JULY 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
*****WARNING***** The Town of Eden has two confirmed cases of rabid animals
attacking family pets within the last week. For your safety, if you see any wild
animal that behaves in a strange manner such as being excessively aggressive,
disoriented or wandering aimlessly, or one that shows no fear of humans, leave it alone.
Unless there is a bite involved, no agency is responsible for a wild animal; but,
if there is a real threat to public safety, you can call the DEC or the police to
capture or kill the animal. If your pet fights with a known or suspected rabid animal,
the rabies virus in the animal's saliva may remain alive
on the pet's skin or in it's mouth for up to two hours. If necessary to handle the pet
during that period, wear gloves. Wash the pet with soap and water.
Call the Erie County Health Department to report the incident.
Animals which are frequently confirmed to be rabid in NYS
include dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, deer, woodchucks, opossums, pigs,
coyotes, and otter.
- Officer Bishop was selected by his peers for outstanding work during July.
Shawn's follow-up investigations on several complaints led to the arrest of 15
individuals for various Penal Law crimes.
- Police and Emergency Personnel responding to a complaint of an explosion,
found a victim with cuts and burns about his hands, arms, and neck. The youth
had removed explosive powder from other fire works and was attempting to pack
the powder inside a 3/8" pipe. At a point, he struck the device with a hammer
which caused it to detonate. After treatment for his injuries, he has been charged
with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
- Eden was visited by a black bear on the afternoon of July 7th.
It was first spotted at Sandrock near Kulp Rd. and about an hour later
it was photographed while it roamed back and forth in the Weller Subdivision.
- Police were called to Kromers Mill on July 5th as a number of persons
were reported to be trespassing. Police arrested 4 young adults. Fourteen
more were arrested on complaints received on July 20th and July 29th.
- Shadagee Road was closed for nearly an hour on the morning of
July 11th after Officers Joe Flynn and James Quinones responded to a report
of a person having fallen off the NYS Thruway Bridge. Traffic was detoured while
rescue personnel from the Emergency Squad removed the 32 year old male and
transported him to ECMC with a back injury. That individual had been working
on the bridge and fell to the rocky surface below.
- On July 18, a summons was issued to a motorist who had struck
and injured a dog and left the scene without stopping. The animal's owner
located the driver after tending to her pet and contacted police.
- Police responded to a one vehicle accident on Jennings road on July 20th.
Police found that a vehicle had left the road, struck a ditch, two trees, a
fire hydrant, and then went back into a ditch. The driver, who received only
minor injuries, was sent to a local hospital to be evaluated. He reported he
had intentionally crashed his vehicle in an attempt to commit suicide.
- A visiting Nevada driver was cited for failure to stop at a
Stop Sign after crossing East Eden Road from Eckhardt and striking a northbound vehicle.
That vehicle then rolled over pinning the occupant inside for nearly 30 minutes.
The driver was taken to ECMC after being cut from her vehicle by Eden Rescue Squad members.
- Another accident at Rte 62 near Jennings sent 5 to area hospitals.
Investigating officers ticketed a Boston, NY man for failure to keep right.
He stated he fell asleep, crossed the center line of the road and hit a van.
The van rolled over several times. The accident could have been much worse
but all occupants were wearing seatbelts.
- Police stopped a vehicle on Schuster Road which led to the arrest of a
Florida fugitive and the recovery of a vehicle stolen in Florida. Amy Pedigo,
a passenger in the motor vehicle, only had months to serve on a prison term for
a narcotics conviction when she walked away from a work assignment. The driver
of the vehicle was charged with UUMV and Grand Larceny and is being held in the
Erie County Holding Center pending Court Action. Pedigo has been extradited back
- An evening of drinking at 3 different sites led to the hospitalization of one
and the jailing of two. On the first complaint, Police arrested two adults after
receiving a report of underage drinking in a Welch Village apartment. There, police
located 3 teenagers hiding in a closet and arrested the adult occupants for Unlawfully
Dealing With a Child. Both were taken to the ECHC pending bail. Next, police responded
to a report of someone lying in the roadway. There, a 15 year old boy was found unconscious.
He was taken to Children's Hospital and treated for alcohol poisoning. Police
then went to a Hemlock Rd. address on another report of underage drinking which led
to charges being placed on three adults for Unlawful Dealing with a Child and
also the citation of 8 youths for Alcoholic Beverage Control law violations.
Charges will also be laid on an individual as police learned that one teenager
sold a bottle of liquior to two young girls.