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Written by Alex Feig on December 9, 2019
21 year old Terrance Falk of Woodsmeadow Lane in Rochester has been charged with First Degree Gang Assault and Second Degree Harassment in connection to a gang assault on Highland Park in Batavia that left the victim seriously injured.
City Police say the Rochester resident allegedly attacking an individual on October 4th.
21 year old Riley Mayer of Batavia, a codefendant in the case, pled guilty on Thursday to a charge of Second Degree Assault in Genesee County Court.
According to District Attorney Lawrence Friedman a third suspect has not yet been charged.
Falk was arrested in October and arraigned October 7th where he was ordered to be held in the Genesee County Jail on $5,000 bail.
A Lancaster man arrested for bilking Batavia customers for HVAC work.
38 year old Nicholas Durkin of Drullard Ave Lancaster was arrested while he was at Batavia City Court last week on a separate matter.
Durkin was arrested on counts of 3rd and 4th degree Grand Larceny for allegedly taking $4,900 to perform HVAC work a business on Washington Ave in Batavia.
Durkin allegedly received payment and never completed the work he was hired to do back in June of this year.
He was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for City Court.
Hotel Christmas party goer busted for stealing presents.
39 year old Brian Crockett of Portland was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies after a party Saturday night being held at a local hotel.
Crockett was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole various gift cards valued at $225 from the party. He was located in his hotel room with the stolen gift cards and was given an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on December 19th.
On Friday Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced that he will not seek reelection and will retire from the NYS Senate at the end of next year.
In a statement, Ranzenhofer said it has been the highest privilege to represent the many communities of WNY concluding that he looks forward to spending more time with his family.
Following the Senators announcement, Williamsville businesswoman Joan Elizabeth Seamans announced her candidacy for the New York Senate District’s 61st seat.
Seamans ran a very strong race against Senator Michael Ranzenhofer in 2018 and had the closest margins in more than 10 years.
The Buffalo Bills will have to wait at least another week to clinch a playoff berth.
Quarterback Josh Allen and the rest of the offense struggled yesterday as Buffalo fell to the Baltimore Ravens 24 to 17 at New Era Field.
Allen completed only 17 of his 39 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown.
The Bills are nine and four on the season and currently sit fifth in the AFC playoff race.
They face a pivotal game this Sunday night when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.