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Batavia police have locked up the man they believe robbed a local Seven-Eleven. 34-year-old Michael Kraatz has been sent to jail without bail following felony charges of Robbery, Grand Larceny and Resisting Arrest. Police were called to the convenience store on East Main Street at 4 a.m. Sunday morning for the report of a strong-armed robbery. Kraatz allegedly entered the store, grabbed the clerk who was working and demanded money. He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect’s car was later found in a driveway on Spruce Street. The man allegedly led police on a short foot chase after being located.

A traffic stop in Orleans County led to drug charges for Rochester man and a Brockport woman. 32 year Timothy Turner and 20 year old Brigitte Lutsch face numerous charges related to the possession and sale of illegal drugs. Police say they found crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, marijuana and cash during that stop. Turner was sent to jail without bail, Lutsch was jailed in lieu of $5,000. Additional charges are said to be pending.

Hospice of Batavia will soon have a new office at 29 Liberty Street. Hospice will close its East Main Street office on October 16th and re-open in its new location on Friday, October 18th. The phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same.

John Dwyer will be honored at St. Joe’s 54th annual popcorn ball later this month. Dwyer will receive the outstanding alumni award for his service to the community. Michael Falcone former owner and operator of Falcone’s electric will be awarded the Spirit of St Joe’s Award for his support of the school and St. Joseph’s parish. Tim and Wendy English, owners of the local subway franchise will be named volunteers of the year. The theme for the evening is corks and forks and will feature food from Alex’s Place paired with wine from Heron Hill. Tickets are $60/couple and available at the school or at Alex’s Place.
 

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