Cheektowaga Police chase Northtowns man through Amherst

Cheektowaga Police chased a vehicle through a portion on Amherst on September 4th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Cheektowaga Police chased a vehicle through a portion on Amherst on September 4th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A driver involved in a domestic dispute early Monday morning led Cheektowaga Police on a pursuit through a small portion of the Town of Amherst.

The driver caused damaged to a mobile home and vehicle on Tammy Lane in SkyHarbor before he fled town in a silver pickup truck towards his home in the Northtowns.

An officer was able to intercept him on I-290 near Sheridan Drive when the chase started. He got off I-290 at Sheridan Drive but got back on the highway quickly.  He repeated the move a short distance away at Millersport Highway but crashed into the wall while he tried to get back on I-290 eastbound.  Police arrested the man a short time later.

A vehicle on Tammy Lane was damaged by a crowbar type tool on September 4th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
A vehicle on Tammy Lane was damaged by a crowbar type tool on September 4th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that the subject used a “crowbar type tool” to damage a vehicle and mobile home on Tammy Lane.  The resident initially thought the house was being shot at with a gun and police responded to a “shots fired” call.  An investigation later determined the actual nature of the call.  It is the policy of the Cheektowaga Police to not comment on charges or the identities related to domestic incidents. 

A law enforcement source not related to Cheektowaga Police tells the Chronicle that the 24-year-old man was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 3rd and two counts of Criminal Contempt for violating an order of protection and a court order.