posted on July 18, 2013 07:21
The former Corfu court clerk and her father, the former village justice, are both facing criminal charges in connection with the disappearance of thousands of dollars of public money.
Brandi Watts, 32, is charged with grand larceny and tampering with public records while working as the court clerk for her father, former Judge Robert Alexander.
Watts has been jailed in lieu of $10,000 dollars bail.
Alexander, 67, was charged with two counts of coercion and released on his own recognizance.
Both Watts and Alexander plead not guilty during their arraignment yesterday.
A state comptrollers audit discovered the missing court cash back in January of last year.
Batavia Police investigating a one car crash on South Spruce and Main.
The accident happened late last night.
BPD Officer Kevin DeFelice tells us what happened:
"The vehicle was eastbound on Main St., left the roadway, drove around a residence, and struck a tree and caught fire."
The unidentified driver was taken to UMMC with minor injuries. A passenger was unhurt.
Both managed to get out of the car before it caught fire.
State Police are investigating a head-on crash along Route 63 in Geneseo.
The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. last night.
A total of seven people were taken to Strong hospital in Rochester.
The extent of their injuries has not yet been released.
A Batavia man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of drunk driving under Leandra’s Law.
57-year-old Joseph Zajaczkowski admitted he was drunk last March when he was stopped by lawmen in Niagara County.
There were two 13-year olds in the car at the time.
Zajaczkowski is facing up to four years in prison.
An employee of a Batavia paint store is charged as an accomplice to a burglary.
Police say 21-year-old Rebecca Morse of Bank Street faces a felony charge for helping others rip off the Sherwin Williams store in Batavia.
Police say Rebecca provided a key and information to the thieves involved in the burglary back on June 1st.
Police said Rebecca received some of the proceeds of the heist.
Let this sad story serve as a reminder about this heat and your pets.
A dog owned by a Buffalo resident is dead after being left outside. The pit bull mix was tied up outdoors around eight yesterday morning, and when the owner checked on the animal several hours later it was dead.
Officials with the SPCA say the dog's internal temperature was still at 110-degrees after it was found.