Town and Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
Patrol responded at 8:34 p.m. to Ripa’s Restaurant, located at 4218 Walden Ave., for a report of an intoxicated male out of control and fighting with other patrons of the restaurant/bar.
Patrol arrived and was directed to the bar area and observed the subject, Kevin R. Wolf, 37, of East Aurora, being restrained on the restaurant floor by other patrons. Wolf at that time was attempting to free himself and strike the patrons.
Patrol directed Wolf to cease his actions at which time Wolf did do when he noticed patrol. Patrol detained Wolf and removed him from the restaurant. All the patrons stated that Wolf was on a date and became agitated when his date advised him that she would find another ride home since he was highly intoxicated. Patrons stated at that time Wolf became enraged and started fighting with management and others.
Wolf was arrested and transported to the station for processing. Wolf was charged with disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in town court in May.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)-Arrest
At 12:01 a.m., patrol was dispatched to the area of 21 Anna Drive in an attempt to locate a 2006 Pontiac, which was apparently involved in a hit and run property damage only accident.
The subject struck a mailbox and fled the scene after being confronted by the complainant, who was able to copy down the vehicle plate number. Patrol checked the area with negative results and responded to Cowing Street to attempt to locate the vehicle.
Patrol was traveling south on Cowing Street from Sawyer Avenue when the vehicle was observed traveling north on Cowing Street at a slow rate of speed. Patrol turned to conduct a traffic stop.
The subject exited the vehicle and walked west into a yard on Cowing Street. Patrol made contact with the subject, Jacob J. Nietopski, 29, of Depew, who displayed several signs of intoxication.
On scene, Nietopski was given several standard field sobriety tests all of which he failed. Nietopski was taken into custody and transported to the station where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .23 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Nietopski was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and operator leaves scene of property damage accident.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana-Arrest
At 1 a.m., patrol observed two females sitting in a silver Chevrolet in the parking lot of Page’s Bar, 4725 Transit Road. Patrol approached the subjects who both immediately exited the car and began walking toward the bar. Patrol asked both subjects to return to the vehicle, which they did.
During questioning, the subject, Lindsay B. Reidy, 23, of Cheektowaga, admitted to smoking marijuana in the vehicle and gave patrol consent to search the vehicle. During the search, patrol located a marijuana cigarette sitting on a pop can in plain view in a cup holder.
Reidy claimed that the marijuana was solely hers and was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana. She is scheduled to appear in court in May.
Patrol was dispatched at 2:20 a.m. to an Iroquois Avenue residence for a report of a vehicle that was egged. Upon arrival, patrol was met by the complainant in the driveway, next to the vehicle.
The complainant stated to patrol that he had just returned home from work and was in his bedroom, which is located upstairs and in front of his residence, when he heard what sounded like someone throwing something at his car.
The complainant looked out of his window, but did not see anyone near his vehicle. The complainant then went outside but did not observe any vehicles of subjects leaving the area. The complainant stated he has not had any problems with anyone at school or work and has no suspects in mind.
The vehicle did not have any damage to it other than the broken eggs coating the side windows and doors. Patrol checked the area with negative results.
A complainant reported that between 2 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., some unknown person (s) entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the parking lot of the Green Buffalo Pub, located at 165 Lake Ave.
The unknown person (s) removed a Lancaster High School hooded sweatshirt and an IPod, totaling $230. The complainant’s vehicle was parked at the south end of the building near the rear exit. The complainant stated she did not see any suspicious activity around her vehicle nor does she know of any possible suspects.
Driving While Intoxicated-Arrest
Patrol received a report at 10:38 p.m. of a vehicle that had struck two other vehicles on Brookhaven Lane, in the town.
The striking vehicle was described as a small, gray Honda SUV. Upon arrival, patrol observed the subject, Kathleen Lorenzo-Roche, 60, of Lancaster, exiting the driver’s seat of the striking vehicle. Patrol made contact with Lorenzo-Roche, who immediately became verbally agitated with patrol’s presence.
While speaking with Lorenzo-Roche, patrol detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath and she was very unsteady on her bare feet, nearly falling over. When she was asked if she had been drinking alcohol she stated, “I have had a bottle of white wine.”
She also stated that she did nothing wrong and “I was only backing up and driving to Broadway and then back.” Patrol attempted to obtain identification from Lorenzo-Roche, but she was very uncooperative.
An attempt was made to conduct standard field sobriety tests, but when she started she stated, “I’m done. Do what you have to.”
At that point, Lorenzo-Roche was placed under arrest for DWI. At the station, Lorenzo-Roche continued to be uncooperative with patrol and also refused to submit to a chemical breath test. She was also charged with unsafe backing of vehicle. She is scheduled to appear in town court in May.