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Erie County Sheriff's Office Patrol Logs for Marilla and Alden from Nov. 7th. Through Nov. 13th.

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PATROL LOG FOR ALDEN AND MARILLA 11/07/20 THROUGH 11/13/20. 11/07/20: A male reported that someone had hit his 1955 Chevrolet when it was parked at the Save-A Lot in Alden. The person left without leaving their insurance information. A resident of North Road reported that someone had blown up his mailbox sometime overnight. A caller found a wallet when she was out walking on Clinton Street. Patrol retrieved the wallet and returned it to the owner. 11/08/20: Deputies responded to an address on Three Rod Road for a welfare check. A female reported that her brother had been depressed and know he has not answered his phone in several days. The male was fine. A caller reported that several dogs were running off leash at the town park in Alden. The dog control officer was advised. 11/09/20: Deputies charged Gary Sams with felony criminal mischief after Sams damaged property at a business on Westwood Road on November fourth. A caller stated that over the past few weeks an unknown male has been coming onto his property during the early morning hours. A resident of Townline Road was upset about Facebook posts of the neighbor. All involved parties were advised. 11/10/20: Deputies arrested Alan Bolton at an address in Hamburg New York after he allegedly violated an order of protection in the town of Marilla. Bolton was charged with two counts of criminal contempt in the second degree for incidents that occurred on August twenty sixth and September sixteenth. Deputies responded to a burglar alarm on Three Rod Road. An unlocked door was secured by patrol. 11/11/20: The Alden fire department responded to West Main Street for a fire alarm. Smoke had been coming from the dish washer because an item was stuck. A resident of Kristoria Lane reported getting harassing texts after a transaction on Facebook Marketplace went badly. A resident of Blossom Lea Drive called about someone blowing up her mailbox. 11/12/20: Patrol checked on a disabled vehicle on North Millgrove Road. The driver had already called for help. A caller stated that hunters were illegally parked on Buckwheat Road. There was no violation. 11/13/20: Police responded to multiple calls of car deer accidents in the Alden and Marilla area. (Please be cautious during hunting season as many animals are moving around the area.) A caller from Fairview Drive reported that someone was burning leaves and yard debris. It is illegal to burn leaves and yard debris. Check the DEC website for what kind of fires are allowed. Many forms of open burning have been banned.

Erie Co. Sheriff's Office Patrol Logs for the Town of Clarence From Nov 7th Through Nov 13th.

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PATROL LOG FOR THE TOWN OF CLARENCE 11/07/20 through 11/13/20. 11/07/20: Deputies responded to Main Street for a report that someone was shooting at windows of an apartment building with a BB gun. Deputies checked the area with negative results. No damage was noted at the scene. A burglar alarm was reported at a business on Transit Road. It had been set off by employees. 11/08/20: A 911 hang up was reported at an address on Benet Grass Run. It was accidental by the homeowner. A caller stated that he had hit a deer on Thompson Road and that he wanted a deer tag for the deer. First aid responded to an address on Homestead Lane for a person who had fallen and could not get up. The person was transported to the hospital. 11/09/20: A burglar alarm was reported at National Fuel. It had been set off by an employee. Deputies responded Main Street for a two-car accident with injuries. A person was transported to the hospital complaining of back pain. 11/10/20: Investigators from the Erie County Sheriff’s crash investigation unit closed out an investigation of an injury accident by charging a twenty-one-year old male with reckless driving. Eric Korpela was also ticketed for driving an uninsured and unregister vehicle, speeding and making an unsafe lane change. Korpela was involved in a motorcycle accident on October third of this year on Main Street. Deputies served an order of protection to a male on Gunnville Road. Deputies responded to Speedway on Main Street for an unwanted guest. A homeless male who was not supposed to be in the store was in the store. The male was advised and left without incident. 11/11/20: Police responded to Sunoco at Main and Transit for an unknown trouble complaint. A male had asked the clerk to call police because an intoxicated male had opened the passenger side door and climbed into his car. The male was gone when police arrived. Deputies responded to West Point Drive for a 911 hang up. A male had fallen out of his chair and could not get up. 11/12/20: A burglar alarm was reported on Laurel Park Drive. It had been set off by the homeowner. Deputies responded to Main Street for a report of a car versus deer accident. Nobody was hurt. 11/13/20: The fire department responded to a home on Goodrich Road for a smoke alarm activation. It was a malfunction. A resident of West Avenue reported a large open fire in the area. Two people were having a bonfire. No laws were being violated.

Aggressive Panhandler Arrested in Clarence by NY State Police.

SP Clarence Troopers arrested Jedidiah J. Aikin, 35, of Lockport, NY, for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree and Trespass. Aikin was aggressively approaching customers of The Shops at Main and Transit Roads in the town of Clarence, demanding money. Aikin had previously been served an order of protection, ordering him to refrain from being on the property of The Shops and several other area businesses. Aikin was processed at SP Clarence and virtually arraigned by Judge Betty Calvo-Torres. Aikin was released without bail and provided a future court date for the town of Clarence court.

Ellicott Creek - Multi Residential Apartment Fire - 78 Sundridge Dr.

Batavia - NYSP Stuff the Cruiser Event.

The “Stuff the Cruiser Event”, on November 21st, 2020 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Target Plaza in Batavia, NY.  Multiple law enforcement agencies will be attending to collect unwrapped toys, new clothing and non-perishable food to distribute back into Genesee County families in need this holiday season. Media are welcome to join this event. Law Enforcement agencies participating; Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Batavia Police Department, Le Roy Police Department, Corfu Police Department, Genesee County Probation, NYS Environmental Conservation Police and the New York State Police.

State Police Stop Nearly 200 Trucks During Bridge Strike Enforcement Effort.

The New York State Police stopped 196 trucks and issued 50 tickets during a weeklong enforcement effort targeted at reducing the number of bridge strikes on state parkways and other roads with low bridges. The special enforcement detail, which ran from Monday, November 9 through Sunday, November 15, is part of an ongoing partnership between the State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to educate commercial vehicle drivers about the hazards of low bridges and how to avoid them. State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said, “State Troopers will continue to work with our state agency partners to reduce the number of low bridge hits, which are a safety hazard for motorists and lead to traffic disruption and property damage. Our collaboration on education and enforcement is an effective way to raise awareness and improve safety for all motorists.” Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, "Keeping trucks and oversized vehicles off roads where they don’t belong makes our highways safer for everyone and helps prevent the needless delays and traffic jams caused when a bridge is struck. The Department of Transportation was proud to join with the State Police and our other partners in government in this important initiative that raised awareness about the dangers of bridge strikes and how they can be prevented." DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Mark J.F. Schroeder, said, "When a truck hits a bridge or tunnel, the damage can be significant, it snarls traffic, and can cause secondary crashes when traffic is suddenly stopped. That’s why enforcement and education campaigns like this are so important to make sure drivers know how to navigate New York’s bridges and tunnels safely and responsibly. GTSC looks forward to continuing our work with New York State Police and DOT to prevent these avoidable crashes.” During the enforcement detail, Troopers focused on New York State Parkways and other roads where there have been documented bridge strikes by large commercial vehicles. Commercial trucks are banned on parkways, but operators guided by consumer-grade GPS devices can end up on parkways, and when that occurs a bridge strike is inevitable. Consumer GPS devices to do not include information about low bridges, truck drivers are required to instead use commercial-grade GPS systems which provide details about low bridges and restricted routes. In the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island, Troopers stopped 30 commercial vehicles on state parkways. In the Capital Region, on November 13, a Trooper stopped a tractor-trailer on Glenridge Road in the town of Glenville, where a low-railroad bridge has been struck numerous times in recent years. Just two days later, another tractor trailer struck that same bridge. Here is a breakdown of the tickets issued: 21 tickets for unauthorized use of a restricted vehicle on parkway 18 tickets for failure to obey a traffic control device 11 tickets issued for exceeding posted bridge capacity, weight or clearance In addition to the enforcement campaign, a tip card and other materials were developed to educate drivers of box trucks and commercial vehicles about the hazards of low bridges and how to avoid them. The educational materials will be made available to the public at highway rest areas, Department of Motor Vehicles Offices and truck rental facilities.

Erie Co. Sheriff's Office Patrol Logs for Marilla and Alden from 10/31 Through 11/06.

10/31/20: A resident of Gebhart lane called she can hear loud angry voices. She was unsure where they were coming from. Patrol checked the area. Several people were arguing on Bonnie Lake Drive. The crowd dispersed. Deputies were called to do a CPS welfare check at an address on Wende Road. Everything appeared to be fine. Deputies were called to an address on Hemstreet Road for an intoxicated male who would not leave the callers home. Deputies escorted the male to his home two door down. 11/01/20: Deputies responded to a call of a vehicle rolled over in the ditch on Clinton Street. The driver left the scene prior to police arriving. The driver came in three days later to claim her vehicle after it had been impounded. Deputies responded to a burglar alarm on Willington Heights. The residence was checked. It was secure. 11/02/20: A caller stated that several branches had fallen into the roadway on Eastwood Road. The branches were removed by patrol. A construction company contacted police about a phone message left on their answering machine. The incident is under investigation. 11/03/20: Deputies responded to a disturbance on Townline Road. A male and a female got into an argument and the male left for the night. Deputies were called to Bush Gardens to check on an election poll worker who had left for lunch and had not returned. The female was ill and went home to get her medication but did not feel well enough to go back. 11/04/20: A resident of Kellogg Street reported that she could hear someone yelling for help. Patrol checked the area with negative results. A male caller reported that he was assaulted by an employee of an auto dealer at the corner of Broadway and Clearview. The caller has an ongoing issue with cars parked on the street and was at the dealership filming the cars that he says are illegally parked when he got into it with one of the employees. 11/05/20: Deputies were called to Bush Gardens for a disorderly person. A male was running around the park yelling and acting weird. The male stated that he had just switched medication and was having an issue. He was advised to go inside and contact his doctor. Patrols were called to Seabrook Drive for a custody dispute. A male showed up to pick up his child and the female was not there. He was advised 11/06/20: The highway supervisor contacted Sheriff’s deputies about damage to a fence at the Marilla Cemetery. A male had been working on his truck and the throttle had stuck causing the truck to lunge forward and damage the fence. He was advised to contact the town and pay for the damage. A resident of Cayuga Creek Road called about very loud music. Patrols checked the area but the music had been turned down prior to their arrival.

Erie Co. Sheriff's Office Patrol Logs for The Town of Clarence. 10/31 Through 11/06.

10/31/20: A resident of Shimerville Road reported fraudulent transactions on her bank account. A residential alarm was reported at a residence on Via Marina Street. It was set off by the homeowner. 11/01/20: A group of minors was trying to steal street signs on Vernon Circle. The teens were dropped off at home. A resident of Lapp Road reported that someone had entered her house through an unlocked door. She reported that pain pills had been taken. A burglar alarm was reported at an address on Highgrove Park. The residence appeared to be secure. 11/02/20: An alarm was reported at a business on Transit Road. It had been set off by an employee. Deputies responded to Brothers of Mercy Apartments for a welfare check. A male was not answering the phone. The male had fallen on the floor and could not get up. Deputies assisted the male back into his chair. First Aid responded to an address on Main Street for a person who was having a seizure. The person was transported to the hospital. 11/03/20: A resident of Sheridan Drive reported that someone had filed for unemployment using her personal information. Deputies responded to Newhouse Road for a hunting complaint. The area was checked with negative results. A caller reported that she had found a German Shepard on Transit Road. The dog control officer responded to the scene. 11/04/20: Deputies responded to Parliament Circle for a burglar alarm. The exterior was checked and it was secure. First Aid responded to an address on Main Street for a person who had fallen and could not get up. Assistance rendered. 11/05/20: A female caller reported that she had lost her wallet at the Eastgate Plaza. A business on Transit Road reported that a male had stolen tools form the business.

Village of Lancaster Temporarily Lifts Overnight Winter Parking Ban.

The Village of Lancaster Overnight Parking Ban is temporarily lifted until Saturday, November 28th This will re-evaluated at that time to determine if a further extension is warranted, based on weather forecasts. Mayor William C. Schroeder, Village of Lancaster. NY November 21, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Statement Regarding Thanksgiving.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s statement regarding Thanksgiving. “I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Sheriff Howard explains. “This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.” Howard continues, “My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what best for your family.” “On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.” 🦃

Buffalo - Structure Fire on High St.

Buffalo Firefighters were alerted to this Structure Fire Last Night at 377 High St. Cause is not currently Known. [Images By: Brian Fose]

Review Qualifications for CERT Roles by Nov. 26th.

Calling everyone in the CERT community! You have an opportunity to provide feedback on CERT position descriptions. To ensure both volunteers and incident management staff are on the same page when called upon to support a disaster, FEMA has developed specific definitions and qualifications for three key positions: CERT Volunteer, CERT Section Chief, and CERT Team Leader. These new documents align with the FEMA National Qualification System (NQS). NQS is a collection of documents that describe the minimum criteria for responder qualifications. It was developed to create consistency for responders when working on incidents, including outside their home area. Included in the NQS are documents that describe the position qualifications and task books that explain position-specific activities. These task books will be used to document performance for each task that is part of the job. NQS is one of four key activities of the Resource Management component in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It is not mandatory for CERT groups to participate in NQS, but it is encouraged for them to be consistent with NIMS. Before the updated CERT descriptions can be finalized, they are posted by FEMA for a National Engagement Period. The National Engagement Period started on October 27, 2020 and will close at 5 p.m. ET on November 26, 2020. This time period provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the new draft language. The documents, comment forms, and information on how to submit your input can be found on the FEMA webpage for the CERT NQS. One benefit of incorporating CERT positions into the NQS is that it will also add them to the new OneResponder tool. OneResponder is a free, web-based system that uses a uniform terminology and approach to certify emergency personnel. Task books can be accessed on OneResponder using your smartphone, tablet, and online. To learn more about OneResponder, please visit The CERT program informs volunteers on the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization. Professional first responders can rely on CERT volunteers during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. FEMA wants to ensure it considers the feedback and recommendations of the personnel it supports with these new Position Qualifications and Position Task Books. Don’t miss your chance to lend your voice to this exciting opportunity! Important Dates November 5: Virtual Town Hall —#ThinkLikeASaver: How Do I Pay Off Debt? November 17: Webinar —Participate in the CERT Registration Site Webinar (3pm ET) November 19: Virtual Town Hall —#ThinkLikeASaver: Saving For Major Life Milestones

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