Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 29, 2018
Local lawmen ramp up Halloween crackdown with DWI arrests rolling in.
58 year old Jeffery Young of Batavia was stopped and taken into custody by State Police out of Batavia on a number of charges after allegedly driving over hazard markings on Oak Street in the city.
He is facing a Felony count of DWI for having a prior conviction within the past 10 years and was released with an appearance ticket for City Court
Saturday night Deputies in Genesee County stopped 30 year old Jordan Edenholm of Pembroke for speeding down Route 63 in Batavia.
Edenholm was arrested for DWI and given an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on November 22nd.
State Police have increased patrols to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween beginning Friday, October 26th through Thursday, November 1st.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Batavia and LeRoy Police departments will be participating in a Stop DWI Halloween crackdown enforcement effort which starts tomorrow October 30th and ends on Sunday November 4th.
Walmart employee arrested after throwing a fit in Clarence.
State Police out of Clarence responded to a report of an irate Walmart employee causing a disturbance at the Clarence Walmart Saturday.
Investigation revealed a 17 year old female employee became angry over a job assignment and as the dispute escalated she began knocking over merchandise and harassing other employees.
The employee refused to comply with Troopers responding to the incident and was subsequently pepper sprayed and arrested.
No injuries were reported.
The teen is now facing charges of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and harassment.
She was released with an appearance for Clarence Court at a later date.
State Police out of Albion report local convenience stores cited for sale of alcohol to minors.
Albion Troopers conducted a detail of eight retail stores throughout Orleans County to check their compliance regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.
Troopers observed cashiers at four area stores selling beer to an underage individual without properly checking for identification beforehand.
Four cashiers were arrested for failing to properly check for identification according to the State’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Crosby employees, 28 year old Brittany Cole of Kendall and 27 year old Charles Andrews of Albion were arrested along with Murray’s Superette cashier, 20 year old Ruth Young-Powley of Albion and 20 year old Dylan Bader of Albion who works at JP’s Farm Market in Holley.
All four are expected to appear in their respective courts in November.
With just over a week until Election Day, there’s a new poll out in the 27th Congressional District race.
According to the New York Times and Siena College, incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Collins has a four point lead over Democrat Nate McMurray.
Thirteen percent of those surveyed say they’re still undecided.
Experts originally didn’t expect the battle to be close, but that changed when Collins was arrested in August on federal charges.
The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots are renewing their rivalry tonight.
They’ll be doing battle at New Era Field for Monday Night Football.
Buffalo is expected to have running back LeSean McCoy in the lineup.
Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski traveled with his teammates to Western New York, but it’s not clear if he’ll play after missing last week’s game with a back injury.
Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. tonight.
Leaf collection begins today.
Citywide leaf collection starts today and will continue until November 30th.
Residents can rake leaves to the parkway, but do not place in the street.
Residents of State Routes are requested to keep leaves clear of the roadway.