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Police Blotter for Nov. 15, 2012 for the towns of Evans and Hamburg, North Collins

Man accused of accosting female student at ECC

At 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, Town of Hamburg Police responded to ECC College, South Campus, that a female had been assaulted on the campus.

According to police, when the victim entered a stairwell in Building Three, an unknown black male walked up beside her and then put his arms around her.

He then allegedly asked her if she had a boyfriend and what was her phone number.

She would not give him her number and he exited the building still holding onto her.

According to the victim, the suspect, Marquel T. Foster, 18, of Buffalo, then allegedly pulled his sweatpants down, exposing himself to her. She was able to pull herself free and ran to her car, with Foster allegedly following her and then allegedly beating the car as she pulled away.

Hamburg Police Detectives Thomas Best, Angelo Butera, Thomas Brown and Officer Jeffrey Lavelle continued the investigation, with assistance from the ECC campus security, and Foster was identified as the suspect.

When confronted by the officers, he allegedly admitted grabbing the victim and pulling down his sweatpants to expose himself to her. He did deny that he punched her car.

Foster was charged with public lewdness and forcible touching of another’s sexual/intimate parts.

Marijuana possession

While on patrol at 3:53 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Town of Evans Police Officer John Geary observed a vehicle driving down the center of Holland Road.

According to police, the vehicle was stopped and while the officer was speaking to the driver, Jordan Hoisington, 17, of Farnham, who appeared to be very nervous.

When asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, Hoisington allegedly replied there was some marijuana.

The driver and his passenger, Dominic J. Volpe, 18, of Farnham were asked to exit the vehicle and police allegedly found small amounts of marijuana in a bag, a glass pipe and a glass jar and a plastic case with marijuana inside. The value of items was set at over $200.

Both Hoisington and Volpe were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Woman charged after allowing girl, 14, to drive

At 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, Town of Hamburg Police received a report of a juvenile operating a motor vehicle on a public highway.

Officer Joseph O’Brien responded to the scene, where he found the vehicle matching the description, parked in front of an East Allen address.

A 14-year-old female was standing outside the vehicle, leaning against the front driver’s side quarter panel, while Trina Magnanimi, 40, of Lackawanna, was seated in the passenger seat.

According to police, the juvenile and then Magnanimi admitted that the teen had been driving from across South Park at Allen then down East Allen before stopping in front of the residence.

Magnanimi was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and permitting unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

E.C. Sheriff’s report

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the North Collins substation responded to 166 calls from Monday, Nov. 5 to Monday, Nov. 12.

• On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Deputies Jeff Hicks and Joel Schenfield responded to a call that smoke detectors were going off in a residence in North Collins.

According to police, smoke was coming from the basement and Brant Road was closed as firefighters extinguished the fire.

Detectives from the Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire was electrical.

• On Thursday, Nov. 8, Deputy Brendan Connolly responded to a single car non-injury accident on Cayuga Road near Brant Reservation Road in the Town of Brant.

The driver, Shawna Thompson, 39, of Irving, was charged with driving with a suspended registration and speed not reasonable and prudent.

A Department of Motor Vehicle check had shown the vehicle’s license plate was suspended for insurance not in effect.

• On Thursday, Nov. 8, Deputy Don Hoelscher responded to a non-injury single car/deer accident on Route 219, near Shero Road, Town of Boston.

The driver of the car, Zachary Grimm, 20, of Orchard Park, was charged with driving with a suspended license after a DMV check showed Grimm’s license was suspended for failure to answer a summons for a seatbelt violation from the Town of Orchard Park Court. The suspension was lifted Friday. Nov. 9 after appearing at the Orchard Park Court Clerk's Office.

Vehicle larcenies

Town of Evans Police report a series of vehicle larcenies in the Village of Angola area overnight on Friday, Nov. 9.

According to police, unlocked vehicles on North Main Street and Old Eden Evans Center Road were entered into and items were removed.

Reported missing was an iPod, $80, credit cards, a Magellin GPS, a hunting bag, five pairs of gloves, some clothing, two flashlights and a wallet.

Total value of all the missing items was set at $996.

Graffiti on fire hall

At 11:08 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, Town of Hamburg Police Officer Dennis Horrigan responded to a youth activity call at the Lakeshore Volunteer Fire Company.

According to police, Fire Chief Chris Wilson reported that he observed a suspect, Jonathan E. Fye, 21, of Hinsdale, NY, spray paint a word across the red brick outdoor fireplace, then leave the area on foot heading east on Route 5 with three other subjects.

Horrigan found the suspects on Route 5 and Kelsey Drive and stopped them for questioning.

According to police, while speaking with Fye, Horrigan observed a spray paint can in the kangaroo pocket of Fye’s hooded sweatshirt.

Fye allegedly admitted to spray painting the fireplace and was taken into custody.

He was positively identified as the person who had damaged the fireplace, at an estimated cost of damage at $500.

Fye was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief, damaging another person’s property greater than $250 and making graffiti.

Stereo ripped from jeep

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, Town of Evans Police received a report that someone entered a Cherokee Jeep and removed a Pioneer stereo radio.

According to the victim, at noon his truck was fine and a 2 p.m., when he came back to his vehicle, he found his dash had been ripped apart.

Value of the stereo, dash kit, wiring harness and loose change that was reported missing was set at $226.

Hanging out results in criminal contempt charge

At 9:28 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, Town of Hamburg Police Officer Robert Paas responded to a suspicious person complaint at Lincoln Square Apartments.

According to police, the suspect, Daniel J. Jaroszynski, 55, of Hamburg, was found standing inconspicuously in an area of pine trees along the fence line adjacent to the Northeast Transmission shop.

According to police, Jaroszynski said he was trying to check on what a certain person was doing inside a restaurant near that location.

A check of Jaroszynski’s identification, revealed a valid stay-away order of protection in effect until Feb. 14, 2013 against Jaroszynski involving the person inside the restaurant.

Jaroszynski was charged with second-degree disobeying a mandate (criminal contempt) and transported to the station.

He was arraigned before Hamburg Town Justice Walter Rooth and was released on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Nov. 16.

Kick in the back leads to charges

Town of Evans Police Officer Patrick Atler responded to a harassment call at 8:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.

According to police, the victim returned home from dinner and he and Cathleen J. Camacho, 42, of Evans got into an argument.

Camacho allegedly kicked the victim in the back, as he was going downstairs.

Camacho was charged with second-degree harassment, physical contact and second-degree disobeying a mandate (criminal contempt).

Student charged with harassment at school

At 10:29 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, Town of Evans Police responded to a student out of control at Lake Shore High School.

According to police, the 17-year-old female Evans resident was attempting to leave the school and had to be restrained by Town of Evans Police Captain Charles Danzi.

Prior to patrol’s arrival at the school, the suspect had punched a 37-year-old in the face and bit a 41-year-old in the arm, authorities said.

The teen was charged with second-degree harassment, physical contact.

Hit-and-run suspect charged in Evans

Following an investigation, Town of Evans Police were able to make an arrest in a hit-and-run accident which occurred at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.

According to police, the suspect, Michael J. Pawelek, 49, of Evans, was traveling in a tan Ford pick-up truck on Lake Shore Road.

The suspect passed Porter Avenue, then stopped his truck and allegedly backed into a vehicle that was stopped behind him.

The truck then turned down Porter Avenue and left the area down Reeves Road.

Information was developed that resulted in Detective Bruce Green, Jr, contacting Pawelek, who then admitted to being involved in the accident.

Pawelek was charged with operator leaving the scene of a property damage accident.


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