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November 8, 2018 - 4:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, news, scanner.

A car has struck Santino's Pizzeria at 2 Main St. in Oakfied. No injuries are reported. Oakfield Fire Department is responding.

October 26, 2018 - 7:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, accidents.

Photo of the black SUV suspected of crashing into a gray pickup then leaving the scene.

A hit-and-run accident was reported at Jackson and Ellicott Street about 10 minutes ago. No injuries. A black SUV struck a gray For pickup truck and left the scene, headed eastbound on Ellicott, when it turned left on Liberty Street.

The black SUV was located behind Wortzman Furniture store unoccupied and Batavia police are out with it now. 

There was minor passenger-side fender damage to the gray pickup.

The suspect vehicle is missing its front grill, among other damage (see photo above).

The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m., Saturday: Det. Eric Hill said officers were able to locate the vehicle last night because he was able to review the video recording from the police department camera at Ellicott and Liberty streets. The vehicle was seen on the video turning from Ellicott onto Liberty and heading into a parking lot off of Liberty. As far as Hill knew, as of this morning, the suspect had not yet been located.

October 10, 2018 - 5:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, scanner, indian falls.

A caller to dispatch reports seeing a small yellow cropduster-like plane appear to go down in a wooded area in Indian Falls. No signs of smoke. The location is described as being on the south side of Phelps Road, about a mile from Route 77, in the area of Houseknecht Road. A Sheriff's deputy is heading there to check it out.

UPDATE 7:31 p.m.: This proved to be unfounded. The plane was flying. 

October 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner, animal rescue.

Traffic is stopped at Richmond Avenue and Oak Street because a Sheriff's deputy is trying to herd kittens across the road.

They kitties are in the roadway and he's trying corral them or move them out of harm's way; no word on momma. 

UPDATE 1:02 p.m.: Traffic is flowly freely. A kitten is now inside the patrol car; the others must have skittered off.

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: The deputy is en route to the shelter with the kitten.

September 30, 2018 - 12:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, indian falls, news, scanner.

A portion of the ceiling fell down inside the TA Travel Center. No smoke or flames, but the electricity is live and there was some sparking. The area inside where this occurred was not specified. No injuries reported. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding.

UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: A code enforcement officer from the Town of Darien is responding.

September 29, 2018 - 2:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, scanner.

A fight was reported outside at Hutchins Place and Lewis Place in the city. A caller to dispatch says the fight broke out after a dog was shot with a BB gun. A black male and female and a white male were involved; they subsequently went into a gray house. City police are on scene at 22 Hutchins Place.

September 26, 2018 - 9:40am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, crime, scanner.

An assault is reported at Tim Hortons at 20 Main St. in the city. Police are on scene. Mercy medics are called to respond in non-emergency mode.

September 25, 2018 - 1:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in UMMC, batavia, news, scanner.

The Batavia City Fire Department's third platoon is called to stand by in headquarters. City firefighters are working an unspecified chemical spill at UMMC.

September 12, 2018 - 10:32am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner, creek road.

Lots of manure on the roadway has created a dangerous condition on Creek Road down to East Road in the area of Baskin Farm, Town of Batavia. Dispatch has received multiple calls on this. Sheriff's deputies are responding.

August 6, 2018 - 9:51am
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, scanner.

A possible stabbing is reported in the area of 700 Ellicott St. Mercy medics are to stage at Liberty and Ellicott streets. City police are responding.

UPDATE 9:52 a.m.: The injury "was to the wrist"; Mercy medic #1 is called into the scene.

UPDATE 10:01 a.m.: Someone's stitches broke open and the person needs the wound repaired. No one was stabbed.

UPDATE 10:08 a.m.: Mercy medics transported the patient to UMMC.

August 4, 2018 - 8:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, news, scanner.

A caller reports "a black male is shooting a gun into the water" -- Oatka Creek -- "on Mill Street near the school," which a dispatcher says does not make sense. The incident location is possibly near Pleasant Street (and Mill Street) in Le Roy. Law enforcement is responding.

July 23, 2018 - 1:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, scanner, news.

A caller to dispatch says her children called her and said a male, unknown description since her children provided none, was looking into the windows of their home in the 3200 block of W. Main Street Road. He was last seen eastbound on foot on Route 5.

Sheriff's deputies are responding. The mother is returning home in her vehicle.

July 13, 2018 - 12:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, batavia, news.

A caller to dispatch reports a newer model Ford Mustang in the parking lot at 4300 Veterans Memorial Drive just rolled into a pickup truck and "there's nobody around."

A Sheriff's deputy is responding.

July 1, 2018 - 12:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal abuse, pets, scanner, batavia, news.

A dog is reportedly locked inside a black Ford pickup truck in the parking lot in front of Kohl's department store off Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia.

An animal control officer is responding to check its welfare after someone called dispatch. It's 89 degrees now and the heat index is 97. It will get hotter today.

UPDATE 12:56 p.m.: "Unable to locate. I'll be clear; returning to the shelter," says the officer.

June 19, 2018 - 9:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pandora's Boxx, batavia, animal welfare, scanner, news.

A caller to dispatch is concerned about the well-being of a "dog on a pillow under a tree outside Pandora's Boxxx." The adult products business is located at 4816 Ellicott Street Road in Batavia, near the intersection with Cedar Street. An animal control officer is responding.

June 9, 2018 - 5:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, byron, news.

Law enforcement is responding to a residence on Byron Holley Road after an allegedly highly intoxicated female called dispatch to report there's "a Komodo dragon in her hallway."

These carnivorous lizards are not something to mess with, according to wikipedia. They've been known to grow 10 feet in length and weigh up to 150 pounds. They will attack humans.

Click here to learn more about the Komodo dragon.

October 23, 2017 - 3:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, batavia, news, scanner.

The larceny of a pumpkin was reported in the vicinity of East Main and Liberty streets in the City of Batavia. The complainant says there's a "known suspect" in the case and has contacted the dispatch center. A police officer will be following up on the lead.

August 6, 2017 - 5:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, pembroke.

A Sheriff's deputy is responding to the Town of Pembroke for a complaint about the possible burning of trash. The address is 2473 Genesee St., near Read Road.

A neighbor suspects garbage is being burned, and has been smoldering for the entire weekend, "based on the odor and the ashes that are scattered all over the properties."

October 27, 2016 - 11:39am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, scanner.

City police are responding to Walnut Street for a property dispute. A caller reports a babysitter is "refusing to return diapers and blankets."

October 14, 2016 - 7:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, batavia, news.

Batavia Police are responding to State Street after a woman complained that her neighbor was "shining a light on her while she was in her driveway."


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