posted on May 03, 2010 07:23
Authorities continue today to ask the public for help in the case of a Batavia man, shot in the back, during an apparent robbery.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say 35-year-old Carlos Torres of Batavia was wounded Saturday afternoon while walking in Pembroke.
Investigators say a vehicle pulled up behind Torres and someone demanded his wallet. Police say Torres was shot twice with a small caliber gun. Authorities said his injuries were not life threatening.
Torres was found walking on Route 5 in East Pembroke before being driven to UMMC in Batavia. He was then flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for surgery. Anyone with information is urged to call Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Jury selection is expected to begin today in the murder trial of 46-year-old Scott Doll of Corfu.
Doll is charged in the February 2009 bludgeoning death of 66-year-old Joseph Benaquist of Pembroke.
Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Freidman is prosecuting the case.
Paul Cambria of Buffalo is defending Doll.
The trial could last up to three weeks.
Two men were injured, one seriously, when their car ran off Sandhill Road in the Town of Alabama and struck a tree.
The accident happened just after 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say the driver, 22-year-old Robert Van Pelt, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the highway, down an embankment and struck a tree. Van Pelt was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight and is being treated for multiple serious injuries. His passenger, Brandon Rueben of Alabama, was also taken to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries. Deputies say alcohol may be a contributing factor in the accident.
A Greece man missing for several weeks has been found alive in Wheatland.
Authorities say a resident recognized 44-year-old Bruce Reynolds from media reports.
Reynolds was reported missing April 16th when his car was found in Caledonia in Livingston County. Police say family members became concerned and alerted authorities. Reynolds was taken to Strong Memorial for observation.
A second suspect has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home on Vine Street in Batavia last month.
23-year-old Brandon Dodd, who listed no permanent address, is locked up on 25-thousand dollars bail. Another suspect in the case, 18-year-old Robert Wright of Ross Street, Batavia was already charged in the case. Police say the two broke into a home at 20 Vine Street.
Here’s a dangerous combination: a man with a gun, reported drunk and he’s angry with someone in his family.
It happened late Saturday night in the Wyoming County Town of Eagle.
Tyler McMurray of Route 39 in Eagle, was reported to have been drinking, and was threatening a family member with a long gun.
As deputies were responding, there was another report that he weapon was being discharged.
Deputies and State Police set up a perimeter, shut down traffic in the area, and used a heat-imaging camera to locate McMurrary.
When they found him, he gave up without incident.
McMurrary is a convicted felon and should not have been in possession of the gun in the first place.
He’s locked up in Wyoming County Jail today.