The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

June 28, 2013

Three Medina teens charged after Batavia chase

STAFF REPORTS
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — Three Medina teenagers faced a variety of charges in Genesee County after they led Batavia Police on a chase Wednesday night.

Angel T. Calderon, 16, 23 South Main Street, Apt. 2, Treyvon K. Johnson, 17, 816 South Main Street, and Syed A. Baity, 18, 221 Commercial Street all face charges of 4th-degree criminal possession of stolen property and 2nd-degree obstruction of governmental justice.

According to a news release issued by the Batavia Police Department, its Emergency Dispatch Center received a call of a possible sighting of a stolen vehicle, which earlier in the evening had been reported by the Medina Police Department. 

The vehicle was first observed by Genesee County Sheriff’s Office personnel at the intersection of Oak Street and Park Road, heading south on Oak Street. The report said an traffic stop was attempted, but the suspect vehicle (2004 red Dodge Ram truck), failed to yield, and instead accelerated rapidly, continuing south.

The truck proceeded to drive over the curbing and struck a pole in the Hess Mart parking lot, causing damage to the pole and a parked vehicle, the report said. The vehicle then turned west on West Main Street and continued on for several city streets.

While on Oak Street, the vehicle reached speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, the report said. 

Authorities caught up to the vehicle after it struck a fence and stopped in the front yard at 9 Buxton Avenue.

After it stopped, the three teens tried to run. Two were taken into custody on Buxton Avenue. The third suspect ran west and was apprehended at Vendetta Stadium.

Thursday morning saw all three suspects arraigned on the aforementioned charges. Calderon, identified as the operator of the stolen vehicle, also was charged with 1st-degree reckless endangerment, 3rd-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer, and 33 vehicle and traffic law violations. Baity was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

The teens were remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail pending their next court appearance, which was slated for today at 11 a.m.

A Batavia Police Officer suffered a leg injury during the pursuit.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the Genesee County Drug Task Force assisted with the investigation.