Evening News Briefing

Written by on July 19, 2018

Ptlm Chris Lindsay with captured gator

Batavia Police are asking the public for any information about a four-foot long alligator holed up in a vacant building.
The gator was collared Monday as police were investigating a 9-1-1 hang-up call that came back to the area of 11 Lehigh Ave.
Police said the reptile was found in a makeshift aquarium inside the building. Other than the gator, there was nothing unusual and cops determined the gator was unrelated to the hang-up call.
State DEC officers took custody of the animal, which is now enjoying temporary housing in Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo.
It is illegal to possess an alligator in New York State.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man it says is armed and dangerous. Deputies say David Morgan of Wilmington, North Carolina is on the run in Geneseo. Morgan was pulled over yesterday when he allegedly threatened an officer with a gun and ran off.
A woman in the car with him is now in custody.
Morgan was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, grey baseball cap and blue jeans. If you see him, call 9-1-1 immediately.

An Oakfield woman jailed for menacing.
37 year old Jennifer Roskey is facing felony charges following a fracas last night on South Main Street in Oakfield.
State Police said Roskey was released after posting bail.


Sheriff William Sheron

Telephone scammers posing as IRS agents continue to target local residents.

Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning:

The sheriff said another popular scam targeting seniors involves a caller claiming that a grandchild has been injured or in in legal trouble and needs money.

The Muckdogs cut down Crosscutters for second night in a row. Batavia beat Williamsport 2 to 1 last night. The Muckdogs look to sweep the series tonight before returning to Batavia on Friday to begin a three game series against Mahoning Valley.

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