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A Batavia man wanted on felony charges was taken into custody by City Police.

Brandon Maldonado, 24, of Tracy Ave., was found by Police at his Tracy Avenue home early New Year’s Day.

Maldonado is wanted on charges of possession of a forged instrument and possession of stolen property. Maldonado was remanded to Genesee County Jail without bail.


A 19-year-old Batavia man is facing a felony burglary charge.

Francis Smith of South Main Street allegedly stole from a home on Washington Avenue at noon on New Year's Day.

An alert citizen contacted City of Batavia Police to report the alleged burglary. Officers showed up, noticed forcible entry into the home, and caught Smith inside in the process of committing the larceny.

Batavia Police believe Smith may be connected to a series of burglaries occurring recently in the Southwest area of the city, but the investigation is ongoing.


Smith was incarcerated on $25,000 bail following his arraignment in City Court.


Two LeRoy residents are facing charges for allegedly selling fake merchandise at a Bills game.

The Buffalo News reports that Kenneth Smith, 49, and Joshua Wyskiel, 31, were arrested Sunday on state charges of trademark counterfeiting.

The Buffalo News reports that investigators seized three cargo trailers and two trucks packed with counterfeit NFL t-shirts and jerseys, most likely manufactured in China.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul has said that selling counterfeit merchandise is a not a victimless crime – it affects not only the company, but its employees.


A Batavia man is facing several charges for allegedly beating up another person.

Jakob Kosiorek, 20, of Tracy Ave. (the same listed address as Maldonado) was arrested on New Year’s Eve by the LeRoy Police Department and charged with second-degree assault, a Class D felony.

Kosiorek allegedly caused severe serious physical injury to another person by punching the victim several times in the face, causing a broken nose and cheek and several lacerations at a location in the Village of LeRoy.

Kosiorek was arraigned in the LeRoy Town Court and committed to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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