Batavia man jailed after standoff


HAMLIN — A Batavia man under indictment in Genesee County was arrested after a two-hour standoff with police Tuesday morning, a standoff that began with a report of shots fired inside a house.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said deputies arrived at a house on Hamlin Parma Town Line Road for a “check the welfare” complaint.

Deputies discovered that a gun had been discharged inside the house.

Police said up a perimeter around the house and tried to get he man inside to come out.

The road was closed to traffic “out of an abundance of caution,” deputies said.

The man was taken into custody two hours later. “Multiple” long guns were removed from the house.

Kevin Waleski Jr., 33, of Batavia was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon.

Waleski, a three-time ex-con and Level 1 sex offender, was committed to Monroe County Jail without bail.

Waleski has an indictment pending in Genesee County Court.

He had been scheduled to appear next week for a suppression hearing on charges of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, attempted mischief, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration. The indictment was filed in October.

Waleski was arrested after he was found in an enclosed patio of a house on Ellicott Avenue June 26. He then struggled with police during the arrest.

Waleski has an extensive criminal history, dating back to when he was 16 and charged with forcibly raping a girl.

He eventually pleaded guilty to sex abuse and was sentenced to two years in prison, the first of three prison terms he has served.

He was convicted in 2012 of attempted burglary and was sentenced to 18 months to three years, was paroled but violated parole and returned to serve out the remainder of that term.

He was released March 11, 2015 and three months later crashed an all-terrain vehicle while drunk, his second DWI.

He was sentenced to one to three years and was released in July 2018.

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