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This year the wiener dog races will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, during Family Fun Day at Batavia Downs. Sponsored by Genesee Feeds of Batavia, a total of 10 heats will be contested with eight wiener dogs in each race. The first race will begin after the last live harness race of the day, which will be approximately 4:20 p.m. Besides the wiener dog races, other highlights of the Family Fun Day will include free pony rides from 2-4 p.m. (sponsored by Castilone Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep of Batavia), a bounce house and appearances by the ever popular Pringles the Clown, Mr. Scribbles and Jason the Juggler

On August 20th the City of Batavia Police Department joined by the Genesee County Drug Task Force (The Genesee Drug Task Force comprised of personnel from Batavia PD, LeRoy PD and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office), Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and K9 unit and New York State Parole participated in the third neighborhood enforcement detail this summer. 

In total 11 law enforcement personnel from four different agencies were partnered in a focused enforcement detail in seven separate locations.  NET patrols included State St., Bank St., Tracy Ave. Washington Ave., Jackson St., Liberty St., Swan St., Sumner Ave., Central Ave., Pringle Ave., Watson St. and Maple St. The results of this year’s third detail were:

• 80 data runs
• 31 vehicle/traffic stops
• 10 traffic tickets issued
• 1 Penal Law Arrests
o Munroe, Isaiah J.A. age 24, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana
• 13 parole checks
• 4 parole violations

The Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) details were outlined in the City’s Strategic Plan as part of the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts

A former nurse at a Batavia hospice, twice found guilty of stealing from her employer, is sentenced to five years’ probation.
In a 3-and-a-half page written statement read in Genesee County Court today, former Bergen resident Michele Case said that it actually the managers at HomeCare & Hospice who made up the scheme for insurance money.
Case was convicted of stealing 14-thousand dollars from her employer though fabricated time cards and mileage logs.
She appealed the original decision, only to have a second jury find her guilty of third-degree grand larceny.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman asked the judge for prison time because she still views herself as a victim. Judge Robert Noonan, though, said he does not see her as a threat to recommit the crime.
Because of time served, it’s unlikely Case will serve anymore jail time unless she breaks the terms of her probation.

A DWI checkpoint in Alexander leads to three arrests, including a 21-year-old LeRoy man.
It was conducted on State Route 20 in the Town of Alexander from Thursday night through Friday morning.
A Rochester man and a Webster woman were issued court appearances tickets for DWI offenses.
Also 21-year-old Zachary Plath of LeRoy was caught allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.


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