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August 1, 2020 - 12:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner.

A caller to dispatch reports some kids are operating a golf cart in the area of Chestnut and Jackson streets in the city and appear to be heading toward Kibbe Park. City police are dispatched for the traffic complaint.

UPDATE 12:37 p.m.: The officer is out with an adult operator of the golf cart and two children in the first block of Chestnut Street.

July 30, 2020 - 5:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, Walnut Street Bridge, Tonawanda Creek.

A caller to dispatch reports about six or seven children are jumping off the new pedestrian bridge on Walnut Street, and into the Tonawanda Creek. City police are responding.

UPDATE 5:36 p.m.: An officer just arrived on scene.

July 29, 2020 - 5:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, Walnut Street Bridge, Tonawanda Creek.

A caller to dispatch reports four or five children are jumping off the new pedestrian bridge on Walnut Street, into the Tonawanda Creek. City police are responding.

July 27, 2020 - 4:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in goats, Route 63, batavia, Oakfield, news, scanner, animal abuse.

A trio of goats in a tiny pen in the hot sun in a field off Route 63 has a caller to the Genesee County Animal Shelter concerned, and the animal control officer asked to speak to the caller, according to a dispatcher.

Earlier today, The Batavian received an email from a passerby who does not live locally. She wrote:

"I was traveling through yesterday on Route 63 between Batavia and Oakfield and noticed three goats in a VERY small fenced enclosure with no shade available. There was a small plastic 'house' but I'm not sure they would all fit inside and I'm sure it would be horribly hot if they could have. The enclosure was in the middle of a field not far from the road.

"I went by before noon and back again around 5:30. They were all still there. ... I felt so bad for them. What they need is definitely a larger fenced area and some thing to provide shade -- even a tarp over part of the fence would be OK."

July 27, 2020 - 3:42pm

A caller reports three kids are hanging on the new Walnut Street Bridge, part of the new Ellicott Trail, and jumping into the Tonawanda Creek. City police are responding.

July 27, 2020 - 2:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, wildlife, bats, batavia, scanner.

A woman who lives in the 9200 block of Shepard Road in Batavia is "extremely upset" because a bat flew into her kitchen and she does not know what to do. She tried enlisting neighbors' help but it wasn't too helpful. A sheriff's deputy just arrived "in the kitchen." He'll know what to do.

July 26, 2020 - 4:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, TA Travel Center, pembroke, scanner.

A caller reports a person is videotaping at the TA Travel Center in Pembroke, saying he plans to post to YouTube, and is threatening to harm truckers and/or their vehicles. Law enforcement is responding. The Center is located at 8420 Alleghany Road.

July 26, 2020 - 3:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Towne Center at Batavia, batavia, news, scanner.

A caller outside Marshalls in Towne Center at Batavia reports a white male in blue jeans, a grey, button-down shirt, safari hat, and with his face fully covered is walking around putting flyers on cars and "looking suspicious." 

The caller wishes to speak with a patrol officer.

July 26, 2020 - 11:57am
posted by Billie Owens in animal abuse, pets, news, batavia, scanner.

An animal control officer is responding to BJ's Wholesale Club parking lot for a report of a dogged locked inside a gray Chevy Silverado. The engine is running; the window is cracked; the dog is barking. It's about 80 degrees outside today.

UPDATE 12:04 p.m.: The caller reports the driver of the Silverado is leaving and a license plate was provided. The officer says she will call the complainant.

July 25, 2020 - 3:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, batavia.

A caller reports about six people -- males and females -- are trying to gain access to vehicles in the Aldi parking lot. City police just arrived on scene. The caller said they were trying to use coat hangers and other implements. They were trying to get into a Prius and had attempted to get into a Lexus, the caller said.

July 25, 2020 - 2:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, indian falls.

A caller to dispatch reports numerous unknown males are sitting on the tailgate of a truck in her driveway drinking. The location is the 1200 block of Gilmore Road, Indian Falls.

July 25, 2020 - 1:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, scanner, news, crime.

A caller to dispatch says a male stole a microwave oven about an hour ago from a yard sale on Bogue Avenue in the city. Police are responding.

July 23, 2020 - 2:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, fire, scanner, batavia.

City firefighters are responding to a fire alarm at Tops Market in Batavia.

July 22, 2020 - 9:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, scanner, batavia, notify.
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A person has been possibly shot in the chest at 200 Oak St., the Days Inn in Batavia. Mercy Flight out of Batavia is on a ground standby. Batavia police and Mercy medics are responding. The victim is reportedly in the lobby of the hotel.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: Mercy medics communicate they will transport the victim to the Mercy Flight hangar and the helicopter will transport from there.

UPDATE 9:48 p.m.: The victim is a 22-year-old male, shot in the left side of the chest with a 22-caliber firearm.

UPDATE 10:11 p.m.: The victim is being taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, whether by ambulance or Mercy Flight is not clear.

UPDATE 10:36 pm.: City fire Engine #11 has arrived on scene; why is not clear. The person suspected of shooting the victim remains at large.

UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: Police believe the suspect is still in the vicinity. Lights in the hotel parking lots and the former Bob Evans Restaurant, have been shut off.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m. (by Howard): Chief Shawn Heubusch briefed the media. Police believe the victim and suspect know each other and that the shooting involved something between the two individuals. While the suspect is still at large, police have identified a person of interest and a related vehicle. Heubusch indicated investigators are confident enough in the information that they are not releasing further descriptive information. The victim was conscious and alert at the time of transport by Mercy Flight, from the airport to Strong Memorial Hospital. Heubusch said he was shot "in the area" of the Days Inn and walked into the lobby and a person there called 9-1-1. Heubusch said the investigators do not believe the suspect is a threat to the general public.

UPDATE 7:13 a.m.: Chief Heubusch reports the suspect is in custody as of 3:45 a.m. More information will be released later this morning.

July 22, 2020 - 1:20am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien Lakes State Park, Darien, news, scanner.

Park police have requested the assistance of a state trooper at Darien Lakes State Park to help with a raccoon that won't stop trying to get into a camper's tent at site #17.

July 19, 2020 - 12:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, scanner, batavia.

A female caller to dispatch reports she was punched by a male motorcyclist in the parking lot of BJ's Wholesale Club. The male took off, unknown direction of travel. She's waiting in a parking lot of a nearby business to talk to a State trooper.

July 18, 2020 - 8:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, batavia, lyons street.

City police are on scene of a child "hanging from a window" in the first block of Lyon Street. A non-emergency response is requested by City of Batavia Fire Department, which just arrived, and Mercy medics.

July 17, 2020 - 3:43pm

A caller to dispatch reports four male juveniles are in the falls behind Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant. One appears to be having some difficulty, but none are said to be "distressed." However, none appear to be able to reach an embankment and hoist themselves out of the water.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics and the city's Water Rescue Team #14.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: There were three young males in the water, not four, when rescuers arrived on scene. They were each given a life jacket and a rope was deployed. Now there are two out of the water and two remain in the water.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: Pembroke command tells first responders to assemble at the far eastern side of the parking lot. And the Rope Rescue Team is also called to stand by at the county Emergency Management Office.

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: All four males are out of the water and on shore now. Three are fine; one will need medical attention.

UPDATE 3:52 p.m.: The rescue teams are cancelled.

UPDATE 4:16 p.m.: The assignment is back in service.

July 17, 2020 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, Le Roy.

A caller to dispatch reports that six kids are setting off smoke bombs in the first block of Wolcott Street in Le Roy. Le Roy police are responding.

July 14, 2020 - 6:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, corfu, abused pets, animal abuse, animal neglect.

A caller reported seeing -- from the roadway -- two dogs inside a kennel with "no shade or water" in the 1800 block of Main Road in Corfu. A Genesee County Sheriff's deputy is responding.

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