posted on January 15, 2014 07:21
Three local police agencies acted as one cohesive unit to put two armed burglary suspects in jail.
Late yesterday morning an alert neighbor spotted two men trying to enter a home on Park Ave.
One of the two suspects, it would later be learned, was carrying a loaded handgun.
Lawmen set up a perimeter, effectively shutting down a four block area. St. Paul Lutheran School was placed in lock-down.
One suspect was collared near the Park Ave home.
He was identified as Nathaniel Davis, 18, He had the gun, police said.
A second suspect was tracked down with the help of a State Police helicopter and soon to be retired sheriff K-9 Paraoah.
He was identified as Akeem Simmons, 23, of Batavia, a known parole violator according to police.
Simmons and Davis are expected to be charged with felony burglary.
There is a host of specific initiatives contained in next year’s Batavia City Budget proposal.
Under the heading of public safety, the police department wants to spend 75-hundred dollars to purchase a portable video-surveillance system.
Other goals in the city’s strategic plan:
A new policy to deal with stray and feral cats, a new policy on graffiti holding building owners responsible for removal, and re-building the stone gateway pillars to Redfield Parkway.
City Council will begin a line by line review of the budget which must be adopted by April first.
The former Village of Corfu Court clerk, who admitted she stole court funds, could avoid jail time if she stays out of trouble the next 11 months.
Brandi Watts has been sentenced to one year of interim probation.
Watts has paid 10-thousand dollars in full restitution.
As part of Watts’s plea deal, her father, former Village of Corfu Justice Robert Alexander, could have charges of official misconduct and coercion against him dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next few months.
He’s recognized for his towering skyscrapers, his jaw-dropping wealth and his questionable hairstyle choices, but could Donald Trump really be the next governor of New York?
The billionaire Republican told local media yesterday he’s about 50-50 on deciding whether to run.
State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said that Trump doesn’t understand the GOP and that if he wants to run, he’ll have to reach out to local leaders across the state to get their support.