Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on September 1, 2023
Three people were arrested during a traffic stop on Clinton Street Road as well as a raid on a residence on East Avenue on Thursday night in connection with a narcotics investigation by the Local Drug Task Force. Two people, 51 year old Alterique Day of Rochester and 30 year old Joanna Lardner of Batavia, are accused of selling narcotics. The third person, 37 year old Patricia McDonald, is charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. The Emergency Response Team, led by Batavia PD, assisted in the raid of 15 East Ave. According to residents, when the police ordered the people at 15 East Ave to come out with their hands up, other people in the neighborhood came out of their homes thinking they were being ordered by the police. One resident told reporters from the Batavian that they believed the home to be a drug house for a while. The District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.
A motor vehicle collision in Orangeville sent 7 people to the hospital. A man from Kazakhstan, 23 year old Kuanysh Baimurat, faces multiple charges after the crash on rt 20A. Baimurat was the operator of a 2023 Chevrolet Traverse, which was traveling from Niagara Falls, NY to Philadelphia, PA. Based on investigation at the scene, and based on witness statements, Baimurat was traveling eastbound on State Route 20A, passing multiple vehicles at a time, and passing in a no passing zone, just prior to the collision. Baimurat was also reported to have been traveling at reckless, extreme speeds, and he was found to be driving with a NYS Permit Only without a licensed driver in the vehicle. Baimarut struck a 2018 Ford explorer that was making a left turn. Baimurat’s vehicle left the roadway and overturned multiple times. The 6 other occupants of Baimurat’s vehicle were either ejected from the vehicle or injured from being thrown throughout the interior of the vehicle. The driver of the explorer and the 6 others were taken to ECMC.
Rochester Police have arrested a suspect who they say is responsible for a deadly incident outside a mini-mart Thursday morning. Investigators say 65 year old Angel Lopez, was attacked on the third-floor of an apartment building on Sawyer Street around 3 a.m. They believe 38 year old Damien Young beat Lopez into a semi-unconscious state, and then threw him out of the third-floor window, where he landed on the second-floor fire escape. Lopez eventually fell off the fire escape and onto the pavement, where he was found dead. Young, who is also a registered Level 2 sex offender, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and taken to Rochester General Hospital under the Mental Hygiene Law. He was discharged on Friday and is now charged with second-degree murder.
The Batavia Rotary Club is holding their largest fundraiser of the year where the winner could drive away in a brand new Corvette or walk away with 50,000 dollars. The first winner will come as soon as this Tuesday since an early bird component has been added. Early bird prizes are $500 each and will be drawn the first Tuesday of the month now through January. Early bird winners’ tickets will be placed back into the drawing for the grand prize. Rotary Club uses these fundraisers to give money such as 18000 dollars in college scholarships and 250 thousand to the Healthy Living Campus on Main Street. Persons interested in purchasing tickets may go to www.bataviarotaryraffle.com or contact any Rotarian. Only 4,500 tickets are sold.