Batavia PD https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Batavia PD https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 19 May 2024 06:29:50 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Sat, 11 May 2024 14:30:00 -0400 As warm weather approaches BPD reminds public about crosswalk safety https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/as-warm-weather-approaches-bpd-reminds-public-about-crosswalk-safety/639344
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A pedestrian waits at a crosswalk at Ellicott Street and Jackson Street on Friday.
Photo by Howard Owens.

Press Release:

As temperatures rise and more and more people are outside taking advantage of good weather there will be increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well. With that comes the potential for motor vehicle collisions with pedestrians. 

Below are key points from New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic law on pedestrian safety. For more information visit www.safeny.ny.gov. (courtesy of the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee) 

When there are traffic-control signals:

  • A pedestrian has the right of way whenever a traffic signal shows a steady “Walk” or a walking person. 
  • A pedestrian must not cross if the phrase “Don’t Walk” or the upraised hand is flashing, even when crossing signals display a countdown showing remaining time left to cross. 
  • A pedestrian must not cross if the phrase “Don’t Walk” or the upraised hand is steady.
  • If a person has already started crossing on a “Walk” and the signal changes, then he or she can continue to a sidewalk or safety island. 

When there are crosswalks*:

  • Pedestrians have the right of way if there is an intersection or any marked crosswalk on the road and no traffic signals.
  • Drivers must yield, slowing or stopping, to allow pedestrians to cross. 

When there are no crosswalks*:

  • Drivers have the right of way if there are no intersections or no marked crosswalks on the road. 
  • Pedestrians must yield the right of way to vehicles.

*Definition of crosswalk from NYS V&T Section 110: (a) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway between the curbs, or the absence of curbs, between the edges of the traverse roadway. 

The City contains several mid-block crossings, similar to those found along the Ellicott Trail. These crossings are clearly marked and traffic must yield to pedestrians in these crosswalks.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/as-warm-weather-approaches-bpd-reminds-public-about-crosswalk-safety/639344#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/as-warm-weather-approaches-bpd-reminds-public-about-crosswalk-safety/639344 May 11, 2024, 2:30pm Batavia PD As warm weather approaches BPD reminds public about crosswalk safety Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="pedestrian-jackson-and-ellicott-batavia" class="image-style-large" height="532" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/pedestrian-jackson-and-ellicott-batavia.jpg?itok=55iFk5cQ" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>A pedestrian waits at a crosswalk at Ellicott Street and Jackson Street on Friday.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>As temperatures rise and more and more people are outside taking advantage of good weather there will be increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well. With that comes the potential for motor vehicle collisions with pedestrians.&nbsp;</p><p>Below are key points from New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic</p></blockquote>
Placement of construction fence for new police station draws complaints https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/placement-of-construction-fence-for-new-police-station-draws-complaints/639115
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Photo by Howard Owens

On Monday morning, workers moved a construction fence off the sidewalk behind a group of office buildings on Washington Avenue, Batavia, that was erected late last week in preparation for the start of construction of the new Batavia police station.

Dr. Tom Mazurkiewicz said he and other businesses in the complex were upset with the placement of the fence and even just moving it off the sidewalk isn't good enough.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/placement-of-construction-fence-for-new-police-station-draws-complaints/639115#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/placement-of-construction-fence-for-new-police-station-draws-complaints/639115 Apr 22, 2024, 2:29pm Batavia PD Placement of construction fence for new police station draws complaints Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="police station contruction" class="image-style-large" height="532" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/alva-washington-parking-lot-fence-2-construction.jpg?itok=Tp6eCxmo" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>On Monday morning, workers moved a construction fence off the sidewalk behind a group of office buildings on Washington Avenue, Batavia, that was erected late last week in preparation for the start of construction of the new Batavia police station.</p><p>Dr. Tom Mazurkiewicz said he and other businesses in the complex were upset with the placement of the fence and even just moving it off the sidewalk isn't good enough.</p>
Police vs. Fire hockey game raises $2,660 for McCarthy Foundation https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/police-vs-fire-hockey-game-raises-2660-for-mccarthy-foundation/638439
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In a charity hockey game on Sunday at the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena, Batavia PD beat the City Fire Department pretty handily, 11-3, but more importantly, 598 people attended, and the event raised $2,660 for the David M. McCarthy Memorial Foundation.

Photos by Philip Casper.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/police-vs-fire-hockey-game-raises-2660-for-mccarthy-foundation/638439#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/police-vs-fire-hockey-game-raises-2660-for-mccarthy-foundation/638439 Feb 26, 2024, 7:45am Batavia PD Police vs. Fire hockey game raises $2,660 for McCarthy Foundation Staff <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/dsc_0448.jpg?itok=MnthJqRt" width="800" height="640" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>In a charity hockey game on Sunday at the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena, Batavia PD beat the City Fire Department pretty handily, 11-3, but more importantly, 598 people attended, and the event raised $2,660 for the David M. McCarthy Memorial Foundation.</p><p><em>Photos by Philip Casper.</em></p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/dsc_0359.jpg?itok=5lTzEu4T" width="800" height="532" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/dsc_0424.jpg?itok=rd4AOMWj" width="800" height="532" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/zf1_7477.jpg?itok=SjmIRA-6" width="800" height="640" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/zf1_7497.jpg?itok=un2UN9D1" width="800" height="533" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/zf1_7516.jpg?itok=sRIoq8nM" width="800" height="1000" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/dsc_0439.jpg?itok=9jnL0zXA" width="800" height="640" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/zf1_7442.jpg?itok=coUp0qjO" width="800" height="1200" alt="batavia police vs. fire hockey" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div>
City police staffing study produces several recommendations for budget talks https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-police-staffing-study-produces-several-recommendations-for-budget-talks/638117
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Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch and Assistant Chief Chris Camp review the proposed 2025 budget and a state report at City Hall.
Photo by Joanne Beck

Become an accredited agency, clearly specify job responsibilities for each sergeant, have a desk officer to take walk-in complaints once the new police station is operational, hire and fill vacancies for two school crossing guards, bump up the patrol roster by five to 25 officers and add a full-time confidential secretary.

Those are the recommendations from a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services study for the Batavia Police Department. Chief Shawn Heubusch asked for a staffing study in June 2023, and he got back several recommendations that are up for consideration.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-police-staffing-study-produces-several-recommendations-for-budget-talks/638117#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-police-staffing-study-produces-several-recommendations-for-budget-talks/638117 Jan 31, 2024, 3:58pm Batavia PD City police staffing study produces several recommendations for budget talks jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="BPD Chief Shawn Heubusch and Assistant Chris Camp" class="image-style-large" height="479" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-01/chief-shawn-heubusch-and-assistant-chris-campbell-1.jpg?itok=8aon0Vjm" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch and Assistant Chief Chris Camp review the proposed 2025 budget and a state report at City Hall.</em><br><em>Photo by Joanne Beck</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Become an accredited agency, clearly specify job responsibilities for each sergeant, have a desk officer to take walk-in complaints once the new police station is operational, hire and fill vacancies for two school crossing guards, bump up the patrol roster by five to 25 officers and add a full-time confidential secretary.</p><p>Those are the recommendations from a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services study for the Batavia Police Department. Chief Shawn Heubusch asked for a staffing study in June 2023, and he got back several recommendations that are up for consideration.</p>
Fall, football, and security is back at VanDetta https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/fall-football-and-security-is-back-at-vandetta/636405
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File photo from 2018 by Howard Owens.

Fall is in the air, with the return of school, football games, and security guards at VanDetta Stadium.

The city school district issued a reminder letter this week about proper protocols during games at the sports venue, including extra security, wanding for “unauthorized” items, and monitoring parking. 

“Security at large gatherings has become more of a focus for police departments, and school districts across the country as well as ours. We have increased security efforts or police presence at nearly all our special events and details, including BCSD’s home football games and other BCSD events that are projected to draw larger attendance,” Chief Shawn Heubusch said. 

The Blue Devils will host Wayne Central at 7 p.m. Friday at VanDetta Stadium.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/fall-football-and-security-is-back-at-vandetta/636405#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/fall-football-and-security-is-back-at-vandetta/636405 Sep 8, 2023, 2:42pm Batavia PD Fall, football, and security is back at VanDetta jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="batavia blue devils" class="image-style-large" height="534" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-09/batavia-blue-devils-file-photo.jpg?itok=lqvx4jbv" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>File photo from 2018 by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p><span>Fall is in the air, with the return of school, football games, and security guards at VanDetta Stadium.</span></p><p><span>The city school district issued a reminder letter this week about proper protocols during games at the sports venue, including extra security, wanding for “unauthorized” items, and monitoring parking.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>“Security at large gatherings has become more of a focus for police departments, and school districts across the country as well as ours. We have increased security efforts or police presence at nearly all our special events and details, including BCSD’s home football games and other BCSD events that are projected to draw larger attendance,” Chief Shawn Heubusch said.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>The Blue Devils will host Wayne Central at 7 p.m. Friday at VanDetta Stadium.</span></p>
Batavia PD beats City Fire 14-13 in last at bat https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-pd-beats-city-fire-14-13-in-last-at-bat/636234
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After trailing the entire game, Batavia PD staged a comeback win in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the third meeting in a charity baseball game between the police department and the City of Batavia Fire Department.

The final score was 14-13 on Saturday evening at Dwyer Stadium.

Proceeds benefited the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-pd-beats-city-fire-14-13-in-last-at-bat/636234#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-pd-beats-city-fire-14-13-in-last-at-bat/636234 Aug 27, 2023, 3:09pm Batavia PD Batavia PD beats City Fire 14-13 in last at bat Howard Owens <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-08/police-fire-softball-game-2023.jpg?itok=9XjxeWi5" width="800" height="533" alt="batavia pd softball" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>After trailing the entire game, Batavia PD staged a comeback win in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the third meeting in a charity baseball game between the police department and the City of Batavia Fire Department.</p><p>The final score was 14-13 on Saturday evening at Dwyer</p>
Community Night Out continues to grow in partnership between Batavia PD and City Church https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/community-night-out-continues-to-grow-in-partnership-between-batavia-pd-and-city
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Part of Community Night Out at St. Anthony's is free food for community members who attend. 
Photo by Steve Ognibene

Community Night Out, formerly National Night Out, was an event Batavia put on at various locations in the city every year, but it seems to have a long-term home at St. Anthony's, and a partner in City Church, that has helped it grow.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/community-night-out-continues-to-grow-in-partnership-between-batavia-pd-and-city#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/community-night-out-continues-to-grow-in-partnership-between-batavia-pd-and-city Aug 23, 2023, 2:03pm Batavia PD Community Night Out continues to grow in partnership between Batavia PD and City Church Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Batavia Police Community Night out food being served " class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-08/a76y9588.jpg?itok=-qtfT3Jq" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Part of Community Night Out at St. Anthony's is free food for community members who attend.&nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Community Night Out, formerly National Night Out, was an event Batavia put on at various locations in the city every year, but it seems to have a long-term home at St. Anthony's, and a partner in City Church, that has helped it grow.</p><p><em>Reader support of The Batavian helps us bring you community coverage. &nbsp;</em><a href="my.thebatavian.com"><em>Join Early Access Pass today</em></a><em>!</em></p>
City Council agrees to NET a solution for crime https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-council-agrees-to-net-a-solution-for-crime/636085
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July 2023 File Photo of an incident at an apartment complex in Batavia shows concerned neighbors watching as city police officers walk a suspect to the patrol car. City officials have decided to hire another police officer an re-establish the Neighborhood Enforcement Team in an effort to curb nuisance and gun violence issues throughout the city.
Photo by Howard Owens.

 

Recent incidents of violence — four gun shootings in the last three months — have pushed city officials to put a quick thaw on a hiring freeze that was locked until March 2024.

Instead, City Manager Rachael Tabelski has suggested bringing one more police officer on board and providing training, vehicles, and additional equipment for the new and a current officer to become a more intense Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) to assist the city police department and detectives to “more efficiently, proactively keep the community safer.”

“Because I think it's critically important that we have our zone cars that are out on calls. They respond very quickly to people's homes, and they're very responsive. But we need a proactive team to be in the neighborhoods doing gun and drug interdiction, and I think it's very important,” Tabelski said Monday during City Council’s conference session at City Hall. “So we're gonna find a way to make it happen in the budget next year.”

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-council-agrees-to-net-a-solution-for-crime/636085#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-council-agrees-to-net-a-solution-for-crime/636085 Aug 15, 2023, 8:05am Batavia PD City Council agrees to NET a solution for crime jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="July 2023 file photo at Meadows apartments" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-08/meadows-apt-standoff-july-302023.jpg?itok=G-rm8Xag" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>July 2023 File Photo of an incident at an apartment complex in Batavia shows concerned neighbors watching as city police officers walk a suspect to the patrol car. City officials have decided to hire another police officer an re-establish the Neighborhood Enforcement Team in an effort to curb nuisance and gun violence issues throughout the city.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Recent incidents of violence — four gun shootings in the last three months — have pushed city officials to put a quick thaw on a hiring freeze that was locked until March 2024.</p><p>Instead, City Manager Rachael Tabelski has suggested bringing one more police officer on board and providing training, vehicles, and additional equipment for the new and a current officer to become a more intense Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) to assist the city police department and detectives to “more efficiently, proactively keep the community safer.”</p><p>“Because I think it's critically important that we have our zone cars that are out on calls. They respond very quickly to people's homes, and they're very responsive. But we need a proactive team to be in the neighborhoods doing gun and drug interdiction, and I think it's very important,” Tabelski said Monday during City Council’s conference session at City Hall. “So we're gonna find a way to make it happen in the budget next year.”</p>
Community night out proceeds to support K-9 program https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/community-night-out-proceeds-to-support-k-9-program/635881 Press Release:

The City of Batavia Police Department announced that Batavia Downs Gaming, Upstate Niagara/O-AT-KA Milk Products and WNY Heroes have signed on as Diamond Sponsors ($2,500+) for the department’s annual Batavia Police Community Night.  

The event is in partnership with The City Church and will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anthony's, 114 Liberty St., Batavia.  Batavia Police Community Night is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make safer neighborhoods. 

Various organizations and groups once again will be participating in the annual event which will include free food, a bounce house, games for kids and more.  

There are various sponsorship opportunities at the Bronze level ($249 or less); Silver level ($250 - $499); Gold level ($500 -$2,499); and, Diamond level ($2,500+). There will be several interactive displays and booths available. The sponsorship deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2023. 

“This event is aimed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community,” said Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch. “The support of sponsors is critical to this effort and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of various businesses across the city and region as they recognize the vital importance between law enforcement and the community we serve.” 

Gold sponsors include Chapin, Genesee County Youth Bureau, Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, Mogavero's Auto and the Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union. 

Silver sponsors include Batavia Teachers' Association, Batavia Original Pizzeria, GCASA, Genesee County Economic Development Center, Habitat for Humanity Genesee County, Horizons Health Services, Northside Deli, Salmon Orthodontics, Southside Deli, V.J. Gautieri Constructors, Inc., and the WNY Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Bronze sponsors include Bob Bialkowski, Batavia Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home and Roman’s. 

For more information and for those interested in a sponsorship opportunity, should contact Batavia Police Department Detective Matthew Wojtaszczyk at 585-345-6357 or at mwojtaszczyk@batavianewyork.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/community-night-out-proceeds-to-support-k-9-program/635881#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/community-night-out-proceeds-to-support-k-9-program/635881 Jul 29, 2023, 5:17pm Batavia PD Community night out proceeds to support K-9 program Press Release <p><span>Press Release:</span></p><blockquote><p><span>The City of Batavia Police Department announced that Batavia Downs Gaming, Upstate Niagara/O-AT-KA Milk Products and WNY Heroes have signed on as Diamond Sponsors ($2,500+) for the department’s annual Batavia Police Community Night.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>The event is in partnership with The City Church and will take place on Tuesday</span></p></blockquote>
Batavia Downs donates unclaimed funds to K-9 units with Batavia PD, GCSO https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-downs-donates-unclaimed-funds-to-k-9-units-with-batavia-pd-gcso/635690
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Deputy James Stack with K-9 Rayzor, Deputy Andrew Mullen with K-9 Frankie, and Officer Stephen Quider with K-9 Batu.
Photo by Howard Owens. 

Press release:

On Thursday, a ceremony was held in the lobby at Batavia Downs Gaming as Batavia Downs presented both local K-9 Units with a check from money that went unclaimed at Batavia Downs. 

When the money went unclaimed, Batavia Downs decided to sponsor the Department’s K-9 Unit as they have done in the past.  Both the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department and the Batavia Police Department’s K-9 Units received $2,000 each.

“We’re happy to once again support the local K-9 Units,” said Henry Wojtaszek, President and CEO of Batavia Downs.  “Now more than ever, it’s important for our local law enforcement to have the resources they need to keep local residents safe.  These officers do so much for the community, and we’re glad to do our part to help.”

“We appreciate the support from local businesses like Batavia Downs, “said Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron, Jr.  “These funds will help cover the K-9 unit’s expenses like food, training and equipment.”

“Public support and donations play an integral role in supporting our K-9 program,“ said Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch.  “These funds will be used to offset the cost of food, veterinary services, training, equipment and other K-9-related expenses.”

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Henry Wojtaszek, CEO of Batavia Downs.
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K-9 Batu
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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-downs-donates-unclaimed-funds-to-k-9-units-with-batavia-pd-gcso/635690#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-downs-donates-unclaimed-funds-to-k-9-units-with-batavia-pd-gcso/635690 Jul 14, 2023, 5:35pm Batavia PD Batavia Downs donates unclaimed funds to K-9 units with Batavia PD, GCSO Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Batavia downs K-9 donation" class="image-style-large" height="522" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/batavia-downs-k-9-donation-2023.jpg?itok=kcmOdQts" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Deputy James Stack with K-9 Rayzor, Deputy Andrew Mullen with K-9 Frankie, and Officer Stephen Quider with K-9 Batu.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.&nbsp;</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press release:</p><blockquote><p><span>On Thursday, a ceremony was held in the lobby at Batavia Downs Gaming as Batavia Downs presented both local K-9 Units with a check from money that went unclaimed at Batavia Downs.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>When the money went unclaimed, Batavia Downs decided to sponsor the Department’s K-9 Unit as</span></p></blockquote>