Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 23, 2019
Chestnut Street man jailed without bail for alleged drug use and choking.
Batavia Police report the arrest of 45 year old Robert Gerety of Chestnut Street in the city after he was picked up on warrant out of City Court.
Gerety failed to appear earlier this month on vehicle and traffic charges and was initially collard last Thursday following investigation into a disturbance at a Chestnut Street address.
Following investigation into the incident Gerety was accused of violating an order of protection and choking a female acquaintance.
He was charged with Criminal Contempt and Obstruction of Breathing and upon his arrest he was allegedly found in possession of a crack pipe and was additionally charged with Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia.
He was ultimately jailed without bail and is expected back in Batavia City Court on May 9th.
Vine Street woman jailed without bail for assaulting someone with a knife.
City Police have arrested 33 year old Latoya Jackson of Vine Street following investigation into a physical disturbance call at an upper apartment at a Vine Street address.
Jackson was accused of cutting a male subject with a knife and was charged with Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
She was remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail to await her next court appearance.
Batavia man convicted of viewing child porn at a public library is arrested for trespassing.
55 year old Robert Richmond of Columbia Ave has been arrested and charged with a trespassing violation for allegedly entering the United Memorial Medical Center to use their restroom after he was previously advised that he was not welcome on the property.
Last week Richmond pleaded guilty in federal court to access with intent to view child pornography after he was caught viewing child porn at the Richmond Memorial Library.
He was processed and released with an appearance ticket for City Court on April 30th.
Governor Cuomo has signed off on legislation banning single-use plastic bags in New York.
The new law will go into effect starting in March of 2020 and counties or cities will also be permitted to charge a five-cent fee for single-use paper bags.
Cuomo says it’s a significant step to reduce pollution and protect fish and wildlife.
New York joins California and Hawaii as the only states where single-use plastic bags are banned.
Wegmans says it’s getting rid of getting rid of plastic bags by the end of the year.
The popular grocery store chain wants to help customers transition to reusable bags before a new state law kicks in next March.
Wegmans says the change could end up eliminating a lot of plastic packaging waste in the coming years.
It has also started a “Zero Waste” program in several stores to help the environment.