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Police looking to identify male suspiciously lurking around school

By Howard B. Owens


UPDATE from Batavia PD:

The male in the photos has been identified. Batavia Police Detectives have located and spoken to the person. There is no credible threat to the schools at this time. The Batavia Police Department would like to thank all of our media partners for spreading the information and the citizens of Batavia for all of their tips. We appreciate everyone’s effort in helping us keep our schools and children safe!

Press release:

The Batavia Police Department is looking for the public's assistance in identifying the male seen in the photos. The male has been seen outside local schools on 03/04/2020 and 03/05/2020.

School officials from the Batavia City School District and St. Joseph School notified police of the individual. Staff from St. Joseph confronted the male, who then fled prior to police arrival. A search of the area was conducted but the individual was not located.

The Batavia Police, Batavia City School District, and St. Joseph School would like to assure the public that there has been no threat to the schools at this time.

The security measures in place in conjunction with school staff training are what have brought this individual to police attention. Additional steps have been taken to further protect students and staff and will continue until this individual is identified.

Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the male may contact Detective Sergeant Matt Lutey at 585-345-6311, or the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, or the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370.





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