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Law and Order: Former Batavia business owner arrested in Victor

By Howard B. Owens
Mar 5, 2014, 9:16am

Jason Lang, 30, of Liberty Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving. Lang was arrested in Ontario County for an incident reported at 1 p.m. Monday at Pearl Vision in Eastview Mall. Lang allegedly stole two pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $358. He allegedly fled from police. He later turned himself in to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. He was arraigned in Victor Town Court and jailed on $5,000 bail, $10,000 bond. (Source: Finger Lakes Daily News / Click here for previous coverage of Jason Lang).

Aaron Michael Bove, 23, of East Buffalo Street, Churchville, is charged with grand larceny, 4th. Bove allegedly stole $1,000 in cash from a business in Bethany while there cleaning the establishment.

A 16-year-old resident of North Bergen Road, Bergen, is charged with harassment, 2nd. The youth allegedly struck another student in the head during a class at Byron-Bergen High School.

Daniel Paul Hinca, 18, of Railroad Avenue, Alexander, John M. Francis, 20, of Vernon Avenue, Batavia, and a 17-year-old resident of Vernon Avenue, Batavia, are charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The trio were allegedly found in the rear parking lot of 80 Vernon Ave., Batavia, following a complaint about people in a vehicle who appeared to be smoking marijuana. The three defendants were allegedly found in possession of a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Putnam

FFS When are we going to stop making people criminals for smoking a bit of herb... Now 3 people who are young and just starting life as adults have a criminal history. You just go ahead and drink as much alcohol as you like though....Oh wait you cant, your not 21. Two of you are old enough to get shot and die in a war though,

Mar 5, 2014, 6:35pm Permalink
Laura Westfall

Didn't Jason Lang run that smoke shop/ tattoo parlor Laughing Buddha? He was in all kinds of trouble back then as far as not turning his inventory over to the police and OD-ing on bath salts causing him to be on a bad trip and end up at the ER? What roll models we have in our little city. How did a person with his record ever get a business licence to begin with let alone a DBA??? Makes you wonder :)

Mar 5, 2014, 10:27pm Permalink
Laura Westfall

Until it passes... the law is the law. Now if they were in one of their homes, out of sight out of mind. The law won't mess with you unless you give them reason. What happens behind closed doors should remain there (unless someone or thing is being harmed). What someone does in their own home SHOULD be their own business but when someone doesn't think things out and uses in a parked car and gets caught... well then they need to learn a lesson. When I was younger, the drinking age was 18 but back then in the 80's, 18 year old's were much more responsible than MOST 18 year old's today. Judges were a lot more strict as far as penalizing you. I went to jail being pregnant with my first child for a 10 day inspection sticker running out and a loud muffler. What I am getting at is they are all old enough to know it is against the law and still decided to flaunt it in a parking lot in the city. If the younger 2 haven't been in trouble before, they should be able to use their youthful offender status.

Mar 5, 2014, 10:41pm Permalink
Laura Westfall

Well I think that should be on the ... To Be Changed List. Make people have to apply like credit checks or background checks. Make people have to supply references from former employers. What do you think?

Mar 5, 2014, 10:44pm Permalink

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