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May 28, 2021 - 1:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accident, scanner.

A two-vehicle accident is reported in the median in front of Arby's at 212 W. Main St. in Batavia. One driver is complaining of whiplash. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

The location is between Holland Avenue and Oak Street.

May 25, 2021 - 3:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, animal abuse, pet rescue.

An officer is called to the Target parking lot for a report of a dog locked in a Chevy Sonic. "The windows are only down one inch," according to what the dispatcher was told.

The officer on scene reports the air-conditioner is running and the dog appears fine.

But the officer is going inside the store to try and locate the owner.

It's 83 degrees now and overcast, with 55-percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

May 24, 2021 - 4:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, grass fire, batavia, scanner.

A downed wire that was sparking has caused a grass fire at 8076 Batavia Stafford Town Line Road. Flames are showing. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. The location is between the dead end and College Village.

National Grid has been notified; no ETA.

Traffic will be stopped on the roadway in order to extinguish the blaze.

May 24, 2021 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accident, scanner.

A two-car accident with no injuries that is blocking traffic is reported at Center and Main streets in Downtown Batavia. City fire and police are responding.

May 24, 2021 - 9:25am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, scanner, Batavia High School.

A possible school bus accident with a person down in the parking lot is reported at Batavia High School. City fire and Mercy medics are responding to 260 State St.

UPDATE 9:28 a.m.: A first responder says this is NOT a school bus accident; it's strictly a medical issue. He said he believes a school bus driver was the reporting party.

May 22, 2021 - 6:26am
posted by Billie Owens in news, Oakfield, scanner.

An one-vehicle accident with minor injuries is reported at 6737 Lewiston Road, Oakfield. Traffic will be shut down at Lewiston and Bliss Road. There is a truck and debris in the roadway, blocking the northbound lane.

Oakfield fire is on scene. Mercy medics are told to respond in nonemergency mode.

May 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia, scanner.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at 385 W. Main St. in the city. It is blocking traffic. City fire, Mercy medics and police are responding.

The caller is a driver with a possible head injury.

It's in front of Falcone Electric.

May 19, 2021 - 3:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in scanner, news, wildlife, duckling rescue, batavia.

A Batavia Police officer is tasked with trying to corral a brood of ducklings found by the jail at 14 W. Main St. 

May 19, 2021 - 3:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, fire, byron, scanner.

A vehicle fire in the driveway with several exposures is reported at 6485 Byron Holley Road, Byron. It is near a trailer.

The location is between North Byron Road and North Bergen Road.

Byron Fire Department is in command and South Bryon arrived for mutual aid. Elba is en route with fire police for traffic control.

Command calls for Route 237 and North Byron Road to be shut down.

UPDATE 3:38 p.m.: Byron command advises Elba that fire police are needed at Pumpkin Hill -- Route 237 at Byron Road, and also at Searles and North Bergen roads.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: Command also wants fire police stationed at Byron and Warboys roads. Bergen is standing by in Byron's fire hall.

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: Mercy medics are called to the scene in nonemergency mode.

UPDATE May 20: The daughter-in-law of the vehicle owner sent us these photos of the burned-out vehicle and an email identifying it as a brand-new Buick Encore with only 300 miles on it.

She wrote: "Owner, Arnold Brakenbury, 81, of Cockram Road, Byron, had just turned off the vehicle and exited moments before it burst into flames. This is a 2021 model, which was not part of GM’s recent massive recall for a part causing transmission oil leaks and a number of vehicle fires. Perhaps GM did not resolve the problem, as it claimed, and should expand its recall?"

May 19, 2021 - 9:19am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, batavia, scanner.

A two-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on the westbound Thruway in the area of mile marker 390.3.

Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 9:21 a.m.: A first responder is on scene with "a semi-truck and a vehicle, not blocking."

May 16, 2021 - 1:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accident, batavia, scanner.

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(Photos by Howard Owens.)

A motorcycle crash is reported on the westbound I-90 in the area of mile marker 388.4.

One motorcycle is on fire but a total of three motorcycles may be involved, along with a passenger vehicle. CPR is in progress.

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

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: The westbound Thruway is shut down; eastbound traffic is moving slowly. The passsenger vehicle that is involved is on fire. Mercy Flight is called to the scene.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: Fires are knocked down.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 1:42 p.m.: Town of Batavia fire assignment is back in service.

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May 15, 2021 - 3:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, pembroke, scanner.

A man who lives on Gabbey Road in Pembroke says he is being harassed by a neighbor who displayed a knife and is now in a backyard shed. Sheriff's deputies are responding.

May 14, 2021 - 2:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in oil spill, news, batavia, scanner.

A possible oil spill is reported in a parking lot on Liberty Street in the city. The quantity was not relayed by the dispatcher. The caller was not sure when the spill occured.

City fire is on scene.

UPDATE 2:38 p.m.: Command ask for someone from the Department of Public Works to respond to advise how best to clean up the spill, which is also on the sidewalk. Command says a few bystanders at the scene report the spill occurred three or four days ago.

May 9, 2021 - 3:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Le Roy, scanner.

A transformer explosion occurred at 7497 Red Mill Road in Le Roy. A pole and wires are on fire. Le Roy Engine #62 just arrived on scene.

A caller to dispatch reported hearing two explosions and smoke in the area.

UPDATE 3:38 p.m.: Command reports no injuries, calls for fire police to shut down the road.

May 7, 2021 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, accident.

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A two-vehicle accident with airbag deployment and injuries is reported at Oak Street and Richmond Avenue in the city. Mercy medics and city fire are responding. Police are on scene.

UPDATE: Reader-submitted photos added.

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May 3, 2021 - 2:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, scanner.

A brawl in which about 20 juveniles are reportedly beating up a female is reported on Washington Avenue in the city. Batavia PD is responding.

April 25, 2021 - 1:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, scanner, open burn.

An open burn, a violation of the municipal code, is reported in the city at the corner of Swan and Ellicott streets. City fire and police are responding.

April 24, 2021 - 1:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, controlled burn, burn ban, batavia, scanner.

In the area of Prospect Avenue and Oak Street in the city, a controlled burn is reported -- a violation of the municipal code. City fire is responding. The Department of Environmental Conservation will be notified.

April 20, 2021 - 1:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, scanner, batavia.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Oak Street and Prospect Avenue in the city. City fire is responding along with Mercy medics and medics from Le Roy.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: The people involved are signs-offs. Le Roy medics are returning from the scene, in service.

April 18, 2021 - 12:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, scanner, batavia, lawn ornaments.

A woman in the 100-200 block of Pearl Street in the city reports a possible larceny -- her lawn ornaments are missing. Police are responding.

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