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Police blotter from the Aug. 29 edition of The Sun.

Man drowned at Evangola
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Neil Held and Ryan Rogers were called to assist the New York State Police in regard to a drowning victim near the break wall at the Evangola State Park in the town of Brant.

The man, who disappeared in the lake shortly before 8 p.m. on Aug. 24, was located and pulled from the lake.

Deputies performed CPR on the victim, prior to ambulance transport to Lake Shore Hospital.

WGRZ-TV identified the individual as 33-year-old Brian McCluskey of Blasdell.

The incident is under investigation by the New York State Parks Police, which issued a statement saying that McCluskey and several of his family members had entered the water in an unguarded area.

Dunkirk man arrested in Evans
Alvin Jusino, 18, of Dunkirk was observed tailgating another vehicle eastbound on Route 20 at 2:56 a.m. on Aug. 6.

Evans Police Department Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino stopped Jusino’s vehicle and the subject told police that he does not have a driver’s license or any other identification.

A computer check verified that Jusino has no driver’s license. When DiMartino confirmed the subject’s identity with the Dunkirk Police Department, it was discovered that Jusino had an active arrest warrant out of the city of Dunkirk.

The subject was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely.

He was released to the Dunkirk Police Department.

Men flee scene on motorcycle
Two men were arrested at 6:52 p.m. on Aug. 15 by Evans Police Department Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino, along with patrolmen Jeffrey Mayer, Gregory Szarowicz and Scott DeJohn, for an illegal speed contest on Lake Shore Road in Evans.

Mark A. Riley, 23, of Evans was operating an unregistered, listed motorcycle and was racing George Anthony, 25, of Evans, who was riding a registered motorcycle.

The two were racing eastbound on Lake Shore Road at 59 mph in a 30 mph speed zone. When they were asked to remain in a driveway on Lake Shore Road, Riley left the scene, driving 75 mph in a 30 mph speed zone.

Anthony also left the scene, but was apprehended, booked and released with a speeding ticket.

Riley continued to travel at a high rate of speed, refusing to stop for an Evans Police unit’s lights and siren. He was last seen back on Lake Shore Road, where patrol lost sight of him.

The subject’s father, Mark L. Riley, 44, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

When Mark A. Riley returned to the scene, he was taken into custody by Patrolman Joseph LaRosa. The pursued motorcycle was confiscated, towed and stored.

Riley was booked and released on an appearance ticket and three traffic tickets, operating a motorcycle without registered plates, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, operation of an unregistered motorcycle, operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, driving motor vehicle without proper license and illegal speed contest. Anthony was also charged for an illegal speed contest and speeding violation.

Boston troopers make arrest
A Boston trooper observed a Chevrolet pickup truck on Portervill Road in Marilla fail to stay in the designated lane. The incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 17.

The trooper stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Neil Miller, 36, of East Aurora. According to police, Miller showed signs of intoxication and failed roadside sobriety tests.

The subject was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Miller gave a voluntary breath sample and a reading of .14 percent blood alcohol concentration was received.

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

Boston trooper arrests Blasdell man for DWI
A Boston trooper observed a gray pickup truck speeding on Route 400 in the town of Elma at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 18.

The operator was identified as Michael Wilbert, 30, of Blasdell. According to police, the subject showed signs of intoxication and failed sobriety tests.

Wilbert was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. His breath sample for testing revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .16 percent.

The subject was issued traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Elma Court, at a later date.

Evans male arrested for obscene gestures
The town of Evans Police Department was informed that, while traveling on Lake Shore Road, William Weber, 28, of Evans, displayed the middle finger from both of his hands, as he drove his orange 2007 Harley® motorcycle past a pickup truck.

The incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 5. Fifteen minutes later, Weber again displayed both middle fingers at another individual on Erie Road.

The reporting victims, whose names are not being released, filed harassment charges against Weber and also asked for a stay-away order of protection from the Evans Town Court.

Town of Evans Police Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino pulled Weber over in front of the Evans Town Park and charged the individual with harassment second. A criminal summons was requested from the Evans Court.

Fatal vehicle crash reported on reservation
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reported that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a single vehicle crash on Seneca Road on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

Jamie Stuart, 58, of Brant, was traveling eastbound at 5:25 p.m. on Aug. 17, when she lost control of her 1998 Jaguar XK convertible. The vehicle flipped over and came to rest on its roof.

Stuart was examined by Gowanda Ambulance paramedics and Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Fire Company personnel and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Boston police arrest man for DWI
New York State troopers based in Boston arrested Paul Tipton, 32, of North Tonawanda for driving while intoxicated. The incident took place on Aug. 2 on Route 219 in Boston.

Tipton operated a vehicle that was stopped for going 86 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police said that the subject displayed signs of intoxication.

Tipton was given field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Boston barracks, where he was processed. The results of a breath test showed that the subject had a .14 percent blood alcohol level.

Tipton was charged with DWI and speeding and issued traffic tickets returnable to the town of Boston Court, at a later date.

Woman with drug straws arrested
After the town of Evans Police Department responded to a call on Erie Road, Kelly Ludlow, 26, of Blasdell, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The incident occurred at 9:51 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Patrolman Graig Leone found a short, black straw with a white, powdery residue, on the back of the police car. According to Leone, the accoutrements were not there prior.

Ludlow was taken to the Evans Police Station. When her possessions were searched, a second short, black straw with residue was found. She was booked and released on an appearance ticket.

Evans man gives police false name
Evans Patrolman Nathan Miller stopped a vehicle driven by Richard May, 51, of Evans, at 8:23 p.m. on Aug. 7.

May was not wearing a seatbelt. Miller reported that the vehicle’s rear license plate was folded over. A check of the numbers revealed that the plate was being used on a vehicle other than the one it was registered to.

May told Miller that he did not have his license or any other identification on his person and identified himself as Ronald May of Hamburg. He was removed from the vehicle and patted down. Patrol discovered a wallet on May’s person, with the correct ID.

The individual was placed under arrest and told police that his vehicle contained fireworks. He was transported to the Evans Police Department, where he was booked and released on $220 bail, with a return date of Aug. 19.

Man who drank 10 Molsons arrested
Evans Police Patrolman Douglas Tubinis arrested Guy Masocco, 63, of Lackawanna for driving while intoxicated at 3:57 p.m. on Aug. 18 on Erie Road in Evans.

Tubinis was dispatched to Stroh’s Bar for an accident in the parking lot. Masocco was headed up Kennedy Avenue toward Route 5.

According to patrol, Masocco was stopped; police said that he smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes and impaired speech. He passed the alphabet test, but failed the finger count and the finger touch to nose test. As Tubinis attempted to instruct the one-leg stand, Masocco said, “Just give me the Breathalyzer©.”

The subject was arrested and taken back to the town of Evans Police Station. Masocco said that he had consumed approximately 10 Molson© beers. He tested a .12 percent blood alcohol level.

Masocco was booked and released on uniform traffic tickets. His vehicle and boat were towed.
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