posted on June 26, 2013 07:21
Four people continue to be questioned by police in connection with a disturbance on Highland Park that led to heavily armed officers taking aim on a house where hostages were possibly being held.
The incident at 12 Highland Park ended peacefully yesterday afternoon.
But the initial reports indicated a potentially serious situation.
Police were told someone may have a gun and a person may be held hostage.
Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch:
"Obviously the information that was given to us when we arrived was serious in nature. We take as much caution as possible when we respond to these types of situations.When information is received that hostages were being held or weapons were involved we are going to get evryone here that we can and get the scene locked down as safely as possible."
Four occupants of the home were taken into custody. No charges have been placed.
An Orleans County man who was seriously burned in an explosion at his Town of Carlton home has died.
75-year-old Westley Baes died at Strong Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since the explosion on May 17th.
Authorities said Mr. Baes was using an acetylene torch to repair a large gasoline tank when residual vapors in the tank exploded.
Three people are facing felony drug charges following a five-month long probe into cocaine sales in and around Elba.
The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force has collared
41 year old Edgardo Aponte and 32 year old Sonia Aponte both of Hundredmark Road in Elba and 32 year old Jeremy Yantz of Washington Avenue in Batavia.
Sonja Aponte was released under supervision.
Edgardo and Yantaz were jailed.
A Batavia teenager, with a history of running away, has apparently run away again.
Police are trying to find 13-year-old Chelsea Fauel.
She was last seen yesterday on Dewey Avenue in the City.
Chelsea has brown hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-6 and 145 pounds.
Batavia Police say Chelsea may still be in the local area or may have traveled to the Riverside area of Buffalo or to Niagara Falls where she was found last March.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call Batavia Police.
Eastman Kodak has announced plans to emerge from bankruptcy by early September. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing yesterday set the path for Kodak to begin this new chapter as a smaller company that is expected to be more consistently profitable. The bankruptcy judge has approved a financing package to pay back creditors who helped keep the company going during the bankruptcy.