Police Blotter for Feb. 21, 2013 for the towns of Boston, Eden, Evans, Hamburg and North Collins
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, Village of Hamburg Police Officers Eric Krycia and William Travis responded to a call of a suspicious person going through vehicles in the area of Long Avenue and Buffalo Street.
The officers observed Glenn Jones, 24, of the Village of Hamburg in the area and according to police, Jones took off running through numerous back yards before he was apprehended while hiding under a vehicle on Highland Avenue.
Jones was charged with criminal trespass, resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.
Jones was arraigned before Hamburg Justice Andrew Fleming and posted the $250 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, Town of Hamburg Police Officer David Jasinski observed a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner heading north on Camp Road. The vehicle allegedly moved into oncoming traffic, almost hitting a tractor trailer.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle did not stop when the patrol car’s lights and siren were activated and continued to drive until finally stopped at the intersection of St. Francis Drive and Lakeshore Road.
After failing several road-side sobriety tests and refusing to take the chemical breath test, the vehicle operator, Diana Klemashevich, 47, of Hamburg, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, (previous DWI conviction in 2011) and four vehicle and traffic violations.
Evans structure fire linked to dryer
At approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Town of Evans Police and local firefighters responded to a call of a working structure fire at a Herr Road address.
Lake Erie Beach, Evans Center, Farnham and Brant fire companies contained the fire to the basement laundry area of the structure.
One adult and three children evacuated the residence and no one was injured, police said.
Fire investigators confirmed the fire started in the dryer.
Pair get drug charges after vehicle slides off the road
On Saturday, Feb. 16, New York State Police based out of the Boston barracks responded to a vehicle which had slid off the roadway on the U.S. Route 219 , near Rice Road in the Town of Boston.
While investigating the incidents, troopers observed suspected drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and further investigation resulted in two people being charged.
William G. Rupert, 22, of Lockport was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container.
Julie V. Kayutkin, 20, of Wheatfield was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
They were both issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Boston Court at a later date.
E.C. Sheriff’s report
During the week of Tuesday, Feb. 12 though Monday, Feb. 18, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the North Collins substation responded to 158 calls.
• On Tuesday, Feb. 12, a Village of North Collins resident reported that someone was using her credit card overseas. Police are investigating the fraud.
• On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Deputy Ken Achtyl stopped a vehicle operated by Timothy Pfarner, 21, of Boston, for an equipment violation.
According to police, a strong odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. Pfarner was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and some traffic violations.
• On Thursday, Feb. 14, Deputy David Barbaritz stopped a vehicle on Jennings Road in North Collins for a traffic infraction.
Travis Neu, 23, of North Collins was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after a Department of Motor Vehicles check revealed his driver’s license had been suspended.
• On Saturday, Feb. 16, Deputy Nathan Bork responded to a two car accident on Route 219 near Rice Road. No one was injured and both vehicle operators said there where white-out conditions at the time of the accident.
• On Monday, Feb. 18, a Wildwood Drive resident reported that someone had gone through their unlocked vehicle and removed $500 worth of items.
More graffiti in the village
Village of Hamburg Police report that between Wednesday, Feb 6 and Friday, Feb. 8, someone used spray paint and defaced the side of several buildings in the business district of the village (Buffalo and Main streets).
Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is asked to call the police department at 649-4501.
Man charged following search
At 12:39 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, Town of Evans Police Officer Kenneth Kloss responded to a call of a disturbance at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where the suspects may have a firearm.
Kloss spotted the Jeep heading east on Southwestern and he had the vehicle pull over.
While speaking with the driver, a clear bag containing suspected cocaine was found on the floorboard between the driver’s and passenger’s seats.
Ryan N. Leroy, 23, of Irving was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Arrests made in two eyeglass frames thefts
Following an investigation, Town of Hamburg Police have charged two people in connection with the theft of six eyeglass frames, valued at $1,665, from Council Opticians in Hamburg on Dec. 27.
According to police, on Feb. 5 Detective Timothy Crawford received some information about a possible suspect in the incident. The victim was able to identify one of the suspects as a Derrick M. Nailor, 56, of Cheektowaga.
Through the course of the investigation, information developed by Detective Angelo Butera that Latosha B. Clemons, 22, of Buffalo, was involved in this incident.
Nailor and Clemons were charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy.
Along with this case, Butera was working on a case from Jan. 16, which involved the theft of 10 eyeglass frames, valued at $2,000, which were taken from Lenscrafters at the McKinley Mall.
Further work by Butera resulted in Terrnce L. Kelly, 47, of Buffalo and Demetrius M. Clark, 53, of Buffalo, being charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny.
Pills found in car
At 7:09 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, Town of Evans Police Officer Gregory Szarowicz stopped a vehicle on Erie Road which was speeding.
According to police, while Szarowicz was speaking to the driver, Manuel Martinez II, 27, of Buffalo, he observed the driver to be very nervous. He also saw a tin foil homemade pipe on the passenger side seat.
Szarowicz was granted permission to search the vehicle and suspected lortab pill were found in the center console, as well as 16 more pills being in Martinez’ jacket pocket.
Martinez was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and speeding.
Pallet thief nabbed
Town of Hamburg Police have made an arrest in connection with a series of pallet thefts from Dibble Hardware on South Park Avenue.
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Officer Robert Paas pulled over a vehicle on Scranton road which was loaded with about 20 wooden pallets.
The pallets were identified as coming from Dibbles, due to a special marking device which had been used recently.
According to police, the tires’ tread also matched those found at the site of the incidents.
The vehicle operator, Jacob M. Genco, 20, of Eden, was required to return the pallets to the store and then police took him into custody, transporting him to the police station.
According to police, Genco told them he had taken about 90 pallets from the store over the course of four days, starting on Feb. 4. He allegedly would go early in the morning, load up his pickup truck, take the pallets home and then come back for more later, police said.
Genco was charged with petit larceny, trespass and windshield/glass tint violation.
At 1:33 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, Town of Evans Police Officer Ken Kloss responded to a call of someone using marijuana at a Wayne Drive location.
Mathew R. Mungovan, 23, of Evans was found to be in possession of a jar of suspected 7 grams of marijuana.
He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.