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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 29, 2014

by jmaloni

•Taken from the Aug. 29 Island Dispatch

Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 182 calls from Aug. 16 to 22. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

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

Saturday, Aug. 16

•Love Road, suspicious incident - Deputies located a vehicle with an open door and no persons around during the late hours of the night. The open door was determined to be an oversight. Nothing was reported stolen.

•Love Road, disturbance - Deputies located several vehicles parked in the roadway with subjects outside the cars and arguing in the street. All subjects were advised and left the area without incident.

•Colonial Drive, suspicious person - A complainant stated a male subject was wandering around the area and seemed to be confused. Deputies located the subject and returned him home where he was left in the care of a family member.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - Employees of a business stated a subject was in front of the store begging patrons for food. Deputies located the subject nearby and advised him. The subject left without incident.

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

•Independence Lane, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a nearby residence during the evening hours. Deputies located the source of the music but determined no violation of the noise ordinance had occurred.

•North Lane, public lewdness - A complainant stated that as she was driving home she observed a male and female subject in the street and the female was giving the male oral sex during the late evening hours. Deputies located the subjects and observed the male subject who still was not wearing any pants. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man from Grand Island and a 19-year-old female for public lewdness (a class B misdemeanor). The man was additionally charged with exposure of a person (a violation). Both subjects were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Independence Lane, loud music - A complainant stated loud music was coming from a nearby residence during the late evening hours. Deputies located the source of the music and advised the homeowner.

•West River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that two subjects were lying in the grass off to the side of the road during the late hours of the night. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subjects.

Sunday, Aug. 17

•West Park Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated loud fireworks were being used somewhere in the area during the late hours of the night. Deputies located several spent fireworks but observed no person in the area.

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

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

•Redway Road, all-terrain vehicle operation - A complainant stated several youths were riding motorcycles down the street without helmets. Deputies located the subjects at a nearby residence and advised them.

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

•Baseline Road, loud music - A complainant stated loud music was coming from a neighboring residence during the late evening hours. Deputies located the source of the music and advised the homeowner.

Monday, Aug. 18

•Regency Court, fireworks use - A complainant stated a neighboring residence was allowing youths to light fireworks for several days in their yard. Deputies advised the homeowner and the youths.

•Baseline Road, fireworks use - A complainant stated that a nearby residence was using large fireworks and causing some windows to shake in the area. Deputies located the source of the fireworks and advised the homeowner. Several fireworks were confiscated and transported to Erie County Sheriff's Office Headquarters to be destroyed.

•Warner Drive, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving back and forth down the street during the late hours of the night. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle by the description given.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

•Grand Island Boulevard, traffic arrest - Following a traffic stop, deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman from Tonawanda for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third-degree (a misdemeanor) and other traffic infractions after a Department of Motor Vehicles check showed her license was currently suspended. The woman was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Bruce Lane, pistol permit investigation - Deputies conducted a background check of a person who applied for a pistol permit.

•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 restaurant. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that while he was at a business someone stole his wallet he had left briefly unattended.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious incident - A complainant stated several subjects were behind a business and seemed to be looking into cars during the late evening hours. Deputies located the subjects, who were playing Frisbee.

•East River Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated a vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle by the description given.

Thursday, Aug. 21

•LaSalle Avenue, fraud - A complainant stated that, sometime in the past week, someone made fraudulent charges on his credit card.

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

•Broadway, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a male subject was soliciting door to door for an inner city youth football program. Deputies located the male, who had a peddler's permit issued from the Town of Grand Island to conduct his business.

Friday, Aug. 22

•Center Court North, loud music - A complainant stated loud music was coming from an apartment in his complex during the late hours of the night. Deputies located the source of the music and advised the occupant.

•Whitehaven Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated a vehicle was parked outside his residence during the late hours of the night. When the vehicle left, the complainant followed and was able to speak to the driver at a traffic light. The driver of the vehicle stated he had pulled over to text a friend. The driver then drove away. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle by the description given.

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

•Grand Island Boulevard, accident injury - A vehicle driving on Grand Island Boulevard struck an Erie County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle from behind near the intersection of Whitehaven Road. As a result of the crash, an Erie County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured and transported to Erie County Medical Center with seemingly not life-threatening injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle reported no injuries.

•Grand Island Boulevard, drunk driving - Following a traffic stop and subsequent investigation, deputies arrested a 43-year-old man from Niagara Falls for driving while intoxicated, several traffic infractions, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (class A misdemeanor), and two counts of Leandra's Law driving while intoxicated (a class E felony) due to the fact that the man had two children in the vehicle while operating in an intoxicated condition. The man registered a .11 percent blood-alcohol content after submitting a sample of his breath for chemical analysis. He was transported to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail. The children were released to another family member. Child Protective Services was notified.

•Grand Island Boulevard, marijuana possession/endangering the welfare of a child - Also arrested from the above traffic stop was the passenger, a 46-year-old woman from Niagara Falls, for unlawful possession of marijuana (a violation), and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (a class A misdemeanor). The woman was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that while she was at a restaurant someone stole her phone. Prior to the arrival of patrol, the complainant called back and stated she found her phone and no longer required police assistance.

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