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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for March 22, 2013

by jmaloni
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:00 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 171 calls from March 9 to March 15. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

Deputies responded to 10 burglary false alarm calls during the dates of this report.

Saturday, March 9

West River Road, hunters - A complainant stated that hunters were on West River Road shooting birds and were too close to the roadway. Deputies located the subjects, who were shooting birds over the water.

•Fix Road, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone entered unlocked vehicles in his driveway. Nothing was reported missing or damaged.

•West River Road, fraud - A complainant stated he received a call from Kingston, Jamaica, and the male subject on the line told him that he won a large sum of money from Publisher's Clearing House. The subject stated the complainant would first need to send him money to complete the transaction. The complainant did not send money or give the subject any of his personal information. The Erie County Sheriffs Office warns residents to err on the side of caution when releasing personal information over the telephone. If you are unsure whether you are being scammed, you can speak to a deputy by calling the Erie County Sheriffs Office non-emergency telephone number at 858-2903.

•Love Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a vehicle pulled into his driveway and several subjects exited and knocked on his door. The complainant did not answer, and the vehicle left but then went to a neighbor's house. Deputies located the subjects, who were going door to door spreading the word of the Gospel.

•Cottagewood Lane, suspicious person - A complainant stated that several subjects were parked on the street and appeared to be entering a construction site. Deputies located the subjects, who were students filming a project for school. No damage was observed.

•Love Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving recklessly. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver.

•Stony Point Road, all-terrain vehicle operation - A complainant stated that two ATVs were riding on his property. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the ATVs.

•Stony Point Road, residential burglary - A complainant stated he came home and noticed his residence had been broken into. Several items were reported missing. Erie County Sheriff's Office detectives were able to recover some of the property in the following days and arrests are expected to be made. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Sunday, March 10

•Love Road, welfare check - Deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call. Deputies spoke to the occupants and determined the call to be a misdial.

•Ransom Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving recklessly. Deputies located the vehicle parked at a nearby residence and advised the driver.

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

•West River Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a motorcycle was speeding on West River Road. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the motorcycle.

•Love Road, customer trouble - An employee at a gas station stated that a subject was loitering around the store and was asked to leave but refused. Deputies located the subject, who left without incident.

•East River Road, open burn - Deputies observed a moderate amount of smoke coming from the river's edge. The homeowner was on location and was burning yard clippings.

•East River Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that a group of kids was gathering in the street near Harvey Road. Deputies located and advised the subjects, who were meeting up before going longboarding.

•Carol Lane, suspicious person - A complainant stated a suspicious-looking vehicle was driving slowly up and down the street. A subject exited the vehicle and began knocking on doors in the neighborhood. Deputies located the subject, who was looking for a friend's house.

Monday, March 11

East River Road, unlawful possession of marijuana - Following a traffic stop, deputies arrested a juvenile offender for unlawful possession of marijuana (a violation). The juvenile offender was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Ransom Road, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent days, an unknown person stole various items from her unlocked vehicle.

•Bedell Road, animal loose - A complainant stated that her dog had just run away. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the animal. The dog control officer was notified.

Tuesday, March 12

•Town Hall Terrace, barking dog - A complainant stated that a dog was barking for about an hour during the late hours of the night. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any barking dogs.

•Love Road, suspicious person - An employee at a convenience store stated that a vehicle drove into the parking lot and a suspicious male subject got out and began walking around the store. Deputies located the subject and advised him. The subject left with no further incident.

•Fix Road, larceny - A complainant stated that, sometime during the day, someone stole mail from her mailbox.

•Fix Road, chimney fire - Deputies assisted the Grand Island Fire Co., who handled a report of a chimney fire.

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

Wednesday, March 13

•Whitehaven Road, customer trouble - Employees at a hotel stated that two subjects were possibly smoking marijuana in their hotel room. Deputies located the subjects and advised them. The subjects left without incident.

•Grand Island Boulevard, customer trouble - Employees at a sandwich stop stated that an intoxicated male customer was asked to leave the store and refused. Deputies located the subject and advised him. The subject left without incident.

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

•Bedell Road, animal complaint - A complainant stated that a dog was on the porch of a neighboring apartment for about an hour. The complainant was worried due to the frigid temperature. Deputies located the animal, which appeared in good health, and were able to get it inside the apartment.

Thursday, March 14

•West River Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that a vehicle pulled into her driveway and began to honk the horn. The vehicle then left in an unknown direction. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Whitehaven Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that the driver of a vehicle appeared to be drinking an alcoholic beverage and then pulled over to the shoulder of the road and began vomiting. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Friday, March 15

•Jenell Drive, animal loose - A complainant stated that a dog was running loose in the neighborhood. The dog was returned to the owner.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious incident - Employees at a Laundromat stated that it appeared a male subject had locked himself in the bathroom. Deputies checked but no persons were found inside the bathroom.

•Town Hall Terrace, suspicious incident - A complainant stated a male subject called him and stated he was from National Grid. The subject stated that he needed the complainant's banking information to deposit a rebate. The complainant did not give the subject his information. The Erie County Sheriffs Office warns residents to err on the side of caution when releasing personal information over the telephone. If you are unsure whether you are being scammed, you can speak to a deputy by calling the Erie County Sheriff's Office non-emergency telephone number at 716-858-2903.

•Baseline Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that he received a phone call from an unknown male subject stating he worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield and needed the complainant to verify personal information. The complainant did not provide the information requested. The Erie County Sheriff's Office warns residents to err on the side of caution when releasing personal information over the telephone. If you are unsure whether you are being scammed, you can speak to a deputy by calling the Erie County Sheriffs Office non-emergency telephone number at 716-858-2903.

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