Tonawanda News

June 2, 2008

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 3


City of Tonawanda

CHARGED: An 18-year-old city man on his way to a party was issued three summons Saturday night after leaving the scene of an accident on Sharon Drive, police reported.

Ian A. Boyle of 130 Clinton St. was charged at 11 p.m. Saturday with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unsafe speed and driving across a sidewalk.

Boyle told police he was driving a 1999 Ford Escort too fast down Sharon Drive when he hit the brakes and swerved right to avoid hitting a tree, instead striking a fence and a potted plant on the lawn of 40 Sharon.

He and a male friend fled the scene of the accident because they were scared and didn’t know what to do, Boyle told police, who located him at his residence later in the evening.

The two told police they were on their way to a party. Police found an unopened 18-pack of Coors Light in the car and administered a breath screening test on Boyle, which showed negative for alcohol.

CHARGED: Joseph E. Aleksandrowicz Jr., 16, 67 Elm St., surrendered Monday on a warrant for original offenses of endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and menacing on Feb. 24. Aleksandrowicz was held for court.

CHARGED: Joshua A. Sandy, 23, 88 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, surrendered Monday on a warrant for original offenses of petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on May 20. Sandy was held for court.

Town of Tonawanda

CHARGED: David E. Scotland, 54, was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident at 12:15 a.m. Friday. Scotland allegedly called in two false reports, one about a terrorist planning an abduction and another about him being mugged, according to reports. When officers arrived, Scotland said he just wanted a ride home, according to reports. Scotland was held for court.

DWI: Mariah P. Peterson, 28, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 3:20 a.m. Friday. Peterson was stopped for talking on a cell phone when the officer detected the odor of alcohol, according to reports. Peterson allegedly failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused a chemical breath test, according to reports. Peterson was held for court.

DWI: Robert K. Mahoney, 20, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding at 2:08 a.m. Saturday. Mahoney was outside his car after allegedly hitting a tree when the officer detected the odor of alcohol, according to reports. Mahoney allegedly failed multiple field sobriety tests and a chemical breath test revealed a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content, according to reports. Mahoney was held for court.

DWI: Bradley T. Jellig, 21, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding at 4 a.m. Saturday. Jellig was stopped for speeding when the officer detected the odor of alcohol, according to reports. Jellig allegedly failed multiple field sobriety tests and a chemical breath test revealed a 0.14 percent blood alcohol content, according to reports. Jellig was held for court.