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Area police warn residents of scam

Area police departments are warning residents of a local scam that is going around by a personally addressed letter. The letter says to have an unclaimed reward of $100 in gift savings good for either Walmart or Target. The letter instructs the resident to call a phone number, such as 877-499-2169, with a claim number. The phone number will typically reach someone in a foreign country. Residents are then asked to pay $4.95 for a shipping and handling charge and asked for a debit or credit card number. Police urge residents to not give personal information to anyone over the phone you do not know. If you are a victim of this scam, contact your local police authority. To find more about current scams, visit the BBB’s scam stopper page at

Trooper picking up dinner charges woman with aggravated DWI

COLLINS – On Monday, a trooper from Collins barrack pulled into a local pizza shop’s parking lot to pick up an order when he noticed a car stopped in the middle of Collins Road, near the intersection of State Route 62, with its turn signal on.

The trooper picked up his order, talked to the business owner and then returned to his vehicle. He saw that the car was still there. The trooper approached the car to check on the driver, later identified as Cheryl Lamoreaux, 54, of Hamburg.

Reportedly the trooper smelled alcohol and Lamoreaux appeared lost and had difficulty answering questions. To the trooper, she appeared intoxicated. The officer took her back to the Collins barracks where she was given a breath test which was reported to be .20 percent.

Lamoreaux was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and is scheduled to answer the charge in the Town of Collins Court at a later date.

The Village of Gowanda police assisted troopers at the scene.

North Collins man charged in domestic dispute

NORTH COLLINS – On Monday, Jeremy Yetter, 37, of Brant Road was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with a domestic dispute with his wife.

During the dispute, the wife called 911, and reported her husband was destroying property in the house.

Troopers placed Yetter in custody and reportedly seized a small amount of marijuana on his person. Among the items reportedly damaged were a recliner, a sofa chair, and a coffee table.

Yetter was processed without incident at the Collins Barracks and is due in North Collins Court at a later date.