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Police blotter from the Dec. 12 edition of The Sun

Resident summoned after accident
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Joel Schenfield and Jeff Hicks were recently called to the scene of an accident on Gowanda State Road in North Collins.

A vehicle was found on its side in a ditch. The driver, David Higgins, 62, of Gowanda, was uninjured in the accident. The car was towed from the scene and the subject was issued a summons, in regard to the accident.

Higgins will appear in the town of North Collins Court, at a later date.

Travis Neu arrested for possession
Travis Neu of Lawtons was recently arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh and original container violation.

The subject was stopped for traffic infractions on Main Street in North Collins by Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa Nietzel.

Neu is scheduled to appear in the North Collins Court, at a later date.

Three arrested for possession
Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Neil Held stopped a vehicle, operated by an 18-year-old Hamburg male, for a traffic violation on Erie Road in Brant.

The subject’s name is being withheld by police, due to his age.

The driver and two 18-year-old male passengers were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

All three individuals were released and ordered to appear in Brant Court, at a later date.

Irving man arrested for possession
Tyler Eggelston, 20, of Irving was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana, after being stopped for speeding on Erie Road in Brant by Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Krypel.

The subject was released and ordered to appear in Brant Court, at a later date.

Buffalo teen arrested for possession in Evans
Anthony Fort, 19, of Buffalo was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana by Evans Patrolman Jeffrey DeVinney.

Police observed the subject’s vehicle, parked with its lights off, behind the Shop & Save on Erie Road. The car had been seen on Holland Road a short time earlier. Police talked to Fort, who was the driver of the car, and the subject told police that he and three others were on Holland Road prior to the interaction.

DeVinney said that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and Fort admitted that the cannabis was in his pocket. Police also found a multicolored glass pipe containing burnt marijuana. Fort said that he had a glass pipe inside the vehicle’s glove box.

The individual was released on an appearance ticket.

Gowanda man arrested for aggravated DWI
Evans Patrolman Jeffrey Mayer observed a vehicle, swerving from the driving lane to the passing lane several times. The car struck a curb, while attempting to pull into a parking lot.

After the patrolman stopped the vehicle, he noted that the driver, Audie Yallup, 32, of Gowanda, had glassy eyes, slurred speech and poor coordination. Police also said that the subject had a strong odor of alcohol about his breath.

Yallup told Mayer that he had several beers and was driving home. He added that he did not have a license. After failing field tests, the subject presented a positive read for alcohol on a sensor and was arrested on several charges, including aggravated, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely and using a vehicle without an interlock device (after a previous offense within 10 years). The breath test revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.25 percent; he also had a previous DWI from within the past 10 years.

The subject was arraigned and given a return court date.

Accident reports are now available 24/7
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard has announced that obtaining an accident report is now a mouse click away.

Those who have been involved in a vehicle crash that was investigated by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office may obtain a copy of that report by visiting or the Erie County Sheriff’s Office website at Click on the link “accident reports are now available online” and follow the directions.

There is a cost, per report. This includes a processing fee to Erie County and a convenience fee to Crashdocs.

Howard said that he believed having the reports available online helps consumers by cutting down on travel time to downtown Buffalo, eliminating postage costs and making documents available 24/7. “You can get your accident report when it is convenient for you,” he said. “Online forms also help our office, in that it relieves the need for us to handle administrative tasks associated with locating, copying and distributing the reports. This frees up public safety officers to provide more relevant services to our community.”

To avoid the convenience fee, mail requests to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Bureau, 10 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202. Include a check made out to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for the processing fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope; processing time will take an estimated two – three weeks.

Hand-delivered requests must be taken to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, located at 10 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo.

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