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Police blotter from the Jan. 16 edition of The Sun

Two arrested for possession

Paige Petrie, 21, and Nicholas Jones, 22, both of Evans, were stopped at 11:23 p.m. on Jan. 5 by Evans Patrolman Nathan Miller.

Miller said that he observed the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

Both individuals told police they had marijuana in their possession and gave Miller the cannabis from their pockets. Both were given appearance tickets and released.

Travel ban violated

Orchard Park Police officers Pat Rizzo and Greg Sheppard stopped a vehicle driving eastbound on Lake Avenue for violating the traffic ban, at 9:52 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The operator of the vehicle, David Young, 27, of Hamburg, said that he was on his way home. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was brought to the police station.

Young was also charged with violating the town travel ban.

Extradition to Pennsylvania ordered

When a car was stopped on Route 219 in Boston on Jan. 5, passenger Robert Schaffer, 30, of Boston, Pa., gave police various false names.

During the investigation, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Hanna learned Schaffer’s proper identity and found that the subject was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Pennsylvania, for unlawful taking of property.

Schaffer was charged with false personation and held at the Erie County Holding Center, pending arraignment from the town of Boston Court and extradition to Pennsylvania.

Suspected heroin found in Hamburg hotel room

While responding to a first aid call at the Econo Lodge on Milestrip Road on New Year’s Day, town of Hamburg Police Officer Joseph Bloom reported that he saw a 32-year-old Blasdell resident lying on a bed, apparently overdosing from an unknown substance.

While giving that individual first aid, Bloom grabbed a towel off of bathroom sink, and two bundles of suspected heroin fell on the floor. Officer David Jasinski secured the substance.

Gary Grosjean, 33, of Lackawanna, told police that the heroin was his and that he had purchased it in the city of Buffalo.

The Blasdell resident was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment, but police reported that she was walking and talking on the way to the ambulance.

Grosjean was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was later released on an appearance ticket. A narcotics referral was completed by Jasinski.

Man arrested, after insulting Hamburg patrol

While town of Hamburg Police Officer David Olday was driving westbound on Route 5, coming into Hamburg from Lackawanna on Jan. 1, David Young, 27, of the town of Hamburg was driving in the passing lane, next to patrol.

According to police, Young was looking directly at patrol as he was driving, and was holding a donut in his extended right hand. “He was showing me the donut as to insult police patrol,” Olday reported, adding that he had to slow down, as Young repeatedly weaved into his lane.

After stopping the subject, Olday reported that Young had a blank stare and severely slurred, thick, slow speech. The subject also had donut frosting all over his face.

Young told police that he had taken two Suboxone® pills, to help him get off his addiction to heroin. He was placed through divided attention tests, which all showed impaired motor skills.

He was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, moving from lane unsafely and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate.

After arrival at the station, police reported that Young’s pupils were constricted and that his pulse, temperature and blood pressure were low and his muscle tone was flaccid. Young had ptosis and complained of drowsiness. Divided attention tests were given and impairment of motor skills were evident to police. Young refused to provide toxicology.

“In my opinion, Young is under a narcotic analgesic and is unable to operate a vehicle safely,” Olday reported.

Young was released to his sister and ordered to reappear in court.

Fire caused by faulty extension cord

An Evans patrolman was dispatched to a North Lane house fire at 2:09 a.m. on Jan. 5.

Upon arrival, the officer took the fire extinguisher from his patrol unit and entered the residence, with Assistant Fire Chief Guy Canonico from the Lake Erie Beach Fire Department.

When the fire was extinguished, police discovered that the blaze had been caused by a faulty extension cord that was powering an electric heater; this ignited a small pile of scrap wood. The residence had been under construction.

The contractor responded to the scene. The home was insured. No structural damage occurred, but the building incurred heavy smoke damage.

Woman steals from Chuck E. Cheese

Town of Hamburg Police Officer Joshua Eagan responded to Chuck E. Cheese, in response to a report of a theft of services.

The business manager reported that Samantha Lemke, 22, of Orchard Park, had hosted a birthday party at the establishment and left without paying the $450 bill.

The manager later contacted Lemke and asked her to return and make payment. At the time of the report, Lemke had still not returned to make restitution.

The manager left a voice mail, again telling Lemke to return to make payment, or he was going to call the police.

Eagan later contacted the business manager, to ask if Lemke had returned to make restitution. The manager said that she had not, and that he would like to file charges for theft of service.

Police sent the information to the court, with a request for a criminal summons.

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2014-01-22 | 02:38:08
B.S. Headline?
So the man was not arrested for insulting patrol, but for being high while driving a vehicle without registration? Wonder why the headline says otherwise.
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