posted on July 25, 2012 07:13
A Genesee County Jail inmate went missing for about a half-hour before he was recaptured.
22-year-old John Cabrera was noticed missing shortly after 11 last night.
He never got outside.
Deputies say he was found hiding in another part of the building.
Cabrera was taken to UMMC for treatment of what the Sheriff’s Office described as minor scrapes. His injuries were unexplained.
Cabrera was jailed since Saturday when he was arrested by Batavia Police as a suspect in the burglary of St. Paul Lutheran Church on Washington Avenue.
Batavia Police are investigating two residential burglaries.
They occurred sometime over the past week on Manhattan Avenue and Chase Park. Both places were unoccupied at the time. Police believe the break-ins occurred during daylight hours. Jewelry ands cash were taken.
The Batavia City School District has received a bid for the sale of its Administration Building..
Reed Eye Associates has bid a half-million dollars for the property on Washington Avenue.
They plan on turning the building into an eye surgery center.
The district was asking for 595-thousand dollars for the building.
School District Business Administrator Scott Rozanski says if the deal goes through the school district would have use of the maintenance shop on site for five more years.
Rozanski says the district only received one other bid on the building, which he described as too low.
The public must vote on the sale.
That vote will take place on September 17th.
Motorists are advised of some street paving in Batavia starting tomorrow.
If the weather cooperates paving will be done on State Street from Washington to North and Bank Street from Richmond to Hart Street.
Again, that work due to begin tomorrow, weather permitting.
The investigation continues into a house explosion in Wilson that left a teenager dead. Fourteen-year-old Sarah Johnson died when her family home on Chestnut Road exploded Tuesday morning. Two of Johnson's siblings and her parents were taken to the hospital with a variety of injuries. The blast leveled the home.
Senate Democrats continue to push for a raise in the state's minimum wage. Democrats are out with a new report this week that seeks to refute claims by Republicans in the chamber that an increase in the minimum wage would be a job-killer. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's push to raise the state minimum wage to eight-dollars and 50 cents an hour failed to get out of the Senate in the last session in Albany.