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Police and fire reports from the Sept. 12 edition of The Sun

Evans man arrested for possession
Evans Patrolman Scott DeJohn responded to a Lakeside Avenue residence to address an emergency medical services call at 6:48 p.m. on Aug. 20.

DeJohn located Matthew Alves, 22, of Evans, passed out on a living room chair. After patrol woke the subject, Alves said that he had been “smoking marijuana all day.”

Patrol found a small, green container with cannabis in Alves’ pocket.

Rural/Metro Corporation transported Alves to Lake Shore Hospital for evaluation. The subject was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 16.

Boston troopers make DWI arrest
At 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 25, a Boston trooper stopped a green Dodge Ram 2500 pickup on Lakeshore Road in the town of Evans for window tint and exhaust violations.

The operator was identified as Nicole Maltby, 23, of Lake Street in Angola. Police said that Maltby showed signs of intoxication; she failed roadside sobriety tests.

The subject was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and a voluntary breath sample was tested. A reading of .10 percent blood alcohol concentration was received from the breath sample.

Maltby was issued traffic tickets to appear in the town of Evans Court, on a later date.

Electrical issues force out occupants
The Evans Police Department responded to a house fire on Revere Drive at 6:36 p.m. on July 15.

Evans Center and Highland fire companies were on location, upon the police’s arrival. Fire department personnel reported that there was no fire. Smoke had ensued from an electrical issue with the resident’s washing machine.

Evans Building Inspector Chuck Labarbera was called to the scene and reported that the structure was unsafe, due to several electrical issues.

Labarbera requested that National Grid disconnect power to the home. Red Cross was notified to assist the building’s occupants in finding shelter for the night. The owner was asked to contact Labarbera’s office, to follow up on the electrical issues.

Daniel Gorham of Evans arrested for DWI
Daniel Gorham, 23, of Evans, was arrested at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 24 for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with .08 of 1 percent or more alcohol in blood and aggravated DWI.

Evans Patrolman Jeffrey DeVinney was asked to respond to an Evans location for an intoxicated driver. He spoke to a reporting witness, who said that he had heard a vehicle scrape and drive into the passenger side of his vehicle, which was parked and unoccupied. That individual said that he approached Gorham, who told him to calm down, exited his car and climbed over the hood of the vehicle, to enter the restaurant.

DeVinney observed scrape marks on the reporters’ vehicle. Gorham also struck a concrete parking bumper in front of the restaurant, moving the item 2 – 3 feet.

According to police, Gorham exhibited an order of alcohol, had glassy eyes, impaired speech and impaired motor coordination.

Gorham failed the alphabet test, saying A in place of E and B in place of V. He also failed the finger count, one-leg stand, walk-and-turn test and finger-to-nose count. His pre-screen test tested positive for alcohol.

A supporting deposition was obtained from the victim by Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino and Gorham was arrested and taken to the Evans Police Station, where he submitted to a chemical test provided by Patrolman Joseph LaRosa. The result indicated that the subject had a blood alcohol level of .24 percent.

Police said that Gorham wet himself and could not be printed or mugged, as he became belligerent, during the booking process.

The subject was placed into a cell, where he tore his clothing apart.

Gorham was released to his mother on uniform traffic tickets, returnable on Sept. 16.

Boston police make DWI arrest
A Boston trooper stopped a black Volkswagen Jetta for crossing the hazard markings on Milestrip Road in Orchard Park at 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 24.

The operator was identified as Kailea Gold, 26, of Buffalo.

The trooper said that Gold was exhibiting signs of intoxication and failed roadside sobriety tests.

The subject was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and submitted a breath sample for testing. A breath test reading of .19 percent was received.

Gold was issued traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Orchard Park Court, at a later date.

Motorcycle impounded
Town of Hamburg Police Officer Norbert Schnorr stopped Adam Elder, 27, of Buffalo for speeding on Lake Shore Road at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 27.

Patrol discovered that the subject’s motorcycle was unregistered, uninspected, uninsured and had switched an expired Texas license plate.

The vehicle was towed and an impound sheet was filed. Elder was released on summons to appear in court.

Hamburg man sets dashboard on fire
According to the town of Hamburg Police Department, witnesses reported that Joseph Blazevic, 43, of Hamburg, got into a confrontation with people at a party on Glendale Avenue on Aug. 25.

The subject entered a 2012 Ford Fusion parked in front of the residence, without permission, and lit the dashboard on fire with a lighter, doing damage in excess of $1,000.

Officer John Miller arrested Blazevic and charged the individual with criminal mischief second and arson third.

Marijuana arrest made in Evans
Evans Police Officer Nathan Miller was dispatched to an Erie Road parking lot at 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 27 for possible drug activity.

Miller discovered Tyler Capparra, 19, of Evans, in the driver’s seat and reported that the smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.

“I’m not going to lie,” Capparra said to police. “I got some weed in here. I was rolling a joint.”

The individual was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana, issued an appearance ticket and released.


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