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Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Possibly Involved in State Street Shots-Fired Incident

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the State Street shots-fired incident from late September.

Batavia Police issued a release updating the status of two ongoing shots-fired investigations in the City of Batavia this afternoon.

They are looking for residents’ help in finding 34-year-old Dashawn Allen Butler. He is a black male, 6-foot-2 inches tall and about 180 pounds. If seen or if you have information about his last whereabouts, witnesses are asked to dial 911.

In regards to the Jackson Street shots-fired incident which occurred Oct. 8, Batavia Police says it has obtained DNA from the scene which was shipped to the State Police Forensic Investigation Center in Albany for analysis. Meanwhile, two unidentified people have been questioned and one has been detained on a parole violations. Their names were not released by law enforcement.

If anyone has information, there is always the City of Batavia Police Confidential Tip Line, 345-6370.

Three Rochester Men Arrested for Stealing from the Batavia Wal-Mart

Three Rochester men are accused of attempting to steal almost $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Batavia Wal-Mart Store.

All three (Eric Strong, 53; Joseph Dawson, 49; Keith Brantley, 43) were arraigned in Batavia Town Court and ordered held without bail on felony grand larceny charges.

Deputies say store security informed the sheriff’s office around noon Thursday that men who had been identified as possible thieves at other Wal-Mart stores were present.

Patrol cars were waiting in the parking lot and saw the men allegedly push out a single shopping cart filled with bags of merchandise.

Federal Agencies Back Open in Batavia

Federal agencies are back open in Batavia.

Since the bill passed to end the government shutdown this week, funding was restored for the Natural Resources Conservation. That means the Batavia service for the organization is back open.

Also, the Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District has begun moving from its temporary headquarters back to the USDA Service Center on Liberty Street. It was forced to move to Bethany during the 16-day shutdown because the rent at its normal offices is paid for by the federal government.

Both agencies say program deadlines will likely be extended and website resources are coming back online for daily operations.

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