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Written by on May 11, 2018

Fatal Pembroke shooting case closed with Deputy found justified.
The fatal shooting of a man at a Pembroke restaurant by a sheriff’s deputy was ruled to be justified by a Genesee County Grand Jury.
Deputy Ryan Young shot and killed 61 year old Keith Kent of Albion in the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant on April 11th after Kent had fired a gun off at least three times threatening customers.
First Assistant District Attorney Melissa Cianfrini described the scene…

Deputy Young fired 15 rounds from an AR-15 rifle, hitting Kent twice in the neck and back.
Police found restaurant patrons in the basement who said they feared for their lives with at least one crediting the deputy for saving them.
Deputy Young has since returned to duty and authorities say the case is now closed.

Three arrested for drugs in Batavia traffic stop.
The Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force reports the arrest of 18 year olds Conner Beaumont of LeRoy, David Renteria of Pavilion and 29 year old Eric Bratcher of Batavia.
Batavia Police allegedly found the trio in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, Oxycodone and marijuana after being subject to a traffic stop on Pringle Ave in the city.
All three are charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance along with Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia.
They all received appearance tickets for Batavia City Court at a later date.

A string of Batavia burglaries send a young city man to state prison.
19 year old Davon St. John of Oak Street was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 5 years post-release supervision for burglarizing residences on Ellicott Ave, Montclair Avenue and Union Street in Batavia last year.
Last month St. John pleaded guilty to a charge of Second Degree Burglary and he was sentenced in county court this week.
Police say they found much of the stolen property from the burglaries in his residence.

Family comes to the rescue after a medical emergency causes a crash in Pavilion.
Eileen Ostrander thought she may have heard hard rain or a fire when a pickup truck crashed into the woods outside their home on South Street Road in Pavilion last night.
Eileen her son Joe Condidorio went out the kitchen door to discover the crashed pickup with its tires still spinning…

Ostrander performed CPR on the man until he regained a pulse while her granddaughter called 911.
The man apparently suffered a heart attack and was transported to UMMC with the family being credited with possibly saving the man’s life.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

An Amber Alert is cancelled after Schuyler County deputies say a missing infant is found safe.
Deputies confirm that last night 15-day-old Gionna Harter was safely located in Geneva by police.
They say Katrina Harter turned herself into Geneva Police.
The Sheriff’s Office thanked the public for calling in tips and information.


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