Town of Hamburg Police hosting blood drive
From 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30, the Town of Hamburg Police Department will be hosting a Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc. blood drive at Donate Life Express Bus at the station, located at 6100 S. Park Ave., Hamburg.
In the month of March, all presenting donors will receive a $5 coupon for admission to CSI: The Experience at the Buffalo Museum of Science good through April 29 (excluding April 7 through April 15). Discount valid only on non-member admission.
To make an appointment call Unyts at 512-7940 and walk-ins are welcome.
Donors must be at least 17 years old; 16-year-olds with a signed parental consent form, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive.
Positive photo identification is required.Leadra’s law arrest following accident
At 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, Town of Evans Police Officer Nathan Miller located a vehicle in a ditch on Erie Road.
According to police, the vehicle operator, Matthew S. Eggleston, 22, of Hanover, was walking around the vehicle while a passenger was on the ground crying, near the front passenger door, holding onto a 1-year-old.
Eggleston allegedly interfered with Miller’s investigation of the accident scene and was asked several times to sit on the ground and relax. He allegedly kept getting up and trying to check the damage of his vehicle, as well as trying to enter the vehicle.
The suspect was asked, again, to sit back down, which he did for a short period of time, according to police. He then attempted to get back up and allegedly began shouting.
Eggleston was placed under arrest after a short struggle and was placed in the back of the patrol car, police said.
Upon checking the interior of the vehicle, Miller located several hypodermic needles in the side pocket of the driver’s door. A green container was located in the center console that contained one suspected Opana ( Oxymorphone) pill.
According to police, the suspect appeared to have blood-shot eyes and a pale skin color and his mood alternated from argumentative to falling asleep while at the station.
Also there appeared to be an allegedly fresh “track mark” on the inner part of the suspect’s right arm, police said.
Eggleston was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, with a child-passenger less than 16 under the Leandra’s Law, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and moving from lane unsafely.
He was arraigned before Evans Justice Dennis Glascott and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 bail.Felony DWI arrest in Village of North Collins
At 8:19 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, during routine patrol, Village of North Collins Police observed a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on Spruce Street in the vehicle.
According to police, the vehicle was stopped and the driver, Martin Lay, 45, of North Collins, showed signs of being intoxicated.
The officer also observed an open can of beer inside the vehicle.
Lay failed several sobriety tests and refused to take the breath screening test. He also refused to take the driving while intoxicated chemical test, police said.
A Department of Motor Vehicle computer check revealed that Lay was previously convicted of DWI two other times in the past 27 months.
The computer check also showed that Lay’s driver’s license was revoked for both DWI convictions.
Lay was charged with felony DWI, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, open alcohol container in a vehicle on a motor highway, refusal of a breath screening test and a stop sign violation.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police assisted with this arrest.DWI arrest in Hamburg
At 12:29 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, Town of Hamburg Police Lt. Nicholas Ugale stopped a vehicle for failure to stay in its own lane on Route 62.
According to police, while speaking to the vehicle operator, Nathan R. Platt, 26, of West Seneca, Ugale noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Platt.
Field sobriety tests were administered to Platt, which he failed and he refused to take the alcosensor, police said.
He was taken into custody and was transported to the Hamburg Police Station, where he then refused to take the datamaster breath test.
Platt was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right in a two-lane road.Evans man assaulted in his residence
At about 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12, Town of Evans Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Court Street, Evans address.
According to police, at about 5:41a.m. on that date, the victim was sleeping in his second floor bedroom, when he was awakened by his dog barking (the dog was in a crate in the bedroom).
As he was walking over to the dog’s crate, as he passed the bedroom door, he allegedly heard a knock on the door, police report.
When he opened the door, he told police he saw a male, about 5-foot-10-inches tall, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, with a black bandana on his face and holding a baton in his right hand ready to strike him.
The suspect then allegedly lunged at the victim, striking him in the head several times with the baton and then with fists, police were told.
At the time of the attack, the bandana slipped from the suspect’s face revealing his identity to the victim.
Another resident of the house heard the attack and came to the victim’s assistance and the suspect fled the scene, police said.
According to police, following an investigation into the incident they were able to charge Dmarcus A. Tallchief, 18, of Silver Creek with third-degree assault and third-degree menacing, Kurt E. Kaczmarczyk, 24, of Evans and Sarah A. Wood, 24, of Evans with sixth-degree conspiracy and Daniel J. Kenyon, 22, of Evans with fifth-degree criminal solicitation and sixth-degree conspiracy.E. C. Sheriff’s report
On Friday, March 16, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies Todd Jones and Chris Soluri took Jesse Jennings, 33, of North Collins into custody on an outstanding driving while intoxicated warrant issued from the Town of Evans Court for failure to comply with the judge’s conditions. Jennings was transported to the Evans Court, police said.Narcotics arrest
At 9:38 a.m. on Monday, March 12, Town of Hamburg Police Officer Paul Randall was assisting Officers Scott Weyrough and John Bluman, who were attempting to locate Eric Reiter, 29, of Hamburg on an outstanding bench warrant from the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department for vehicle and traffic violations.
According to police, they were also advised that Reiter was driving with a suspended license.
The officers observed the suspect’s vehicle, with Reiter allegedly driving, heading into the Route 179 traffic circle.
According to police, Bluman and Weyrough attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but it cut down a side street when it observed the patrol car approaching and then it could not be located.
Randall then saw the vehicle on Route 5 near the City of Lackawanna line and he was able to stop it.
When Reiter was transported to the Hamburg Police Station, during the booking procedure a single white-colored pill, later identified as suspected Buprenorphine, a controlled substance, was found in his back pants pocket. He allegedly did not have a prescription bottle or a written prescription for the substance.
Reiter was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and controlled substance in non-original container.
Reiter was arraigned before Hamburg Justice Gerald Gorman and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail.Drinking party in Evans mostly Hamburg teens
At 12:22 a.m. on Friday, March 16, Town of Evans Police responded to a call of a loud party at a Humbolt Avenue address.
Once Officer Frederick Garrasi III arrived at the scene, he found 11 teenagers at the party in possession of and consuming beer and vodka. None of the teens were from the Town of Evans
The parents of the seven 17-year-olds, all of them from Hamburg, were contacted. The teens were ultimately released to their parents at the Evans Police Station. The four 18-year-olds from Hamburg and Boston were issued tickets and released.
All 11 teens were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21, under the alcohol beverage control law.Stop DWI arrest
New York State Troopers and West Seneca Police held a joint Sobriety Checkpoint on Sunday evening, March 18 at the on/off ramp of the Seneca Street interchange of the ST 400 Expressway as part of the Office of Erie County Stop DWI.
Five people were charged with driving while intoxicated, including a 31-year-old Hamburg woman after her breath test registered a .16 percent.
Evans man faces menacing charges
At 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, while raking stones out of his lawn onto Best Street, a dirt road, the victim was threatened by the suspect, Robert N. Rydzewski, 37, of Evans.
According to police, Rydzewski allegedly came driving up fast towards the victim in the grass before swerving at the last second.
He then allegedly stopped his vehicle, jumped out and began yelling at the victim.
Town of Evans Police Officer Douglas Tubinis observed the incident and Rydzewski was taken into custody.
He was charged with third-degree menacing and a stay away order of protection was requested.Window busted
Sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and 6:54 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, someone broke a glass window at the Fisher Bus facility on Southwestern Boulevard.
Damage to the window was set at $200.
Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.Town of Hamburg report
During the month of February the Town of Hamburg Police Dispatchers took care of 2,687 complaints.
This included 122 accident calls, 209 ambulance calls, 103 alarms, nine assaults, 12 criminal mischief, 52 domestic incidents, 17 drug, 11 loud music, 13 fire, 29 harassment and 73 larcenies.
There were 45 animal complaints, eight neighbor disputes, eight trespasses, four missing persons, 97 welfare checks, 10 community policing and seven lockouts.
Fifty-one prisoners were held in the Town of Hamburg lockup.
There were 72 accidents reported to the state and 287 police reports were filed.
Police officers issued 942 traffic violations, which included 323 for speeding, 23 were driving while intoxicated related, 52 were license/permit violations, 13 were vehicle registration violations, 31 red lights, 251 required motor vehicle equipment, 74 no inspection, 10 cell phone use, nine stop sign and nine were seatbelt violations.