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Lancaster Police Blotter From 6/8 Through 6/12.

Police Blotter 06/08/20 – 06/12/20

(Shared from LPD Facebook page).

Information was received of a stolen rental truck being tracked via GPS to an address on Walden Ave. An Officer located the stolen rental truck in a driveway and the vehicle was occupied. After confirming it was the stolen rental vehicle, the Officer approached the Driver and asked if he had the rental agreement for the vehicle to which the Driver stated he did not. The Officer informed the 27 year old male driver that the vehicle had been reported stolen and the he was under arrest. The Subject refused the Officers orders to place his hands behind his back. The subject pulled his hands and arms away from the Officer refusing to comply and attempted to get away. After struggling with the Subject for some time, the Officer warned the Subject that a Taser would be used and at that time the Subject surrendered his hand which the Officer was then able to apply handcuffs. After being handcuffed, the Subject was still uncooperative and refused to walk to and get into the police car. Other Officers then arrived and were able to assist in getting the Subject into a Police car. The Subject was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was issued a UTT and Appearance Ticket and released on scene.

An Officer was dispatched to take a report of a larceny of a cell phone that occurred at a Transit Rd retail store. The Complainant stated they were shopping and left the phone on a counter and when they returned later it was gone. The Officer met with store loss prevention and reviewed the security video. The video shows the complainant walking away from the counter and approximately 9 minutes later a male suspect arrives and takes the Complainants phone from the counter. The suspect then exits the store and leaves in a black sedan. The next day, Buffalo PD was able to identify the suspect and the Complainant was able to recover her phone. The Complainant did not wish to pursue charges.

Lancaster dispatch handled 60 requests for emergency medical services.

Patrol was dispatched to a vehicle reported to be all over the road on Pleasant View Drive. An Officer observed a vehicle matching the description pull into a Transit Rd gas station, exit the vehicle and stagger into the store. When the Subject returned to the vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat, the Officer conducted a traffic stop. As the Officer approached the vehicle, he observed the driver passed out while attempting to scratch an instant lotto ticket. The Subject was asked to provide their license and registration and the subject attempted to locate the documents for a few minutes but was unable to and instead handed the officer his Health insurance ID card. The Subject was asked if he consumed any alcohol to which he stated no but had taken Xanax and Suboxone. The Subject was asked to exit the vehicle and initially refused but eventually complied after multiple requests. As he exited the vehicle, the Subject pulled a bottle of pills out of his pocket and placed in in-between the driver’s seat and center console. The Subject was asked to perform field sobriety tests and after failing several tests he was taken into custody for criminal possession of a controlled substance and held for an evaluation by a DRE. (Drug Recognition Expert) A Lancaster Police DRE responded, evaluated the Subject and determined he was under the influence of a narcotic and depressant. The Subject was additionally charged with Driving while ability impaired by drugs, issued an appearance ticket and UTT and later released. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Patrol responded to a Transit Rd restaurant for a female in the drive through who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. An Officer arrived on location and observed the female operating the vehicle and still in the drive through. The female driver displayed obvious signs of intoxication and was asked to exit the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests. A roadside breath test was administered which gave a positive reading for the presence of alcohol. The driver was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and an Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy DRE responded for further evaluation. The DRE concluded that the driver was under the influence of depressants and the driver admitted to taking Klonopin, consuming alcohol and other prescribed medications. The Driver was subsequently charged with Driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by combined drugs and alcohol, 4 counts criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and 4 counts of possessing a controlled substance in a non-original container.

Officers completed traffic details on:

  • Aurora St,

  • Ashwood Ct (2),

  • Avian Way (2),

  • Broadway (2),

  • Como Park Blvd (2),

  • Garfield St, St,

  • Harris Hill Rd (5),

  • Pavement Rd (2),

  • Pleasant view Drive (6),

  • Sagebrush La,

  • Schwartz Rd,

  • Stony Rd and

  • Walden Ave.

Officers responded to a lake Ave address for a fight in progress in the backyard of a residence. The first Officer arriving on location was advised that three females and one male involved had just left prior to patrols arrival in a white Dodge truck. The Complainant advised that the females came to the residence to fight his girlfriend over comments made on social media. One of the females slapped the Complainants girlfriend and pulled her hair. The same female subject also broke a lamp outdoors before fleeing in the vehicle. Officers were able to locate the fleeing vehicle on Clinton Street in West Seneca and placed the female subject under arrest and returned her to the police station for booking. The subject is charged with harassment in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

Patrols responded to Townline Road for a rollover accident. Arriving Officers observed a vehicle upside down in a ditch. The vehicle was checked and found to be unoccupied. Witnesses observed a male exit the vehicle and start running into a nearby field when he heard sirens approaching. The male driver was found laying in tall grass in the field approximately 1000 feet off the roadway. The male denied operating the vehicle which was registered to him and observed were injuries consistent with being seated in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. A roadside breath test was administered with a result of 0.17 BAC. The male was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and was transported to ECMC for injuries sustained in the accident. He was charged with Felony driving while intoxicated due to prior DWI convictions, Felony aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a vehicle without an interlock device and moving from lane unsafely.

Patrol responded to a Freeman Rd motel for a report of two females yelling in a room and refusing to answer the door for management. Officers made contact with the two individuals, now found to be one male and one female. The parties stated they were arguing over cigarettes and sandwiches. They were asked to leave the motel and both parties left and went separate ways.


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