BPD: Oak St. and Charles St. – Vehicle Pursuit/Accidents.
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 27, 2020
On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at or about 11:30 PM, the Batavia Police Department was notified by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office of a stolen Spectrum Cable work truck (white Ford F-150) taken from the Town of Batavia.
While patrolling, one of our Officers observed a white F-150 Spectrum work truck traveling on Washington Ave. The Officer followed the vehicle on to westbound W. Main St. Our Officer continued to follow the vehicle, confirming with the Genesee County Dispatch Center, the vehicle in question was the stolen vehicle from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation. Our Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Olyn Ave. at Holland Ave. The suspect fled northbound on Holland Ave., continuing northbound on to Oak St. before making an abrupt right turn on to Charles St. The suspect then drove through all the backyards of the houses located on the north side of Charles St. Damaging fences, vehicles and the yards. The suspect vehicle then emerged through the driveway of 70/72 Oak St. damaging vehicles and a house. The vehicle traveled westbound across Oak St. striking and significantly damaging three vehicles in the driveway of 69 Oak St. The operator then fled the area on foot.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Frankie and handler Deputy Erion, and New York State Police assisted with establishing a perimeter around the suspect vehicle, and the neighboring streets. Unfortunately, the suspect was not located at that time. The suspect was described by witnesses to be a white male, with long hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black backpack. No individuals were hurt as a result of the accidents. All property owners were notified of the damaged property and have been assisting with the investigation.
The Batavia Police Department is working collaboratively with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office to confirm the identity of the suspect. Due to the active, on-going investigation, the name of the suspect will not be released. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Ivison.
The Batavia Police Department can be reached at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or online at