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Written by on January 9, 2019

One alleged Batavia burglar is behind bars.
City Police have reported the arrest of 36 year old Joshua Dibble on charges of Burglary and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Diddle, who is listed as homeless by police, is accused of burglarizing Strong Forge & Fabrication located on Liberty Street in Batavia back in December.
He allegedly stole around $6,000 worth of property in the break-in.
Dibble was ordered to be held in lieu of $10,000 dollars bail in the Genesee County Jail with his next court appearance scheduled for the January 31st.

A Willow Street woman arrested for calling in false threat of explosion.
25 year old Ana Uribe has been arrested by Police in Batavia following investigation into an incident at Willow Group on Elizabeth Street in the city.
Lawman say that back on November 30th Uribe allegedly called 911 reporting the threat of an impending explosion at the location.
She was taken into custody on three separate counts of Falsely reporting an incident in the second degree and was released with an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court.

Vernon Ave resident arrested for assault.
Batavia Police took 54 year old Patrick Viscuso of Vernon Ave into custody following an alleged fight on Evans Street in the city.
Viscuso allegedly struck another person in the face, fracturing their jaw.
He was released with an appearance ticket for City Court at a later date.

Batavia High School student accused of slashing his former friend pleads not guilty.
18 year old Batavia High School student Antwan Odom pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted assault accusing him of cutting his classmate and neighbor Ray Leach in a fight over the summer.
During the arraignment yesterday, Defense Attorney Frank Housh argued that the continued use of the temporary order of protection barring Odom contact with Leach was being improperly utilized by Batavia High School to prevent Odom from attending…

Judge Zambito informed Housh that he would need to make written request for a hearing regarding the school’s decision to keep Odom off the high School campus.

State lawmakers are kicking off their 2019 legislative session today.
There are a lot of important issues for them to consider including ethics reform, universal healthcare, recreational marijuana and gun control.
Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo also urged the legislature to pass the Reproductive Health Act and Contraceptive Care Act.
Those bills were never voted on by the Republican-controlled Senate last year but Democrats now have control of both houses in Albany.

The Sabres scored five goals in the second period to trample the Devils 5-1 in Buffalo.
Jake McCabe and Lawrence Pilut tallied within a 105-second span to end the scoring and ice the victory.
Jeff Skinner, C.J. Smith and Casey Mittelstadt scored the other Buffalo goals.
The Sabres are 3-3-and-1 in their last seven.

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