Town, Village of Lancaster police blotter
Driving While Intoxicated
Patrol was conducting an area check of NOCO Gas Station, 370 Central Ave., and observed a 2004 Chrysler Sebring parked facing north on the south side of the building. The vehicle’s lights were on and the engine was running.
The subject, Michael A. Malczos, 38, of East Aurora, was in the driver’s seat slumped over the steering wheel. Patrol approached the vehicle, opened the driver door, and immediately noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Patrol turned off the vehicle at that time and Malczos woke up.
While speaking with Malczos, patrol noticed several signs of intoxication. At the scene, Malczos was given several standard field sobriety tests all of which he failed. Malczos was taken into custody and transported to the station where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .18 percent BAC.
Malczos was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI.
At 8 p.m., patrols responded to Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, for a report of a female shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, patrol made contact with the store security officer who stated the black female in custody, who was identified as Landria D. Lowmack, 36, of Buffalo, walked through the store, filled a plastic tote with 29 various items, and then proceeded to walk out the front door to the parking lot without cashing out.
Lowmack did not resist security personnel and stayed in their custody prior to police arrival. Lowmack was transported to the station and charged with petit larceny. Lowmack was released on her own recognizance with a court date of Sept. 20.
A Tranquility Trail resident reported theft of his Toro Lawnmower sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The lawnmower was described as red in color, self-propelled rear bagger, and in good condition.
The resident stated that the mower was on the north side of his driveway next to his wife’s vehicle and unknown person (s) took it. The lawnmower was valued at $400. There were no suspects at the time of report.
At 4 p.m., patrol responded to Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, for a report of five to six black males attempting to shoplift. The Walmart loss prevention officer stated all parties involved were placing merchandise into plastic totes in attempt to disguise the merchandise.
Prior to patrols arrival, the suspects dropped the merchandise and exited the store, most likely due to the subjects having other accomplices scouting the parking lot watching for police. There were individuals observed on surveillance talking on the telephone in what appeared to be with the subjects in the store.
When patrols arrived, they located Jordan Miller-Banks, later identified as Demetris A. Coleman, 23, of Rochester City, and Darin Thompson, 22, of Rochester City, attempting to leave the parking lot in a 2003 Chevrolet SUV.
The Walmart loss prevention officer identified the individuals as also being involved in another incident, which occurred Aug. 27. Marijuana was located inside the vehicle and outside of the vehicle.
Both Coleman and Thompson were placed under arrest and transported to the station. Thompson was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and grand larceny. Coleman was charged with criminal impersonation of another person with intent, grand larceny, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The total of property stolen was listed at $1,497.28. Both subjects were transported to the Erie County Holding Center.
At 7:20 p.m., the complainant, a loss prevention officer for Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, observed the subject, Matthew D. Warsocki, 48, of Lancaster, load a cart with 14 household products and leave the store without paying.
Warsocki was detained and taken to the loss prevention office. Patrol arrived and transported Warsocki to the station where he was charged with petit larceny.
He is scheduled to appear in town court Sept. 25. The total of property stolen was listed at $275. 80.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 10:41 p.m., dispatch received a complaint of reckless operation of a vehicle traveling south on Schwartz Road from Broadway. The complainant stated the subject nearly struck his vehicle and then struck a guard rail. The complainant followed the vehicle which turned around and went north on Schwartz Road. The vehicle then backed into the ditch on the east shoulder of the road.
Patrol made contact with the driver, Joe W. Lipowski, 78, of Lancaster, who was the sole occupant and seated in the driver’s seat. Lipowski displayed obvious signs of intoxication. Patrol had to assist Lipowski from the vehicle.
Lipowski was extremely unsteady on his feet and displayed no obvious injuries as a result of backing into the ditch or striking a guard rail. Lipowski refused medical treatment.
Patrols had Lipowski sit in a patrol vehicle and perform several standard field sobriety tests. Lipowski was placed under arrest and returned to the station where he submitted to a breathalyzer test with a result of .16 percent BAC.
Lipowski was charged with DWI, operation of motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, and unsafe backing of vehicle.
He is scheduled to appear in town court Sept. 25.