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Police blotter from the Nov. 21 issue of The Sun

Man charged with possession


While Anthony Bonafede, 29, of Evans was in custody at the Evans Police Station at 2:35 p.m. on Oct. 23, a white, oval-shaped pill inscribed with “603” fell from his left front shirt pocket.

The offender turned the pill over to Evans Detective Bruce Green. The item was bagged, sealed and placed in evidence.

The pill was later discovered to be Alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance.

The offender was charged with possessing controlled substances in a non-original container and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Evans resident arrested for several larcenies

Evans Patrolman Gregory Szarowicz was dispatched to attempt to locate a gold SUV, occupied by Edward Weber, 30, of Evans and an unknown male, at 4:58 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Police were told that Weber was involved in an attempted larceny at Radio Shack on Erie Road in Evans. Patrol checked the area, with negative results. The reporting individual told police that Weber had entered the store along with an unknown white male, who distracted the cashier while Weber removed a box from a locked slide rack.

The reporting party told police that the offender walked toward the back of the store, while attempting to conceal a Samsung Galaxy Prevail® under his clothing. The employee confronted Weber, who put the item on the counter and left the store.

The subject is a suspect in recent larcenies from Verizon Wireless and had been placed on a store watch list.

Police developed a phone array and administered the same to the complainant, who identified Weber immediately. Supporting deposition was obtained and the subject was charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief – intent to damage property.

Evans Police will request a criminal summons from Evans Court.

Brant man arrested on warrant

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Tom Vanwie and Gary Mosier arrested 42-year-old Thomas Pellette of Brant on an outstanding warrant from family court.

The subject was transported to the Erie County Holding Center, pending his appearance in family court.

Multiple departments respond to structure fire

Evans patrolmen responded to a report of a structure fire at 11:42 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Patrolman Kenneth Kloss met with a complainant, who said that smoke and fire were coming from a crawl space area under the house, which was unoccupied. Kloss and Patrolman Nathan Miller went door-to-door, to alert neighboring homeowners about the fire.

Local fire departments, including Evans Center, Highland, Lake Erie Beach and Brant, with assistance from Eden and Scranton, arrived on the scene. Farnham and North Evans assisted on standby.

As the fire continued to burn, smoke was seen coming from the roof eaves and under the house; the blaze was eventually extinguished by the volunteer fire companies. The Erie County sheriff’s fire investigation unit, Evans Detective Bruce Green and the building inspector arrived on the scene and an enclosure company was contacted.

Fire investigators later said that the fire had originated in wiring in the attic; this was the single ignition point in the residence.

Woman arrested

Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Lazarczyk stopped a vehicle operated by 53-year-old Bonita Caulcrick of Westfield in Brant.

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Caulcrick’s vehicle had a suspended registration, due to an insurance lapse.

The car was towed and the subject will appear at a later date, in the town of Brant Court.

Two arrested in string of area burglaries

Erie County sheriff’s deputies Neil Held and Ryan Roger responded to an alarm call at Shelly’s Convenience Store on Main Street in North Collins on Oct. 15.

Police found that a brick had been thrown through the glass door and that numerous items had been taken from the business. A neighbor witnessed the break-in and gave a description of the male and female who had fled the scene. Information was forwarded to all Western New York police agencies.

The Buffalo Police Department stopped a car with a male and female matching the description reported by the witness, and property from the store was recovered in the stopped vehicle.

The city of Buffalo Police turned the two suspects over to the sheriff’s department. Joshua Bish, 24, of West Seneca and Alexis Andrews, 21, of Angola were arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is working with surrounding police agencies, as Bish and Andrews are suspects in similar burglaries in surrounding jurisdictions.


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