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Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter


Criminal Mischief

At 8:28 a.m., patrol responded to a St. Mary’s Street address regarding damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported the vehicle was parked in the lot last seen Friday, April 26 at 16, and sometime over the weekend the rear window was broken with an unknown object.

There were no items taken from the vehicle and there was no other damage to the vehicle.

April 27

Petit Larceny

At 16:18, patrol responded to a 4777 Transit Road for a report of a male loading up 25 bags of mulch into the back of a pick-up truck and appeared to be acting nervously. The activity was reported to store personnel by a witness that was not on location and refused to give her information to the store manager.

The store manager told patrol that they do not have cameras in the area if the mulch, but have the receipt from the purchase showing the offender purchasing three bags of mulch.

The witness stated that she believed 20 to 25 bags had been actually taken. The store manager could not confirm how many were actually taken. Patrol requested dispatch to have the Erie County Sheriff’s respond to the residence of the registered owner of the vehicle.

A deputy arrived at the offender’s residence in Elma and the offender, Richard C. Tomczak, III, 30, of Elma, was on location. Patrol spoke with the deputy on the phone and he stated Tomczak admitted to him he had taken nine additional bags of mulch without paying for them. He also stated the mulch was already debagged and spread.

A Lancaster officer responded to Tomczak’s residence, detained him, and transported him to Tops. Petit larceny charges were filed against Tomczak. The total of property stolen was listed at $44.91.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

A 2000 Mitsubishi was observed at 19 traveling north on Transit Road from William Street and striking the curb twice while driving. Patrol located the vehicle on Transit Road in the area of Como Park Blvd. Patrol followed the vehicle for a short distance and stopped the vehicle on Transit Road at Terrace Blvd.

The offender, Adam R. Dubel, 19, of Lancaster, was found to be the driver and sole occupant. Dubel was unable to produce a driver’s license and a computer check revealed that his license was suspended. Dubel was taken into custody without incident. A check of the vehicle found a small baggie with marijuana and glass smoking pipe in the center console.

Dubel was transported to the station and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.

April 28

Driving While Intoxicated

At 3:07 a.m., patrol observed a gray Jeep traveling north on Transit Road with no headlights on, only amber parking lights and driving with a portion of the vehicle in the center turn lane.

Patrol initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped. During a conversation with the operator, Christopher A. Camillo, 23, of West Seneca, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were all immediately noticeable.

After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a PBT screen of .17 percent BAC, Camillo was arrested for DWI, driving to the left of pavement markings, and an equipment violation- No/inadequate lights.

Camillo was transported to the station and he refused to submit to a chemical test. Camillo was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in town court in May.

Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument

A Central Avenue complainant, who is the subject’s mother, stated she found a hypodermic needle on the subject’s Joseph A. Staron, 18, of Lancaster, nightstand while Staron was sleeping.

The complainant escorted patrols to Staron’s bedroom where Staron was still asleep in his bed. The needle was located in plain sight on the nightstand, next to Staron’s bed.

The needle was empty. Staron stated that he got the needle from “a friend” and that he used it for heroin a few days ago. There was also a small bag of suspected marijuana on the shelf of the same nightstand.

Patrol placed Staron under arrest and he was transported to the station. He was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana.

April 30

Vehicle Traffic Law

While on patrol a 2003 Mercury was observed by patrol broken down at Bowen Grove. Patrol stopped to provide assistants at which time inquiry of the driver’s driving record revealed suspended with eight scoffs on four separate dates. The driver, Raul F. Harrison, 26, of Buffalo, also showed an outstanding warrant out of Buffalo that was confirmed.

Harrison was placed into custody and transported to the station. Bail was set at $450, which was posted by Harrison. He is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operation of motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver.

May 1


At 11:18 a.m., patrol was dispatched to Tops Warehouse, 5873 Genesee St., for a fight in progress involving their security. On location the victims had the offender, William F. Bostwick, 54, of North Petersburgh, N.Y., restrained and were attempting to handcuff him.

Patrol took over handcuffing and handling of Bostwick. The victims stated Bostwick was asked to leave after a verbal argument. Bostwick pulled his tractor trailer forward then stopped blocking the exit lane. When the victims directed him to the parking lot he became combative.

Bostwick attempted striking one of the victims with the trailer door and then began to swing at and kick both victims. Bostwick was restrained until patrol arrived on location.

Bostwick was placed under arrest for harassment in the second degree and was issued an appearance ticket to return to town court in June.

May 2

Petit Larceny

Two subjects, Akia D. Tillery, 32, of Buffalo and Shawnell Tillery, 28, of Buffalo were observed by a Walmart asset protection associate shoplifting 36 various magazines, totaling $200.58. The subjects were placing them into a shopping cart full of various bagged and purchased items at Walmart. 4975 Transit Road.

The subjects were charged with petit larceny and are scheduled to appear in town court in May.


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