Police Blotter Dec. 27 for the towns of Brant, Eden, Evans, Hamburg
At 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, Town of Hamburg and City of Lackawanna Narcotics Units executed a search warrant at Sheri L. Becirovic’s residence at Sixth Street, Hamburg, where she was found to be in possession of 22 bags of heroin, allegedly stuffed inside her underwear.
According to police, Becirovic, 47, was also found to be in possession of $652 and in her bedroom was a suboxone film, which she had no prescription for.
Located in her 15-year-old’s room were three hypodermic needles, marijuana crusher, three suspected marijuana pipes, a bottle cap with suspected heroin residue and one used cotton ball with suspected heroin residue.
Becirovic two children were turned over to another family member and she was transported to the Hamburg Police station.
She was charged with felony first-degree criminal nuisance, felony third-degree criminal possession of narcotic drugs with intent to sell, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree permitting minors in a sex/drug establishment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.
Becirovic was arraigned before Hamburg Justice Gerald Gorman, who set bail at $50,000. She was remanded to the holding center and a felony hearing was set for Thursday, Dec. 27.
Two alcohol related arrests in three months
At 4:57 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, Town of Evans Police Officer Joseph LaRosa responded to a roll-over accident on Herr Road with an injury.
Upon arriving at the scene, he observed a pickup resting on its passenger side, facing north. A passenger, who was trapped inside, was rescued by Lake Erie Beach firefighters and was transported to Lake Shore Hospital by Rural Metro.
According to police, the vehicle operator, Richard L. Borowski, 20, of Evans, exhibited signs of intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests.
A computer check revealed that Borowski’s driver’s license had been revoked for a driving while ability impaired by alcohol conviction from the Town of Hamburg for an incident on Sept. 4.
Borowski was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated driving while intoxicated (he registered a .19 percent blood alcohol content), DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent, operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver and failure to keep right on a two-lane road.
He was released to his parent and is scheduled to return to Evans Town Court on Jan. 7.
E.C. Sheriff’s report
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the North Collins substation responded to 203 calls from Tuesday, Dec. 11 to Thursday, Dec. 20.
• On Sunday, Dec. 16. Deputy Brendan Connolly responded to a report of a two car auto accident with injuries on Route 20 in the Town of Brant.
Upon arrival, deputies located four occupants outside of the vehicles. EMS responded and all four occupants refused treatment and one of the drivers was cited in regards to the accident.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 19, a Fredonia resident reported her purse was taken while playing bingo at the Seneca Gaming Complex on Route 5 in the Town of Brant. The victim reported to police that her credit cards, that had been in the purse, had subsequently been used. The case has been turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 19, Deputy Chris Lysy responded to a report from a Ludon Drive resident that his vehicle had been entered into overnight and his wallet was removed.
The victim also reported that fraudulent charged were made at the Galleria Mall with credit cards taken from his vehicle.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau is investigating this information and is working with the Galleria Mall security system.
Also on that day, deputies responded to a call from a Hillcrest Drive resident that some juveniles attempted to remove an ATV from his garage. The suspects did run off into the woods, but a propane tank was reported taken.
Felony DWI in Hamburg
At 4:23 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Town of Hamburg Police Officer Jonathan Wright, responded to a disturbance complaint and while in the area observed a vehicle pull into the parking lot of a closed business on Lake Shore Road.
According to police, the driver, Christopher M. Noreck, 31, of West Seneca, appeared to be intoxicated and an open bottle of beer was observed inside the vehicle.
After failing several field sobriety tests, Noreck was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, previous convictions; operating a motor vehicle without insurance and refusal to take breath test.
Noreck was arraigned before Hamburg Justice Gerald Gorman, and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,500 bail.
Town of Evans Police report that a local auto care business on Erie Road was broken into sometime after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 16 and several items were reported missing.
Missing is a Snap-On diagnostic scan, valued at $3,000; 35 inspection stickers and a cell phone.
Damage to the building was set at $800 and value of the missing items was set at $3,175.
Roll-over DWI accident
At 3:59 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, Town of Hamburg Police Officer Jonathan Wright responded to a single vehicle injury crash on Lake Shore Road.
According to police, when Wright arrived at the scene he observed a vehicle in the center of Lake Shore Road, resting on its roof and it appeared to have overturned several times.
The driver, Jason Rodriguez, 29, of Lakewood, appeared to have suffered minor lacerations to his hands and face and a possible head injury.
Rodriguez was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to use designated lane.
DWI accident in Evans
At 5:19 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, Town of Evans Police Lt, Michael Masullo, responded to a call of a vehicle which had struck a rock on Iroquois Street and Mohawk Road and appeared to be stuck.
According to police, upon arriving at the scene, Masullo observed a vehicle resting against a large boulder with rear end and passenger side damage. There was no-one inside the vehicle.
Further information was gathered and the suspect, Kimberly A. O’Sullivan, 24, of Evans was found inside an Iroquois Street home and appeared to be intoxicated, police said.
O’Sullivan was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and moving from lane unsafely.
Caught in act of ripping off private property
At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, Town of Hamburg Police Officer Jonathan Wright was dispatched to a larceny complaint on Emerling Drive.
Upon arriving at the scene he observed Joseph M. Guggemos, 20, of Orchard Park, sitting on the ground, being watched by the victim.
According to the police, the victim had returned from work and observed Guggemos, inside his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway.
Guggemos attempted to leave the scene and was pursued by the victim and was brought down by the victim.
Guggemos was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief with intent to damage property, petit larceny and trespass.
Several identity theft cases reported in Evans
Town of Evans Police report they have received several complaints about identify theft in their area.
On Friday, Dec. 14, a victim reported to police, that someone had opened an account in her name on line for Walmart and that $135.89 worth of items had been purchased online.
The victim had also received four letters from other stores asking for additional information before credit cards could be issued. The victim told police she had not attempted to open any credit cards.
Another case, involving a different victim, reports $500.27 worth of items were purchased from Apple using Paypal on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Also on Dec. 18, it was reported by a third victim, that five charges, totaling $1,288.50, was made to Ticket Master for tickets for different upcoming concerts.
These cases are all under investigation.
Shoplifters caught at Sears
Town of Hamburg Police have made the following arrests at the Sears Department Store on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23.
On Dec. 22 police responded to a call from the Sears loss prevention officer that they had three people in custody who had tried to remove $250 worth of items from the store.
Charged with petit larceny were: Ashley L. Spencer, 18, of Arcade; Jesse S. Jones, 17, of Sardinia and Amanda J. Spencer, 20, of Holland.
On Dec. 23, police charged Robert C. Perez, 22, of Buffalo with petit larceny after he was apprehended with $547.96 worth of items from Sears.
Using an electronic device while driving gets tickets
Town of Evans Police charged Edmund B. Kraft III, 54, of Hamburg, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver and operating a moving motor vehicle while using portable electronic device oat about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Kraft was released on $100 bail.