BATAVIA — Two people were in custody tonight after a police pursuit of a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck ended in Batavia.
New York State Police at the scene said that two people were in custody and that the investigation was continuing. Part of East Main Street was closed for part of the evening until the truck was towed away and the scene was clear. East Main Street was open by 8 p.m.
The truck had four flat tires when it stopped in front of Blondie’s Sip-n-Dip, 670 E. Main St.
Blondie’s owner Laura Pedro said this evening that the first thing those at the ice cream shop saw were police cars pulling into their parking lot. It was about 7 p.m., employees said.
“They drew their guns and told us to get inside and get down,” she said.
Two customers, a man and his daughter, were in a truck in the lot and were told to come inside as well, Pedro said.
Pedro said there were eight people in Blondie’s, with others behind the building.
“They (police) came back about 15 minutes later and told us they were in custody and that we were safe,” Pedro said.
The Blondie’s owner said she saw one of the people arrested.
“I saw one girl. We just saw her get out of her vehicle and walk backwards towards the cops with her hands in the air,” Pedro said. “We could see it all. There were tons of cops.”