North Collins Village Police report for Aug. 19
In July, the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for 271 hours. Patrol shifts were varied including 5 to 11 p.m. or 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturdays, patrols were from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sundays; patrols were from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DWI Enforcement patrols were added from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. or 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends and other select dates.
Officers responded to a total of 78 various requests for Police, which included some traffic stops: two motor vehicle accidents, three funeral details, four court details, one suspicious incident (report of a female shot, which proved to be false), one narcotic arrest, six unlawful possession of marijuana arrests, one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, one DWI arrest, one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, one DWI arrest, one arrest for driving with a suspended license, one loud party, one domestic incident, one fight with multiple combatants, one intoxicated person who was provided a ride home by patrol, one chemical spill, one escort of the Viet Nam Veterans Wall, three alarms, one EMS assist to the North Collins Emergency Squad, seven assists to other Police Agencies. One of these assists was to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department in Collins for a barricaded man with a gun. The subject exited his residence with a gun; however, he was taken into custody without incident. One was to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department on the Reservation for a subject fighting with Police; one was to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department on the Reservation for a violent domestic with a gun involved; one was to Eden Fire Department for the report of a man with a gun chasing another subject; and one was to Gowanda Fire Department to assist with a female who was arrested for DWI and was acting inappropriately toward the Officer.
Regular property checks were conducted of schools, businesses, public property and vacant properties. Regular curfew checks were conducted.
The North Collins Police Department issued 54 traffic tickets in July. These included 35 tickets for speeding, 26 of which were in the village, with speeds ranging from 46 MPH in a 35 MPH zone to 57 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The average for speeding tickets in the village was 48.8 MPH. Nine speeding tickets were issued in the Town of North Collins and in Langford. These tickets included three speeding tickets from 57 MPH to 62 MPH in a 40 MPH zone and five speeding tickets ranging from 57 MPH to 58 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Six tickets were issued for cell phone use, two tickets were issued for an expired inspection, three tickets were issued for DWI-Drugs, one ticket was issued for an open container of alcohol, one ticket was issued for failure to drive in the lane, one ticket was issued for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, one ticket was issued for following to close, and one ticket was issued for a fractured windshield.