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Police Blotter for Oct. 11, 2012 for the towns of Evans, North Collins and Brant

Suspect provides false information to Sheriff’s

While on patrol on Wednesday, Oct. 3, Erie County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jeff Hicks stopped two suspicious males on bicycles, as one had littered in the presence of Hicks on Southwestern Boulevard.

As Hicks was talking to the pair, he learned that they were traveling to Illinois. A DMV check showed that one of the males’ information was not coming back to Hicks as it was provided.

A check of the suspects’ wallet was conducted, with proper identification showing that the suspect had lied to the deputy about his name in order to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Clinton County for Violation of Probation.

Matthew Henderson, 28, of Brant was charged with criminal impersonation and on the outstanding warrant from Clinton County. He was transferred to the Erie County Holding Center to await to be picked up by the Clinton County Sheriff’s office.

NC man uninjured after knocking down a pole

Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hicks responded to a call that a driver of a dump truck left a driveway and the trucks’ dump box pulled down a telephone pole, a transformer and left live electrical wires down on Dupont Road in Collins on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The road was closed and the driver of the truck, Walter Cawthard, 62, of North Collins, was struck in the cab of the truck until National Grid could respond and shut the power off.

Sheriff’s said Cawthard, who was driving a dump truck from Mammoser Farms of Eden, was not injured in the accident.

Rear window smashed in the Town of Evans

Sometime between around midnight and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, a complainant told Town of Evans Police that the rear window of their vehicle was “smashed out” by someone who used a rock to cause the damage.

The vehicle had been parked in a lot and police said the complainant is the brother of the victim, who is the registered owner.

Police said the complainant uses the vehicle regularly and believes he may have known who is responsible for the damage, an acquaintance of a mutual friend.

The complainant told officers he and the person he believes caused the damage had a verbal confrontation with the suspect on a cell phone back in January. When police called the suspect, he denied any involvement and at that time the case was closed.On Oct. 3, the complainant and a witness reported to police that he witnessed the incident and provided a deposition to police.

Then on Oct. 7, the complainant returned to the Town of Evans Police to file charges against a pair of individuals. Police said they made several attempts to contact both offenders.

Vehicle ‘keyed’ at parking lot in Evans

At about midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 2, a complainant told Town of Evans Police that their vehicle was “keyed” in a parking lot on Erie Road.

Police said the vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side doors.

According to officers, the owner of the vehicle did file criminal charges, but there are no suspects at this time.

Pair of men, tracking wounded deer, charged

A pair of men, who told Town of Evans Police Patrolman Tracey O’Donnell that they were tracking a wounded deer, are each facing a trespass charge after they were spotted on the south east portion of a Delameter Road property at 10:16 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Eugene J. Ziccarelli, Jr., 45, of Evans and Joel P. Cybart, 49, of Fredonia, were each cited for trespass.

Evans woman facing drug-related charges

Just before midnight on Monday, Oct. 1, Town of Evans Patrolmen Jeffrey Mayer and Matthew Stonitsch responded to the Tops Market on Erie Road in regards to a confused person.

When officers arrived, they were met by employees, who said the woman was in the restroom and incoherent.

Officers, who were accompanied by female employees of Tops, entered the restroom and located the woman, who was identified as Melanie M. Mogavero, 21, of Evans.Police observed her purse next to her, wide open. Inside of the purse was a hypodermic needle and officers placed her in custody.

According to officers, inside of the purse were several needles, a box of Suboxone, six Suboxone strips in a plastic bag, two alleged crack pipes and six white packets containing alleged heroin residue. Officers said Mogavero told them she was using heroin that day. She was then transported to the station.

Mogavero was charged with controlled substance in non original container, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Evans PD arrest pair of individuals on warrants

• At about 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, Town of Evans Detective Bruce Green, Jr., and Patrolman Brian Kauzala responded to anonymous information that James G. Kukavica, 36, was staying at a Commercial Street address with a female named “Jennifer” and that there was a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant was confirmed by the West Seneca Police Department, and he was also wanted by the New York State Police.

When police arrived, Kukavica was located inside a bedroom at the Commercial Street residence and was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported by Kauzala and handed over to West Seneca Police at a meeting point in Hamburg.

Dispatch also made several attempts to inform the State Police that Kukavica was in custody, without success.

• At about 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, Patrolman Sherry Miller was flagged down by a pair of complainants on Mill Street who said they were told by Mitchell R. Lawrence, 26, of Angola that there was a warrant for his arrest.

Officers stopped Lawrence and he confirmed to them that he did have a warrant for his arrest by the Erie County Sheriff’s Department on drug-related charges.

Lawrence was arrested and turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department at the Evans Police Station.

Evans woman drove with a suspended license

Town of Evans Lieutenant Michel Masullo and Patrolman Frederick Garassi III observed a vehicle cross over the hazard markings three times at 8:51 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 on Lake Shore Road.

Officers activated the emergency lights and pulled the vehicle over.

A computer check revealed that the vehicle had an expired registration and no insurance,

A license plate check then revealed that Marti L. Schramm, 35, of Evans had her license suspended for a prior driving while intoxicated charge and failure to pay in the Town of Evans.

Schramm was then taken into custody and charged with several charges, including changing lanes (over the hazard markings), operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation (a mandatory suspension), and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Evans male facing attempted petit larceny

A 19-year-old Hamburg male is facing a pair of charges after a victim called Town of Evans Police to say he was trespassing at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. When Patrolmen Brian Kauzala and Detectiv Bruce Gree, Jr. arrived, Tyler H. Miller was observed leaving the Holland Road residence. A further investigation revealed that Miller was arranging scrap metal, belonging to the complainant, so he could take the property and return it to a metal processor. Miller was taken into custody and processed at the Town of Evans Police Department on charges of trespassing and attempted petit larceny.


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