Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
At 10:35 a.m., patrol responded to a call of a larceny from a vehicle on Pleasant Avenue. Sometime between 3:30 p.m. July 18 and 10:30 a.m. July 23, some unknown person (s) cut the catalytic converter from a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier.
The vehicle was parked in the back lot of the Towers, 1 W. Pleasant Ave. There were no witnesses and no other information at the time of report.
Driving While Intoxicated-Arrest
At 4:34 a.m., patrol observed a black Chrysler traveling east on Jessica Lane turn south onto Transit Road without stopping at the stop sign. Instead of turning into the curb lane, the vehicle pulled all the way into the passing lane of opposing traffic, crossing over the southbound curb lane, passing lane, and center turning lane.
The vehicle then turned into the parking lot of Forestview Restaurant and into a parking space, striking the curb before coming to stop when patrol initiated a traffic stop. During a conversation with the driver, Anthony J. Damico, 19, of Cheektowaga, 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 standard field sobriety tests and a PBT screen of .18 percent BAC, Damico was placed under arrest for DWI, driving to the left of pavement markings, failure to stop at stop sign, and illegal signal from parked position.
Damico was transported to the station where he refused to submit to a breath test. He is scheduled to return to town court Tuesday, Aug. 7.
At 8:59 a.m., patrol responded to a Milton Avenue residence and spoke with the victim. The victim stated she was bit by a dog in front of an Albert Drive residence.
Patrol responded to the Albert Drive residence and spoke with the owner of the dog. The owner of the dog stated her dog ran at the victim who was walking three dogs. The dog never got off its leash, but did make it out to the sidewalk and jumped on the victim and sniffed the victim.
The victim did have a cut on her right forearm about the size of a quarter. The LVAC responded and transported the victim to the hospital for evaluation. An officer from the DCO responded and confirmed that all the dogs’ paperwork was up-to-date.
DWAI by Drugs
At 10:18 p.m., patrol received a complaint of a vehicle traveling on Broadway in the village. The complainant, who called, reported that a vehicle was driving into oncoming traffic and failing to stay in its lane. The complainant lost sight of the vehicle when it turned onto Kurtz Avenue.
Patrol responded and located the vehicle parked across the end of a driveway at a Kurtz Avenue residence. Patrol made contact with the subject, Abigail M. Searer, 18, of Lancaster, who stated she just walked in the door and had not drank anything since she was home or done any drugs.
Patrol asked for identification, in which she stated she would have to get it from her car in the driveway. Patrol walked with Searer to her vehicle and noticed that she was very wobbly on her feet and had extremely glassy blood shot eyes, slurred speech, and impaired motor condition. When Searer opened her car door to look for her license, patrol noticed a clear bag on the console between the seats with white pills in it. Patrol asked Searer what they were and she responded that they are prescription Ibuprofen, which she had a prescription for.
Searer found her license and at that point patrol conducted field sobriety tests. During the tests, patrol asked Searer if she had been drinking. Searer responded, “no, I just smoked two bowls and took some of those pills earlier before coming here.” After failing the sobriety tests, Searer admitted she did not have a prescription for the pills.
Searer was placed into custody without incident. Searer did consent to a blood test and was transported to ECMC. According to the ECMC staff, the blood work showed marijuana, Oxycoton, and Zannox in her system. Searer was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs.
A Tranquility Trail resident parked her vehicle, a red 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck, in the driveway of her residence. The driver’s side door to the truck was left unlocked and sometime overnight, between 10:40 p.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown subject (s) entered the truck through the unlocked door.
The unknown person (s) removed two wallets, a license, $25 in cash, and a debit card, totaling $195, which were left in the center console. The resident did not have any suspects in mind. There was no further action by patrol at the time of report.
Leaving Scene of Property Damage Only (PDO) Accident
A complainant reported at 9 p.m. that while her vehicle was parked in the parking lot of Dunn Tire Park, 57 Gunnville Road, an unknown person backed into her vehicle, which caused damage to the trunk and rear bumper. The driver left the scene without reporting the accident.
DWAI by Drugs
At 6 p.m., patrol observed a black Chevrolet traveling east on Broadway move out of its lane several times and drive into opposing traffic. Patrol initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped.
During a conversation with the operator, Mark P. Maccarone, 41, of Lancaster, impaired speech and impaired motor coordination were immediately noticeable. Maccarone could only produce a New York State ID card and insurance card and stated that his license was suspended for a previous DWAI by drugs.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests, Maccarone was arrested for operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated DWI: with a child-passenger less than 16, driving to the left of pavement markings, and moving from lane unsafely. He is scheduled to appear in village court in August.