Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
The subject, Sean A. Leonard, 28, of West Seneca, was inside Kohl’s Department Store, 4835 Transit Road, trying on a pair of Nike sneakers when he put his street shoes in the Nike sneaker box and walked out of the store wearing the Nike sneakers without paying for them.
The complainant, a loss prevention officer for Kohl’s, observed Leonard on video surveillance. The complainant followed Leonard into the parking lot and confronted him. Leonard was escorted back into the vestibule where he offered to give back the stolen sneakers. The complainant wanted Leonard to go into the loss prevention office and wait for police. Leonard refused, got into his vehicle, and fled the area.
After the complainant provided a license plate number of Leonard’s vehicle, dispatch put out an ALL CHAT and the West Seneca Police Department located the vehicle in the garage at Leonard’s residence.
Leonard came to the door and made admissions about his involvement. Patrol met with the West Seneca Police Department and took custody of Leonard. He was transported to the station where he was charged with petit larceny. He is scheduled to appear in town court at the end of August. The total of property stolen as listed at $74.99.
Leonard was turned over to the Lackawanna Police Department on an outstanding warrant.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)-Arrest
At 2:53 a.m., patrol observed a black Chevrolet traveling north on Transit Road near French Road at 60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Patrol initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Borden near French roads and the vehicle stopped.
During a conversation with the operator, Kyle T. Crosby, 19, of Lancaster, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were all immediately noticeable. After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) screen of .15 percent BAC, Crosby was arrested for unlawful possession of alcohol person under 21, DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, and a speed violation.
A bottle of rum in plain view on the passenger side floorboard was taken as evidence. Crosby was transported to the station where he submitted to a chemical breath test with a .14 percent BAC result. He is scheduled to appear in town court in September.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
At 2:18 a.m., patrol was conducting an area check of Tops Market, 6363 Transit Road, parking lot and observed a 2000 Ford Explorer parked in front, northeast of the corning lot. The vehicle was occupied by three individuals who were all pretending to sleep.
Patrol approached the vehicle and immediately noticed the strong odor of burning marijuana and observed smoke inside the vehicle. The subject, Tyler J. Martin, 20, of Lancaster, located in the rear passenger seat attempted to conceal a small bag of marijuana and a green glass pipe on the floor next to his feet.
Patrol also located and secured a marijuana grinder and rolling papers from the vehicle. Martin admitted to smoking and claimed ownership of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and released at the scene. The other two occupants of the vehicle were released to their parents.
Driving with .10 percent BAC
At 3:18 a.m., patrol was dispatched for a complaint of reckless operation on Broadway in the village. The complainant continued to follow the suspect vehicle until patrol arrived on scene.
Patrol followed the 2002 Nissan Frontier Pickup heading west on Broadway until the vehicle moved from its lane several times crossing over the double yellow pavement markings. Patrol initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped.
The operator of the vehicle, Mark. E. Bushen, 55, of Alden, while attempting to pull to the shoulder of roadway, ran over the curb at the corner of Broadway and Pershing Avenue. While interviewing Bushen, patrol could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breathe. Patrol also observed glassy bloodshot eyes, impaired speech, and impaired motor coordination.
Patrol asked Bushen how many drinks he had, he replied, “about six beers.” Bushen was asked to exit the vehicle at which time he stumbled and was unbalanced walking toward the rear of his vehicle. Patrol attempted to perform several field sobriety tests, which Bushen failed. Patrol had to explain the walk and turn test, which Bushen could not perform and stated, “I fail. I am drunk.” Patrol also explained the one legged stand which Bushen could not stand in one place without falling over and once again stated, “I fail. I am drunk. I’m not going to lie.”
At this time, Bushen was taken into custody and transported to the station. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely.
At 6:39 p.m., patrol responded to Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, the subject, Yaroslaw Givoina, 24, of Depew, was in the security office with the complainant, who is the asset protection specialist with Walmart.
Givoina was caught stealing wart remover, KY lube, and eye drops, totaling $27.13. He was taken into custody and transported to the station. He was charged with petit larceny.
At 10:30 p.m., the complainant, who is a security guard at Dunn Tire Raceway Park, 57 Gunnville Road, reported that earlier on this date a subject, Tyler J. Duval, 20, of Lockport, was found on the property and at that time Duval was smoking marijuana.
The complainant reported that the contraband was destroyed and Duval was advised to leave the property and not to return, and if the warning was not followed, he would be arrested for trespass. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the complainant reported that Duval returned to the property and he was taken into custody.
Patrol arrived and took custody of Duval. He was charged with trespass. Duval is scheduled to appear in town court at the end of September.