posted on June 02, 2011 08:33
Three men, two of them listing a Batavia address, face a slew of drug charges in a case that began when the Days Inn wanted the trio tossed out for not paying for their room.
When police arrived just after noon yesterday, one of the three suspects led lawmen on a foot chase across thruway traffic.
Collared in a field just north of the Thruway was 25-year-old Derick Barker of Georgia.
Two other suspects stayed behind. They were identified as Justin Barker and Benjamin Santiago, both 22 and both of North Lyon Street in Batavia.
Police searched their room and confiscated a quantity of cocaine, including 74 pre-packaged bags of coke, drug scales and 13-hundred dollars in cash.
All three are being held today in the Genesee County Jail without bail.
Democrat Kathy Hochul is the new representative from New York’s 26th Congressional District.
House Speaker John Boehner administering the oath of office to Hochul yesterday afternoon on the floor of the U.S. House.
At her swearing-in ceremony in Washington Hochul expressed her excitement to be in Congress.
Among others, Hochul thanked her husband, U.S. Attorney William Hochul, whom she calls her “rock and inspiration.”
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a string of church burglaries last January.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster reports that 17-year-old Jose Morales of Rochester has been busted in connection with the January 11th break-in at Bergen’s United Methodist Church.
At the time, Brewster told WBTA the suspect had taken enough coins, quote, “to fill a mayonnaise jar.”
Morales has been released under supervision. He’s due back in court in July.
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a man who was struck and killed in the Orleans County Town of Gaines. State Police say 44-year-old James Woodrich was walking on Allen’s Bridge Road late Tuesday night when he was hit by a pickup truck. Woodrich was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed against the driver of the pick-up.