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Written by on June 11, 2018

Local lawmen renew request for an armored vehicle.
City Police have renewed their request to apply for an armored military surplus vehicle in their efforts to prepare for dealing with highly dangerous criminal scenarios.
City Council previously turned down the added armament of the Batavia Department after their initial request for the military grade Mine Resistant Ambush vehicle.
The vehicle would need to be re-purposed for police work with an estimated cost between 11 and 17-thousand dollars, half of which the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has offered to pay for.
Police will also ask City Council tonight to approve $20,000 to buy four more portable video surveillance cameras.
The city has one such camera that was the key component in capturing footage of a fatal stabbing and shooting on Central Avenue.

City man jailed for using a rock as a weapon to intimidate a 7-Eleven Clerk in Batavia.
32 year old Joseph Berry of Bank Street was accused of threatening to use a large rock to inflict bodily harm to a store clerk at the 7-Eleven on East Main Street.
Berry was arrested and charged with second degree Harassment and Menacing with a Weapon.
He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Batavia man arrested for choking incident in town.
67 year old William Horner of Batavia was taken into custody following report of a physically violent incident at a Bank Street Road address late Saturday night.
He was accused of choking and pushing an individual backwards in the incident and was arrested on charges of Harassment and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.
Horner was released with an appearance ticket returnable to Batavia Town Court on June 26th.

Brockport woman arrested after an altercation on the Rez.
Deputies arrested 19 year old Chelsea McEwen of Fleetwood Drive Brockport following report of a domestic incident on Bloomingdale Road on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.
She was accused of punching her domestic partner in the face after a verbal altercation apparently became physical.
McEwen was charged with second degree Harassment and was released with an appearance ticket for July 18th in Alabama Town Court.

Police are investigating a crash that killed one teen and critically injured another.
It happened yesterday on Latta Road in Greece.
Officials say both teens are Hilton High School students.
Their names haven’t been released.
Police think the 18-year-old driver lost control, hitting an S-U-V head on. The woman in that vehicle wasn’t seriously hurt.

Senator Chuck Schumer wants more money for suicide-prevention.
The C-D-C says suicides in New York are up roughly 30 percent since 1999.
Schumer claims the federal government is turning its back on those in need by not funding programs that could help them.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

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