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Written by on September 19, 2019

A 21 year old LeRoy resident died from injuries sustained an accident in LeRoy between a minivan and a dirt bike.
According to State Police based out of Batavia, who are investigating the crash, it occurred on Linwood Road in LeRoy at about 7:30 p.m. last night.
The young man was on a dirt bike southbound on Linwood Road when the northbound van turned into a driveway and was t-boned by the motorbike according to Troopers.
The man succumbed his injuries while in the ambulance in route to the hospital.
His name has yet to released and State Police are expected to provide more information when it becomes available while the investigation continues.

A garage fire on Garfield Ave in the City quickly snuffed out by Fire Crews.
City Firefighters were called to report of a car fire in a garage at 11 Garfield Ave shortly after 8:30 p.m. last night and after quickly going to a second alarm the fire was reportedly under control within less than 10 minutes.
City Fire Chief Stefano Napolitano says the fire may have been sparked in the midst of some auto repair work…

There were fortunately no injuries reported.
Fire Investigators say the fire does not appear to be incendiary in nature.

A LeRoy woman arrested for huffing in the City.
40 year old Jacqueline Garrett of Church Street LeRoy was arrested at an East Main Street residence in Batavia after she was allegedly observed inhaling a toxic substance in public.
She was charged with Illegal Use of Toxic Vapors and was issued an appearance ticket for City Court on September 24th.

Swearing in City Court lands a Batavia man in lock-up.
32 year old John Saddler of Orange Grove Drive appeared in Batavia City Court Monday afternoon and was allegedly warned not to use obscene language in the courtroom and continued causing a disruption.
He was arrested for Criminal Contempt and Disorderly Conduct and Judge Durin Rogers remanded Saddler to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.

A Highland Park man arrested for Assault.
52 year old Darrell Smith of Batavia was arrested late Monday night after he was involved in an altercation with another person on Highland Park.
He was accused of punching that person in the face causing injury and was charged with Assault.
Smith was released with an appearance ticket for City Court on October 3.

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill extending the statute of limitations in certain rape cases.
Flanked by members of the “Time’s Up” movement, the governor explained that for charges of rape in the second-degree accusers now have 20-years to take action, while for charges in the third-degree the statute of limitations is extended to 10-years.
Actress Mira Sorvino, an advocate for victim’s rights and a member of the “Time’s Up” movement, says the changing law shows that sexual abusers can no longer operate without fear of consequence.


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