Monthly Report – February 1999

***** Be Aware – Construction Zone *****

The New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law, Section 1180-f states no person shall drive a vehicle through a highway construction or maintenance work area in excess of the posted work area speed limit. Please give our construction workers a break and obey these posted speed limits. The law states they can be enforced any time the signs are in place.


Evans Police Dispatchers took 1,213 complaints for the month of February 1999.

Patrol Division

The Evans Police Patrol Division handled complaints including:

Animal Complaints87
Criminal Mischief12
Community Policing50
Domestic Incidents7
Highway Condition Notification12
Unwelcome Guest5

**** Evans Police Honor Richard Berst ****

The Town of Evans Police Department presented Richard Berst with a plaque for Outstanding Bravery for holding on to his friend who had fallen into a hole in the ice on Lake Erie on January 14, 1999. Richard is credited with staying with his friend until rescue crews arrived and successfully saved them both.

  • Thirteen prisoners were held in the Town of Evans Police Lockup in February 1999.
  • Seventy-one Police Reports were filed and twenty-five accidents were reported to the State of New York as reportable accidents under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
  • Evans Police Officers issued 223 simplified traffic informations in February of 1999 including:
DWI Related15
License/Permit Violations28
Red Lights0
Required MV Equipment13
Vehicle Registration Violations8
Stop Sign5

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau investigated three separate counts of forgery in February 1999 involving forged bills. The cases involved the use of copies of different denomination of bills which were passed at local businesses. The fake bills appear to have been made with a computer scanner.

At this time, two people have been charged with felony possession of a forged instrument. The U.S. Secret Service is assisting with the investigation.The Detective Bureau investigated 56 incidents including:

Criminal Mischief3
Death Investigations0
Petit Larcenies7
  • Twenty-seven people were arrested, mostly for violations of the New York State Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law. Eight people were arrested for DWI.

Dog Control

Fourteen appearance tickets were issued from the Dog Control Office.

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