BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Quick action by Batavia Police, State Police and Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies helped corral two alleged burglars on Tuesday.
Around 11:30 a.m., authorities received a call about two men ringing the doorbell of a home on Park Avenue before entering the home through the back door. Neighbors told dispatchers they heard a crashing noise after the two men had gone in.
Before arriving on scene, police worked to establish a perimeter, and as officers approached, that foresight paid off. One suspect ran east, and the other ran west. The suspect who ran east was caught around 100 yards from the home and taken into custody, but the second proved more difficult to catch.
An off-duty K9 officer responded to the scene to help track the suspect, and the State Police helicopter flew overhead to observe from the air. Neighbors called in tips and police slowly began to narrow the perimeter before spotting the suspect on Ellicott Avenue and taking him into custody.
Charges are still being finalized against 18-year-old Nathaniel Davis and 23-year-old Akeem Simmons. In addition to likely first degree burglary charges, police say a loaded handgun was found on Davis, and Simmons is a parole absconder.