Morning News Brief
Written by Michael Baldwin on August 16, 2021
Genesee County Deputies say they arrested a Gasport man for alleged drug crimes as he was being ejected from the Luke Bryan concert in Darien. 32-year-old Bryan Fitts was charged with two counts each of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance with an intent to sell. Deputies said the drugs were located by the baggies hanging out of his socks. He was arraigned in Town of Pembroke Court and will appear in Town of Darien Court on August 24th.
New York State Police are continuing to investigate the rollover crash of a tour Bus on the Thruway west of Syracuse. More than 50 passengers were injured. 25 people were transported to Upstate Hospital after the crash. Another 27 people were taken to Auburn Community Hospital. Several other passengers were taken to Crouse Hospital. Troopers said injuries range from minor to serious. The bus departed Poughkeepsie and was headed to Niagara Falls. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
An Orleans County man faces several counts following a domestic dispute in the Town of Gaines. 50-year-old Demetrius Spinks of Gaines was charged by Troopers with felony first-degree criminal contempt involving a weapon, criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree menacing with a weapon. Court action is pending.
During a traffic stop in Pembroke, State Police arrested 49-year-old Patrick Reiner of Corfu. He was charged with felony and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He’ll answer the charges in court at a later date.
Albion Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday. Investigators say they responded to the area of South Main Street and Beaver Street. At the scene, they say they found a 23-year-old man laying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the right leg. He was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and was later released. The investigation is ongoing, however police say they believe it was an isolated incident and that there is no danger to the public.
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reports that 63-year-old John Kindig of Batavia, has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident last week in Lockport. Kindig’s car struck a residence with three people inside the home. None of the residents were injured but a deputy did need to extricate one person from a bedroom.
After responding to a domestic dispute call, deputies arrested 33-year-old John Hobbs of Clinton Street in Batavia. He was charged with menacing for allegedly threatening a female victim. Arraigned in town court, he was released on his own recognizance. Hobbs is due back in Batavia town court on September 21st.