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The subject of a police pursuit in Batavia this afternoon is in custody. The incident occurred before 12:30.

The suspect, described as a black male with lighter complexion, was allegedly seen stealing gas cans from a residence on West Main Street Road and attempting to fill up a maroon two-tone pickup truck with gasoline, according to dispatchers on the police scanner.

He's now in custody after he hopped a fence at the Batavia Meadows apartment complex and ran behind Valu Plaza. He then jumped into the Tonawanda Creek and climbed up the other side.

Multiple law enforcement units responded to the call.

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