Town, Village of Lancaster police blotter
An Iroquois Avenue resident reported at 4:40 p.m. that there has been an ongoing dispute with a neighbor. The resident stated that the neighbor and family are frequently upset over branches and debris left at the roadside for highway pick-up.
On this date, the resident observed the neighbor on her porch. The neighbor dropped a large pile of tree branches on the porch in front of her door. The branches were on the side of the road awaiting pick-up from the highway department. She then saw the neighbor run to his residence, enter a black SUV, and then leave the area.
The resident provided a supporting disposition and requested harassment charges be filed. Patrol gave the neighbor an appearance ticket for harassment.
The neighbor denied any involvement.
At 6:15 p.m., patrol observed a charter bus parked on the south side of Walden Avenue west of Cemetery Road with the occupants of the bus urinating on the side of the road.
When patrol approached the bus, the only person left urinating was the offender, Victoria L. Bakos, 43, of Alexander, N.Y. Bakos was intoxicated and was instructed several times to pull up her pants but refused, stating she wanted to finish urinating instead.
Bakos eventually pulled up her pants and was arrested for exposure. She was transported to the station and after being booked, she was released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to appear in town court in November.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 8:38 p.m., patrol observed a green Jeep turn out of the K-Mart parking lot north onto Transit Road into the center turn lane and then without signaling move into the northbound passing lane, failing to yield the right of the way to patrolís vehicle, which was traveling north on Transit Road in the north passing lane.
Patrol initiated a traffic stop on William Street where the vehicle struck the curb while stopping. During a conversation with the operator, Charles E. Pfender, 20, of Lancaster, glassy eyes, impaired speech, and impaired motor coordination were all immediately noticeable.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) screen of .11 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), Pfender was transported to the station where he submitted to a chemical breath test with a result of .09 percent BAC.
Pfender was charged with DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcoholic in blood, and moving from lane unsafely.
Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument
Patrols were dispatched to 60 Banner Ave., for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) due to a possible heroin overdose. Upon patrols arrival, Tracey L. Sobocinski, 29, of Lancaster, was standing in the driveway and directed patrols to her basement apartment where Courtney Casciano, 24, of Buffalo, was laying on her couch.
Patrol spoke with Sobocinski while another officer and responders from the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corp (LVAC) spoke to Casciano.
While speaking with Sobocinski, she stated that at about 8 p.m. Oct. 21, she and Casciano used heroin in the apartment. Sobocinski was further questioned as to where the hypodermic needles and if there was any more heroin in the apartment. Sobocinski stated there were no more drugs in the house and prior to patrols arrival she had given the used needles to a friend.
Upon further questioning, Sobocinski did admit that she lied about a friend coming over to take the needles and that she took the needles used and placed them in her bedroom closet to hide from police. The needles were given to patrol.
Sobocinski also stated that she believed Casciano used heroin in her vehicle earlier, which was parked just south of 60 Banner Ave. Sobocinski stated that she called 911, because she thought Casciano was not breathing and thought she possibly overdosed.
Responders from LVAC examined Casciano and all vitals at the time of evaluation were normal. Casciano did not need to be transported for further medical treatment. Patrol spoke to Casciano who stated she did use heroin earlier this night and in her vehicle and also in the apartment with Sobocinski. Patrol checked Cascianoís vehicle and located three additional needles inside.
Both Sobocinski and Casciano were taken into custody without incident and charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. They are scheduled to appear in village court in November.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 2:14 a.m., patrol observed a white Chevrolet Van traveling north on Transit Road leave its lane several times and cross over the center yellow markings almost into opposing traffic. Patrol initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Transit Road near Como Park Boulevard and the vehicle stopped.
During a conversation with the operator, Joseph J. Naughton, 30, of East Aurora, glassy eyes, impaired speech, and impaired motor coordination were all immediately noticeable. Naughton was only able to produce his driverís license and after the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and PBT screen of .17 percent BAC, he was arrested for DWI and driving to the left of pavement markings.
At the station, he refused to submit to a chemical breath test. He is scheduled to appear in town court in November.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 4:13 a.m., patrol observed a blue Toyota traveling north on Penora Street at 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Patrol initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of 11 Robert Drive.
During a conversation with the operator, Caitlin M. Zimmermann, 24, of Lancaster, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were immediately noticeable.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a PBT screen of .13 percent BAC, Zimmermann was arrested for DWI, operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood, and a speed violation.
Zimmermann was transported to the station where she submitted to a chemical breath test with a .11 percent BAC result. She is scheduled to appear in town court in November.