EVANS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Angola, New York 14006
Robert N. Ferguson, Chief of Police
Officer of the MonthPatrolman David Burke is Officer of the Month for October 1998 for his quick action and diligence in apprehending two burglary suspects on September 29, 1998, on Lake Shore Road near Sturgeon Point Road.
The two suspects had just broken into a home on Beechwood Road and removed several items from the residence after being surprised by the arrival of the homeowner, the two fled the scene. Acting on a description of the suspect's vehicle, Officer Burke stopped a vehicle matching that description less than a mile from the crime scene. Two subjects were taken into custody and charged.
Officer Burke, knowing that the area of Sturgeon Point Road and Lake Shore Road had been targeted by daytime burglaries for the past three weeks, had concentrated his patrol efforts in this area which led to this quick apprehension. It is believed that the two subjects arrested may be responsible for three other daytime house burglaries.
DispatchEvans Police Dispatchers took 1,615 complaints for the month of September 1998.
Patrol DivisionThe Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:
Detective BureauThe Detective Bureau investigated 102 incidents including:
Patrol and surveillance was concentrated on the areas of these burglaries which paid off on September 29, 1998. Two subjects, both Lake Shore Central High School students were arrested when they were surprised by a homeowner while they were committing a burglary in the Sturgeon Point Road area. After hearing a desription of the vehicle being used, Officer David Burke arrested both subjects less than a mile from the crime scene.
The Detective Bureau is continuing the investigation in an attempt to connect the two subjects with the other burglaries.
Dog ControlNine appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.