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January 21, 2012- Town of Concord- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard reports the arrest of two Town of Colden men on numerous charges.  Deputy Brad Ballantyne, a sheriff's K-9 officer, was on routine patrol in the Town of Concord in the area of Route 219 and Genesee Road when he heard several shots being fired in the area.  He pulled into the turn-around just north of Genesee, to park his marked unit, in order to attempt to locate the shooting. As he exited his patrol vehicle, he heard the reports of numerous shots being fired in rapid succession, and then heard the rounds buzzing over his head.  He proceeded to exit Route 219 at Genesee Road turning onto Moore Road, which runs parallel to the 219.  He located two male suspects who admitted to having fired the shots at a tree next to a detached garage.  Dozens of fired shell casings were strewn about the ground in the area next to the house.  The 219 Expressway could be seen directly behind the residence.

Arrested were: Douglas A. Reed, age, 52 of Moore Road and Jacob F. Dollas, age 36 of Middle Road, Concord.  Both were charged with counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree; class D felonies.  In addition,Reed was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree for possessing an assault weapon; Dollas was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, due to a previous felony conviction on his arrest record.  Both subjects were transported to the Erie County Holding Center to be held pending arraignment in the Town of Concord Court.