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Police blotter for the week of August 1

Stolen vehicle reported in Angola
A victim flagged down police at 3:26 a.m. on July 5, to report that her vehicle had been stolen out of a parking lot on Lake Shore Road in Angola.
The individual said that she parked her car at 1:30 p.m., when she went into the business. She said that she left her keys in the vehicle, which was unlocked.
The Evans Police Department attempted to located the vehicle and then turned the case over to detectives.
A Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle on Buffalo Road in Irving and brought Evans detectives to the scene.
The driver’s side window had been left open and identification cards and debit or benefit cards were located, next to the vehicle.
The vehicle was photographed and towed, by Evans Mechanical. Police attempted to call the subject listed on the identification cards, but the numbers did not go through.

Dryer fire causes little damage
Town of Evans Police patrol was dispatched to a Derby Road residence for a fire in a clothes dryer.
Upon arrival, the officers observed heavy smoke in the home’s basement.
Highland and North Evans fire companies arrived and extinguished the fire, located in the dryer’s drum. They removed the appliance from the building and, per Chief Nick Mecca, did not identify the building inspector, since there was no structure damage. The fire was mostly contained to the dryer.
The incident occurred on July 19.

North Collins resident arrested
Mashaun Jimerson, 27, of North Collins was arrested by Evans Police personnel on July 19, for exposure of a person.
The subject was observed urinating in a parking lot on Lake Shore Road, exposing herself to cars on the roadway.
Jimerson was taken into custody, transported to the police station, booked and released on an appearance ticket, returnable to the Evans Town Court on Aug. 5. She was released to a relative.

Disorderly conduct charge
Evans Police Department personnel was dispatched to Erie Road at 9:46 p.m. on July 24, in response to a fight complaint.
Upon arrival, patrol observed Barry Moss, 51, of Evans, lying on the floor with a 79-year-old individual on top of him, holding Moss down. According to police, the subject was yelling, screaming and swearing.
Moss was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
A witness said that she confronted Moss about placing his bleeding elbow onto the bar. She said that he became belligerent and attempted to punch another individual.
Rural/Metro evaluated Moss’s elbow, before the subject was placed into Evans lockup. He was held until sober, when he was released, on appearance tickets.

SPCA called in on animal cruelty case
At 5:36 p.m. on July 18, Evans Police Department patrol responded to a report that several dogs or puppies had been left outside, with no food or water.
Upon arriving on location, the patrol found a deceased, black lab female dog, approximately 5 months old, wrapped around a metal stake in the ground. Four other 5-month-old labs were also tied to trees and metal stakes. Two adult black labs, one female and one 4-year-old male dog were also tied on two zip lines, in the yard.
Police said that, due to the conditions in the yard and because of the temperature outside, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was contacted.
Senior Agent Christina Vitello and Rescue Agent William Heine responded. Vitello took photos of the scene and all seven dogs were removed from the property.
The investigation was turned over to the SPCA. Charges are pending.

Evans arrest
Katherine Rankus, 33, of Evans was arrested for disorderly conduct, refusing to move on, after she caused a disturbance in the street in front of a Revere Drive residence.
Evans Police Department patrol was responding to a report of a structure fire at 6:51 p.m. on July 15, prior to the incident.
Rankus was asked to leave the area and responded to the officers with vulgar language.
The offender was taken into custody, booked and arraigned in front of a judge. She was released on her own recognizance.

Police confiscate marijuana
While completing routine patrol on July 7, town of Hamburg Police Officer Jonathan Cross observed a 2001 Toyota Avalon’s traveling eastbound on Route 5. The operator and sole occupant, Douglas Saunders, 27, of Hamburg, was driving without a seatbelt.
Following a traffic stop on Versailles Road, Saunders was asked if he had marijuana in his car, after Cross said he smelled an odor emanating from the vehicle.
Saunders pulled a glass jar from a backpack, located in the front seat of his vehicle, and said that was the only marijuana he had, in his possession.
A search of the vehicle did not reveal any further contraband. Saunders was cited for a seatbelt infraction and was transported to the town of Hamburg Police Station, to be processed.
The subject was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and released on an appearance ticket.

Hamburg woman found with narcotics
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a town of Hamburg female for narcotics possession, following a traffic stop in the city of Buffalo.
While working on the strike force detail, sheriff’s deputies Brandon Stott and Daniel Milbrandt arrested 27-year-old Kelly Kauffman of Hamburg, after conducting a traffic stop on Genesee Street in Buffalo.
Kauffman was found to have narcotic pills, not in a prescribed container, in her possession. The subject was also found to be in possession of marijuana.
She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance not in the original container.
Kauffman was released on appearance tickets, returnable to the city of Buffalo Court, at a future date.

Warrant served
Town of Evans Police served a town of Hamburg warrant on Katherine Rankus, 33, of Evans at 9:23 p.m. on July 24.
Rankus was taken into custody, transported to Route 5 at Eighteenmile Creek Bridge and turned over to the Hamburg Police Department.
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