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Sometimes justice can move quickly.
A 40 year old Batavia man was arrested for leaving his one year old child home alone in a North Spruce Street apartment.
Charles Rodriguez plead guilty at his arraignment yesterday. He was sentenced to six months in the county jail – and has already begun to serve that sentence.
Acting on a tip from a citizen Batavia Police say they located the child Monday morning.  A police officer scaled a fire department ladder, got inside and found the child in a crib.
The temperature in the apartment had reached 85 degrees. The child was evaluated by medics and then turned over to social workers.
The child’s mother was reported to have spent the night in Buffalo and left Rodriquez in charge of the baby.

The driver of a car that mowed down a major utility pole on Veteran’s Memorial Drive – causing a wide spread power failure – has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Brandon Seppe of Route 33 in Batavia was westbound near Home Depot yesterday afternoon when he crossed into the opposite lane and struck the pole.
The impact snapped the pole at its base and brought down power lines across the road. An estimated 800 customers of National Grid lost power.
A passenger in the vehicle, 59 year old Gregory Seppe, was taken to Strong Hospital.
Brandon Seppe was given a court appearance ticket.

A traffic stop results in felony drug charges against an East Avenue man.
36 year old Abdullah Shareef charged with possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.
Shareef was jailed without bail.

The saying goes: hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
32 year old Crystal Lawrence of Maltby Road in Oakfield was arrested following a domestic incident in the town of Sheldon last week.
Authorities said Lawrence entered the home of her ex-boyfriend where she allegedly busted a television, smashed a cell phone and broke the kitchen table.
She is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail in the Wyoming County Jail.

Investigators are looking into the death of a child in Churchville. 
Monroe County deputies said ten-year-old J'Vieon  Grayson-Sutton died yesterday morning.  The death is being investigated as suspicious. 
The cause of death isn't known but a mysterious white powdery substance was found at the scene.

A Rochester man who killed his sister in a hunting accident in Caledonia is trying to get his hunting license back. 
John Lander pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of his sister last year.
He was given a conditional discharge, weekends in jail for four months and prohibited to have hunting privileges. 
Now, he’s asking the court that he be allowed to bow hunt. 
The judge said no.

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