Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 29, 2019
While the special Thanksgiving holiday DWI enforcement effort continues across the state and region this weekend the detail has already netted results for local lawmen.
30 year old Sean Crowe of Cook Road in Bergen is charged with a felony count of DWI for having a previous conviction in last 10 years, along with a count for having an Uninspected Vehicle after being stopped by Sheriff’s Deputies just after midnight last night on South Lake Ave in Bergen.
Crowe was released with an appearance ticket for Bergen Town Court on December 4th.
A multi-agency Orleans County Wide DWI Saturation Patrol was hosted by the Albion Police Department from 9pm until 3am which resulted in 3 DWI arrests, 6 drug related arrests, 21 tickets and a total of 76 traffic stops.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, the City of Batavia and the Village of LeRoy Police Departments are all continuing their statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts through the weekend until December 1st.
County Jail inmate arrested after repeated violations.
46 year old Daniel Wolfe of Liberty Street was arrested following an incident Monday night at the Genesee County Jail.
Wolfe was accused of violating a court order of protection by calling a protected party multiple times while housed in the County Jail and was hit with a count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree.
He is scheduled to appear in Batavia City Court on December 10th.
Bail reform going into effect has judicial officials shuffling court dates to expedite eligible inmates for release.
Beginning in January, nearly everyone charged with non-violent crimes will be released. The bail reform measure impacts nearly half of all inmates in the County Jail.
In anticipation of those changes, they’re being given new court dates to determine whether they should get out of jail before the end of the year.
Starting in 2020, inmates being held on misdemeanors and some felonies won’t be required to post bail. The law is retroactive, so those locked up for similar crimes now must also be freed.
Whether it’s for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing some shopping in the coming days.
And with that in mind, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection has some tips.
If you’re buying a so-called “big ticket” item, take a look at the warranty and check your financing options before purchase.
If you’re getting someone a gift card, make sure the packaging and security seals are intact and always read the fine print to see if there are any hidden fees or restrictions.
Finally, if you’re shopping online, take the necessary steps to keep your personal information safe and only shop when connected to a secure network.
The Buffalo Bills certainly have the attention of the rest of the NFL after a huge win in front of a national audience.
Quarterback Josh Allen threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Bills dominated the Dallas Cowboys in a 26 to 15 win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas yesterday.
It was the first Thanksgiving Day appearance for the Bills since 1994.
Buffalo is now at nine-and-three on the season and sits in second place in the AFC East.
Up next for the Bills is a home game December 8th against the Baltimore Ravens.