Weekend News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on August 4, 2018
Police identify two suspects in thruway pursuit in Batavia.
State Police in Batavia have apprehended two suspects that reportedly evaded lawmen in Monroe County following a dangerous chase in town.
Shortly after noon on Friday Troopers responded to assist Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies who were following a 1997 Mercedes Benz with switched license plates that was involved in a larceny from Sears at the Market Place Mall in Henrietta, NY.
The suspect vehicle fled once emergency lights were activated and pursuit continued onto the Interstate-90 west bound.
The suspect vehicle exited the I-90 at exit 48, Batavia.
Patrols attempted to block the Mercedes near the toll barrier at which time they continued aggressively toward Troopers and as a result an Officer shot his service weapon at the threat.
The pursuit ended when the suspects turned into a private driveway on Kelsey Road striking a dirt embankment and stopping in a wooded area.
The operator 49 year old Andrew Adeb Said of Port Richey Florida and the passenger 35 year old Tara Hackrott of Williamsville New York attempted to flee on foot and were subsequently arrested.
Both suspects were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Said had minor injuries and Hackrott was taken for evaluation.
The incident remains under investigation and criminal charges are pending.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center OKs nearly a half million dollars in tax in incentives for a Solar energy farm.
The agency approved $472,000 in sales and property tax exemptions for the construction of two – 2 – Mega Watt community solar farms on Pearl Street Road.
The six million dollar project is expected to create one permanent job but will have economic benefits in its construction.
County hears proposal to include a Senior Center at the planned Healthy Living Campus.
As plans for a new Healthy Living Center at Main and Bank streets in Batavia are continuing to formulate the YMCA and UMMC have found around 7,000 square feet of available space which could accommodate a new Genesee County Senior Center and the Office of the Aging.
County Manager Jay Gsell and County staff are working with the Y and UMMC to determine if merging the operations would be possible.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.