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Sheriff’s Deputies in Livingston County are investigating an accidental shooting in Caledonia on Saturday night. Deputies say a 28 year old was shot in the face with a rifle. The victim was taken to an area hospital with what was termed non-life threatening injuries. Neither the victim nor the shooter, a 30 year old, have been identified by Livingston County deputies. The investigation is continuing.

41 year old Jennifer Mohr of Manhattan Avenue was arrested at the Genesee County Court house on a charged of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mohr allegedly was found to have the controlled substance in her possession and did not have a presection for it.

An incident on Harvester Avenue last Thursday morning has resulted in the arrest of a Batavian. 53 year old David Swartz of Washington Avenue has been charged with Third Degree Assault which causes physical injury. Police responded to a disturbance at the Harvester Avenue address and found that Swartz allegedly intentionally struck another person in the face during an altercation.

23 year old Adam Clark of South Main Street in Batavia has been charged with unnecessary and excessive noise. Clark was arrested on the complaint of loud music.

A teenager from Caledonia was arrested for an altercation with her mother. The incident happened on East Avenue in Batavia last month. The teenager has been charged with harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. She was arraigned in Batavia City Court and is in jail in lieu of one thousand dollars bail.

51 year old Kim Mobley of Watson Street in Batavia has been charged with petit larceny. She allegedly shop lifted at the Save-A-Lot store in downtown Batavia. 

The semi-annual Drug Take Back Day was held on Saturday in three locations in the county. In downtown Batavia, City police received drugs which took 13 boxes to fill. They also received 8 or 9 buckets of sharp objects like needles. Collection points were also located in LeRoy and Pembroke at which large amounts of drugs and sharp materials were also collected. The Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unneeded medication with no questions asked in order to keep the drugs out of the water supply and out of children’s hands.

Batavia City Council will be meeting tonight in a Conference session. The meeting begins at 7PM in the Council Board Room on the second floor of the Batavia City Centre. Anyone who would like to speak to the council may sign in with the City Clerk prior to the start of the session.

Two downtown businesses were honored on Friday by BID, the Batavia Business Improvement District. The new business Spirit award was given to the YN Godess Shop and proprietor Christine Crocker. The Business of the Year award was to Alberty Drugs and its proprietor Gregory Gluck. Also recognized for their volunteer efforts on behalf of BID were Steve Coaraci and Beth Kemp.

Buffalo Police are investigating after a video surfaced reportedly depicting a city police officer assaulting a suspect in custody. The video appears to show several Buffalo officers handcuffing a suspect face down on the ground, and at least one of them striking the man. The video was shot by a witness last week, who later posted it on YouTube and Facebook. Buffalo Police say they are aware of the video and are looking into the matter.

Lockport is taking strong steps to eliminate nepotism in city government. Mayor Anne McCaffery says the new code of ethics bans any city employee from participating in the hiring decision of a relative. The new rules also give the Board of Ethics true investigative powers, and limits gifts to city employees to 75-dollars or less. The city previously did not have a nepotism policy on the books.

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