Batavia Police: Underage Drinking Summer Continues

Batavia police reports, Aug. 2-3 and Aug. 7


Passengers Take Breathalyzer

Two 19-year-old Batavians are headed to court after an incident on the city's west side.

Austin S. Lewis, of the 1200 block of Bradford Circle, and Noel M. Gaspari, of the 500 block of Cypress Avenue, were each issued notices to appear in court for unlawful possession of an alcoholic liquor, according to a police report. The incident occurred at 12:31 a.m. on the 0-99 block of Western Avenue.

According to police, Lewis and Gaspari were passengers in a vehicle that was pulled over for speeding. The driver received a warning.

The officer said he noticed an odor of alcohol and had the driver and the passengers take a portable breathalyzer test. The driver had not been drinking, the report said.

Gaspari and Lewis were released to their parents from the scene. They were issued complaints because they had each already received a $50 city ordinance ticket for unlawful possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor on June 23.

Lewis and Gaspari's notices to appear were sent via certified mail. The two were each given a Sept. 18 court date.


Failure To Appear

A Batavia man turned himself in at 3:57 a.m. at the Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Ave., on an outstanding warrant.

Michael B. Semmens, 19, of the 1300 block of Georgetown Drive, had a Batavia police warrant for failing to appear in court on a complaint of consumption of liquor as a minor in 2011, according to police.

Semmens posted his $500 cash bond in full and was released. He was given a court date of Sept. 18.


Spotted By Witness

Lindsey T. Slapa, 18, of the 5N900 block of Dunham Circle, was issued an ordinance citation and a $50 fine in connection with unlawful possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor, according to a police report.

A witness saw a female, later identified as Slapa, passed out on the sidewalk in front of a business on the 100 block of First Street in Batavia. Three males were attempting to carry her away, the report said.

An officer was dispatched to the scene at 9:21 p.m. When he arrived, the three males fled on foot.

Slapa woke up at the scene on her own. She was transported to the Police Department, issued a city ordinance ticket and released to her parents.

It was not known where she got the alcohol.

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Jessy Dane August 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
That is NOT what happened, it is unfair to report things that are untrue like this!!


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