Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 7, 2018
Multiple Batavia burglaries land a Rochester man in lockup.
Batavia Police have arrested 49 year old Willie Dozier of Rochester following investigation into multiple liquor store burglaries around the city.
In August of last year, Dozier allegedly burglarized Mr. Wine & Liquor on Lewiston Road, then in November he allegedly targeted the Plaza Spirits on East Main Street.
Dozier was charged with two counts of third degree Burglary and two counts of Conspiracy.
He was committed without bail to the Genesee County Jail.
Structure fire in Pavilion sparked by an ATV.
Report of a structure fire at an Ellicott Street Road address in Pavilion came in around 8:30 last night.
The blaze apparently was ignited by an ATV that was recently worked on sitting inside a shop that was only 20 feet away from the residence.
Pavilion Fire Chief Dewey Murrock was on the scene…
Pavilion Fire along with crews from Stafford, Bethany, LeRoy and Alexander’s Fast Team were all activated.
Ellicott Street Road was shut down during the response.
In addition to the ATV, two tractors and another piece of farm equipment were lost.
Investigation into reported pedestrian versus car accident uncovers a suspected stupid stunt.
City Fire, Mercy EMS and Police all responded to Buell Street in Batavia late last night for report of a person being struck by a vehicle.
After conducting an initial investigation, police on scene said that the patient may not have been struck by the car after all.
Apparently the 19 year old male was acquainted with the driver and was attempting to ride the top of the vehicle or had jumped onto the vehicle.
He was taken to United Memorial Medical Center for a road rash and a possible head injury.
Investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Assault in Pavilion leads to charges for a LeRoy Man.
21 year old Michael Panepento of North Street Road is accused of causing substantial swelling, bruising and cutting after he allegedly punched another man in the head several times during an argument.
Panepento was arrested and charged with Third degree Assault following the incident on Lake Road Pavilion last month.
The victim was transported to United Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
Panepento was given an appearance ticket for Pavilion Town Court on June 5th.
LeRoy High School skeet shooters are asking lawmakers to let them keep their guns.
A bill proposed by a New York City Assemblywoman to ban shooting programs is being considered in committee.
The LeRoy High School trap shooting team spoke out against this at a recent practice.
Dozens of school programs like this across the state focus on safe and responsible gun use.
The students have started a letter writing campaign calling for lawmakers to vote against the bill.