posted on August 20, 2013 07:17
A sizeable heroin bust in the city.
Members of the Genesee County Drug Task Force stopped a 2002 Mitsubishi on South Main Street last night.
Lawmen found 55 individual packets of heroin, a quantity of pot and over a thousand dollars in cash.
Arrested was 23-year-old Jarett J. Locicero of West Main St., Batavia.
He was charged with felony possession and jailed without bail.
State Police have arrested a Warsaw man on a child pornography charge.
40-year-old James Weaver the Third is charged with Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child under the age of 16.
Troopers say they also confiscated pictures and videos of child porn.
Weaver is in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Plans to build a $35,000 dumpster enclosure on School Street have been set aside.
The Batavia City Council last night voted 6 to 2 against using so-called VLT money to pay the 10-thosuand dollar local share of the project.
VLT money is cash from Albany that the city can use anyway it wants.
Ward Four Councilman Pier Cipollone says VLT money should be used on projects to benefit all taxpayers
Several councilmen noted that there is a provision in the city code requiring that the businesses that benefit from the dumpster enclosure pay for it.
City Manager Jason Molino said he will rework the dumpster enclosure to try and eliminate the 10-grand local cost.
From the police blotter this morning:
27 year old Latoya Jackson of State Street: she’s been arrested for assault following a fracas last night on Liberty St.
BPD says Latoya got into a fight and injured two people with a knife. One of those injured was under 17.
34-year-old Raymond Meshlovitz of Corfu: he was paid a visit by his probation officer. Lawmen say they found Meshlovitz in possession of metal knuckles, a blank prescription pad and a switchblade knife.
It appears the public will be able to attend President Obama’s visit to the University at Buffalo on Thursday.
Tickets will be made available to the public for free and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tickets will be made available beginning at 5 this afternoon at the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena Box Office.
Doors open for Thursday’s event at 9 a.m.