Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 23, 2018
Two arrested for alleged threats in an early morning incident.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports that two men in their 50’s were arrested in an area just north of the thruway in Batavia after allegedly threatening an individual.
52 year old Kevin Fossum and 50 year old Charles Beach Sr. were taken into custody yesterday morning outside an address on Route 63 after the county’s Emergency Response Team was called to the scene.
The pair is accused of making threats to an individual over the phone then making their way to the person’s residence in Alabama where they continued threatening the individual while reportedly in possession of weapons.
Lawmen shutdown a section of Lewiston Road and put a shelter in place for residents while the two were being apprehended.
Both men were taken into custody without incident and charged with Menacing while Fossum was additionally charged with Aggravated Harassment.
Fossum is being held in lieu of $7,500 and bail for Beach was set at $5,000.
LeRoy resident arrested for larceny in a sale from a social media site.
Deputies arrested 31 year old Jesse Qutermous of North Street on charges of Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny following a complaint of a fraudulent credit card purchase.
Qutermous was accused of using someone’s bank credit card without permission to make a payment over Facebook messenger last month.
He was released with an appearance ticket for November 12th in Batavia Town Court.
With just two weeks until Election Day, Governor Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro will hold their first debate today in New York City.
Both campaigns have been trading barbs in the media, with Molinaro accusing Cuomo of being afraid of a one-on-one battle.
Cuomo previously offered Molinaro the chance to hold a debate on the radio this past weekend.
The other third-party candidates in the governor’s race will not be involved.
Polls show Cuomo with a significant lead over Molinaro in his bid to win a third term.
The Buffalo Bills say they’re sticking with Derek Anderson as the team’s quarterback.
The recently signed veteran struggled in the team’s 37 to 5 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday, throwing three interceptions.
Rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who Anderson was brought in to mentor, is still being treated for an elbow injury he suffered October 14th.
The Bills host the New England Patriots on Monday night.
Sidewalk replacement on Union Street.
Beginning this week the Master’s Edge Concreter Company will be performing partial sidewalk replacement on the west side of Union Street between Richmond Avenue and Oak Street.
This sidewalk work should be completed within two weeks.