Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 26, 2018
Dellinger Ave disturbance lands an alleged abuser behind bars.
26 year old Joseph Tornabene of Batavia was arrested after allegedly being involved in a violent domestic dispute with a female victim.
The disturbance occurred at a lower apartment at a Dellinger Ave address in the city on Friday morning.
Tornabene was accused of punching the woman in the face and forcibly taking her phone to prevent her from calling 911 for help.
He was also allegedly in violation of a protection order.
Tornabene was jailed on charges of Assault, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Criminal Mischief and Robbery.
He is being held in lieu of $2,500.
A Byron man is behind bars following a poor probation check.
22 year old Jacob Russell of Walkers Corner Road was subject to a probation check at his residence last Thursday in which officers allegedly found him in possession of a switchblade knife and five pot smoking devices containing drugs.
Russell was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon with a Previous Conviction along with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and was committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Sex Offender in Pembroke busted for allegedly failing to report a change of address.
According to deputies, 41 year old Daniel King failed to register a change of address within a 10 day period.
He was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
Tracy Ave man hit with charges after dog bit another resident.
41 year old Scott Larnder of Batavia was arrested and charged with Owning a Vicious Dog and for keeping them without a license.
Earlier this month Larnder’s dog allegedly bit another individual at his upper apartment on Tracy Ave.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on April 3rd.
State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is expected to run for Congress.
Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter passed away earlier this month after serving Western New York for more than three-decades.
“The Democrat and Chronicle” reported yesterday that Morelle, a Democrat, is gearing up to run for the open seat.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi honored Slaughter’s memory at her funeral on Friday.
The state attorney general’s office is investigating the research arm of an Albany based organization that some say is a cult.
“The Times Union” says the Ethical Science Foundation associated with Nxivm allegedly sponsored studies in brain activity and human behavior without any oversight.
A justice with the state Supreme Court recently ordered all research documentation be turned over.