Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 17, 2019
Troopers out of Warsaw responded to Dutch Hollow Road near State Route 78 in Sheldon for two teens struck by a vehicle.
The incident occurred around quarter after 8 Thursday night.
Further investigation revealed that the fourteen and twelve year old girls were walking their Australian Shepard on the grass next to the roadway when a dark colored vehicle swerved into the lawn striking both girls and killing the dog.
The twelve year old suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries and the fourteen year old had minor injuries.
The NYSP Forensic Identification Unit examined the parts from the scene and have updated their initial vehicle description.
The vehicle in question is believed to be a black or dark colored 2017 or newer Chevrolet Trax with passenger side mirror damage and possible head light damage.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, you are encouraged to contact State Police at 344 – 6200.
Corfu man arrested for trying to buy a gun while facing an order of protection.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 29 year old Robert Barnes of Corfu on counts of Attempted Criminal Contempt and Falsifying Business Records after he allegedly tried to purchase a firearm in Corfu last Tuesday while there was an active order of protection against him.
The FBI was notified after he provided false information on the background form that was submitted to the ATF bureau.
He was ultimately issued an appearance ticket for Corfu Village Court.
Perry woman arrested for endangerment after allegedly fighting in front of kids.
52 year old Beth Lennon of Perry, is accused of striking a female in the stomach and throwing a cell phone at another woman’s leg while arguing in an apartment lobby in Perry Thursday.
The violence reportedly played out in front of a 4 year old, a 12 year old and a two week old baby.
Lennon is facing two counts of harassment and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and was released on her own recognizance with orders of protection established for the victims.
The New York-Penn League has announced seven players will represent Batavia in the all-star game on Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Staten Island.
Congratulations to Nick Ready, J.D. Orr and Troy Johnston who were named as starters and to Milton Smith II, Julio Frias, Brock Love and Josh Simpson who were also named to the team.
The all-star game is at 7 p.m. hosted by the Staten Island Yankees.
According to Batavia’s Bureau of Water and Wastewater water is shut down on Walnut Street from the City line to Law Street for a repair to a broken water main effective Saturday Morning.
Service will be restored as soon as possible.