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Police blotter from the Feb. 20 edition of The Sun

Brant man driving from Buffalo bar arrested for DWI
Brent Thompson, 32, of Brant, was recently arrested by the town of Hamburg Police Department for driving while intoxicated, after speeding at 60 mph in a 40 mph speed zone.

Thompson’s car was traveling westbound on Lake Shore Road into the town of Hamburg; that car was reported to be unable to maintain proper lane and nearly collided with the center divider.

After pulling over the vehicle, Officer David Jasinski reported smelling alcohol. He asked Thompson to produce his license and registration, but the subject was unable to produce that paperwork.

Thompson said that he was coming from Mulligan’s Brick Bar. When asked if he had been drinking, Thompson responded that he drank a couple of vodka and cranberry cocktails. Police reported that Thompson had glassy eyes, slurred speech and an alcoholic odor on his breath. Jasinski also reported two open containers of Mike’s Hard Lemonade® located in the center console of the vehicle.

Upon being asked to complete field sobriety tests, Thompson failed the ABC’s and instead began counting, and also failed the finger count, the walk and turn, the one-legged stance and the horizontal gaze. The subject had a positive blood alcohol reading of 0.21 percent.

He was taken to the town of Hamburg Police Department for processing. Thompson’s car was towed. He was released on summons to the custody of his mother with a return court date of Feb. 11.

Buffalo man arrested
Adrian Lias, 20, of Buffalo was arrested on several charges by town of Hamburg Police Officer John Baker on Feb. 9.

The individual struck a vehicle that was stopped at a red light in front of him. Police discovered that Lias’ driver’s license had been suspended four times, by the city of Buffalo.

The vehicle contained a front-seat passenger and her four children, aged 3 – 11. The 3-year-old was in a car seat, while the other three children were not wearing safety belts.

Lias was charged with following too close, three seat belt violations, speed not reasonable and prudent and aggravated, unlicensed operation second.

Teen arrested for possession
After stopping Angola resident Adam Pisarski’s vehicle for a traffic violation in early February, Evans Patrolman Nathan Miller said that he observed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the 17-year-old’s car.

Pisarski told police, “I smoked in here yesterday,” and then handed Miller a parcel containing two bags of marijuana.

The subject was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana; police then found another bag of cannabis underneath the car’s steering wheel.

Pisarski was issued an appearance ticket.

Evans man arrested for harassment

Evans Police responded to a domestic incident on Feb. 9. The victim told police that Dale Shero, 36, of Evans was yelling at his daughter, when she attempted to intervene in the situation.

A verbal argument then ensued between the victim and Shero.

The victim said that Shero punched her three times in the thigh, shoulder and neck. Shero confirmed the story, but said that he did not touch the victim.

The reporting individual requested a stay-away order of protection. Shero was transported to Hamburg Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center, in lieu of $300 bail.

Buffalo man arrested for aggravated harassment
The Evans Police Department received a report that Kenneth Carter, 24, of Buffalo was at a local resident’s home, without invitation.

On Jan. 24, the caller told police that Carter, her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, had called her cell phone several times, prior to his arrival at the home, and screamed and shouted at the victim, calling her a “f------ b----” and had repeatedly sworn at her.

The victim refused to allow Carter to speak to her daughter; Carter accused the caller of taking his property. The victim told the suspect that, if he came to her home, she would call the police.

The victim requested charges and an order of protection. She said that Carter was operating a vehicle that belonged to and was registered to her daughter. The department of motor vehicles confirmed that report.

Evans police contacted Carter, who agreed to return to town, and met police at the local Tops Friendly Markets. The subject was transported to the Evans Police Station, where he admitted to the accusations. He was charged with aggravated harassment second – communicating in a manner likely to cause alarm, and was given appearance tickets.

Man arrested for possession
Evans Patrolman Jeffrey DeVinney was asked to investigate a report of a suspicious person on Allen Street in Angola.

Patrol located Charles Ode, 49, of Angola and asked if the offender had any weapons, drugs or alcohol in his possession. Ode replied that he did.

The subject removed a plastic container holding marijuana, as well as a metal pipe containing burnt marijuana, from his jacket pocket.

He was issued appearance tickets for unlawful possession of marijuana and released. He is scheduled to reappear in the village of Angola Court.

Woman steals perfume from department store
The town of Hamburg Police Department is investigating the theft of $530 worth of perfume from the Sears department store in the McKinley Mall.

The incident occurred on Feb. 10.

The loss prevention agent for Sears reported that he observed a white female, approximately 5 foot, 6 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair in a ponytail, wearing a blue hoodie and jeans, take nine bottles of perfume off of a shelf, place the items in her purse and walk out the door without paying for the merchandise.

The subject left in a vehicle registered to a Lewiston man. Lewiston police checked the residence, but no one was home. The Sears employee provided Hamburg Police Officer Robin Kosmowski with a copy of the security video feed.

Elizabeth Lawler of Hamburg was later charged with the theft. She informed police that she had an outstanding warrant out of the city of Buffalo and was turning herself in.

She was charged with petit larceny.

Man arrested for possession
After initiating a traffic stop on Feb. 12, town of Hamburg Police officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, which was driven by Stephen Cook, 29, of Angola.

The subject admitted to having 2 ounces of cannabis in his glove box. Officers Chandra Walsh and Jonathan Wright arrested Cook for criminal possession of marijuana.

Hamburg man arrested in Fredonia
Fredonia Troopers arrested Brian Peters, 54, of Hamburg on a felony warrant issued by the town of Hamburg Court.

Peters was found walking eastbound on Route 20 in the town of Westfield, after police said he was acting suspiciously in a Ripley restaurant.

The subject was wanted for criminal mischief third and fourth, by the village of Hamburg Police Department.

Angola woman steals car

A caller informed the Evans Police Department that Debra Rhinehart, 51, of Angola had taken a 2001 Chevrolet Impala from a Mill Street location without permission.

Several hours later, the victim told police that Rhinehart had still not returned the vehicle and was not answering her phone; he asked to press charges.

Later the same day, the victim reported that Rhinehart had texted him, saying that she had left the car in a parking lot on Isabel Street in Buffalo. The vehicle was successfully recovered.

A criminal summons for unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent was requested from the village of Angola Court.
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