posted on July 26, 2011 07:17
A Town of Batavia man is behind bars following a two hour standoff with police on Pine Hollow Drive.
51-year-old Jody B. Gillett of 8 Pine Hollow Drive was forcibly taken into custody after holding police at bay threatening them with knives and a sword.
The incident began around 8:30 last night. A 9-1-1 call reported a man in the Pine Hollow Drive home had threatened to stab with others in the house.
As police arrived, authorities said Gillett barricaded himself and began to threaten officers. At one point, Gillett allegedly lunged at a sheriff’s deputy through a window.
After two hours of negotiations, police forcibly took Gillett into custody. He’s locked in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of 50-thousand dollars bail.
Police did not say what may have triggered the incident.
The LeRoy Village Swimming Pool may be saved.
WBTA has learned of a deal that would result in a private group, The LeRoy Pool, LLC, buying the pool from the village for one-dollar.
Village Mayor Ged Brady confirms that a resolution offering to sell the pool to the private group will be taken up by the village board tomorrow night.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says a lawsuit being filed by opponents of same-sex marriage is "without merit." As more same-sex couples get married at City Clerk offices around the state, the group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has filed a lawsuit in state court, saying the state Senate didn't follow proper procedures when it approved the bill. A Cuomo spokesman says those that filed the lawsuit, "lack a basic understanding of the law.”
A Pittsford teenager is lucky to be alive after he was one of a group of teens attacked by a grizzly bear in Alaska over the weekend. Sixteen-year-old Shane Garlock was one of seven teens who encountered the bear Saturday during an outdoor survival education class. Garlock was fortunate not to be one of the four students who were injured by the bear, who authorities believe was protecting her cub. Garlock's mother tells the "Rochester Democrat & Chronicle" that her son escaped serious injury by playing dead, and that the bear ignored him.
An Orchard Park house owned by a pair of former Buffalo Bills has been heavily damaged by a lightning sparked fire.
No injuries were reported.
According to the "Buffalo News," former Bills linebacker London Fletcher sold the home to former Bills tackle Jason Peters in 2006, but the house was vacant and police aren't sure if Peters still owns the residence.