Police reports from The Sun week of July 30
By:The Sun Staff
Erie County Sheriffs activity
– Deputies assisted with 28 calls in the Town of Evans.
– Deputies assisted the Town of Eden Police with 12 calls in the Town of Eden.
– On July 17, Deputy Matt Krypel stopped a vehicle with an Ohio registration on Southwestern Boulevard in Brant for an unspecified traffic offense. Krypel observed some occupants in the vehicle attempting to hide in the rear.
It was learned all occupants of the vehicle did not have proper identification or documentation to be in the United States legally. Border Patrol responded and took custody of the five occupants to identify and begin the deportation process.
– On July 18, Deputy Matt Krypel stopped a vehicle on Springville-Collins Road, in Collins, operated by 48-year-old Andrew Barr, of Cattaraugus, after he failed to maintain his lane of traffic. Krypel observed signs of intoxication. Barr was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath screen device and failure to keep right. Barr refused the Breathalyzer test and was released to a sober third party to appear in Court at a later date.
– On July 19, deputies John Dunn and Kenneth Achtyl were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on Ketchum Road, in North Collins. The Deputies asked the driver, Kyle Krytus, 25 of Concord, to perform various field sobriety tests and submit to a breath test. The offender refused the tests. Subsequently, the defendant was charged with DWI, refusing to submit to a breath test, failure to stay right and failure to stay in lane. Krytus was released on appearance tickets.
Fatal accident on Southwestern
On July 25, at about 4:55 a.m., Evans Police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident involving four people on Southwestern Boulevard, near Town Line Road. Highland and North Evans fire companies were also dispatched to the scene.
The passenger car left the roadway, passed through a ditch and made impact with a tree. Police report that one passenger was ambulatory and was able to flag a passerby for help. The driver was trapped in the wreckage and had to be disentangle by firefighters. Two other occupants are reported to have been ejected from the vehicle.
All four occupants were transported to the Erie County Medical Center, three of those requiring Mercy Flight and Starflight helicopters. One occupant, identity not released at press time, died as a result of the crash.
An investigation is being conducted by the Town of Evans Police Accident Investigation Unit and Detective Bureau.