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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Dec. 3

Petit larceny

Julian Beavers, 26, of Eaton Street, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, the manager of Spencerís Gifts stated that she observed the offender select merchandise and place it in a black shopping bag. When the offender was caught, the offender returned to the store. While in the store, the offender threw the property onto a shelf and attempted to leave the store. As offender was leaving the store, he pushed an employee, who fell to the floor. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Amanda Kocz, 27, of Veterans Drive, Lancaster 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 with a red ribbon decoration hanging from the rearview mirror. The officer patted down the offender for officer safety and felt a hard metal object on the inside of her coat pocket. At that time, the offender admitted to the officer that it was a used hypodermic syringe, loaded with heroin and a metal spoon that she had used earlier in the day. The offender also admitted to officers that she had two bundles of heroin in her possession. She was transported to police headquarters and held on a $500 cash bail, per the watch commander.

Dec. 4

Assault

Joseph Bevill, 34, of Springfield Drive, Cheektowaga and Mark Queeno, 34, of Redwood Drive, Cheektowaga were arrested for assault in the 2nd degree.

According to a police report, Queeno showed up to Bevillís house with a large ax handle, demanding that he come outside and fight. Bevill then grabbed a baseball bat from his apartment, as he was fearful that he was going to be injured by Queeno. Bevill had the opportunity to lock himself in the apartment and call the police but instead, he grabbed his baseball bat and walked out of the apartment. The offenders squared off to each other in the street, each in possession of their weapons. Queeno swung at Bevill but made little to no contact to his abdomen area. Bevill returned with a significant strike to Queenoís head. Queeno suffered severe bleeding and injury to the top of his head. Bevill was transported to police headquarters and held to see the judge. Queeno was charged and given an appearance ticket at ECMC.

Petit larceny

Katrise Guthrie, 20, of Durham Court, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee of Abercrombie and Fitch stated that while he was on the retail floor, he observed the offender select merchandise and conceal it in her purse. The offender then passed all points of sale and exited the store without paying for the property. The offender was taken into custody and held on a $250 cash bail.

Assault

Jack Abernathy, 48, of Cobb Street, Tonawanda was arrested for assault in the 3rd degree.

According to a police report, a victim reported that the offender had choked her. The victim had confronted the offender about her belief that he had been using drugs. An argument escalated and the offender became irate. While she was sitting on her bed, the offender reached out and wrapped his hands around her neck and applied pressure. The victim stated that she had to turn her head to the side in order to keep breathing. She kicked her legs at the offender and then he struck her in the left side of her face. The officer did notice a blood laceration to the left side of the victimís neck. Abernathy was arrested and held to see the judge.

Petit larceny

Pamela Adside, 49, of Ivanhoe Road, Cheektowaga and Rita Griffin, 43, of Marne Road, Cheektowaga were arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee stated that both offenders selected merchandise from the Walden Galleria mall, placed it in a shopping cart, and proceeded to the customer service desk and tried to return the merchandise. The return was denied and both offenders proceeded to exit the store, failing to make any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The offenders were transported to police headquarters and booked.

Dec. 5

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Lindsey Sonner, 27, of Broadway, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, officers noticed a suspicious vehicle sitting in a closed businessí parking lot. The offender told the officer that she had a glass crack pipe in a cigarette pack. She also admitted to being on probation for narcotics and she was currently in drug court. The offender told the officer that she was in the parking lot of Weco Tire for the purpose of prostitution. She was place under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Dec. 6

Petit larceny

Jerome Young, 31, of Brewster Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, the offender stole merchandise from Target. An employee in loss prevention stated that the offender selected merchandise and exited the store without paying. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters for booking.

Dec. 7

Aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle

Justin Liszewski, 21, of Hinchey Avenue, Lancaster was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for traveling on Harlem Road at a high rate of speed at 50 mph. Upon an approach, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana. After an identification check, it was found that the offenderís license was suspended. Police also found marijuana in the driverís side ashtray of the vehicle, of which the offender admitted was his. He was transported to police headquarters for booking.

Dec. 8

DWI

John Slowick, 48, of Meadowbrook Parkway, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for driving 20 mph over the speed limit. He was also not maintaining a lane and was weaving in and out of the left lane, into the right lane and at times and driving with the dashed lane markers in the middle of his vehicle. He was asked to perform several sobriety tests, which he failed. He was placed under arrest and refused the chemical test.

DWI

James Webb, 82, of Williamstowne, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was driving with the right rear tire out. While speaking to the offender, the officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. He was asked to perform several sobriety tests, which he failed. He also submitted to a breath test, which indicated his BAC to be .12 percent. The offender was booked and released on a $100 cash bail.

Dec. 9

Driving with a .08 percent BAC

Catherine Wietzsacker, 26, of Mayberry Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving with a .08 percent BAC.

According to a police report, the offender came very close to side swiping the car that was in the inside land. The officer asked for the offenderís driverís license, registration and insurance card. The offender was having a hard time opening the glove box where these documents were stored. As the officer was trying to tell the offender how to get into the glove box, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The offender admitted that she had been drinking. She said she was on her cell phone and that is why she swerved. As the offender exited the vehicle, she almost fell over. The officer asked if she was okay and offender stated, ďNo Iím not alright, Iím drunk. The officer asked the offender to perform a few sobriety tests, offender said, ďNo, Iím drunk and I know Iím drunk, I should not be driving but I live right down the street.Ē The offender agreed to an alcohol sensor test which showed a .19 percent BAC. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.




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