Police blotter from the March 27 edition of The Sun
Thursday March 27, 2014 | By:Press Release |
Three family members arrested in Evans
While searching for Dakota Sugg, 19, of Angola on March 15, in response to a valid warrant, Evans Patrolman Jeffrey Mayer located the subject in the trunk of a car parked at an Orchard Avenue residence.
Mayer and Patrolman Nathan Miller removed the offender from the trunk; the subject began resisting police, and was told that he would be tased if he did not cease fighting. The patrolmen reported that Sugg said, “F--- off. I didn’t f------ do anything.”
Police deployed a taser, striking the subject in the chest. Sugg was arrested for disorderly conduct/violent behavior, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration second.
The subject’s mother, Roxanne Wood, 43, of Silver Creek began pushing police and using abusive language, according to the officers. She was arrested for obstructing governmental administration second, harassment second (physical contact) and disorderly conduct (unreasonable noise).
Police said that Wood’s other son, Cody Sugg, 20, then became belligerent and used obscene language. He was arrested for disorderly conduct (obscene language/gestures) and taken into custody.
All three were booked at the Evans Police Department. Wood and Sugg were released on appearance tickets. Dakota Sugg was arraigned before Judge Anthony Barone and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center.
Car parked on railroad tracks destroyed
At 9 p.m. on March 18, the town of Hamburg Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle stopped on the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the Bayview Road crossing, between Route 5 and Willowdale Avenue.
A westbound Norfolk Southern freight train subsequently struck the unoccupied vehicle, which was demolished.
No one was injured, as a result of the incident.
Police investigation into the matter found that John Ridlespurg, 45, had intentionally parked his girlfriend’s car on the tracks, after a domestic dispute.
Ridlespurg was arrested and is currently being held in the town of Hamburg Police lockup, pending arraignment on numerous charges.
Marijuana and window tint arrest
Town of Hamburg Police Officer Jonathan Cross observed a vehicle with tinted windows that violated New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, and pulled over the driver, Mohammed Ahmed, 21, of Hamburg.
Cross said that he smelled an overwhelming odor of air fresheners coming from the car, as well as the smell of marijuana. Based on probable cause, the officer asked Ahmed to step out of the vehicle, while he searched the car. Gross found a bag of marijuana wrapped inside a towel on the front passenger seat.
The subject’s windows were tested, and found to be blocking 60 percent of light, confirming the traffic violation. Ahmed was issued an appearance ticket for the marijuana possession and was given uniform traffic tickets for the window tint violations.
Hamburg warrant served
Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Krypel stopped a vehicle in Boston for an unspecified traffic offense on March 15.
Police discovered that the vehicle’s passenger, Raymond Malachowski of Hamburg, was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant from the village of Hamburg Police Department.
Malachowski was turned over to the Hamburg Village Police Department.
Students arrested for possession
School Resource Officer Deputy Ben Pisa investigated a recent complaint received from the principal at the North Collins Junior-Senior High School involving two students who had taken a controlled substance.
Police determined that one student had ingested a controlled substance prescribed to her father, had brought the medication to school and given it to another student.
Both students, whose names are being withheld because of their ages, were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and issued appearance tickets for a future date. Both were turned over to their parents.
Drunk driver wraps car around tree
Town of Eden Police responded to a one-car crash on Route 62 in the town of Eden at 7:40 p.m. on March 12.
Police reported that a car had struck the end of a guide rail, while traveling backward, then had gone down a ravine and rested against a large tree.
The impact caused the engine compartment to separate from the occupant compartment, and bend around the tree.
According to police, it took Eden Emergency Medical Services and Rescue, along with the Eden Fire Department, an hour to extricate Terrence Klodzinski, 39, of Hamburg, from the vehicle.
Rescuers repelled down the steep terrain to get to the subject. Klodzinski was then transported to the Erie County Medical Center.
Eden Town Justice Melissa Zittel arraigned Klodzinski. The subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations, and was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Brad Ballantyne and Jon Hanna stopped a vehicle in Boston for an inadequate muffler on March 15.
The driver, 44-year-old Mark Lucas of Buffalo, was arrested for unlawful marijuana possession and was also cited for the muffler.
The subject was released on appearance tickets.
Open burning charge
Evans police officers Michael Masullo and Thomas Castle were recently called to respond to an open burning complaint. Upon arrival, police observed a fire 15 feet in height and 10 feet by 10 feet in width, burning approximately 10 feet from the residence. The contents of the fire were furniture and garbage.
Arthur Matonti, 61, of Eden approached Masullo and reported that he was burning contents from past tenants. Matonti agreed to put out the fire.
Matonti was charged with burning a bonfire on private land fewer than 35 feet from a structure. He was issued an appearance ticket.
Warrant arrest made
Evans Police arrested 19-year-old Katrina Beiter of Buffalo for driving with a suspended license.
While running the subject’s name, Officer Ralph Maslach discovered an arrest warrant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.
Beiter was turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
Hamburg man arrested
Boston state troopers arrested Craig Kempston, 23, of Hamburg for driving while intoxicated.
Kempston’s vehicle was stopped for an expired inspection; the subject was found to be intoxicated, after several field sobriety tests.
His blood alcohol concentration level was 0.13 percent. Kempston was issued traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date.
Obstructing government arrest
At 7:08 p.m. on March 15, Evans Patrolman Jeffrey Mayer reported that Krystle Jost, 21, of Angola prevented a lawful police officer from performing his official duties.
The subject harbored a fugitive who was fleeing from police. Mayer said that Jost was uncooperative, allowing the fugitive to jump from a window and run.
Jost was arrested for obstructing governmental administration second.
Teen arrested for domestic
After arguing with his mother on March 15, Joshua Heimerl, 17, of Evans reportedly turned up his stereo volume. When Heimerl was asked by his mother’s friend to turn his music down and he refused, the argument turned physical.
When the subject’s mother called police, Heimerl ran from the residence. After a short chase, Evans Patrolman Ralph Maslach apprehended the offender.
A domestic incident report was filed and a victim’s right sheet was issued. Heimerl was arrested for harassment second (physical contact) and disobeying a mandate.
The subject was arraigned before Judge Anthony Barone and was released on appearance tickets.
Man pleads guilty to all charges after arrest by Evans PoliceSean Reed Jr., 26, of Niagara Falls, recently pled guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon, third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree criminal possession of marijuana and third degree assault, after being arrested by the town of Evans Police, last May.
According to Evans Chief Ernest Masullo, the New York State Police had notified the Evans Police Department that Reed was in the company of a 17-year-old missing person.
Evans Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino located Reed’s vehicle in Angola on May 22 and noted that the victim had visible facial injuries. He also reported smelling marijuana coming from Reed’s vehicle, and discovered 35 glass jars full of cannabis in the subject’s 1999 Cadillac Escalade.
DiMartino and Patrolman Joseph LaRosa discovered a semiautomatic handgun inside Reed’s apartment and arrested the subject on several counts.
The district attorney’s office informed the Evans Police Department that Reed was going to plead guilty to all charges, which he did on March 14. The subject will be sentenced in April.