Batavia Police: Smackdown in Restaurant Parking Lot, Threats, Bad Checks

Batavia police reports, Aug. 31


Two Brothers vs. a Dozen

A mother reported that 12 male juveniles challenged her two sons to a fight on Batavia's west side at 11 p.m. Her sons, ages 17 and 13, were on the 200 block of Millview Drive when they were approached by a dozen boys. The group left the brothers when they pulled out their cell phones to call for help. The police department's juvenile officer will be contacted about this incident, according to a police report.

Criminal Defacement

An officer reported defacement at 9 p.m. at a business on the 100 block of North Randall Road. A full report on this incident was not yet completed. This is the same block where a rear wall of a business was spray painted between Aug. 23 and Aug. 29, according to a police report.

Mad at Stepmother

A man on Batavia's east side reported at 7 p.m. that his 16-year-old son had threatened to kill his stepmother. The man wanted his son removed from the home. Police contacted an Aunt Martha's Youth Service facility and agreed to meet the involved parties at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.


A 77-year-old woman reported at 5:56 p.m. that someone deposited a fraudulent check into his or her account in the amount of $5,434.33. The check was made out to the woman with the words "pay to the order of (name of suspect)" written on the back of the check. The woman's signature was forged on the check, according to the police report. The woman, a west-side Batavia resident, did not sustain any financial loss from this incident.

Harassed By Adult Son

A 75-year-old man at 5:22 p.m. on the west side received harassing phone calls from his adult son, who police said has a criminal history. An officer contacted the son and directed him to have no further contact with his father. The son was uncooperative and refused to comply with the request, police said. The responding officer advised the father on how to obtain an order of protection.

Bad Checks for Babysitter

A 26-year-old Montgomery woman received four bad checks totaling $912 from some west-side residents. The woman reported the incident at 3:15 p.m. The residents agreed to pay her back over time, but have not made payments on the debt. The woman was referred to small claims court.

Fight Before Food

Two Batavia women born four decades apart had a fight in the parking lot of a downtown restaurant. A 70-year-old and a 28-year-old got into a verbal dispute after the 70-year-old was cut off at the drive-thru lane at 12:04 p.m. The dispute turned physical when the 70-year-old grabbed the 28-year-old, and then the younger woman struck the older woman in the neck.

The women were taken to the police department to file a report. A total of $20 that fell from the younger woman's purse was returned to her. An injury report was completed on the older woman, who refused medical attention. No complaints were signed in the incident.

Assist Fire Department

An officer assisted the  on the scene of a bicycle crash at 8:40 a.m. at 111 N. River St. A Geneva man was knocked off his bike when a cable line strung across the street drooped when it was hit by a backhoe. The man was taken to Delnor Hospital.

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