Saturday Morning News
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 14, 2018
The deputy involved in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting is identified.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s office has identified the deputy involved in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Pembroke.
The deputy was Ryan W. Young, who has been with the sheriff’s office for two years and has a total of six years law enforcement experience.
Young had previously served with the LeRoy Police Department
In a written statement, Sheriff William Sheron said law enforcement officers
“go to work every day knowing that they may be required to sacrifice their own lives or take the life of another human being in order to protect the community. Deputy Young’s actions on Wednesday did just that.”
Deputy Young shot and killed 61 year old Keith Kent in the parking lot of the log Cabin restaurant after Kent pointed a handgun in the direction of the officer.
Arby’s alleged armed robber is arrested.
Police have arrested 37 year old Michael J. Piasta Jr of East Main Street in Batavia for the armed robbery which occurred at Arby’s in Batavia on March 25th.
Piasta was charged with Robbery, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Grand Larceny.
He allegedly entered Arby’s with what appeared to be a hand gun and stole over $6,000. Piasta was remanded to the Genesee County Jail with no bail and is to re-appear in Batavia City Court on Monday.
The City of Batavia’s Economic Development Director, Julie Pacatte, has resigned.
Pacatte is taking a job with a private firm near Albany.
She has been with the city for almost six years.
Pacatte is credited with being the driving force behind the Ellicott Station Project and for playing a major role in Batavia’s 10-million dollar Downtown Revitalization grant.
Prosecutors say a former Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy charged with murder was accused of rape. Court papers say 60-year-old Joseph Mlyniec may have killed Robert Irvine in Perry to keep sex abuse allegations quiet.
Investigators say Mlyniec may have led a bisexual double life.
A Winter Weather Advisory turns into an Ice Storm Warning, then a Flood watch for the region.
The National Weather Service has up graded their Winter Weather Advisory for Genesee County and most of Western New York into an Ice Storm Warning from later this afternoon through tomorrow morning.
Then from late Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon a Flood Watch will be in effect for western New York and the Genesee Valley.
The weather Service warns of freezing rain and ice accumulation of nearly a half-inch and possible Power outages.