Lancaster police reports for the week of July 23
Thomas R. Pawlak, Jr., 31, 4805 Transit Road, Lancaster was charged with petit larceny and second-degree harassment July 13.
Patrol was dispatched to a report of a male who had allegedly stolen a pack of cigarettes from the Tops Express gas station at 4779 Transit Road. Patrol spoke to a witness who stated he saw the incident and followed the offender to the Briarcliff Apartments. Patrol had the witness show patrol the building the offender went to and patrol knocked on the door. Pawlak denied any involvement. The witness stated he believed that was the male who took the cigarettes.
Patrol was able to view the security camera footage and then went back to the offender’s residence and while speaking to him he was positively identified.
Jason P. Shelvay, 24, 51 Gabrielle Dr., Cheektowaga was charged with driving while intoxicated July 14.
Police were dispatched to a hit and run accident in front of 54 Running Brook Dr. On Location, they spoke to the victim whose vehicle was legally parked facing westbound on Running Brook when it was struck be an unknown vehicle in the front passenger side.
Police also responded to Sugarbush Lane and spoke with the complainant who stated he was walking his dog when he heard a loud crash behind him, turned around, saw headlights coming at him from the crash he heard, retreated from the roadway to a safe location, observed the vehicle pass and then stop in front of a house in the 20s on Running Brook where a young male exited the vehicle. The complainant described the vehicle as a newer, small station wagon style vehicle.
Police then located the vehicle parked in front of 23 Running Brook. The DMV showed the vehicle was registered to Shelvay and neighbors said he actually lives on Running Brook.
Police made contact with Shelvay who stated he had not had anything to drink in at least three hours and that he had drove form his friend’s house to Mighty Taco and then home, however he did not recall hitting anything.
Upon speaking to him, Shelvay was observed with bloodshot and watery eyes, his speech was slurred and there was an odor of an alcoholic beverage from his mouth. Several field sobriety tests were administered, which were completed unsatisfactory.
The complainant did respond to 23 Running Brook where he positively identified the vehicle as the one he observed when he called police.
Joleen N. Reed, 32, Rochester City was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation July 16.
Patrol was conducting area checks of hotels on Freeman Drive. As patrol was exiting Motel 6, they observed a vehicle enter the drive and stop near the swimming pool.
Patrol conducted checks of other hotels and returned to Motel 6, where they again observed the listed vehicle stopped and occupied near the pool. Patrol made contact with the subject who was seated in the driver seat, engine running. When questioned concerning the reason for being in area and if she was a guest of the motel, the subject stated she was not a guest but was dropping two off so they could visit a friend.
Patrol requested identification from subject and a license check returned revoked as of June 23, 2011 for failure to pay. Subject was taken into custody and returned to the Lancaster Police Department. The vehicle was towed.
While at the station during a property inventory patrol located two small bags of marijuana in the subject’s purse.
Lisa M. Jagodzinski, 24, 4975 Transit Road, Lancaster was charged with petit larceny July 16.
Patrol responded to Walmart Super Store for a shop lifting complaint. Upon arrival the complainant stated that the defendant arrived at the store at approximately 3 a.m. At approximately 4 a.m., the defendant was observed leaving the store with items that were allegedly not paid for.
The defendant was observed getting in to a vehicle parking in the parking lot. When the defendant was approached by a Walmart employee she reportedly walked back into the store and admitted that she had taken items that she did not pay for. The defendant removed all the price tags on all the clothing that she took and removed all the other items out of their original packages. The total amount of the items that were taken is $362.36.
The defendant also admitted to patrol she took the items and didn’t know why she did.
Randolph R. Speller, 36, 216 Berkshire Ave., Buffalo was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motorcycle with improper plate, operating a motor vehicle without inspection certificate and other charges July 18.
Police received an anonymous tip that the motorcycle and subject that had allegedly been involved a chase on July 12 was currently at work at Avox.
Police responded and observed the motorcycle involved in the chase parking in the lot. Police knew the plates were switched as they came back to a purple motorcycle and were currently on a black motorcycle and also observed no inspection sticker.
When the owner of the bike got on, police stepped in. Speller was also found to have a revoked license and was taken back to the station.
He admitted to being involved in the chase and was also booked on charged relating to that incident.
On July 12, police observed a black motorcycle on Transit Road in the left turn lane turn onto Genesee Street without signaling. Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the motorcycle when the vehicle fled. Police pursued the motorcycle, which was traveling at speeds more than 100 mph and crossed over several lanes into opposing traffic and also ran several red lights. The motorcycle then got in the Kensington Expressway and continued to travel until police lost sight of it near the I-90.
Speller was charged with reckless driving, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officers in a motor vehicle, driving to left of pavement marking, speed violation and illegal signal.