Morning News Report
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 15, 2020
A Florida man who died after a crashing in Alexander was apparently a member of a nationwide smash-and-grab gang known as the “Felony Lane Gang.”
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida resident, 22 year old Cleveland Johnson was stopped for a traffic violation in the Village of Warsaw Monday afternoon but instead Johnson took off before the stop commenced.
Briefly after Johnson lost control of the rented Chrysler 300 he was driving as he came into Alexander crashing sideways into a tree on Main Road.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene with his two passengers hospitalized with serious injuries.
According to investigators, in 2018 Johnson along with three other individuals were arrested in Greenburgh, N.Y., where all four were accused of being part of the “Felony Lane Gang.”
The smash and grab gang members are said to smash into parked vehicles and then run stolen debit cards for cash. For more check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
A Big-Rig wreck in Bethany is reportedly blocking.
A tractor-trailer and box truck collision with minor injuries has been reported at 6071 Ellicott Street Road in Bethany between East and Transit roads.
The northbound lane is completely blocked and southbound is partially blocked. The road is being shut down as the tractor-trailer will require a heavy wrecker for removal. Bethany and Stafford fire are on scene along with Mercy medics.
Genesee County deputies are investigating a recent rash of car thefts and break-ins.
Officials say they’ve received several reports over the last week about the crimes which have targeted vehicles parked in private driveways and parking lots.
They’re asking folks to make sure their vehicles are locked up and remove any valuable items from inside of them.
If you see anything suspicious, call police immediately.
The United Way of Genesee County will be looking forward to its 13th Annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.
More than 30 nonprofit agencies are expected to benefit from over 400 volunteers who will paint, landscape, and perform general beautification projects throughout Genesee County.
Those interested in the Day of Caring are encouraged to reach out to the Tammy Hathaway at the United Way of Genesee County at 343-8141.
Changes to New York’s limousine laws are now just a signature away from becoming official.
Lawmakers approved a package of bills yesterday that will soon be signed off on by Governor Cuomo.
Included in the legislation is a requirement there be enough seat belts in a limo for all passengers to use.
Another measure would allow the state to remove potentially dangerous vehicles from the road.
Limousine safety has been a major topic in the Legislature since the October 2018 limo crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people.
Jack Eichel scores again as the Buffalo Sabres win their second straight game.
Eichel had his 28th goal of the year in Buffalo’s 4 to 2 win last night against the Vegas Golden Knights at KeyBank Center.
Eichel has now tied his career high for goals which was set last year.
Sam Reinhart, Curtis Lazar and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Sabres.
Buffalo will be back in action Thursday night when they visit the Dallas Stars.