Law and Order: Oak Street resident accused of stealing shopping cart of beer
Mark A. Thweatt, 52, of 66 Oak St., Batavia, is charged with petit larceny and conspiracy, 6th. Thweatt is accused of stealing a shopping cart full of beer from Tops on Feb. 18. Store surveillance video and alert residents on Redfield Parkway were instrumental in the investigation, police said. A warrant was issued for Thweatt's arrest following the investigation and he was taken into custody Monday. (Initial Report)
Brandon M. Maldonado, 24, of Tracy Avenue, Batavia, is charged with possession of a forged instrument, 2nd. Maldonado was arrested following an investigation by Deputy Brian Thompson and Investigator Roger Stone into an alleged incident reported Nov. 1. Maldonado was sentenced Monday on a similar charge to a period of interim supervision by the Probation Department and ordered to pay $611 in restitution, which he said he would pay from his tax refund. On the new charge, Maldonado was arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and released.
Steven Michael Smith, 23, of Seminary Street, Auburn, is charged with assault, 3rd. Smith is accused of fighting with another person while at work at 1:15 p.m., Monday, at a location on Route 77, Alabama.
Joseph Zajaczkowski, 57, of Batavia, is charged with DWI and felony aggravated DWI. Zajaczkowski is accused of driving drunk in Niagara County with two 13-year-old passengers, a violation of Leandra's Law. He is also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.