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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 30, 2013

by jmaloni
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 09:20 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 165 calls from Aug. 17 to 22. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

Deputies responded to nine burglary false alarm calls and four fire alarms during the dates of this report.

Saturday, Aug. 17

•East Park Road, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a party at a nearby residence during the late hours of the night. Deputies advised the occupants of the residence in question.

•East River Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle was parked on the street in front of her residence during the late hours of the night. The vehicle then left headed toward Whitehaven Road, but the complainant was unable to provide any description. Deputies checked the area and determined the complaint to be unfounded.

•Grand Island Boulevard, welfare check - Deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang-up at a business. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate anyone in distress or in need of assistance.

•Whitehaven Road, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that a Chinese lantern fell from the sky and damaged his boat while it was docked in River Oaks Marina. The lantern had burned a small hole in the cover of the boat.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle backed into the lot of a closed business and shut its headlights off. 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 in the parking lot of a business. No injuries were reported.

•Grand Island Boulevard, fire - A complainant stated that it appeared a dumpster was on fire in the area. Deputies checked and determined the fire to be from subjects having a small campfire.

Sunday, Aug. 18

•Schwegler Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated a light was on inside of a vacant house in the neighborhood and was concerned that someone may be inside. Deputies checked the residence but did not observe any subjects. No damage was observed.

•Sandy Beach Road, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent days, someone damaged a trampoline in her yard by cutting it.

•Grand Island Boulevard, disorderly conduct - Security guards of a business stated that an intoxicated female subject was causing a disturbance on the premises. Deputies located the subject and, while attempting to arrest her, the female fought with deputies. The subject, a 62-year-old woman from the Town of Tonawanda, was charged with trespass (a violation), disorderly conduct (a violation), obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree (a class A misdemeanor) and resisting arrest (a class A misdemeanor). She was arraigned in the Town of Grand Island Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $500 bail. One deputy was taken to a local hospital for seemingly not life-threatening injuries.

•East River Road, parking complaint - A complainant stated that numerous cars were parked on the side of the road for an event at a local business. Deputies checked but observed no parking violations.

Monday, Aug. 19

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

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

•Staley Road, shots fired - A complainant stated that he heard numerous shots coming from a nearby residence. Deputies located the residence in question and advised the occupant, who was target shooting.

•Broadway, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that, sometime during recent days, someone slashed the tires on her vehicle.

•Grand Island Boulevard, criminal mischief - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent days, someone keyed her vehicle and caused damage. Deputies determined the mark was not from being keyed and were able to wipe clean the small mark on the paint. No damage was observed.

•East River Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated that fireworks were being used from a nearby residence. Deputies checked the area but did not observe any fireworks being used.

•West Park Road, drunk driving - Following a traffic stop and subsequent investigation, deputies arrested a 40-year-old woman from Grand Island for driving while intoxicated and other traffic infractions. The woman registered a .11 percent blood-alcohol content after submitting a sample of her breath for chemical analysis. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court and released to a sober third party.

•East River Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was partially in the roadway and against the guardrail but did not see anyone around. Deputies located the owner of the vehicle and determined the car to have slipped out of gear, causing it to roll into the road.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

•Stony Point Road, animal loose - A complainant stated that he found a dog running loose in the neighborhood. The owner of the dog showed up prior to the arrival of patrol.

•Grand Island Boulevard, animal complaint - A complainant stated that a dog was inside of an unoccupied vehicle and appeared to be in distress. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or any animal in distress.

•Hazelwood Lane, 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.

•Brandywine Drive, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a vehicle with no license plates parked on the dead end of Brandywine Drive. Two parking tickets were issued to the vehicle.

•Wallace Drive, loud music - A complainant stated that a vehicle was playing loud music. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver, who turned the music off.

•Bedell Road, animal loose - A complainant stated a loose dog was in her yard. The dog control officer was notified.

•Park Place, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving back and forth on the street and possibly taking pictures of children. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Whitehaven Road, reckless operation - A complainant flagged down patrol and stated that a vehicle was driving erratically on the roadway. Deputies located the vehicle in question and advised the driver.

•Legion Drive, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music and yelling was coming from a nearby residence during the late hours of the night. Deputies located the residence and advised the occupants.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

•Bedell Road, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a nearby apartment in his complex during the late hours of the night. Deputies located the apartment and advised the occupant.

•Riverdale Drive, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked on the street for the last couple weeks and wanted patrol to check it out. Deputies located the vehicle but were unable to contact the registered owner.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person with vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious person appeared to be sorting through rocks at an abandoned business. Deputies located the subject, who was cleaning the building.

Thursday, Aug. 22

•Bedell Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that her neighbor was trying to break into her vehicle. The complainant hung up before 911 dispatchers could obtain any other information. Deputies determined the complaint to be unfounded and observed no damage to the locked vehicle in question.

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

•Ransom Road, animal complaint - A complainant stated that he was bitten by a dog while at Grand Island High School. The dog control officer was notified.

•Broadway, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that, during the previous night, someone rang her doorbell at approximately 12:30 a.m. The complainant then thought she heard someone tampering with her home. She did not call 911 because she thought the subject would hear her. Deputies checked the residence but did not observe any damage.

•South State Parkway, motorist broke down - Deputies assisted a motorist whose vehicle had become disabled.

•East River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that while she was driving on East River Road she observed a male subject run across the street toward the river and hide behind a tree. The complainant dialed 911 to report the incident and kept driving. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any persons.

•West River Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked in front of his residence and when he approached the car it sped off. Deputies located the vehicle nearby and the driver stated he was dropping a friend off at a nearby residence.

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