Weekend News Briefing

Written by on February 1, 2020

Batavia Police are reporting the arrest of 24 year old Daniel J. Lewis following investigation into an incident on Bank Street in the City back on the night of New Year’s Eve of this year.
Lewis, who has not permanent address listed in Batavia, allegedly approached another person, grabbed them while menacing them with a knife and demanded they hand over their property.
The victim in the attack was reportedly uninjured, however Lewis was locked up and is now facing counts of Attempted Robbery in the first degree, Menacing in the second and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third.
Lewis is currently being held in the Genesee County Jail pending his next court appearance.

An Attica woman arrested after nearly striking a Sheriff Deputy’s patrol car.
37 year old Tamera Beitz of North Pearl Street was arrested on counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired by Drugs, along with both vehicle and traffic violations after investigation into an incident in Bethany back in November of last year.
Beitz was allegedly impaired by drugs when she nearly struck a Sheriff Deputy’s vehicle on Bethany Center Road.
She was issued an appearance ticket for February 13th in Town Court.

Nate McMurray is getting another boost in his bid to represent the 27th Congressional District.
He’s earned the endorsement of the Erie County Democratic Committee ahead of a special election in April.
McMurray came up short in his first bid to represent the area in Washington when he narrowly lost to ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins.
He left office last year after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.
Republicans have chosen Chris Jacobs as their party’s nominee.

Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian will be hosting a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday.
Christian would like to discuss progress of the Crime Task Force and opportunities to organize a neighborhood group to design and improve resident’s safety.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Board Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall with the City Manager and both City Police and Fire Chiefs to be in attendance.


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