Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 9, 2018
Push for more surveillance of Batavia streets.
Batavia Police are asking the city to fast track the purchase of four additional video surveillance cameras like the one that captured footage of a fatal stabbing and shooting on the city’s south side.
The Department is requesting approval of $20,000 dollars to purchase the cameras.
Council is expected to address the request on Monday night.
City Police have also renewed request to obtain a military surplus Mine Resistant vehicle for use by the Emergency Response Team.
The armored truck is provided by the military at no cost to local law enforcement except for transportation and up-fitting the vehicle.
The estimated cost is between $11,000 and $17,000, half of which the sheriff’s office says it will pay for.
Henrietta man arrested for allegedly producing a massive amount of child porn.
44 year old Mark Buechler was arrested and charged with production and possession of child pornography involving minors less than 12 years old.
Investigation began in May of this year after an 11 year old boy disclosed the alleged sexual abuse to his school counselor.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies seized multiple digital and electronic storage devices in a raid of Buechler’s Stone Road residence in Henrietta and several days later another 18 year old boy came forward claiming he was a past victim of Buechler.
Investigators found 8,700 images and two videos of child sex abuse some containing the defendant.
Buechler was detained and could face up to 30 years in prison on the charges.
An Alexander resident busted for drugged driving in Bethany.
Following complaint of a man lying in the roadway on Transit Road in Bethany Deputies arrested 33 year old Joshua Sumeriski of Buffalo Street Alexander.
He was charged with DWAI by Drugs, Disorderly Conduct along with several vehicle infractions.
Sumeriski was released with an appearance ticket for August 21st in Bethany Town Court.
Perry Police report one of their easiest drug arrests.
36 year old Jessica Eagan of South Main Street Perry apparently walked into the police station earlier this week and admitted to selling prescription drugs to another man.
Eagan is already on probation for attempted second degree rape for having a sexual relationship with an underage boy in 2015.
According to police she may have thought that the man she was selling to would be punished instead of her.
She was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail for the drug dealing charge and may face other charges for violation her probation.