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:

Animal Complaints65
Community Policing95
Criminal Mischief42
Domestic Incidents10
Premise Checks67
Unwelcome Guest4
Welfare Checks15
  • 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:
DWI Related13
License/Permit Violations34
Red Lights5
Required MV Equipment14
Vehicle Registration Violations14
Stop Sign8

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau investigated 92 incidents including:

Criminal Mischief6
Petit Larcenies16
  • 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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