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A Pembroke man is charged with felony assault.

51-year-old Robert Grant of Angling Road is accused of striking a man in the head with a plastic snow shovel. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office report says that it caused the victim to get stitches on his ear.

Robert was jailed without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Pembroke Town Court April 17.


A Batavia woman was arrested on a bench warrant for allegedly making verbal threats to kill or harm another person by utilizing a firearm.

44-year-old Lisa Harlach of Kelsey Road is charged with first-degree harassment. The incident allegedly occurred last Saturday.

She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to re-appear in Batavia Town Court on April 24.

Maple Street Burglary

A Maple Street resident has a story to tell.

He heard some noises in the middle of the night coming from an apartment that should have been empty.

This all happened about 3AM yesterday morning.

When he went to check it out, he was confronted by two men fleeing from the apartment.

There was a scuffle with one of them who was cut on the face.

Police say the thugs got away with a safe, some cash and medications.

The resident was not hurt.

The suspects are described as while men. One of them is 5-ft. 8-in. tall with black hair and wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt.

If you have any information you are asked to call Batavia Police at 345-6350. Information can also be provided by calling the Batavia Police Confidential Tip Line at 345-6370 or using the department's Suspicious Activity Link on its website. 

GCC Spokesperson: Stoll to Re-Enter Retirement Effective Today

A top administrator at Genesee Community College who was arrested on a charge of public lewdness is re-entering retirement effective today, according to spokesperson Richard Ensman.

67-year-old Michael Stoll of Bergen was arrested on Good Friday in a Rochester municipal park. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Stoll was charged with a Class B misdemeanor after allegedly exposing himself to an undercover police officer. The alleged incident occurred at 11 in the morning.

Stoll was serving as Interim Vice-President for Academic Affairs at GCC. He began his GCC career when the school was founded 42 years ago. Stoll announced his retirement in 2011, and was serving in his most recent role on an interim basis, Ensman said.

Stoll posted $250 bail and was released the same day he was arrested.
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