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By Lacey Gardner

Andover NY Police report


Labor Day weekend was busy for Andover Police Department

Chief Rumfelt thanks the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department for assistance

From Andover Chief of Police James Rumfelt,

The Andover Police Department responded to a report of an attempted break in at 5 Dyke Street in the Village on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  After interviewing neighbors and reviewing cameras in the area it was determined that the suspect was a former resident of said address.  The property is owned by Allegany County and is abandoned.  There is no threat to neighbors and charges are pending.  

Traffic Enforcement for the Labor Day Weekend resulted in 23 tickets being issued Friday and Saturday.  The following is a list of tickets and the streets they were issued on:

ATV/UTV  Speed greater than 20 MPH        9 tickets issued all on Grove St.

ATV/UTV No Helmet                                   4 tickets issued on Swain Hill Road

ATV/UTV operating after 9 pm in Village      3  tickets issued on Main Street

ATV/UTV operating after 9 pm in Village      2  tickets issued on Rochambaue Ave

Expired Registration Motor Vehicle               1 ticket on Swain Hill

Failure to obey a traffic control device           2 tickets issued on Grove St

Failure to obey a traffic control device           1 tickets on E Greenwood St

Failure to Stop at sign N Main/Rochambaue    1 ticket.

The Andover Police Department also responded to 7 UTV/ATV accidents over the weekend to include one serious injury UTV accident that two patients were flown to Strong Memorial Hospital.  Of the 7 accidents, 4 were local riders, not at Tall Pines(ATV park,) two occurred on town roads, two on private property.  1 was UTV vs. Turkey and 1 was UTV vs. Deer. 

The Andover Police Department investigated 2 hit in run motor vehicle accidents that occurred on N Main St on Saturday.  Both accidents were pick-ups towing trailers that hit the bridge.  No damage appeared to have done to the bridge but the vehicles left several pieces behind.

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