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Police Report, July 26

Friday, July 13

Springville – A package valued at $483 that had been delivered by FedEx was taken off a porch on North Buffalo Street.


Saturday, July 14

Colden – A minivan was discovered fully engulfed on Blanchard Road. The caller said nobody was around. The vehicle was registered to a West Valley resident but police were unable to make contact. The owner was contacted two days later and reported that the vehicle had been stolen from an address in the City of Buffalo on July 13 or 14.

Concord – The ECSO assisted State Police with an accident on Crump Road in which a vehicle drove head on into a guardrail and the driver left the scene on foot.

Sardinia – A caller reported he had observed activity in the park on Allen Road after closing hours. The caller went to investigate and discovered two young boys moving tables for a party the next day. The caller said he had a verbal confrontation with the boys. Today, a father to one of the boys approached the caller as he was talking with his family and admonished him for speaking to his son and told him to come back to the park alone. The caller wanted to file harassment charges but was advised the comment did not warrant such action. He was also advised to call 911 if he sees after-hours activity in the park.


Sunday, July 15

Boston – A vehicle was reported to be going northbound in the southbound lane on the 219 Expressway. Police located and stopped the vehicle near Powers Road. The driver, Jamie L. Vanevery, 35, of Hamburg, was subsequently determined to be driving while intoxicated after she reportedly failed standard field sobriety tests. Her BAC was reported to be .15 percent. She was charged with DWI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment in the second degree, as well as three other vehicle and traffic law violations. Vanevery was released to a third party.

Boston – A caller reported a white Pontiac G6 was traveling at a high rate of speed on Omphalius Road and almost struck a pedestrian. The vehicle then turned onto Boston State Road. Patrol located the registered owner of the vehicle a couple hours later and he was advised.

Boston – Police located a vehicle at a residence on James Drive that had been involved in a hit and run accident in the Town of Hamburg.

Boston – A caller was highly upset over the fact that someone was shooting off aerial fireworks on Mayer Road due to the fact it had been going on for 25 minutes and the fact that the Fourth of July was 11 days ago. Police located a gathering at a bonfire and the people stated they would stop due to the fact they were out of fireworks.

Concord – The DCO was notified for an injured dog on North Street that turned out to be a duck. The duck was turned over to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Springville – A traffic stop on the southbound 219 Expressway resulted in the arrest of the driver, James R. Harrer, 35, of Buffalo, who was found to have a suspended non-driver ID only with multiple suspensions. Harrer was also found to be subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from the Town of Cheektowaga. He was taken to the Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail.


Tuesday, July 17

Colden – A vehicle stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation resulted in the arrest of the driver, Joshua W. Berkeley, 39, of Orchard Park, who was charged with DWI. Berkeley reportedly refused to submit to a chemical test. He was also found to be the subject of an outstanding bench warrant from the Town of West Seneca. Berkeley was taken to the Holding Center pending arraignment after being issued six tickets including the one for DWI.

Concord – A traffic stop on South Cascade Drive resulted in the arrest of the driver, William K. Thomas, 51, of Blasdell, after it was discovered he was driving with a revoked non-driver ID only. Thomas was also found to be in possession of cocaine and various prescription pills outside their original container. He was charged with AUO in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth and seventh degrees. He was taken to the Holding Center pending arraignment.

Sardinia – Three chickens were reported missing from their coop at a residence on Savage Road. There were fresh tracks in the driveway.

Springville – A person found a ring in the Wingate Hotel parking lot in Ellicottville and brought it to Sheret Jewelers. They valued the ring at approximately $10,000. Police contacted both the hotel and Ellicottville PD with negative results. A property receipt was issued and the ring was taken for safekeeping.


Wednesday, July 18

Boston – At approximately 9:01 a.m. on the northbound 219 Expressway, Sean M. Koch, 20, of Hamburg was charged with UPM, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, a traffic device violation, driving left of pavement markings, moving from the lane unsafely, illegal signal, failing to stop at a stop sign, a speed violation and reckless driving.

Concord – A driver struck a cow on Genesee Road. The motorist was not hurt. The owner of the cow was notified and responded with a trailer; there was no word on the extent of injuries to the cow.


Saturday, July 21

Boston – James G. Donath, 33, of Boston was charged with operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 of one percent or higher, and DWI: first offense. Donath was issued an appearance ticket.


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