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October 17, 2020 - 2:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Oakfield, accidents, scanner.

A car has crashed into a tree in Oakfield at the Depew Rod & Gun Club, 6067 Fisher Road. There are possibly two people injured. Oakfield Fire Department is responding along Mercy medics. The location is between Albion and Lockport roads.

A third-party caller reported one person was outside the vehicle and attending to someone still inside it.

UPDATE 2:27 p.m.: Command reports there's a tree in the middle of the roadway. Fire police are on scene and instructed to slow traffic down near the curve.

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: A 35-year-old male complains of bruising around his ribs; medics are told to continue to the scene in emergency mode.

UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: A female still inside the vehicle "is possibly a sign-off but she does want to be checked out."

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The male patient is being transported to Erie County Medical Center by Byron ambulance with Mercy medics' Squad 1 on board.

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: The Elba fire assignment is back in service.

October 17, 2020 - 2:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire, news, scanner.

City firefighters are on scene at 111 Jackson St. after a resident there reported the smell of smoke. The resident alerted others in the building and it was evacuated. Command reports finding a melted electrical outlet in an upstairs apartment.

Mercy medics are responding in non-emergency mode for a report of someone with burns.

The location is between Highland Park and Watson Street in the city.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: The patient was a sign-off. City fire is back in service.

October 12, 2020 - 2:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, indian falls.

A caller to dispatch who lives in the 1200 block of Gilmore Road in Indian Falls reports three males trespassed on his property to get the water. He said he believes they are parked at the restaurant.

He wants an interview with Sheriff's deputies and to press trespassing charges. Deputies are responding.

October 9, 2020 - 2:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner.

A customer at the Sunoco Gas Station and convenience store adjacent to the MacDonald's on East Main Street in the city called police after allegedly being harassed by a clerk there.

She told a dispatcher she was harassed and when she attempted to buy something, the clerk "told to get out of the store, and starting swearing at her. He's outside now recording her" on his cell phone.

The customer is inside her red Pontiac Vibe and two police units arrived on scene a couple of minutes ago.

October 9, 2020 - 1:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in politics, scanner, election 2020, news, batavia.

A caller to dispatch reports that a group of juveniles on North Spruce Street in the area of North Street were taking down Biden political signs and replacing them with Trump signs.

They are riding bicycles and skateboards. The caller says a neighbor is one of the people whose sign was replaced.

City police responded to the area but with "negative results" -- the youths left.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: A caller to dispatch reports a group of kids on bicycles are in the area of Chase Park and Elm Street "with a large amount of election signs." An officer is out with the juveniles now.

October 7, 2020 - 2:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in election 2020, Trump Campaign sign, news, batavia, scanner.

Two females are accused by a resident on Noonan Drive in Batavia of stealing a Trump campaign sign off their lawn. A black female and a white female allegedly took the sign, which the male resident retrieved.

They walked away and police were called. They are responding to the "pretty agitated" Noonan Drive resident, who is said to be out with one or both of the females on Oak Street now.

October 1, 2020 - 2:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner.

City police are responding to Lewis Place for a report of "a toddler hanging out a window."

September 19, 2020 - 6:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, news, scanner.

A 5-year-old girl was reportedly bitten on the face by a dog on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation and has a facial laceration in the 6900 block of Meadville Road.

Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Council House Road and Lone Road.

September 7, 2020 - 8:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner.

A natural gas leak is reported on the property of Los Compadres Mexican Taqueria, 40 Oak St., City of Batavia. City fire and police are responding. National Fuel is called to the scene. The street in the vacinity is shut down. Dispatch is trying to contact the owner.

UPDATE 8:16 p.m.: Traffic will be closed to tractor-trailers at Interstate 90 and Oak Street and at Main and Oak Street. Residential traffic will be allowed to continue.

UPDATE 8:50 p.m. (By Howard): The building has been ventilated. Oak Street is being reopened. 

September 7, 2020 - 5:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, scanner, batavia.

A caller to dispatch reports finding a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Park Road, just off Oak Street in the city after a hit-and-run accident. Mercy medics are on scene, along with City fire and police.

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: The caller was mistaken; this was not a hit-and-run accident and no vehicle was involved. A pedestrian tripped and fell in the roadway and was subsequently found by a passerby. The pedestrian has some cuts and bruising and is being taken by Mercy medics to UMMC. City fire is back in service.

September 4, 2020 - 4:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia, scanner.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at 41 Clinton St., Batavia. There are injuries and it is blocking traffic. The location is between East Avenue and Grandview Terrace. City fire, Mercy medics and police are responding.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: A first responder says this is a three-car accident and one of the vehicles is in the middle of the roadway, blocking traffic.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Three flatbed tows are called to the scene.

UPDATE 5:23 p.m.: This was a rear-end chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles. According to witnesses at the scene, there was a line of cars southbound on Clinton Street, stopped at East Avenue, waiting their turn to go. The fourth vehicle, a white Nissan Murano, failed to stop and struck a Ken Barrett auto dealership van, which slammed into dark Chrysler 200, which in turn struck a dark-colored Ford Escape. The Ford Escape driver told the Chrysler driver that "it wasn't her fault" so she "wasn't sticking aound," and she left before first responders arrived. The Ken Barrett employee suffered minor injuries and was transported to UMMC by Mercy ambulance. The police officer at the scene would not speak to a reporter so we do not know whether the Nissan Murano driver was cited. The assignment to Clinton Street is back in service.

September 2, 2020 - 12:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, pets, animals, batavia, scanner.

A caller reports there's an injured beagle in the parking lot in front of the Target store on Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia. An animal control officer is dispatched. The caller is waiting with the dog until the officer arrives.

UPDATE 1:02 p.m.: The injured critter is not a beagle, it's a SEAGULL, as in "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." The Peanuts kind of pooch is what the dispatcher thought he heard, but an officer on the scene corrected the information.

September 2, 2020 - 12:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, wildlife, scanner.

A caller to dispatch reports there's an injured goose in a side yard in the 3900 block of West Main Street Road, Town of Batavia.

A Department of Environmental Conservation officer in on scene and requests assistance from a Sheriff's deputy. A deputy is dispatched to the location.

August 25, 2020 - 12:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu, news, scanner.

A Corfu police officer reports a train in the city is stopped and blocking the roadway.

"It appears to be at a standstill," he said.

He didn't provide a location.

He asked dispatch to call the rail company and find out if there's an issue.

UPDATE AND CORRECTION 12:31 p.m.: I heard the call sign of "14" but didn't hear the "CP" part. On the update from dispatch, the call went to "CP-14," so this train was actually in Corfu. The train is a CSX train. CSX dispatch is not aware of an issue with a train but is contacting the engineer to inform him that the train is blocking an intersection.

August 20, 2020 - 3:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accidents, scanner.

A car vs. bicycle accident is reported in the city at Oak Street and Raymond Avenue. The cyclist is conscious and alert and has a leg injury. City fire and Mercy medics responding.

August 16, 2020 - 12:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner, animal abuse, pet rescue.

A dog is locked inside a Dodge minivan outside Walmart on Veterans Memorial Drive, in the fourth parking row from the food entrance. The plate returns to a Dellinger Avenue address in the city. An animal control officer is responding.

It's 73 outside and somewhat muggy today.

UPDATE 1:01 p.m.: The officer went through the parking lot a couple of times, but was unable to locate the minivan and is back in service.

August 15, 2020 - 4:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Le Roy, scanner.

A "possible disturbance" is reported on Myrtle Street in the Village of Le Roy. A caller reports a person ran over a neighbor's lawn mower with his pickup truck and stole a weed wacker. Le Roy Police are responding.

August 14, 2020 - 9:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, accidents, corfu.

A motorcyclist is seriously injured and down in the roadway after a collision with a vehicle at 9114 Alleghany Road, Corfu. Mercy Flight is called to the scene, ETA three minutes. Corfu, Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

The location is between Cohocton Road and "Corfu Plaza." Fire Police are asked to shut down the roadway at routes 5 and 77 and routes 5 and 33.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne with the patient to Erie County Medical Center.

August 13, 2020 - 4:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, Indian Falls. Tonawanda Creek.

A caller to dispatch is concerned about "a woman carrying her baby" in the Tonawanda Creek at Indian Falls off Alleghany Road. A Sheriff's deputy is responding.

August 10, 2020 - 6:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, pickpocketing.

A woman called the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center wanting to speak to a Batavia Police officer regarding her marital prospect, her promised one -- "her fiancé" -- and his "pickpocketing situation." The dispatcher relayed the message.

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