AUGUST 1999 MONTHLY REPORT
Miscellaneous calls for police assistance
Criminal complaint investigations
Assistance to other departments
Traffic summons issued for the month
Community Policing details
Reserve Police Hours
Animal Control complaints
Miles patrolled - marked patrol car
NOTES & FACTS FROM THE POLICE BLOTTER
* Numerous youths were stopped and sent home for riding bicycles without proper helmets.
Parents are reminded that children under 14 are required to wear an approved helmet.
If you have difficulty obtaining one, please call our office.
- Police on patrol found a west wall of the Eden High School vandalized.
Apparently someone who was unhappy with the school's requirement that
students must turn in a book report done over the summer, spray
painted "No Reports" on the wall.
- A victim of mailbox vandalism contacted the police on 8/2/99
reporting his mailbox was blown up at 11:30 P.M. the night before.
It appeared damaged by an M-80 type device.
- Police arrested a 19 year old Buffalo youth for Criminal Trespass after
he returned to a Jennings Road home after having been removed without charges on
a number of occasions. As recent as the night before, he was removed by the
police and also charged with Driving While Suspended.
Responding police on August 5th found him hiding under a bed.
He was arraigned and sent to the Holding Center on $1,000 bail.
- $768.00 worth of CB radio equipment and antenna's were taken from a
vehicle parked on Eden Evans Center Road on August 5th.
The owner of the locked vehicle also reported his wallet with cash and
personal papers were also taken.
- Police arrested a Hamburg man for felony DWI after he was observed
passing a red light at Main and Church Street. The driver, who was southbound
on RT 62, stated that he was headed home. After his refusal to take a
breathalyzer test, he was arraigned by Judge Cooper.
Cooper suspended his driver's license immediately and released him after
he posted $750.00 bail.
- Police also arrested a Buffalo man for DWI later that evening, after
responding to a report of a fight between him and a girlfriend on RT 62 and Sandrock Road.
- Police petitioned 2 youths to Family Court for Juvenile Delinquency after
a property owner caught them spray painting graffiti on his Hemlock Road business.
The victim, along with several of his neighbors, have had problems with vandals
for over a month.
- A Gowanda man was stopped on RT 62 in Eden after a report was
received that he had just entered a garage and stole property while the owner held a yard
sale. Police recovered the property and it was returned to
the owner who refused to press charges.
- A Derby Road resident reported nearly $2,600 worth of
cash, CD's, tapes, and audio equipment was stolen from his locked vehicle
on August 14th.
- A 30 year old male was flown to ECMC by helicopter with back and lower leg
injuries after he fell from the roof of his house. The man was knocked
to the ground after coming into contact with the electric lines attached to his home.
- A Bley Road resident reported they found their garage had been
burglarized on 8/13/99. Police have charged a 13 year old youth in Family Court for the
offense. Charges may be pending against another minor. Items that were stolen were
recovered at an Eden home, also at a home in Hamburg.
- A road safety check on 8/15/99, conducted with NYS Traffic Safety funds,
lead to 69 summons being issued. Most were for no seat belts.
A Cheektowaga man who was observed changing places with his passenger as he drove up to
the site was arrested for Driving While Suspended.
Later, another motorist was also charged with Driving While Suspended.
After stopping him for having an expired inspection, police learned
he was suspended for his failure to answer another ticket he received in Eden in June of 1997.
- An early morning accident on 8/28/99 lead to a DWI charge being
placed against a N. Main Street resident.
At 4:15 A.M., Alvin Clark, Bley Road in Eden, reported he was southbound on
RT 62 when he was struck by a vehicle from behind.
Clark lost control of his vehicle damaging several pieces of property near
the Highway Department and Dr. Halls. Clark reported the individual who
had hit him kept going, only to return a short time later with another person.
They drove him to his home. There, police arrived and after some time,
the driver admitted to his involvement.
- A 17 year old Eden youth must answer several summons in Eden Court after
being stopped for operating a motorcycle, on March Road, that wasn't registered.
Police arrested the youth after receiving a number of complaints
about his operation in the vicinity of George and Main Streets.
- At another road check on August 29th, 37 summons were issued. A Rochester woman,
who was stopped for a seat belt violation, was arrested for Driving While Suspended.
She had two summons in other jurisdictions that she failed to appear in court on.
Under law, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend someone's driving privileges
after they fail to appear for a ticket within 90 days.