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Written by on August 15, 2019

A Genesee County Grand Jury has handed down an eight count indictment accusing Benjamin Santiago Jr. of forcibly robbing an individual in an upper apartment on Ellicott Street back in June and attacking them with a hammer.
He is facing Class B Felony counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and intentionally causing serious physical injury to a person during the commission of a crime after allegedly forcing his way into their residence, threatening and then attacking them with a hammer.
Santiago is also facing counts of both grand and petit larceny for allegedly stealing a credit or debit card, a Fuji bicycle from a different victim on Bank Street the same day and for allegedly stealing a 2010 Ford F150 Lariat super cab truck, belonging to yet a third victim.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took three people into custody during the Beck Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday August 13th.
33 year old Michael Bauer of Cheektowaga was arrested for Harassment and Criminal Mischief for allegedly punching another patron and breaking their glasses in the parking lot.
A 20 year old from Snyder was arrested for False Personation after she allegedly provided a false license and a 19 year old resident of Newark was pinched for Trespassing after he allegedly climbed on top of a vending building inside the venue.
All three were issued appearance tickets to appear in Darien Town Court on August 27th.

Ellicott Street man behind bars following a domestic incident.
38 year old Wesley Thigpen was arrested by City Police Tuesday night following report of a domestic dispute at a Hall Street residence in Batavia where he was allegedly in violation of a court order of protection.
Thigpen was charged with Criminal Contempt and remanded to the Genesee County Jail to reappear in City Court on August 22nd.

The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce the addition of Jodi Fisher to its team as the new museum marketing coordinator.
The museum and its supporters welcome Fisher as her experience and personality will be wonderful additions to the HLOM.
As marketing coordinator, she will be responsible for promoting the museum’s large number of exhibits, events and programming to a wider audience both within Genesee County and Western New York as a whole.

The City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tomorrow from approximately 8 to noon in the areas south of Main Street and west of Jackson Street.
Flushing and testing operations will continue south of East Main St. and east of Jackson St. next Monday through Wednesday from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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