Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 12, 2019
The Batavia Police Department and Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has been outfitted with an armored vehicle by the US Government.
The vehicle was procured through the federal 1033 program which allows for departments across the nation to receive surplus military vehicles, for free, to use in special operations.
The MRAP vehicle which stands for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected was designed to withstand improvised explosive devices and ambush attacks.
The vehicle will be utilized in responding to potentially dangerous situations that in the past required a swat or emergency response vehicle from another county to respond.
Chief Deputy Brian Frieday said it will also be useful in rescue scenarios…
The retrofitting process to make the vehicle suitable for law enforcement use has been estimated to cost approximately $15,000.
Three busted for drugs following a traffic stop in Byron.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took three Rochester residents into custody after they were subjected to a traffic stop on Route 33 in Byron Thursday morning.
Deputies allegedly found 47 bags of fentanyl inside the vehicle during the stop along with a large amount of drug packaging materials.
32 year old Marvelous Williams of Greece, 23 year old Chance Barnwell-McClary of Rochester and 30 year old Raquel Chin also of Rochester were all arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia.
After being arraigned in Byron Town Court all three were remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.
An Oakfield woman arrested for fraudulently taking benefits.
28 year old Megan Ranlett of Gibson Street in Oakfield is facing counts of Forgery, Offering a False Instrument for Filing and Petit Larceny.
She is accused of filing false information on an application for Social Service Benefits which she received based on that information.
She is expected back in Batavia Town Court on November 7th.
City wide leaf collection will begin October 21st and will continue until November 22nd.
Residents on Clinton, Oak, Main, Pearl and Walnut Street along with Richmond Ave may rake leaves to the parkway, but do not place them in the street.
If your street has a route number, please keep leaves out of the roadway and all others are asked to rake leaves close to the curb line.
Any resident with leaves can also bring them to the yard waste station until it closes for the season on December 14th.
New York State Police are conducting special traffic enforcement efforts for this Columbus Day Weekend to crack down on speeding and impaired motorists.
The Columbus Day campaign began on Friday, October 11th and will run through Monday, the 14th.
Troopers expect increased traffic volume during this weekend due to the holiday weekend and fall tourism, which poses additional risks on roadways state wide.