On Oct. 29, an Orchard Park Police patrol pulled over a vehicle operated by Orchard Park resident Shane Dudley, 40, because he was found to have a suspended license. Officers also discovered Dudley to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating with a suspended registration and unlawful possession of marijuana.
On Oct. 14, an Orchard Park Police patrol pulled over Greg Miszczak, 22, of Holland, for failure to dim lights, and found Miszczak to be operating his motor vehicle with a suspended license. Miszcazak was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Orchard Park Police responded to a report of road rage at the NOCO Express off North Buffalo Rd. Oct 28. The alleged victim, a 19-year-old male from Orchard Park, claimed he was trying to exit the lot when another vehicle cut him off in the lot. The two engaged in a verbal argument, and then the other motorist backed into the victim, injuring his leg. The alleged offender then drove off. The victim tried but was unable to get a cell phone photo of the driver’s license plate. Police say NOCO’s security cameras had not captured the altercation.
On Oct. 18, Orchard Park Police received a call from a Norwood Lane resident, reporting that the beer had been stolen from the fridge in his garage.
On Oct. 27, an Orchard Park Police patrol spotted a vehicle operated by Lisa Boitschenko, 42, of East Aurora, driving with its left turn signal on and swerving outside of its lane. The patrol stopped her vehicle and noticed signs of intoxication. She failed a field sobriety test, and submitted a breath sample for testing, which showed a blood alcohol concentration of .16. Boitschenko was charged with driving while intoxicated, a felony because her license was revoked from a previous DWI charge. She was arrested and became belligerent with officers at the station. Her bail was set at $1,000, which she was not able to pay, so she was sent to the Erie County Holding Center.
On Nov. 1, an Orchard Park woman reported that she had found a hole in her window. Its size led officer to suspect it was caused by a shot from a BB or pellet gun.
On Nov. 1, Orchard Park Police received a call saying a male who appeared to be intoxicated was getting into the driver’s door of a vehicle parked at the corner of Southwestern Boulevard and Abbott Road. A patrol quickly stopped the motorist, Blasdell resident Jeffrey Hudson, 50, and noticed signs of intoxication. Hudson failed a field sobriety test, and submitted a breath sample which came out with a reading of .19 blood alcohol concentration. Hudson was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with diving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana.
On Nov. 1, an Orchard Park man reported a hit and run that occurred in the parking lot of Tops Friendly Markets on Southwestern Boulevard. The victim reportedly noticed an older man in another vehicle watching him in the parking lot. When the victim returned home, he noticed a dent and gray painted on his vehicle, which matched the vehicle the old man was sitting in.
At 1:08 a.m., officer Amy Pfeffer observed a vehicle driving north bound on Abbott Road. The vehicle failed to stay in a single lane. The vehicle was operated by Stephen Graham, a 53-year-old from Blasdell. He failed his field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stay in lane and refusal to take a breath screening test at the scene. He refused to take a breath test at the station. He was released on tickets and will return to court Nov. 19.
At 1:52 a.m. officer Brian Gehring stopped a vehicle traveling north bound on Abbott road for failure to keep right, no tail lights and driving too slow. The vehicle was operated by Brian Keefe, a 38-year-old from Orchard Park. He failed his field sobriety tests. A check of his driver’s license showed an ID only license with 10 active revocations and suspensions. He was arrested and charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right, no tail lights, unlicensed operation and other traffic violations. He refused a breath test. He was held for arraignment.
On Nov. 1, a motor vehicle cut off an Orchard Park Police patrol on Abbott Road traveling northbound. The officer pulled over the motorist, West Seneca man Tim Scheuer, and found him to be driving with a suspended license. He was arrested and released on bail.
At 8:47 p.m. Nov. 2 an East Aurora Police patrol stopped a motor vehicle operated by Patricia Lazenski, a 57-year-old from East Aurora, and discovered she had a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse dated Aug. 8, 2013. Lazenski stated that this is vehicle is owned by LT Wheels, 666 Garland Place, Des Plaines, Ill., and that it is the company’s responsibility to pay insurance on the vehicle.
At 7:17 p.m. Nov. 1, East Aurora Police received a call from an East Aurora can reporting tire marks on his front lawn. The victim reported seeing no tire marks when he left the house around 3 p.m. Upon arrival, patrol noticed 80 feet of tire marks from what appeared to have been a truck with dual tires. Victim stated that he does not know anyone who would have done this to his lawn, and had not seen anyone in the area. Case closed pending further investigation.
At 7:44 p.m., East Aurora police received a call reporting a Chevy Avalanche parked on the complainant’s front lawn. The complainant and his roommate approached the driver and noticed that he was visibly intoxicated. The driver left in his vehicle despite the complainant and his roommate’s attempts to convince him not to drive due to his condition.
A patrol was sent out and confirmed that the vehicle, operated by Orchard Park man Victor Zelenov, 55, was traveling at 69 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone on Route 20A heading westbound toward the Village of East Aurora. Zelenov was driving erratically, swerving and going straight in a turning lane at an intersection.
Officers stopped Zelenov and repeatedly ordered him to exit his vehicle, which he did not do. Officers forcibly removed Zelenov from his vehicle, during which he bumped his head against the side of the vehicle, causing a small amount of swelling to his upper lip.
Zelenov showed signs of intoxication and told officers he had two long guns in his vehicle. Officers detained Zelenov and searched his vehicle, finding a half full pint of “Karpackie Super Beer,” a flask of whiskey and a 50 milliliter bottle of whiskey, all of which were in the driver’s reachable area.
Officers transported Zelenov to the station to perform field sobriety tests. Subject complained of his restraints, pain in his lip and claimed officers punched him in the face. Zelenov refused both to perform the field sobriety tests and to submit a breath sample for testing.
Zelenov was arrested and during processing, continued to make accusations as to who had punched him, altering his story and at one time claiming he had been punched in the face prior to his traffic stop. Zelenov also refused to submit fingerprints and kept demanding to have his lawyer present. However, each time officers gave him his cell phone and a phone book, he refused to make the call.
Zelenov was released to his wife, the registered owner of the vehicle. He was ordered to appear in Aurora Town Court Nov. 20.