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Burglars broke into Batavia business three times over the weekend. Police say they’re on the trail today as investigations continue.
The rash of burglaries began Friday night at the Batavia Industrial Center on Harvester Avenue. Thieves entered a rented parcel and swiped some musical instruments and equipment. Then a short while later, suspects pried open the door to the Sherwin-Williams paint store on nearby Liberty Street. They only made off with a small amount of cash.
The third heist was early Saturday morning at the UPS Store on Batavia’s west end. Suspects broke in and took a small safe and more cash.
Police say they believe at least two of the burglaries are related.

The weekend Bad Boys and Girls report:
18-year-old Tyler Schroeder of Oakfield is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after allegedly letting a 14-year-old get behind the wheel of the car he was driving.
Sheriff’s Deputies received report on Friday evening of a 14-year-old driving a vehicle at Pratt and Kelsey Road. Schroeder was found at fault in the incident. He's due in Town of Pembroke court next month. The 14-year-old's case will be handled in the County Family Court.
26-year-old Dorsie McGill of Batavia is charged with Theft of Services after allegedly wrangling with a taxi driver over the cost of a cab fare. The cabbie called the cops – McGill was also charged with Resisting Arrest after he reportedly struggled while being taken into custody. McGill was jailed on $2500 bail.

New York State drivers have just two weeks until they'll need to pay more attention to emergency vehicles.
Starting January 1st the Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act will take effect in an effort to keep emergency responders safe on highways and roads statewide. The law will require drivers move over or slow down when they approach emergency vehicles that are parked, stopped or standing still on the side of the road with emergency lights on. The law is named after Trooper Robert W. Ambrose and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn M. Searles. Both men were killed by other drivers while their patrol vehicles were stopped on the shoulder of the road.

The 9-11 healthcare bill may not be dead yet.
New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say they’ve negotiated changes in the legislation that knock more than a billion dollars off the price tag. It’s now a 6.4-billion dollar bill. Schumer says he’s looking for some bi-partisan support to help the heroes of 9-11.
The "James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act" would help workers sickened from toxic dust at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks. It had missed passage by 3 votes last week in the Senate.

Today is expected to be the biggest mailing day of the year. The U.S. Postal Service says they expect to handle 801-million postmarked cards and letters and millions of packages on this final Monday before Christmas. Today is also the deadline to mail items First-Class to assure arrival by Christmas Day. Tomorrow is the deadline to send items by items by Priority mail.
The USPS says Wednesday will be the biggest delivery day of the year.

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