Ashford car accident proves fatal

ASHFORD — Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies are investigation a fatal two-car motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 219 in the town of Ashford on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9:35 a.m.

Deputies reported that a northbound vehicle, operated by Anna Schroeder, 18, of West Valley, crossed over the center line and into the southbound lane, then collided with a southbound pickup truck, operated by James Heidrich of Niagara Falls.

Two passengers in the pickup truck, Robert Fetterhoff, 77, of North Tonawanda, and Donald Fetterhoff, 65, of Farmington, Maine, were transported to the Erie County Medical center by ambulance. Heidrich was flown to ECMC by Mercy Flight WNY.

Schroeder was pronounced dead at the scene by Cattaraugus County Coroner Howie VanRensselaer.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

Drunken driver, passenger injured in car accident

August 10, 2013

Drunken driver, passenger injured in car accident


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Tonawanda News — A drunk driver lost control of his vehicle on Twin City Memorial Highway early Friday morning and exited the road, causing serious injuries to himself and his passenger, City of Tonawanda police said.

Richard A. Kiblin, 27, was driving southbound on the highway in the direction of the I-290 when the accident occurred at 1:21 a.m. 

Kiblin, of Walck Road, North Tonawanda, was speeding and failed to negotiate a curve just past the Young Street exit when the vehicle hit a culvert and became air born, Lt. Fredric Foels said. 

The car took out a few signs before crashing into fencing at Uncle Bob’s storage facility, which is located between the highway and Young Street. 

Kiblin’s blood alcohol content was 0.15 percent, and he was transported to Erie County Medical Center with potential internal and spinal injuries. Kiblin was charged with DWI, having an open container of alcohol, imprudent speed and no inspection certificate. 

His female passenger also suffered internal injuries and may have broken her ankle, Foels said. 







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Victims in North Tonawanda car-pedestrian crash sue driver, city

A Buffalo firefighter and his fiancee, both seriously hurt when a drunken driver ran them over on the North Tonawanda waterfront last year, are suing the driver – and the city.

Ronaldo C. Parker and Darnelle Brady charge in a State Supreme Court lawsuit that North Tonawanda was negligent in not having barriers, a situation that allowed the intoxicated Anthony D. Regalla to drive his vehicle across the walkway along the Erie Canal bank June 20.

Regalla, 48, of River Road, Wheatfield, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to aggravated vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated. He faces three to nine years in prison when he is sentenced in Niagara County Court May 6.

Brady, 42, suffered three bone fractures in her left leg, while Parker, 49, had a compound fracture of the left foot and ankle, according to attorney Samuel J. Capizzi.

Brady “has had a number of surgical procedures and probably will face a few more,” Capizzi said. “Both are having ongoing difficulties.”

He said the city bears some responsibility for the crash because there were no barricades, railing, signs or pavement markings from Sweeney Street to the walkway.

“Certainly it was a tragic accident. The city has no liability for that,” City Attorney Shawn P. Nickerson said. “It was a tragic accident by a drunk driver.”

Capizzi suggested that barrel-shaped concrete structures about three feet high might have prevented Regalla’s car from careening onto the footpath.

Nickerson asserted that court precedents protect the city in the case.

“We’re entirely insulated from allegations of negligent design,” he said.

Regalla, who had just left an Oliver Street bar by backing into a parked vehicle, was southbound on Oliver, approaching Sweeney Street. He tried to turn onto Sweeney but was going too fast and went over the curb and across a strip of grass and the path before striking Parker and Brady.

Regalla’s vehicle then crashed into the canal. He and a female passenger were rescued by a witness.

A blood sample showed Regalla’s blood-alcohol content was 0.25 percent, more than three times the legal threshold.

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Man Accused of Driving Drunk Injures Two People – WKBW

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Updated Mar 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT

The Town of Tonawanda Police is investigating an accident which injured two on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Dexter Terrace late Thursday night.

Police say a two-car accident had taken place on the Amherst Side of Niagara Falls Boulevard when a third car struck one of them.

The driver of the third car, 31-year-old Matthew Miller of North Tonawanda, was driving drunk when he smashed into the vehicle.

Following the crash, Miller fled the scene and was later caught on foot by Amherst Police in a nearby neighborhood.

Both drivers from the first accident sustained injuries in the second crash. One of those drivers was seriously injured and taken to ECMC.

Miller was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an injury accident. He’s in custody at the Town of Tonawanda Police station awaiting his initial court appearance.

An Investigation continues.

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BLOTTER: Police reports published Nov. 22

November 21, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Nov. 22


By Rick Pfeiffer



Niagara Gazette
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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:45 PM EST

WHEATFIELD

Man faces fraud, other charges

 

A Wheatfield man was arrested Monday by Niagara County Sheriff’s Office investigators on fraud and related charges.

 

Robert Blume, 33, was charged with with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of third-degree grand larceny. He pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in North Tonawanda City Court and bail was set at $5,000.

 

As a result of a lengthy investigation, Blume is accused of creating the Western New York Emergency Lighting Company and then defrauding his investors. Investigators said at least one victim lost a substantial amount of money after being shown fake business records, including alleged dealings with the sheriff’s office, the Town of Wheatfield and local volunteer fire companies.

 

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after he hit an unmarked Customs and Border Patrol agent’s car and then fled the scene of the accident. The CBP agent told police he was on patrol at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, in the 700 block of Pine Avenue, when he saw a car stopped in the middle of the road. After pulling up behind the vehicle, the CBP agent said the driver put his car into reverse and backed into the patrol car. When the agent turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights, the driver jumped from the car and ran. As officers investigated the accident, a woman called police headquarters to report that her car had been stolen, but the thief had returned to her home to report the accident. Police picked up Eddie Andre Robinson II, 20, 1345 1/2 Pierce Ave., Apt. 1, and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree grand larceny leaving the scene of an accident, unsafe backing and operating a vehicle without a license. Robinson was also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation for lying to police about his identity to avoid being arrested on an outstanding domestic violence warrant.

 

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a work van break-in in the 2600 block of Seneca Avenue. A company supervisor told police that sometime between 4:45 and 9:48 p.m. Monday someone broke into a van by smashing a rear door window. The supervisor said more than $1,700 worth of tools were taken.

 

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after a traffic stop in the 6200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Nathan Emil Booth, 33, 4125 Isherwood Drive, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and reckless driving.

 

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a domestic incident in the 9900 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. Robert Hampton, 50, 9901 Niagara Falls Blvd., Apt. 32, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

 







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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Oct. 29

DWI

George Decker, 34, of Filner Avenue, North Tonawanda was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, officers responded to a call of a property damage accident involving a vehicle into a pole. The vehicle was unoccupied and it was found that the owner lived in North Tonawanda. NT Police were sent to the home to find the owner and figure out who may have been operating the vehicle. NYSEG determined that the pole was completely destroyed. The offender eventually called the Cheektowaga Police Department after arriving home. The offender told police that he pulled out of Mademoiselles, rolled through a stop sign and at the last moment, observed a vehicle coming at him, so he punched the gas to avoid an accident and struck the utility pole. The offender also claimed that he fell in some water after first calling his wife for a ride, rendering his phone unusable. He also reported that he drank several beers and a shot of jack throughout the course of the day. The offender was placed under arrest and submitted to a breath test. He was booked on his charges and released on a summons.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Christopher Leonardi, 33, of Olanta Street, Depew was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having dark tinted windows. The vehicle also had an expired inspection sticker. While the officer was speaking with offender, the officer on the other side of the vehicle noticed a vial of marijuana on the floor of the backseat. The offender was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Oct. 30

Possession of burglary tools

Mark Setlock, 51, of Fath Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for possession of burglary tools.

According to a police report, the offender was sitting in the same parking lot of a business that officers had been called to, because the alarm system was inoperative. The officer approached the driver, who was already breathing heavy and panting. The offender told the officer that he was just sitting and catching his breath because he has asthma. The officer told the offender to stay in his vehicle while he checked the offenders drivers license. The officer observed a hammer on the rear floor behind the passenger seat and a pair of pliers and an adjustable wrench on the rear floor behind the drivers seat. Offender stated that he was just there to pick up cigarette butts from the smoking container outside the business. The officer had the K9 unit do a search of the vehicle and found marijuana inside of a tin in the map pocket on the driver’s door. The offender was booked on his charges and held to see the judge.

Oct. 31

Petit Larceny

Joseph Fisher, 23, of Allen Street, Orchard Park was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting. The officers pulled over the offender at the Sam’s Club plaza and conducted a search of the vehicle. The offender admitted that he took trading cards from a store. The store employee stated that he observed the offender select the trading cards, conceal the cards in his front pocket, and head to the front of the store, without making any attempt to pay. The employee attempted to stop the offender but the offender ran away and left in his vehicle. The offender was booked, processed, and released on an appearance ticket.

Criminal possession of marijuana

Daron Baldon, 43, of Goemble Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having extremely dark tinted windows. Upon speaking with the offender, the officer observed marijuana shakers and seeds on the drivers side floor board, a marijuana shaker in the ashtray in the center cup holder, and a plastic vial containing marijuana shake in the passenger side door panel. The offender stated that he was last arrested for DWI in 2010 and that it was his only arrest. The officers found this to be untrue after looking up the offender. The offender admitted to having a couple bags of marijuana in his pocket. He then became highly agitated and argumentative and attempted to return to his vehicle. At that time officers retrieved five plastic vials of marijuana, matching the empty vial observed in the passenger side door. An additional three bags were located in the offender’s hoodie pocket. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Officers located an additional 12 bags in the rear of the police car, under the cushion. The backseat was checked prior to the officer’s tour of duty, as is done regularly at the start of the shift and there was nothing in the backseat. There was also no one in the back of the police car except for the offender, that could of placed the bags there.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Marquel Alexander, 24, of Dunlop Avenue, Buffalo and Nikolas Alexander, 20, of Dunlop Avenue, Buffalo were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, the offenders were pulled over for having dark window tint. Officers asked the offenders for identification, of which both offenders could not produce. While speaking with offenders, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Marquel stated that they were both smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Upon a search of the vehicle, the officer found marijuana held in a container normally used for contact lenses. Both offenders were placed under arrest and their vehicle was towed. After a complete search of the vehicle, the officer also found crack cocaine, hidden behind the seat cushion of the vehicle.

Nov. 2

Falsely reporting an incident

Michael Patrick, 30, of Linda Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for falsely reporting an incident.

According to a police report, the offender approached an unmarked vehicle and asked the officers inside, if they were police officers. When they told him yes, the offender became extremely excited and stated that someone was in the apartment, waving a gun around, threatening to shoot people, and holding the other people inside of the apartment at bay. As officers were attempting to get more information from the offender, the offender again claimed that the person was waving a gun around, and threatening to shoot the offender, as well as other people. The offender then stated, “He’s going crazy. You need to get in there and stop him before he shoots someone.” As officers were approaching the building, they noticed the person of interest exit the premises. The person was detained at that time and was not found to be in possession of a gun. The officers determined that the offender had falsely reported the incident and was transported to police headquarters.

Oct. 3

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Patrick Darstein, 30, of Loraine Street, Buffalo and Natalie Wojtczak, 21, of Parker Road, Buffalo were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, after being pulled over, Darstein advised officers that he had two hypodermic syringes in his pocket and did not have a card authorizing him to have this property. He was then placed under arrest. Wojtczak admitted to having bags of residue, a bag of heroin, and a straw-containing residue in her shirt. The two were taken to police headquarters and booked on their charges.

Oct. 4

Grand larceny

Frederick Welch, 53, of Farragut Street, Rochester and Doncella Loyd, 49, of Hamiton Street, Rochester were arrested for grand larceny,

According to a police report, officers responded to a complaint of a female and male shoplifter in custody. The shoplifters were being held in the Lord and Taylor loss prevention office. The employee stated that he observed the offenders select merchandise and pass all points of purchase, making no attempt to pay for it. The offenders took $2,208 dollars worth of merchandise, and then took off running and then entered their vehicle located on the Jack Astor’s deck. The employees stated that Welch immediately started to fight with them, and attempted to punch them in the face. They then had to force the offender to the ground and the offender hit his face on the middle median causing a contusion on his left eye. The offenders were processed and held. The officers also located $1,000 worth of stolen property from Orvis inside the vehicle. The offenders had a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers in possession that they used to pull off the sensor tags.

A Rochester duo attempted a Bonnie and Clyde operation Sunday, Nov. 4 when they stole more than $2,000 worth of property from the Galleria Mall.

Frederick Welch, 53, of Farragut Street, Rochester and Doncella Loyd, 49, of Hamiton Street, Rochester were arrested for grand larceny. According to a police report, a Lord and Taylor employee stated that he observed the offenders select merchandise and pass all points of purchase, making no attempt to pay for it. The offenders took $2,208 dollars worth of merchandise, and then took off running and then entered their vehicle located on the Jack Astor’s deck. The employees stated that Welch immediately started to fight with them, and attempted to punch them in the face. They then had to force the offender to the ground and the offender hit his face on the middle median causing a contusion on his left eye. The offenders were processed and held. The officers also located $1,000 worth of stolen property from Orvis inside the vehicle. The offenders had a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers in possession that they used to pull off the sensor tags.

Employee praised after girl struck by car

October 18, 2012

Employee praised after girl struck by car


By Michael Regan



Niagara Gazette
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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:14 PM EDT

Niagara Gazette —

A North Tonawanda girl who was crossing the intersection of Payne Avenue and Wheatfield Street was stuck by a vehicle Thursday morning and sent to the hospital with minor injuries, though one witness cited the quick action of a city employee after the accident. 

North Tonawanda Police Capt. Roger Zgolak said the accident took place just after 11 a.m. and left the girl with “superficial injuries,” while no charges were filed against the cyclist or the driver of the vehicle. 

“He’s really hardworking and dedicated so it doesn’t surprise me that something like that came from him,” Rowles said. “We’re all pubic servants and you’d like to see that response, but Joe would definitely be the first.” 







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Make sure children are riding safely for Child Passenger Safety Week

National Child Passenger Safety Week may have come to an end for 2012, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options as far as making sure children’s car seats are installed safely and correctly.

State law requires children under age 4 to be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat, and older children must use a booster seat with a lap belt and shoulder harness. While the North Tonawanda Police Department suggests parents always read and follow the car seat instructions and vehicle owner’s manuals for proper use and installation, that doesn’t mean mistakes don’t creep in.

In fact, they do far more often than not.

“I would say … probably 99 percent or so of the seats we have show up (at carseat checks) are installed incorrectly,” said Lt. Jim Daugherty of the NT Police Department. “That could mean one thing is wrong that we know of that the parent might not. For example, it might be in nice and tight, but the straps might be twisted.”

Tara Polilla, a child passenger safety technician with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, echoed his words. She estimates the only about 99.8 percent of the car seats she sees are being used correctly. 

“I only get maybe one or two (installed perfectly) a year out of about 150 that I see,” she said.

Polilla listed a variety of issues that are common, from products added to the car seat that shouldn’t be, to rear-facing car seats at the wrong angle for the age of the child, to seatbelts that aren’t locked, expired car seats and retainer clips that aren’t at the right level.

“The retainer clip is often lower,” she said. “But if it’s not airpit level, the baby can become a projectile.”

While many issues have easy fixes, the majority of seats still have further problems, ones that can have serious consequences in a crash … and need can major reinstallation to be safe.

“Gross mistakes are probably 75 percent of the seats, where they’re not tight enough, the parents don’t really understand how to get the seat in properly,” Daugherty said. 

Most often, he said, “The seatbelt of the vehicle is not tight enough. When the car seat is in the car, at the base, it should not be able to move more than one inch left or right where the seatbelt from the car connects. If it can, it is too loose. 

“We want the seatbelt to be tight, less than one inch of movement. That’s generally what we see.”

If the seat isn’t tight enough, in an accident, that means that it … and the child inside … will continue forward in a crash when the vehicle stops. And the consequences can be serious: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States.

However, also according to the NHTSA, that fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used.

Daugherty said the next most common serious car seat mistake is switching children to forward-facing car seats before they really need them. Current recommendations are for children up to age 2, if possible, to remain in rear-facing car seats.

In a crash, he said, rear-facing children are “cradled in the car, whereas when they ‘re forward-facing they’re coming forward and their heads are coming forward.”

Polilla said that many parents also move their children out of booster seats too soon. Children actually need to meet a number of criteria before this is considered appropriate.

“That’s a huge issue, moving the child out of a booster seat too early,” she said. 

“There’s a ton of stuff that we see.”

While there is a lot of information available online about car seat regulations and tips, those who want an expert opinion on the installation of their car seats and if they have appropriate seats can attend free car seat check events hosted by the NT police department, the sheriff’s department and others. Daugherty said that police will not only point out and fix errors, but teach parents and grandparents how to correctly install the seats themselves.

The next NT Police Department car seat check will take place Saturday at Kidz Express, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Hours have yet to be determined. Those who cannot make it to one of the events can call 692-4119 to set up an appointment when a trained car seat safety technician can take a look at their car seats.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor a check from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St., Clarence. Those who cannot make it to a check event can call Polilla at 858-4979 to make an appointment.

Daugherty said that he’s seen several accidents in which the adults in the car have been injured, even airlifted to local hospitals … while children who were riding in the vehicle, in properly installed car seats, emerged unscathed.

“So, really, that’s the bottom line,” he said.

ON THE NET

• www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

• www.safeny.ny.gov

• www.safercar.gov

FOR HELP

A car seat safety check will be presented by the North Tonawanda Police Department on Saturday at Kids Express, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Specific hours have not been determined. Those who cannot make it to that event can call 692-4119 to set up a check.

Other agencies that provide safety checks are:

• City of Tonawanda Police Department. Call 692-2121.

• Niagara County Office of Traffic Safety, Lockport. Call 438-3190.

• Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Call 858-4979. You can also visit www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm for a searchable database.

Safe and sound

National Child Passenger Safety Week may have come to an end for 2012, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options as far as making sure children’s car seats are installed safely and correctly.

State law requires children under age 4 to be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat, and older children must use a booster seat with a lap belt and shoulder harness. While the North Tonawanda Police Department suggests parents always read and follow the car seat instructions and vehicle owner’s manuals for proper use and installation, that doesn’t mean mistakes don’t creep in.

In fact, they do far more often than not.

“I would say … probably 99 percent or so of the seats we have show up (at carseat checks) are installed incorrectly,” said Lt. Jim Daugherty of the NT Police Department. “That could mean one thing is wrong that we know of that the parent might not. For example, it might be in nice and tight, but the straps might be twisted.”

Tara Polilla, a child passenger safety technician with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, echoed his words. She estimates the only about 99.8 percent of the car seats she sees are being used correctly. 

“I only get maybe one or two (installed perfectly) a year out of about 150 that I see,” she said.

Polilla listed a variety of issues that are common, from products added to the car seat that shouldn’t be, to rear-facing car seats at the wrong angle for the age of the child, to seatbelts that aren’t locked, expired car seats and retainer clips that aren’t at the right level.

“The retainer clip is often lower,” she said. “But if it’s not airpit level, the baby can become a projectile.”

While many issues have easy fixes, the majority of seats still have further problems, ones that can have serious consequences in a crash … and need can major reinstallation to be safe.

“Gross mistakes are probably 75 percent of the seats, where they’re not tight enough, the parents don’t really understand how to get the seat in properly,” Daugherty said. 

Most often, he said, “The seatbelt of the vehicle is not tight enough. When the car seat is in the car, at the base, it should not be able to move more than one inch left or right where the seatbelt from the car connects. If it can, it is too loose. 

“We want the seatbelt to be tight, less than one inch of movement. That’s generally what we see.”

If the seat isn’t tight enough, in an accident, that means that it … and the child inside … will continue forward in a crash when the vehicle stops. And the consequences can be serious: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States.

However, also according to the NHTSA, that fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used.

Daugherty said the next most common serious car seat mistake is switching children to forward-facing car seats before they really need them. Current recommendations are for children up to age 2, if possible, to remain in rear-facing car seats.

In a crash, he said, rear-facing children are “cradled in the car, whereas when they ‘re forward-facing they’re coming forward and their heads are coming forward.”

Polilla said that many parents also move their children out of booster seats too soon. Children actually need to meet a number of criteria before this is considered appropriate.

“That’s a huge issue, moving the child out of a booster seat too early,” she said. 

“There’s a ton of stuff that we see.”

While there is a lot of information available online about car seat regulations and tips, those who want an expert opinion on the installation of their car seats and if they have appropriate seats can attend free car seat check events hosted by the NT police department, the sheriff’s department and others. Daugherty said that police will not only point out and fix errors, but teach parents and grandparents how to correctly install the seats themselves.

The next NT Police Department car seat check will take place Saturday at Kidz Express, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Hours have yet to be determined. Those who cannot make it to one of the events can call 692-4119 to set up an appointment when a trained car seat safety technician can take a look at their car seats.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor a check from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St., Clarence. Those who cannot make it to a check event can call Polilla at 858-4979 to make an appointment.

Daugherty said that he’s seen several accidents in which the adults in the car have been injured, even airlifted to local hospitals … while children who were riding in the vehicle, in properly installed car seats, emerged unscathed.

“So, really, that’s the bottom line,” he said.

ON THE NET

• www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

• www.safeny.ny.gov

• www.safercar.gov

FOR HELP

A car seat safety check will be presented by the North Tonawanda Police Department on Saturday at Kids Express, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Specific hours have not been determined. Those who cannot make it to that event can call 692-4119 to set up a check.

Other agencies that provide safety checks are:

• City of Tonawanda Police Department. Call 692-2121.

• Niagara County Office of Traffic Safety, Lockport. Call 438-3190.

• Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Call 858-4979. You can also visit www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm for a searchable database.

Sheriff levels charges in fatal Slayton Settlement Road wreck

September 22, 2012

Sheriff levels charges in fatal Slayton Settlement Road wreck


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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 03:00 AM EDT

Tonawanda News — The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that charges have been placed in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident which occurred in the afternoon of Aug. 24 on Slayton Settlement Road in the Town of Lockport.

Collin Enzinna, 18, a passenger in the car was killed in the accident.

Dillon Sherman, 19, of the City of Lockport was charged with failure to stop while entering the roadway from a driveway and failure to yield the right of way.

Jason Albert, 35, of North Tonawanda was driving an unregistered dump truck with improper registration for agricultural use, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the accident with the New York State Police.

The dump truck also exceeded the weight limit. Albert was also cited for not having the proper DOT stickers on the dump truck. The dump truck was hauling topsoil under the name of A K Topsoil Services located in Lockport.

Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Greer is the registered owner of the truck.

Everybody charged returns next month to the Town of Lockport Court.







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