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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Jan. 6

DWI

Christopher Vamosy, 31, of Kingston Lane, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, officers responded to the area of McDonalds, 3815 Union Road for a report of a vehicle giving the employees a hard time in the drive thru. The officer activated the patrol car lights to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle on George Urban. The offender had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. His eyes were glassy and his speech was impaired. When the offender got out of the vehicle, he had an unsteady balance. The officer performed two field sobriety tests on the offender at the scene. The offender did not have any identification and gave the officer the name of David J. Drysdale with a DOB of Aug. 14, 1989. The offender was advised that it was a crime to give false information. Through investigation it was found out that the offender gave his brotherís information. The offender was placed under arrest for criminal impersonation and transported to headquarters for booking. The offender did not have a license and his driverís privileges were revoked five times. Two of the revocations were for DWI on Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 2008. The offender also has two prior DWI convictions. He was subsequently charged with D Felony DWI.

Driving with .18 percent BAC

Sarah Szymanski, 21, of Rushford Lane Cheektowaga was arrested for driving with a .18 percent BAC.

According to a police report, officers responded to a call of a vehicle, which was Eastbound on Genesee Street and went over the median and ended up in the westbound lanes. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the offender who was in the back of the car. The offender stated that she was eastbound on Genesee Street when the vehicle hit black ice and she lost control of it. The vehicle went from the far left lane over the center median striking a keep left of median sign and came to rest in the westbound lane. The offender stated that she had been drinking but only had three or four drinks and that she was fine. The officer noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the breath of the offender. The offender was taken out of the car and given sobriety tests of which she failed. The offender was arrested for DWI and transported to police headquarters.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Matthew Kuhn, 28, of Broadway, Alden was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offenderís vehicle was pulled over for having dark tinted windows. The offender was giving target glances to the center console of the vehicle while speaking with the officers through the Ď side window. The offender stated that he had not smoked marijuana in a little while and had not had any recent drug arrests. The offender also stated that his friends gave him a small bag of marijuana and that it was in his left sock. The officers had the offender exit the vehicle and placed him under arrest.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Antonio Heard, 22, of Pine Ridge Road was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, officers located the offender hiding in a garbage can. The offender was taken into custody and searched for officer safety. Upon searching the offender, the officer discovered a bag of marijuana, in the offenderís coat pocket. The offender was charged and transported to police headquarters, where he was booked and held to se a judge due to a prior offense.

Driving with .08 percent BAC

Sukhmender Saran, 33, of Carter Drive, Grand Island was arrested for driving with .08 percent BAC.

According to a police report, a vehicle made a very wide turn crossing both driver side tires over the double yellow solid lines. The vehicle then swayed to the right crossing the fog line. The officer immediately noticed signs of intoxication from the offender. The offender took some time to find his registration and insurance card and stated he was coming from his friendís house. The officer had the offender perform several sobriety tests, which he failed. The offender refused to take the roadside-screening device test. He was placed into custody and transported to headquarters for processing.

Aggravated unlicensed operation

Edward Albrecht, 30, of Goering Avenue was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation.

According to a police report, the offender was driving a vehicle westbound on the x-ray when he rear-ended another vehicle, being driven by the victim. A DMV check revealed his license was suspended six times. Five were on three different dates for failure to pay fines or answer summons. One was for not paying the driver responsibility assessment. He was taken to police headquarters, charged, and held on $250 bail.

DWI

Charles Lederhouse, 22, of Wesley Drive, Akron was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, officers responded to a report of a Grand AM driving recklessly on Genesee Street westbound near Ellwood. After observing the vehicle drive off of the right side of the road and onto the snow bank, the officer conducted a traffic stop. The offender had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. The offenderís eyes were glassy and his speech was impaired. When the offender got out of the vehicle, he had an unsteady balance. The offender was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to headquarters for booking.

Jan. 4

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Nigel McDonald, 24, of Lasalle Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, officers observed a vehicle with an inoperable drivers side break light. The offender had an outstanding Buffalo PD warrant. Upon searching the offender, the officers located three pills in his right front jeans pocket. The officers located seven more pills in the center console of the vehicle, which the offender claimed to be his. He was booked and held for arraignment on Jan. 5

Jan. 3

Driving with .08 percent BAC

Dennis Jackson, 54, of Vernon Place, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving with .08 percent BAC.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for using a cellular telephone while driving. The offender had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The offender was asked to step out of his vehicle and walk to the officerís patrol car. The offenderís walk was swayed and staggered. A NYSDMV computer check revealed that the vehicles registration was suspended for failure to pay parking tickets from Buffalo. The offender was taken into custody. While conducting the inventory of the vehicle, an open can of Budweiser was located in the center console.

Jan. 2

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Amber Burke, 30, of Concord Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, the offender signed a search form, authorizing a search of her residence. During the search of the residence, heroin was located in the living room closet by detectives. Pills were found in the offenderís bedroom. An Oxycodone pill was found outside of its original container. The offender was taken into custody and transported to headquarters.

Jan. 1

Joel Cruz, 33, of West 92nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio was arrest for criminal mischief.

According to a police report, officers responded to a house for an unwelcomed guest. The victim stated that the offender was drunk and became upset with her due to her taking a picture with a lady at the party. The offender broke her cellular phone when she tried calling her daughter to wish her a happy new year. The offender grabbed her phone and broke it in half. The offender then wanted to go home to Ohio. The victim did not want to go due to offender being drunk. The offender kept yelling at the victim and went outside with his keys. The victim stated that she bought the vehicle earlier and it did not have a broken window. Offender stated that he threw a beer bottle at the window and smashed it. The victim stated that she did not want the offender arrested or want an order of protection. The victim stated that the offender needs counseling only for his anger. The officer charged the offender with two counts of criminal mischief in the 4th. He was held to see the judge in the morning.

Criminal mischief

Anthony Tauriello, 19, of Jackson Avenue, Sloan was arrested for criminal mischief.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to an address for a report of an unwelcome guest pounding on the front door. Dispatch updated officers that the male at the front door broke out the window of the main door leading out of the garage to the side yard of the property. When officers arrived, they found the offender near the door with the broken window and detained the offender in the back seat of the patrol car. The offender appeared to be extremely intoxicated and the officers attempted to obtain his date of birth, with success only after multiple attempts. The victim stated that the offender was first at the front door, pounding on the door. The victim contacted police and while on the phone with dispatch, the offender went to the south side exterior main door and broke the middle small pane of glass. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was held until the morning because he was unable to obtain any picture identification.


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