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Batavia police seek help in identifying trespasser

BATAVIA – Batavia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was trespassing at the Batavia Government Center early Saturday after breaking a glass door to gain entry.

Batavia Crime-Stoppers posted a video of the man on its Facebook page.

At 3:28 a.m., the man smashed a wooden Christmas decoration through a locked glass door on the building’s south side that leads into the Batavia City Council chambers, Batavia Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza said.

The Batavia Government Center is at 100 N. Island Ave., next to the Batavia Riverwalk.

The video shows the man walking through the lobby near the City Council chambers and going up to the building’s second floor.

The man then is seen fleeing the building through an eastside door.

“One of the officers came out to see what was going on after being notified by the records clerk,” Mazza said. “He ran southbound from the municipal complex onto the foot bridge.”

Police were not able to locate the man, Mazza said.

Police do not know the man’s motive because nothing was taken from the building, Mazza said.

The Batavia Police Department is offering a $50 incentive to the first person who positively identifies the man.

Those who have information can leave a message on the Batavia Crime-Stoppers Facebook page or call the department’s investigations division at 630-454-2500.

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