Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
Driving While Intoxicated
At 11:50 p.m., patrol observed a 2007 Chrysler traveling east on Walden Avenue. The vehicle failed to stay in its lane and was driving along the shoulder over the white line on the right hand side. The vehicle also crossed over the center dividing line several times. Patrol initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Walden Avenue, just east of Pavement Road.
Patrol immediately noticed while talking to the subject, John H. Zatko, 34, of Buffalo, the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from Zatko’s breath. Zatko also had glassy blood shot eyes and very slurred speech. While patrol was talking to Zatko, he made several admissions to patrol while he was still in the vehicle. Zatko kept saying, “you got me I am drunk” and “I cannot drive officer.”
Patrol asked Zatko to step out of the vehicle for field sobriety tests. Zatko was very uneasy on his feet and patrol had to help him out of the car and walk him around the back of his vehicle. At this point, patrol noticed a small baggy on the console between the front seats that had a green leafy substance in it that looked and smelled marijuana.
Patrol did conduct field sobriety tests, which Zatko failed. He was placed in custody without incident and transported to the station. At the station, Zatko submitted to a breath test with a result of .31 percent BAC.
Zatko was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to use designated lane.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
At 12:34 a.m., patrol observed a black Chevrolet running with its headlights on in the rear of the parking lot of the Fireside Inn, located at 205 Central Ave., which was closed. Patrol approached the vehicle and during a conversation with the operator, Jonathan A. Kilanowski, 41, of Depew, the odor of an alcoholic beverage and marijuana were immediately noticeable.
During a search of the vehicle, a marijuana pipe containing marijuana was located in the center console, along with an open container of “Twisted Tea,” an alcoholic beverage.
Kilanowski was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and drinking alcohol in motor vehicle on highway. He was transported to the station. He is scheduled to appear in village court in November.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 12:30 a.m., patrol was dispatched to a complaint of reckless operation north on Transit Road from Clinton Street. Patrol located the vehicle parked at the NOCO station at Transit Road and Como Park Boulevard. The subject was observed walking from NOCO to her vehicle and driving north on Transit Road.
Patrol began following the vehicle and the vehicle failed to stay in its lane and traveled over into the center turning lane several times. Patrol initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped.
While speaking to the subject, Emma Madore, 19, of Buffalo, patrol noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Madore’s breath. Patrol also noticed that Madore had slurred speech, impaired motor condition, and glassy blood shot eyes.
Patrol conducted several field sobriety tests, which she failed. Madore was transported to the station where she submitted to a breath test with a result of .14 percent BAC. She was charged with DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, and failure to use designated lane.
At 1:41 p.m., patrol responded to Kohl’s Department Store, 4835 Transit Road, for a report of shoplifting. The complainant, Kohl’s loss prevention officer, had the subject in custody.
The complainant stated that the subject, Lisa Aust, 44, of Cheektowaga, exchanged a pair of boots at customer service and then exited the store with a pair of woman’s black boots and eight pairs of women’s underwear, totaling $160.99.
Patrol took custody of Aust and located her vehicle in the parking lot. Patrol noticed numerous store bags filled with items in her vehicle. Patrol was able to locate receipts that accounted for all of the items in the vehicle.
Aust was transported to the station and charged with petit larceny. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in town court in November.
Patrol responded to Robert Drive Apartments and met with the complainant regarding a larceny from her vehicle. The complainant stated that she parked and locked her car last night around 11 p.m. and when she returned to her car this morning, she found the door ajar and her GPS unit, a carton of cigarettes, and a phone charger missing.
She pointed out damage to the inside pillar of the front driver door that she felt was caused by a tool to open her car, but the damage was not consistent as there was no damage to the raised lip on the door.
The complainant just wanted the incident on record. She was advised on how to keep her property safe inside of her vehicle. There was no further action by patrol at the time of report. The total of property stolen was listed at $230.
At 6:30 a.m., a Via Donato W resident reported that at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8, an unknown subject (s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole approximately $10 in change. The resident wanted the incident on file and requested frequent patrols of the area during the midnight shift.