Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 15, 2019
Unsecured firearms lead to felony for a Wyoming County Man.
59 year old Gregory Miller of Pike was arrested by Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies after being called to a residence in the Town of Pike for an unrelated matter.
As Wyoming County Child Protective Services were following up on an unrelated matter at the residence, an assisting Deputy on scene observed several loaded long guns and a loaded .357 revolver in plain view.
The unsecured and loaded firearms were reportedly in an area that was accessible to children.
After being questioned Miller admitted that he did not have a permit for the pistol and was charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a firearm.
He was ultimately issued an appearance ticket for Pike Town Court.
Seasonal Deputies wanted for the upcoming summer concert series.
As the number of seasonal deputies working the summer concerts at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center has doubled in recent years the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking some additional officers to offset the seasonal demand for deputies.
Sheriff William Sheron told Public Service Committee members at their meeting Monday that he needs a bigger pool of qualified deputies to draw from to ensure adequate staffing for each event.
Adding the part time officers would bring no additional cost to the county as the cost is offset by fees paid by the concert venue for security.
Seasonal deputies must be sworn peace officers and must live in Genesee County.
The sheriff is preparing for 20 to 25 concerts at Darien Lake and another 10 at Batavia Downs.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Local football fans can expect a new stadium for the Blue Devils come football season.
It looks as if the Batavia Blue Devils’ new stadium is on schedule for the start of the football season this fall.
New turf has been laid and stands erected as workers prepare for the oval track around the field to be installed.
The new stadium which replaces the 70 year old Van Detta Stadium, is part of a $27 million district-wide capital improvement project approved by voters two years ago that includes upgrades at all three school campuses.
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Motor Vehicles are preparing for the 20th Annual “Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign.
The statewide campaign, which runs from May 20th to June 2, raises awareness about the importance of wearing seat belts.
During the enforcement period, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will use marked and unmarked vehicles, checkpoints, and roving details to patrol for unbelted drivers and front-seat passengers.
Law enforcement will also make sure children are properly restrained.
In New York, police can lawfully ticket motorists for not wearing a seat belt even if they are not committing any other traffic infractions.