Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 24, 2018
Police patrols to increase around Batavia City Schools.
There has been no credible threat against students or staff according to The Batavia City School District however following several perceived threats locally, police will increase their visibility around city school buildings.
Yesterday Superintendent Chris Daily released a letter addressed to parents, faculty and staff referencing the tragedy in Parkland, Florida:
Daily says the increased police presence around schools is meant to be a positive and proactive step toward thwarting any real or perceived threat.
Evans Street woman busted for drugs after being taken in on a bench warrant.
32 year old Madalyn Muntz of Batavia was arrested following investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Muntz was taken into custody on a bench warrant and was allegedly found in possession of cocaine, a hypodermic instrument, and other various drug paraphernalia.
She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and of a Hypodermic Instrument along using drug paraphernalia and pot possession.
Muntz was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on March 6th.
Suspicious store customer arrested for shoplifting and found with drugs.
35 year old Jonathan Stanton of Vine Street in Batavia was arrested and charged with Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia and Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, along with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Petit Larceny.
Stanton was apprehended following report of a suspicious male at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on West Main Street Road in Batavia.
He allegedly stole $119.97 worth of merchandise and was found in possession of various drug paraphernalia and pot.
Stanton was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia Town Court on March 26th.
Dog abuser sent to prison.
35 year old Shawn Twardowski formerly of Bank Street Batavia appeared for sentencing in Genesee County Court yesterday on a burglary conviction.
Twardowski was arrested a year ago, for strangling and punching a beagle, attacking a woman, stealing and attempting to disable her mobile phone and then, upon police arrival, barricading himself in a bedroom.
Judge Charles Zambito agreed with the prosecution that Twardowski is a threat to society, and sentenced him to two-and-a-half to five years in prison.
An officer at Wyoming Correctional has been put on the other side of the bars for allegedly taking money from inmates for drugs.
37 year old William Fannan of Orchard Park is accused of taking bribes from two inmates to smuggle the drug K2 into the prison.
Fannan is now in the Wyoming County Jail on $40,000 bail.
Governor Cuomo is extending his emergency executive order allowing New York pharmacists to give flu shots to children ages two to 18.
The governor says it’s important to increase access for New Yorkers as flu diagnoses continue to rise across the state.