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Written by WBTA STAFF on February 13, 2018
Nunda Police report a chilling case of child abuse against an infant.
Investigators from the Nunda Police Department in Livingston County are calling it “a horrific case of child abuse” referring to a two month old baby boy who was allegedly beaten severely by his father.
35 year old Brock Hyde of Nunda, has been arrested and charged with felony counts of Assault and Reckless Assault of a Child for the alleged abuse.
Nunda Police Chief Jeff Wilcox,
The child also sustained dual eye retinal hemorrhages, fluid and swelling on the brain along with a broken bone in their foot.
The child was released to foster care.
Hyde who is a parolee from August of 2014 was committed to the Livingston County jail pending arraignment this morning.
Two Batavia men busted with drugs Wyoming County.
Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped 32 year old Ian Leblanc-Chatt and his passenger 39 year old Jason Giuliani, both of Batavia, on State Route 19 in Middlebury Sunday.
Deputies allegedly found Giuliani in possession of 60 bags of heroin and Leblanc-Chatt in possession of two bags of heroin, Suboxone and three hypodermic syringes.
Leblanc-Chatt was also accused of driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs.
Giuliani was arrested on a felony drug count and jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Leblanc-Chatt was charged with DWAI by drugs and was released to a family member.
Both men are due back in court on March 26th.
Livingston County Woman accused of taking benefits from a cancer patient.
32 year old Patty Wilkins of Nunda was arrested and charged with 4 counts of Petit Larceny during an investigation into a Scheme to Defraud case stemming from a benefit last November.
Wilkins allegedly set up a benefit for a cancer victim in Nunda and pocketed a few hundred dollars from the event after promising to give out prizes to winners which she never did.
She was released with appearance tickets.
Governor Cuomo is trying to help low-income kids get the flu shot.
Yesterday he proposed legislation that encourages pharmacists to enroll in the state’s vaccine for children program.
If passed, those older than two-years-old and younger than 19 who meet certain criteria would be eligible for a free flu shot.
The state’s commissioner of health says more folks are taking this flu season seriously this year and getting the shot.