Batavia Blotter: Raccoons Put Down, Missing Juvenile Found, Identity Theft

Twice this past week, an officer was given permission to put down an injured raccoon with a .22-caliber rifle.

Here's a roundup of miscellaneous Batavia police blotter items during the week prior to Dec. 10, 2013.


Sick/Injured Raccoons Put Down

  • An officer responded to the 300 block of Lathem for a report of a sick raccoon. With permission, the raccoon was dispatched with the officer’s .22-caliber rifle, according to a report filed at 3:08 p.m. Dec. 7.
  • A sick raccoon was located in the parking lot of Montessori Academy, 595 S. River St., according to a report filed at 10:28 p.m. Dec. 5. The officer was given permission to dispatch the dying animal with his pellet rifle.



Open Door, Abandoned Home

An open door was found at an abandoned residence in the 500 block of North River Street, according to a report filed at 2:27 p.m. Dec. 6. The interior was checked.


Missing Juvenile Found

The complainant in the 1100 block of East Wilson Street reported at 5:49 p.m. Dec. 6 that her son, age 11, had run away from home. He was subsequently located at his father’s residence in the 600 block of North Van Buren. The Department of Children and Family Services was contacted. All parties agreed that the boy would stay with his father for the present.


Identity Theft

A subject in the 400 block of Ozier Drive reported at 6:38 p.m. Dec. 4 that someone opened an account in his or her name. The victim told police someone used her personal identifiers to open the fraudulent accounts in email, Ebay and PayPal, Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza said.


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