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Written by on November 16, 2018

Walnut Street man jailed for possessing a stolen gun.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of a Walnut Street resident after he allegedly tossed a handgun out of a vehicle during a traffic stop.
19 year old TeeSean Ayala of Batavia was subject to a traffic stop Washington Avenue yesterday afternoon following a report of a suspected vehicle that was linked to prior criminal activity in the area.
The vehicle pulled into a driveway of a home and police witnessed the occupant drop a weapon out of the window.
Sgt. Andrew Hale describes the scene…

Ayala was reportedly in possession of the handgun which had a defaced serial number all while being accompanied by his 14 year old brother who was taken in for questioning.
Ayala was charged with felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd and 3rd degree, along with Unlawful possession of Marijuana, and having an Obstructed License Plate.
He was ordered to be held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Kindness to Sheriff’s K9 fund could bring in two top dogs to Genesee County.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says they have received a wealth of support for their K-9 fund following the recent death of beloved K-9 Destro.
According to Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster the financial support may be enough to purchase and train two dogs…

Brewster who appeared on WBTA’s “Main and Center” program yesterday added that the Sheriff’s Office is already looking at a dog to purchase and is hopeful to have the deputy dog trained and out on the beat by the end of June.

A Perry teen is facing a disturbing charge.
Police say 18 year old Gavin Harkins set an acquaintance’s dog on fire with a lighter.
The animal’s fur ended up getting burned.
Harkins was arraigned and released.
He’s due back in court next month.

Anyone traveling southeast of Genesee is encouraged to use extra caution this morning.
The Livingston County Sheriff has issued a Travel Advisory for all of Livingston County for the morning commute.
Due to the snow covered roads the Sheriff issued this advisory that will remain in effect until 8:30 this morning.
The Travel Advisory does not mean roads are closed, but drivers are encouraged to slow your vehicles down and travel cautiously and to yield to the plows while they clear roads.

A Buffalo Democrat says he’s not planning to support Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the House.
Twenty-sixth District Congressman Brian Higgins tells The Buffalo News he believes House Democrats need new leadership and doesn’t think Pelosi can provide it.
Since the summer, Higgins has spoken out against Pelosi after she ignored an infrastructure improvement package he helped propose.
The new Congress is set to convene January 3rd.

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