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October 28, 2011 - 1:24pm

Law and Order: Le Roy woman accused of switching child's prescription

posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, crime, Oakfield, Le Roy.

Catherine R. Bater, 20, of 112 Lake St., Le Roy is charged with grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child 1st. Bater was arrested by Le Roy Police on two separate cases. In the first case, Bater is accused of stealing a laptop computer, digital camera and multiple DVDs from a residence on Lathrop Avenue on or about Sept. 25. The camera and computer were recovered. In the second incident, Bater is accused of switching out a prescription of generic Ritalin belonging to a juvenile with high blood pressure medication (Clonidine). The switched medication was subsequently administered to the juvenile causing the youth to lose consciousness. Batar was arraigned and jailed on an unspecified amount of bail.

Eric Bratcher, 22, of 7 1/2 North St., Le Roy, was arrested on a bench warrant. Batcher is accused of violating the terms of his release under supervision contract. Bratcher was originally charged Oct. 16 with burglary, accused of breaking into a Gilbert Street residence and stealing a video game system and games. Bratcher was jailed on an unspecified amount of bail.

Uriah Ian Charles Smoke, 26, of Bloomingdale Road, Basom, is charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd, and criminal mischief. Smoke is accused of throwing a glass coffee mug at a minivan while his girlfriend and their child were in the van. The impact caused the glass of the sliding door window to shatter, spraying the infant with glass. The infant was not injured.

Andrew Joseph Lennox, 23, of Webber Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with trespass. Lennox is accused of being on College Village property after being banned from the property.

David Culver
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Where is the assault 2nd and/or criminal diversion of a prescription 4th charges. I think to cause a child to lose consciousness is serious physical damage. Ms. Bater was only charged with a misd, no felonies. I think she got off pretty light.

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"another Batavia news source" reports the child was her daughter!
I agree with David, sounds like she is getting off easy!

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Severe side effects of Clonidine -
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); blurred vision or other vision changes; chest pain; decreased sexual desire or ability; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety, agitation, depression, nervousness, restlessness); severe or persistent headache or dizziness; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding.

Thankfully she isn't being charged with murder.

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No comment....(thought bubble: I've sworn off insulting stupidity times ten thousand.)

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I'll never Understand a mother, that would harm her child...yet no charges, the child wasn't taken from her?...so many more parent's out there like this to. It's a shame,that any parent would want to give a child any type of drugs. When, will they be held accountable??...When, a child is dead?

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I'm certainly not defending Bater but does anyone realize Clonidine is suggested for adhd and is often used in combination with other scripts to manage adhd? Her daughter was on Ritalin? Does that mean she was adhd idk? But We're still not informed why she would replace the med for the other, and hopefully this opens eyes to anyone with a child that may have been prescribed that?! Again not defending her actions she obviously makes poor decisions in life, esp after being arrested for stealing from a neighbor that doesn't help the situation at all.

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Clonidine is also used in treating withdrawal from narcotics.

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