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Police report from the Journal week of Aug. 17

Police Blotter
The Erie County sheriff’s office responded to several calls, from July 27 – Aug. 2. Following is a sampling of the incidents in Concord and Springville:

– July 31, patrol arrested Damien Judson, 22, of Collins for criminal possession of a controlled substance, after a traffic stop on Route 39. The suspect was released to appear in Concord Court, at a later date.
– Aug. 2, Patrol investigated a personal injury automobile accident on Route 240.

– July 31, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on South Cascade Drive.
– Aug. 1, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on Newman Street.
– Aug. 2, Patrol investigated a property damage automobile accident on South Cascade Drive.
– Aug. 2, Patrol arrested Bryce Defrain, 16, of Springville for four counts of petit larceny and criminal possession of property, after he was caught by patrol breaking into a vehicle in Maple Avenue. Defrain was held at the Erie County Holding Center with no bail, pending arraignment.

Man charged with possession of stolen property
While on patrol in Concord at 3:06 a.m. on July 15, deputies Don Hoelscher and Mike Sluberski were called to investigate a personal injury car crash on Route 240, near Middle Road.

A car knocked down a utility pole. While investigating the crash, the deputies determined that the car had been stolen.

Police arrested the driver, Jamie Schiefer, 20, of West Valley, and charged the subject with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property.

Schiefer was transported by ambulance and treated for his injuries at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. He was processed at the hospital and released on an appearance ticket, returnable to Concord Town Court.

Machias man charged with assault
Shawn Michael Perry, 39, of Machias was arrested by Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies after an altercation with his wife on July 27. He was charged with assault, third degree.

The subject was arraigned at Machias Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail, in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due back in court, at a later date.

Delevan man charged with DWI
At 10:54 p.m. on July 15, New York state troopers from the Machias barracks responded to a report of a motor vehicle that had overturned on Cagwin Road in Yorkshire. The operator, Jesse Howk, 21, of Delevan, was intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of .16 percent. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The subject will face the charges in the town of Yorkshire Court, at a later date. The state troopers were assisted by volunteer personnel from the Yorkshire Fire Department.

Schweickert charged with DWI
Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Ballantyne was on patrol in the village of Springville on July 20 at 1:37 a.m., when he observed a vehicle, driving north in the southbound lane on Elk Street. Ballantyne stopped the vehicle on Prospect Avenue and found that the driver, William Schweickert Jr., 46, was intoxicated.

Schweickert was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. A breath test determined that his blood alcohol content was .20 percent, more than twice the legal limit. His DWI charge was upgraded to a felony, due to a 2004 DWI conviction, in the town of Lockport.

Schweickert was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, pending arraignment in the village of Springville Court, at a later date.

Springville man arrested in Boston
State Police troopers based in Boston arrested James Brucato, 66, of Springville for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Route 219 in the town of Boston on July 30.

The troopers observed a vehicle fail to use the designated lane, while entering the ramp for Route 219, from Boston State Road, and stopped the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Brucato.

While interviewing Brucato, the troopers noted he showed signs of intoxication. Brucato was administered field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Brucato was transported to the Boston barracks, where he was processed and submitted to a breath test, which resulted in a .12 percent blood alcohol content. Brucato was charged with DWI and failure to use designated lane and issued traffic tickets returnable to the town of Boston Court, at a later date.

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2013-09-09 | 16:55:10
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