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Information regarding Brocton woman sought by coroner

ERIE –The family of a Brocton woman who died in July is being sought by the Erie County, Pa., coroner’s officer.

The Erie Times-News reports Stacy K. Williams died of natural causes on July 26 at age 68 in UPMC Hamot. The coroner’s office is attempting to locate any relatives of the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call (814) 452-2911.

Broken headlight leads to motorcycle chase

EVANS — An Angola man was arrested following a motorcycle chase.

According to Evans Police, on Aug. 22 at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers observed a motorcycle stopped at Versailles Plank and Sturgeon Point roads. As the motorcycle turned right, patrol officers it was operating without a headlight. Patrol attempted to stop the motorcycle, using lights and sirens, but the motorcycle then allegedly picked up speed and refused to stop. After making several traffic violations in addition to fleeing from patrol, the motorcycle was cornered near the intersection of Delameter and Burns roads. The motorcycle stopped and the operator put his hands up in the air.

The driver, Anthony P. Broughton, 22, of Angola, was arrested and patted down by officers, who reportedly discovered a clear plastic baggy containing a white rock in Broughton’s front pocket. The rock was placed into evidence and sent to the lab for analysis for a possible additional controlled substance charge.

Broughton was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, two counts of speed in zone, failure to use care to avoid colliding with an emergency/hazard vehicle, operating an unregistered motorcycle, driving a motor vehicle without proper license, no horn/insufficient lights on motorcycle, speed violation — exceed 55 mph and two counts of failure to stop at a stop sign. Broughton was booked and released with an appearance ticket and several traffic tickets.

Woman gets help after numerous bee stings

PERSIA — A 46-year-old woman has recovered from an allergic reaction from 10 bee stings while hiking.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation reports that on Monday afternoon around 3, Forest Rangers and Gowanda ambulance were called to respond to an individual hiking with her family on the Deer Lick Nature Preserve. The hiker had been stung by approximately 10 bees and was suffering from a severe allergic reaction.

Forest Ranger Robert Rogers and an Assistant Forest Ranger joined up with arriving members of the Gowanda Ambulance service and hiked in about a mile to the hiker’s location.

The 46-year-old woman was assessed and treated by the ambulance personnel while Rogers began to coordinate the evacuation process. Three additional Forest Rangers and members of the Gowanda Fire Department and Cattaraugus Ambulance Company also responded.

While waiting for the litter and UTV to arrive and be positioned, a Forest Ranger and other emergency responders began to clear and cut a path for the carry out.

The woman was packaged and carried along the planned route to the waiting UTV for final transport back to the parking area. She was further evaluated and released by the ambulance service.

Evans Police

¯ On Aug. 21 at roughly 7:25 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 5. A computer check revealed that the license of the driver, Elyse M. Woods-Kendall, 29, of Evans, was allegedly suspended. Woods-Kendall was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone.

¯ On Aug. 22 at around 8 p.m., officers responded to an unknown disturbance on North Main Street. Upon arrival, officers spotted a man exiting the residence with property in his possession. Upon requesting an ID, the man identified himself several times as a name that was allegedly not his own. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the man was providing a fake name in order to prevent officers from making a warrant arrest on two warrants out of the city of Buffalo.

The man was eventually identified as David F. Urban, 38, of Lackawanna, and he was taken into custody. Urban was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and was released with an appearance ticket, before being turned over to Buffalo Police on the warrants.

¯ On Aug. 23 at about 12:30 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Route 20 for following too close. A computer check revealed that the license of the driver, David A. Klarowski, 32, of Silver Creek, was allegedly suspended.

Klarowski was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver and following too close. Klarowski’s vehicle was towed, he was transported to Evans Police Department for booking and was later released with traffic tickets.

¯ On Aug. 24 at roughly 10:10 p.m., an unnamed witness reported a suspicious person casing cars on Center Street. The male allegedly entered a driveway and proceeded to enter an unlocked, parked vehicle. At this point, the witness attempted to make contact with the male, who quickly fled the scene. A small amount of change and set of keys were reportedly stolen from the vehicle.

The witness described the person as male, 5’5 and possibly Hispanic. Patrol searched the immediate area with negative results.

¯ On Aug. 24 at around 8:50 p.m., officers observed a vehicle operating with an expired inspection on North Main Street.

Police initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Thomas R. Lema, 34, of Evans. Upon running Lema’s license, it was allegedly found to be suspended.

Lema was taken into custody and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver and operate motor vehicle without inspection certificate.

Lema’s vehicle was turned over to his girlfriend, due to the presence of multiple children in the vehicle. He was processed at Evans Police Department and released with traffic tickets.

¯ On Aug. 25 at roughly 12:20 p.m., officers responded to High Street for a reported intoxicated male laying in the grass. Upon arrival, patrol located the male sitting in the road and identified him as Charles E. Ode, 55, of Angola.

A 10-year-old girl was also reportedly standing next to Ode. Patrol immediately noticed Ode was highly intoxicated and questioned him about the girl, who was then identified as his daughter. Ode then reportedly swore at police several times in the presence of his daughter.

Ode was placed under arrest and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct. He was processed at Evans Police Department and placed in a cell until sober. He was later released with appearance tickets and an investigation by Child Protective Services was initiated.

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