posted on May 10, 2012 07:19
A Batavia burglar gets a decade behind bars.
20-year-old Michael Hilton broke into a home on Swan Street last September.
The homeowner – who awoke to find Hilton in his room next to his gun cabinet – told the court he didn’t realize how close he came to dying that night.
At yesterday’s sentencing, Hilton made a tearful apology to his victims and his own family before Judge Robert Noonan gave him 10 years.
State Police said arrests would be made in the animal abuse case at the Wyoming County SPCA and those arrests have now been made.
Susan Divila, the former shelter manager, was arrested on 20 counts of animal cruelty.
Former Board President Janet Foisset was charged with tampering with evidence.
Divila and Foisett were released following their arraignment. The two will be back in Attica Town Court later this month.
A copper caper has been capped with the arrest of a Springville man.
45-year-old Scott Taylor is charged with stealing copper wire from a scrap yard in Pembroke.
Deputies say Taylor was helping himself to the pricey metal at least four times over the past month.
Taylor is in the Genesee County Jail without bail facing felony counts of Grand larceny.
The Army is still trying to figure out the cause of death of a fallen Monroe County soldier. Army Captain Kevin Clark of Spencerport died last week in Afghanistan but it's unclear the exact cause of death. The Army does not suspect foul play. Clark's body is expected to arrive in Rochester sometime this weekend.
This Saturday is the 20th annual letter carriers food drive.
Mail men and women from the Batavia post office are asking the public to leave non-perishable food items in their mailboxes.
Local food drive coordinator Jen McCracken says although the drive is this weekend they will accept canned food donations all week.
McCracken says you may bring your donations directly to the Batavia Post Office.