Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 1, 2018
Rape charges land a Pavilion man in lock up.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested 38 year old Jerod Baltz of Sparks Road Pavilion on charges of Rape and Criminal Sexual Act both in the first degree by forcible compulsion.
The alleged rape occurred on March 18th at a Sparks Road residence.
Following arraignment, Baltz was committed in lieu of $25,000 bail to the Genesee County Jail.
He is scheduled for Pavilion Town Court this afternoon.
Lawmen look for driver and identify victim in fatal Geneseo hit and run.
24 year old Nicholas Iannarelli of East Amherst was struck and killed in a hit and run between an unknown vehicle and a pedestrian on Route 63 near Court Street in Geneseo early morning Saturday.
9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a truck driver who said he observed a person in dark clothing walking in the roadway while he was northbound on Route 63.
Iannarelli was later found deceased in the roadway by Geneseo Police dispatched to the area.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal accident and encourage anyone with any information or possible video surveillance of the crash to call the Sheriff’s Office at 585.243.7100.
Near miss with a cop car leads to drunk driving charges for an Attica man.
Attica Police stopped 66 year old Ronald Vallett of Creek Road, Attica late Friday night after he nearly collided with an Attica Police Patrol car.
Officers determined that Vallett was impaired by alcohol and he subsequently provided a breath sample reaching close to twice the legal limit.
Vallett was charged with two counts of DWI, along with failing to yield right of way.
He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to reappear in the Attica Village Court on May 7th.
Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio wants to keep getting paid during her suspension.
She was suspended after allegedly trying to buy a gun last month which would violate terms of her probation.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct made the recommendation recently to remove her from office.
Astacio is still being paid her more than $185,000 salary.
Her attorney wrote the state court of appeals last week arguing that she should continue to be paid while suspended.
A cub scout in Leroy is being hailed as a hero.
Although he has never been trained in CPR 10 year old Steven Sanders knew eggz-actly what to when his 3 year old younger brother Troy began choking on a hardboiled egg.
The brothers were watching cartoons Saturday when Troy began choking on his hard boiled breakfast.
Steven immediately started slapping his brothers back with the palm of his hand and dislodged the egg before their mother made it into the room.
The Boy Scouts plan to honor Steven for his heroics.