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Police report from the week of Sept. 7

The Erie County sheriff’s office responded to several calls, from Aug. 10 – Aug. 23 in Colden, Concord, Sardinia and Springville. Following is a sampling of the incidents:

Colden
– Aug. 12, Patrol investigated a personal injury automobile accident on Hayes Hollow Road.
– Aug. 23, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Center Street.

Concord
– Aug. 15, Patrol investigated a personal injury automobile accident on Middle Road.
– Aug. 17, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Springville-Boston Road.
– Aug. 19, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Middle Road.
– Aug. 21, Patrol arrested Brian Basior, 50, of Lockport, for driving while intoxicated and other charges. Basior refused to submit to a breath test. He was released to appear in court, at a later date. The arrest took place on Genesee Road.
– Aug. 23, Patrol arrested Raymond Booth, 28, and Christopher Aldrow, 32, both of East Otto, for unlawful possession of marijuana. They were released on appearance tickets, to appear in court, at a later date. The arrest took place on Route 219.

Sardinia
– Aug. 22, Patrol investigated a personal injury automobile accident on Olean Road,
– Aug. 22, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Olean Road.

Springville
– Aug. 10, Patrol arrested Andrew Butcher, 21, of Buffalo for unlawful possession of marijuana, after a traffic stop on West Main Street. Butcher was released on appearance tickets.
– Aug. 14, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Waverly Street.
– Aug. 15, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on South Cascade Drive.
– Aug. 17, Patrol arrested Doris Hahn, 54, of Salamanca and Amanda Calkins, 33, of Little Valley for petit larceny, after they were caught shoplifting on South Cascade Drive. They were released on appearance tickets, to appear in court, at a later date.
– Aug. 19, Patrol arrested Donna Hartman, 50, of Eagle, N.Y. for petit larceny after being caught shoplifting on South Cascade Drive. She was released on appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.
– Aug. 19, Patrol arrested Linda Mancuso of Concord for petit larceny, after she was caught shoplifting on West Main Street. She was released on appearance tickets, to appear at a later date.
– Aug. 19, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on East Main Street.
– Aug. 20, Patrol investigated an automobile accident on North Buffalo Street.

Man sentenced for enticement
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Michael Lee Reed, Jr. 22, of West Valley, who was convicted of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who handled the case, said that the defendant attempted to entice a minor victim to send him provocative pictures through text messages. The victim’s mother contacted law enforcement, after looking through her child’s cellular telephone. As a result, no pictures were ever sent by the victim to the defendant.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched, in May 2006 by the department of justice. Led by United States attorneys offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The conviction is the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Steven Lanser, acting special agent in charge and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Police Chief David Zack.

Elma resident arrested for DWI
New York State Trooper John Dycha arrested Charles Olday Jr., 54, of Elma, for felony driving while intoxicated on Sept. 1 at 5:25 p.m..

The arrest came after a citizen called and reported that the vehicle driven by Olday had almost struck two other vehicles. Dycha located Olday’s vehicle, and stopped it on Maple Avenue in the town of Machias.

After failing field sobriety tests, Olday was arrested and processed at the Machias state police barracks, where his blood alcohol level was determined to be .17 percent. Olday’s charge was upgraded to a felony, due to a prior DWI.

He was arraigned in the town of Machias Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on bail.

Teens charged with burglaries
New York state troopers from the Machias barracks responded to a burglar alarm at the Dollar General in the town of Yorkshire on Aug.17, at 4:25 a.m.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered that a break-in had occurred, but the perpetrators had fled. An investigation was conducted by uniform and Bureau of Criminal Investigation personnel, which revealed that another break-in, at the nearby Yorkshire Stop-N-Gas, had also taken place, involving the same individuals.

The investigation concluded with the arrest of three persons for burglary and other charges. Frederick Alexander, 18, of Yorkshire was arrested Aug. 22, for two counts of burglary third and one count of making a false written statement. Jacob Bishop, 17, of Delevan was arrested Aug. 21, for two counts of burglary third and also possession of burglars’ tools. A 15-year-old juvenile subject was arrested Aug. 21, for two counts of burglary third.

Bishop and Alexander will face the charges in the town of Yorkshire Court. The juvenile subject will face the charges in Cattaraugus Family Court.

Yorkshire man arrested for DWI
New York state troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover on Creek Road in the town of Yorkshire on Aug. 17, at 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Steven Fuller, 26, of Yorkshire, was intoxicated.

Fuller was transported by Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department ambulance to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Fuller was issued tickets for driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic law violations. He is to face the charges in the town of Yorkshire Court, at a later date.


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