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Written by on October 24, 2019

Batavia Police have taken 33 year old Andrew Rock of Judge Road Oakfield into custody following a single motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Evergreen Drive and Vine Street in Batavia.
Rock was initially charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident along with speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign after he was found to be allegedly driving while impaired Tuesday morning.
Further investigation revealed that Rock had just left the scene of an unrelated incident at a North Spruce Street address in Batavia where he was accused of violating a complete stay away order of protection by entering the protected parties’ residence.
Rock who has prior convictions for violating protection orders was ordered to be held without bail in the Genesee County Jail on counts of first degree Criminal Contempt and Aggravated Harassment.
He is due back in court this morning.

An Orleans County man arrested on child porn charge.
State Police based out of Albion report the arrest of a Town of Ridgeway man following an investigation into suspected child porn.
53 year old Michael Paull has been arrested on a Felony count of Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child.
Paull was collared following a lengthy investigation into the possession of the material in a case dating back to January of 2017.

Disturbance on Macarthur Drive ends in arrest for one.
City Police were called Saturday evening to a disturbance at an apartment on Macarthur Drive in Batavia.
38 year old Janet Parris was arrested after she allegedly encouraged two juveniles to engage in a physical fight.
She was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court next Tuesday.

Governor Cuomo is reportedly looking to hold a special election for the vacant 27th Congressional District seat in April.
The New York Daily News reports the election would take place on the same day as New York’s presidential primary.
The governor said yesterday he believes pairing the elections would save money and allow more people to vote.
The 27th District seat has been open since ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges.

The Batavia Police Department will be participating in the DEA’s 2019 National Drug Take-Back initiative on October 26th.
The event will be held in the rear parking lot of the Batavia Police Department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Citizens can pull up in their vehicle and meet with officers who will be stationed in the parking lot to accept the drugs and needles, with no questions asked.


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