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 Ramble Music and Art Festival Takes Place Today

The 8th annual Ramble Music and Arts Festival will take place today in Jackson Square from 11 AM until 10:30 PM.

35 Performers will take to two different stages, an electric stage in Jackson Square and an acoustic stage on Center Street next to Adam Miller Toy’s.

The festival will kick off with opening remarks from local author Bill Kauffman at 11 AM.

The festival will close down Center Street from Main Street to School Street.

BPD Investigating Burglaries from Unsecured Sheds, Garages

The Batavia Police Department is investigating several recent burglaries to unsecured garages and sheds.

“The burglaries that we have been investigating have been occurring in the southeast (portion of the city),” Officer Eric Hill said. “There were some items taken; mainly stuff you’d find in a garage or shed – tools and such.”

The Department is taking the opportunity to remind residents to lock up their property when unattended. Officer Hill says, as always, if residents observe anything out of the ordinary, to call police.

If anyone has information regarding recent burglaries, please call the Batavia Police Department at 345-6350.

WBTA Police Beat

A Batavia man is facing a felony count of drunk driving.

62-year-old David Maxwell of Vine Street was stopped for allegedly failing to dim his lights to oncoming traffic on Route 33 in Pembroke Wednesday. Maxwell allegedly led law enforcement on a brief pursuit before he was stopped in the Town of Batavia.

Deputies charged him with felony DWI and five other violations including Refusal to Take a Breath Test and Controlled Substance not in its Original Container.

Maxwell is due in court August 6.


A Lima man is accused of choking his girlfriend in the Town of Perry early this morning.

28-year-old James Dersam is charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing. Under New York’s domestic violence laws, he is additionally charged with Aggravated Family Offense – a class E Felony – for a 2011 conviction for Attempted Assault.

Dersam was jailed on $15,000 bail and scheduled back in court July 17.

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