Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 12, 2020
Batavia Police are reporting the arrest of 18 year old Adrian Laird of Hutchins Street in the City on a count of Rape in the second degree.
The incident allegedly occurred at a lower Hutchins Street apartment on January 10th of this year.
Laird was taken into custody and arraigned in Batavia City Court yesterday where he was released with conditions of the court.
Laird was directed to reappear in City Court on Thursday morning.
Pringle Ave drug pusher busted by Batavia PD.
61 year old Gregory Seppe of Batavia is facing counts of Burglary and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he allegedly pushed his way into a State Street residence on Saturday attempting to sell drugs.
According to reports Seppe refused to leave after being asked multiple times by the tenants.
Seppe was subsequently released with appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court on Thursday morning.
Darien woman faces felony DWI for driving over twice the legal limit.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped 32 year old Tanya Captain in Alexander following investigation into an incident on Pike Road in Batavia.
Captain was charged with Aggravated DWI for recording a Blood Alcohol Content of .18 percent or higher along with Criminal Mischief with intent to damage property and failing to stop at a stop sign.
Captain is due back in Batavia Town Court on February 27th.
A Washington Ave woman arrested for endangerment.
City Police took 31 year old Alexis Finnin of Batavia into custody on a count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child following investigation into an incident at an East Main Street address back in September of last year.
Finnin was accused of being intoxicated to the point she was not able to supervise a five year old child and subjected the child to a risk of physical, mental and moral harm.
Finnin was released with an appearance ticket for City Court.
The list of candidates looking to fill the empty 27th Congressional District seat is now a bit smaller.
State Senator Robert Ortt announced yesterday he’s dropping out of the race.
The North Tonawanda lawmaker had been seeking the Republican nomination that eventually went to fellow State Senator Chris Jacobs.
Ortt also tried to get the backing of the Conservative Party, but came up short.
The 27th District seat has been open since last year following the resignation of ex-Congressman Chris Collins.
A special election is set for April 28th.
The Buffalo Sabres have won two out of their last three games following a victory at home.
Marcus Johansson, Sam Reinhart and Conor Sheary all scored in Buffalo’s three-to-two win over the Detroit Red Wings at KeyBank Center last night.
Buffalo goalie Carter Hutton had 27 saves and has won three of his last four starts.
The Sabres next play on Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.