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Written by on August 5, 2019

Landlord on Hutchins Street accused of choking a tenant.
37 year old Jason Freeman of Batavia has been arrested by City Police following a complaint of harassment from his residence on Hutchins Street that is shared with other tenants.
Lawmen accuse Freeman of choking and then throwing a bicycle at one of his tenants last Wednesday morning.
He is facing counts of Harassment in the second degree with Physical Contact and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court dated for tomorrow afternoon.

Darien woman arrested over twice the legal limit in Pavilion traffic stop.
Sheriff’s Deputies took 35 year old Candice Tortorice of Darien into custody Saturday afternoon following a traffic complaint on Route 20 in Pavilion.
Tortorice was allegedly intoxicated over twice the legal limit with a Blood Alcohol Content over .18 percent and was charged with Aggravated DWI, Reckless Driving, Failing to Use the Designated Lane and for having an Obstructed View.
She was subsequently released with appearance tickets for Pavilion Town Court on September 10th.

An Oakfield resident is facing a count of forgery for providing another person’s name to police.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 29 year old Jonathan little of Drake Street Oakfield on counts Forgery and Criminal Impersonation, both in the second degree.
Little was arrested Saturday after it was discovered by lawmen that he had allegedly impersonated another person by forging another individuals name while being processed at the Genesee County Jail early last month.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to City Court on August 20th.

Investigation on East Main ends in drug arrest for a Highland Park woman.
City Police apprehended 35 year old Tonya Weber-Jackson on counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstruction of Governmental Administration following investigation into an unrelated matter outside a local business on East Main Street in the early morning hours yesterday.
She was ultimately released with appearance tickets for August 20th in City Court.

Folks across New York are being asked to be aware of an ongoing scam.
State officials say criminals are making calls to random people and claiming they’re from government agencies.
When the person receives the call, the caller ID display makes it appear like it’s coming from a phone number associated with an official office.
The scammers often ask for personal information that they could use to steal someone’s identity.
Officials say if you get a suspicious call, hang up and call the agency back at a number found on an official website.

The top Democrat in the Senate is calling for an emergency session to deal with gun control after two deadly mass shootings.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should have senators come back from recess to vote on a gun control bill that has passed the House.
The bill would close background check loopholes that Schumer says allow people who shouldn’t have guns to get them.
The call comes after a reported massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas Saturday and another in Dayton, Ohio yesterday.

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