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Written by on September 5, 2019

City Police report the arrest of 38 year old Wesley Thigpen of Batavia on counts of both Burglary and Criminal Contempt in the second degree and Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree.
Thigpen who is known to law enforcement from his criminal history turned himself in on the charges Tuesday morning.
He is accused of violating an order of protection in the incident where he is said to have entered a protected party’s residence and prevented them from calling 911.
Thigpen was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

An East Main Street woman arrested following a fight on Watson Street in the city.
Police in Batavia took 29 year old Patricia Gibson into custody after observing her in a physical fight with another individual outside a Watson Street address.
Gibson allegedly ignored officer’s commands and was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of Governmental Administration.
She was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on September 10th.

The Muckdogs win their first playoff match in years and are awarded with their first ever Field of the Year recognition.
The Batavia ball team beat the Spinners 4 to 1 at Dwyer Stadium last night in front of a crowd of 1,872 fans as they continue into the post season playoffs.
It was a big night for the team along with the organization and staff, especially the grounds keeping crew who were awarded with the NYP Leagues Field of the Year.
Head groundskeeper Cooper Thomson spoke with our news partner The Batavian…

Cooper is only 21 and from Australia was recognized with groundskeeper, Joe Mogavero who were honored by throwing out the first pitch of the game.
It’s the first time in franchise history that the team has received the award.
The Muckdogs play game two of the series tonight in Lowell which you can hear right here live on WBTA.

Some Republicans are calling out Governor Cuomo for his plan that would force drivers to replace old license plates.
One state Senator is even promising to hold hearings on the governor’s plan, possibly before the end of the year.
Governor Cuomo announced the plate fees last month and said New Yorkers could vote on a new license plate design.
Starting next April, drivers who have plates older than ten years will need to pay $25 for a new one and if they want to keep the same plate number, it’ll be an extra $20.
A spokesman for the governor’s office said the cost of a replacement plate was last changed in 2009, years before Cuomo took office.


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