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Batavia man charged in home invasion attack

Police label fight domestic incident

Christopher Turecek
Christopher Turecek

BATAVIA – A Batavia man was charged with home invasion and aggravated battery during the early morning hours of the Labor Day holiday on Brandywine Circle, according to a news release, which described the fight between at least four men as a domestic incident posing no threat to the general public.

Christopher J. Turecek, 38, of the 900 block of North Washington, Batavia, was charged with home invasion causing injury, a Class X felony; aggravated battery/strangulation; and criminal damage to property not exceeding $500, police officials stated.

At about 4 a.m. Sept. 3, Batavia Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Brandywine Circle for a report of a fight in progress, according to the release.

"While en route, dispatch advised officers that there were five subjects fighting and a male subject was screaming that he was dying," the release stated.

Upon arrival, officers did not see anyone fighting outside the residence, but, as they approached the driveway, noticed that an open exterior door had damage indicative of forced entry, according to the report. Officers heard a struggle inside the home and entered, where they observed three subjects fighting on the floor just inside the entry, the release stated.

The three were separated by officers, who learned one of the subjects, the victim, is a resident of the home, and another victim is a family member, the release stated.

The victims told officers that Turecek and at least one other person broke in through the door and began fighting with them, according to the release. The police were called during the struggle, police officials stated, adding that the second suspect was no longer on the scene when police arrived and has not been located.

All three had minor injuries and were evaluated at the scene by Batavia Fire Department paramedics, according to the release.

"This incident was an isolated domestic-related incident involving subjects that had a common connection with each other," the release stated. "At no time was there a threat to the safety of the general public."

The incident is still under investigation and anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department at 630-454-2500.

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