Daryl Robb has the respect of many of us here in LeRoy!!! We need to have more people like Bud Prevost be able to stop and say how proud we our of our villages Law Enforcement. Thank You Daryl for all you do!!! All of our Police Department would have done the same!!!
Rider on stolen motorcycle involved in high-speed chase gets away with help of a friend
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 15, 2013 - 8:59am
A man on a stolen motorcycle that led local law enforcement on a high-speed chase through the City of Batavia and the Village of Le Roy yesterday got away.
A witness in Avon apparently saw the rider get off the red Honda bike and get into a green car and leave.
"The odd thing is, he took the time to put the kick stand down," said Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble, Sheriff's Office.
Dibble said it's likely the rider phoned a friend to pick him up in Avon.
There's no description available of the suspect, other than he's allegedly a black male.
The chase started on Route 5 at Kelsey Road, on the west side of Batavia, where a deputy was positioned on routine traffic patrol when the bike sped past, Dibble said.
City PD joined the pursuit when it came down Main Street.
Dibble said officers were aware the Oatka Festival was taking place in Le Roy and backed off as they approached the village.
The chase came through Le Roy about 5:45 p.m. and the crowd was dispersing from the Duck Derby, which had just ended. The derby had gotten a late start because of technical difficulties.
Witnesses praised the work of Le Roy PD patrolman Daryl Robb, who was handling traffic control at the intersection of Wolcott and Main streets.
Robb cleared the intersection of pedestrians and kept everybody away from the street as the motorcycle sped through village.
"We saw the kid crest the hill in an instant and fly down Main Street at a conservative 95 an hour," said Le Roy resident Bud Prevost. "Several City of Batavia police cars and two Sheriff's cars were in hot in pursuit. It was a very dangerous situation when you had several hundred people milling around that intersection.
"Kudos to this young man," Prevost added. "He took control, as a good officer should, and made a lasting impression on me."
When the plate of the motorcycle was first called it, the dispatch centered received a teletype indicating the bike had been connected to felony crime. That information turned out to be inaccurate, but the motorcycle had been reported stolen out of Rochester.
"This wasn't a situation like we typically get where a motorcycle is involved in a high-speed chase and then the owner calls later and reports it stolen," Dibble said. "It was reported stolen before the chase."
I was working at The Batavian booth during the festival, right in front of Main Street. I saw the whole incident unfold and I was VERY impressed by Officer Robb's professional and immediate response. The Oatka Festival had just ended and hundreds of people were starting to leave. Officer Robb suddenly and loudly told all the pedestrians not to cross the street and to stand back. He told drivers of the cars who were already in the street, to stop and stay put. Within seconds, a motorcyle came speeding by going about 100 MPH with several law enforcement vehicles following closely behind it. I have no doubt that if Officer Robb hadn't jumped into action to ensure that everyone followed his orders, the festival would have ended very tragically. Kudos to you, Officer Robb, as well as the rest of law enforcement, for keeping residents and visitors safe that day.
In reading my post, I can't believe I didn't give his name. I was just talking to him 15 minutes before. Daryl, I blame it on my excessive dumbness the night before ...(and we walked home)
A high speed through the Oatka Festival. Really.THANKS LPD.
If my vehicle is in motion, yes