Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 28, 2020
City Police and Genesee County Lawmen are working together in search of a suspect who carved a path of destruction through Batavia this weekend.
The police pursuit began late Saturday night following the theft of a Spectrum Cable truck.
BPD spotted the truck and attempted to stop it when the driver took off on Charles Street and plowed through several backyards of homes damaging fences and vehicles.
The chase then went onto Oak Street and still more damage before the suspect ditched the truck and fled on foot. He’s described as a white male with long hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black back pack.
Batavia woman arrested for fighting at GCASA.
33 year old Jennifer Stack of South Main Street was arrested by City Police following report that she allegedly struck another subject multiple times while at the GCASA headquarters on East Main Street in Batavia earlier this month.
Stack was charged with a count of second degree Harassment and is scheduled to appear in City Court on February 4th.
An Oakfield woman arrested for endangerment.
30 year old Ashley Quintern of Pearl Street Oakfield was arrested by Batavia Police last Friday morning following an alleged incident on Ross Street in the City where Quintern was accused of leaving her two children without supervision for about an hour and a half.
She was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was issued an appearance ticket for February 4th.
Three busted for Petit Larceny by Batavia PD.
59 year old Robert Strollo of East Main Street was arrested for allegedly shoving merchandise from Family Dollar into his pockets and attempting to walk out of the store.
30 year old Nateeka Gibson of Tracy Ave was charged for allegedly stealing from the Kwick-Fill on Jackson Street and 29 year old Albion resident Phillip Byford Jr. was charged twice for two instances in which he allegedly stole food and beer from the Speedway on West Main Street last Friday.
All three were given appearance tickets for City Court in February.
Budget hearings are underway in Albany, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are asking for more input in the process.
Typically, the final budget is worked out between the governor and leaders of the Senate and Assembly.
Now, a bill has been introduced that would require two-thirds of the Legislature to approve any tax increases.
A second measure would make it mandatory that budget bills only focus on the state’s finances.
Governor Cuomo says he’d like to see things like recreational marijuana legalization and a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers discussed in this year’s budget process.
For the first time in 10 days, the Buffalo Sabres will be playing a game tonight.
They’re hosting the Ottawa Senators at KeyBank Center, where nine of Buffalo’s next 10 contests will be played.
Jeff Skinner could return to the lineup for the Sabres after suffering an upper body injury last month.
Faceoff for tonight’s game is set for 7 p.m.