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Police Reports, Oct. 5

Friday, Sept. 22

Boston – A male digging on his property on Zimmerman Road struck a natural gas line, which caused it to rupture. National Fuel as well as the fire department responded.

Boston – A caller reported there were sparks coming from an electric meter at George’s Hot Dog Stand on Herman Hill Road. ESCO Fire Investigators and NYSEG responded to the scene. The fire appears to be electrical in nature.   

Concord – The ECSO was called to the scene of a burglary from a garage at Sprague Brook Park. A wood splitter was reportedly said to be missing.  

Sardinia – A caller reported a woman was said to be lying on the ground next to a vehicle on Route 39. It appears as though she collapsed as she got out of her vehicle. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Saturday, Sept. 23

Boston – A caller reported he rolled his truck on the northbound 219 Expressway, but was out and walking around. The fire department responded. A heavy wrecker was called to the scene to right the 13-ton truck that was loaded with empty crates and car parts.

Boston – A caller reported the registration sticker on his vehicle had been removed and it appeared as though a person(s) had also attempted to remove the inspection sticker.

Boston – A vehicle stopped for a registration violation on Boston State Road resulted in the arrest of the driver, Joseph D. Dietterich, 31, of Eden, who was found to be in possession of marijuana and Xanax. Dietterich was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree as well as UPM and a registration violation. He was released on appearance tickets.

Concord – A vehicle went off the roadway, over a guardrail, and down an embankment on Springville Boston Road. After a preliminary investigation, an Erie County Sheriff’s drug recognition expert was called and Ryan M. Scott, 21, of Concord was subsequently charged with DWAI: drugs. Scott did consent to a blood draw. He was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and UPM. H was released to a family member.

Concord – Two 16-year-olds became lost on a trail while hiking at Sprague Brook Park. Several ECSO units responded and were able to locate the hikers within an hour. They were reunited with their parents.

Sardinia – Two intoxicated males decided to fight while at an establishment on Route 39. One of the two individuals was reportedly knocked unconscious as a result and was transported to the hospital. No charges were filed.

Sardinia – A rental car was observed in a ditch on Warner Gulf Road with its airbags deployed and no one around. The vehicle was initially impounded but was subsequently released to the rental car agency.

Springville – Robert J. Holland, 39, of Springville was charged with DWI after a traffic stop on South Cascade Drive. Holland’s BAC was reported to be .12 percent. He was released to a family member.

Springville – Paul A. Lawrence, 39, of Ellicottville was charged with petit larceny after allegedly taking items from Wal-Mart. He was released on an appearance ticket.


Sunday, Sept. 24

Boston – A caller reported hearing a loud crash just before 3 a.m. on Boston State Road. Patrol responded and discovered damage to a utility pole, mailbox and a road sign. The vehicle was subsequently located by Village of Hamburg PD and the 20-year-old driver was issued multiple tickets.


Monday, Sept. 25

Sardinia – Michelle C. Booth, 37, of Delevan was charged with controlled substance in a non-original container, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and AUO in the second degree: with more than three suspensions while on Route 39 at 4:20 p.m. Police reports indicate Booth was issued an appearance ticket.


Tuesday, Sept. 26

Sardinia – A bull was said to be standing in the roadway on Route 39 near a hill close to Olean Road. The animal was gone upon patrol’s arrival.

Sardinia – A vehicle fire on Middle Road was extinguished by the owner prior to patrol’s arrival. The fire department reported the fire to be accidental.

Sardinia – A tractor-trailer became disabled on the railroad tracks on Chaffee-Curriers Road. Buffalo Pittsburgh Railroad was notified and the vehicle was removed shortly thereafter.


Wednesday, Sept. 27

Colden – An argument over a cat led to some pushing and shoving on Irish Road. All parties were advised.


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