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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.

August 22, 2019 - 4:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, alexander, news, scanner.

The Department of Environmental Conservation called the Genesee County Dispatch Center to report the possibility of tires being burned on Railroad Avenue in Alexander. A first responder checked it out and found the location to be 3543 Railroad Ave.

Alexander Fire Department was called to respond, but the first responder on scene says he spoke to the homeowner who said he would put the fire out.

"He's just got a small fire burning here and he's going to put it out now," the first responder says.

No police response warranted, but DEC will follow up for a report tomorrow.

UPDATE 4:53 p.m.: Fire is out. Assignment is back in service.

August 22, 2019 - 4:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, Stafford, news.

Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are called to the area of 5944 Main Road in Stafford for a report of a toddler riding a scooter near the roadway.

August 21, 2019 - 2:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal abuse, animal rescue, batavia, news, scanner.

An animal control officer for Batavia Police Departmart is called to the parking lot by the UMMC Emergency Room for a dog showing signs of heat stress.

An EMS technician removed the dog from the vehicle after finding it locked inside. The rescuer is out with the canine awaiting the officer's arrival.

According to the National Weather Service, it's mostly sunny and 79 degrees in Batavia.

August 15, 2019 - 1:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, news, wildlife, skunk, scanner.

A deputy advises dispatch that he used one shot to put down a diseased racoon behind 10262 Alexander Road in Alexander.

August 15, 2019 - 12:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, wildlife, skunk, scanner.

A possibly rabid skunk is reported at 38 Maple St. in the city. Officers are responding.

August 14, 2019 - 2:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, accidents.

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A concrete truck rolled on its side and is in a ditch on the east side of 9015 Alexander Road, Batavia. It is believed that a tire on the truck blew out. The location is between Rose Road and Pike Road.

Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: The sole occupant, the driver, is up and walking around. The accident is not blocking traffic.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: The truck was carrying 55,000 pounds of mixed concrete. After the truck blew a tire and the accident occurred, the mixing barrel holding the concrete became detached from the truck at the back end. This requires the tow service to cut the front housing of the barrel so it can be separated from the truck and the barrel and the truck can be hauled away separately.

UPDATE 4:46 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department is requested back to the accident scene to assist with traffic control to facilitate the tow.

UPDATE 5:04 p.m.: Route 98 (Alexander Road) is shut down between Pike and Rose roads until the damaged cement truck can be hauled away.

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August 12, 2019 - 12:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal abuse, animal rescue, scanner, news.

Dispatch received a complaint that a female placed a turtle on her front porch and has not been caring for it. It has been on the porch for about a week. The call came from a neighbor. Didn't catch the location. An animal control officer is responding.

August 12, 2019 - 11:42am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, animal abuse, animal rescue, pets, scanner, news.

An unoccupied SUV in the grocery pickup section of the Walmart parking lot reportedly has a dog locked inside. The caller waited by the vehicle 15 minutes to see if the owner would return before calling dispatch. An animal control officer and a deputy are en route.

UPDATE 11:44 p.m.: The deputy is on site and speaking with the dog owner. The deputy advises the animal control officer can disregard the dispatch.

August 9, 2019 - 12:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal abuse, animal rescue, news, batavia, scanner.

A caller reports a pet(s) left behind when the occupants moved out of a residence on Valley View Drive in Batavia. An animal control officer is responding.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m.: A reader with knowledge of the situation writes: "The owners were located and the pets are being taken care of by family members while the owners deal with some health issues."

August 9, 2019 - 10:29am
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, batavia, animal rescue.

A caller tells dispatch that a loose pig is running through the yard at 3684 S. Main St. in the Town of Batavia, between Lover's Lane and Fairway Drive. An animal control officer is dispatched to round up the porker.

At first the officer didn't she heard the call right. "What kind of animal is it again?" she asked.

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