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Batavia City Court Hands Down 7 Indictments

27-year-old John Branscomb of Pearl Street was arrested at the Genesee County Courts Facility during a larceny investigation, where he allegedly stole a bicycle that was left outside the courthouse facility while the owner was inside.

25-year-old Rae Cook of Ellicott Street was arrested on 3rd degree Assault and Criminal Mischief charges stemming from a physical altercation at Billy Goats on April 25th.

42-year-old Lisa Durham of Summit Street was arrested for violating an order of protection after allegedly having verbal contact with the protected party.

Rachel Gillespie of Main Road in Stafford was arrested on counts of DWI, refusal to take a breath test, moving from a lane unsafely and driving on a sidewalk after an investigation determined that she allegedly struck the curb and drove over the sidewalk at the corner of Main and Center. After arraignment the 23-year-old’s driving privileges were revoked due to refusing to submit to the breath test.

28-year-old John Jaszko of Kelsey Road was arrested on counts of Harassment and Trespassing following an incident with his ex-girlfriend.

44-year-old Ryan Shrauger of Hull Park was arrested at Batavia Police Department Headquarters for an outstanding Batavia City Court arrest warrant for improper parking. Shrauger posted $85 cash bail.

30-year-old Christopher Tetrault of Albion was arrested for 2nd degree aggravated harassment. He allegedly made threats to harm a male subject numerous times over the phone. Tetrault was held on $1,000 bail.

All parties are due back in court on May 6th.

Genesee County Grand Jury Files Three Indictments

36-year-old Scott Kopper, of Corfu, is charged in a four-count indictment for allegedly dragging a sheriff’s deputy with his vehicle.
Back in January, Deputy Brian Thompson checked on a report of a vehicle on the side of Route 33 in Pembroke. Thompson had previous contact with Kopper and learned he was wanted by parole.
Police reported at the time that Kopper refused to leave his vehicle and when Deputy Thompson went to stop him from leaving, Kopper allegedly trapped his arm in the window and drove away.
Thompson escaped serious injury with some cuts and scrapes.
The indictment charges Kopper with four felony counts of Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

23-year-old Alissa Fodge of Bergen is indicted on a third-degree Grand Larceny charge. It states that between August and October of last year she stole more than 7-thousand dollars from the 7-Eleven store in Bergen.

And in a joint indictment, a pair is charged with possessing drugs and child endangerment.

Antonio Ayala and Ashley Alvord are each accused of possessing cocaine in the Town of Bergen in November.

They are also both charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for an unspecified incident involving a four-year-old child.

GCC Student Raises Money to Visit 11 Countries in 11 Months

A GCC student is working toward her goal of visiting 11 countries in 11 months.

22-year-old Lacey Krager of Palmyra is fundraising for her mission trip at t tomorrow’s Kids Carnival. She’s going with a small group of students to countries like Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Romania and Turkey.
She needs to raise 16-thousand dollars and says she’s gotten support from several Batavia businesses.

The Kids Carnival runs from 11 to 4 tomorrow at the college, rain or shine.

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