When society disintegrates...........I fear for our civilization. Wow thanks for getting this criminal off the streets. Phhhh maybe I'll be able to sleep tonight after hearing this good news.
Early morning foot patrol downtown yields underage drinking arrest
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 5, 2013 - 2:11pm
While on routine foot patrol in the early morning hours Batavia PD Officer Todd Crossett came across four people who appeared to be hiding at a location on Center Street and fled on foot when Crossett approached.
Back-up patrols arrived on scene and the youths were quickly located.
One 18-year-old, Steven Gilliatt, was charged with consumption/possession of alcohol under age 21. According to Chief Shawn Heubusch, Gilliatt admitted consuming the beverage throughout the night.
None of other youths reportedly with Gilliatt were charged.
As Barney Fife said, "Ya gotta nip it in the bud!"
Steven Gilliatt's mistake? He just didn't 'nip the Bud' in the right location.
Gotta love batavia pd toughest ticket givers around lol go stop real crime.
Maybe you can see the problem with Batavia when you see the disrespect for authority posted on the first three posts on this site. When is illegal justified?????
Lets get this straight. People have bitched that we need foot patrols, so now we have one. He is not out to get anyone, just walking his beat. But three people see him and take off. The patrolman has no idea why yet. After they are caught, one who had done something wrong is charged.
Was the patrolman supposed to just guess that 3 people running away as soon as they saw him had done nothing and ignored them?
Furthermore, Youths drinking in public areas, in the wee hours of the morning on a week night no less, is a recipe for all kinds of mayhem. This is community policing not only working but working well!
It really irks me when people downgrade the Batavia Police Department.
1st people complain because they don’t think they are doing a good job.
In the next breath they complain when they do.
Oh I am sure this post will bring many negative reply's, but in “My Opinion Our” (The City of Batavia) PD does a good job!
We as Batavians should give them more credit and less negativity.
Yep, judging from the sarcasm in the first three posts, I'm guessing they dont like this foot patrol idea as it means it will impinge on their daily activities. Something that I've noticed in several citys I've lived in.....that those whos activites bring them into close contact with the local police, bitch the loudest when those same police step up their enforcement procedures.
Good Job Batavia PD.....hope this is the first of many interesting stories to come.
As I appear to fall into the category of being "in the first three posts", I'll try my best to explain mine.
It would maybe be best described as satire. I would assume that it wasn't done as well as I thought, hence the responses it garnered.
As for the existence of foot patrols, I think they are a great idea. Never even hinted otherwise.
Youths????....I think we are talking about grown men here....when I was 18 I was serving my country.... wondering why they weren't getting ready for work...or even at work for that matter...
If they are afraid to jaywalk and afraid to spit on the sidewalk, do really think they will be comfortable committing the felony crime of selling a controlled substance on the street corner?
That is the point of petty arrests. It seems chicken$#!*, but it is proven to work. Don't want to be arrested for a petty offense, don't commit the offense in front of a police officer. You know, act like you have actually grown up and developed responsibility for yourself.
A crime is a crime no matter how big or small it is....we live in a society where laws are made to be obeyed....if you choose not to obey them.... It's going to cost you in some form... I think the whole foot patrol thing is a fantastic idea....these young men should be concentrating on doing something to contribute to society instead of " breaking the law"...good job officer crossett... Weed them out and clean it up!