8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006

Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police

Monthly Report - October 1998

New Life Saving Equipment

The Town of Evans Police Department is proud to announce that starting today a Town of Evans Police Vehicle will be equipped with a FirstSave Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The American Hear Association estimates 100,000 deaths nationwide could be prevented each year if AED's were more widely distributed.

Over the past several months each officer in our department has been provided the training set forth in the State of New York Guidelines under a new Public Health Law in cooperation with the direction provided by Doctor Billitier from Erie County's Medical Center.

This equipment and training will ensure a rapid response to our citizens in this type of medical emergency on a 24-hour per day, 7 days a week..

Thanks to the efforts of many people, including our Training Officer Ernest Masullo, Lake Shore Inter Community Hospital and Erie County Medical Center Staff, this program was developed and completed in a very short time.

The Town of Evans Police Department now looks for additional funding to purchase additional units for our other patrol vehicles.


Evans Police Dispatchers took 1,589 complaints for the month of October 1998.

Patrol Division

The Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:

Accidents 52
Ambulance 79
Animal Complaints 65
Breakdowns 26
Community Policing 95
Criminal Mischief 42
Domestic Incidents 10
Harassment 39
Premise Checks 67
Unwelcome Guest 4
Welfare Checks 15

  • Sixteen prisoners were held in the Town of Evans Police Lockup in October 1998.

  • Ninety-seven Police Reports were filed and 28 accidents were reported to the State of New York as reportable accidents under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

  • Evans Police Officers issued 279 simplified traffic informations in October of 1998 including:

    Speeding 119
    Seatbelt 9
    DWI Related 13
    License/Permit Violations 34
    Red Lights 5
    Required MV Equipment 14
    Vehicle Registration Violations 14
    Stop Sign 8
    Other 63

    Detective Bureau

    The Detective Bureau investigated 92 incidents including:

    Burglaries 5
    Criminal Mischief 6
    Drugs 2
    Harassment 18
    Miscellaneous 14
    Petit Larcenies 16

  • Twenty-eight people were arrested, mostly for violations of the New York State Penal Law, including 6 Felonies, 22 Misdemeanors and 32 Violations for a total of 60 charges. Nine of the 28 people were arrested for DWI.

    Dog Control

    Twenty-nine appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.

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