Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 25, 2019
Niagara County man wanted for running his ex-wife over, may be in Batavia.
U.S. Marshalls are looking for Shane Hescox of Wheatfield and they think he could be in Batavia or Albion. Hescox is accused of running over his ex-wife multiple times with his truck.
The woman suffered serious injuries in the May 17th incident. Hescox is known to have ties to Batavia and Albion.
Police say he has a violent criminal history, is known to carry weapons and citizens should not try to apprehend him.
Anyone with information that could lead authorities to locate him should call Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161 or call 9-1-1.
Two drug arrests during NET detail traffic stop in Batavia.
25 year old Germayne Sessions and 18 year old Shakerra Walker both of Rochester taken into custody in Thursday nights’ Neighborhood Enforcement Team traffic detail.
Sessions was arrested for a litany of charges including Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell, Promoting Prison Contraband, Falsifying Business Records, Criminal Impersonation, and Driving Without a License, while Walker was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell.
According to Officers Session was found in possession of crack cocaine and marihuana and then he was found to be in possession of 9 bags of heroin as he was transported to the County Jail. The other charges stem from Sessions giving a false name.
Walker was found to be in possession of 35 individually packaged bags of crack cocaine according to law enforcement.
Both Sessions and Walker were remanded to the Genesee County Jail with no bail set.
Youth Detective Rich Schauf retired today after 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Batavia and City of Batavia Police Department.
Rich started his law enforcement career in June of 1983 as a Jailor at the Genesee County Jail. Rich was hired by the City of Batavia Police Department on January 25, 1987 and promoted to Youth Detective on October 20, 2003. Rich spent the majority of career dedicated to the youth of the City. Rich was an integral part in the creation of several organizations designed to provide support services to the youth of the community.
A luncheon was held at City Hall to honor Rich’s 32 years of service and to wish him well in his retirement.
For more pictures go the City of Batavia Police Department’s Facebook page.
Memorial Day parades and observances are scheduled throughout Genesee County this Monday.
The City of Batavia Memorial Day parade steps off from the East Town Plaza at 9:45 Monday morning. We have a complete list of Memorial Day activities on the local news page of our website.