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A Bergen man, under investigation for Drunk Driving, died while in police custody.
47-year-old Richard Fox of Swamp Road, Bergen, was pronounced dead around 7:30p.m. Tuesday at UMMC.
Fox had just been arrested and handcuffed by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and placed in the back seat of the patrol car. Moments later, deputies said, Fox became unresponsive. Deputies performed CPR until paramedics arrived to take over.
Deputies were originally called to Fox’s home after receiving a report that he was intoxicated and had just driven away from his home. When deputies arrived, they found Fox back at his house and started their investigation. Deputies said Fox was cooperative during the process.
The Genesee County Coroner’s office and the Mobroe County Medical Examiner are continuing to investigate.

A car crashes into a tractor-trailer truck on Ellicott Street and ends up on its top inches away from gasoline pumps.
Batavia Police said Josephine Barone, 79, of Swan St. was making a right turn from Jackson onto Ellicott Street around 7:15 last night when she failed to yield to the big rig. Her car struck the mid section of the trailer. Her car then flipped over and came to rest in the parking lot of the Red Apple Kwik Fill gas station just a few feet from the pumps.

Truck driver Slawomir Milczek of Ontario, a native of Poland, described what he saw and heard:

Mercy Flight flew Barone to Strong Memorial. She was listed in satisfactory condition this morning.

Neighbors of a Level 3 registered sex offender in the Batavia’s Sixth Ward filled the police department’s conference room. The meeting last night was designed to educate the public about the state’s sex offender registry and how local police manage sex offenders in the community.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian suggested the meeting.
She said several of her constituents became concerned about one offender who recently moved into their neighborhood.
Some of those attending wanted strong, move restrictive local laws placed on sex offenders. Officials noted that there have been constitutional challenges to such laws in other communities.

There will be no plea deal offered in the murder case against Scott Doll of Corfu.
Doll and his lawyer appeared briefly before Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan yesterday. Noonan told Doll it was the last day for a plea deal.
Doll is charged with Second Degree Murder in the beating death of 66-year-old Joseph Benequist last February.
Doll is free on bail. The trial could begin as early as May.


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