Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 5, 2018
Police Pursuit in Byron leads to Missing Gun Alert.
Two suspects have been taken via ambulance to the United Memorial Medical Center following a police chase that ended in the area of Route 262 and Bank Street Road in Byron.
Law Enforcement were on the scene this morning looking for a suspect who fled on foot following a car chase.
Officers issued a missing “gun alert” after discovering an ammunition clip in the suspect’s vehicle without a corresponding firearm.
According to our news partner the Batavian, one of the suspects was reported to have been throwing up blood apparently from several stomach surgeries.
Just before 4:30 this morning Medics were called to the scene to evaluate the first suspect and a second patient who had been bitten by a dog.
Both were taken to the hospital for injuries and the two suspects are in believed to be custody.
Currently it isn’t known what prompted the initial chase.
The windstorms across Western New York knocked out power for tens of thousands of households.
The windstorms rocked Upstate New Yorkers yesterday with gusts as high as 65 miles per hour in Rochester.
Batavia had the highest recorded wind in the state with a 75-mile-per-hour gust.
As of early this morning, there were still around 50-thousand National Grid customers without power.
Crews are out in force working to restore power.
Hutchins Place resident arrested for harassment.
31 year old Patrick Rumble of Batavia was arrested yesterday afternoon following an alleged incident where he repeatedly pushed an individual, prevented them from leaving his residence and from calling emergency services for help.
Rumble was charged with Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment and Criminal Mischief and was issued an appearance ticket for this morning in Batavia City Court.
Around 10 minutes before Rumble was arrested a 17 year old female was taken into custody in the same area on Hutchins for allegedly Trespassing.
The unnamed teenager is expected in City Court on April 10th.
Senate Democrats in New York are reuniting after a seven year split.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he hopes Democrats will now be able to pass reforms.
A number of moderate Democrats had broken away and conferenced with Republicans for the past seven years.
Unless they can pick up two more seats in upcoming special elections the Democrats will remain in the minority in the senate.