Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 23, 2017
A Wyoming County kidnapping lands a Mount Morris woman in lock up.
30 year old Zordaida Rodriguez has been charged with kidnapping, robbery and assault for the alleged abduction and beating of a 28 year old farm worker in the town of Castile.
According to authorities Rodriguez and several other suspects lured the man out of his home last Sunday night, then pistol whipped beat and robbed him of his cellphone and money.
He was driven around for approximately 30 minutes before the suspects stopped and he was able to escape into a field in the Town of Nunda in Livingston County.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries to his head and face.
Rodriguez has been jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Authorities are seeking other suspects in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.
Drug Task Force busts three Batavia residents for allegedly selling dope in Wyoming County.
Seven people were arrested as part of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force Operation Frosty.
Six for dealing various drugs and one for lying to law enforcement concerning a narcotics investigation.
47 Richard Barber of Garfield Avenue in Batavia was accused of selling meth; 45 year old Derrick Washington of State Street and 29 year old Louis Mercado of Dillenger Ave were both accused of selling crack cocaine.
All three Batavia men are being held in Wyoming County and more drug related arrests are expected next month.
Burglary in Warsaw leads to lock up for a Livingston County woman.
28 year old Brittany Ellis of Hunt was arrested by Wyoming County Law Enforcement following a traffic stop in Warsaw.
She was allegedly driving without a license while impaired by drugs.
Ellis was also under investigation for allegedly repeatedly stealing money from the cash drawer of a business in Warsaw.
Additionally investigators accused her of being in possession of seven hypodermic syringes along with Suboxone.
Ellis is facing two felony counts of Burglary, multiple counts of Petit Larceny along with counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and of a Hypodermic Instrument.
Ellis has been locked up and held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
The Bills winning against the Patriots this weekend would help their playoff chances, but some teams losing could be extremely important, too.
A Colts win against the Ravens on Saturday would be a win for Buffalo.
The fate of a Bills postseason could come down to a couple key losses.