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June 4, 2015 - 5:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in county government.

Press release:

Genesee County and a number of its municipal partners this week released their New York State mandated efficiency plan, demonstrating a projected local savings of approximately $14.3 million for the years covering 2017-2019. Joining in with the County on the shared services initiative is the City of Batavia, towns of Alexander, Byron, Bethany, Darien, Le Roy, Pavilion, Pembroke and the villages of Corfu, Le Roy and Oakfield.

While the plan is a requirement of the recent New York State Property Tax Rebate program, local municipalities have been streamlining programs, cutting discretionary spending, and sharing services for decades, i.e., combined dispatch, snow and ice contracts; shared highway equipment projects and municipal workers’ compensation pools and youth services administration sharing, as well as the privatization of ambulance services, which saved the City of Batavia in excess of $2 million six or seven years ago.

The local municipalities have achieved the most notable savings recently through shared assessment and code enforcement functions, shared waste water facilities between the City and Town of Batavia, sharing of County Health Department functions between Genesee and Orleans counties, workforce reductions, privatization of refuse collection by the City and the anticipated sale of the County Nursing Home.

According to the program’s requirement, the efficiency plan will be submitted to the State Division of Budget so that homeowners are able to receive their rebate checks in the Fall of 2016.

“Compiling the efficiency plan has been a valuable exercise in self-assessment and a worthwhile review of the way we have operated over the past dozen years," said Genesee County Manager Jay Gsell. "As local leaders, we need to continue to communicate with our residents regarding the savings we have accomplished, the difficult decisions we have had to make to cut programs and staff, and our plans for redefining what our county and our partners in local government do.

"Unlike school districts in New York State who are also required to submit efficiency plans and live with the property tax cap, other local governments in complying with the four year old tax cap/levy freeze are unable to exclude long-term debt from the tax-cap mandate, which in turn resulted in two to three Genesee County municipalities being unable to participate in this Efficiency Plan as they will likely have to exceed the tax-cap percentage growth factor due to water district debt funding. The New York State Executive and Legislative branches need to level the playing field for tax cap compliance for all units of local government/public agencies.”

Counties across the state continue to provide and fund essential programs and services as mandated by the State, while also seeing revenue decrease with the property tax cap, flat or falling sales tax revenue, and rising costs for health benefits, materials and equipment and double digit New York State pension assessments. However, Genesee County government along with the surrounding local municipalities have found ways to continue providing these crucial programs and services even while funds decrease, as demonstrated in the jointly submitted efficiency plan.

June 4, 2015 - 5:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in GCC.

Press release:

When Florence Colton saw a group of Genesee Community College students walking past her Bank Street home with a broken bicycle, she decided to give them a hand...or rather some wheels. Colton, who will be 70 on June 29, had two of her late son David's bicycles in her barn. The students helped her retrieve them and were delighted that Colton offered the bikes to them. GCC welcomes donations of working bicycles to help students get back and forth from campus to destinations in town for groceries, haircuts, clothing or recreation.

A recent forum between GCC students and Batavia area merchants revealed that one big hurdle preventing students from patronizing businesses in town is transportation. Downtown Batavia is about three miles from College Village, the residential community at GCC. Merchants on Veterans Memorial Drive are five miles away. Bus service is limited and walking is time-consuming.

"We have a collection of bikes that students can use and we even provide bike helmets purchased from Adam Miller's," said College Village Director John Sisson. "But because the bikes are generally reused from previous College Village student residents, some are not in the greatest condition. We'd welcome the donation of new bicycles or reused bikes in good working order. Our students definitely put them to use."

GCC houses more than 400 students at College Village. A number of them come from other countries, including Japan, France and Timor Leste. Students from these countries encountered Colton on a spring day.

"These kids were so nice and so polite," Colton recalled. "They commented on how nice my yard is."

Their predicament with the broken bike prompted Colton to offer the bikes that belonged to her son, David, who had passed away in December 2014.

"They were good solid bikes. I really didn't have any use for them and I knew David would like for somebody to have the bikes," Colton said. "And they [the students] were so happy and it just touched my heart that those were my son's bikes and these kids really appreciated these bikes."

The students posted photographs with Colton in social media under the hashtags #GreatDay and #CoolPeople.

"We were so happy to receive these bicycles," said Arsenio Ferreira, a student from Timor Leste. "We have been using them a lot."

The students continue a relationship with Colton, often stopping to say hi when they pass her home. Some have even offered to help her with the yardwork.

"I'm so independent," she said. "But I may take them up on it in the fall when it's time to rake leaves."

For Colton, the best part has been seeing her son's life touch others.

"It made me feel so good that David, through his mom, helped out these college kids," she said. "I just felt so blessed that they were such good kids and they could really use those bikes."

If anyone has bikes they'd like to donate to College Village, please contact John Sisson at (585) 343-0163 or [email protected].

College Village will accept bikes in good, working condition, but any bikes or bike parts received that are not in working condition will be donated to Trailside Bicycles located at 16271 Canal Road, Hulberton, NY in Orleans County, www.trailsidebicycles.com. Owner, Chris VanDusen hopes to one day help develop a program similar to R Community Bikes, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Rochester that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution to needy families in the Rochester area. (Go to http://rcommunitybikes.net/ for further information).

June 4, 2015 - 5:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Hogs for Heroes, charity.

The premiere Pig Roast Motorcycle Ride of the Hogs and Heroes Foundation is Saturday, June 6, at the Alabama American Legion, 6554 Alleghany Road, Alabama.

Cost is $10 per person and includes food, fun and a great ride.

Proceeds will be divided, with half going to hospice care at Crossroads House, and half to the PTSD Clinic at the NY State Veterans Home.

Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. Kick-stands up and ride begins at noon. Route is Alabama to Stan’s Harley-Davidson in Town of Batavia to Attic American Legion, back to Alabama.

There will be a basket raffle, 50/50 and a Prize Wheel.

Rain or shine. Come join the fun and bring a friend or two!

June 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue.

The June Cat Sale begins tomorrow, June 5th, at both the Genesee County Animal Shelter and Petco. Adoption costs are reduced by 50 percent for all cats a year old or older. Sale price is $20 per adult cat and includes an adorable feline over the age of 1, complete with a rabies vaccine, distempter combo vaccine, FIV/ FeLV testing, deworming treatment and flea treatment.

Anyone adopting a cat that's not already spayed or neutured will be also charged a $35 refundable deposit, paid back upon proof of surgery.

The sale runs through June 21.

According to ASPCA, each year about four million cats and kittens enter U.S. animal shelters. Open your heart and your home by taking advantage of this 50-percent-off adult cat adoption bonanza!

The county Animal Shelter is located at 3841 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia. Petco is in Batavia Town Center shopping mall at 4226 Veterans Memorial Drive.

www.vol4animals.org

(585) 343-6410

June 4, 2015 - 3:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in jackson square concerts, music, batavia, downtown.

Press release:

The Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District (BID) is sponsoring the 16th Annual Jackson Square Concert Series, each one is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, June 12th – Aug. 28th, in Downtown Batavia. Free to the public. Food and refreshments available. Rain Days at Batavia City Centre. Bring your own seating. More Info: Don Burkel at B.I.D. at 585-344-0900. Visit: www.downtownbataviany.com

The Jackson Square Concerts “ Friday Nights In The Square” will be featuring:

  • Genesee Symphony (Friday, June 12th)
  • Emerald Isle (June 26th)
  • Fat City (July 3rd)
  • Mitty & The Followers (July 10th)
  • Penny Whiskey (July 17th)
  • OHMS Band (July 24th)
  • Ghost Riders (July 31st)
  • Ghost Riders Drum & Bugle (July 31st)
  • It’s My Party (Aug. 7th)
  • Bluesway Band (Aug. 14th)
  • John Cole Blues Band (Aug. 21st)
  • C’est Bon Dance Band (Aug. 28th)
June 4, 2015 - 12:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in aviation, batavia.

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A Cessna airplane have landing gear difficulties needs to make an emergency landing at the Genesee County Airport, according to the FAA facility in Rochester. Town of Batavia Fire Department is dispatched to the airport in case they are needed when the plane lands. Only the pilot is aboard and the plane is carrying five hours worth of fuel.

UPDATE 12:39 p.m.: Mercy medics are also responding.

UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: "You will observe a low-flying plane approaching the runway," says a dispatcher. "They are trying to get the landing gear down manually." The airport is located at 4701 E. Saile Drive.

UPDATE 1:09 p.m.: The plane safely landed with all three landing wheels touching ground. Mercy medics are back in service, along with Town of Batavia. (There are three sets of landing wheels on the Cessna, in front, on left, and the right of the fuselage.)

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Top photo is of the pilot and plane heading to the hangar. Photo above, seconds after a safe landing.

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The Cessna passing over the airport for a visual inspection of his gear by ground crews.

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The pilot with ground crew members looking over his plane shortly after being pulled into the hangar.

The pilot declined an interview request, but he could be heard telling a member of the ground crew when his cockpit door was first opened, "that scared the shit out of me."

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The pilot, safe in the hangar. He was flying from Batavia to Rochester when he experienced a problem with his gear and returned to Batavia for a possible emergency landing. The gear functioned properly on landing.

 

June 4, 2015 - 7:56am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia.

A strong odor of natural gas at Batavia City Centre is reported and the city fire department is on scene investigating.

UPDATE 8:18 a.m.: National Fuel has been notified. No ETA given.

June 2, 2015 - 7:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, batavia.

A male caller to dispatch reports having just been assaulted by three females at Austin Park. City police are responding.

June 2, 2015 - 5:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, fishing.

Press release:

"Let’s Go Fishing!" To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 24th Annual Youth Fishing Derby, on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Ringneck Overlook, on Oak Orchard Ridge Road. On site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is no pre-registration or reservations required. Fishing is from 8 to 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to youths 17 years old and under, with no experience necessary. If this is your first time, some fishing gear will be available to borrow. Certificates will be awarded for the first-, second- and third-place participants in three age categories: 7 years and under; 8-12; and 13-17 years. Derby rules are available on our Web site: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/iroquois or by calling 585/948-5445. Participants and helpers must comply with New York State license requirements.

This event is one of the many ways the Refuge offers to connect people with nature. Connecting People with Nature: Ensuring the Future of Conservation is a national priority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the mission of “working to ensure that all Americans have enjoyable and meaningful experiences in the out-of-doors and develop strong life-long connections with the natural world.” The Youth Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to support the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.

Iroquois NWR is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, and is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Individuals with disabilities and any other person who may need special assistance to participate in this program should contact the Refuge at 585/948-5445 or at the Federal Relay No. 1-800-877-8339.

June 2, 2015 - 4:51pm

Press release:

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge will offer for bid 139 acres of grassland hay in five different fields ranging in size from 58 to 81 acres. The refuge annually provides a total of 1,400 acres of grassland habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. Active management of these grasslands is necessary to provide the highest quality nesting and migration habitat. The refuge haying program helps in this management process by reducing encroachment of broad leaf weeds and shrubs.

Hay will be allocated on a highest bid per field basis for each field. Sealed bids will be accepted until 12 p.m., July 2. An official Bid Sheet, available from the refuge headquarters, is required to make a bid. Completed Bid Sheets can be mailed to, or dropped off at the refuge headquarters at 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY 14013 and must contain all the information requested.

If you have any questions about the haying program or would like to see the fields, please call Madeline Prush at 585-948-5445, ext. 7036.

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is located midway between Rochester and Buffalo, and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

June 2, 2015 - 4:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in agriculture, batavia.

Press release:

When it opens for the season June 9, Genesee Country Farmers' Market will be celebrating its 41st year of providing "Locally Grown" fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty items to the Greater Batavia Area.

The Genesee Country Farmers' Market will take place in the Batavia Downs Parking lot located on Park Avenue. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays with the season running from Tuesday, June 9th, through Friday, Oct. 30th.

Market Manager Mike Bakos says "This market is the original Farmers' Market in Genesee County and remains a Grow-Your-Own market featuring locally grown produce and specialty items. Many of last year's vendors will be returning along with some new additions."

Parties interested in joining the market to become a Seasonal Vendor or Day Vendor may contact Sharon Brent at (716)-560-0853 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Qualifying charities, service-groups, or 501c3 organizations that would like to participate in the market may obtain a "FREE" market stall by contacting the market at (716) 866-4958 or by e-mail at [email protected].

June 2, 2015 - 4:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, pre-K.

Press release:

The Batavia City School District is pleased to offer the free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program for students and will continue to operate the program in the 2015-2016 school year, pending New York State funding. UPK provides an opportunity for 4-year-old children, at no cost to their families, to be involved in developmentally appropriate educational classes that, following the regular school calendar, meet Monday through Friday during the school year.

Since its implementation, the District has provided a half-day program, with a choice of either morning or afternoon sessions. If new State regulations are passed and the District receives funding, a full-day UPK option also will be offered in the 2015-2016 school year.

(Note that if the YMCA is selected once again to be the community-based organization to provide UPK in 2015-2016, they offer additional “wrap around” programs consisting of Child Watch in the morning followed by UPK in the afternoon from12:30-3:00 p.m., then School Aged Child Care afterward. While there is no charge for UPK, there is a charge for the morning Child Watch and afternoon Child Care programs.)

Children who are residents of the District, are 4 years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2015, and who are not enrolled in a special education program with the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, are eligible to apply.

Letters/applications have been mailed to all known eligible families, but also are available at the District Business Office in the administrative wing of Batavia High School (260 State St.), or by calling 343-2480, ext. 1002. They can also be downloaded from the District’s Web site (www.bataviacsd.org) by using the pull-down menu at the top of the page labeled “District,” then clicking on the link for Student Registration.

Applications should be returned as soon as possible. If there are more applicants than openings, a lottery system will be used to place as many children as possible, with the rest being placed on a waiting list.

June 2, 2015 - 4:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Batavia Rotary Club.

The Batavia Rotary Club has announced that its 2015 Fly-In Breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day) at the Genesee County Airport, 4701 Saile Drive, Batavia. Rotarians will cook breakfast for more than 1,500 guests, as well as dozens of pilots who will fly their aircraft to the Batavia airport that morning.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 4 to 12; and free for children under the age of 4. Tickets for the event may be obtained from any member of the Batavia Rotary Club or at the door.

Residents throughout Western New York are invited to enjoy breakfast, meet the pilots, and view their aircraft. The Fly-In Breakfast menu will feature sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages. Over the years, the volunteer Rotarian-cooks have become known for their "any-way-you-want-them" omelets, which will once again be available.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Batavia Rotary Club's programs for youth and community programs. Last year, the Club donated more than $100,000 to charitable causes.

Fly-In Breakfast Co-Chair Edmund Leising said that more than 50 Rotarians have already volunteered to help with the event.

"Whether you like a great home-cooked breakfast, the thrill of watching airplanes land and meet the pilots, or just coming out on a Sunday morning and meeting friends, this is an event no one should miss," he said.

Saile Drive is located just north of the City of Batavia and the Batavia exit of the New York State Thruway, off Route 98.

June 2, 2015 - 4:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, zonta club.

Press release:

The Zonta Club of Batavia Genesee County presented its annual scholarships and awards to several local seniors during a ceremony in May at the Dibble Family Center.

The Muriel Pies Art Scholarship was awarded to Batavia High School student  Marissa Carbonell. She plans to attend Nazareth College for Theater and Music.

Jessica Colopy is from Oakfield-Alabama High School and is the recipient of a Zonta Scholarship. Jessica will be attending Columbia College pursuing a degree in Political Journalism.

Kelsey Milligan of Pavilion High School received a Zonta Scholarship and will be attending Nazareth College and pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy.

Briana Parker of Batavia High School is the recipient of a Zonta Scholarship. She will be attending Genesee Community College with a transfer to SUNY Fredonia in pursuit of a Criminal Justice degree.

The Mabel Ellis Math Scholarship was awarded to Jordyn Doran, of Pavilion High School. Jordyn who will be attending SUNY Geneseo and will be majoring in Math and Business Administration.

This year the Belva Meyer Scholarship was received by Elizabeth Bolton.  Elizabeth will be attending SUNY Geneseo, and will be pursuing a degree in Child Psychology.

The Ann Robertson Scholarship has been awarded  to Natalie Moulton of Notre Dame High School. Natalie will be attending the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Business.

The Winnie Legg Scholarship is awarded to Jessica Meyers of Alexander High School. Jessica will be attending Nazareth College pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy.

The Z-Club Special Award was presented to Ivana Marroquin of Batavia High School. Ivana will be attending John Jay College and will be pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

Congratulations to all our 2015 scholarship and award recipients!

If you are interested in learning more about Zonta and our activities, we meet the third Wednesday of the month. Please call Patty at (585)259-0356, for more information.

June 2, 2015 - 4:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in st. joseph's school, batavia.

Press release:

St. Joseph Catholic School's sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders participated in our annual Spelling Bee; below are those who placed in the top seven:

7th place: David Doan, of Batavia
6th place: Faith Falkowski, of Batavia
5th place: Rachel Nickerson, of Elba
4th Place: Spencer Misiti, of Batavia
3rd Place: Isabelle Cooper, of Pavillon
2nd Place: Bella March, of Batavia
1st Place: Adryona Miller, of Albion

The winning word was, "spaghetti."

June 2, 2015 - 3:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in muckdogs, sports, education.

Press release:

The Class-A Short-Season New York-Penn League and its member clubs are proud to announce that the league's philanthropic arm, the NYPL Charitable Foundation, will once again award over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league's 14 markets.

Now in its seventh year, the 2015 NYPL Scholarship Contest is open to any graduating senior from a public or private high school within the league's footprint. Any student who has been accepted at a two or four-year college or university, vocational school, or technical education institution is eligible. Applicants will be judged based on academic performance, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and the impact their local NYPL club and Minor League Baseball have had on their lives.

The scholarship contest will consist of two stages -- a local round and a divisional round. In the local stage, students will apply directly to their local NYPL team, with one applicant chosen by each of the 14 teams to advance to the divisional/final round. The 14 finalists will then be separated by the division of the team they represent. The winning application from each of the NYPL's three divisions (McNamara, Pinckney and Stedler) will receive the top prize of a $2,500 scholarship. All other finalists will receive a $250 book award.

The deadline to submit applications to the nearest NYPL team is June 26.

“The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation and our 14 member clubs are pleased to have the opportunity to assist outstanding high school seniors within our league’s footprint for the sixth consecutive season,” said Ben J. Hayes, president of the New York-Penn League. “This program will again recognize those seniors who not only meet and exceed traditional scholarship criteria, but demonstrate the positive community impact and lifelong memories fostered by their local NYPL clubs throughout the year.”

High school seniors interested in entering the 2015 Scholarship Contest can obtain the official application from their local NYPL club, or by visiting the league's official Web site, New York-Penn League.com.

Each club's winner, including the three $2,500 scholarship recipients, will be selected in late July and honored at a game in August.

The New York-Penn League and its 14 member clubs created the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in 2003. The mission of the Foundation is to provide focus and support for the collective and individual charitable and community efforts of the New York-Penn League, its clubs, and their staff.

June 2, 2015 - 3:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, bergen, Announcements.

The Byron-Bergen Central School District will be serving your and your family delicious breakfasts and lunches this summer, July 6 through Aug. 7. The goal is to provide the community with convenient, economical and healthy meals. ALL KIDS EAT FREE. No paperwork necessary. Adults pay $2.50 for breakfast and $4 for lunch.

Meals are available from Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Just show up at the cafeteria!

Questions? Call the elementary school at 585-494-1220, ext. 1015.

June 1, 2015 - 4:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, hlom.

SIGN UP NOW HOLLAND LAND OFFICE MUSEUM HISTORY HEROES SUMMER PROGRAM JULY 28TH – AUG. 7TH.
FOR MORE INFORMATION 585‐343‐4727 
HOLLANDLANDOFFICE.COM AND CLICK ON THE EVENTS TAB

June 1, 2015 - 3:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, batavia, bergen, pembroke.

Kelsey Anne Sanders, 28, of Hutchins Street, Batavia, was arrested May 30 for allegedly allowing her dog to habitually run at large in the neighborhood. She was issued an electronically generated appearance ticket and released from custody. She is to appear in City Court on June 9. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer Marc Lawrence.

Amanda M. Rumble, 27, of State Street, Batavia, was arrested May 27 after her dog was allegedly observed by law enforcement to be running at large on State Street. There have been previous complaints filed with regard to Rumble's dog running at large throughout the neighborhood, according to Officer Kevin DeFelice's police report. She was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in City Court on June 9.

Tyrone L. Richardson, 39, of McKinley Ave., Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly disabling equipment to prevent an emergency call, and criminal obstruction of breathing / blood circulation. Richardson was arrested May 29 following an investigation into a domestic incident on Evans Street in the City of Batavia. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer Eric Foels, assisted by Officer Matthew Wojtaszczyk.

Sean Douglas Lacy, 28, of West Bergen Road, Bergen, was arrested May 29 and charged with driving with a BAC above. .08, driving while intoxicated, and speeding (66 mph in a 55-mph zone). He was charged with DWI after being stopped for allegedly speeding in the Town of Stafford. He is scheduled to appear in Stafford Town Court on June 25. The matter was investigated by Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Erion, assisted by Deputy Gregory Walker.

Jayson W. Dersham, 32, of Wortendyke Road, Batavia, is charged with second-degree burglary. He was arrested May 29 for the crime which he allegedly committed on Feb. 22 on Maple Street in the City of Batavia. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer James DeFreze, assisted by Officer Matthew Lutey.

Glenn H. Quintern, 56, of Central Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt. He was arrested May 30 as the result of an incident on Central Avenue wherein he allegedly violated an order of protection. He was put in Genesee County Jail on $10,000 bail. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer Christopher Lindsay, assisted by Officer Chad Richards.

Tyler Austin Stoddard, 20, of Meiser Road, Pembroke, is charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He was arrested May 9 follwoing an incident wherein he allegedly contacted a person via phone, in violation of an order of protection issued by Genesee County Family Court. The matter was investigated by Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hale.

Benjamin D. Seekins, 26, of Woodrow Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon. He was arrested May 28 after he was allegedly found to be in possession of metal knuckles while officers were investigating a suspicious condition. He is scheduled to appear in Batavia Town Court on June 18. The matter was investigated by Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Erion, assisted by Deputy Chad Minuto.

Celestino Barrera-Antunez, 34, of South Main Street, Batavia, is charged with failure to appear. An arrest warrant was executed and Barrera-Antunez was arrested May 30 after he allegedly failed to appear in court May 22 on a traffic ticket. He posted $210 bail and is to appear in City Court on June 9. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer Christopher Lindsay, assisted by Officer Chad Richards.

John M. Morton, 36, of North Canal Road, Lockport, is charged with failure to obey a stop / park sign. He had an active arrest warrant out of the City of Batavia for not answering a parking ticket. He turned himself in at Batavia Police Headquarters on May 31 and posted $25 bail. He is to appear in City Court on June 2. The matter was investigated by Batavia Police Officer James DeFreze.

Jason E. Waddington, 38, of Mount Read Boulevard, Greece, is charged with improper parking between 2 and 6 a.m. Waddington had an active arrest warrant out of the City of Batavia for allegedly failing to answer a parking ticket dated April 11, 2011. He was located by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and turned over to Batavia Police Officer James DeFreze. He posted $100 bail, was issued a computer-generated appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Batavia City Court on June 9.

May 31, 2015 - 4:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A car has crashed into the house at 9346 Creek Road. Unknown injuries. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between East Road and Old Creek Road, Batavia.

UPDATE 4:28 p.m.: One minor leg injury is reported.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: Howard at the scene says a car was stopped in the driveway and the driver's foot slipped off the brake, causing the vehicle to move and hit the nearby enclosed porched. A woman was sitting inside the porch and some debris fell on her leg, causing a minor wound. Medics treated her at the scene. A code enforcement officer is heading there to assess any structural damage to the porch.

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: The code enforcement officer is on scene. The Town of Batavia Fire Department is back in service.

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