Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 26, 2018
Ellicott Street resident jailed for strangulation and child endangerment.
20 year old Manuel Mendoza-Stymus of Ellicott Street in Batavia was arrested following report of an altercation at an apartment on Ellicott Street in the city.
Mendoza-Stymus was accused of choking another individual, holding them down and taking their cellphone away as they attempted to call for police assistance in the altercation which allegedly occurred Friday night.
The scene allegedly played out in front of a 5 month old child.
He was charged with Strangulation, Criminal Mischief, Unlawful Imprisonment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Mendoza-Stymus was remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail.
Fire crews rescue dog from a Christmas day fire on Maple Street.
Report of a structure fire at 10 Maple Street in the city came in shortly after 6 o’clock yesterday evening.
Batavia City Fire responded with 2 alarms and found one occupant in one of the three apartments sleeping.
The occupant informed the fire crews there was possibly a dog in the apartment in question…
City Fire Captain Marty Hinz…
The pit bull named Sadie is reportedly doing fine.
The fire appears to have started from a space heater, however no structural damage was sustained to the residence.
Occupants on the affected fire floor may need to find temporary housing while the damage is repaired.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
A Homeless woman in Rochester picked up on multiple warrants by Police in Batavia.
21 year old Kiha McNear who is listed as homeless in Batavia was located in Rochester and was taken into custody on three warrants stemming from three separate incidents.
She was charged with Harassment with physical contact, Criminal Contempt for disobeying a court ordered mandate and on a Bench Warrant for failing to appear in City Court.
McNear was released with appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court in January.
Man accused of abducting a 14 year old girl from Byron hit with additional charges of grand larceny.
22 year old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo was arrested Friday morning, by Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for Grand Larceny and Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The charge stems from investigation into the incident last month where Torres-Acevedo allegedly abducted a 14 year old girl in Byron leading to an Amber alert.
Torres-Acevedo is accused of stealing a vehicle from a residence on College View Drive in the same incident.
He has been jailed without bail in the Genessee County Jail.
New York has the highest number of pay phones in the United States.
The FCC says as of 2016, there were fewer than 100-thousand pay phones in the country.
Of that number, more than 20-thousand of them were located in New York.
North Dakota was found to have the fewest number of pay phones.
The partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.
Yesterday, President Trump said the shutdown will continue until an agreement is reached on money for a border wall.
The president is asking Congress for billions of dollars for the project.
But Democratic leaders, including New York Senator Chuck Schumer, say that’s not going to happen.