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Police report from The Sun week of June 12

Brant woman gets DWI
While on patrol on Route 62 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Deputy Theresa Nietzel arrested Tanya Vanevery, 21, of Brant, and charged her with driving while intoxicated and multiple traffic infractions, including failure to maintain lane and unsafe turn, after stopping her car on Milestrip Road. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be .12 percent. She was processed at the North Collins station and released on appearance tickets.

Nietzel, along with Deputy Brad Ballantyne, also arrested the passenger in the vehicle, Landon LeRoy, 20, of Perrysburg, and charged him with marijuana possession. He was also processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Woman dragged by tenant’s car
At about 12:05 p.m. on May 20, George Borowski, 27, of Evans, got into his car to leave the scene, to avoid being served eviction paperwork by his landlord. The landlord attempted to grab the rear passenger door handle, to place the paperwork inside, and Borowski accelerated, with her still holding onto the handle. She was dragged several feet, before she could safely release the handle and declined emergency services, several times.

Borowski was located at his parents’ house and said he did not want to take the paperwork. He was taken into custody and released on appearance tickets, to return to court at a later date.

Man arrested for throwing glass bottle
At about 12:19 a.m. on May 24, Evans police officer Bradley DiMartino was stationed at Highland School when he heard a bottle smashing on the highway from a passing vehicle. He stopped the vehicle, driven by Bryant Girdlestone, 20, of the town of Hamburg. He admitted he had thrown the bottle out the window, but lied about his birth date and was charged with false personation and depositing refuse on the highway. He was released, and will return to Evans town court, at a later date.

Man arrested for drugs
On June 6, at 8:17 a.m., Erie County Probation Officer Jeffrey Durski located Eric Martin, of Blasdell, who had an active arrest warrant out of the town of Hamburg for a probation violation. Martin’s girlfriend let Durski and into the apartment, where Martin was located in the bathroom, after just having injected suspected heroin into his arm.

He was taken into custody by Durski, who also confiscated a small amount of white powder in a plastic bag on the bathroom sink, a metal cap with residue, a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe, an opened strip of Suboxone and three additional needles.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center without bail.

Boy struck by dirt bike in park
On June 7, at about 10:12 p.m., town of Hamburg police officer John Lichon responded to the Horton Avenue playground in the town of Hamburg for a youth struck by a dirt bike. The youth had some swelling on his leg and minor scratches, and was looked at by Rural Metro. He signed off on treatment, in the presence of his father.

The operator, Kenneth Dudkowski, 19, of Basdell, said that he did strike the boy accidentally. He said that he yelled to warn the boy, but that he could not stop fast enough.

A witness said that she did see the incident unfold. A second all-terrain vehicle rider, Jacob Guido, 20, of Lackawanna, said that he and Dudkowski were riding in the park. Guido was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for trespassing, returnable to Hamburg town court.

Dudkowski was issued a ticket for reckless endangerment and trespass, as well as for leaving the scene of an accident, all returnable to Hamburg town court.

Domestic results in arrest
On May 19 at 4:18 p.m., officers Sherry Miller and Matthew Stonitch of the Evans police department responded to an Evans residence for a disturbance. According to the victim, Gregory Dunham, 29, of Buffalo, had arrived at the residence at about 1 p.m. to see their child. He became verbally abusive and was “out of control,” before he ran out of the house and punched the storm door, causing damage.

Patrol located Dunham walking down Wisconsin Road, where he was placed under arrest. The victim requested a complete stay-away order of protection, due to their past history.

Man arrested for domestic
On May 23 at 1:30 a.m., Evans police officers Scott DeJohn and Graig Leone responded to a residence in Evans for a domestic dispute. Kelly Nephew, 19, of Gowanda, had been dropped off at the residence and wanted his girlfriend to go with him. He grabbed her arm and tried to yank her out of the house.

She came to the Evans police station to sign charges, and was evaluated by Rural Metro due to a possible aggravation of an existing back and rib injury. She requested a stay away order of protection and a warrant was requested, due to the offender having left the scene. A domestic incident report was filed, and Nephew was arrested.

Buffalo man drunk driving
On June 8 at about 1:30 a.m., New York state troopers stopped a blue Chevrolet Camaro on South Park in the village of Hamburg for moving from lane unsafely. The operator, Raymond Conroy, 44, of Buffalo, showed signs of intoxication and failed roadside sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and a breath test showed his blood alcohol concentration to be .16 percent. He was issued traffic tickets to appear in the Hamburg Town Court, at a later date.

Attempted grand larceny interrupted
On June 7 at about 11:30 p.m., town of Hamburg police officer William Stowell was dispatched to Tractor Supply Co for a reported burglar alarm activation. Patrolman Ronald Braun had arrived on scene previously, and detailed a vehicle and trailer in the rear. Patrolman Todd Ehret was also on the scene.

The operator of the vehicle, Pedro Hartenstein, 41, of Colden, said he was on his way back from West Seneca where he worked and was going to pick up some wooden pallets for a bonfire. He said that he was only looking for pallets and some scrap from the dumpster.

Ehret observed a log splitter resting in the grassy area outside the gate, as well as the gate’s having been opened. Patrol contacted the key holder, who stated that the gates had been locked when she left, and the log splitter should not be outside the gate.

Upon further investigation, a bolt cutter was located underneath a stack of nearby pallets. It appeared that Hartenstein had discarded the cutters beneath the pallets, when the patrol car approached. Two missing chains and locks from the gate were also located in a nearby dumpster.

Hartenstein was arrested for attempted grand larceny, criminal trespass third, possession of burglar tools and criminal mischief fourth.

Taylor caught on warrant
On May 19 at 12:02 p.m., Lauren Taylor, 28, of Derby, was arrested by town of Evans police officers Peter Smith and Patrick Atler, on an active warrant out of the city of Buffalo.

She was taken into custody and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department.

Damon caught shoplifting
On June 6, at about 3:30 p.m., a New York state trooper arrested Matthew Damon, 49, of Hamburg, for petit larceny.

He was stopped by Tops Markets security after exiting the store on Boston State Road in the town of Boston with two six-packs of beer he was carrying in a backpack that had not been paid for at the register.

Damon was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date.
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