Morning News Brief

Written by on February 25, 2021

Timothy Tundo

A Bethany man faces a slew of drug and gun charges after the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force and others raided a home on Linden Road. As a result, 57-year-old Timothy Tundo was taken into custody. During a search, police said they found LSD, ten high-capacity magazines, an ammunition belt, brass knuckles, an AR-15 style pistol, two machine guns, marijuana, five assault weapons and cash. He was arraigned on 23 felony and misdemeanor counts and was jailed in lieu of bail.

State Police arrested 20-year-old Benjamin J. Lathan and 20-year-old Brandon C. Lewis, 20, both of Bergen for Larceny and Trespass. Troopers investigating the January theft of three trail cameras from a property in Allegany County allege both men were involved in the thefts. Both were arrested and released with appearance tickets for Genesee Town Court, where they are due to appear in March.

Congressman Tom Reed and potential NY gubernatorial candidate, says he has no intention of supporting the coronavirus relief package in its current form. Reed says he can’t believe the federal government would provide $1,400 to convicted felons and child molesters.

Wyoming County deputies arrested 22-year-old Johnathan Falk of Batavia. He was charged in separate warrants with felony criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor petit larceny. Other drug charges, as well as a bail jumping count, are also pending. He was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail pending further court action.

New York Farm Bureau outlined its federal public policy agenda Wednesday as farmers from across the state are meeting virtually this week with their U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives. The main priority issues range from agricultural labor reform and COVID relief to trade policy and climate change mitigation. Farm Bureau President David Fisher and Senior Associate Director of Public Policy and National Affairs Lauren Williams unveiled the priority issues during a Zoom press conference.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee reminds parents and caregivers in Orleans County that free car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians are available tomorrow in Albion. All attendees over two years of age must wear a mask and must practice social distancing. The event is part of a yearlong safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies, together with various community safety partners, offer free inspections. It happens from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Arnold Gregory Complex (North Parking Lot), 243 South Main Street, Albion.

Genesee County today reports 14 new cases of COVID-19. Twenty-three of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list. Fourteen of the current positive individuals are hospitalized. There are 19 new cases in Orleans County with two hospitalizations. Wyoming County health officials report seven new cases

A former member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details about her claims against him. According to an Associated Press report…Lindsey Boylan said in an article posted Wednesday on Medium that he once kissed her on the lips without consent after a private meeting. Cuomo has previously said her allegations are “just not true.”


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