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Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Photo: Wood Street resident rescued from structure fire

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A fire this morning at 8 Wood S., Batavia, caused $35,000 in damage to the structure and building contents, according to the Batavia Fire Department.

The fire was caused by an electrical issue and started in the kitchen.

A second-floor resident climbed onto the roof of an alcove on the first floor and was rescued by a city firefighter.

A dog that barked to alert residents to the fire perished as a result of smoke in the residence.

The incident commander was Mark Mikolajczyk.

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Photo by Frank Capuano.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Photos: Water line repair on Wood Street, Batavia

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City workers were on Wood Street this morning in 12-degree weather repairing a water main -- actually a residential feeder line off the main.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Water line repair planned for Wood Street, Batavia

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Press release:

The Water Department is scheduled to make a repair on the water main on Wood Street in the City of Batavia on Friday Jan. 25th. This work may cause temporary periods of low / no water pressure or possible discolored water in the immediate area. The street will be limited to local traffic only once work begins. Every effort will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Police looking for man who struck another with unknown object

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Batavia Polcie are looking for a man allegedly involved in an altercation on Wood Street around 5:30 p.m.

The man allegedly stuck another person in the face with an unknown object.

According to Det. Kevin Czora, the suspect and the victim were involved in a verbal argument. The assailant went to his car, grabbed some sort of object, came back and struck the victim in the face.

The victim suffered facial cuts and was transported by ambulance to UMMC.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s. He fled the scene in a red Chevy Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo may already have had a busted passenger window.

It's unknown, Czora said, whether the suspect was also injured.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

State Street burglary suspect back in court on new criminal charge

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One of the four men accused of breaking into a State Street residence last September while the elderly woman who lived there slept, was back in court today, but not on the alleged burglary charge.

Twenty-five-year-old Quentin L. Gibson faces a new charge of criminal mischief as well as two traffic citations.

While his three co-defendants in the State Street case have either pled guilty or were convicted of the crime, Gibson's case is still wending through the legal system.

While the case proceeds, Gibson has been out of jail under the supervision of Genesee Justice.

But Gibson appeared in City Court today to answer the new charges stemming from an alleged incident May 1 on Wood Street. Justice Robert Balbick adjourned the proceedings for a few minutes while Assistant District Attorney Robert Zickl consulted with Genesee Justice on Gibson's conduct since he's been out of jail.

After getting a report that Gibson has been doing well, and learning that Gibson has paid partial restitution on the alleged property damage that led to the criminal mischief charge, Zickl recommended that Gibson's release under supervision continue. Balbick agreed.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman was in court for the Scott Doll jury selection and was not available for an update on Gibson's status in the State Street case.

Also in court today facing charges for the alleged May 1 incident on Wood Street was Thomas Culver, also facing a criminal mischief charge.

The Batavia Police department has not yet released information on the two criminal mischief arrests, so no further information on the alleged incident is available.

UPDATE: Gibson and Culver were arrested at 10:35 p.m., Saturday, for allegedly intentionally breaking the door of a friend.

Gibson resides at 27 Richmond Ave., and 31-year-old Culver's address is 13 Wood St.

Reginald Wilson was convicted April 1 of burglary and possession of stolen property following a jury trial. The other defendants in the case, Dillon Brito and Joseph Dash have both pled guilty to charges related to the State Street break-in.

In an unrelated case in City Court today: Summer Ogden, 31, appeared on an endangering the welfare of a child charge. She is in jail on $500 bail. The charge stems from an alleged April 30 incident wherein she broke a temporary, plastic window in a car while her child was in the car.

The child was not injured, according to Zickl. Ogden was arrested in March for allegedly assaulting and biting her boyfriend and also faces a DWI charge. Her case was adjourned until Thursday for review for possible referral to either mental health or drug court.

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