Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 15, 2018

Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron, Deputy Patrick Reeves, Pembroke Superintendent Matthew Calderon, and in the back row, Legislator Gordon Dibble and Legislator Shelly Stein (credit The Batavian)

School Alumni added as Lawmen in local schools.
Three Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies were selected by three local school districts for a special new assignment as a School Resource Officer.
1992 Pembroke graduate and 22-year Sheriff’s Office veteran Deputy Patrick Reeves was picked by the Pembroke Central School District…

Deputy Eric Meyer was chosen to be the SRO at Alexander.
Meyer a 3-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office has spent his entire life in the community and says he is already familiar with many of the kids and their families.

Reeves and Meyer start their new posts on September 1st.
Deputy Cory Mower a 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office was selected to be the School Resource Officer by Pavilion.

Deputy Mower will begin as an SRO for Pavilion on July 1st.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Tense few minutes as city fire crews clear a Maple Street house Fire.
The initial call came shortly before one this morning for a working structure fire at a Maple Street residence with two children thought to be inside.
It was soon learned that the children were staying at neighbors home and were safe.
City fire crews were able to race to the scene due to the close proximity of the fire station.
Batavia City Fire Captain Robert Fix credited his firefighters for quickly quelling the blaze.

An adult resident was transported to UMMC for evaluation. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

13 years for former Brockport kindergarten teacher.
31 year old Roland Yockel of Hilton was convicted of receipt of child porn last year and yesterday was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.
Yockel will also have to register as a sex offender and have 15 years of supervised release.
Homeland Security agents in Phoenix involved in an ongoing child porn probe along with New Zealand authorities were able to ID Yockel after utilizing the CHATSTEP.COM site.
His home computer and multiple devices were seized and after further investigation over 5,000 image and 247 videos were found depicting child pornography.

Batavia candy makers are expanding sweet operations.
Oliver’s Candies is moving all confectionary manufacturing to Elba.
The Elba location will also have 1000 square feet of retail space in addition to the candy making kitchens.
Retail space and food service will be expanded at the company’s Batavia location.
The move will triple Oliver’s candy making capacity


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