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January 20, 2020 - 2:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, scanner.

A trio of shoplifting suspects at Kohl's Department Store allegedly refused to stop for store security.

They left the store; two females were walking on foot near ESL Federal Credit Union, headed toward Home Depot. A male who was with them reportedly left in a Nissan with Georgia license plates.

Both female suspects were said to be wearing black jackets and pants. No description of merchandise allegedly taken from Kohl's.

Sheriff's deputies have the male detained by Five Guys hamburger shop.

January 17, 2020 - 11:38am
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, news, scanner.

A 3-year-old child was found wandering around in the 6200 block of Main Road in Stafford. The caller to the Emergency Dispatch Center who found the tot is heading to the Le Roy Police Station where an officer is en route to take custody of the child until his or her parent or guardian is located.

December 24, 2019 - 12:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, scanner.

City police are responding to two vehicles parked roadside on Oak Street, just north of La Crosse Avenue.

"Apparently, some sort of road rage incident," the dispatcher says, adding that the caller reports "the suspect" pulled a knife on her. 

Then the caller reported that the person was following her down the roadway.

Police tell dispatch they are on scene just north of Tracy Avenue.

December 20, 2019 - 11:23am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, scanner, news.

A deputy is responding to The Shoe Department store at 4140 Veterans Memorial Drive for a report of a red GMC Acadia with its engine running in the parking lot with a small child alone inside.

UPDATE 11:37 a.m.: The vehicle could not be located when the deputy arrived.

December 18, 2019 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, crime, news, batavia.

A woman who lives on Ross Street in the city has a criminal mischief complaint. She was just at Batavia Police Department and returned home and now all her tires are flat.

She told a dispatcher she believes someone slashed her tires while she was inside the police headquarters on Main Street. Police are outside with the caller and her vehicle now on Ross Street.

December 18, 2019 - 1:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the Target store in Batavia after a caller reported to the emergency dispatch center that a man left a baby alone inside a black Volvo SUV in the parking lot, and a boy outside in the snow on a bench, and went inside the store.

He was seen standing at the customer service counter, described as a white male, about 40 years old, wearing a gray jacket.

He returned to his vehicle and a deputy is speaking with him now.

December 15, 2019 - 3:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, scanner, news.

A caller to dispatch reports a male in front of Genesee Dental on Main Street in Downtown Batavia was observed drinking a half pint of alcohol and he is now "checking the doors, air boxing and doing pushups on the sidewalk." City police are responding.

November 19, 2019 - 10:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, batavia, news, scanner.

Fire is reported at 415 E. Main St. in the City of Batavia. It is reported that the building is evacuated. City Fire Department is on scene. A Mercy ambulance is requested for a person suffering from possible smoke inhalation.

The location is between Bank and Wiard Ross and Vine streets.

UPDATE 11:15 p.m.: Medics are back in service with a patient sign-off.

October 29, 2019 - 3:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner.

A man on Cherry Street in the city called emergency dispatch to report that his neighbor "came onto his property and cut down his tree." The complainant wishes to speak with an officer, so one is en route.

October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, batavia.

The Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center has received mutiple calls about a white male wearing a camouflage jacket and carrying a sword walking on Vine Street toward Main Street in Batavia. City police are dispatched.

UPDATE 2:01 p.m.: A police officer in the area reports seeing no one matching that description.

September 21, 2019 - 12:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner.

A caller on East Main Street in Batavia reports the padlock on his bicycle is broken and "he's insisting that police have the tools to remove it," says a dispatcher. "He won't take no for an answer."

Batavia police just arrived at his location.

September 20, 2019 - 1:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, crime, news, batavia.

A larceny of several coats is reported at Dick's Sporting Goods in Towne Center at Batavia. A black female and male reportedly left the store with the merchandise, got into an unknown make vehicle, and left the parking lot in an unknown direction of travel.

Law enforcement is responding. The store employees are trying to get more information from the customer who allegedly spotted the larceny.

UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: The getaway car is reportedly a black four-door sedan; another person allegedly was driving the vehicle -- so there are three people involved. No clothing descriptions provided.

September 20, 2019 - 11:49am
posted by Billie Owens in crime, scanner, news, batavia, downtown batavia public market.

A larceny of tomatoes from a stand at the Downtown Batavia Public Market is reported.

A caller to dispatch reports the alleged tomato nabber is driving a silver SUV that is now in the drive-thru at Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union, adjacent to the outdoor market on Alva Place. Batavia police responding.

UPDATE 11:52 a.m.: It is said that the complainant is "not interested in pursuing (charges); they just want him advised that he's not welcome back here."

September 16, 2019 - 4:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, batavia.

Somewhere in the city, Batavia police are responding to a complainant who called emergency dispatch after a having a verbal dispute with a neighbor about "children playing in the front yard."

September 13, 2019 - 8:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, batavia, news, scanner.

City fire is called to respond to the report of a large bonfire at 243 S. Swan St.

September 10, 2019 - 4:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in traffic, news, scanner, batavia.

The dispatch center has received numerous phone calls complaining of "significant traffic back up in the area of West Main and Woodrow Road due to all the road closures." City police are responding for traffic control.

September 10, 2019 - 3:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, scanner, batavia, news.

A car vs. fire hyrdrant accident is reported in the city at 430 E. Main St.

UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: A first responder says it is believed the driver of a pickup truck that sheared off a fire hydrant and struck a rock wall in front of GCASA had a medical issue. The driver did not appear to be seriously injured. Mercy medics were evaluating him at the scene. City Fire Chief Stefano Napolitano said the accident was initially called in by an off-duty city firefighter who witnessed it. The firefighter said the truck struck a parked vehicle; that there was full air-bag deployment; and the truck came to rest on a wall. When firefighters and medics arrived, the truck driver was sitting on the porch. "It could have been a lot worse," Napolitano said. "This is a busy sidewalk -- a lot of pedestrians. We could have had multiple victims struck or pinned on the wall." GCASA Executive Director John Bennett said it was very fortuitous that there were no clients of GCASA out front smoking at the time of this incident or it could have resulted in injuries or even death. Normally, Bennett said, there might be as many as five to 15 people smoking cigarettes, standing on the sidewalk at or near the accident location. GCASA recently applied to the state for a waiver to create a designated smoking area, which in the past have been prohibited at substance treatment facilities, and while the waiver is pending, clients are using the designated smoking area at the back of the property. 

August 26, 2019 - 1:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, animal abuse, animal rescue, pets, scanner.

City police are responding to the JCPenney parking lot for a report of a dog locked inside a black Chevy sedan with the windows rolled up.

August 24, 2019 - 8:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in elba, news, accidents, scanner.

A male was struck and injured by a pickup truck at 4199 Maltby Road on property owned by Torrey Farms. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

August 24, 2019 - 5:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, Darien.

A caller to dispatch reported a four-wheeler trespassing on his property at 303 Broadway Road, Darien, and says "damage was done to the crops" as a result. Genesee County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched for a report.

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