Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 28, 2018

Redfield community practicing patience with Pillar repairs.
Pricey Repairs to the Redfield Pillars will be considered for next years’ budget.
A request to fund repair the Redfield pillars was again raised during Monday night’s Council meeting.
The project which is being considered as a capital expenditure for 2019 has a price tag of approximately $60,000.
Councilman Bob Bialkowski says the City should pony up on the repairs…

Council President Jankowski made sure that the topic would be a priority discussion when deciding the city budget for 2019.

Pennsylvania resident jailed after repeatedly lying to law enforcement about his identity.
36 year old Ernest Smith of Philadelphia was taken into custody last night at Darien Lake for Criminal Trespassing and False Personation.
Once Ernest arrived back at the Genesee County Jail he allegedly told officers his name was Calvin Smith the third and forged the same fake name on documentation.
Smith was jailed on charges of Forgery and Falsifying Business Records both in the second degree.
His bail was set at $25,000.

Crash in Pavilion leads to four felony counts under Leandra’s Law.
23 year old Rachael Lochner of Rochester is indicted on four counts of Aggravated DWI a Class E felony.
Lochner allegedly crashed into two fences, two vehicles and a building in the Town of Pavilion in April.
She was found to be intoxicated over twice the legal limit and was allegedly accompanied by four children under the age of 15.
A fifth count was included in the indictment for allegedly having a Blood Alcohol Content of .18 percent or more at the time.

Drunk driving on a Darien Lake sidewalk lands a Stafford man in lock up.
54 year old Carl Altman of Clipnock Road was arrested and charged with Felony DWI’s along with Driving a Motor Vehicle on a Sidewalk for allegedly driving in a densely populated pedestrian area of the Darien Lake Theme Park.
He was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail and is expected back in Darien Town Court on July 19th.

Collaboration coming together for a teen center in the city.
The United Way, City Youth Bureau, and the YMCA are coming together to create Teen City a designated teen center for Genesee County.
Erik Fix the Executive Director for United Way is looking to open the center this fall…

United Way of Genesee County supported 20 non-profit agencies this past year allocating $225,000.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, along with City of Batavia and the Village of LeRoy Police Departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving for the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on Wednesday July 4th and will end on Sunday July 8th.

Trumbull Parkway may be subject to paving operations today.
Trumbull is scheduled to be closed to all traffic today from 7am to 5pm for cold milling the paving work between East Main and East Ave.
As usual as with paving operations the work is weather dependent.

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