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Police reports for the Journal week of Aug. 23

Colden woman arrested for DWI

A town of Colden woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Aug. 16. Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Grube, of the Colden Sub-Station, was on routine patrol when he observed a northbound vehicle being driven erratically on Center Road in Colden. A traffic stop was initiated, during which the driver exibited signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were administered and failed. Colleen M. Bayer, 59, of Heath Road was arrested. She volunteered to a blood test, which was analyzed for content.

In addition to the driving while intoxicated charge, she was charged with driving with an open container. Bayer will answer to the charges on a future date in the town of Colden Court.

Her vehicle was towed and a 12 hour hold was placed on it.

Machias man arrested after incident


Lawrence M. Pope, 46, of Machias, was arrested on Aug. 3 by New York State troopers based in Machias, following a reported domestic dispute between he and his girlfriend. Subsequent to an investigation, Pope was advised he was going to be arrested for criminal obstruction of breathing and harassement.

He stated that he was not going to be arrested and resisted being taken into custody. Pope was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and arrigned in the town of Machias Court.

He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bond.

Yorkshire woman charged

Tammy L, Oyer was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, among others, after she was stopped on Aug. 15.

Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies Todd Jones and Brad Ballantyne responded to a reckless operation of a vehicle call around 9 p.m. in the village of Springville.

The vehicle was located on Route 39 in Sardinia and stopped on Hake Road just into Cattaraugus County. Upon further interview and field sobriety tests, it was discovered that Oyer, 46, of Yorkshire, was intoxicated by drugs.

Oyer also had a small quantity of narcotic pills on her person. She was arrested and charged with DWI/drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and numerous traffic violations. Oyer’s vehicle was also suspended for insurance lapse. She submitted to a blood draw to determine the substances of her drug intoxication. Oyer’s vehicle was towed from the scene and she was later released to a third party on appearance tickets returnable to the town of Sardinia Court at a later date. The Springville Police Department assisted on the stop.

Hudson charged with identity theft

Amy Hudson, 35, of Taylor Hollow Road in Collins was arrested for second degree identity theft on July 31. The arrest capped a week- long investigation.

A female victim reported to New York State Troopers, based in Collins, that while attempting to have cable turned on in a new apartment in Fredonia, she was told by the cable company she owed over $600 dollars to them. The victim had been living in California during the time the cable billed showed the outstanding charges.

The investigation led Troopers to Hudson, who had known the victim and used her name to secure the cable services. Hudson was processed at state police barracks in Collins and is due in Collins Town Court later this month.
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