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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Jan. 29

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Robert Mercado, 45, of Prospect Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for doing 70 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer observed the offender behind the wheel and smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage and marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer asked the offender about the odor of marijuana and the offender stated that he smoked a joint before he left from home. The officer located marijuana roaches in the ashtray inside the vehicle. The officer located a silver spoon in the passenger side door and tested it for cocaine. The spoon had a burn mark on the bottom of it consistent with it being used for drugs. The officer received a positive test for cocaine on scene. The offender stated that it was his spoon and he just used it to eat pudding not too long ago and had no idea why it would have a burn mark on the bottom of it. The officer placed the offender into custody without incident. The offender will appear back in Cheektowaga Town Court on Feb. 12.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Brian McGowan, 24, of Lakeshore Road, Hamburg was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over near the entrance of the Millennium Hotel for failure to signal. While requesting documents from the offender, the officer smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle. The offender was asked to exit the vehicle and was placed into the rear of the patrol car. During the course of a subsequent search of the vehicle, the officer recovered a marijuana pipe from the glove box of the vehicle and a marijuana cigar from the left side of the driverís seat.

Petit larceny

Briana Parker, 20, of Princeton Court, Cheektowaga was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to Sears for a report of a shoplifter. An employee stated that the offender selected merchandise, concealed it in her purse, and exited the premises, passing all points of purchase without paying. The offender was transported to police headquarters and processed. During processing, the officer discovered half a Lortab pill in an aspirin bottle in the offenderís purse.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Jamel Jones, 30, of Lombard Street, Buffalo was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having illegally tinted windows. As the officerís approached, both the offender and his brother lit cigarettes consistent with attempting to cover a scent. While gathering documentation, the officer observed what appeared to be marijuana blunt roaches in the vehicleís center ashtray, in plain view. The officer did remove the offender from the vehicle. The officer retrieved a baggie, which was found to contain five smaller baggies of marijuana. The offender was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, booked on listed charges and released on an appearance ticket.

Jan. 30

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Noel Denisco, 39, of Whispering Lane, Hamburg was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle also traveled from the left lane to the right lane several times without using any turn signals. The officer initiated a traffic stop and obtained the drivers documents. While the officers were speaking with the offender, an open Budweiser and one white pill were observed behind the passenger seat, on the floor. The offenderís status was ran and showed that he had a Buffalo warrant. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

Samantha Spengler, 27, of Olmstead Avenue, Depew was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a shoplifter. The employee stated that he observed the offender in the store select merchandise and conceal it in her purse. The offender then exited the store, passing all points of purchase without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The employee then apprehended the offender. The offender was booked on her charges and released on an appearance ticket.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Joshua Fedick, 22, of Southside Parkway, Buffalo, Brianna Cormier, 20, of Kelsey Drive, West Seneca and two minors were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over for having a dirty license plate and numerous objects hanging from the rearview mirror. While speaking to the offenders, the officer could detect a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Fedick admitted to having a baggie of marijuana on him. During a search of the vehicle, the officer obtained pills in the driverís side door compartment and a marijuana cigarette stuffed down an air duct in the front passenger area of the vehicle. All offenders were placed under arrest.

Petit larceny

Darryle Myles, 23, of Dorris Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee stated that he viewed the offender select two game consoles and conceal them in a plastic shopping bag. The offender then entered the store bathroom briefly, and then exited the bathroom. The officer located the box for the router in the menís room but the box was empty. The offender passed all points of purchase without paying for the merchandise and exited the store. The employee confronted the offender outside of the store, and then escorted him to the store security office until officers arrived. During a pat frisk, the officer located the router and two sets of wires for the router in the front pocket of the offenderís hoodie.

Jan. 31

Petit larceny

Lamont Robinson, 27, of Bennett Village, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, officers responded to Walmart for a report of a shoplifter. The employee stated that the offender was an associate at Walmart and stole three tires from the store.

Feb. 1

DWI

Arthur Tripp, 56, of Sisson Highway, Eden was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, an officer observed a vehicle standing in the roadway on Rossler Avenue. When the officer pulled next to the vehicle, the offender looked at the officer and then drove away while dragging a tree branch beneath the vehicle. 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, the offender had an unsteady balance. The offender performed several sobriety tests, which he failed. He was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to headquarters for booking.

Feb. 2

DWI

Colleen Jozwiak, 58, of Hilton Parma Corners Road, Spencerport was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, officers responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver. The witness told dispatch that the offenderís vehicle was hitting the curb and the driver had exited the vehicle and vomited, then gotten back into the vehicle and began driving. The officer activated overhead emergency lights and the offenderís vehicle took off. The vehicle finally pulled over and the officer asked the offender why she didnít stop but the offender just mumbled something. The officer asked where she was coming from. The offender stated that she was coming from Nickel Creek Bar. The offender stated that she had six beers at the bar and that she never had a passenger in the vehicle. The officer asked the offender if she had vomited and if she was intoxicated. The offender refused the alco sensor test several times and was placed under arrest for DWI. After a 20-minute observation of the offender, she took a breath test of which came up .21 percent BAC.

Feb. 3

Danielle Planter, 20, of Roland Street, Sloan, Kevin Hale, 26, of French Road, Cheektowaga, Jason Shelvay, 25, of Gabrielle Street, Cheektowaga, and Caroline Beebe, 22, of Buffalo were arrested for possession of a hypodermic needle.

According to a police report, officers located bags of marijuana, a jar containing marijuana in the vehicle and two marijuana pipes. The officer also located a hypodermic needle in a pocket in a bag that was located on the front passenger side floor. Since none of the offenders claimed the evidence all offenders were placed under arrest.


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