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Written by on March 20, 2018

Orleans County officers bust an Illegal Alien housing an illegal cache of weapons.
Investigation by the Orleans Major Felony Crime Task Force has ended with the arrest of an illegal alien and the seizure of an illegal arsenal.
32 year old Gregario Salinas-Guzman was arrested last Thursday as Task Force members executed a search warrant at his Alps Road residence in the Town of Yates.
He was charged with felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and of a Firearm along with felony counts for Criminal Possession of Forged Instruments.
Officers seized a rifle, a defaced .22 caliber handgun, two shotguns and numerous forged documents.
Salinas-Guzman was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail and is expected back in court today.
The investigation was assisted by officers of Homeland Security along with the Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Salinas-Guzman because of his illegal status in the States.

Alleged stabbing lands a State Street woman in lock up.
27 year old Elizabeth Grattan of Batavia was accused of using a steak knife to stab someone during an altercation at a Lewis Place address in the city last Friday.
She was arrested and charged with second degree Assault with a deadly weapon and with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Grattan was arraigned in Batavia City Court and committed to the Genesee County Jail to await her next appearance.

Bishop Richard Malone is expected to release the names of all priests in the Buffalo Diocese who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse involving children.
This comes after mounting pressure for the Buffalo diocese to be more transparent.
The diocese has traditionally refused to release the names in the past.
Malone is expected to disclose the information today.
A former St. Mary’s priest in Batavia for 12 years beginning in 1991 denied allegations he molested 3 people during his time with the buffalo diocese.
Rev. Donald Becker now of Florida and suffering from Parkinson’s disease retired in 2003 due to medical reasons.
Two of the men who spoke to the Buffalo News said they were teens when they encountered Becker the other said he was 9 years old.
Det. Eric Hill said no criminal complaints against Becker in the city of Batavia have been filed and no investigations are ongoing.

Washington Ave man jailed for alleged imprisonment.
Batavia Police were called to investigate an incident at a Washington Ave residence on St. Patrick’s day afternoon.
Their investigation ended with the arrest of 21 year old Moises Garza Jr. of Batavia on charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Unlawful Imprisonment.
Garza was accused of preventing an individual from leaving a room at the residence and of putting his hands around their throat and squeezing.
Garza was committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.


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