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A massive search effort in the Caledonia area has failed to turn up 44-year-old Bruce Reynolds of Rae Drive in Greece.  His car was found abandoned on Sand Hill Road on Thursday April 15th.  The search for Reynolds was conducted in the area between Sand Hill Road, McCorkindale Road, McGovern Road and Route 36 in the Town of Caledonia.  The area is described as a swampy heavily wooded area.  Livingston County Sheriff’s Officials area asking any one with information on the whereabouts of Bruce Reynolds to contact the Greece Police or the Livingston County Sheriffs Department.

23-year-old Andrew Rock of Fisher Park in Batavia has been charged with 3 drug offenses after his vehicle was stopped on route 33 in the town of Stafford.  Rock was found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, hydroocone, and marijuana.  He’s been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful possession of Marijuana and for possession of a controlled substance not in the original container.

Another arrest has been made in connection with an underage drinking party.  18-year-old Ryan Wood of Prospect Avenue in Batavia has been charged with Unlawful dealing with a child.  He’s accused of hosting an under age drinking party at a home on Prole Road Extension in the Town of Stafford.  Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence after a complaint of loud noise.

It very well could have been the first time that a Chief Judge has ever visited the City of Batavia. New York State's Honorable Jonathan Lippman had ideas to reform the judicial branch in remarks made here in Batavia yesterday. 
The Chief Judge spoke about a number of issues that he thought were important to the judicial system. Like the judicial pay scale, the right to a fair trial, wrongful convictions, and how cash strapped counties need more resources to fight criminal cases.

Batavia City Council will be meeting in a special business meeting on Monday night followed by a conference session.  The special business meeting will begin at 7PM with the conference session to follow.  Both meetings will be held in the Council Board Room on the second floor of the Batavia City Centre.  The public can speak at the meeting by signing in with the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
 
The topic of residency restrictions on sex offenders is expected to be discussed at the conference session. Batavia City Attorney George Van Nest wrote in a memo to council members advising them of challenges the city would likely face if they pass a law limiting where sex offenders could live. Those challenges, Van Nest wrote, could be very expensive to defend.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian hoped she would have the support of other council members to approve some type of restrictions on how close registered sex offenders could live to schools and playgrounds.

 

 

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