Monthly Report – August 2002
The Town of Evans Police Department sadly mourns the tragic loss of Police Officer Terry J. Addison who died suddenly on August 14, 2002 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Terry was 32 years old.
Served with Honor
July 1997 to August 2002
Evans Police Dispatchers took 2,309 complaints for the month of August 2002.
The Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:
- Nineteen prisoners were held in the Town of Evans Police Lockup in August 2002.
- One hundred and sixteen Police Reports were filed and twenty-seven accidents were reported to the State of New York as reportable accidents under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
- Evans Police Officers issued 314 simplified traffic informations in August of 2002 including:
|Required MV Equipment||8|
|Vehicle Registration Violations||12|
- In August 2002 the Town of Evans Police Detective Bureau investigated numerous car larcenies that occurred in 2 specific areas in the Town. This investigation led to the arrests of 2 juvenile male subjects and 1 16 year-old subject. It was discovered during the course of this investigation that businesses on Routes 5 and 20 in Irving, Chautauqua County, were also victimized by the same subjects. According to Detective Ernest Masullo, $3,000.00 worth of property was recovered. The subjects’ mode of transportation was bicycles, stolen property was being carried in backpacks.
- The Detective Bureau is also investigating 6 residential house burglaries that occurred in late July and during the month of August in the Point Breeze area. To this date 1 juvenile has been charged with 2 counts of burglary in connection with these incidents. The 4 additional burglaries are still being actively investigated.
- Two cases of construction fraud were investigated. In one case an Evans resident gave a contractor $15,000.00. No work was ever performed. After a police investigation, the money was refunded with no arrest made at the time. In another case of fraud, a plumber from Buffalo was given $1,900.00 as a deposit. No work was ever started. After an investigation, the Buffalo man was charged with grand larceny by false promise. A warrant has been issued for this subject and he is being sought at this time.
Twenty-six appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.