Weekend News Briefing

Written by on June 1, 2019

Report of stabbing on Ross Street with suspect in custody
Batavia police say they have one suspect in custody after responding to a reported disturbance involving a person with a knife on Ross Street.
The call came in around quarter to one Saturday morning with reports of a large black male subject who was said to be armed with a knife and a victim with significant stab wound in his side.
Our News Partner The Batavian spoke with Batavia Police Sgt. Dan Coffey on the scene

Currently police have not identified the suspect that was apprehended and there has not yet been an update on the condition of the victim.

Batavia man busted for fentanyl sale in the City.
Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force took 29 year old Jarett Locicero of West Main Street into custody following investigation into the sale of fentanyl in and around the City of Batavia.
Locicero was accused of selling a quantity of the dangerous drug to a task force agent and was also found in possession of an illegal knife, a crack cocaine pipe and suboxone at the time of his arrest.
He was charged with felony counts of Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance along with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and is being held in the Genesee County Jail on a warrant.

Hawley requests shoreline funding from Governor Cuomo and asks for President Trump to renegotiate Plan 2014.
Following another tour of the flooding along much of Lake Ontario’s shoreline, Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia has joined a delegation of assembly members in writing to Gov. Cuomo asking for a relief package to be implemented before the end of session.
Hawley noted that the lake levels are a foot and a half higher than they were this time last year and urged the governor to act now to secure a relief package for homeowners and businesses.
Hawley also asked President Trump to renegotiate Plan 2014 that many believe is the root cause of much of the lake’s flooding.
The treaty was originally signed into law by President Obama only a short time before he left office.

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