posted on April 09, 2013 07:21
Batavia Police crack a series of burglaries dating back five years with the arrest of a suspect who, until recently, was known simply as John Doe.
The suspect now has a name, thanks to DNA matching.
He is Samuel G. Malone.
BPD says Malone broke into three city businesses back in 2008.
He left behind only DNA evidence.
In December, armed only with the DNA profile as the statute of limitations was running out, the Genesee County District Attorney’s office sought an indictment against the unknown person who matched the DNA profile.
The profile turned out to match Malone who is now in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
It’s more than bases stolen from the LeRoy Little League field.
Police are looking for some aluminum planks taken from the bleachers at the ball field located just behind the Jell-O Museum.
Police said several of the planks were removed and others were loosened up for a possible future heist.
If you have any information, call LeRoy Police at 345-6350.
The rules for renting a pavilion in a Batavia City park remain unchanged, at least for now.
The City Council last night put off a vote on a measure that would have revised the rental procedure.
Ward Three Councilman John Canale wondered why city management was trying to fix something that he said wasn’t broken
"I don't feel that we all of a sudden have to make major changes in our rules and regulations and our application process simpkly because of a couple of groups that created problems."
City Hall says there were complaints from time to time about excessive noise from gatherings in the pavilions.
The proposed changes would have imposed a fee of $25 and required a permit for gatherings of 75 people or more.
The vote to table the measure passed 6 to 3.
Two councilmen were named to an informal committee to meet with the city manager and iron out a new pavilion rental plan.
The doctor who struck and killed a teenager in a hit and run two years ago is getting out of prison this week.
Dr. James Corsanti has served eight months for drunk driving.
He was acquitted of felony charges related to the death of Alexandra Rice. Corsanti struck and killed the girl with his BMW and did not stop. Corsanti is expected to resume his medical practice in Orchard Park.