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Police and fire reports from the Journal week of Oct. 19

Fire Report
– Oct. 8, 1:52 p.m., Springville firefighters responded to report of a fire on North Buffalo Street.
– Oct. 10, 1:09 a.m., Chaffee-Sardinia firefighters responded to a first aid call on Miller Avenue. Transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.
– Oct. 11, 11:38 a.m., Springville, East Concord, Chaffee-Sardinia and Mortons Corners firefighters responded to a structure fire on North Buffalo Street.
– Oct. 11, 4:33 p.m., Mortons Corners firefighters responded to a first aid call on Route 39. Rural Metro Ambulance transported to BCH.
– Oct. 11, 9:16 p.m. East Concord firefighters responded to a first aid call on Allen Road. Rural Metro Ambulance transported to BCH.

O’Brien arrested on 219
After receiving a complaint of a vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lane of the 219 expressway on Oct. 5 at 1:15 a.m., Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Ballantyne, Hoelscher and Nietzel located the driver, who had driven off the roadway and onto the median.

Casey O’Brien, 27, of Concord, was taken to the Springville substation for processing. O’Brien’s blood alcohol content was .27 percent, more than three times the legal limit.

As his processing was being completed, he became combative with deputies and was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, pending arraignment.

Collins man caught
New York state troopers arrested Donald Steves, 41, of Collins for driving while intoxicated, after stopping him on Main Street in Springville for crossing a hazard line on Oct. 12 at 1 a.m.

Troopers initially saw him leave the Country Fair convenience store parking lot, going the wrong way through the one-way exit. They followed Steves into the village of Springville and observed him crossing the hazard line, numerous times.

While speaking with Steves on the roadside, troopers smelled alcohol on his breath, and he then failed a series of field sobriety tests.

He was processed at state police barracks in Collins, with a reportable blood alcohol content of .14 percent.

He is due to return to the Springville Village court, later in October.

Collins man arrested in Springville
On Oct. 13, at 1:15 p.m., Erie County Sheriff’s deputy Amy Klimowicz, while responding to a complaint of reckless operation, stopped a vehicle on South Cascade Drive in the village of Springville.

Following an interview with the driver, and field sobriety tests, it was determined that the driver, Kameron Maracle, 21, of the town of Collins, was intoxicated.

He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Maracle had a prior DWI arrest on record and his license was revoked, making the arrest a felony DWI and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well.

He submitted to a chemical breath test, with the result being .13 percent blood alcohol content. He was arraigned at the Springville Village Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center.

Lackawanna man charged in Boston
State troopers based at the Boston barracks investigated a one-car property damage accident on Mill Street in the town of Boston on Oct. 12 at 11 p.m.

The troopers found a blue Chevrolet Lumina, which appeared to have been backed down Mill Street and had come to rest on top of the guide rails, with no one occupying the vehicle. The troopers searched the area and located the owner of the vehicle, Jeremy Ballou, 22, of Lackawanna on the sidewalk in front of the Boston Hotel.

Ballou initially told troopers that he was not the driver of the vehicle, but then recanted his story and said that he was driving his vehicle, but it could not make it up the hill. He attempted to back down the road and ended up on top of the guide rails. Further interviews and roadside sobriety tests showed Ballou to be intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

He submitted a voluntary breath sample for testing, which results revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was .17 percent. A Department of Motor Vehicles check of his license revealed his operating privileges in New York state were currently suspended, for a previous alcohol offense. He was subsequently charged with aggravated unlicensed operation first degree, a class E felony, and driving while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor.

Ballou was additionally charged with moving from his lane unsafely, unsafe backing, unsafe tires and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, all listed as traffic violations.

The defendant was released on appearance tickets to return to the town of Boston Court, at a future date.


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