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Town of Evans Police Department

On August 24, Bruce Lee, 46, of Buffalo was charged for alleged failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle and speed violation.

As patrol was responding to a welfare check, they found a camper on fire at the address of concern. The suspected arsonist, Lee, fled the scene in a van and patrol followed him, attempting to pull him over. Lee fled and refused to stop, while simultaneously on the phone with the Hamburg Police Department, telling them that he will not stop and “become another George Floyd” and also mentioned that “he is allowed to burn his own property”. The pursuit continued until the edge of Lackawanna, then the Lackawanna Police Department eventually terminated the chase for the safety of them and the general public. This case remains not cleared.

Evans man charged with 13 offenses

On August 25, Joshua Bish, 31 was arrested for alleged third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle, unauthorized use and possession of a license, improper passing on the right, operating an unregistered vehicle on the highway, operating a motor vehicle with broken glass, registered plate display violation, operating a motor vehicle with improper plates, reckless driving, second-degree facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failed to yield right of way to emergency vehicle, speed violation, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and not restrained by lap safety belt and shoulder harness belt.

Patrol was doing stationary radar when Bish passed by, 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. Patrol pulled out and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Bish continued on, speeding up. The chase continued for about five minutes, when finally Bish pulled over. He was taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded. He was eventually released roadside with tickets.

On August 25, David Paradiso-Ghani, 20 was arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, first offense, moving from lane unsafely, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Paradiso-Ghani’s vehicle was crashed into a tree when patrol arrived on the scene. Patrol suspected the offender was under the influence of something because of his behavior. This behavior was confirmed by SFSTs conducted. Eventually, the suspect had blood drawn and was transported to the Erie County Medical Center on Mental Health Law.

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