Area Police

Evans Police Department

¯ On Aug. 20 at around 7:45 p.m. police stopped a vehicle for passing through a red light on Erie Road. The driver was identified as Gregory W. Claydon, 23, of Evans. Upon a check of his license it was found that it was suspended with five scoffs on four dates. He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a traffic device violation. He was released and is due to appear in Evans Town Court at a later date.

¯ On Aug. 22 at around 3:20 p.m. patrol responded to an accident that occurred on Erie Road in the Maria’s Pizzeria parking lot. Upon checking the status of the vehicles and drivers involved it was found that Linda C. Dolce, 60, of Silver Creek had a suspended drivers license dating from Jan. 27, 2018. She was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She was released and is due to appear in Evans Town Court on Sept. 10.

¯ On Aug. 22 at about 8:10 p.m. police located Michael J. Pawelek, 55, of Evans on the front porch of a home on Lakeside Avenue. Pawelek has previously been told by the victim and a patrolman that he has no permission to be present at the location. He was charged with Trespass and is due to appear in Evans Town Court at a later date.

¯ On Aug. 26 at about 11 p.m. patrol was dispatched to an address on Lafayette Street for a warrant out of Erie. Upon arrival, the subject John B. Wilson, 31, of Franklinville was spoken with and ID verified. He was taken to the Evans Police Station and transferred to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

New York State Police

¯ STEAMBURG — On Thursday Troopers were called to a residence in Steamburg for a report of an unattended child. An investigation revealed that the 2 year old reportedly arrived at the caller’s house and stayed there for two hours before the parent retrieved the child– and that allegedly this was not the first occurrence. The parent, identified as Heather Ness, 34, of Steamburg was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and released. She is due to appear in Cold Spring Town Court on a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ ELLERY — On Saturday at around 1:15 a.m. Deputies responded to an address on Williams Avenue in the town of Ellery for a harassment complaint. Upon arrival the victim claimed that Michael J. Bartok, 44, of Bemus Point, had allegedly thrown a cigarette lighter at her, striking her in the head. Bartok was purportedly acting disorderly and was physically resistant upon arrest. He was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree harassment. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail where he was held on pre arraignment bail. Bartok is due to appear in Ellery Town Court on a later date.

¯ SHERIDAN — On Saturday at around 2 a.m. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 in the town of Sheridan for a speeding violation. The driver was identified as John R. Dann Jr., 36, of Silver Creek. Upon investigation it was found Dann was allegedly intoxicated. He was charged with DWI and released. He is due to appear in Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

¯ HANOVER — On Saturday Deputies responded to a call of a man passed out in a vehicle with a needle in his arm. Upon arrival the occupant was identified as Ian T. Ward, 26, of Silver Creek. Deputies discovered a quantity of heroin in addition to the needle. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Ward was released and is due to appear in Hanover Town Court on a later date.

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