Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 30, 2018
Blood spilt in Elba lands a Batavia man in lock up.
Reports of violence have reached into the usually peaceful Village of Elba following a stabbing on Church Street.
Deputies have arrested 42 year old Lamont Crimes of North Street in Batavia for First Degree Assault for allegedly stabbing another man with a knife on Memorial Day.
An altercation on Church Street in Elba led to the alleged stabbing according to authorities however Deputies wouldn’t say what started the fight.
Crimes was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
The south side of Batavia is still reeling from the fatal stabbing two weeks ago with a ward meeting scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 in the St. Anthony’s Community Center on Liberty Street with Ward 5 Councilwoman Kathy Briggs and city police.
City Council offers support to BDC without a funding guarantee.
Former City Councilman Pier Cipollone and current president of the Batavia Development Corporation, was seeking a five-year funding commitment for the agency from council at last night’s council meeting.
Cipollone said without long term support by council, recruiting a new executive director will prove to be difficult.
The Batavia City Council is willing to lend moral support to the economic development agency so long as it is not obligated to continue funding it for another five years.
BDC President Pier Cipollone…
The executive director’s position has been vacant since the resignation a month ago of Julie Pacatte.
Cippolone cited the agency’s track record of attracting state and federal grants, stating that for every $1 invested in the BDC the city has over $30 returned in public and private investment.
Batavia drug dealer takes plea deal for reduced prison sentence.
36 year old Jonathan Hoges appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday morning where he pled guilty to a single count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Hoges was arrested last August after he was accused selling crack cocaine to a Drug Task Force Agent on two occasions.
He was previously convicted on a similar drug charge in 2015 and was deemed a second felony offender.
The plea deal resulted in a determinate four year prison sentence to be followed by two years post release supervision.
An AMBER Alert is canceled for an Upstate toddler who’s still missing.
Wayne County deputies say 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon has been missing for two weeks.
His mother Selena Hidalgo-Calderon was found last week buried on a Sodus farm.
Deputies are searching a wooded area they think Owen’s body might be in.
They say the mother’s boyfriend admitted to burying her but said he didn’t kill her.