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An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run accident in Batavia one week ago.
During last Saturday’s Relay for Life at Van Detta Stadium, a woman sleeping inside her vehicle in the parking was said she was struck by what she described as a Tan Jeep. The driver took off immediately.
Yesterday, Batavia Police tracked down the alleged operator of that vehicle. He is 28-year-old David House of Summit Street. House is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Operating a Motor Vehicle With No Insurance. He’s been released, now due in court September 8th.
Police say citizen tips led to the arrest.

It was Toby Keith at Darien Lake’s concert venue last night.
With that, 36 young people were arrested for possession of alcohol underage.
In addition, six people were arrested for various crimes. 27-year-old Stephen Masich the 4th of Tonawanda, was cuffed for Robbery and Harassment after pushing two females, then stealing a cell phone from a third woman and throwing it. He was jailed on $250 bail.
And 26-year-old Tristen Johnson of Rochester was arrested. Deputies say they found her on the roof of the concert box office. She is charged with Trespass.

Near the concert, an accident at the intersection of Sumner Road and Route 77 last night in Darien.
40-year-old Melissa Kenney of Irving, New York, apparently stopped at the stop sign on Sumner Road around 7pm. Then, she turned left onto Route 77  - and right into the path of an oncoming vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Frederick Burtis of North Tonawanda.
Burtis struck the driver’s side of Kenney’s car.
The vehicles came to rest partially blocking the roadway. Kenney was discovered only partially conscious and complaining of chest pain. She was Mercy Flighted to ECMC. Her passenger, 41-year-old Rosemarie DeGeorge, was taken by ambulance for whiplash.
Frederick Burtis was transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

A foursome of DWI’s last night, two in Corfu following the concert.
49-year-old Richard Clark of Cheektowaga and 37-year-old Michelle Becker of Amherst were both stopped at village checkpoints and charged with DWI. They’ll appear in court September 1st.
In Pavilion, 29-year-old Lisa Smith of Bath was stopped after deputies saw her crossing the center line. Smith was allegedly found drunk. She’ll answer the DWI and traffic charges at a later date.
And in LeRoy, 22-year-old Robert Hinett of Livonia was stopped after allegedly almost striking a patrol car. Hinett was charged with DWI, Failure to Yield the Right of Way, and Aggravated DWI. Hinett's blood-alcohol content was apparently nearly three times the legal limit. He'll appear in LeRoy Town Court on September 13th.

A Florida man is behind bars in Orleans County after illegally transporting his own son across state lines.
37-year-old Jeffrey Paul of Port Charlotte, is charged with Removing a Minor from the State of Florida.
Sheriff’s Deputies say under a visitation deal, Paul was allowed to pick up his 7-year-old son from school, and drop him back off there the next morning. Instead, Paul picked the boy up – and drove to his own father’s house in New York State. The two located in the Town of Murray.
The boy is fine and will be transported back to his custodial parent in Florida.
Jeffrey Paul is locked up without bail until he can be sent back to the Sunshine State for court.

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