posted on November 22, 2010 07:51
Genesee County authorities are still probing for the cause of a deadly house fire in Oakfield over the weekend. Fire officials say 48-year-old Jeffrey Repass initially escaped the flames with his wife and two sons just after 12:30 AM early Sunday morning. However, authorities say Repass went back into the burning Pine Street home for some unknown reason and was killed. Investigators are looking at an unattended heat gun in one of the bedrooms as a possible cause. Authorities say a heat gun is used to help strip paint. The investigation continues as to why Repass suddenly went back into the home.
Cain Catino is expected to hear his sentence in Genesee County Court this morning. He has pled guilty to the hold-up of the Oakfield Family Pharmacy back in September. Catino allegedly entered the back door of the drug store and demanded oxycodone. Store employees wrestled him to the floor. Under a plea agreement it’s expected that he will received one and a half to three years in prison.
An Attica man has been charged after a hit and run accident Saturday night in Batavia. 37-year-old Justin Wheeler of Attica has been charged with driving while his ability was impaired by drugs and with failure to keep right. Wheeler was arrested in Alexander after the accident, which occurred on South Main Street in Batavia. His pick-up truck reportedly struck a parked car.
A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing Sunday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport because of a cracked windshield. Flight 881 was en route from Boston to Chicago with 176 people on board, when it landed safely just after 10:30 Eastern time. The airport's emergency units were on standby but were not needed as the plane landed without incident
A conference session will be held tonight by members of Batavia City Council. It will get underway at 7 this evening at the Batavia City Centre. The Falletti ice arena is up for discussion along with discussions about selling off city properties. The public is welcome to attend and to address the council by signing in with the clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
A Strykersville man has been charged with a felony count for allegedly stalking a job assistance agency worker. 37-year-old Daniel Hackett has been charged with violating probation from a pervious stalking conviction. State Police say that Hackett likely interacted with the woman on a professional basis. Hackett did not allegedly have a personal relationship with the victim.
If you are visiting someone in prison don’t take drugs with you. Two women were arrested Friday when they were caught bringing in marijuana to Attica Correction Facility. The women are identified as 31-year-old Latoya Washington and 35-year-old Pamela Burroughs both of Rochester.
Washington was charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana. Burroughs is charged with conspiracy. They are now in the Wyoming County jail with bail set at 25 hundred dollars.
A traffic stop on route 5 in the town of Batavia led to the arrest of 19 year old Michael Dibble of Indiana Falls Road in Corfu. Dibble was found to be in possession of marijuana during the stop.
34-year-old Anthony Ray of Ellicott Street in Batavia has been charged with two counts of aggravatedharassment. Batavia Police say Ray allegedly sent threatening messages via cell phone to acquaintances.
22 year old David Dodd of Columbia Avenue in Batavia has been charged with harassment, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest followed a domestic incident during which Dodd is alleged that he damaged a vehicle and pushed a female acquaintance while children were present. He’s in jail with bail set at one thousand dollars.
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discussed the state's fiscal future over the weekend. Appearing on the "New York Now" broadcast, DiNapoli explained that the state's budget gap could be three times higher than anticipated. The Paterson administration initially projected that their could be an upcoming deficit of 315-million dollars. DiNapoli says the budget issues stem from changes in federal funding.