Police report from The Sun week of Feb. 19
By:Submitted to The Sun
Swim coach arrested on sex charges
The Village of Hamburg Police Department has charged 41-year-old Glenn Christopher Nellis, of Eden, with sexual offenses including promoting a sexual performance by a child, disseminating indecent material to a minor in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a minor.
According to a police report issued on Feb. 12, it is alleged that in January of this year, Nellis, the head swim coach of the Eden Dolphins Swim Club, transferred sexually explicit photographs of a 16-year-old female from his cell phone to his home computer. It is also alleged that Nellis sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself to the female.
Village of Hamburg Acting Justice Michael Biehler arraigned Nellis on the charges and set bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Village of Hamburg Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with further information to contact them at 649-9300.
Unlicensed operator arrested in Brant
On Feb. 12, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Christian stopped a vehicle operated by Walter John, 35, of Nedrow, N.Y. for an expired inspection in Brant.
A Department of Motor Vehicles check showed that his license was suspended. John was also cited for the uninspected motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle and the unlicensed operation.
Drug arrest made in Brant
Erie County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Robert Galbraith stopped a vehicle operated by a 19-year-old driver whose name was withheld due to his age, while traveling in Brant on Feb. 11. Both the driver and a 18-year-old passenger are from Derby. Both were cited for unlawful possession of marijuana.
Hazmat response in North Collins
Deputy Gary Mosier responded to a report of a 28-year-old male employee that was having difficulty breathing due to his inhalation of chlorine gas at the Collins filtration plant on Genesee Road in North Collins on Feb. 8.
It was reported a chlorine tank leaking.The North Collins emergency squad transported the employee to Erie County Medical Center for evaluation.
A residential area around one half mile was evacuated for precautionary reasons. The fire department requested Southtowns Hazmat to respond.
False fire report is filed in Collins
Deputy Dan Harris responded to a report of a smell of smoke on Feb. 2 at a residence at the Bagdad Road Trailer Park. The caller reported smelling smoke but did not see a fire.
Upon Harris’ arrival, it was learned that careless smoking resulted in the caller believing she dropped a cigarette ash, causing her to report a fire, but there was not a fire.