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Written by WBTA STAFF on February 3, 2020
24 year old Daniel J. Lewis of Genesee Street Lima was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies’ after leading officers on foot chase in Batavia.
Lewis was allegedly trying to gain entry to cars on Rollin Circle East before Deputies took him into custody on Haven Lane.
Lewis was found in possession of a number of items believed to be taken from recent car larcenies in the area.
The Sheriff’s Office charged him with 13 counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, 8 counts of Criminal Possession of a Stolen Credit Card, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Personal Identification Number for an individual’s checking account.
Due to the new bail reform Lewis had been released from custody in early December and since at least Jan. 1 has allegedly been involved in a crime spree in Batavia.
Lewis was charged last week with Attempted Robbery, Menacing and Criminal Possession of a Weapon after investigation into an incident on Bank Street in Batavia on the night of New Year’s Eve where Lewis allegedly grabbed and menacing someone with a knife while demanding they give him their property.
City Police Chief Shawn Heubusch has said Lewis is also a person of interest in the Jan. 25 incident in which a person plowed a path of destruction through city residences in a stolen Spectrum work truck.
Lewis is eligible to be held in the county clink due to the count of Robbery.
Corfu Police Officer and Darien Deputy Town Supervisor David Krzemien is announcing his candidacy for Genesee County Sheriff.
Krzemien is seeking endorsement from all party lines.
He started his more than 20-year law enforcement career right here in Genesee County.
He graduated from the Rural Police Training Academy housed at Genesee Community College.
The Town of Batavia Fire Department held their department’s annual awards banquet and installation of officers at Terry Hills on Saturday night.
Bryan Moscicki was named Firefighter of the Year, Tim Yaeger, a past chief and current board member, received the President’s Award.
Jim Bouton was recognized for responding to the most calls in 2019 with 284 calls, while past chief Paul Barrett received his 35-year pin.
For more on the story check the article and video by our news partner The Batavian.
Governor Cuomo is expected to sign a package of bills today aimed at improving limousine safety.
Lawmakers recently approved several pieces of legislation, including a measure requiring there to be enough seat belts in a limo for all passengers to use.
The state will also have the authority to remove potentially dangerous limos from the road.
A hotline, app and website will also be created for people who want to express concerns about limos or other for-hire vehicles.
Today’s bill singing comes over a year after a limo crash in Schoharie left 20 people dead.