested today. The investigation, by the Genesee County Drug Task Force, began with a search warrant conducted last August 16y. Police said drugs and a firearm were located during that search. Both were charged with low grade felonies and misdemeanors and were issued court appearance tickets.


While they’re currently not authorized for use on kids, area pediatricians are already working on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to their patients. Pfizer has asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of its vaccine on kids between the ages of five and 12 and that could happen in a few weeks. Counties would then be in charge of deciding who would be able to give those shots and it’s likely doctor’s offices will be on that list. It’s also possible that mass immunization sites will need to open to meet demand for the vaccine.

An Attica prison corrections officer was stabbed in the chest by an inmate serving time for murder.
The guard was not critically injured despite being stabbed multiple times with a metal object. Two other officers had to step in to break up the assault. The officer was leading the prisoner out of this cell at the time.
The officer was treated at ECMC for a cut to the upper chest and an injury to his ankle. He remains unable to return to work.

From the Bad Boys & Girls report:
32-year-old Rae Cook of Batavia has been arrested for assault after allegedly stabbing another person in then neck during an argument.
The fracas was reported on Fisher Park in Batavia earlier this month and just made public by Batavia Police. Cook was locked up $5,000 bail.

18-year-old Marcos Velazquez of Batavia is charged with smashing out the windows of a car with a baseball bat. Police say the incident occurred following a fight with Velazquez’ sister. He was given a court appearance ticket.

A sure sign of Halloween approaching. Rolling Hills Asylum in Bethany is now open and offering guided tours almost every night. The building had served as a poor farm dating back to the 1800s and as mental facility till the 1970s. Many believe the place is haunted. If you would like to visit you can buy tickets at the Rolling Hills website.

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