Tuesday News Brief
Written by Doug Thompson on September 5, 2023
31-year-old Nicholas Breau of Batavia has been arrested and is charged with harassment. This followed a domestic incident during which he allegedly threw property at the victim. Breau was arraigned in CAP Court. ALSO: 32-year-old Amy Gambino of Cheektowaga was arrested in Darien. She’s charged with criminal contempt, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. It’s alleged Gambino struck two kids under the age of 17 and struck another individual, causing him alarm. Gambino was transported to the Genesee County Jail and held pending a CAP Court arraignment.
There is a heat advisory until 7:00pm in Genesee and Orleans Counties. The national weather service predicts that the heat index will be in the mid 90s with high humidity. They are advising that heat related illness might occur especially in children and the elderly. Make sure to drink plenty of water, stay in the shade or indoors in air conditioning if possible. Limit any time in the sun. Also don’t leave any children or pets unattended in a vehicle as temperatures rise inside a closed car very fast.
CITY of BATAVIA POLICE BLOTTER:
On 8/24/2023, Danny D Williams, Sr. (age 34) of Batavia, was arrested for Criminal Contempt 1st. Williams was arrested after an investigation into a disturbance on Harvester Ave, on 8/21, where he allegedly violated an order of protection. Williams was arraigned in Batavia City Court and held without bail.
On 8/28/2023, Bradley R Jordan (age 30) of Batavia, was arrested on a bench warrant, from Batavia City Court. Jordan was initially arrested on 1/20/2023, after a disturbance. He was charged with Aggravated Family Offense, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Mischief 4th. A warrant was issued on 2/4/2023, after he allegedly failed to appear in court. He was additionally charged with Bail Jumping 2nd. Jordan was arraigned and remanded to the Genesee County Jail. He is due back in Batavia City Court on 9/27/2023.
On 8/25/2023, Bleyke Z Culver (age 27) of Batavia, was arrested for Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Contempt 2nd. The arrest is the result of an investigation into an incident where Culver was found inside a residence on Walnut St, in violation of an order of protection. Culver was arraigned in CAP Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail on $200 cash bail, $1,500 bond, and $1,500 partially secured bond. He is due back in court on 9/5/2023.
ALSO on the City Police blotter: On 8/27/2023, Victoria L Jacques (age 53) of Batavia, was arrested for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment 2nd. Jacques was arrested following an investigation into a disturbance where Jacques allegedly struck another person and grabbed them by the neck. She was arraigned in CAP Court and released under the supervision of Genesee Justice. On 8/27/2023, Justin M Witherspoon (age 37) of Batavia, was arrested for Criminal Mischief 4th. It’s alleged that Witherspoon damaged property, during a dispute with a neighbor. Witherspoon was issued an appearance ticket and is due in court on 9/12/2023. On 8/29/2023, Hailee N Callicutt (age 22) of Albion, was arrested on a Bench Warrant. Callicutt was initially arrested on 1/1/2022, for Obstructing Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest, as well as numerous traffic violations. The warrant was issued on 9/20/2022, after Callicutt allegedly failed to appear in court. She was arraigned in CAP Court and is due back in Batavia City Court, at a later date.
Rochester Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl they believe may be in danger. Jakarah Lopez-Moore was last seen leaving her house on Weld Street Friday, Aug. 25. She is 5’2″. roughly 120 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue jean jacket with writing on the back. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or email RPDTipline@CityofRochester.gov.
Police in Buffalo are investigating the deaths of two people at a home in the Schiller Park neighborhood as a possible domestic-related killing. Police answered a call about a shooting involving two people on Zelmer Street yesterday morning. Police have not released any additional information on the deaths.
Police in Buffalo say two people are under arrest following a chase on I-190 that involved a stolen vehicle. Buffalo Police and an Erie County Air One helicopter tracked down a car stolen out of Amherst. After a chase on I-190, the two suspects inside the vehicle fled the car and were taken into custody.
Taylor Swift fans will be able to see her new movie in Lockport this fall. The Lockport Transit Drive-in will be showing the Eras Tour movie on October 13th. The film is an opportunity for fans that were unable to get tickets to the stadium tour to still be able to see it. The drive-in theater will release more information on how to get tickets to see the movie as the event approaches.
Delta Air Lines tops a new list of best domestic carriers. The Atlanta-based airline ranked number one for on-time arrivals, service and comfort according to Bounce’s 2023 Airline Index. Southwest Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines placed second and third, with Alaska Airlines and United rounding out the top five. Other factors used in the annual airline comparison included in-flight entertainment, meals and seat comfort. American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air also made Bounce’s top ten list of domestic airlines for 2023.
First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. Her office confirmed the news Monday, saying the 72-year-old is experiencing mild symptoms. She’s expected to remain at her home in Delaware. Meantime, the White House says President Biden tested negative for the virus Monday evening. He’ll test “at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms.”
Musician Gary Wright is dead at the age of 80. He was known for the 1976 hit “Dream Weaver.” Gary’s son confirmed the news with TMZ, saying he passed away on Monday morning at his home in California. The singer-songwriter had been battling Parkinson’s disease for about six years and recently developed Lewy body dementia (Lewy body dementia is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, affect chemicals in the brain whose changes, in turn, can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood.)
The FDA will finalize a ban on menthol tobacco products in the next few months. The agency is still behind its initial schedule: it first announced it would ban the flavor in April 2022 with an August 2023 deadline. Now that August has come and gone, a spokesperson said the details would be hammered out and finalized “in the coming months.”
Today is Tuesday, September 5th, the 248th day of the year.
September 5 in history…
…In 1877, Oglala Lakota war leader Chief Crazy Horse was murdered by the U.S. military. He took up arms against the United States federal government to fight against encroachment by white American settlers on Native American territory, and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people.
…In 1882, the first Labor Day holiday parade was held in New York City.
…In 1914, Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Toronto.
…In 1960, Cassius Clay, the future Muhammad Ali, won an Olympic gold medal in a light heavyweight boxing matchup in Rome, Italy.
…In 1966, the first ever Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was held. The Muscular Dystrophy Association raised over $1,000,000.
…In 1975, President Gerald Ford escaped an assassination attempt carried out by Charles Manson disciple Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.
…In 2006, former NBC “Today” show anchor Katie Couric anchored her first “CBS Evening News” broadcast, becoming the first female solo anchor of a major evening network television newscast.