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Eden Police Department
2795 East Church Street
Eden, New York 14057
(716) 992-9211
Patrick M. Howard, Chief of Police


Miscellaneous calls for police assistance 232
Criminal complaint investigations 25
Assistance to other departments 28
Accident investigations 16
Traffic summons issued for the month 34
Community Policing details 28
Reserve Police Hours 254
Animal Control complaints 28
Miles patrolled - marked patrol car 5,728

  • Robert Swantek, who has been a reserve officer for many years, deservedly was honored as the officer of the month for February. In addition to his hours of having to put in his required hours for reserve, he volunteered an additional forty hours of service for clerical and dispatching duties.

  • Eden Police responded to a citizens complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Police located the vehicle and ended up arresting the driver for two counts of harassment.

  • Several arrests have resulted from reports of under-age drinking. Adults have been charged with misdemeanor offenses and many teenagers were issued appearance tickets for civil violations. At other parties where alcohol was served, two youths were charged with 21 counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child and one with several counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Sexual Misconduct. We thank the town's people for their cooperation in relaying information to protect our youth.

  • A report of a robbery at Eden ShurFine resulted in the arrest of a Gowanda man. While a motorist was filling up her gas tank, the culprit knocked her down and drove away with the car. The vehicle was located 3 days later. The thief was apprehended after being picked out of a police lineup. He is currently in the Cattaraugus County Jail, awaiting further proceedings.

  • A daytime house burglary was reported on Eckhardt Road near the Boston Town line. Taken were four handguns from an upstairs safe. No arrests have yet been made.

  • During the month, police have had many complaints of vehicles being unlawfully entered and contents rifled. We have arrested two Blasdell men which have resolved larcenies in many surrounding towns. Since this type of crime is so convenient for offenders, we encourage everyone to lock their vehicles, be it at home or elsewhere, to protect their property.

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