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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 277
Criminal complaint investigations 44
Assistance to other departments 43
Accident investigations 14
Traffic summons issued for the month 58
Community Policing details 69
Reserve Police Hours 184
Animal Control complaints 33
Miles patrolled - marked patrol car 5015


  • Thomas Jones, who joined the Reserve Police Unit in 1973 was chosen as Officer of the Month for June. Tom is also a part time dispatcher with the department but has always been our local/in-house computer wizard. For years he has come in on his off time to help other employees with computer entry or format problem, he was selected and honored as he is an asset to the department.

  • Police arrested a former Orchard Park man after an alert neighbor reported seeing someone in a neighbor's home that was suppose to be vacant. Police stopped the individual as he attempted to drive away in the homeowner's vehicle. A search of his person produced a narcotic for which he was also charged and Possession of A Noxious Substance when a container of Pepper Spray was located in his own vehicle.

  • Investigated 3 cases of Criminal Mischief that occurred at three local cellular/radio transmission tower buildings. A fourth building, located on Jennings Road in N. Collins received considerable damage also. Nearly $50,000 damage was done at the Eden sites and it was estimated that $500,000 worth of equipment was destroyed in North Collins. Besides the damaged equipment, a considerable safety hazard to aircrafts was caused because of the unlighted towers. Evidence found at the scene is presently being processed.

  • While checking on vandalism found at the Eden High School, police found where the school building had been entered. School personnel reported a box of graduation gowns with the caps and hoods and other items missing. Since police have located and arrested one individual for possession of some of the property and expect to arrest more shortly, restitution of $2,465 is expected to be made to the School for the stolen items and another $50 to clean the obscenities painted on the school sign.

  • Six children were recently injuried in a neighboring Town, when the pick up truck they were riding in overturned. As the number of incidents of youth riding in the back of trucks seems to be increasing, I'd like to remind everyone that under most circumstances it is illegal. To be legal, there must be suitable seats, securely attached to the body of the truck, there must be side racks at least three feet in height above the floor, and it shall have an attached tail gate or board which is securely closed. To have in excess of 5 people under the age of eighteen in the back, one person over eighteen years of age must also ride in the back of the truck.

  • Members of the department wish to thank the Schummers of Schummers Eden Edge for the beautiful plants donated for front of our office and thanks to Matthew Spence for planting them.

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