Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
Thursday January 10, 2013 | By:Jennifer Lysiak, Lancaster Editor |
LANCASTER- Dec. 29
At 10 p.m., patrol responded to a Sixth Avenue residence for a report of petit larceny from a vehicle. Patrol spoke with the complainant who stated between 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 and 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, some unknown person (s) went into her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway and left unlocked.
The vehicle had no damage, but the complainant stated to patrol she found the glove box open when she came out to her vehicle in the morning. She added that her purse was inside the glove box. The listed items stolen included her New York State driverís license and $200 in cash, as well as several credit/debit cards.
Patrols advised the complainant to cancel all credit cards stolen. The total of property stolen was listed at $235.
Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
At 3:36 a.m., patrol was traveling on Transit Road and observed 2007 Kia Optima heading north in violating of an equipment violation- no/inadequate lights. Patrol conducted a traffic stop.
The subject, Shane E. Sallerson, 29, of Rochester City, presented patrol with an Arizona identification. A check of Sallersonís license returned with operating privileges suspended- court action required. A New York State license check also returned with canceled/suspended operating privileges.
During an interview with Sallerson, patrol was able to observe two small plastic bags located on the floor of the vehicle near Sallersonís feet and alongside the driverís seat near the door. The items observed were known patrol to be used for drug packaging and sale.
When questioned concerning possible drug activity, Sallerson denied it. Sallerson was taken into custody at that time. During a search of the vehicle, patrol located a Seneca cigarette box in the storage area of the driverís door containing one hypodermic needle/instrument and an empty glassine bag.
When confronted with the items, Sallerson admitted to ownership. Sallerson was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, aggravated unlicensed operation, and an equipment violation.
Sallerson was arraigned before Judge Montour and bail was set at $2,500. Sallerson was taken to the Erie County Holding Center.
Patrol responded at 9 a.m. to a Sixth Avenue address for another report of a petit larceny. The complainant stated that sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. this morning some unknown person (s) entered her vehicle.
The vehicle was not damaged and left unlocked in the complainantís driveway. When the complainant came out in the morning everything in her car was tossed around. The only thing missing from the vehicle was some loose change, totaling $12.
Patrol did observe one set of footprints in the snow around the side of the complainantís house that went west toward Sherwood Avenue. The area will be frequently patrolled.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
While conducting premises checks at 10:51 p.m., patrol observed two vehicles parked on the east end of the parking area of Court Street School. As patrol approached, patrol could detect a lot of movement inside of the vehicle and observed two white males bent over in the front seat and they appeared to be attempting to hide something.
Both males were seated in the front seat of a 2006 Saturn Ion. The driver was Justin E. Mangold, 20, of Lancaster, and seated in the passenger seat was David M. Aoun, 20, of Lancaster. As patrol spoke with both males, patrol detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana.
When asked, Aoun admitted to possessing marijuana. Both offenders were removed from the vehicle, searched, cuffed, and placed into patrolís vehicle. Also, patrol located in plain view in the back seat of the vehicle a glass mason jar with a green vegetable matter, consistent with marijuana. Patrol also located a glass smoking pipe in the rear seat. Aoun admitted ownership to these items.
Mangold stated that the marijuana was in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle found a baggie with a green vegetable matter with the consistency and appearance of marijuana and also a glass smoking pipe, under the center console.
Mangold stated he has purchased a 1/8 of an ounce of marijuana from Aoun for $45. Mangold refused to give a signed statement. He was issued an appearance ticket and released at the scene.
Aoun was transported to the station. After a search of his person and property no money could be located. When Aoun was confronted with the information of selling marijuana, he admitted to selling it in the past, but stated he has not sold to Mangold in about a week. Aoun was asked to consent to a search of his cell phone, but he refused.
Patrol was unable to gather any further information to substantiate a criminal sale charge. Aoun was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and released on his own recognizance. Both offenders are scheduled to appear in town court in early February.
Driving While Intoxicated
At 4:47 a.m., patrol observed a gray Chevrolet Malibu pull out of the driveway of 493 Aurora St., onto Aurora Street then back into the driveway into a snow bank.
The vehicle then pulled forward into the road and backed into the same snow bank two more times. Patrol initiated a traffic stop. During a conversation with the operator, Kenneth W. Moultrie Jr., 23, of Buffalo, glassy eyes, impaired speech, impaired motor coordination and the odor of an alcoholic beverage were all immediately noticeable.
Moultrie stated he had been drinking at the residence and he was going to 7-11 to purchase cigarettes, but changed his mind and was trying to park his car in the driveway.
After the performance and failure of several field sobriety tests and a PBT screen of .18 percent BAC, Moultrie was arrested for unsafe backing of vehicle, DWI, and operation of a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood.
Moultrie is scheduled to appear in town court on Jan. 17.
At 4:55 p.m., patrols were patrolling the parking lot of the Walmart Store, located at 4975 Transit Road. While at the store, patrols were approached by a loss prevention officer.
The loss prevention officer stated that a subject had just stolen some cell phones and fled the store on foot. As patrols were checking the parking lot for the subject, the complainant, another loss prevention officer, was on the phone with dispatch advising them of a larceny that had just occurred.
Patrol located the subject and took him into custody. The complainant met patrols in the parking lot and identified the subject, David R. Dennis, 32, of Blasdell, as the one that had stolen the cell phones. Dennis was escorted to the storeís security office. Patrols located three Cricket Cell Phones in their boxes concealed underneath Dennisís coat.
The phones are valued at $159.88 each, $479.64 total. Dennis was transported to the station and charged with petit larceny. He was released on $100 bail and is scheduled to appear in town court in February.