Three youths from Medina were arrested in Batavia about 9 p.m. Wednesday after a high-speed police chase involving a stolen truck.
Batavia police, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies and agents of the Genesee County Drug Task Force participated in the arrests.
Charged Thursday with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree and obstruction of governmental administration were Angel T. Calderon, 16, of South Main Street; Treyvon K. Johnson, 17, also of South Main Street; and Syed A. Baity, 18, of Commercial Street, all of Medina.
Calderon, identified as the operator of the stolen vehicle, was also charged with reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and 40 different V&T Law violations. Baity was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
The chase began about 9 p.m. Wednesday when the Batavia Emergency Dispatch Center received a call of a sighting of a red 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which had been reported as stolen to the Medina Police Department earlier in the evening.
A Genesee County sheriff’s deputy reported spotting the vehicle in Batavia at Oak Street and Park Road traveling southbound on Oak Street.
An attempt to stop the vehicle failed, and the stolen truck sped south along Oak until it hit a curb and struck a pole in the Hess Mart parking lot, causing damage to the pole and to a parked vehicle.
The stolen vehicle then headed west on West Main Street and over several other city streets at speeds of more than 70 miles per hour.
The truck stopped in the front yard of 9 Buxton Ave. after striking a fence, and the three suspects tried to flee on foot. However, they were captured quickly on Buxton Avenue, according to a police report.
Arraigned Thursday morning in Batavia City Court, all three suspects were sent to Genesee County Jail , pending additional court sessions today.
A Batavia police officer suffered a leg injury in the foot pursuit and capture of the three suspects.