Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
A Heritage Drive resident reported at 4:21 p.m. a theft of his Orion Cooker, a stainless steel grill/smoker. The resident stated that the grill was left unattended in his driveway and an unknown person (s) took the grill sometime between 6 p.m. Friday, July 27 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, while he was out of town.
There are no suspects at this time. The grill is valued at approximately $179.
At 10:48 p.m., patrol responded to 4845 Transit Road for a report of an assault. Prior to patrol’s arrival, the victim reported that the subject was departing the area in a 2004 GMC Envoy. Patrol arrived and the subject, Monty V. Mcclamb, 65, of Depew, was stopped in his vehicle on the road exiting the complex.
Patrol returned Mcclamb to his residence and patrol interviewed the victim who stated Mcclamb had punched her in the face with a closed fist. The victim had suffered a gash above her left eye, and the left eye was swollen shut and heavily bruised. Twin District Fire Department, along with LVAC, arrived at the scene and treated the victim.
The victim was adamant at that time that Mcclamb be arrested and also requested an Order or Protection be filed. Mcclamb was taken into custody and transported to the station. Judge Montour responded to the station and Mcclamb was arraigned on assault in the second degree. Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $15,000 bond. Mcclamb was unable to make bail and was transported to the Erie Country Holding Center.
A Stay Away Order of Protection was issued against Mcclamb.
The loss prevention officer for Kohl’s Department Store, 4835 Transit Road, observed a subject leave the store and place her purse inside her van at 4:09 p.m. The subject, Anne M. Knospe, 46, of Cheektowaga, then returned inside the store where she took a new purse from the shelves, placed it over her shoulder and then filled the purse with jewelry and cosmetics.
Knospe then left the store without paying for any of the items. The loss prevention officer made contact with Knospe in the parking lot and asked her to return inside. Knospe made it into the vestibule and threw the purse on the ground and then returned to her vehicle and left the parking lot.
The loss prevention officer provided a plate number and patrols checked the area. The Cheektowaga Police went to Knospe’s residence and advised a family member she was wanted by the Lancaster Police Department. Knospe turned herself in at the station at 7 p.m.
Knospe was booked and released on an appearance ticket for petit larceny. She is scheduled to appear in town court Aug. 21.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)-Arrest
At 1:03 a.m., patrol was traveling east on Freeman Drive, approaching Motel Six, and observed a 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup traveling south, approaching the west exit of Motel Six parking lot. As the vehicle approached the exit and while still in the parking lot, patrol twice observed the vehicle slam on the brakes and come to abrupt halts.
The vehicle then exited the lot and traveled east in the westbound lane on Freeman Drive and re-entered Motel Six parking lot using the east entrance/exit point. Patrol conducted a traffic stop at that time.
When the vehicle stopped, the subject, Brian W. Winters, 37, of Union Springs, N.Y., exited the driver’s door and immediately used the door to maintain balance. Winters was instructed to return to his vehicle and wait.
Patrol made contact with Winters and immediately observed several signs of intoxication. While seated Winters was given standard field sobriety tests all of which he failed or refused to take. Winters was taken into custody and returned to the station where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .23 BAC. Winters is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to keep right in two lane road. He was released on $100 bail. `
Patrol responded at 7:18 a.m. to St. Mary’s Church, 1 St Mary’s on the Hill St., for a report of larceny of gutter down spouts. Upon arrival, patrol was met by the complainant, who is the caretaker of the facility.
The complainant stated that sometime overnight, an unknown person (s) removed four pieces of copper gutter down spout from the west side of the building. There were about 50 to 60 missing. The parts were riveted to either the brick face of the walls or the gutter system of the roof.
There were no suspects at the time of report and no useable evidence at the scene. The complainant did contact and alert Twin Village Recycling on Broadway, in Depew, of the items missing. There was no further action by patrol at this time.
Leaving Scene of Property Damage Only (PDO) Accident-Arrest
At 7:21 a.m., dispatch received a call of a vehicle that struck a pole at the corner of Walden Avenue and Ransom Road and then left the scene. At approximately, 7:45 a.m., patrol located the possible vehicle involved in the accident, parked on the roadway heading west on Genesee Street at Harris Hill Road.
Upon interviewing the operator, Andre K. Funderburg Jr., 22, of Buffalo, patrol asked if he had struck a pole down the road and he replied, “Yes, we did.” Funderburg admitted that he was the person driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The other occupant of the vehicle, his mother, also stated he was driving the vehicle. A field sobriety test was given at the scene in which Funderburg failed. A roadside breath screening for alcohol was also administered and showed positive results. Funderburg was taken into custody and transported to the station.
At the station, he submitted to a breath test which resulted in .17 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Funderburg was charged with DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, operator leaved scene of PDO accident, and driving on shoulders/slopes of controlled-access highway.