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Written by on March 4, 2020

Batavia Police have arrested and charged 24 year old Daniel Jon Lewis in connection with a January 25 incident involving a police chase of a Spectrum work truck.
Lewis is accused of causing over 25-thousand dollars of damage in the stolen work truck that he allegedly plowed through residential back yards, fences, parked cars and a home to evade police.
Lewis is already a suspect in several crimes from January as he was out of jail while awaiting sentencing on a prior conviction.
In his most recent charges Lewis is facing seven counts of Criminal Mischief, counts of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Driving on a Sidewalk, along with various traffic infractions.
Lewis was being held in the Genesee County Jail on unrelated charges before he was arrested for the incident yesterday.

Rochester resident arrested for dealing crack in Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 27 year old Jerome Edmonds into custody on a Genesee County Court Indictment Warrant on Friday following an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the City.
Edmonds was charged with class B felony counts of Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance and after being arraigned was released on his own recognizance.

A North Lyon Street man is jailed for threats of violence and arson.
City Police report the arrest of 38 year old John Taggert on a count of second degree Harassment following a domestic incident at a North Lyon Street address late last Tuesday night.
Taggert was accused of threatening to kill another person and to burn down their house in the incident.
He was ordered to be held in the Genesee County Jail pending his arraignment and is expected to reappear in Batavia City Court this afternoon.

To help better protect the public from the transmission of disease during food handling, the Board of Health may soon adopt a new policy that will require establishments and events providing anything prepared foods to have at least one supervisor or server on hand who has completed a certified food safety course.
County Health Department Director Paul Petit…

The 60 to 90-minute course costs from $10 to $15 and will provide the person taking the course with information on the safe preparation, storage, and handling of food.

Two Western New York families who recently traveled to Italy are being tested for the coronavirus.
The Buffalo News reports six of the 12 individuals are showing symptoms of the illness that has killed thousands of people around the world.
There’s no word yet on when test results will be back from a state lab in Albany.
Erie County officials are expected to release more information during a news conference later this morning.


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