Morning News Briefing

Written by on October 24, 2018

The Batavia Police Department is investigating a burglary at Chesley’s Auto Service & Tire.
The incident occurred Monday night at approximately 7 pm.
The suspect reportedly walked through the parking lot of Miss Batavia and then smashed out a window near the rear of the Chesley’s building before entering.
Lawmen say items were stolen however they would not elaborate due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact the confidential tip line 345-6370.

Alleged assault lands a Hutchins Place resident in lock up.
City Police arrested 24 year old Ronnie Calloway following investigation into a disturbance at a Hutchins Place address early yesterday morning.
Calloway was arrested on a single count of assault in the third degree and was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Sodus police are still on the hunt for a double homicide suspect.
They say the gunman shot and killed 28 year old Joshua Niles and 24 year old Amber Washburn on Carlton Street Monday afternoon.
According to the Times of Wayne County, Washburn’s five year old son was in the car when she was murdered, but wasn’t hurt.
Deputies say they don’t believe this was a random crime.
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and green hat.
If you have any information, call police right away.

City Police participating in the DEA’s 2018 National Drug Take-Back initiative.
The event will be held on Saturday October 27th in the rear parking lot of the Batavia Police Department between 10 AM and 2 PM.
Citizens can turn in their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.
Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, and flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them away are both potential safety and health hazards.

A Memorial Tribute for K-9 Destro is happening this afternoon.
The Sheriff’s Office is hosting the event to honor the K9 Destro who recently passed from a short battle with cancer.
It’s going on from 3 to 7 pm in the large conference room at the Sheriff’s Office on Park Road in Batavia.
All are welcome to attend and share their stories about Destro.

A man who was once one of the most powerful politicians in New York State is expected to be sentenced today.
Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos could be spending years behind bars after being convicted for a second time on corruption charges.
The first guilty verdict against Skelos and his son Adam was thrown out following a Supreme Court ruling.
Skelos was convicted for using his position to get his son “no-show” jobs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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