Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
At 8:59 p.m., patrols responded to a St. John Street address for a report of a domestic between two parties. Upon arrival, the subject, Steven D. Johnson, 39, of Lancaster, was sitting outside the residence while the female remained upstairs in the apartment.
Patrol spoke to the female who stated that an argument ensued over finances and objects were thrown and then Johnson left the residence. An active stay away order of protection was in effect for Johnson signed by Judge Willis in Depew Village Court, but the female stated that she had invited Johnson to her residence.
Johnson was taken into custody for violating the order. He was transported to the station and charged with disobey mandate.
At 7 p.m., patrol responded to Kohl’s Department Store, 4835 Transit Road, to follow up on a complaint. Patrol and the loss prevention manager of Kohl’s reviewed security footage of the subject, Christopher M. Bifulco, 26, of Lancaster, walking into Kohl’s, returning an item he had previously purchased, and walking out of the store with a Keurig K-Cup coffeemaker without paying for it.
The loss prevention manager gave a supporting deposition stating that Bifulco did not have Kohl’s permission to exit the store without paying for the coffeemaker and he was arrested for petit larceny.
The total of property stolen was listed at $239.99. Bifulco is scheduled to appear in town court in January.
At 10:08 p.m., patrol was dispatched to 4723 Transit Road for a report of a disorderly bar patron. Upon arrival, patrol spoke with the bar staff, who stated that the subject, Christine M. Vitez, 38, of Clarence, was inside the bar intoxicated and creating a scene and had to be forcibly removed.
While patrol spoke with Vitez, patrol noticed she was visibly intoxicated and she yelled at the bouncer several times calling him a “fat f***ing jerk,” even after patrol gave her several warnings to control her language.
Vitez refused to call anyone for a ride home, but instead continued to yell obscenities at the bar staff and was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 4:43 a.m., patrol was traveling south on Aurora Street near Fox Trace when a red Hyundai traveling north on Aurora Street crossed over the center double yellow markings into the southbound travel lane, forcing patrol to pull to the curb to avoid a collision.
Patrol initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the driveway of 395 Aurora St., and the vehicle stopped. During a conversation with the operator, Brad J. Wargula, 25, of Lancaster, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were all immediately noticeable.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) screen of .22 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), Wargula was arrested for DWI, driving to the left of pavement markings, and aggravated DWI.
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
At 6:09 a.m., patrol was dispatched to 112 Aurora St., for a report of a disturbance between the occupants of the upper apartment. The occupants, the victim, 35, of Lancaster and Christopher M. Bifulco, 26, of Lancaster, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, had got into an argument over dinner last night.
The victim stated Bifulco had several Xanax pills in his bag in his car which he did not have a prescription for and that he was also in possession of a Keurig-Cup coffeemaker, which he had stolen from Kohl’s.
Bifulco consented to a search of his vehicle which yielded 30 Alprazolam 2 mg pills and a coffeemaker. Bifulco gave several conflicting stories on how he obtained the coffeemaker and admitted to not having a prescription for the pills and was taken into custody.
He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of stolen property, and controlled substance in non original container.
Patrol responded at 10:28 a.m. to a call of criminal mischief to a “no trespassing” sign, located at Brunck Road at Seibert Road. Sometime between noon Dec. 16 and 10 a.m. Dec. 17, some unknown person (s) painted a “posted” sign as well as a few trees in the wooded area.
The unknown person (s) used yellow spray paint. There were no witnesses and no other information available at the time of report.
Driving While Intoxicated (Felony)
At 2:34 a.m., patrol observed a blue Ford traveling north on Transit Road cross over the center yellow lane markings several times. The vehicle then turned west onto Aero Drive and in doing so, the operator honked the horn for several seconds at a pedestrian on the shoulder of the road.
Patrol initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped. During a conversation with the operator, Nicholas A. Todaro, 23, of Blasdell, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were all immediately noticeable.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a PBT screen of .19 percent BAC, Todaro was arrested for operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol – prior conviction designated offense in 10 years, DWI: previous conviction designated offense within 10 years, and driving to the left of pavement markings.
Todaro was transported to the station where he submitted to a chemical breath test with a .17 percent BAC result. He is scheduled to appear in town court in January.
Patrol responded at 4:11 p.m. to a Stony Road address for a report of a larceny from a vehicle. The complainant stated that between 10 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 17, an unknown person (s) smashed the passenger side window of her vehicle out and stole her Coach purse and her Oakley sunglasses.
There was no usable evidence at the scene and at the time of report nothing else was taken. The total of property stolen was listed at $350.