8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006
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Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police

Monthly Report - January 1999

Officer of the Month

Lieutenant Kevin Walters is Officer of the Month for January 1999 for his actions on the evening of January 28, 1999, at approximately 2:26am when he thwarted an attempt to burglarize Hogg's Dairy in Angola.

Lt. Walters observed a suspicious vehicle in front of the dairy with a subject trying to open the hood. Although the subject claimed the vehicle overheated, Lt. Walters observed no indication that the vehicle was overheated. Upon further investigation, Lt. Walters observed that the ignition column had been broken. A computer record check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the City of Buffalo. Further search by Lt. Walters revealed the subject, Jimmie Billups of Buffalo, to be in possession of burglar tools in his right rear pocket. A window in the front of the store was found broken with glass on the floor inside of the building.

Jimmie Billups was charged with AUO 3rd, possession of burglar's tools, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and attempted burglary.

Lt. Walters is also commended for his outstanding investigative efforts and thoroughness in following through with photographs of the vehicle and footprints at the scene.

Honorable Mention

Commendations were sent to the following for outstanding performance of their duties:
  • Police Dispatcher Theresa Sobon - for outstanding professionalism in the performance of duties - January 14, 1999 - Ice Rescue
  • Officer James Meissner - for outstanding performance and judgement as the first officer to arrive on the scene - January 14, 1999 - Ice Rescue
  • Lieutenant Stephen Slowinski - for outstanding administrative performance - January 14, 1999 - Ice Rescue
  • Officer Douglas Czora - for actions above and beyond the call of duty in attempting several times to rescue a victim of a house fire - January 17, 1999
  • Officer Scott Joslyn - for actions above and beyond the call of duty in attempting several times to rescue a victim of a house fire - January 17, 1999


Evans Police Dispatchers took 1,752 complaints for the month of January 1999.

Patrol Division

The Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:

Accidents 80
Ambulance 80
Animal Complaints 75
Breakdowns 80
Community Policing 97
Criminal Mischief 15
Domestic Incidents 9
Harassment 44
Premise Checks 52
Snowballs 7
Unwelcome Guest 5
Welfare Checks 19

  • Sixteen prisoners were held in the Town of Evans Police Lockup in January 1999.

  • Eighty-seven Police Reports were filed and thirty-one accidents were reported to the State of New York as reportable accidents under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

  • Evans Police Officers issued 98 simplified traffic informations in January of 1999 including:

    Speeding 37
    Seatbelt 2
    DWI Related 14
    License/Permit Violations 9
    Red Lights 3
    Required MV Equipment 4
    Vehicle Registration Violations 10
    Stop Sign 1
    Other 18

    Detective Bureau

    The Detective Bureau investigated 64 incidents including:

    Assaults 1
    Criminal Mischief 7
    Death Investigations 3
    Harassment 20
    Miscellaneous 9
    Petit Larcenies 10

  • Twenty-four people were arrested, mostly for violations of the New York State Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law. Seven people were arrested for DWI.

    Dog Control

    Eighteen appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.

    New Appointments

  • Jeffrey Mayer, PT Patrolman

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