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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 24, 2013

by jmaloni
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:30 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 344 calls from May 4 to 17. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

Deputies responded to 27 burglary false alarm calls during the dates of this report.

Saturday, May 4

•Center Court South, suspicious person - A complainant stated that she was awakened by an unknown male subject trying to open her apartment door. The male did not make entry and left prior to the arrival of patrol. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject. No damage was observed.

•East River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that he observed two subjects get dropped off by a vehicle in his driveway, and it appeared the subjects then entered his backyard. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subjects.

•Love Road, traffic arrest - Following a traffic stop, deputies arrested a 44-year-old man from Buffalo after a Department of Motor Vehicles check showed his license was currently suspended. The man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree and other traffic infractions. He was transported to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail.

•South State Parkway, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a subject was riding on a skateboard and appeared to be dressed in full hunting gear. Deputies located the youth subject and advised him.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person with vehicle - A complainant stated that a female driver began to yell obscenities at her and then drove off in an unknown direction. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Love Road, fireworks use - An anonymous complainant stated that youths in the area were using fireworks. Deputies checked the area and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

•Baseline Road, loud music - A complainant stated that she could hear loud music coming from somewhere in the neighborhood. Deputies checked the area and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

•Blue Jay Lane, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a party in the neighborhood. Deputies spoke to the occupants of the residence in question and advised them to turn down the music.

•Love Road, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a business. Deputies spoke to employees and advised them to turn down the music.

Sunday, May 5

•Timberlink Drive, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a residence in the neighborhood. Deputies spoke to the occupants of the residence in question and advised them to turn down the music.

•Whitehaven Road, disorderly person - Employees of a hotel stated that a patron was causing a disturbance in the parking lot and appeared to be intoxicated. Deputies located the subject and escorted him back to his hotel room without further incident.

•Enola Road, all-terrain vehicle operation - A complainant stated that an ATV was riding up and down the street during the late hours of the night. Deputies located the ATV parked at a nearby residence and advised the occupants.

•Bedell Road, neighbor dispute - A complainant stated a neighbor in his apartment complex was yelling at him. Deputies located and advised all parties involved.

•Grand Island Boulevard, customer trouble - Employees at a doughnut shop stated that a subject came into the restaurant and was causing a disturbance. The subject left prior to the arrival of patrol, but employees were able to get a license plate number to his vehicle. Deputies located the subject at his residence and advised him.

•East River Road, all-terrain vehicle operation - A complainant stated that two ATVs were driving in the roadway. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the ATVs.

•Grand Island Boulevard, animal complaint - A complainant stated that a dog was tied to a tree with no food or water and appeared to be in distress. Deputies located the animal, which appeared to be in good health, and advised the owner.

•Ward Park Road, welfare check - Deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call. The occupant stated that he was trying to dial a long distance area code and dialed 911 by mistake.

•Grand Island Boulevard, marijuana possession - Following a traffic stop, deputies arrested two juvenile offenders for unlawful possession of marijuana (violation) and a traffic infraction. The juvenile offenders were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

Monday, May 6

•Baseline Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that several protestors were close to the street and appeared to be impeding traffic. Deputies located the protestors and advised them.

•Marjorie Drive, residential burglary - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone stole various items from her residence. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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

•Baseline Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a restaurant but it did not appear that the business was open. Deputies spoke to employees on the premises that were closing up for the night.

Tuesday, May 7

•Marjorie Drive, barking dog - A complainant stated that a dog was barking in the neighborhood during the late hours of the night. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any barking dogs.

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

•Fix Road, larceny - A complainant stated that he returned home from a trip and noticed numerous items missing from his home. Erie County Sheriff's Office detectives' investigation led to the arrest of two juvenile offenders from Grand Island. One juvenile offender was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree (a class E felony) and criminal mischief in the fourth degree (a class A misdemeanor). The second juvenile offender was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree (a class E felony), criminal mischief in the fourth degree (a class A misdemeanor), obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree (a class A misdemeanor), resisting arrest (a class A misdemeanor), disorderly conduct (a violation) and escape in the second degree (a class E felony). Both juvenile offenders were transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignment in the Town of Grand Island Court.

•West Oakfield Road, parking violation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked in the traffic circle on the street. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any vehicles in violation of parking ordinances.

•I-190, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was swerving in and out of traffic. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

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

•Grand Island Boulevard, disturbance - A complainant stated there was a group of people arguing in the parking lot of a motel. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects involved.

Wednesday, May 8

•Alvin Road, suspicious person with vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked in a business parking lot with its lights on during the late hours of the night. Deputies located the vehicle, which belonged to a landscaping company that was completing work on the property.

Thursday, May 9

•Grand Island Boulevard, 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 while she was at work an unknown vehicle struck her parked car and caused damage.

•South State Parkway, youth activity - A complainant stated several youths were seen on the South State Parkway overpass to the I-190. Deputies located the youths who were walking home from a local business.

Friday, May 10

•Whitehaven Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated a vehicle was swerving in and out of lanes on the I-190 and then exited onto the Whitehaven Road exit and left in an unknown direction. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver.

•Stony Point Road, drunk driving - Following a traffic stop, deputies arrested a 65-year-old woman from Grand Island for driving while intoxicated. The woman registered a .26 percent blood-alcohol content after submitting a sample of her breath for chemical analysis. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated due to the elevated blood-alcohol reading and felony driving while intoxicated due to a DWI conviction in the previous 10 years. She was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment in the Town of Grand Island Court.

•East Park Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked on the street with its lights on and no one appeared to be around it. Deputies located the owner and determined the vehicle had run out of gas.

Saturday, May 11

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

•Bedell Road, criminal mischief/assault - A complainant stated that an intoxicated male subject entered his apartment during the early hours of the morning. When the complainant confronted him, the subject began to assault the complainant, causing him minor injuries. The subject then fled the apartment. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Grand Island for assault in the third degree (a class A misdemeanor) and criminal mischief in the fourth degree (a class A misdemeanor). The subject was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•White Tail Run, pistol permit investigation - Deputies conducted a background check of an individual who applied for a pistol permit.

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

•Beaver Island State Park, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that a male subject was driving through the park in his vehicle and appeared to be consuming alcohol. Deputies located the vehicle in question and spoke to the driver. No alcohol was observed inside of the vehicle and the driver was advised.

•West Oakfield Road, parking complaint - A complainant stated that several vehicles were parked illegally on the street. Deputies checked and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

•Ransom Road, missing person - A complainant stated that an 8-year-old child had gone missing while at Grand Island High School. Shortly after the 911 call was received, the girl was located and reunited with her parents.

•Huth Road, youth activity - A complainant stated that several youths were playing on gym equipment that was mistakenly left outside of Huth Road Elementary School. Deputies located the equipment, but the youths left prior to the arrival of patrol.

•Havenwood Lane, disorderly person - A complainant stated that several subjects were being loud while jumping on a trampoline. Deputies checked the area and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

Sunday, May 12

•East River Road, customer trouble - An employee of a cab company stated that his fare kept driving him around in circles. Deputies advised both parties and the fare was paid with no further incident.

•Whitehaven Road, hit-and-run accident - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving on the road with heavy front end damage. The complainant followed the vehicle to a hotel. The vehicle in question was later found to have damaged an electric pole and another vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle with no driver around. As the tow company was hooking up the vehicle, a man came out of the hotel and claimed to be the driver. Deputies issued the man 11 traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Love Road, pistol permit investigation - Deputies conducted a background check of an individual who applied for a pistol permit.

•Love Road, pistol permit investigation - Deputies conducted a background check of an individual who applied for a pistol permit.

•Alvin Road, larceny - Employees at a business stated that, sometime during the night, someone stole tire rims from a vehicle on the sales lot. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Staley 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 mistake.

•Bedell Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that she smelled marijuana coming from the hallway of her apartment building. Deputies checked and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

Monday, May 13

•Grand Island Boulevard, hit-and-run accident - A complainant stated that while she was in a business, a vehicle struck her parked car and caused minor damage.

Tuesday, May 14

•Fix 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 mistake.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious incident - An employee at a business stated that a customer told her to call 911 because he needed a safe house. Deputies located the subject and advised him.

•Ransom Road, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - A complainant stated that her vehicle had been stolen from the Grand Island High School parking lot. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile offender for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree (a class A misdemeanor) and grand larceny in the fourth degree (a class E felony). The juvenile offender was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Alvin Road, fraud - Employees at a business stated that a subject tried to fill out a credit card application using the name of a deceased person. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Fix Road, accident injury - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. Three subjects were transported to local hospitals with seemingly not life-threatening injuries.

•Bedell Road, missing person - Sheriff's deputies along with an officer from the Kenmore Police Department located a teen that had been reported missing approximately one month earlier. The teen was found in good health and was turned over to the custody of the Kenmore Police Department.

Wednesday, May 15

•Carl Road, road obstruction - A complainant stated that a basketball net was laying in the roadway. Deputies removed the net.

•Cardinal Lane, all-terrain vehicle operation - A complainant stated that a person on a dirt bike was riding up and down the street. Deputies located the dirt bike and advised the operator.

Thursday, May 16

•Havenwood Lane, youth activity - A complainant stated he could hear about a dozen kids playing loud music and yelling from somewhere on the street. Deputies checked and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

•Stony Point Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that a female driver appeared to be smoking marijuana while driving on Stony Point Road. Deputies located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The complaint was determined to be unfounded.

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

•Grand Island Boulevard, attempted break in - A complainant stated that it appeared someone tried to break into some storage sheds from a local business. Nothing was reported missing and the attempt caused minor damage to the sheds. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•West River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject came to his door selling tickets for an inner-city youth program. Deputies located the subject, who had all the proper paperwork to solicit on Grand Island.

•Fix 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 mistake.

•Bedell Road, loud music - A complainant stated that a vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment complex was playing music loudly during the late evening hours. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver.

Friday, May 17

•Sandy Beach Road, animal loose - A complainant stated that a dog was wandering the neighborhood. The dog control officer was notified.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that a coworker stole a large amount of cash from his motel room sometime during the day. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Beaver Island State Park, suspicious person with vehicle - A complainant stated that a male subject in a vehicle was taking pictures of people in the park. Deputies located the subject and advised him. The subject left the park without any incident.

•Woodstream Drive, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. Deputies checked the area and located the vehicle parked and unoccupied at a nearby residence.

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