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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Feb. 22, 2013

by jmaloni
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:15 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 160 calls from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

Deputies responded to eight burglary false alarm calls during the dates of this report.

Saturday, Feb. 9

•Baseline Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle had driven into a snow bank and briefly become stuck. The driver of the vehicle was able to free the vehicle and left the scene. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•East River Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a mailbox. The vehicle was no longer on scene.

•Grand Island Boulevard, customer trouble - A taxi cab driver stated he had a fare that was unable to pay. Deputies spoke to the subjects, who made arrangements to pay the driver. All parties were advised and payment was made.

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

•Timberlink Drive, snowmobile operation - A complainant stated that several snowmobiles were operating on the sidewalk of her street. Deputies located the snowmobiles and advised the owners.

•Beaver Island State Park, snowmobile operation - A complainant stated that several snowmobiles were operating on the golf course in Beaver Island State Park. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the snowmobiles.

•Grand Island Boulevard, animal complaint - A complainant stated that a dog was left in a vehicle unattended for 20 minutes and was worried about the dog's health due to the frigid temperatures. Deputies located the owner of the vehicle and advised her. The dog appeared to be in good health.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a suspicious male was walking on Grand Island Boulevard. Deputies located the subject, who was walking to a local business.

•Ransom Road, welfare check - Deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call at Grand Island High School. Deputies spoke to school staff and determined no one was in need of police assistance.

Sunday, Feb. 10

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

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

•Oak Harbor Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject was walking through the neighborhood without a coat on and appeared to be acting suspiciously. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

Monday, Feb. 11

•Whitehaven Road, deer struck - Deputies responded to a report of a one-car motor vehicle accident involving a deer. No injuries were reported.

•Carl Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone stole a bankcard from her vehicle. Upon further investigation, the complainant found her bankcard, which she had misplaced.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject was walking in the roadway on Grand Island Boulevard. Deputies located the subject and advised him.

•Alvin Road, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - Employees at a car dealership stated that a former employee had borrowed a vehicle and had not returned it. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of an Orchard Park man for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree (a class A misdemeanor). The man was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

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

•Rob Roy Parkway, suspicious person - A complainant stated that two subjects came to her door and tried the handle. Deputies located the subjects, who were employees of a window installation company. The subjects were advised.

•West River Road, animal loose - A complainant stated that two dogs came from an address on West River Road and attempted to attack her while she was walking her dog. The dog control officer was notified.

•Center Court North, shots fired - A complainant stated that he heard shots fired in the area of Town Hall Terrace. Deputies were unable to locate the source. No further shots were reported.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 13

•East River Road, barking dog - A complainant stated that a dog was barking late at night for several hours. Deputies located the dog but were unable to contact the owner. The dog control officer was notified.

•Ransom Road, disturbance - A complainant stated that she had a verbal altercation with another parent at Grand Island High School regarding a parking spot. Both parties were advised.

•Bedell Road, wire down - A complainant stated that the electrical wires to his residence had been ripped down, possibly by a passing truck.

•Tracey Lane, loud music - A complainant stated that a neighbor was playing music very loudly. Deputies spoke to the subject and advised him.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject appeared to be looking in car windows in a plaza parking lot. The subject then boarded the bus heading toward Niagara Falls. Deputies located the subject on the bus and advised him. Nothing was reported taken.

Thursday, Feb. 14

•West River Road, marijuana possession - A complainant stated that a vehicle was stuck in the snow in his front yard and two subjects were trying to push it out. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile offender for unlawful possession of marijuana. The juvenile offender was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Long Road, wire down - Deputies responded to a report of wires down on Long Road. Deputies and the Grand Island Fire Co. checked but were unable to locate any wires down.

•Baseline Road, traffic control device - Deputies located a traffic signal at Baseline Road and Bedell Road that was inoperable. The Grand Island Highway Department was notified.

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

•Center Court South, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that while he was in his apartment he thought he heard someone open the door and walk in. Deputies checked the area but did not find anything suspicious in nature. Nothing was reported missing.

•Grand Island Boulevard, welfare check - Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call at a local business. Deputies determined the call to be a false alarm.

Friday, Feb. 15

•Huth Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. Deputies checked but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Bedell Road, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone) stole a small amount of change from his unlocked vehicle.

•Brandywine Drive, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were playing in the wooded area around her residence. Deputies checked but were unable to locate the youths.

•Hennepin Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent months, someone stole various items of jewelry from her residence. Upon further investigation, the complainant found the jewelry, which she had hidden and forgotten about.

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