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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for July 27, 2012

by Alex
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 12:30 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 355 calls from July 7 to 20. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island. Deputies responded to 19 burglary false alarm calls during the dates of this report.

Saturday, July 7

•Ransom Road, suspicious person - Deputies located a vehicle occupied by two people parked in a convenience store parking lot late at night. The subjects were advised and left the premise.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that he saw three suspicious juveniles behind a building. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subjects.

•Baseline Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a suspicious female was seen walking late at night. Deputies located the female, who was walking home from a friend's house.

•First Street, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that a male subject was seen being sick near his vehicle. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

•West Park Road, larceny - A complainant stated that sometime during the night someone stole various items from her unlocked vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•East River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated a suspicious-looking male was seen walking around the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

•Stony Point Road, open burning - Deputies located an open burn fire pit that was in violation of the New York state environmental conservation law. The subject was advised to extinguish the fire.

•Wallace Drive, fireworks use - Deputies located subjects using fireworks in their yard. The subjects were advised.

•Stony Point Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated that fireworks were coming from a house in the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects using fireworks.

•Huth Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated that fireworks were coming from a house in the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects using fireworks.

•Redway Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated that he thought he heard a shot fired in the area. Deputies checked and determined the sound came from a loud firework, but were unable to locate any subjects using fireworks.

Sunday, July 8

•Whitehaven Road, fire investigation - Erie County Sheriff's Office fire investigation detectives assisted the Grand Island Fire Co. in determining the cause of a hotel room fire at the Holiday Inn Grand Island. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

•Baseline Road, open door - A complainant stated it appeared a door was open inside the U.S. Post Office. Deputies checked and determined the door was not meant to be closed.

•Queens Drive, residential burglary - A complainant stated that sometime during the day someone entered his residence through an unlocked door and stole various items. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Grand Island Boulevard, disorderly person - Deputies assisted business security in removing a disorderly person from the premises. The subject was escorted away without incident.

•Love Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Grand Island Boulevard, hit and run accident - A complainant stated that she witnessed a vehicle strike another vehicle in a business parking lot. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

•East River Road, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone stole various items from her unlocked vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Fairview Court, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were seen running through neighbor's yards and jumping in several pools. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects.

Monday, July 9

•Baseline Road, larceny - A complainant stated that sometime during the night someone stole various items from her unlocked vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•East Park Road, fight - A complainant stated that several juveniles were fighting in the street. Deputies located several subjects that were involved in a verbal dispute. All the subjects were advised and dispersed.

•East Park Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle was seen multiple times driving through the neighborhood. Deputies located the vehicle, which was occupied by two people, one of whom was teaching the other to drive.

•Bedell Road, animal complaint - A complainant stated a sickly-looking deer was seen in the area. Deputies located the deer, which made its way back to the woods.

•Bedell Road, larceny - A complainant stated that sometime during the night someone broke into her car by cutting the plastic windows. Various items were taken. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Baseline Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a suspicious person was seen lying in the gazebo at the Grand Island Town Hall during the late evening hours. Deputies located the subject and advised him.

Tuesday, July 10

•First Street, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that several suspicious vehicles were parked on the street near his home. Deputies located the vehicles and their owners, who were attending a party in the neighborhood.

•Grand Island Boulevard, hit and run accident - A complainant stated that a vehicle struck hers while in the parking lot of a plaza. The complainant was able to get a plate number for the suspect vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle in question at a nearby address and issued traffic tickets to the driver.

•Ransom Road, suspicious person - Employees of Grand Island High School stated that several subjects were seen on the athletic fields behind the school. The subjects left prior to deputies' arrival. No damage was observed.

Wednesday, July 11

•Grand Island Boulevard, welfare check - Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call. Deputies spoke to the occupant and the call appeared to be a misdial.

•Grand Island Boulevard, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that sometime during the night someone slashed the tires on his vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•East River Road, residential burglary - A complainant stated that sometime in the recent days someone entered his residence through an unlocked door and stole various items. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•East River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a female subject was seen looking in mailboxes in the neighborhood. Deputies located the subject and advised her.

•Sheree Drive, alarm ringing - Deputies responded to a residential burglary alarm. While checking the residence, deputies located an unlocked door. Further investigation determined that the unlocked door appeared to be an oversight.

•Tracey Lane, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle was seen driving through the neighborhood. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver.

•Grand Island Boulevard, disorderly person - A complainant stated that a male subject was seen stumbling down the road. Deputies located the subject and assisted him to his residence.

•Grand Island Boulevard, disorderly person - An employee of a motel stated he was having trouble with a customer. Deputies located the individual, who left the premises without incident.

•Baseline Road, animal loose - A complainant stated that he found a dog loose in the neighborhood. The dog control officer was notified.

•Baseline Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was seen erratically driving down the road. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Hennepin Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that youths in the neighborhood were knocking on her door and running away. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the youths.

Thursday, July 12

•Stony Point Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that she believed several subjects were breaking into cars in the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects.

•Grand Island Boulevard, accident with injury - Deputies responded to a motorcycle/vehicle accident. Minor injuries were reported.

•Grand Island Boulevard, drunk driving - Deputies responded to a report of a man slumped over in his vehicle in a plaza parking lot. Their investigation led to the arrest of a 60-year-old man from Grand Island for driving while intoxicated. The man refused to submit a sample of his breath for chemical analysis. He was issued traffic tickets returnable to Town of Grand Island Court and was released to a sober third party.

•Hennepin Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were banging on his door and throwing items in his pool. Deputies located the subjects, who were turned over to their parents.

Friday, July 13

•Whitehaven Road, burglary - Deputies responded to a report of an alarm ringing at the Nike Base Community Center. Upon checking the exterior of the building, deputies located an open window. Further investigation determined that the building had been entered by someone who, while inside, discharged a fire extinguisher. No damage was reported. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Saturday, July 14

•Baseline Road, residential burglary - A complainant stated that sometime in recent days, someone stole various items from her residence. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Waterford Park, residential burglary - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent days, someone entered his garage and stole a bicycle from inside. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Carter Drive, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone threw eggs at her car.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject was passed out on a bench outside of a pizzeria. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

•Bedell Road, atv operation - A complainant stated that an all-terrain vehicle and a dirt bike were seen driving through Veterans Park. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the operators.

•Grand Island Boulevard, disturbance - Deputies responded to a report of people fighting in a business parking lot. Deputies located the subjects involved, who had a verbal disagreement. All the subjects were advised and left without incident.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - Employees of a gas station/convenience store stated a vehicle had driven off without paying for gasoline. Deputies located the vehicle, and the driver returned to the gas station to pay for the fuel.

•Grand Island Boulevard, motorist broke down - Deputies assisted a motorist whose vehicle had broken down.

•Fix Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated a vehicle was swerving in and out of lanes on Fix Road. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Sunday, July 15

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that someone stole a cell phone from her purse while she was at an amusement park. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Beaver Lane, welfare check - Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call. Deputies spoke to the occupant and the call appeared to be a misdial.

Monday, July 16

•Bedell Road, animal complaint - A complainant stated that a dog appeared to be in distress without food and water on a porch in an apartment complex. Deputies notified the SPCA and assisted them with the investigation.

•Bedell Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated a suspicious male was walking around an apartment complex. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

•Whitehaven Road, motorist broke down - Deputies assisted a motorist whose vehicle had broken down.

•Riverview Court, welfare check - Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call. Deputies spoke to the occupant and the call appeared to be a misdial.

•Long Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that two motorcycles were racing down the street. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the motorcycles.

•Havenwood Lane, fireworks use - A complainant stated some youths in the area were setting off fireworks. Deputies checked but were unable to locate any subjects with fireworks.

•Whitetail Run. suspicious incident - A complainant stated that he saw a subject going through his car and was able to scare him off. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

•Pleasant Trail, larceny - While deputies were checking the area for a suspicious subject on Whitetail Run, a complainant on Pleasant Trail stated that someone had stolen a wallet from his unlocked vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Tuesday, July 17

•East River Road, residential burglary - Deputies responded to a report of a burglar alarm on East River Road during the late hours of the night. Deputies arrived on location and found a window that had been broken. Deputies spoke to the resident, who stated she heard her window break and heard people inside her house. A purse was stolen from the residence before the suspects fled. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Pleasant Trail, road obstruction - A complainant stated that there was a party in the neighborhood during the previous night and now there were broken beer bottles in the roadway. Deputies assisted the complainant in removing the broken glass.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone stole gasoline from his property. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Grand Island Boulevard, accident with injury - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Two people were treated at the scene for seemingly minor injuries.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that several items were stolen from a storage unit in the basement of her apartment complex. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Wednesday, July 18

•Ransom Road, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a vehicle parked in the Grand Island High School parking lot late at night. The subjects inside the vehicle were advised and left without incident.

•Love Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were loitering in front of a pizzeria late at night and was worried due to recent area vandalism. Deputies located the subjects and advised them. No damage was observed.

•Sheree Drive, criminal mischief - Several neighbors stated that, sometime during the night, someone damaged several area mailboxes. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Baseline Road, accident with injury - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. Two people were treated at the scene for seemingly minor injuries. Deputies' investigation of the accident led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man from Buffalo, after a Department of Motor Vehicles check showed his license was currently revoked. The man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and other vehicle and traffic infractions. He was transported to Town of Grand Island Court for arraignment.

•Baseline Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated a suspicious male was on a bicycle on Baseline Road. As the complainant approached the subject, the subject fled and left the bicycle in the ditch. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject. Deputies recovered the bicycle and brought it to the substation for it to be claimed. The bicycle is described as a Huffy "Stone Mountain" Mountain Bike, green in color, seemingly for a young adult. (If you believe this bicycle may belong to you, contact the Erie County Sheriffs Office at 858-2903.)

Thursday, July 19

•Baseline Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Staley Road, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a suspicious vehicle at an abandoned business on Staley Road. The occupant stated he was on break from his job and was advised to leave the premises.

•Harvey Road, welfare check - Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call. Deputies spoke to the occupant and determined the call appeared to be a misdial.

•Grand Island Boulevard, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a three-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Broadway suspicious incident - A complainant stated that she heard someone walking on her patio late at night. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects.

Friday, July 20

•Love Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated he saw subjects on the roof of a business late at night. Deputies checked, but the complaint appeared incorrect.

•Wallace Drive, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was doing doughnuts in a parking lot in the area. The vehicle left prior to deputies' arrival.

•Greenway Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated a vehicle sped through a stop sign in the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•West Park Road, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that someone slashed the tires to his vehicle. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Carl Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were loitering in the neighborhood. Deputies located several youths and advised them.

•Grand Island Boulevard, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that several subjects were spray-painting a light pole in the parking lot of  plaza. Deputies located the subjects, who admitted to spray-painting the pole to cover vehicular damage.

•Ransom Road, animal complaint - A complainant stated that he struck a coyote with his vehicle. The animal was removed from the roadway.

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