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February 8, 2023 - 7:00am

Law and Order: Motorist pursues driver on foot after hit-and-run leading to arrest

posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, news.

Taylor M. Peyman, 31, of Washington Avenue, Batavia, is charged with felony DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation 1st, failure to yield the right of way and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. A hit-and-run accident was reported on Jackson Street, Batavia, on Jan.28 at an unspecified time. Peyman allegedly struck another vehicle head-on and then drove away. The other motorist involved in the accident pursued Peyman on foot and gave his location to police when he parked in a parking lot on East Main Street.  Peyman was arrested by Officer John Gombos after reportedly failing a field sobriety test.  He was released on an appearance ticket.

Jason W Lebar, 37, of Bethany Center Road, Bethany, is charged with criminal mischief 3rd and petit larceny. Lebar is accused of prying a vehicle emblem from the rear of a pickup truck at a local dealership on Feb. 1.  There was reportedly significant damage to the vehicle. He is also accused of trying to remove another emblem, destroying it in the process. Lebar was arraigned in City Court and released.

Michael A. Shelter, 32, of Judge Road, Oakfield, is charged with criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  Officer Joseph Weglarski investigated a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the City of Batavia and uncovered an apparent disturbance involving Shelter and a person protected by an order of protection. Shelter allegedly fled the scene in the victim's car. Shelter was jailed pending arraignment.

Jessica L Holtz, 39, of William Street, Batavia, was arrested on two warrants. Holtz was arrested following her release from the Monroe County Jail. One warrant stemmed from an alleged petit larceny in November 2021. The second warrant stemmed from an alleged petit larceny at a church in November 2021. Holtz was held pending arraignment.

Krista S Kiblin, 32, of Mason Avenue, Rochester, is charged with petit larceny. Kiblin allegedly stole merchandise from a business in Batavia at an unspecified location on Jan. 27. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Matthew J Brown, 38, of Chestnut Street, Batavia, is charged with owning/harboring an unlicensed dog. Brown is accused of failure to license a dog after being warned to license the dog. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Kyle J Schroeder, 26, of Clinton Street, Batavia, was arrested on four warrants out of City Court. The first warrant stems from an arrest on charges of criminal trespass and petit larceny on April 25.  The second warrant stems from an arrest for driving while ability impaired by combined influence of drugs and alcohol and criminal possession of a controlled substance on May 11. The third warrant stems from an arrest on a criminal possession of a controlled substance charge on Aug. 25.  The fourth bench warrant stems from an arrest for criminal mischief on Oct. 11.  Schroeder was held pending arraignment.

An 18-year-old male of Washington Avenue in Batavia is charged with criminal contempt 1st and assault 3rd. The youth was arrested Feb. 1 after an investigation into a physical altercation and a violation of an order of protection in the City of Batavia.  The youth was arraigned in City Court and jailed on $500 bail, $2,000 bond, or $5,000 partially secured bond.


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