Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
At 1:05 p.m., patrols responded to Hunters Drive to investigate a report of two females smoking marijuana in a silver/gray vehicle. Patrol located the vehicle parked on the west side of the road across from a Hunters Drive residence occupied by two subjects.
Patrol approached the vehicle and immediately noticed a strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle, Sydney D. Hetrick, 17, of Lancaster, told patrol that she was smoking a pipe containing marijuana and then produced the pipe as well as a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana from the center console of her vehicle.
Patrol issued Hetrickís an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana returnable to town court Tuesday, Nov. 20. She was released at the scene.
While on location at Westwood Park at 11:27 a.m. for a report of a larceny from a vehicle, a complainant approached patrol and reported his vehicle parked nearby had also been entered. The complainant t had parked his car for a race he was running in at around 8:30 a.m. and it was entered when he returned at 11 a.m.
The unknown person (s) was able to pry away the passenger side door handle trim and gain entry to the vehicle. Taken from the vehicle was the complainantís wallet and cell phone. There was no usable evidence at the scene.
The total of property stolen was listed at $260.
At 3:20 p.m., patrol was dispatched to an Aurora Street business for a report of a theft by an employee. The complainant, who is the store manager, stated the offender, Timothy M. Tierney, 66, of Kenmore, who is a manager at the store, generated a false return in the storeís register for five cans of coffee, totaling $29.95, pocketed the money, and place the coffee in the return bin.
Patrol reviewed the surveillance footage and saw exactly what the complainant reported. While speaking to patrol, Tierney admitted to pocketing the money and was arrested for petit larceny.
Tierney was transported to the station and is scheduled to appear in village court at the end of November.
Leaving Scene of Property Damage Only (PDO) Accident
Patrol was dispatched to a Lake Avenue business for a report of a hit and run that occurred in the parking lot of the Green Buffalo Pub.
The complainant stated she arrived at the pub at approximately 1:30 a.m. and parked her vehicle in the back lot of the bar facing south. The complainant said that a white pickup truck was parked next to her vehicle, but she was unsure of the make and model. When she was leaving the pub, she noticed that the rear bumper of her vehicle was partially torn away from the car.
An accident report was filed and patrol checked the area for striking vehicle, but patrol was unable to locate the vehicle. An investigating is pending.
Leaving Scene of PDO Accident
Patrol responded at 11:08 p.m. to 4845 Transit Road for a report of a hit and run. The complainant stated she witnessed a 2011 BMW strike a 2010 Chrysler while backing from a parking spot in front of the apartment building H and then leave and park near apartment building M.
Patrol was able to locate the driver of the striking vehicle who stated she was unaware of hitting any vehicle while backing up. Patrol was unable to locate the owner of the struck vehicle, but a note was left to contact the police department. Patrol did notice minor damage to the rear driver side bumper.
Driving While Intoxicated
Patrol observed a 1995 GMC Yukon traveling north on Genesee Street in the center lane of traffic. Patrol followed the vehicle to Transit Road and observed the vehicle weaving/crossing over into the curb lane on four occasions.
As the vehicle approached the intersection of Transit Road and Freemen Drive, the operator activated the left turning signal and partially entered the left turning lane. The vehicle continued north on Transit Road straddling the solid white line separating northbound traffic and the left turning lane.
The vehicle then made a wide left turn at the intersection of Transit Road and Freemen Drive and entered the parking lot of Protocol Restaurant. Patrol activated emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.
Upon making contact with the operator, Aron A. Gattie, 32, of West Seneca, patrol immediately noticed several signs of intoxication. While roadside, Gattie was given several standard field sobriety tests. He was later taken into custody and transported to the station where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .17 percent BAC.
Gattie was charged with DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, and moving from lane unsafely.