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Police blotter from the Oct. 31 edition of The Sun

Farnham man arrested for possession
Evans Patrolman Nathan Miller conducted a traffic stop on Lake Shore Road at 11:12 p.m. on Sept. 15. According to police, the vehicle contained a black marijuana grinder.

The driver, Jacob Russell, 24, of Farnham said, “I have some weed in here,” and pointed to a compartment on the dashboard. Police then located the cannabis.

The subject was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and released on an appearance ticket.

Man arrested in Evans on active warrant
Sammie Harris, 25, of Buffalo was arrested by Evans Patrolman Jeffrey DeVinney on an active warrant.

The arrest took place in Evans at 7:04 p.m. on Sept. 13. The subject was released to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.

Derby man arrested for possession

At 7:50 p.m. on Oct. 5, Clarence troopers working with the Buffalo Strike Force Detail observed a vehicle with no plate lamp, driving on Williams Street.

After the vehicle was stopped, the operator, Mikol Rockwood, 23, of Derby, was found to have a suspended license.

During the subsequent inventory search of the vehicle, approximately 0.7 grams of crack cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana were located. Rockwood was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance fifth, unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation third, unregistered motor vehicle and no plate light.

Rockwood was placed into the city of Buffalo lockup, pending a morning arraignment in the city of Buffalo Court.

Inebriated Lackawanna man arrested in Boston
At 11 p.m. on Oct. 12, Boston troopers investigated a one-car property damage accident on Mill Street in the town of Boston.

The troopers found a blue Chevrolet Lumina that had backed down Mill Street and come to rest on top of the guide rails; no one was found near the vehicle.

Police searched the area and located the owner of the vehicle, Jeremy Ballou, 22, of Lackawanna, on the sidewalk in front of the Boston Hotel.

Ballou initially told police that he was not the driver of the car, but then recanted his story and said that he was driving his vehicle and could not make it up the hill. He attempted to back down the road and ended up on top of the guide rails. Further interview and roadside sobriety tests showed that Ballou was intoxicated; he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

The subject submitted a voluntary breath sample for testing; results showed that his blood alcohol concentration level was 0.17 percent.

A department of motor vehicles check showed that his operating privileges in New York state were suspended for a previous alcohol offense. He was subsequently charged with aggravated unlicensed operation first, an E felony, and DWI, an A misdemeanor. Ballou was additionally charged with moving from lane unsafely, unsafe backing, unsafe tires and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, all of which are traffic violations.

Ballou was released on appearance tickets to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date.

Three charged with marijuana possession
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reported that his narcotics unit arrested three individuals at 2:03 p.m. on Oct. 23, after receiving information that the subjects were selling and possessing large quantities of marijuana in the town of Brant.

William Elliott, 42, of West Seneca was charged with a D felony, criminal possession of marijuana weighing in excess of 16 ounces. Elliott was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, to await arraignment in the town of Brant Court.

Van Miller, 53, of Brant was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and released on an appearance ticket. Jeremy Kennedy of Brant was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and was released on an appearance ticket.

Those with any additional information are asked to contact Senior Detective Alan Rozansky at 867-6161.

Petit larceny arrest made at Wal-Mart
James Jimerson, 24, and Robyn Jonathan, 22, both of Brant, were arrested for petit larceny at 8:07 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Wal-Mart on Southwestern Boulevard.

Town of Hamburg Police officers responded to the store for a reported larceny in progress and saw the subjects’ loading their car with groceries.

A Wal-Mart prevention officer saw the subjects put groceries totaling $123 into their cart and leave the store without paying.

The individuals were arrested and released on appearance tickets.

Boston man arrested for DWI
At 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, a Boston state trooper stopped a white Jeep Cherokee on Route 391 for a suspended registration.

The operator, Vanallen Spring, 44, of Boston, showed signs of intoxication and failed roadside sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and later refused a breath test. He was issued traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date.

Spring will also be scheduled for a department of motor vehicle refusal hearing.
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