Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 29, 2018

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until tomorrow afternoon.
The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.
The weather service advises motorists to be prepared for reduced visibility especially during tomorrow morning’s commute.

A weapons charge has now been placed against one of the defendants in a Craigslist scam.
23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a blunt force weapon.
Police say Tomlin had a realistic BB gun pistol when a would-be buyer went to answer a Craigslist ad.
Tomlin is also facing charges of conspiracy.

Adams Street man accused of damaging jail property.
23 year old Ryan Bartholomew of Batavia allegedly caused over 470 dollars’ worth of damage to an isolation cell door in the Genesee County Jail after kicking it.
He was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and released with an appearance ticket for February 8th in City Court.

Batavia Teen arrested for alleged Incident with a knife.
A 16 year old male in Batavia was charged with Menacing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child following an alleged incident last week.
The teenager was accused of threatening another male with a knife during an altercation.
The 16 year old was and given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court.
Police have withheld the suspect’s name due to his age.

Governor Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential scams when filing their taxes.
The New York State Tax Department has free tax assistance sites available to help ward off potential issues.
Cuomo says folks need to be careful when tax preparers offer “instant refunds” or “no up-front cost.”
In addition, the governor says not to be fooled by threatening phone calls or phishing emails, and to carefully protect your personal information.


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