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Police Report, Feb. 8

Friday, Jan. 26

Concord – A town employee discovered several large contractor bags of trash

that had been disposed of on town property. The DEC was also notified.

Sardinia – Arcade Electric was notified for a power line down at a residence on

Olean Road. The residence was without power.

Sardinia – Patrol investigated a two-car injury accident on Olean Road near Allen

Road. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries from

the airbag deployment.

Springville – Jingsen Xu, 22, of Amherst was found to be driving with a

suspended permit only following a traffic stop on the 219 Expressway. Xu was

charged with AUO in the third degree, unlicensed operation, and one other

vehicle and traffic violation. Xu was taken to the Holding Center in lieu of $250


Sunday, Jan. 28

Boston – A report of a vehicle all over the road on the southbound 219

Expressway led to the arrest of the operator, Pamela Widger, 44, of Lancaster,

who was charged with DWI following a traffic stop by ECSO deputies. Widger’s

BAC was reported to be .13 percent. She was issued four tickets and was

released to a third party.

Concord – A furnace blew up at a residence on Mill Street. Everyone was evacuated

from the house as smoke, but no flames, were seen. The damage was confined

to the furnace.

Springville – Kaylee A. Almeida, 21, of Orchard Park, a passenger in a vehicle

that was stopped on West Main Street, was charged with UPM following a K-9

indication. She was released on an appearance ticket.

Monday, Jan. 29

Boston – A vehicle on Boston State Road was said to be all over the roadway

and at one point it drove across a lawn. The vehicle pulled into a driveway but

then had difficulty backing out. The vehicle then continued northbound and kept

turning on/off its signals but did not make a turn. The vehicle was located and it

turned out to be an elderly driver.

Concord – A vehicle stopped on Genesee Road resulted in the arrest of Matthew Solari, 21, of Sardinia who was found to be in possession of marijuana. He

was released on an appearance ticket.

Sardinia – A passing motorist reported some loose cows in the roadway on Route 39. The cows returned to a field a short time later.

Springville – A male individual slipped and fell on ice near Bertrand Chaffee

Hospital. The male walked to the Erie County Sheriff’s Substation and requested

patrol call an ambulance for him. The male was taken to Bertrand Chaffee


Springville – Charles E. Doty, 64, of Springville was charged with AUO in the

third degree, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and one other

vehicle and traffic violation following a traffic stop on South Cascade Drive.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Boston – An SUV was said to have gone airborne over a median on the

northbound 219 Expressway. The accident was apparently caused by the driver’s

reaction to a coyote in the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Colden – A caller reported that an overnight guest apparently took some

prescription medication from his home on Davis Road.

Colden – Patrol assisted State Police with a vehicle that rolled over into a ditch on

Center Road.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Sardinia – A passing motorist reported seeing vehicles and possibly people hiding

at an auto shop on Olean Road shortly after 3 a.m. Patrol checked the business

but did not see anything suspicious.

Springville – An accident on the 219 Expressway in which a vehicle struck a

section of wired guiderail was apparently caused by the driver using a snowbrush

trying to prevent his Chinese food from tipping over.

Friday, Feb. 2

Ashford – Connie M. Lipka, 60, of Ashford, was arrested on an arrest warrant by

the CCSO. She is accused of violating Agriculture and Market laws. Lipka

allegedly neglected to care for five goats on her property on Folts Road. The

CCSO reports that based on an investigation by the SPCA and the Sheriff’s

Office, Lipka is accused of failing to provide sufficient food, an abundant source

of clean water and sufficient shelter for these goats. She is also accused of

neglecting to seek necessary medical treatment for the goats. The animals were

surrendered and have been taken for evaluation and medical care. This

investigation has been ongoing since early January, according to the CCSO.

Many complaints were received by both the CCSO and SPCA regarding the care

of the animals.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Holland – At approximately 2:53 p.m., the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Department

responded to a structure fire on Vermont Hill Road.


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