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City announces results of Thursday's NET detail

Press release:

August 29, 2014, Batavia, NY.  On August 28th the City of Batavia Police Department joined by the Genesee County Drug Task Force (The Genesee Drug Task Force is comprised of personnel from Batavia PD, Le Roy PD and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office), Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Genesee County Probation participated in the fourth neighborhood enforcement detail this summer. The purpose of these details is to systematically approach known problem areas within the City and target criminal activity.

In total 10 law enforcement personnel from four different agencies were partnered in a focused enforcement details in seven separate locations. NET patrols included State Street, Washington Avenue, Jackson Street, Liberty Street, Swan Street and Sumner Avenue, Central Avenue, Pringle Avenue, Harvester Avenue and Clifton Avenue. The following are results of this year’s fourth detail:

• 52 data runs
• 12 vehicle/traffic stops
• 2 Traffic tickets issued
• 4 Penal Law Arrests
   -- Brasky, Alex P., age 23, unlawful possession of marijuana
   -- Blake, Ian J., age 27, unlawful possession of marijuana
   -- Scheuerlein, Jacob M., age 18, unlawful possession of marijuana
   -- McWethy, Randy S., age 44, criminal possession of hypodermic instrument
• 16 probation checks
• 1 probation violation

Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) details were outlined in the City’s Strategic Plan as part of the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts. They include dedicated patrols for targeted enforcement with the goal of intercepting and interrupting the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and other contraband as well as locating and arresting wanted persons. All agencies involved expect to continue joint law enforcement efforts in the future. These details are not advertised prior to taking place and locations are selected based on criminal data, the presence of nuisance and illegal behavior and ongoing investigations. 

If you see criminal activity or know about a crime that has occurred please contact the Batavia Police Department at (585) 345-6350 or the confidential tip line at (585) 345-6370.

Erika Unger
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I'm glad they are doing this but they've done it twice on Liberty and I haven't seen it either time. Did they say what time they did this?

Bernie Thompson
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Erika;
They were indeed here on Liberty Street not only did I see them but also had a chance to chat with one of the officers.
In my opinion this is a wonderful thing for our city, keep it going!

Peter O'Brien
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I'm not glad about. More Gestapo action They had a registration check on 33. It should be illegal for hem to impede traffic without a reason, and searches, which this was regardless of plain site, is not a reason.

Mark Potwora
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Peter i agree.....I had to go thru that check...It was last friday afternoon around 4 ..People were coming home from work wanting to start their weekend and had to deal with this BS...People work hard all week want to get home and the city cops have to harass those taxpayers....As far as those NET sweeps again not much accomplished...three tickets handed out for pot.....All seems wrong to me..

Ed Hartgrove
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Frank Bartholomew
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I promised myself not to comment on this subject unless I had something positive to say, so, at least they are winning the war on pot. Feeling safer by the minute.

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