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Police and fire reports from the Aug. 22 edition of The Sun

Tablet stolen from Verizon Wireless
Edward Weber, 30, of Evans, was inside the Verizon Wireless store on Erie Road in Evans at 12:06 p.m. on Aug. 8, when he was observed removing a white iPad® worth $750 from the counter and placing the item under his shirt and into his pants. He then left the store with the product. The incident was caught on video surveillance.

Evans Patrolman Luke Fioretti identified Weber and a witness, due to familiarity with both individuals.

A witness, whose name is not being released, told Fioretti that he entered the store for business and had no idea Weber was intending to steal property. Fioretti said that he believes the witness is credible and had no involvement in the theft.

Fioretti made contact with Weber via telephone but, when the individual was confronted with the evidence patrol has, he denied any involvement.

Weber agreed to meet Fioretti at a stated location, but did not arrive. He was charged with petit larceny and an arrest warrant was requested.

Marijuana confiscated
Brittney Hammond, 22, of Evans, attempted to enter the town of Evans Justice Court in possession of marijuana at 6:48 p.m. on Aug. 5.

When Hammond removed a pack of cigarettes from her pocket, to pass through the magnetometer, Evans Police found a bag of marijuana located inside the cigarette pouch.

The offender was booked and released on an appearance ticket. She was arraigned on unlawful possession of marijuana and the cannabis was confiscated.

Boston man hits mother
Cory Anderson, 25, of Chestnut Ridge Road, was investigated for a domestic dispute at 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 15.

A trooper from the Boston barracks investigated the incident and arrested Anderson for second degree harassment.

According to police, Anderson had punched his mother and was verbally abusive toward her, after she picked him up from a friend’s residence. He was arraigned before Town Justice Edward Pace of the town of Orchard Park and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center, in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

The subject is scheduled to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date. A temporary order of protection was issued.

Domestic incident results in one arrest
Jason Flick, 34, of Evans was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with criminal mischief with intent to damage property, criminal mischief – disabling equipment to prevent emergency calling to police and harassment second, physical contact.

The Evans Police Department received a call from a female victim, who reported that she was involved in a domestic incident with Flick. Patrolman Joseph LaRosa, Patrolman Graig Leone, Patrolman Thomas Crupe and Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino responded to the scene.

The victim told police that Flick had grabbed her, thrown her to the ground and caused her to sustain scratches, bruising and pain. He also grabbed a laptop computer from her hands and smashed the item. She added that, when she attempted to call 911, Flick took the phone from her hand and threw it.

The victim told police that she ran outside and reported the incident with a cell phone. She said that, while she was on the phone with police, Flick threatened to kill her.

Flick denied all of the allegations and told police, “She is just playing her game.”

The reporting individual refused medical treatment.

Police seized five long guns from the residence. According to police, there is a valid order of protection between Flick and his daughter.

Flick was taken into custody, arraigned by town of Brant Judge Peter Gugino and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center, in lieu of $1,500 cash or secured bond.

A domestic incident report was completed and a stay-away order of protection was requested.

Man arrested for DWI and possession
Town of Evans Police officers Jeffrey Mayer and Lieutenant Bradley DiMartino were dispatched to a call of erratic operation of a vehicle, driven by Louis Celia, 21, of Evans.

The incident occurred at 7:46 p.m. on Aug. 10. Patrol followed the vehicle until it stopped on Darlington Drive.

The subject’s breath screening test showed that he had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent. DiMartino indicated that Celia had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and poor balance, when standing outside the vehicle.

The subject could not state the alphabet in its proper order, passing letter G, and could not walk heel-to-toe or complete the finger-to-nose test correctly. He failed all field sobriety tests.

A search of the vehicle revealed a purple Crown Royal® bag containing a clear plastic packet with what police called a marijuana-like substance inside, as well as a black and green ceramic spoking pipe that also contained a substance.

Celia was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with .80 percent or more alcohol in blood, moving from lane unsafely, aggravated DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The subject was released to his mother.

Sign stolen from Angola business

Connors Hot Dog Stand of Lake Shore Road in Angola reported to Eden Police officers Thomas Crupe and Bruce Green Jr. that a $250 “Wiener run” advertisement sign had been stolen from the front of the business.

The incident was investigated on Aug. 10 and closed, due to low solvability factors.

Copper-coated wire stolen
Paul Jackson, an investigator for National Grid, reported that approximately 50 feet of Copperweld wire had been taken from a Delamater Road substation on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.

Patrolman Thomas Crupe and Detective Bruce Green Jr. responded to the scene.

Jackson reported that crews found a lock cut on a fence surrounding the substation and added that approximately 50 feet of copper-coated wire was cut from the substation. He estimated that it will cost between $500 and $1,000 in labor to replace.

Prior to the reporting of this incident, a town of Hamburg Police detective reported a similar theft at a substation in the town.

The case was closed, due to low solvability.
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