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Police Reports for the Journal week of June 28

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls in Boston, Colden, Concord, Sardinia and Springville between June 7-20. Following is a sampling of the events:

Boston

– Patrol investigated four property damage automobile accidents in Boston between June 7-20.

Colden

– Patrol investigated two property damage automobile accidents in Colden between June 7-20.

Concord

– Patrol investigated five property damage automobile accidents in the town of Concord between June 7-20.

– Patrol arrested David Smith, 28, of Arcade, for unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on North Street. He was released on appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.

– June 20, Patrol arrested Charles Mueller, 21, of Springville, for unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Mill Street. He was released on appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.

Sardinia

– Patrol investigated one property damage automobile accident in the town of Sardinia between June 7-20.

– June 13, Patrol arrested Azariah Schwartz, 29, of Chaffee for driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and other related charges following a traffic stop on Olean Road. Schwartz was held at the Erie County

Holding Center and is scheduled to appear in Sardinia Court at a later date.

Springville

Patrol investigated five property damage automobile accidents in the village of Springville between June 7-20.

– June 19, Patrol arrested Kasey Klein on an outstanding warrant. Klein was held at the ECHC pending arraignment.

Springville Police Department

June 17, Patrol assisted the village code enforcement officer with a vendor permit for soliciting the village.

– June 17, Patrol investigated a complaint of criminal trespass at Tim Hortons.

– June 17, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a domestic incident on Franklin Street.

– June 17, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a welfare check of a subject on Franklin Street.

– June 17, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a suspicious situation on North Buffalo Street.

– June 17, Patrol assisted with traffic for an automobile accident on Springville-Collins Road.

– June 19, the department’s Commercial Truck Enforcement Unit and the New York State Department of Transportation performed truck inspections on North Cascade Drive.

– June 19, Patrol investigated a report of a hit and run automobile accident at Wal-Mart and were able to locate the subject who drove off.

– June 19, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a combative patient at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

June 20, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with suspicious youths on Mill Street.

June 20, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a personal injury automobile accident on Route 39 at Spooner’s Gulf.

– June 20, Patrol investigated a suspicious vehicle on Mill Street and assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with an arrest.

– June 21, Patrol advised a subject of their illegal dumping on Franklin Street.

– June 21, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with an arrest on South Cascade Drive.

– June 21, Patrol performed community policing at the Relay for Life.

– June 21, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a youth who had a knife at Springville Youth Inc. park.

– June 21, Patrol investigated an animal complaint on Colonial Drive.

– June 21, Patrol assisted Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a disturbance and vehicle chase that was headed toward Springville.

Drug raids net arrests

The execution of two separate warrants in conjunction with the Hamburg Police Department in the towns of Boston and Sardinia on June 18 was announced by Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard. The raids were conducted in the early morning hours resulting in felony arrests for narcotics and firearms.

Deputies raided the residence of Glen Morgan, 32, of 12099 Allen Road in Sardinia. There deputies seized more than a pound of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and LSD. Morgan was charged with two felonies and four misdemeanors including endangering the welfare of a child.

In the town of Boston, deputies, assisted by Hamburg Police detectives, raided a dwelling at 6502 Omphalius Road. During the execution of the warrant, officers seized marijuana, cocaine, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and weapons. Arrested were Jamie Musser, 33; Lawrence J. Musser, 31; Thomas J. Musser, 22 and Lawrence H. Musser, 60. Three members of the Musser family: Jamie, Lawrence J. and Lawrence H., were charged with two felonies and various misdemeanors. Thomas Musser was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration for attacking Hamburg detectives during the execution of the warrant.

Officers indicated that this is the third warrant execution at this address for suspected illegal activity.

Senior Detective Alan Rozansky stated, “We haven’t seen LSD in blotter form in several years. Also, we are noticing continued growth of crystal meth use outside of the city; this is becoming a real issue in the rural areas.”

All individuals were transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

Accident on Route 39 injures three

A two-car personal injury automobile crash on Route 39, in the town of Concord, on June 20, sent three people to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

At approximately 7:59 p.m., a 2008 Dodge van, operated John Sunick III, 34, of South Dayton, was traveling west bound on Route 39 and rear-ended 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, which was also traveling west bound on Route 39. Sunick was transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville for treatment of a hand injury.

The Chevrolet Blazer was being operated by David Richter, 41, of Perrysburg. He was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medcial Center for treatment and was listed in stable condition. A passenger in the vehicle, Tanya Richter, 39, also of Perrysburg, was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and charges are pending.

Levergood charged with grand larceny

Kimberly Levergood was arrested on June 8 for grand larceny in the fourth degree, petit larceny, identity theft in the second degree and attempted identity theft in the third degree.

According to the State Police based in Machias, 43-year-old Levergood had stolen and used a debit card without permission to purchase goods and obtain money. She was processed in the Town of Machias Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 property bond.

Dupere charged with weapon possession

Ryan Dupere, of Delevan, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree on June 14.

State Police based in Machias arrested the 24-year-old after an investigation found him to be in possession of metal knuckles. Dupere was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date.
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