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Police blotter from the week of June 5

Couple charged in North Collins
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reported that his narcotics unit, along with Gowanda Police Department arrested Kevin Price, 58, and his wife Alice Price, 58, of North Collins, after executing a search warrant at their residence signed by Supreme Court Justice Timothy Drury. Kevin Price, after being found in possession of approximately two ounces of cocaine was charged with two counts of B felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell; a B and C felony possession of a controlled substance; and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

His wife was charged with one count of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Kevin Price was taken to the Erie County Holding Center to await arraignment in the town of North Collins Court and his wife was released after being issued an appearance ticket returnable in North Collins Court on June 5.

North Collins dirt bike crash
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported that the crash investigation unit will be investigating a dirt bike crash, which occurred on private property off of Ketchum Road, in the town of North Collins on May 30.

Matthew Fageol, 22, of the town of North Collins, was riding his Suzuki dirt bike on a trail along a creek. In an effort to avoid striking a tree, Fageol lost control of his bike and traveled over a 30-foot embankment where he landed on the creek bed. He suffered two broken legs and broken ribs. He was transported by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center, and is reported to be in stable condition.

Eden resident caught speeding in Hamburg
At approximately 5:50 a.m. on May 31 a Boston trooper stopped a Ford Fusion on in the town of Hamburg for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone and for operating while talking on a cell phone.

The operator was identified as David Brenner, 27, of Eden. He failed the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. He refused a breath test.

Brenner was issued traffic tickets to appear in the Hamburg Town Court on a later date.

He will also be scheduled for a DMV refusal hearing for the breath test refusal.

Lackawanna resident arrested for DWI
On May 31 at approximately 11:10 a.m. Boston trooper stopped a blue Jeep Cherokee in the town of Hamburg for failing to signal a turn and failing to stop at a stop sign. The operator identified as Kimberly Lindy, 26, of Lackawanna reportedly showed signs of intoxication and the trooper observed signs of intravenous drug use.

Lindy admitted to the use of heroin and she was found to be in possession of a syringe and two bags containing heroin. She failed roadside sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th, and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

A second trooper, who is a Drug Recognition Expert, did an evaluation and found that Lindy was under the influence of drugs. She was additionally charged with driving while impaired by drugs and due to a prior conviction, was charged as an E felony. Lindy was issued an appearance ticket and traffic tickets to appear in the Hamburg Town Court at a later date.

Driving wrong way on Boston highway
A report of a reckless driver, driving the wrong way on the Route 219 expressway was stopped by Deputy Rogers on June 1 in Boston. The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Crosta, 45, of Orchard Park, was arrested for driving while intoxicated after failing road side sobriety tests.

Crosta consented to a breath test which resulted in a .21 percent blood alcohol content reading. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Crosta was released to a sober third party to appear in court, at a later date.

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