Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 19, 2018
Batavia police nab two local men for allegedly conducting a scam on Craigslist.
They are identified as 23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Avenue, Batavia and 19 year old Quamane Santiago of Main Rd., Stafford.
Batavia Police Assistant Chief Todd Crossett tells WBTA the pair posted a ad on Craigslist to sell a truck.
Trouble is, they there was no truck. It was a scam to lure in potential buyers with cash.
Crossett tells WBTA that two people answered the ad
Police said Santiago and Tomlin were found to be possession with realistic looking B-B guns. The two were jailed without bail.
Seven people were rounded up in Genesee County by federal agents looking for suspected or convicted foreign nationals.
The seven were taken into custody in Batavia, Elba, Byron and Bergen.
No names were given and no other details were provided.
The arrests came over a five-day period and was carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents throughout Western New York.
A total of 46 suspected illegals were arrested in thr regional sweep.
State Police have arrested a civilian employee at Attica Correctional for allegedly having an affair with an inmate.
53 year old Joann Thompson of Wyoming is charged with Official Misconduct and Sexual Abuse.
Governor Cuomo says there’s been a drastic rise in flu cases in New York over the past week with more than 16-hundred people hospitalized because of it. That’s the highest number since the State Health Department began tracking influenza in 2004. Flu cases were up 54-percent last week with new cases diagnosed in all 62 counties. Cuomo is urging New Yorkers ages six months and up to get vaccinated, if they haven’t done so already.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she’ll remain Governor Cuomo’s running mate. There had been talk about her challenging Congressman Chris Collins this November.
There had also been talk about Hochul being replaced on the ticket by Rochester’s Mayor Lovely Warren.