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Written by on March 11, 2019

Baseball bat Assault lands a Swan Street man in lock-up.
48 year old Shane Zimblis of South Swan Street Batavia has been arrested by City Police on counts of Assault and injury with a weapon, Criminal Possession of a Weapon with intent to use it, Harassment and Criminal Mischief.
Zimblis turned himself in on a City Court arrest warrant following investigation into a violent incident on February 19th where he was accused of injuring another person and damaging property with a baseball bat at a South Swan Street address.
Zimblis was committed to the Genesee County Jail.

An easy DWI arrest parked at the doorstep for Genesee County Deputies.
37 year old Douglas Spencer of Park Road Batavia was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies Friday night and charged with DWI, Open container and Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Spencer was arrested after he was found sitting in his vehicle in the middle of the sheriff’s office parking lot with an open container of alcohol.
He was released with appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court on April 3rd.

City Police have released their latest list of wanted persons.
Batavia Police have identified 6 suspects wanted for a variety of counts out of City Court.
The suspects include 72 year old Robert Jordan also known as Jackson wanted on a count of Petit Larceny, 35 year old Shante Williams for Resisting Arrest and 26 year old Jason Raffel Jr. who is wanted for Obstruction of Governmental Administration.
Check the article on our website for the full list and photos of the suspects.
Police say do not attempt to apprehend any of these wanted individuals but to contact police immediately if you have information on their whereabouts.

State lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that could let teens get vaccinated without their parents’ consent.
The legislation would let anyone under 14 get shots to prevent diseases like measles, HPV and meningitis.
The proposal comes as the state is dealing with one of its worst measles outbreaks in recent memory with over 200 cases reported.
Right now, New York allows parents to skip vaccinating their kids for medical and religious reasons.

A reminder to motorists that today between 4 and 10 p.m. Ellicott Avenue between West Main St. and Mix Pl. will experience a road closure.
National Grid will be replacing infrastructure that requires closing the entire stretch of road to all through traffic.
National Grid anticipates three properties to experience an outage and they have already been notified.
This work is also weather dependent.

Senator Chuck Schumer wants e-cigarettes aimed at kids and teens banned.
The New York Democrat is calling attention to the issue with Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb departing soon.
Schumer says Gottlieb needs to make sure e-cigs with fruit and candy flavors are prohibited before he leaves the post.
According to the CDC, the number of high school students using electronic cigarettes or “vaping” nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018.
Senator Schumer argues that getting rid of these “kid-friendly” smoking products would curb teen use.


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