Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 8, 2018
Man accused of threatening to shoot officers in a fiery domestic incident in Batavia.
Batavia Police were dispatched to a Domestic Incident at an upper apartment at 207 Washington Ave.
The call came in just before 9 yesterday morning and upon arrival Officers were met by, Eddie Miles Jr.
He barricaded himself and his girlfriend inside their apartment and threatened to shoot officers if they came any closer.
Neighbors were evacuated and a perimeter was established.
Officers observed smoke coming from the apartment and The Fire Department were requested to the scene.
Police helped the female victim safely exit the apartment and she was transported to UMMC to be treated for non- life threatening injuries.
Officer Marc Lawrence was on scene to see the tense situation unfold.
After approximately 10 minutes Miles Jr. walked down a ladder and was taken into custody without further incident.
He was taken to UMMC to be evaluated for injuries.
The investigation is still active and charges are pending.
Incident with Police officer on Chase Park lands a Batavia resident in lock up.
20 year old Dalton Kelley of Batavia was arrested last week on charges of Attempted Assault and Harassment following an incident on Chase Park.
Kelley was accused of striking an individual in the forehead and a police officer.
He was also charged in a separate incident with two counts of Criminal Mischief for allegedly keying two vehicles not belonging to him.
Kelley was remanded in lieu of $2,500 to the Genesee County Jail and is due back in Batavia City Court on January 11th.
Pratt road man arrested for cashing another person’s checks.
23 year old Austin Wester of Pratt Road in Batavia is facing four counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree.
Wester allegedly was in possession and cashed four separate checks belonging to another person.
He was released with an appearance ticket returnable to Batavia City Court on February 22nd.
The flu season is getting worse in Western New York.
The latest numbers from the state health department show the flu rate spiking in the region.
The flu has been widespread in the state for a month but Western New York is getting it particularly bad.
Doctors worry it could be gearing up to be a particularly nasty flu season and ask folks to take extra care to keep it from getting worse.
A short lived postseason for the Buffalo Bills after ending their 17-year drought.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated Buffalo three to ten while they were in Florida yesterday.
Bills fans cheered for their home team, despite the loss, as they returned home after waiting in the cold outside the Buffalo airport.
The Bills did better than expected according to sports analysts and if they focus on their offense they will show even promise next season.