8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006

Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police

Monthly Report - May 1998


Evans Police Dispatchers took 1,753 complaints for the month of May 1998.

Patrol Division

The Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:

Accidents 42
Ambulance 72
Animal Complaints 138
Breakdowns 24
Community Policing 112
Criminal Mischief 37
Domestic Incidents 4
Harassment 48
Premise Checks 84
Unwelcome Guest 12
Warrants served 6

  • Twelve prisoners were held in the Town of Evans Police Lockup in May 1998.

  • One-hundred and three Police reports were filed and 16 accidents were reported to the State of New York as reportable accidents under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

  • Evans Police Officers issued 457 simplified traffic information in May of 1998 including:

    Speeding 155
    Seatbelt 60
    DWI Related 22
    License/Permit Violations 63
    Red Lights 5
    Required MV Equipment 18
    Vehicle Registration Violations 29
    Stop Sign 8
    Other 97

    Officer of the Month

    Lt. Detective Samuel DeJohn - was selected Officer of the Month for outstanding investigative efforts in securing the arrest of a 15 year old for the felony burglary 1st degree of a home on Johnson St. when the victim returned home to find the subject in her house.

    Detective Bureau

      The Detective Bureau investigated 82 incidents including:

      Burglaries 4
      Criminal Mischief 12
      Drugs 2
      Harassment 8
      Aggravated Harassment 4
      Petit Larcenies 15

    • Thirty-four people were arrested, mostly for violations of the New York State Penal Law, including 19 Felonies, 31 Misdemeanors, and 35 Violations for a total of 76 charges. Eleven of the 34 people arrested were for DWI.

    • 15-Year-Old Charged As An Adult

      A 15-year-old Evans youth was arrested and charged as an adult following a daytime burglary on Tuesday, May 12th. He was accused of ransacking a neighbor's home while armed with a baseball bat and some duct tape when the resident returned home and surprised him.

      The youth was wearing a pillow case over his head with eye and mouth holes when he broke into a house at 910 Johnson St. at approximately 1 p.m.

      While Lt. Detective DeJohn and Detective Eppolito were investigating the incident, a 15-year-old neighborhood youth went to the house to ask whether the victim was all right. Detective DeJohn, after questioning him and determining that his shoe impressions matched that at the scene, arrested the boy on a first-degree burglary charge.

      The youth was sent to the East Ferry Street Youth Detention Center in Buffalo.

    Dog Control

      Eleven appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.

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