posted on June 23, 2011 06:14
UPDATE: Power has been restored throughout Bergen and the Sweden area of Monroe County.
National Grid spokesman Steve Brady tells WBTA there is no known cause for the outage this morning, which kept residents without power for roughly 2-and-a-half hours.
"It's possible that a branch may have fallen in the night and tripped the breaker," he says, "but we haven't found the 'smoldering branch.'"
Brady says this sort of unexplained outage will happen every now and then.
UPDATE: The Genesee County Sheriff’s department announcing they did in fact get their man yesterday.
Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble says a K-9 patrol was able to apprehend the suspect in an Indian Falls man-hunt. He is 42-year-old Robert Leiser.
It appears that Leiser had been involved in a traffic stop, and fled from authorities on foot. An initial search with a State Police helicopter turned up nothing. But the County Sheriff’s DepartmentK-9 “Pharaoh” and his handler Brian Thompson located Leiser on their second effort, after an Indian Falls resident spotted the suspect and called police.
Leiser has been jailed in the Genesee County lock-up, in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
A Level 3 sex offender will face prison time for Failing to Register his address with the state – and there may be a longer sentence coming.
19-year-old Ronald Smith was found guilty by a jury yesterday in Genesee County Court, in a short trial.
He had apparently reported to police that he lived at three residences in the City of Batavia, and towns of Alexander and Oakfield. But when the time came to check on him, authorities couldn’t find him at any of those locations.
A taped interview with Smith and family members supported that in the courtroom.
He now faces up to three years in prison. Smith also has a trial upcoming for charges that he had sexual relations with a child less than 11-years-old. Smith already previously served time for a similar offense.
A Leicester woman cuffed for skimming over $30,000 from her Warsaw-based employer.
47-year-old Jaqueline Drain of Oak Manor was arraigned yesterday on charges of Grand Larceny, Scheming to Defraud, and Falsifying Business Records.
Drain apparently took the $30,000 off the books working over the past 14 months.
She’s been released on her own recognizance.
The Batavia Muckdogs dropped the third and final game of their series with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers last night. Final score 4-3 in 11 innings of play.
The Scrappers loaded the bases in the bottom of 11th and brought in the winning run…on a walk.
The Muckdogs drop to 2-4 on the season.
They head to Williamsville tonight to start a 3-game series with the Crosscutters.
The Muckdogs will be back in Batavia on Sunday.