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Driver hospitalized following single car crash in Batavia.
One person was taken by ambulance to United Memorial Medical Center following a one car crash on West Main in the city.
The grey mini-van crashed into a utility pole at 350 West Main Street across from Settlers Restaurant in Batavia at around quarter after 5 this morning.
First responders found the driver unconscious and fire crews, along with Mercy medics were on scene performing CPR.
The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Investigators on scene are initially looking into a possible medical emergency as the cause of the crash.
At last report National Grid was responding for the damaged utility pole.

Lackawanna man arrested for a pair of Pavilion burglaries.
Investigation into a pair of smash and grab burglaries in Pavilion has resulted in the arrest of Lackawanna resident Phillip Muzzy Jr.
He is accused of burglarizing Crosby’s and Pavilion Farms on October 22nd and was charged with two counts of Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Grand Larceny.
Muzzy is currently being held in the Erie County Holding on unrelated charges however his bail was set at $15,000 for the charges out of Pavilion.

Bank Street woman busted for Identity Theft.
48 year old Zoe McClure of Batavia was arrested following allegations that she opened a credit card account in another person’s name and charged more than $500 on the account.
The incident dates back to May of this year.
McClure was charged with Identity Theft and was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
She is scheduled for Batavia City Court on January 3rd.

Florida man arrested on Warrant by Perry Police.
31 year old Javon Walker of Florida was apprehended in Warsaw on an arrest warrant for second degree Harassment with Physical Contact, Menacing and Trespassing.
Walker was arraigned in Perry Village Court and remanded to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
He is expected to reappear in Perry Village Court on January 9th.

Permanent Marking at a Batavia convenience store lands a Rochester man in lock up.
62 year old Samuel Thompson of York Street in Rochester was arrested following a complaint at Kwik Fill on Jackson Street in the city.
Thompson was accused of writing with a permanent marker on the outside of the building.
He was charged with Criminal Mischief and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.

A new principal is named for Batavia’s John Kennedy School.
She is Amanda Cook from Bergen. She takes over for Paul Kessler who is moving on to become principal at Batavia High School.
Cook has been the assistant principal at Byron-Bergen Elementary for the past five years, prior to that she was a special-ed teacher at Pavilion.

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