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- Police Blotter #84
A manager at McDonald’s reported that one of the
restaurant’s employees walked out with a package of
Canadian bacon, two packages of hot fudge syrup, a
package of ranch sauce, seven happy meal toys, six
cooked grilled chicken patties and two pounds of cooked
A woman walking her dog on Leonard Post Drive claimed
she heard pounding coming from the basement
of one of the homes. Police found that it was the
homeowner’s pet monkey hitting the basement window.
A Lowe’s Home Improvement employee reported that a
white male grabbed a shopping cart, loaded it
with around $1,000 in power tools and left the store without
paying for them.
A complainant reported that a Woodard Road resident was
verbally harassing her because she put up a
A French Road resident told police a man and a woman were
acting suspiciously. The man told police he
and his girlfriend were playing hide and seek.
A Pine Ridge Road resident claimed three young men were
outside holding burning flares.
A passerby told police that a man was riding a motorized
shopping cart down Walden Avenue. The man
was advised and returned the cart to a nearby grocery store.
On Cherrywood Drive, a caller said another man had walked
into his yard and attempted to take his
lawnmower. The man said he wanted the lawnmower for
A landlord at a Nagel Drive residence told police a room left
behind by an evicted tenant was damaged.
The party allegedly took the smoke detectors, garage door
openers and carbon monoxide detectors.
A resident of Wallace Avenue claimed that a neighbor was
shooting arrows in his backyard. The man told
police he was showing his fiancée how to shoot arrows and
promised to stop.
A Rossler Avenue man attempted to pull down a tree limb in
his yard by using an ATV.
A resident of Burdette Drive reported a suspicious-looking
man walking around the yard of a neighboring
home. When police questioned the man, he told them he
was looking for his date, who had not shown
An employee of a Harlem Road store said a female ran
inside wearing only her undergarments. She was
advised to put some clothes on.
State Police reported a woman entered a gas station on
Goodrich Road and attempted to buy alcohol. The
clerk observed that she was highly intoxicated and refused
the woman the sale. After the woman drove
away, the clerk provided the vehicle description, direction of
travel and plate number. A Trooper observed
the vehicle fail to remain in its lane and stopped it. The 43-
year-old operator was arrested for Driving
A patrol received a report of a man wearing a red jacket and
shorts lying in the middle of Transit Road.
The caller said that the man would get up and lay down on
the other side of the road several times.
The owner of a Buffalo Road restaurant reported an
abandoned vehicle had been parked at his business
for five days. The owner said the vehicle belonged to a
former employee, who had been notified that if he
did not move the vehicle, it would be towed. It was.
An employee of a Transit Road business said a customer
became irritated when he was asked for his date
of birth. The clerk claimed that the customer proceeded to
lift up his shirt to reveal a gun on his hip.
A Curtiss Street woman said she kept receiving phone calls
from a jail in Kansas.
An Orchard Park man was charged with DWI after patrol
responded to an accident in a Union Road lot.
While speaking to the subject, the officer smelled alcohol,
and the man said, "Yeah I hit him. I was eating
a chicken wing and texting." His blood alcohol content was
Two complainants came to the police station to report that
they saw an older male get out of a vehicle on
South Grove Street, holding what looked like a large amount
of hair in his hands. The man then placed
the hair on the north side of the street, took out a can and
began pouring liquid over it. Patrol went to the
area and found the hair and an iced tea can. The hair, or
what appeared to be hair, was gray and white in
color with reddish color in some areas as well.
A Meridian Street man returned home from working out of
town to find a man lying on his couch.
Clarence Troopers investigated a report of a man asleep at
the wheel in the McDonald's drive through
lane on Main Street. Troopers were able to arouse the man,
who showed signs of intoxication and failed
roadside sobriety tests.
A vehicle entered a road check being conducted by the
Buffalo Strike Force Detail on Lisbon Street. A
Trooper observed that the operator was drinking a beer and
that the vehicle had bald tires. The operator
failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for
Driving While Intoxicated.
A Walden Avenue resident said a man smashed a cinder
block on her driveway and left.
A man was reportedly lying on the front lawn of a Union
Road hotel. The man told police he was tired
from working all day and wanted to take a nap.
A resident of Hartford Road reported a person sprayed a
vehicle tire product on his grill and put an
unknown substance in the oil tank of his lawn mower.
A resident of Lancelot Court reported his newspaper had
been stolen from his mailbox numerous times.
A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that she found a
grenade while cleaning her father's basement.
A man reported that a woman who was wearing sunglasses
and had blonde hair stopped and stared at
him for a long period of time while he was on Myron
A Walden Avenue woman said there was a gopher in her car.
A woman on French Road told police she had been struck by
a vehicle. Police found that the woman had
actually fallen off her bicycle because she was intoxicated.
An employee at a Walden Avenue restaurant claimed a co-
worker threw hot water at him.
Youths reportedly broke into the concession stand near a
school pavilion, where they stole ice cream.
Officers found ice cream wrappers and an unopened ice
cream sandwich nearby.
Graffiti was discovered on the side of a hardware store’s
warehouse building. The numbers “716” were
Smoke coming from the basement of a Hall Road residence
turned out to be a burned-out sump pump.
- Police Blotter # 83
• A Springfield Drive female reported her children were
playing in the house with improvised
• A group of children were “performing death-defying acts
in front of motorists” at Hanley Park.
• A Halstead Avenue resident reported an intoxicated
neighbor across the street walked over, took
the children’s toys away, swore at the children and left.
• An 85-year-old woman left her son’s home in Buffalo and
drove in a reckless manner through
West Seneca and Cheektowaga. She was found and stopped
eventually by the Cheektowaga police
and was returned safely to her home.
• A Countryside Lane man reported that sometime overnight
someone entered his unlocked vehicle
and stole several bags of recently purchased school supplies
• Two women got into a public fight and were throwing
water bottles at each other in Orchard Park.
• A Winterhall Road man reported finding his car covered in
ketchup, toilet paper and an “unknown,
• Patrol responded to Main Street near Davidson Road at 2
a.m. for a report of three teens lying in
the middle of the road. The teens were advised.
• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard pet business
where an employee reported a $25 bill
for dog grooming services was not paid.
• An employee of a Main Street grocery store a man opened
dozens of toothpaste boxes, put the
tubes into a duffel bag and fled the store.
• A Panama Lane resident reported garbage had been stolen
from in front of the house for the
fourth time in eight months.
• Two sisters, ages 22 and 23, were having a loud argument
over bacon in a Marne Road residence.
• A road rage incident on Walden Avenue led to one
motorist throwing a bag of ice at another’s
• A Boston woman reported that she stopped to fill her tire
at Stadium Mobil and, as she did, put
her change purse on the top of her car. She then drove
away, not realizing until hours later that she
never retrieved the purse from the top of the car. In it were
her wedding ring, necklace, earrings
and cash totaling $4,160.
• A Lakeview Avenue woman reported that she’s being
repeatedly harassed by a tenant at her
home. When she arrived home that day, the tenant was
screaming at her and telling her that she
was going to kill her. The tenant, a man, told her that her
primary offense is that she walks too
• Patrol responded to Oak Lane for a neighbor dispute. A
female accused a male
neighbor of damaging her lawn mower.
• Patrol responded to the Clarence Inn Motel for a report of
an intoxicated male who was sitting in
the road in a recliner. The subject and his chair were
removed from the roadway.
• A McKinley Avenue resident reported that her 100-pound
white goose lawn ornament was stolen
from her property.
• A naked female was seen being chased by a male with a
flashlight on Pine Ridge Road.
• An Edmund Street female requested a checkpoint on her
house, because her husband would be
out of town, and “strange things happen when he is gone.”
• A child called 911 from a Kevin Court address reporting
that the battery on his toy Jeep was going
• Deputies responded to Kalayne Lane for a report of a
larceny. An intoxicated male claimed that
someone stole his pants and beat him up.
• Patrol confiscated a rock as possible evidence in relation
to a broken greenhouse window at a
French Road business.
• More than 300 prescription pills were reported stolen from
a Harlem Road apartment after it was
ransacked. Approximately $400 hidden in a Bible was also
• A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after
allegedly hitting another vehicle in the
Mighty Taco drive-thru on Ridge Road. When she pulled
over to exchange information with the
victim, she apparently also drove onto and over the curb.
She admitted to patrol that she previously
drank three glasses of wine while taking Xanax.
• A 5-foot-long python bit a dog on Toelsin Road.
• A female patient of a Harlem Road doctor kept coming
into the office and telling the doctor that
Jesus told her that “she is to have sex with him.” Police
warned the woman not to return to the
• A Linda Drive female was not happy with the way her
daughter was doing the laundry.
• A Ellicott Drive female reported a female in another
apartment was threatening to beat her up
because she “took too many meatballs and way too much
• A female in the produce section of a Transit Road grocery
store reported a female slapped her in
the face and said she “shouldn’t leave her kids in the car.”
• Police advised a small group on Clinton Street to “wrap it
up for the night” after a complaint of
loud music was received.
• A Jamison Road caller reported an intoxicated male was
urinating outside, then reentered his
vehicle and continued to drink. He was charged with
exposure and released on appearance tickets
to a third party.
• A David Drive resident reported that her neighbor was
trying to disrupt her party by mowing his
lawn and using a grass trimmer near her guests. The man
was also allegedly letting his dog run
around her lawn.
• Deputies responded to Cedar Road for a male that showed
up at a residence demanding that the
complainant’s son stole money from him. The male had
gone to the wrong house.
• An employee of a Sheridan Drive fast food restaurant
reported that a group of three male
teenagers were being rowdy and threw a rock at a vehicle
parked in the lot.
• A resident of Tonawanda Creek Road reported two men
were in his yard with a baseball bat and a
12-pack of beer. The resident told police he told the men to
leave his property after he spotted
them urinating near a bedroom window.
• A confused male wearing a clown outfit on Cleveland Drive
• An employee of a Cleveland Drive funeral home
complained that youths were skateboarding in
the parking lot and making too much noise.
• Patrol responded to a motel on Main Street, Clarence, for
the report of a snake in the
• A Stolle Road caller reported an ongoing issue with a
barking dog. The dog’s owner was notified
and agreed to find someone to take care of it when he is not
• Five cats were reported missing from a Clinton Street
business. One owner reports that a couple
was in the business near closing time the night before and
inquired about the cats.
• A small pop-up camping tent, which the owner had just
assembled the night before, was
removed from a backyard on Mill Road.
• Patrol arrested a man accused of being intoxicated and
stealing nearly $200 worth of groceries
from Tops on Harlem Road. The man was observed walking
in the southbound lane of traffic on
Harlem, despite there being a sidewalk, about a half-mile
away from the store.
• A woman reported that seven Sunoco gas station bumper
stickers were applied to her vehicle on
- Police Blotter #82
• A Cleveland Drive female said she "lost her husband"
inside the house.
• A Buffalo man was arrested for driving while intoxicated
after striking a
fire hydrant, an above-ground pool, two fences and
shrubbery on Center Road.
• Colonial Wine & Spirits reported that a man walked into
the store and put a
bottle of Knob Creek Whiskey into his jacket before walking
out of the
• Kohl's department store on Amelia Drive reported that a
man tried to leave
the store with two packages of Jockey underwear worth $54.
• An Arthur Mussara Parkway male reported his wife left him
for two months to
go work for the carnival, leaving him to take care of two
children. The male
wanted police to file abandonment charges.
• A guest in a Walden Avenue hotel reported people in a
nearby room might be
setting up a meth lab.
• A male called from Corrine Lane stating that an unknown
male had followed
his wife from Amherst and that he and some friends had the
in on a dead-end street. The man was a private investigator
investigating an insurance disability case. The investigator
been following the wrong person.
• A large battery weighing 130 pounds was taken from a
pay loader that was
parked behind Reserve Fire Hall on Berg Road. The battery
was said to be
• A man was observed loading approximately 2 tons of
scrap metal from Ebenezer
Railcar on Indian Church Road into his red pickup. When the
questioned his actions, the man asked, "Is this steel?"
• A woman on Naples Avenue reported receiving a call from
Saks Fifth Avenue in
New York City to confirm the purchase of a near-$550 pair
of sneakers. The
woman called the store's fraud department to stop the
• Patrol followed an alleged drunk driver who was swerving
on Seneca Street
and who did not activate his vehicle's headlights. Upon
initiating a traffic
stop, the vehicle struck the curb and went up onto the
striking a road marker. The driver had bloodshot eyes and
garbled speech. In
an attempt to recite the alphabet, the man repeated "AB3"
• A 32-year-old man from Glenwood reported that his car
caught fire while
driving on Milestrip Road.
• A Tamark Court male called police because he didn't want
to live there. However, the complainant's wife did want the
brother to live
there, so he stayed.
• Traffic was disrupted on French Road by a dog relieving
itself in the middle
of the road.
• Police responded to a North Seine Drive residence where a
male and female
were having an argument about how the pizza had been
• A Currier Street female reported a male has been writing
messages in the
snow on her car while she is at work and leaving presents
from her at her
• An East Cherbourg Drive male reported his girlfriend used
Security number to get a job at the Walmart on Transit Road.
• Police received reports that a woman was standing outside
by the cars at the
Cheektowaga Records Center on Maryvale Drive, saying she
needed someone to
guard the cars because a congresswoman had taken hers.
• A Washington Avenue resident was arrested for
harassment after he threw a
coffee table down a flight of stairs.
• Police responded to Olmstead Avenue after a man
reported his girlfriend's
son broke the cover of the thermostat and damaged the
• Employees of a Broadway retailer called police to report a
larceny. While en
route to the store, the manager flagged down an officer. He
had cornered the
suspect between a truck and a fence.
• A Euclid Avenue resident reported that his son was
threatening to kick in the door. An officer reported that the
locked himself out of the house and that both men were
• A Buffalo man reported parking his car on Southwestern
Boulevard and leaving
his keys in his car. When he returned to it five minutes later,
was gone. The vehicle was a Chevrolet Lumina with "lots of
rust and a loud
• A woman called from Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church to
report that her vehicle
had been stolen. She was confused about where she had
parked her car. She
was assisted by patrol.
• A male called from Oakway Lane with questions about a
check he received from
a country in Africa. The man was advised that it was a scam.
• An employee of a Maple Road dental office reported that a
was causing a disturbance at the business. The employee
said the man, who
cancelled several previous appointments, was in the office
for dental work
but was unhappy because he had to wait his turn.
• A Jerome Drive female reported her soon-to-be ex-
husband was calling her
business customers claiming to be an FBI agent and telling
them that the
business was under investigation for fraud.
• A Losson Road resident reported finding an intoxicated
male lying on top of
the complainant's car, vomiting on it. The complainant
believed there was an
underage drinking party going on nearby.
• An Orchard Park man reported that someone went into the
jacked the car up, and stole the tire and rim. The son of the
his friend got mad at him and proceeded to steal the tire as
• Patrol responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle
parked on Lein Road. It
was learned that the female passenger had an outstanding
warrant out of the
Town of Tonawanda for prostitution. She told patrol she was
waiting for a
friend named "Mike." However, both her clothing and
indicative of prostitution.
• An unknown male wearing a Mario Brothers T-shirt
reportedly struck another
man in the face at a Union Road bar.
• Patrol responded to Cambridge Avenue where four people
were attempting to
free a vehicle that was stuck in the mud. The driver was
observed to have
slurred speech, poor coordination and a strong odor of
alcohol on his
breath. He said they were coming from Niagara Falls where
they watched the
guitar drop, during which time he "drank a lot of whiskey."
The man refused
to recite the alphabet, stating that he did not know it.
• A resident of West Overlook Drive reported that a window
on his motor home
had been broken. He believed that it may have been related
tree-trimming crew working in the area.
• A Cleveland Drive male wanted his wife removed from the
house because she
was swearing in front of the children.
• A male who was riding his bike around Town Hall and the
Police and Court
Building told police he was bored because the power was
• Police responded to a fast food restaurant on Niagara Falls
a group of females reportedly were unhappy with the ice
cream cones they
ordered. An employee of the restaurant told police that after
became agitated, they threw the ice cream cones through
windows. Several employees were reportedly struck by the
• A resident of Fairgreen Drive reported an intoxicated
neighbor was yelling
at him about garbage in the yard.
• A West Seneca resident found the words "DEAD MAN"
written in shaving cream
on his driveway.
• A man stole nearly $200 worth of crab legs and shrimp
from Wegmans on
Orchard Park Road.
• A woman was caught attempting to steal several items,
including a metallic
Santa-style bra worth $10.99, from Kmart on Orchard Park
• A 49-year-old man from Ohio was caught soliciting
tickets to the Buffalo
Bills game on the Route 219 ramp at Milestrip Road and was
charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing traffic, being a
a prohibited part of the state highway and soliciting on a
- Police Blotter #81
• Police received a call of a suspicious person standing
outside a Walden Avenue shopping mall with a live snake
hanging around his neck.
• A Redleaf Lane resident reported three teenage males
were carrying a baseball bat and a golf club. The
complainant told police the youths were not “using them
for the appropriate sports.”
• A resident of Brantwood Road reported her daughter had
left clothing at her friend’s house a couple weeks earlier.
She told police the clothes were thrown into a bag and left
on the front porch of her home.
• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business
where approximately six people were reportedly pushing
each other in front of the main entrance.
• Police responded to Bernhardt Drive where a resident was
reported her upstairs neighbor was sounding a high-
pitched device to annoy her as retribution for complaining
to the landlord.
• At the Foot Locker on Amelia Drive, three females
entered the store and one stole a pair of Nike Air Max
sneakers worth $144. While two of the women distracted
the store clerks, she slipped the sneakers into her purse.
Earlier, one of the women tried to return a white T-shirt
and black shorts to the store, but the store wouldn’t let
her because it sells only sneakers.
• An Abbott Road woman who owns property on Baker
Road said she noticed her furniture had been turned
upside down, a wooden bench smashed and her garden
torn up by a vehicle that drove through it.
• Following a physical altercation between a male and
female in a Slate Creek Drive residence, the grandmother
wanted police to advise the mother “not to argue in front
of the baby.”
• Police received a report that a woman stole a 25-foot
hay elevator from a barn on Jewett Holmwood Road. The
owner of the barn said that he wanted the property
returned and the woman was advised not to enter the
• Police responded to Florence Avenue on the report of a
larceny and disorderly conduct of several male youths. The
youths allegedly stole two street signs, one “No Parking”
sign and one “Truck Route” sign worth a combined total of
$700. Officers discovered two males in a driveway who
denied the claim, yet the signs were clearly visible inside.
• A man found a silver heart and other markings had been
spray painted onto his vehicle, which was parked in his
driveway on Woodward Drive.
• On Buckeye Road, a resident reported an unknown
person was tampering with Halloween decorations on his
• The clerk at a gas station on Main Street reported a
suspicious white Chevy in the parking lot. A male kept
getting out of the vehicle and coming into the store to
attempt to sell the clerk drugs. The passenger had been
grinding up aspirin on the floor mat and attempting to sell
it as cocaine.
• A man called from Roseville Drive. He was upset because
people were using him as a reference without asking his
• Patrol responded to Kmart on Orchard Park Road to
investigate a road rage and reckless operation incident
between the drivers of two vehicles. According to the
report, the female driver was approached by the male
driver of the second vehicle, who asked why she was
driving recklessly on Ridge Road. The female reportedly
became vulgar and bit the arm of the male driver’s son —
he had identified himself as an officer with the
Lackawanna Police Department.
• A woman suspected of shoplifting was said to have
passed all points of purchase at Kmart on Orchard Park
Road with more than $900 worth of merchandise. Items
included a vacuum cleaner, air mattress, “Dora the
Explorer” chair and doll, a password journal, pool float
and two Yankee Candles.
• A driver was stopped on Cindy Lane for speeding and
following another vehicle too closely. The driver told
patrol he was just down the road from his house and
asked for a break because he had a “bad day.” Patrol
observed that the driver had slurred speech and glassy
eyes. The suspect said his eyes were red due to having
“pink eye.” He then failed several sobriety tests.
• A landscape worker reported that his backpack blower
was stolen while he was mowing the back yard of a Union
Road residence. The blower was valued at roughly $800.
• A Roycroft Boulevard resident reported a male neighbor
was standing on his lawn, digging and yelling “grow,
• Two males were walking with beer on Park Edge Drive.
When questioned, the males told police “the beer fairy
disposed of it.”
• A Westcliff Drive man reported that a “larger than
average size” pyrotechnic device or explosive was
detonated in his pool. It caused roughly $5,000 worth of
• A woman’s Texas Long Horns doormat was removed
from outside her Center Road home. She told police that
her neighbor had a party the night before and she believes
someone from the party took the mat.
• The manager of an area Tim Hortons reported having
been short money since early October. Video surveillance
reportedly captured a female employee taking a $10 bill
from a register and placing it in her blouse.
• Patrol responded to a home on Wildwood Place on the
report of a possible domestic incident. Upon arrival, patrol
knocked on the door of the home but realized the caller
was outside on the sidewalk. The woman who came to the
door was argumentative and screamed obscenities at
patrol before slamming the door. Patrol knocked on the
door again to advise the woman that she was under arrest
for disorderly conduct.
• Patrol responded to Tampa Drive where a man was
found slumped over in the driver’s seat with “drool
dripping down his chin.” Officers failed to wake the driver
after several attempts. They broke the window to extricate
him, after thinking that he might have stopped breathing.
The man finally awoke and had impaired speech and
bloodshot eyes. He could not remember where he was
coming from but admitted to “having some beers.”
• An Orchard Park man made three appointments for
someone to come and look at the wood-burning stove he
was selling, and each time, the man didn’t show up. The
victim claims the man didn’t show up just to be annoying.
• The security alarm went off at a local carwash. A man
was reportedly trying to buy an air freshener from the
vending machine when it came ajar and set off the alarm.
• A 13-year-old female and an 11-year-old male offered
to rake a Pine Ridge Terrace resident’s leaves for $25.
When the homeowner declined, the youths began
scattering the leaves all over.
• A Canadian woman reported that her purse was stolen
from a friend’s vehicle while it was parked at the Ralph
Wilson Stadium for a Buffalo Bills game. When they
returned from the game, they saw the car was damaged,
but they didn’t call police because they had poor
• Employees of a store inside the Walden Galleria reported
a female who appeared to be intoxicated and smelled like
alcohol offered $100 to be able to leave her three children
in the store. The female told police she was joking.
• A resident of Siegfried Drive reported finding an eight-
inch bone on his front porch. He told police we was
worried because he was unsure if it was a human bone or
from the remains of an animal.
• An Orchard Park woman brought 26 guns to the police
station for safekeeping while they are being transferred
from her father’s gun license to her own.
• A male asked police to escort him when picking up his
child, because he was “afraid the child’s mother would
beat him up.”
• A Linda Drive female reported a male wearing a white
shirt that “looked like a drug addict” was pounding on her
• A woman reported that her 16-year-old son had been
missing for 24 hours. While patrol was interviewing the
complainant, her son sent her a text message to pick him
up at his friend’s house.
• A Shepard Avenue resident complained that there was
yelling and screaming coming from an upstairs tenant. An
officer reported that a pair of individuals were discussing
school supplies and were advised to lower their voices.
• Three bowling balls and a pair of bowling shoes were
removed from the open bed of a man’s pickup while it was
parked on Orchard Park Road.
• A Ransom Road resident stated that there was a
suspicious man driving a lawnmower in her backyard. The
woman’s husband had apparently hired a lawn service but
had neglected to tell his wife.
• A suspicious vehicle reported on Goodrich Road involved
a male and female looking in a drainpipe. They were on a
worldwide geocache scavenger hunt, and an item had
been hidden in the pipe.
• The driver-side mirror of a woman’s vehicle was broken
off after it was struck by a water balloon while traveling on
Seneca Street in the area of a banquet facility.
• An Arrowood Lane woman reported finding a bicycle at the bottom of her
Duff's on Orchard Park Road reported that one of its electronic game
machines was broken into, and $114 worth of game tokens were stolen.
Several lawn ornaments were taken from a Cathedral Drive property, including
one gnome that held a sign stating, "Gnome, Sweet Gnome."
Two individuals were arrested after patrol found them on Seneca Street
inside a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The driver spoke Spanish
only, but the passenger, who spoke some English, called her sister to
respond to the scene and act as a translator. Patrol learned that the
vehicle, which was unregistered, uninsured and displayed a stolen vehicle's
license plate on its front end, had reportedly been given to the subjects as
a "marriage present."
- Police Blotter #80
• An Arrowood Lane woman reported finding a bicycle at
the bottom of her
• Duff's on Orchard Park Road reported that one of its
machines was broken into, and $114 worth of game
tokens were stolen.
• Several lawn ornaments were taken from a Cathedral
Drive property, including
one gnome that held a sign stating, "Gnome, Sweet
• Two individuals were arrested after patrol found them
on Seneca Street
inside a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The driver
only, but the passenger, who spoke some English, called
her sister to
respond to the scene and act as a translator. Patrol
learned that the
vehicle, which was unregistered, uninsured and displayed
a stolen vehicle's
license plate on its front end, had reportedly been given to
the subjects as
a "marriage present."
• A Woodell Avenue resident reported neighbor children
were jumping from the
roof onto the complainant's trampoline.
• A customer at a Union Road electronics store
complained that a security
officer wouldn't wash his hands before checking the
• A Linden Street resident reported a neighbor was
hanging laundry on the
complainant's fence and refusing to take it down.
• A Knox Avenue woman had a loud party that continued
into the morning as well
as a large, uncovered fire pit.
• Police found an amorous couple in a car parked in the
ramp at the Walden
Galleria. Police reported the couple was "heavily engaged
• A naked elderly male was found by a shelter in
Cheektowaga Town Park. Police
reported the male "took cooling off a little too far."
• An elderly man at a Thruway Plaza business was advised
not to eat the chips
before paying for them.
• A woman called from St. Stanislaus Cemetery, stating
that she had dropped
her keys into a grave. She had actually dropped them into
a sewer grate, and
• Jim Ball Cadillac Buick GMC on Southwestern Boulevard
reported that someone
stole four tires and rims from a Cadillac Escalade parked
in the lot. The
estimated loss was $67,000.
• A Benning Road resident reported three street signs
lying in the road. Two
were speed limit signs and the other, a stop sign.
• A male allegedly tried to leave Tops on Orchard Park
Road without paying for
paper goods that were observed tucked under his arm.
Also, a mug and glass
jar candle were seen bulging out of his pants pockets.
• Twelve pairs of sunglasses worth $1,625 were stolen
from a locked display
case at Council Opticians on Seneca Street. The key was
said to have been
left on top of the case.
• At Kmart on Orchard Park Road, a man allegedly stole
two televisions and two
speakers on two consecutive days. Both times he left
through the garden
• An Ellis Road woman reported that her dog got into a
fight with a raccoon.
• A wedding reception on Graystone Lane went awry when
the portable unit used
for cooking by a caterer in the driveway malfunctioned,
• The landlord of a Juniper Lane residence reported a
tenant being evicted
hung a dummy from a tree with the landlord's name on it.
• An upturned turtle was reportedly causing traffic
problems and blocking the
entrance to a driveway on Dodge Road. The turtle
• A Fairglen Drive resident reported that two boys put an
empty stroller in
the middle of the road, and after she told them to stop,
they followed her
around the neighborhood, swearing at her.
• Police responded to a report that a motorist opened her
gas tank to fill it
and found an M-80 fire cracker was inside.
• Police responded to a report on Millersport Highway that
two youths were
throwing rocks at passing cars.
• A Longmeadow Road resident wanted police to advise a
neighbor about throwing
trash over the fence for the last two weeks.
• A customer of a Niagara Falls Boulevard department
store reported that a man
parked in a burgundy minivan was behaving
• Police responded to a Maple Road business where an
intoxicated female was
refusing to leave.
• Police were called from a bike path phone on Tonawanda
Creek Road. When
police answered, the person who called said, "Oh wow,
this really works,"
and hung up.
• An employee at a home improvement store on Niagara
Falls Boulevard reported
that a pressure washer from outside the store was stolen
by a man in a black
• Police arrested a male for criminal trespassing in a Broad
The male reportedly left a cell phone and vomit in the
• A Breezewood Drive man reported that someone entered
his property and threw
all his patio furniture into the pool.
• A Silent Meadow Lane man reported that someone used
his MasterCard to
purchase $3,200 worth of plus-sized women's' clothing.
• An Aurora Avenue man unknowingly lent his car to an
reportedly used it to steal tools from a construction site.
While doing so,
the man received a call from his friend, who was heading
to a nearby pawn
• A physical altercation between a 16-year-old female and
her mother stemmed
from the mother buying school supplies for a younger
• Two 10-year-old boys tried to steal a game from a
Thruway Plaza Drive
business, but the manager sent them on their way. The
boys were then seen on
the curb outside crying, because one of their bicycles had
• A Meadowbrook Parkway female reported a neighbor
took a bath, brushed her
teeth and did her laundry in the complainant's pool.
• A motorist pulled over on the Kensington Expressway
because he dropped a
cigarette and set his pants on fire.
• Patrol arrested an Edson Street man who was belligerent
and charged with
disorderly conduct. The man was reportedly intoxicated
and had slammed his
front door several times, agitating neighbors. He told the
patrol he was
looking for his pet.
• A man on Marlow Drive reported that 50 bottles of beer
and a bottle of vodka
were stolen from his garage.
• An employee of the Buffalo Postal Community Federal
Credit Union on Orchard
Park Road reported coming to work and smelling an odor
of bleach throughout
• Two drunken males were vomiting and arguing on the
porch of a Winkler Road
house over which one was more sober to drive.
• A Cheektowaga woman reported her ex-boyfriend
posted on Facebook that she is
a "fat slob."
• A West Grand resident reported his neighbor on Central
pounding stakes into the ground at 1 a.m. The male was
assembling a swing
set and was advised to do it during the day.
• A Viola Drive female reported her neighbor cut up her
• Two teenage males were going door to door on
Greenleaf Lane, asking people
if they knew how to dance and wanted residents to come
out and show them.
• Two young males were knocking on doors on Garden
Village Drive, asking
people to donate money to charity. When asked, they
could not identify the
charity they represented.
• Patrol removed a chair in the roadway on Route 400 near
the Maple Street
• An Elma woman reported that a woman was giving out
her phone number and
information so people could harass her.
• A dancer from a Genesee Street night club reported
another dancer threw hot
coffee on her.
• A resident called to report an incident that happened
with their new nanny,
of only 10 days, who is from Poland and on a school study
The nanny said she was going to the library with the 4-
year-old twins in her
charge. Later, the resident got a call from the nanny, who
said that she was
lost in Cleveland, Ohio.
• Deputies responded to a business on Transit Road to
investigate a couple
selling puppies out of a vehicle. The driver was cited for
and uninspected vehicle and advised not to sell items
without the proper
• A vehicle was reported to be driving erratically on
Goodrich Road. The
driver admitted that she had been distracted by her child
and almost went
through the red light at County Road.
- Police Blotter #79
• A Melody Lane female reported her 16-year-old child stole her credit card and
used it to buy
a car and other items.
• Police advised a Zent Court resident to grind coffee beans at a reasonable hour
after a noise
complaint from a neighbor.
• A Kaymar Drive landlord reported that the tenants he evicted moved out three
days prior to
their deadline, however they stole the refrigerator from the residence.
• A 911 hang-up call came in from a residence on Stonebriar Drive. A female at
stated that her 5-year-old son was trying to call the Easter Bunny.
• In Lancaster, a man complained to police about his neighbor’s property saying
that kids built
a large fort out of scrap wood and debris. He thinks it’s an eyesore and dangerous
for the kids
to play in.
• An officer on patrol saw a car speeding on George Urban Boulevard with heavy
damage to the passenger side of the car, including a missing headlight. The
driver told police
he had crashed into something on his way home from a gentleman’s club but
wasn’t sure what
• Orchard Park Police received a call from a man who called 911 to report that he
and wearing black clothing. He then hung up. With the help of a cell phone
located the man and he threw a rock at the approaching police car.
• Police received a call from a security officer for a West Herr car dealership who
finding a locked safe on the premises.
• A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after patrol observed his vehicle
through a steady red light at Seneca Creek Road and swerve several times on
Union Road. The
man told patrol, “I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been drinking,” then produced a Rite Aid
for ID instead of his driver’s license.
• An Olean Road man called to report that while he and his live-in girlfriend were
Town Court, someone broke into his residence and took a red Snap-On “Rick
tool box valued at $2,800.
• A Jewett Holmwood Road woman complained of threatening text messages from
man to whom she had sold her car. After the sale, she said she received a text
the man saying the power steering was not working. The man texted her back in
terms stating, “Karma will come and get you.”
• On Capen Boulevard, a resident reported his vehicle’s tires and his house’s
light were damaged by a neighbor.
• A West Falls man said that as he exited his driveway, his neighbor, who was on
“gave him the finger.”
• A 14-year-old East Aurora boy was reported lost. The father had dropped the
child off on the
• A Slate Creek Drive resident reported someone keeps stuffing a hair weave into
• A Wilshire Road resident told police his neighbor was harassing him by leaving
Alcoholics Anonymous in his mailbox.
• An employee of a Sheridan Drive restaurant reported that two boys who ordered
with a counterfeit $10 bill. Police discovered that one of the teenagers had used
collectible currency to pay for the order. Upon request by police, the teenagers
paid the bill
with valid currency.
• A 14-year-old boy reported that an acquaintance stole his cellphone. The two
over a restaurant bill from the night before, and the acquaintance, a 25-year-old
man, reportedly said the teen would get his phone back when he paid his share of
• A Euclid Avenue male complained that his brother-in-law stole his phone. Police
determine what had actually occurred and advised the pair to call back when
• A woman in Clarence called 911 to report that she was having telephone
problems and could
not hear through her phone line because of static.
• Patrol responded to Shimerville Road for a report of a five-year-old child who
The child was upset about not being able to go to the park and had hidden under a
• A resident of Golden Oak Circle reported that a male that she did not know was
sitting on her
back porch. The male told her that he wanted to live there.
• A Marlene Drive male wanted police to talk to his mother, because she hits him
every time he
goes outside to smoke.
• An Orchard Park man said he left his home for one hour, and when he came
back, he found a
plastic tote at the end of his driveway with motor oil and Antifreeze inside.
• A Fairoaks Lane male invited an unknown female back to his house. She took
$200 in cash
• On Campus Drive, a resident reported workers replacing the roof of the
listening to the radio at too high of a volume. The resident also told police the
• Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Thompson Road. It was a
arguing over something that had happened at church.
• A Howard Drive woman stated that her 21-year-old son had locked her out of
the house after
they argued over a dog he had brought home.
• A female called from Roseville Lane to report a burglary in progress and locked
bathroom for protection. It was her son. His mother thought he had moved out
the day before.
• A Genesee Street male was bouncing a ball in his apartment because he thought
television was too loud.
• A man reported that his son took his credit card unknowingly from him and had
thousands of dollars in charges. When he received a bill for $3,400 and called the
company, he was told the balance exceeded $10,000.
• A Cayuga Road landlord complained that he did not want his tenant to have
• The Rite Aid Pharmacy on Union Road reported that a man came into the store
and tried to
steal two 20-packs of beer and some soft drinks. He walked past the cashier,
prescription, pretending that it was his receipt.
• A Reiman Street male reported his mother and aunt were drunk and “going at it.”
argument reportedly started over Mother’s Day flowers.
• Police received a suspicious person call about two males hiding near a ditch in a
Street field. The two males were shooting a rap video.
• Police were called to the Amtrak station for the report of an intoxicated
removed a man from the train who had a flask in his back pocket. He was taken to
a motel to
sober up until he could take another train the next day.
• A man reported that he gave a lady friend he had been dating for three months
his debit card
and PIN number to buy pizza. She made more than $650 worth of purchases in the
and had not returned.
• Patrol removed a lamp in the roadway at Clinton and Aurora streets.
• A Potter Avenue resident reported that someone entered his garage overnight
and stole a leaf
blower, weed whacker and hedge trimmer.
• A North Tonawanda man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Girard
Avenue. He told
police his female passenger was the original operator of the vehicle and “went
• An officer observed a car stopped in the driving lane on Berg Road and pulled it
driver said she lived in Pennsylvania, and when the officer asked for her
replied, “Just leave me alone.” She attempted to roll up the window while the
officer still had his
flashlight half inside it and the window broke.
• An unknown male stole several punch cards and the puncher, used toward
earning a free ice
cream, from Great Lakes Station on Union Road.
• A young female was caught attempting to steal 27 six-packs of Pepsi and Diet
Tops on Harlem Road.
• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant reported a customer
purchased a cookie
with a $50 bill and duped the store cashier into returning an incorrect amount of
• An employee of a Flint Road business reported an intoxicated man was standing
in the middle
of Maple Road and would dance whenever vehicles would pass him.
• A young Buffalo male was taken home by his mother after he was initially
speeding on Clinton Street. The male’s license was said to be revoked in part for
intoxicated exactly one year ago to the day.
• A resident of Travers Circle reported four youths in the hallway of the apartment
were discussing “egging something.”
• A complainant opened a door on Creekside Drive and was punched in the face by
• A woman on Idlebrook Drive complained that her husband was throwing her new
belongings out the door in a verbal dispute over their swinging lifestyle.
• An Orchard Park man reported that he came home and noticed the tarp that
motorcycle was on the ground, blowing in the wind. He then saw that his
• Patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of an abandoned,
house on Transit Road. The driver and a passenger were found inside the vehicle
seats tilted all the way back. The driver told patrol they were “just chilling” before
be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe.
• A resident of Evans Street reported his debit card, license and Buffalo Sabres hat
from his vehicle overnight.
• A South Wales man was charged with stealing $72.03 in groceries from a Grey
and admitted to doing it once before.
• A man harassed a police officer after he was stopped for talking on his cellphone
on Mineral Springs Road. The man said to patrol, “Are you going to harass me
every day?” He
then told the officer to take his badge off and that he knows where he lives. “I’ll
get you,” he
• A man was stopped on Orchard Park Road for operating a vehicle with a
Two pieces of blank paper were taped in place of the registration and inspection
stickers on the
- Police Blotter #78
• Police received a report from a North Buffalo Street
resident who said that when her husband came home with
the groceries, her neighbor became verbally abusive
because he slammed the door of the apartment. The
neighbor then swung at the husband with a cane. He
missed but struck a milk jug.
• The owner of a business on Southwestern Boulevard
reported a pole pruner and leaf blower were stolen from a
truck in his parking lot.
• Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Jamison
Road over the son not doing his homework.
• Cows were reported to be in the middle of Clinton
Street. Deputies moved them off the road but were unable
to locate the owner.
• A caller on Clinton Street said his brother-in-law
threatened him while at church.
• A caller on Billington Road complained of flooding in the
yard due to a neighbor plowing snow into the ditch.
• A Washington Avenue resident reported that someone
stole a gutter from the side of his house. The complainant
felt that his neighbor had something to do with it.
• A 23-year-old Wardman Road resident reported that he
was having racy thoughts and would like to speak to
someone at Buffalo General Hospital.
• A pickup truck had allegedly driven down North Drive, a
dead-end street, then through a resident’s back yard and
onto South Fisher Road. The lawn was said to be
• Telephone wires leading to a resident’s telephone box
on Beechwood Drive were cut. The resident found no
evidence of footprints leading to the box.
• Patrol located a suspect vehicle on Orchard Park Road
that was thought to have been involved in a hit-and-run
accident. The man failed several sobriety tests and was
found to have paper in his mouth in an attempt to
interfere with the chemical test. He told patrol, “I don’t
trust your machine.”
• A man called from a mall on Transit Road stating that
his rights were violated because security escorted him
from the building. The employees of a hair salon stated
that the man had made racial jokes that were insulting to
other people in the store.
• A resident of Devon Lane reported an unknown person
entered his vehicle overnight and spilled gasoline on the
interior as well as cut the seats.
• A patron of a North Bailey Avenue business reported the
owner of a clothing repair shop would not give her a
refund even though her boots were not repaired correctly.
• Deputies responded to a vacant house on Sheridan Drive
for a report of suspicious men with flashlights. The men
were contractors doing some work prior to demolishing
• An Allison Drive male accidently dialed 911 when he was
trying to clean ants off his phone.
• A Losson Road male asked police officers to come to his
house and yell at his 17-year-old stepdaughter.
• A soccer game in Lancaster turned violent after a player
was ejected by the referee during the match. The player
was ordered to leave the building but returned about 30
minutes later, entered the field of play, and punched
a player on the other team in the face.
• A Depew police officer was approached by a woman who
said she was in a fight on Main Street with another
woman, whose identity she was unsure of.
• A resident of East Summerset Lane reported a person
rang his doorbell and yelled “Open the door, or else you
are going to get a ticket.”
• Police responded to a disturbance call on Maryvale Drive
of a male screaming in a parking lot. When stopped by
police, the male told the officers it was none of their
business and that he was just walking home.
• A Drake Drive female reported her 18-year-old son was
hanging around an older male and wanted advice because
the older male is a transvestite.
• A woman having a house built on Abbott Road reported
that the man doing her plumbing work made threatening
remarks to her after she fired him.
• A truck driver called police to complain that his
girlfriend was breaking up his Peachtree Road residence.
He said his girlfriend found pictures of his ex-girlfriend.
• An employee of a Harlem Road doctor's office reported a
cell phone was stolen from the top of her desk. Through
the use of a global positioning system that is inside the
phone, police were able to locate the phone in the
backyard of a nearby residence.
• Police responded to a domestic incident on Parkdale
Avenue. Both parties appeared to be intoxicated and both
told police they began to argue over the man not buying
cigarettes for the woman.
• An Orchard Park woman reported that a man she has a
restraining order against called her. She told him on the
phone that she didn’t want to speak with him. He called
her back 72 times and also followed her on the Thruway.
• A female called from Transit Road to report a suspicious
incident. She had been looking at vehicles at an auto
dealer in Depew earlier that day. She then saw two sales
people in the same store as she was at the mall. She felt
that they might be following her. The employees of the car
dealer had gone to the department of motor vehicle office
inside the mall. It was purely
• A Lancaster man reported that a woman walked into his
home while he was asleep and refused to leave. The
woman told police she would not leave the house because
if she did, her spirit would die in the house and she
would be a walking dead. The woman was charged with
second-degree criminal trespass. Later, when the woman
was being arraigned, she kept reciting a prayer and
refused to acknowledge the judge, who charged her
with criminal contempt.
• A Williamstowne woman reported that a female neighbor
was burning something purposely to make the
complainant sick to her stomach.
• A Ridge Park Avenue woman reported a group of
children had “snowballed her husband to the point of
injury” two days earlier.
• A complaint was lodged against the Cheektowaga
Sanitation Department, stating it would not pick up a
barrel of refuse on Borden Road. Department
officials said that the barrel was full of poultry flesh, and
that they would not pick it up unless it was packed in a
• Someone from a Southwestern Boulevard bar called to
report that the jukebox looked like it had been punched,
causing the glass to break.
• A Patricia Lane male reported his girlfriend had punched
him in the face while he was trying to leave for work
because he had stayed at his friend’s home for the whole
Super Bowl game.
• A mail carrier reported getting hit by a 55-year-old
woman with a cane on Andrews Avenue.
• A motorist reported that while he was stopped at a red
light on Eggert Road, two teenage males jumped on the
hood of his car and then fled the area by foot.
• A resident of Foxboro Lane reported discovering a live
bat flying around in her son's bedroom.
• A West Seneca woman sent several money transfers,
totaling more than $180,000, to 14 unknown suspects
through Western Union. The victim was told the money
was for “insurance” installments toward a $5 million prize
that she allegedly won. When the suspects called asking
for an additional $36,000 to “hold the reward,” the
woman realized she had been scammed.
• A vehicle was observed entering the exit ramp from
Route 400, and proceeding to make a U-turn to return
onto Seneca Street. When the vehicle was stopped, the
driver told patrol his license was suspended because he
“forgot to fill out some form.”
• A van was found operating on Potter Road with no
license plates and two flat tires, both of which were
shredding. Further investigation revealed the registration
and plates had been surrendered more than a year earlier.
- Police Blotter #77
• A resident of Astor Ridge Road told police that she saw
gold-colored aliens in the distance on Chestnut Ridge Road.
She told officers that the aliens were sitting in a parked
vehicle with red and yellow flashing lights.
• The manager of the Family Dollar store on Orchard Park
Road said two men walked into the store and stole $100
worth of body wash and shower gel.
• Police were called to Rite Aid to investigate a shoplifting
complaint. It was reported that two men first concealed two
boxes of Red Bull in their jackets. The employee confronted
them, and they gave the boxes back. They also cut a video
recorder down from a security rack. The same employee
confronted the men a second time, and they returned the
• A Vernon Drive resident complained that firefighters
responding to a fire alarm in her house wouldn’t remove
• Police responded to a call on Broadway of a woman
pushing a baby in a stroller on the street. The woman said
she had to buy cigarettes and the sidewalks weren’t
• The bartender of a Union Road restaurant reported that two
males had left without paying their $10.86 bar tab. The two
males reportedly asked for their check before walking
outside to “have a cigarette,” and then were observed driving
• A woman was caught attempting to steal about $130 worth
of goods from Kmart on Orchard Park Road by passing all
points of purchase on a motorized scooter. Merchandise
included three packages of underwear, two bath and four
hand towels, and several packages of candy and snack items.
• A Williamstowne male complained that a female from
another apartment kept coming over and making threats to
give her money. The male claimed there would be a “call to
arms” if the police don’t put an end to this.
• A woman driving on Walden Avenue reported she was
stopped at a red light when tires rolled down the street and
hit her car.
• A customer of a drug store on Hopkins Road reported a
group of 10 youths was using chalk to write on the exterior
wall of a nearby business.
• A resident of Saratoga Road reported that approximately 15
youths were throwing snow at each other as well as passing
• An employee of Wegmans on Orchard Park Road observed
a shoplifter run out of the store toward Loxley Court. Patrol
tracked the suspect’s footprints to a nearby parking lot
where the man was found lying down inside a vehicle in
possession of nearly $30 worth of lobster.
• A Claudette Court resident reported a neighbor had tried to
open the complainant’s door and accused the complainant’s
boyfriend of stealing his garbage.
• Police strongly advised a driver who was doing donuts in
the parking lot of a Walden Avenue restaurant. The driver
continued doing donuts after police left, but got stuck.
• A resident of Princeton Avenue reported the neighbors in
her building were pounding the walls of her apartment as
well as destroying shoes that were in the common hallway.
• A Clover Place male called police because his wife’s car was
blocking his in the driveway, and she refused to move it.
• A young couple from Buffalo was involved in a rollover
accident on Indian Church Road. The male driver told police
he was arguing with his wife when his truck hit a snow bank
and went off the roadway.
• Patrol observed a vehicle fail to stay within its lane of
travel, while also stopping in its lane inexplicably while
driving on Clinton Street. The male driver told patrol he was
reading a newspaper in attempt to find an address.
• Police responded to a Berg Road address where an
altercation between residents and an automobile repossessor
had ensued. A woman hit the complainant with a broom
before he pushed her into the snow to stop her. Then, two
males opened the driver-side door of the tow truck when the
complainant used pepper spray as his defense. One of the
male residents then used a hockey stick to strike the truck
several times before breaking a window.
• The manager of a Clinton Street restaurant reported a male
walked in, flashed a badge and said he wanted free food.
• A 13-year-old Cherrywood Drive male reported his mother
was “freaking out” and that he was upset about the way his
mother was yelling at him. Police advised the boy that his
“mother is the boss.”
• A male flagged down a patrol car on Andrews Avenue and
asked what would be the best route to walk home to
• A man was found sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle,
with the motor running, while parked in the lot of Nino’s
pizzeria on Orchard Park Road. He admitted to drinking beer
earlier in the night.
• Police responded to a pawn shop on Transit Road after a
Lancaster male attempted to sell a 190-piece tool set which
he had stolen from his father.
• A suspicious man was observed near a woman’s vehicle
while it was parked in the Wegmans parking lot on Orchard
Park Road. When the woman returned to her vehicle, she
found one of the wiper blades on the windshield was bent
out of position.
• A driver on Union Road was found to have a suspended
license after patrol stopped his vehicle for displaying an
inspection sticker that had expired 10 months earlier.
• An employee of a Union Road gas station reported a
woman stole cigars, but left her ID behind.
• A woman at a Thruway Plaza drive fast food restaurant
called police to complain about the customer service she was
• Police responded to a disturbance call on Paradise Court. A
male had complained that his wife had locked him out of the
house and took his keys.
• Police investigated a complaint by an Orchard Park man
after he discovered his credit card was used to make
purchases in the country of Greece.
• A Cowing Street man was charged with second-degree
harassment after attacking his neighbor with a snow blower.
The victim was shoveling the end of his driveway while the
subject, 60, intentionally aimed the shooter on the snow
blower directly at the victim’s face.
• Police received a call of a male walking up and down
George Urban Boulevard, asking females if he could stay at
• A resident of Pheasant Run Road reported to police that he
was worried a bird outside his window was near death.
• A female responded to the police station on Union Road to
obtain information on how to have her license plates put
back on her vehicle after having her license suspended.
• A man took a taxi from Cheektowaga to Lancaster and told
the 83-year-old driver that he would pay the fare if he took
him to a Bowen Avenue address. When they arrived, the
passenger told the driver he had to go somewhere on foot to
get the money, but he never returned.
• Police responded to a road rage incident on Union Road.
Reportedly, two motorists were spitting on each other after
following each other around town.
• Police received a call from a Lyman Avenue resident that a
sick raccoon was in the garage and wouldn’t leave.
• A man in a vehicle on French Road was reportedly punching
and pulling the hair of someone in the front seat. When
police questioned the two, they said they were “just joking
about getting a haircut.”
- Police Blotter #76
• A Williamstowne resident reported hearing noises from
outside the building, but
the complainant just wanted to say goodbye to officers
before moving to the
• A Poinciana Parkway man wanted to file a missing
persons report for his wife,
who was staying with family and no longer wanted to
speak to him. The man said
she had to come home, because he didn’t know how to
cook for himself.
• A fire was reported on North Davis Road in Elma. The
resident was cleaning the
oven, which caused smoke to fill the house.
• Someone was reportedly blowing large piles of leaves
onto Willardshire Road.
• An Orchard Park man discovered unauthorized charges
which occurred in
Virginia on his credit card.
• State troopers encountered an occupied, disabled black
Lincoln Navigator on
Main Street. The driver claimed that he ran out of gas and
said, “Please don’t take
me to jail.” A file check of the vehicle indicated that it had
been stolen from
• A road obstruction was reported on Sheridan Drive. The
patrol removed a rake
from the road.
• A Lancaster man reported that as he was driving on
Broadway, another motorist
became irate. The suspect parked near the victim’s vehicle
and used a stick with a
chain to smash the rear window of the victim’s car.
• Police attempted to serve a warrant on Fairfield Avenue.
Officers said that they
heard a woman talking inside the apartment, and they
themselves as police officers and asked to speak to the
woman. A man inside
replied that she wasn’t there, but they could come back
later. Officers again heard
a woman inside and re-identified themselves, adding that
if the occupants did
not open the door, it would be forced open. After the
residents again refused to
open the door, it was forced open, and the woman was
found talking to police
and reporting that someone was trying to break into her
• A Depew resident reported that someone spray-painted
a name and a hand
depicting a rude gesture onto his fence.
• A 19-year-old Cheektowaga resident called police to
say his mom was crazy
and that he needs Valium and Xanax.
• A Cleveland Drive resident reported loud music coming
from a car parked in the
driveway of a gas station. The complainant said when he
asked someone to turn
down the radio, the person “flipped him off” and turned
up the music.
• Representatives of a construction company working on
Weiss Avenue told
officers that 49 pieces of lumber worth approximately
$700 were stolen from the
• A Kenmore resident flagged down an officer and
reported suspicious activity
outside a local bar. The officer found a female coloring on
the sidewalk with
• A manager with a land development company told police
that a teenager drove
over a private roadway on his property, leaving mud
behind. Officers found the
suspected vehicle at Lancaster High School and advised
the driver that the
complainant asked that he return to clean up the mud.
- Police Blotter #75
• A Lancaster man hired by the town to trap a beaver on
the bike path reported that he had two
“Town of Lancaster” magnetic emblems stolen off his
vehicle as he worked.
• An officer saw a vehicle turn without signaling and
riding in two lanes and stopped the vehicle on
Transit Road. When the officer was about to issue tickets
for illegal signal and driving while talking
on a cell phone to the driver, he said, “Just give them to
me. I’ve been through this plenty of times”
and began to swear at the officer.
• A Griffith Road resident reported loud laughing at a
• A Transit Road resident reported a break-in and told
police the suspect was the complainant’s
“crack head grandson.”
• A generator valued at $480 was stolen from a shed on
Royal Crest Road.
• An Orchard Park woman said she received several
unwanted telephone calls over the last month.
When she answers calls from the number, she can hear
numbers being pushed.
• The owner of a Broadway business reported that
someone tipped over a Porta-Potty and
attempted to break into a storage barn.
• A Lancaster man responded to the station to report that
he struck a deer on Pleasant View Drive
and went off the road. Police followed the man back to the
alleged accident scene but found no
evidence of the incident. When confronted with the
information, the man then said he actually
struck the deer in Akron.
• A Gates Street woman reported a stolen television, then
began saying the “F” word and hung up.
• An Alpine Place woman reported a female who had
delivered pizza to the address the night
before showed up at 2 a.m. asking for money.
• A resident of Denrose Drive reported an unknown person
stole four solar lights from his garden.
• On Marine Drive, a resident reported approximately four
youths “hanging around in front of the
house” were swearing at him.
• A youth who drove three bicycles to a home on Cherry
Tree Lane on three consecutive days later
claimed each of them was stolen.
• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard motel, a customer reported
the business' manager was nasty to her
when she wanted to book a room for a second night.
• An Ivyhurst Road resident reported two pumpkins were
stolen from the front porch of her home
and an empty antifreeze bottle was left in their place.
• Police responded to a complaint on Alexander Avenue of
a group of youths walking down the
street. Police advised two youths of the dangers of
snowball fighting with discarded Zamboni ice.
• An employee of a Union Road business reported that a
customer informed him that a car alarm
was going off. The employee discovered it was his vehicle
and that an unknown person smashed
the rear window and ripped out a speaker box and
amplifiers worth an estimated total of $60.
• A village building inspector reported that the Halloween
decorations at a specific home may be a
• Police found a vehicle with heavy front-end damage in
the middle of Erie Street. The driver
struck mailboxes, a fire hydrant and a telephone pole with
the vehicle. “I know I’m intoxicated.
Just arrest me,” he told officers.
• Patrols responded to a report of an attempted break-in
in a Transit Road parking lot. It was a
Buffalo man who had locked his keys in his car.
• An alarm was reported on Forest Creek Drive. It was
caused by a loose pet inside.
• A customer at a Delaware Avenue doughnut shop
reported that there was a man sleeping at a
table inside. The subject told police he had just
consumed some pain medicine, which made him
• Several reports were received about a man who had
taped a dog’s mouth shut and then carried
the animal over his shoulder while walking on Delaware
- POLICE BLOTTER # 74
• Police responded to a complaint at a restaurant on
Thruway Plaza Drive that a female knowingly ate a meal
and did not have any money.
• A Garfield Street man reported that someone smeared
grapes on his vehicle, damaging the paint.
• A suspicious vehicle was reported on Boncliff Drive. It
was a patrol car, and the caller was advised.
• Police received a complaint from a woman who said she
tried to pick up a phone charger from a Straley Avenue
residence, but the “whole house went wild.” Occupants
threw beer bottles at her so she said she would return to
claim the item after everyone sobered up.
• Police received a call about a vehicle striking a parked
car on Mechanic Street. The suspected driver told them
that a bad shoulder caused him to hit the vehicle while he
was turning onto Cotton Street. A witness told police that
the suspect also ran over garbage cans on Sawyer Avenue.
• A Cleveland Drive resident reported that a 17-year-old
male was “acting like a fool” and not listening to his
stepfather. The male was advised to clean his room.
• A Bernice Drive resident reported a neighbor was
watching adult videos, which could be seen through the
windows. It turned out the neighbor was watching Disney
• A Carefree Lane man called police to complain that his
son was spending too much time in the shower.
• A representative of a Dick Road store reported that a
Buffalo man stuffed three packages of meat down his
pants and left the store without paying.
• Police responded to a call on Walden Avenue of a
“scruffy woman in need of a bath” standing in the median
holding a sign that said “need ride.” The woman was
reportedly begging for money to get back to Boston.
• A larceny was reported on Big Tree Road in Wales. A
wishing well was taken from the front yard.
• An Orchard Park man told officers he was concerned
because his Buffalo Bills season tickets never arrived in
• Police were contacted by a Hillpine Road resident who
complained about his neighbor’s dog barking for 45
minutes. The complainant added that the dog’s owner
calls the police on everyone else and “it’s about time he
got something back.”
• Deputies reportedly arrested a driver on Girdle Road
when they found him asleep in his vehicle, which was
located in a ditch.
• A Depew resident reported that she received a call
saying that she had won $1 million and that she had to
send the caller $209 via Western Union for shipping to
receive a package and her prize. She gave the information
and two phone numbers for a suspect in Jamaica to police.
A police officer called one of the numbers and also was
told that he had won, but he was instructed to send
$400.99 via Western Union.
• A Lancaster woman reported that she noticed paper
towels and a case of green tea were missing from her
• A Main Street man reported that he pushed a vehicle
from one lot to another because he was given permission
to park the vehicle there. When he returned to retrieve the
vehicle, he noticed its windows had been broken and “No
Parking” had been written on it with blue spray paint.
• A Savage Place resident reported finding a cash register
on his property while doing yard work. The drawer still
contained a $20 bill.
• After receiving a complaint that someone in the
neighborhood was stealing garbage cans, police advised
an Ivanhoe Road man not to use garbage cans that can
blow down the street.
• Police charged a 41-year-old Orchard Park woman with
driving with a suspended registration. They said she later
walked to the Department of Motor Vehicles, straightened
out the issue and got her license plates back.
• A Buffalo woman was charged with petit larceny and
third-degree robbery after she allegedly attempted to
shoplift about $510 in merchandise from a new Wal-Mart
that had opened the same day on Transit Road. The
woman allegedly fled the store after fighting with a
• A resident of Washington Highway reported the music
being broadcast through a nearby school's public address
system during practice was too loud and was disrupting
• A resident of Summer Hill Court reported in September
that an unknown person has been removing the Wall
Street Journal from her mailbox since May.
- Police Blotter #73
• On Harwood Drive, a resident reported a male walking
door-to-door in the neighborhood, asking people if he
could see their gas and electric bills.
• A Broadway resident called to say her dog had locked
her out of her running car.
• An extra patrol was requested by a Kenmore resident
after her elderly mother received a phone call from a man
stating that he had a crush on her.
• A caller reported that a suspicious male was sitting in a
green vehicle parked on West Hazeltine Avenue. An
officer spoke to the male, who stated that he was just
getting some sun.
• Police responded to a Maple Road business where two
male youth customers were reportedly relieving inside the
store. The manager asked the youths to leave and they
responded by repeating the offense in the corner. The
teenagers fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers.
• The son of a West Seneca resident reported seeing a
neighbor kneeling next to the front tires of his mother’s
car. The complainant found two nails pinned up against
each front tire. Patrol confronted the suspect, who was
intoxicated and confrontational. While attempting to
handcuff the suspect, a nail matching the others in
question fell out of his pocket.
• A patrol responded to an accident in Elma, where a
vehicle drove off the road into a Llama pasture. No
injuries were reported.
• Sheriffs investigated a report of a stolen vehicle on
Clinton Street. The subject reported that he went to warm
up the car and when he returned to it, the vehicle was
gone. It was eventually recovered in Buffalo.
• A Main Street woman reported that she suspects a
neighborhood teenager of stealing packages that were
verified as delivered to her doorstep. Loss was listed at
• A Lockport man reported that as he was traveling along
Interstate 90, a utility company truck passed him and
steel washers and a rod flew off the truck and damaged
the man’s vehicle.
• Police responded to a call from a Walden Avenue hotel
that a man who was not staying at the hotel had been
wandering around and smoking a cigar all day. The man
stated “Mr. Millenium” told him he could stay there
anytime. Police escorted him off the premises.
• An Autumnwood Drive resident complained that “dem
boom boom boomers” were starting early.
• After initially stopping a 53-year-old Orchard Park man
for speeding, he was additionally charged with having an
unregistered motor vehicle, improper plates, second
degree aggravated unlicensed operation, broken
windshield and no insurance. His license was suspended
three times in the last three years as well.
• A Fairgreen Drive resident reported a stray cat was in
his basement. He said the feline would not leave the
house and each time he attempted to bait the cat out of
the house, it hissed at him. The cat was finally baited out
of the residence by using the scent from an open can of
• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business
reported approximately 30 people in their 20s were
listening to loud music and consuming alcohol in the rear
parking lot. When police arrived at the scene, they
discovered seven youths playing Frisbee while drinking
• A Lancaster business owner reported that a caller
ordered food and he could hear laughing in the
background. When the owner called back to verify the
order, another person answered the phone and threatened
to burn down the business. An investigation revealed that
a 12-year-old boy made the initial call and his friend
answered the return call.
• A 25-year-old Fillmore Avenue man was charged with
burglary after reportedly invading a home across the
street, looking for beer.
• Police stopped a 23-year-old Park Place resident who
was running in the middle of Main Street. When police
approached the man, he reportedly turned around, ran
backward and said vulgar statements to the officer while
punching the air in front of him.
• Police responded to a call on Walden Avenue of an
intoxicated woman lying in a snowbank. She told police
she was just “cooling off.”
• A Cromwell Drive man reported that a female, not his
girlfriend, bit him in the chest.
• Patrol responded to Seneca Street after receiving a
report of a vehicle driving erratically. The driver was said
to nearly strike the curb when attempting to pull over and
then struck the patrol vehicle after putting her own vehicle
in reverse. The woman failed multiple sobriety tests and
refused to take a breathalyzer by asking police, “Why
• Officers responded to a West Seneca home due to an
intoxicated man who attempted to use a plow truck to
push other vehicles out of his driveway.
• A disturbance was reported on Ransom Road. It was a
child misbehaving, and his mother was advised.
• A motorist in Williamsville reported a driver appeared to
be falling asleep while his vehicle was idling at several red
lights. Police were unable to locate the driver.
• A resident of McKinley Avenue reported a raccoon was
living in the attic of the home.
• Two drivers were reportedly engaged in a road rage
incident on Route 400 after make crude gestures to one
another and twice driving into each other’s vehicles before
one vehicle was sent into the center median.
• Police responded to Clinton Street for the report of a
highly intoxicated female who was walking in the middle
of traffic and attempting to get into stopped vehicles. She
told police she had been drinking in Arizona earlier that
• While on patrol, a Town of Tonawanda police officer
observed a vehicle without a rear bumper or rear license
plate traveling on Colvin Boulevard. Upon speaking with
the driver, the officer detected an odor of marijuana and
asked the driver if he had any marijuana in the car. The
driver replied, “Yes, I have two dime bags.”
• A caller reported that while he was walking on Delaware
Avenue, he was approached by a man who knocked him
to the ground. The caller said the man said, “Watch where
you are going,” and then walked away.
• A Lancaster couple reported that someone added his or
her name as an authorized user of their Macy’s credit card
and charged a pair of $900 shoes in California.
• A security company representative reported that voices
were heard inside a Broadway business that was closed
for the night. Police investigated and found a broken front
door; the owner reported that cigarettes valued at $1,669
• Police responded to a call from a Walden Avenue bar
about a group of males yelling at a group of females over
• A Springfield Drive mother wanted something done
about a 10-year-old boy she said threw sewer water in
her son’s face.
• A Walden Avenue business complained that a male was
threatening everyone because the customer service was
• Police responded to a call that a male was hanging out
of a car window and throwing up on Wagner Avenue. He
appeared to be intoxicated, and the car was swerving.
• A Grand Boulevard resident complained that a male in
his early 20s was seen walking around the neighborhood
with a basketball and appeared to be checking out the
houses. The complainant said the male had approached
her earlier in the day and asked to play in her yard.
• Patrol stopped a vehicle on Sharon Drive after receiving
reports of erratic driving. The vehicle eventually came to a
stop after striking a snow bank on the side of the road.
The 18-year-old male driver acted oblivious to patrol
knocking on the vehicle’s window and then handed over
several documents that had nothing to do with the traffic
stop Patrol found alcohol, marijuana and a smoking device
inside the vehicle.
• A resident reported that a suspicious man driving a
maroon-colored minivan said his brother used to live at
the residence and wanted pictures of the inside of the
• A vehicle was reported to be parked diagonally on
Wichita Road, blocking a town plow and other traffic from
getting through. The male driver was still asleep at the
wheel with the engine running. He became belligerent
after failing several sobriety tests.
• Police were called to a Walden Avenue hotel on a
complaint that a sweet 16 party was getting out of
control. Police received a second call that a mother from
the party was yelling profanities in the hallway.
• An elderly Cheektowaga woman called police, stating
that someone was in her closet and wouldn’t come out.
• Police responded to a call on Ivanhoe Road that a female
refused to leave after a dispute over who would take a
child to school.
• A Union Road woman called 911 because she didn’t
know how to use her phone.
• A resident called police to complain that a neighbor
was plowing snow into the complainant’s yard after a
verbal altercation. The neighbor then went down the
street and plowed more snow onto the complainant’s
• A Lancaster woman reported that someone used her
identity to receive $5,486 in dental services from a local
• At a Main Street restaurant, an employee reported a
customer hit him with a mop. The report stemmed from
the employee seeking to clean up food the customer
spilled on the floor.
• Officers responded to Audubon Parkway near the
Amherst Police Headquarters where a motorist was
reportedly driving eastbound on the westbound section of
road. The driver told officers she was lost.
• A resident of Bernhardt Drive reported a skunk was
reportedly walking around the neighborhood.
• One day after police had a disabled vehicle moved that
was left at the corner of California and Milestrip Roads in
a snow bank, a 17-year-old Orchard Park male came to
the police station to claim it. He was charged with leaving
the scene of an accident.
• The owners of a laundromat on Abbott Road discovered
that a rug worth $300 was missing.
• Police responded to a property damage accident on
Transit Road. Officers asked the driver where she was
coming from, and she replied that she was drinking at a
nearby bar because “I work my butt off and I deserve it.”
• Police were called to Windermere Boulevard where a 13-
year-old was refusing to get out of bed.
• A Kensington Avenue resident complained that someone
walking on the street pointed a laser into the house.
- Police Blotter #72
• A man who appeared intoxicated attempted to return an
open container of
beer to a Sheridan Drive grocery store. He
became belligerent when the manager informed him of
the return policy.
• A Mount Vernon Road resident complained about a
house on Washington
Highway that had a bird feeder that was attracting
too many birds. The complainant said she called Erie
County Health Department
regarding the volume of bird droppings.
• An Orchard Park man reported he was being harassed
on Facebook. He
believes the person responsible was someone whom
he used to be friends with. The friendship ended on bad
terms, he said.
• While officers were performing a search warrant on
Orchard Park Road, they
discovered a container of alleged cocaine in
the jacket of a 52-year-old Buffalo man to whom they
were serving the
• Police saw a vehicle with an expired registration and
stopped the vehicle on
Muskingham Street. The driver, a Cheektowaga
man, didn’t have a license. The officer said he noticed a
Gatorade bottle and a
piece of foil converted into smoking pipes, and
they appeared to contain marijuana residue.
• A Rochester woman reported that someone stole $755
from a wallet she kept
in a nightstand in her Freeman Drive hotel
• An auto shop owner complained that 200 brake shoe
cores, which were
stored in a bin in the parking lot behind the
building, were taken.
• A Dumas Place resident reported that someone stole a
pot roast from out of
his freezer. Canned food and a package of
socks were taken from his home the previous week.
• Police responded to a call about a vehicle stuck in a
snow bank on Carter
Street. As they spoke with the driver, officers said
they noticed an odor of alcohol and signs of intoxication.
The man failed field
sobriety tests and was released on his own
• A representative of a Transit Road store reported that
someone stole a
• A Mill Street resident reported not seeing any lights on
at McDonalds on
Sheridan Drive and wanted it checked. Patrol
reported everything was OK — the restaurant is only open
after midnight on
Friday and Saturday.
• A 17-year-old Cheektowaga girl and a Hamburg man
were stopped in a store
parking lot on Transit Road. Both were
driving their own vehicle. Upon approaching the man’s
vehicle, officers said
they noticed the odor of marijuana and a
pressurized tank with balloons nearby. The man allegedly
told police that the
tank was for making home-brewed beer. The
girl, however, reported that she and the man were
inhaling nitrous oxide fumes
from the tank.
• Two 14-year-olds reported that they were robbed at
knifepoint and that their
ice skates were taken. It later was
determined that the youths were lying. They recanted
their statement and said
that they left the skates in the bushes near a
business on Broadway, but when they returned, the skates
• The manager of the Quaker Crossing Regal Cinema told
police he discovered
both a large and small mirror in the men’s
bathroom was damaged.
• An Amherst woman told police her teen daughter, who
is pregnant, was out
with a man who tried to run her over a couple
- Police Blotter #71
• Police and firefighters responded to Patsy Lane for a carbon monoxide detector activation. It was found
that a cat knocked down an exhaust pipe going to the chimney, causing the apartment to register high
CO readings. The windows were opened for ventilation.
• A Cayuga Boulevard woman reported that a neighbor piled snow against her trailer. The neighbor told
police that the trailer park’s owner gave him permission to put the snow there. He also reported that the
woman called him a “no good dog,” which allegedly violated an order of protection.
• A Lake Avenue woman reported at 3:55 p.m. Dec. 22 that someone stole a wired reindeer decoration
from her lawn. The suspect also unplugged her other decorations.
• A George Urban Boulevard man reported a woman threw a baseball bat over a 6-foot fence separating
their properties, nearly striking his car.
• A security guard at a Dick Road store reported that a woman tried to steal an electric toothbrush, but
when she was confronted outside the store, she dropped it. The value was listed at about $100.
• An Arizona woman reported that her brother, a Lancaster man, had possession of her dog and refused
to return it. Her brother was watching the dog for seven weeks while the woman was in California taking
care of family business. The woman said that her brother told her that the dog caused damaged to his
home, and that he would return the animal after she paid him $300.
- Police Blotter #70
• An officer saw a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign on
Gould Avenue and stopped the vehicle on
Transit Road. An Amherst man was identified as the
driver, and a Depew man was found naked in
the passenger seat.
• A noise complaint was reported on Pin Oak Drive. Police
responded and found a 50th anniversary
party. The seniors were advised to turn down the Frank
• Troopers responded to the Bright Meadows Golf Course
for a report of an intoxicated and
disorderly subject who was upset at the group in front of
him for playing too slowly.
• Police received a call about a suspicious van traveling
down Broadway. The officer pulled the van
over and the driver said he works for a home builder and
was on his way to install drywall. Five of
the six men in the vehicle were suspected of being in the
country illegally and turned over to
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle for cutting through a parking
lot to avoid a red light on Mineral
Springs Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, he
saw rolling papers and a marijuana
cigarette in plain view and smelled an odor of marijuana.
The officer asked the passenger to exit
the car. As he stood up, 24 Lortabs fell out of his shorts.
• A Cheektowaga man reported that while he was at a
lawn fete, he came across two vehicles that
were stuck in mud. He used his vehicle to pull the cars
out, but an owner of one of the stuck
vehicles kept yelling that he was doing it incorrectly.
When he returned to his vehicle, he found the
rear driver-side window had been broken.
• A Lancaster teenager reported that as he was exiting a
restaurant’s drive-through with his
vehicle’s driver-side window open, a man on a riding lawn
mower ran over a plastic bottle, causing
the bottle to kick up and strike the victim in the face.
• A Silver Creek woman said when she left Regal Cinema
on Amelia Drive, she discovered the
antenna on her vehicle was bent and the driver’s side
quarter panel was scratched. She said she had
been involved in a verbal altercation with another woman
in the parking lot earlier, but was unsure
if she caused the damage.
• Police saw a Lancaster man driving while talking on a
cell phone and stopped his vehicle at
Walden and Burkhardt. He allegedly had an odor of alcohol
about him, and a search of the vehicle
allegedly revealed several empty beer cans and a large
fast-food cup with a nearly full beer and a
• Officers saw a vehicle traveling about 55 mph on Transit
Road. During a search, officers found
an envelope with a white, powdery substance and $1,600
on the man. He said the money was from
his bartending job.
• Reckless operation of a vehicle was reported on North
French Road, and police stopped the driver
on Interstate 990. He said he was trying to sign a birthday
card while on his way to the party.
• Police located a man, 19, walking on Interstate 290. He
told police he was walking from Buffalo to
Syracuse to see his girlfriend. He was transported home.
• A man on Autumn Creek Lane bought a car for $2,000
and the seller it dropped it off. The
complainant took a shower and when he got out, the car
• A Depew woman reported she fell asleep watching
television and awoke to a man touching her
arm and face. She thought it was her boyfriend, but when
she opened her eyes, she said she found
a strange man who smelled of beer.
• A Laurelton Drive man found a shoe box with seven
newborn opossums inside. The box was
turned over to animal control.
• A patrol responded to a call for a shoplifter in custody
at Home Depot on Ridge Road, where he
was repeatedly threatening to kill a loss prevention
officer. The suspect had attempted to steal a
generator earlier in the day but left it in the parking lot
when confronted by store personnel. He
returned later and again attempted to steal a generator by
flashing a fake receipt to a cashier.
• Police were called to American Campus Drive after a
woman complained that she had been
thrown into a pool with all her clothes on and her phone
• A suspicious person was reported outside a Transit
Road business trying to sell edible underwear.
• A complainant called from Hopkins Road saying he
could smell drugs coming from workers at a
restaurant. Patrol responded and reported they smelled
nothing but pizza.
• Police responded to an accident on Northwood Avenue,
where a car had run over a metal sign.
The suspect had abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
He was located on a nearby street and
admitted he had been drinking. After failing his third field
sobriety test, the suspect said, “Let’s
just call it a day.”
• A white male in his 20s or 30s with a large build
returned an item at Rite Aid on Harlem Road. He
then was observed emptying a box of condoms into his
pocket and left the store without paying for
• Police served a warrant on a Main Street and after taking
the suspect into custody, police saw
another man trying to flush items down a toilet. The toilet,
however, was not connection to the
floor drain, so the water and the contents of the bowl
poured onto the floor, revealing two small
plastic bags. An officer pulled the bags from the water
with a coat hanger, and the contents of the
bags field tested positive as cocaine.
• Occupants in a muddy Jeep on Arlington Road were
reportedly throwing eggs at parked cars.
Police responded and found they were actually throwing
large, pink marshmallows. No damage was
• A Lackawanna man reported that his vehicle was
vandalized while parked at Caldwell and
Alexander. Someone had attached between 60 and 100
Sunoco stickers to the trunk.
• Depew fire and police officials responded around 4:45
a.m. June 6 to a fire on Penora Street.
Flames in a dryer were extinguished by the time officials
arrived, but smoke remained in the
basement. Upon investigation, the resident was advised
about the dangers of the four inches of lint
found in the dryer’s screen.
• Larceny was reported at a Maple Road grocery store.
The man in question took DVDs and
possibly some shrimp.
• An officer was called to Tops on Harlem Road for a
report of two males trying to break into cars.
He located the suspects and one had a bulge under his
hooded sweatshirt. When questioned about
his appearance, the Buffalo man presented four racks of
Baby Ray’s Pork Ribs he said he claimed he
bought from his friend.
• A Lancaster woman reported she found miscellaneous
lawn ornaments on her property. The day
before, a resident on the same street reported that
someone stole seven of her animal-themed
lawn ornaments, and loss was listed at $200.
• An Orchard Park man reported that he allowed one of
his employees to borrow one of the
company’s vehicles. The employee did not return and
police are investigating it as a stolen vehicle.
• A Snyder resident complained that her ex-husband’s
girlfriend always screeches her tires when
she drops off the complainant’s daughter.
- Police Blotter #69
• Four residents reported that they found their apartment
burglarized and more than $3,000 worth of property
missing, including a PlayStation 3 and a digital camera.
The parties were not home during the time in question
because they were incarcerated in the Erie County Holding
• A 911 hang-up call was placed from a Somerton Avenue
residence. When questioned, a babysitter said she was
watching a video on YouTube which mentioned Brittney
Spears’ cell phone number and the group tried calling it.
She said she hung up when realizing the prefix of the
number was 911.
• Police stopped a vehicle on Hamburg Street for having a
loud muffler. After interviewing the driver and checking
the plates, it was learned that the vehicle did not belong to
the driver. After contacting the owner, it was learned that
the plates were stolen.
• A Harlem Road woman reported that an acquaintance
stole her 2008 Pontiac. The culprit had driven her home in
her car the night before because she was drunk. The
complainant did not know the suspect’s name.
• Deputies responded to a report of a 13 year-old on
Seneca Street who locked herself in handcuffs.
• A suspicious person was reported on Bush Gardens
Street. The subject was delivering newspapers and using a
flashlight due to darkness.
• A Pleasant Avenue man reported he found a pistol in the
wooded area near the municipal parking lot at Clark Street
and Central Avenue. A check showed the pistol matched
the description of the weapon used in a 2006 robbery of a
nearby gas station.
• Police received six phone calls from an unknown inmate
at the Erie County Holding Center “just looking for advice.”
• A North Ellicott Street resident reported she arrived
home to find her apartment locked. She said she never
locks her apartment and doesn’t have keys to get in.
• Police were called by a Meadow Lea Drive resident when
a neighbor’s dog was standing outside her front door, not
letting her out.
• A Clinton Street woman reported that she had been
shopping on Harlem Road when an unknown female came
up behind her and hugged her around the shoulders. She
later noticed three credit cards had been taken from her
• While on patrol, officers observed three individuals
entering yards as they walked along Center Road. They
appeared to be intoxicated and gave conflicting stories as
to why they were walking in people’s yards, including that
they were looking at deer, jumping over a ditch and heard
a dog barking. One of the individuals began using obscene
language. He fought with the officer as he was being
placed in the patrol car and said, “Go ahead, mace me.”
The officer complied.
• A Lake Avenue resident told police a turkey flew through
her garage apartment.
• State Troopers broke up a fight between twin brothers
on Seneca Street. The brothers stated they were fighting
because they went to a concert in Buffalo and became lost
trying to get back to Pennsylvania.
• Police received a call from Border Patrol agents around
regarding a Brooklyn man who was removed from a train
earlier in the day at the Amtrak station on Dick Road. He
was found to be in possession of marijuana, several cell
phones, a PlayStation PSP and checks. He admitted the
phones and PSP weren’t his.
• A Town Square woman reported that after a Bible
salesman visited her residence and left, she noticed four
patches of her pain medication and $150 missing.
• Staff at a business on Sheridan Drive was trying to keep
a 30-year-old intoxicated man from driving. He was
picked up by his mother.
• A representative of a model home reported at that when
she arrived to show the home, she realized that a
dishwasher, painting, rug and tables had been stolen.
• A TV company employee reported seeing eight to 10
marijuana plants in a house on Travers Circle while on a
• An officer was at a call about an unwanted guest on
Stony Brook Drive when a man in the house opened the
basement door and unintentionally let a German shepherd
out of the basement. The dog bit the police officer on the
• Police responded to a caller on Interstate 990 who was
experiencing minor cuts after a bird flew through the
window of the car.
• A West Seneca resident reported that a Buffalo man left
her apartment in an intoxicated state and planned to drive.
A patrol located the subject in a nearby parking lot in a
handicapped spot with his vehicle running. He handed the
officer a credit card when asked for his license.
• A Harrison Avenue resident reported a man walking
through several gardens and back yards. When questioned
by police, the man claimed to be heading home, walking
through the lawns because God wanted him to clean up
• A Ridge Road man was arrested for shoplifting after he
was observed placing four packages of steaks in his pants
at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road. The beef, worth $47,
- Police Blotter #68
• Police questioned a Depew man after he reported a
burglary. The woman he said burglarized his home told
police that she met the man through a phone chat line.
She offered him company and back rubs for $120. When
she arrived at his home, she said that the man had only
$60, but he offered her his laptop as the rest of the
• A young man made a purchase at Tim Hortons on
Seneca Street and left the store. He returned a few
minutes later and grabbed a handful of unused “roll up
the rim” promotional cups and fled. He was seen driving
west on Ridge Road.
• A Lancaster woman reported her father cashed his
paycheck and gave his wife $1,300. The money was placed
in a locked glove box in a locked vehicle for safe keeping
overnight, but the cash was missing in the morning.
• A man called from Sheridan Drive saying he lost his cell
phone and when his wife texted it, someone texted back
requesting a ransom for its return.
• Someone called about a Metro Bus on Niagara Falls
Boulevard because its message board had said, “Call the
police.” The sign had malfunctioned.
• A Ridge Road man was arrested for shoplifting after he
was observed placing four packages of steaks in his pants
at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road.
• Police were called to Youngs Road for an argument
between a man and a woman about dancing lessons.
• A house on Dellwood Road was egged overnight and
three slices of bologna found on the windows.
• Deputies investigated the burglary of a residence on
Two Rod Road. Several items were reported missing. The
homeowner said a locksmith was changing locks and
screwdriver marks were found on the locks.
• When an Amherst called police to complain about deer
eating his shrubbery, he was advised that it is not OK to
shoot deer in his yard.
• A 911 call came in from Larch Road and the dispatcher
heard a male saying, “You’re not supposed to be down
here.” The caller was advised.
• A motorist reported passing a gas station on Main Street
and seeing a van parked against the building. The
complainant was concerned that “someone might be
putting a spy inside.” Police located the van, and it
belonged to someone delivering newspapers.
• Police were called to a Main Street store about a larceny,
and the woman was giving security a hard time. There
was reportedly a misunderstanding about brownies.
• An officer stopped a vehicle that was weaving on
Clinton Street. The driver, an Alden woman, was showing
signs of intoxication and could not locate her license
though she was holding it in her hand. She placed the
license into a pack of cards and began to look for it again.
She also had to be told numerous times to put down her
cell phone, as she kept initiating calls and ignoring the
officer. When asked how much she had to drink, she
replied, “one gallon of wine today.”
• Officers received a complaint of suspicious activity on
Fourth Avenue. The complainant reported seeing a man
hugging several trees.
• A Boies Road homeowner told police he hired a subject
to remodel his residence. After being away all day, the
victim said he came home and his children told him items
were missing from the home. The subject admitted to
hiring “known burglars and drug dealers.”
• Someone reported the sign in front of a church on North
French Road had been painted overnight. It was actually
construction paper and tape placed on the sign to cover
the times of the event advertised.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding on Potters Road.
The driver had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath
and could not produce his license or registration. When
asked where he had been, the driver said he had been “all
over.” When asked where he lived, the suspect said, “West
Seneca.” When asked where specifically, he replied, “127.”
• Police responded to a call about a gas leak on Rowley
Road. Fire officials determined that the problem was a
• A Sagebrush Lane woman reported her pool had two
puncture holes and that water was pouring out of the
holes. The complainant thought the holes were from a
• Police were called to a home where an unwelcome guest
would not leave. The victim said the man was her brother
and that he was highly intoxicated. The subject darted
out of the house and dropped to his knees with his hands
on his head in front of the arriving officers.
• A man and a woman found sleeping in two separate
vehicles parked on Lincoln Avenue both claimed they were
waiting to be first in line for an estate sale being held later
• Patrols were flagged down by a woman on North French
Road who said her husband was refusing to let her drive
him to the doctors.
• Police responded a Greengage Circle residence where an
argument was reported between a mother and her
teenage son. Reportedly it was caused by the mom not
letting the teen drive his girlfriend home in the rental car.
• A restaurant on Southwestern Boulevard reported that
the night before, a customer passed what employees
believe is a counterfeit $20 bill. The man was questioned
as to why the money looked funny, and he said, “It just
went through the wash.”
• A Delaware Avenue resident reported that her neighbor
might be harboring a rooster.
• A Lakewood Parkway resident reported a white powder
at the end of her driveway, which she believed was drugs.
Patrol determined it was road salt.
• A Casey Road resident wanted advice about the
neighbor’s dog. The complainant wanted to know if it was
OK to hit the dog with a baseball bat or shoot it when it
got loose. He was told it was not all right.
• A complainant on Wayside Court reported a dog walking
around in the area that keeps “peeping” in the window
and scaring the complainant.
• A patrol observed a vehicle parked at a store on Seneca
Street after it was closed. As he approached the vehicle,
he noticed the driver was asleep at the wheel, though the
car was still running. The officer knocked on the window
to awaken the driver, who pulled his foot off the brake
twice, causing the vehicle to move forward. When
questioned, the driver said he “did his family wrong.”
• Police were called to an Amherst residence about music
being played very loudly in a vehicle. An elderly woman
got out of the vehicle and the complainant asked why she
plays her music so loud. The woman said she has a
- Police Blotter #67
• Police responded to a report of criminal mischief on Seneca
Street after a caller reported that her vehicle window was
smashed and the culprit could be someone who is harassing her
son. Patrol determined footprints around the car may have been
the complainant’s. The caller then stated that she may have been
• A patrol was driving on Langner Road when he noticed vehicles
swerving onto the shoulder to avoid striking a man who was
staggering down the middle of the street. The man was advised
to get out of the roadway, but immediately began walking in the
middle of the driving lane again. He was placed under arrest for
• Police responded to a call about someone living in the woods
off Walden Avenue. A Pennsylvania woman told police she was
traveling from Arizona to Canada and that she stopped in Depew
about two months ago and was camping until she continued her
• The manager of a store on Harlem Road observed a man place
seafood and meat items in a hand basket and then place the
basket in his cart, which a female was pushing. The two walked
to the front of the store, where the man took the hand basket
and left without paying, and the woman proceeded to pay for
items in the cart. A patrol stopped the woman in the parking lot
and asked about her involvement in the shoplifting incident. She
said she only knew the suspect as Chuck and he had given her a
ride to the store, but she knew nothing about his actions.
• A patrol saw a vehicle speeding, swerving and driving through
a red light. The suspect vehicle turned onto the access road to
West Seneca East Senior High School and drove around the
parking lot, then accelerated as he started to leave. The patrol
stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver, who said he did
not have his license or registration.
• A man was picked up by the Depew Police Department on a
warrant out of Lancaster on Jan. 17. In his possession was a piece
of paper with names, dates and numbers. When asked, he told
police that they were for placing bets on football games, and he
acted as the middle man, taking 10 percent.
• An Orchard Park man said he kept receiving phone calls from
someone he believed had an Asian accent, asking for a Judy, who
does not live at that residence.
• An accident was reported on Main Street — caused by
rubberneckers looking at another accident.
• A person reported that there were to many males pushing a
shopping cart and possibly drinking a beer while traveling north
on Military Road.
• A North End Avenue resident reported that a neighbor is
constantly drinking and driving and always has a beer in his car.
An officer notified the complainant to call the police department
when this activity is occurring.
• A concerned motorist reported a large heron stuck in a frozen
ditch along Hopkins Road. Police reported it was not stuck, but
looking for a meal.
• A woman complained that she went into a facility on Alberta
Drive for blood work and when she left she realized her car had
been stolen. The misplaced vehicle was located on the other side
of the building.
• A Bayberry Avenue woman reported that someone entered her
vehicle, rummaged through items and broke a Bon Jovi CD.
• A patrol observed a vehicle speeding on Center Road. When the
officer activated his car’s overhead lights, the suspect vehicle
sped up and began to flee, passing through stop signs, until it
struck a curb and drove up on the lawn of West Middle School.
The driver, a Buffalo man, told the officer, “I’m sorry, I just got
scared and ran. I was going to stop, but I crashed first.” The
driver added that he was “being stupid” because he just got past
his driving probation and did not want to get a ticket.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious incident reported on
Eastwood Road at Williston Road. An intoxicated young male
asked if he could sleep at the caller’s home because he drove his
snowmobile into a pond.
• Several people complained that occupants of a vehicle threw
eggs at their vehicles as they traveled down Broadway. Police later
stopped a suspect vehicle. The driver and a passenger, both
Lancaster teenagers, admitted to throwing the eggs. Police also
found beer and vodka in the car.
• A patrol was responding to an animal complaint call when he
came upon an accident on Center Road. A witness pointed to a
man running down Lind Avenue as the person who caused the
crash. The patrol caught up with the man. The suspect raised his
hands in the air and began to yell that he did not have any drugs.
• A West Third Street woman reported someone threw a potato
through the window of the back door of her home.
• A Harlem Road resident reported that the house had been hit
with paint balls for the second time in a week. Police said it
appeared to be bird droppings.
• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard store for a
larceny complainant. A witness reported that a woman was
walking out of the store when some items fell out of her pants.
• Someone broke into an apartment on Pacecrest Court and stole
a multicolored disco ball light from a dresser drawer. Owner
needed the ball for a dance that night.
• A Vine Lane resident complained that the neighbor’s dog chain
is too long, enabling the dog to go onto the complainant’s yard
and defecate. The complainant wanted the neighbor advised to
relocate the chain.
• A Princeton Avenue resident reported a resident of the
complex was banging on a mailbox with a hammer. The
complainant approached the man and realized he was intoxicated
and could not understand him.
- Police Blotter #66
• A man called from Maple Road to report an encounter he had with a raccoon the
previous night. He said the raccoon challenged him.
• A Hamburg man was pulled over on Union Road because he was driving without
any headlights on around 5 a.m. The suspect pulled into a driveway, exited his
vehicle and began to walk toward the back yard. When asked what he was doing,
the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, said he was meeting a friend a few houses
down. He then admitted that his friend did not live anywhere near that area.
• Three Lancaster teens and one from Depew were charged with stealing a laptop
from a Lancaster home. The victim’s daughter told police that the night before, one
of the boys showed her a master key and demonstrated how he could open her
apartment door with it. The three boys allegedly took the computer to a flea market
and sold it for $280.
• A patrol observed a vehicle coming from behind a store on Seneca Street, but the
business was closed at the time. After stopping the suspect vehicle, the patrol saw
the driver was in his underwear.
• A Glenhaven Drive resident said a woman stole his dog when he was sick and
refused to give it back.
• AAA was called to a gas station on Main Street for a woman who was locked out of
her car. When the operator responded, the woman walked to the truck carrying a
beer. She was taken to headquarters.
• Two Rose Avenue residents reported that their neighbor was playing loud music
and spraying their flowers with weed killer.
• A Sundown Terrace caller reported a ladder up against the window of a darkened
house. Patrols reported a resident painting.
• Police responded to an Amherst home where a man told his girlfriend if she was
going to drink, she wasn’t welcome there anymore and put her clothes on the front
lawn. She arrived home and found the door barricaded with chairs. She broke down
• A woman reported she was driving in a store parking lot on Transit Road when a
man, dressed in dark clothes, jumped on her hood. She wasn’t sure if she hit him or
he jumped on the car. The man then swore at the woman and walked away.
• An unknown suspect stole a stand with nine cubic zirconia rings from The Paper
Factory in West Seneca. The ring stand was found discarded in a garbage can
outside another store.
• Someone stuck a sharp pencil into the driver’s side rear tire of a vehicle on
• A Lancaster man was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and second-
degree reckless endangerment. Neighbors on Queens Way reported shots being
fired and the suspect was found shooting at a paper plate hanging on a tree in the
• A pedestrian on Kings Highway reported a water main break in front of the
middle school. There was no break. It was raining.
• A Southcreek Court woman reported that she let her boyfriend borrow her truck to
run a brief errand, and he never returned. The woman said she had only known the
man for two weeks and does not know his last name or his address.
• A janitor of a Pineview Drive business called, stating he could only exit out of one
door without setting off the alarm, but there are two or three skunks by that door.
He said he has no other means out of the building and he can only use the phone at
work to dial 9-1-1. He was assisted.
• On Oakwood Drive, a resident reported that she was unhappy with her husband
for setting the rear lawn on fire.
• A youth walking on Paradise Road was struck in the face by a water balloon that
was thrown from a car.
• Two males were spotted “Saran wrapping” a car in a Transit Road parking lot.
• A woman called from October Lane, reporting that a “belligerent drunk” was at
the house, and then she hung up. When the dispatcher called back, the woman said
the drunk was her fiancé.
• Police were called to Jupiter Lane where a man wanted his adult son removed
because the son brought a boa constrictor into the house against the father’s
• Police were called to Brandywine Drive about six bullet holes found in an overhead
garage door. According to police, the marks were likely caused by an insect.
- Police Blotter #65
• On Denise Drive, a female reported that her ex-boyfriend followed her home. She
said he did not enter the house but was sleeping in the hot tub.
• A bouncer was sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital after a fight at a George Urban Boulevard
nightclub. A cell phone was found after the incident, and when the officer answered it
after it rang, he was able to get the name and address of a suspect. The officer told the
suspect he would return the phone if he provided his name and address. The suspect
then offered the officer 2 grams of cocaine in exchange for the phone.
• Deputies assisted with an incident that occurred on East Avenue after a caller
reported that someone drove through her yard to get to a party in the next yard.
• Police saw a vehicle traveling around 55 mph on Transit Road and initiated a stop.
Upon talking to the driver, a Cheektowaga woman, police noticed a strong odor of
alcohol and signs of intoxication. An officer administered a breath test, which the
suspect “pretended to try.” She was then arrested and placed in a patrol car. While
officers interviewed passengers, the suspect banged on the door of the patrol car, got
the handcuffs in front of her, slipped them off and exited the patrol car. Officers
caught her and returned her to the police station.
• A Lancaster couple reported they suspect that employees of a carpet cleaning
company stole a yellow frog bank with $460 and a birth certificate while they were
working in their home. The company’s owner was notified.
• Police located a man suspected in a burglary running through back yards. He claimed
that “running •through back yards was easier than running through the streets.”
• AAA was called to a gas station on Main Street for a woman who was locked out of
her car. When the operator responded, the woman walked to the truck carrying a beer.
She was taken to headquarters.
• Police and the Ellicott Creek Fire Company responded to Brier Road where a woman’s
hand was reportedly stuck in a blender. It was discovered that only her shirt was
caught, and the fire crew cut her free. The banana bread was ruined.
• A Buffalo man grabbed a bike at a store on Orchard Park Road and fled through an
emergency exit. The suspect was seen riding a blue bike with tags still on it along
railroad tracks. He was apprehended after he stopped at an Indian Church Road
residence and asked to use the phone.
• A motorist burned his jeans after being pulled over by police. He panicked while
smoking a marijuana joint and stuffed it in his pocket.
• A Hamilton Boulevard resident reported that his lawn furniture and garbage cans had
been moved and sandwiches were found in his backyard.
• Police and the Depew Fire Department were called to a George Urban Boulevard home
after smoke was seen coming from an apartment. Upon arrival, personnel found a pot
of eggs had been left boiling on a stove while nobody was home.
• A patrol observed a vehicle coming from behind a store on Seneca Street, but the
business was closed at the time. After stopping the suspect vehicle, the patrol saw the
driver was in his underwear. He said he and the passenger were “partying” behind the
• Neighbors on Antoinette Drive reported that a nearby resident has been standing
naked in front of his window around noon almost daily.
• A Bielak Road woman told police that she discovered that someone set up a cell
phone account in her name sometime in the last year.
• Police charged a Hamburg woman with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving,
leaving the scene of a personal injury auto accident, open container of alcohol and
imprudent speed on Southwestern Boulevard. Officers said she was on her way to work.
• A Hamburg man was pulled over on Union Road because he was driving without any
headlights on around 5 a.m. The suspect pulled into a driveway, exited his vehicle and
began to walk toward the back yard. When asked what he was doing, the suspect, who
appeared intoxicated, said he was meeting a friend a few houses down. When asked if
he had been drinking, the suspect said he had fewer than six beers. He then admitted
that his friend did not live anywhere near that area.
• Police stopped a vehicle at Genesee and Transit because the driver’s view was
obstructed. As an officer spoke to the driver and passengers, he noticed they were
more nervous than normal. When he asked if there was anything illegal in the car, the
driver said, “Yes, marijuana and some empty baggies.”
• An Allenhurst Road resident reported she can hear her neighbors yelling and the
complainant believed the man was hitting the female. Police responded and found the
people in question were watching Steven Seagal’s “Out for Justice” with stereo sound.
• A Glenhaven Drive resident said a woman stole his dog when he was sick and is
refusing to give it back.
• A Lancaster woman reported she suspected her husband, with whom she is in the
middle of a divorce, put bird droppings on top of the coffee grounds in her coffee
• A Depew resident told police a man in a brown pickup truck pulled up in front of his
house and stole a cast iron bath tub that was in the front lawn. The owner told the
suspect that the tub wasn’t trash and to return it, but the suspect refused.
• Police were called to Wickham Drive about a lost wallet that contained cash and
credit cards. The wallet was found 20 minutes later under a bed and is believed to have
been hidden by the basset hound.
• A man called from Maple Road to report an encounter he had with a raccoon the
previous night. He said the raccoon challenged him.
• Police were called about a suspicious vehicle on Tonawanda Creek Road. Officers
determined it was two people getting to know each other better.
- Police Blotter #64
• Two people in gorilla suits were walking around an
Amherst subdivision “smacking passing motorists and
yelling obscenities.” They were located while sitting by the
side of the road and advised to put the suits away.
• A chicken was reportedly running in an area on Klein
• A suspect was stopped by store personnel at a Harlem
Road supermarket when he was seen leaving with two 30-
packs of Miller beer without paying. When asked if he was
going to pay, the man said he wanted to exchange the
beer for a different brand. The employee informed him it
is against state law to exchange beer and invited him back
into the store to discuss it. The man then said he was not
actually there to exchange the beer but steal it, as he did
not have any money.
• A Blasdell man faced several charges after police spotted
him around 4:20 a.m. in a Transit Road parking lot. An
officer saw the man relieve himself and found a partially
filled beer can and an empty glass on the floor. A green,
vegetable material and glass smoking pipe also were
found. As the suspect tried to present his identification,
he gave the officer another ID card, which the suspect said
was his “fake.”
• A business on North Bryant Woods complained that
ducks had nested at the front door and were hissing at
• Someone stole $10,000 worth of tools from a Ransier
Drive warehouse. The suspect used a vehicle from the
warehouse to flee but drove the truck across the lawn and
got it stuck in mud. The suspect took the tools, but left
the vehicle behind.
• A Cheektowaga woman was pulled over at Walden and
Brewster after traveling 65 mph in a 40 mph zone. She
was told the vehicle would be towed and that she would
be taken back to the police station to find a ride. She was
told to place her hands behind her back, but she flailed
her arms and said, “You can take my car, but not me. I’m
not going with you guys.”
• An Amherst businessman reported that an employee
stole a company check for $225, forged the victim’s name
on it and cashed it. The complainant contacted the
suspect, who admitted to the act and said he was on his
way to Hawaii and that he’d mail the victim a check to pay
• An owner of a Union Road pizzeria told police she was
driving by and saw an unknown man standing next to the
side of the building. When she pulled in, he fled in a
vehicle. The front window was smashed out, but police
said nothing appeared to be missing.
• The owner of PM Plastics on Bank Street reported that
someone had been denting the siding on their new
warehouse building with golf balls.
• A patrol responded to a report of a person screaming
loudly and disturbing neighbors in an Indian Church Road
apartment building. The officer told the loud woman to
keep the noise down. Shortly thereafter, police were
summoned to the same address for the same complaint.
The yelling could be heard upon the arrival of police. The
woman emerged from her apartment and shouted
obscenities at the officers, adding that she could be as
loud as she wanted. She was placed under arrest.
• Police responded to an accident at Broadway and
Central. As officers spoke to the man, they noticed signs
of intoxication and the odor of alcohol. The man admitted
to having beer, but he couldn’t remember how many.
Then he said, “I’ll be completely honest with you. I’m
• Police were called to Paradise Road where a man was on
the roadside cutting up a deer with a chainsaw. When
police responded they discovered a man working on a
fallen tree, not an animal.
• Police were called an apartment complex on Millersport
Highway for vandalism. Reportedly a group of 10-15
people were dumping “colored baby powder” all over the
• A disturbance was reported in a Transit Road church
parking lot. It was over a parking space.
• A patrol responded to a report of a white male exiting
his vehicle and dumping beer cans on Norwood Drive.
Police located the suspect in the driveway of his Center
Road residence. He said he was coming from work, where
he drank six beers.
• An Abbott Road man told police he saw footprints in his
backyard that led to his vehicle, at which point he
discovered that the rear license plate was stolen.
• A suspicious vehicle was reported on the bike path near
Gunnville Road. It was a town security vehicle.
• A man was reportedly going in and out of the bathroom
at a salon on Delaware Avenue. When police arrived to
check on the suspicious activity the complainant was
cutting the man’s hair.
• A man parked his purple van in a parking lot on
Kenmore Avenue and was asking women to go home with
• A Lancaster man reported someone stole his vehicle
while it was parked at a bar, and in the vehicle was
sporting and other equipment valued at $333. The man
called the police station a couple of hours later to report
he had apparently parked it in a different location.
• The owner of a Walden Avenue business reported
someone has been stealing valuable metal pieces from his
property. One piece was a 1,000-pound rear end out of a
• Officers were trying to determine what was in a toolbox
after an Orchard Park mail carrier found it on the side of
the road, opened it and believed it contained drug
• Police were called to Cottonwood Drive where a man
was standing in the window naked. He told police he was
sunning himself and didn’t realize anyone was watching.
He was strongly advised to stop.
• A goose was tapping on windows at the library on
Audubon Parkway. The goose left.
- Police Blotter #63
• A Lancaster man reported someone stole $400 from his
wallet, which was left in his unlocked vehicle for six hours
while he worked. No suspects were named.
• An East Aurora man was pulled over after Depew police
noticed him driving too slowly on Transit Road. An officer
saw the driver pull out of a parking lot, and the driver
continued to slow down, driving 20 mph down to 10 mph,
so he didn’t pass the patrol car. The driver admitted to
having “a few drinks” and told police he graduated from
high school but didn’t know the English language.
• A fire was reported on Tonawanda Creek Road. The odor
was caused by a burned-out dryer motor.
• A 9-1-1 call was placed from Brooklane Drive from a
boy who was having a disagreement with his sister. Police
advised the family on the proper use of 9-1-1.
• A resident at Peppertree Heights Apartments
complained a neighbor’s dog was outside barking. The
caller thought the owner was passed out drunk inside.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Route 400 after noticing it
cross over the fog line six times. The driver, a Rochester
woman, had an odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath.
She said she drank three beers and was on her way from
Rochester to Amherst. She said she left Rochester at 7
p.m. The time was currently 11:10 p.m.
• A patrol responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle
on Connor Court. He located and stopped the vehicle. As
the officer approached the car, the suspect opened his
door and could not comprehend requests to close the
door and roll down the window. The driver failed to put
the car in park, and the vehicle began to roll backwards.
The officer had to reach in the car and place it in park.
When asked for his license, the driver handed the officer a
• A West Seneca man reported someone had put ketchup
and syrup all over the passenger side of his vehicle.
• An Amherst woman was charged with robbery after she
reportedly bit a clerk and stole jewelry from a Main Street
business in Clarence.
• A complainant reported an intoxicated driver after
seeing a man fall into his vehicle and stagger into
McDonald’s on Union Road. Upon the patrol’s arrival, the
suspect said he had nothing to drink since parking his
vehicle at the location. He said he had two or three beers
at home. The suspect was confused about what time it
was, and failed field sobriety tests.
• A Lancaster man was charged with growing marijuana
plants and unlawful possession of marijuana. Firefighters
told police five potted marijuana plants were found
growing under a florescent light in a closet as they fought
a blaze at the apartment complex. While fire and police
personnel were waiting for a detective to arrive, the
apartment’s renter arrived home and told officers he was
growing the marijuana for his girlfriend.
• A woman reported her 1-year-old son was locked in
the car on Washington Highway and the baby had the
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Seneca Street after
noticing it had no inspection sticker. When asked for his
license and registration, the driver said, “My license is
suspended, but I didn’t want my wife to drive because I
think the front wheel is going to fall off.”
• A patrol arrived at a West Seneca residence, where there
had been a dispute between roommates. The victim said
the suspect had started an argument, and then pulled the
wires out of his computer. The suspect picked up a
hammer and swung it above the victim’s head, reportedly
threatening, “I’m gonna bash your head in and drag your
body out onto the street.”
• A Depew man was in Lancaster Town Court when he
approached a police officer and asked if he had to sign in
for court. The police officer immediately smelled the odor
of burnt marijuana on the man and escorted him outside.
The suspect said, “I know what you’re going to ask me. I
have some marijuana in my truck.” The officer found a
clear, plastic bag containing the substance and a glass
smoking pipe. The suspect was taken to the police station,
charged, released on his own recognizance and returned
back to court for the original citation.
• A Stillwell Avenue resident asked police for advice about
unwanted attention from a woman.
• A Victoria Boulevard resident reported her neighbor put
dog feces on her lawn. The neighbor claimed that her son
must have accidentally put it there while he was shoveling.
• A fire alarm was activated at a Main Street address. It
was caused by burnt meatballs.
• A woman called police to report that a man she had met
the night before and brought back to her apartment, then
left to get some cocaine and condoms, but didn’t return.
A few hours later, he called her and said, “If the police
ask, you told me I could have the truck.”
• A Buffalo woman reported to Lancaster police that while
she was in line at a cash register at a Transit Road store
the day before, a man started yelling that she should get
off her phone and that she was in his space. She told
police she was using a hands-free device and her arms
were full of groceries, and she didn’t realize the man was
yelling at her until he pulled her hair and punched the
side of her head.
• A Victoria Boulevard resident reported her neighbor put
dog feces on her lawn. The neighbor claimed that her son
must have accidentally put it there while he was shoveling.
- Police Blotter #62
• Police were called to the Boulevard Mall where Santa
Claus had $200 taken. Santa would be at his chair in the
food court until his shift ended.
• A Penora Street woman reported a Crown Royal bag with
$1,200 was missing from her purse. She had work done in
her apartment, and she paid the employee from the
Crown Royal bag. When she went shopping later in the
day, she noticed the bag was gone.
• A St. John Street man reported someone forced open a
window to gain entrance to his home and stole a .22-
caliber and a 410-gauge firearm and a pellet gun.
• A Mapleton Drive woman told police she could hear
voices through her smoke detector.
• Three males in “puffy coats” were reportedly running
down Capen Blvd. towards Longmeadow knocking over
• A customer at a Niagara Falls store filled a car seat box
with around $1,000 worth of merchandise then paid only
for the car seat. The incident was caught on videotape.
• Police received a 911 call from an Arielle Court
residence. The woman said it was a misdial; she was
trying to call India.
• Someone entered a vehicle in the parking lot of a West
Seneca restaurant, stole a phone charger and attempted to
remove the satellite radio. The suspect(s) also turned on a
spotlight and placed it face down on the front seat,
causing a large burn mark.
• A patrol responded to a report of a hit-and-run
accident on St. Jude Terrace. When the officer arrived, he
found the complainant had parked his vehicle across the
suspect’s driveway in order to block him from leaving. The
suspect was saying, “There’s no damage, I didn’t hit you.”
• On Lovejoy Street, a female reported finding bloody
handprints on the door of her home and blood on the
ground. Police found no signs of a break-in and
discovered the woman’s cats caught their dinner outside
and came back with bloody paws.
• A North Woodside Lane woman was charged with driving
while intoxicated and moving from a lane unsafely at
Central and Pleasant avenues. A police officer whose
vehicle was parked at a gas station at Broadway and
Central Avenue saw the woman’s vehicle turn from
Broadway onto Central Avenue, but he didn’t see anyone
driving the vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle then ran over a
curb. The officer didn’t see the driver because while she
was driving, she bent over to the passenger side to pick
up something off the floor.
• A North Transithill Road woman reported her son’s iPod
and cell phone were taken from an unlocked gym locker at
Depew High School while he was in class. Loss was listed
at $800. Another woman was at the station at the same
time reporting her son’s cell phone was taken from the
same class at the same time, and loss was listed at $200.
The parents reported the incidents to school officials, who
suggested the parents by locks for their children’s
• Approximately six intoxicated adults trashed a hotel
room on Niagara Falls Boulevard and yelled at the
complainant when they were confronted. Reportedly the
adults were chaperones for a youth hockey team.
• A man believed he was being followed by a person on a
bicycle on Mang Avenue. He said the bicyclist would
crouch down as if he were a sniper.
• A complainant reported having received three hang-up
calls from the same number in the past hour. When he
called back a woman answered, saying she was
babysitting and there was no way anyone there could have
called because the kids were locked up in the closet.
• A resident of Southern Parkway reported his neighbor
was blowing leaves on his property and stepping on his
• On Gualbert Avenue, a person was arrested after
refusing to pay the fare to the cab driver.
• A burglary was reported in Clarence after a child home
alone heard a crashing sound in the house. The family
dog had knocked over a vase.
• Deputies investigated a man who was shot in the leg on
Girdle Road. The subject was attempting to shoot a deer
that was hit by his vehicle when the bullet ricocheted off
the ground at hit the male in the thigh. The subject was
taken to the hospital where he received treatment.
• Police responded to Union Road where a motorist’s
vehicle reportedly struck a business’s drive-thru window.
Employees did not know when the incident occurred.
• At a French Road business, a person reportedly kicked
and damaged the drive-thru window.
• A Depew woman reported her 17-year-old son had a
tattoo done at a Transit Road business without her
permission. The woman wished to prosecute.
• A Hamburg woman reported that while she was at
Leisure Rinks on Weiss Road, someone smashed a window
on her vehicle and stole her purse, which contained cash
and credit cards.
• An Ellis Road woman told police that an unknown person
entered her apartment and stole a television, digital
camera and cash.
• A patrol observed a vehicle traveling south on Union
Road attempt to turn onto the Route 400 entrance ramp
but then continue on Union. The vehicle cut through
several side streets to turn around and then approached
Route 400 again. This time the driver attempted to turn
left onto the ramp, but drove up onto the concrete
barrier, knocking down the road divided sign. The driver,
a Buffalo man, said he had four beers at a tavern on
Clinton Street. There was a 16-ounce can of Labatt’s Blue
on the ground next to his van, as well as three empty beer
cans and one half-empty beer can inside the vehicle.
• A patrol investigated a 911 hang-up call on Harris Hill
Road. Children were playing with the pay phone.
• Deputies investigated a burglary on Pound Road in Elma
where a garage was broken into overnight and a motor
scooter, dirt bike and machete were missing.
• Deputies investigated a reckless operator on Rice Road
at Bowen Road. The complainant was forced off the road
and had to drive across a person’s lawn. The reckless
driver was taken into custody.
- Police Blotter #61
• A motorist on North French Road reported that youths in
two vehicles were waving wrenches and hammers out of
the windows and swearing at motorists.
• A Lexington Green man befriended a woman who called
herself “Jasmine” while at a bar on Elmwood Avenue. He
brought her home and the two were talking and having
beers when she offered to make him a mixed drink. She
prepared the drink and then reportedly kept nagging him
to “guzzle it down.” He finished the drink and passed out
within 15 minutes. When he awoke around 10 the next
morning, he found the following items missing from his
residence: a laptop computer, cell phone, CD player,
Coach watch and hooded sweatshirt.
• An officer noticed a vehicle pull into an auto service
facility on Seneca Street and drive around the back of the
building although the business was closed. The driver said
he was looking for a place to fix his girlfriend’s son’s
• A patrol picked up an individual on East & West Road
who had a warrant out of Buffalo for driving with a
suspended license. While the suspect was being held in
the booking room at the police station, a dispatch officer
observed the man pull down his pants and remove pills
that had been concealed on his person. The suspect
swallowed one tablet and placed the remaining pills in his
work boot. Police said they found seven Oxycodone
tablets in the boot.
• Police responded to a report that someone had driven a
vehicle through a fence and onto the lawn on the south
side of Winchester Elementary. When police arrived, the
vehicle was unoccupied and the suspect was located
walking on Harlem Road.
• A larceny was investigated at a Transit Road jewelry
store; $6,500 in diamonds was taken.
• On High Park Boulevard a family of ducklings fell into
the sewer grate and the mother and father ducks were
“very frantic.” Police found nothing showing and “no
• Fives males were in custody for a food fight that took
place at Niagara Falls Boulevard business.
• An unknown suspect put metal shavings in the motor of
a bulldozer belonging to a Seneca Street construction
company. The shavings caused the motor to blow up. The
complainant noted that someone has previously
vandalized this equipment by putting shavings, sand and
Pepsi in the transmission.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle after observing it weaving
and turning into the oncoming lane of traffic on Seneca
Street. There was an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating
from the driver. He said he drank a couple of beers. The
officer asked the driver to recite the alphabet, and the
suspect said “A,” then “T” and started laughing.
• Criminal mischief was reported by a man driving on
Willow Green Drive. He said a tennis ball was thrown at
the car, causing minor scratches. Reportedly the suspect
admitted to throwing the ball because he thought the car
was speeding and agreed to pay for damages.
• A North Union Road resident found a big pile of bones
under a pile of trash she removed from the yard. Police
determined they were of a deer.
• A patrol responded to a report of a loud party on
Forestall Lane. Upon his arrival, the officer heard a bang
and saw a vehicle up against a Dumpster. The vehicle
backed up and then pulled forward, striking the Dumpster
again. When attempting to recite the alphabet, the driver
got to G, but then mixed up the letters. He tried again,
but continued to confuse the letters until finally he got to
T and said, “Oh, you know.”
• A welfare check was requested on Island Park on Main
Street for a middle aged man that was on the ground
moaning. He was practicing yoga.
• A black toy poodle was reportedly “out and about,”
harassing landscapers on Nature Cove Court. The dog’s
owners were at work when the dog worked its way out of
• An Angelacrest Lane resident received an unusual phone
call from a man inquiring about some clothing she was
trying to sell through an advertisement in several local
publications. The caller asked if he could purchase
• A white male with gray hair filled two plastic bags with
various merchandise at Rite-Aid on Seneca Street and fled
without paying. The stolen merchandise included skin
care products, an electric razor, two at-home cocaine
drug tests, two bottles of Advil and 11 packages of razor
• Two men stole 99 razor blades from Eckerd Drugs on
Mineral Springs Road.
Property was found in an attic of a Main Street building by
someone who was doing maintenance work. The
identification the wallet was for a woman born in 1949.
• A North Woodshire resident complained that she had a
wild bird in her house and thought she might have killed
it by moving the refrigerator.
- Police Blotter #60
• A Tonawanda man on a motorcycle struck a parked car.
Upon police arrival, the driver was sitting on top of his
motorcycle and smelled like alcohol. When asked if he had
been drinking, he replied, “Way too much.”
• A group of males and one female entered a store. While
inside, one man purchased a 12-pack of beer and another
asked the clerk if she was going to let him walk out of the
store without paying. The clerk said no, but the man
walked out anyway.
• Two customers paid $1.18 of their bill at China One
Buffet, leaving $20.35 unpaid. One of the suspects, a male
in his 20s, also removed his shoes when he went up to get
food, causing another customer to complain.
• A taxi driver called police after a man refused to pay him
cab fare. The suspect had asked for a ride to Wegmans,
then said he would pay the driver later, when they got to
Buffalo. A patrol arrived at Wegmans. When the suspect
exited the cab, the officer noticed something in the man’s
left pant leg. There were 29 Funsaver cameras, which he
had apparently shoplifted from Wegmans. The suspect
was placed under arrest.
• Town of Tonawanda Police responded to a welfare check
and upon entering the apartment found several marijuana
plants. The woman begged police not to confiscate them
because “they were not big enough to smoke yet.”
• A Charlesgate Circle resident complained about getting
a ticket for parking illegally. Reportedly she did so
because someone took her parking spot.
• A Hummingbird Lane resident reported that at some
point during the day unknown persons took the solar
cover half-off the pool and went swimming.
• Someone stole about three cases of Bud Light from an
outdoor cooler at the Red Brick Inn. The suspect also took
two trolleys to transport the beer. Wheel tracks indicate
the beer was taken to a vehicle parked under the Thruway
• A patrol stopped a vehicle believed to have been
involved in a larceny on Center Road. The driver had
several items for which he had no receipts in his car,
including a bag of ham, two cases of Ramen noodles, a
package of beef tenderloin and two onions. The suspect
also had a marijuana joint in the ash tray of his car.
• A security guard thought to be wearing a “gothic” outfit
was smoking a cigarette in Mang Park. It was a security
• Youths were throwing eggs at moving vehicles on
• A Northpointe Parkway business had the letters
loosened from the entrance sign and changed to read to
something about pornography.
• Police responded to a disturbance at Union Common.
The couple was advised to stay in separate corners of the
condo for the night.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street because it
had a loud exhaust. The driver said he had not been
drinking but just had two cans of cherry Skoal chew. He
was asked to complete field sobriety tests. During the
walk and turn he kept stepping off the line. He said he
was too nervous and needed to defecate. The suspect
was escorted to the rest room at a nearby Mobil Station.
After he went to the bathroom, he was still apprehensive
about the tests, told the officer he was too nervous to take
them and asked just for the breath test. He tested positive
for alcohol consumption and was placed under arrest.
• Criminal mischief was reported at a Transit Road plaza;
several businesses had windows smashed.
• A car was reported stolen from a Transit Road parking
lot; it was found where the driver had parked it.
• Theft of services was reported at a Greiner Road
business; the suspect returned and made restitution.
• Suspicious persons were reported on Lapp Road; they
were checked and advised to leave the area.
• An Allendale Road resident reported receiving
threatening calls on her cell phone in which an unknown
female said, “Wait until tomorrow morning.”
• Two officers responded to a report of a motorist
slumped over at the wheel on Orchard Park Road. The
patrols arrived to find the subject in the driver’s seat with
the keys in the ignition and motor running. She refused
first aid and failed field sobriety tests.
• A woman was issued an appearance ticket for
attempting to steal a bottle of conditioner, chicken Caesar
salad and a cookie cake from a supermarket in
• A woman reportedly left her purse in her unlocked
vehicle as she used a restroom in Ellicott Creek Park. After
she returned to her vehicle and drove away, she realized
her purse was missing. When she returned to the park
later that evening she was chased away by skunks.
• A woman reportedly parked her vehicle on Hamilton
Road overnight and when she returned, it had been
covered in marshmallow fluff, bologna and mustard.
• An officer responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the
Seneca Street entrance ramp to Route 400. He arrived to
find the vehicle engulfed in flames with the driver
standing nearby. The driver, who had an odor of alcohol
on his breath, said he had blacked out while driving and
did not know what happened.
• A neighbor dispute was investigated on Greiner Road;
two subjects were charged with harassment. They were
released on appearance tickets.
• A solicitor, described as a 25-year-old white male with
bleached blonde hair, wearing a leopard print shirt, was
on North French Road attempting to sell magazines. The
man, who was missing most of his teeth, was advised by
• A hotel employee on Flint Road reported a dog ran out
of one of the rooms and was barking outside of the front
door. The dog was returned to its room.
• On Foxberry Drive a resident complained about a
substance, possibly paint, on the complainant’s 2006
Cobalt. Police reported it was goose droppings.
- Police Blotter #59
• A patrol pulled over a vehicle on Ridge Road after he
observed the car traveling 76 miles per hour in a 35 mph
zone and stopping in the middle of an intersection. The
driver did know what street he was on, but said that he
was coming from his girlfriend’s house and drank eight or
nine beers. When asked if he knew the alphabet, the driver
• An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Seneca
Street. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol on the
driver. When asked for his license and registration, the
driver handed the officer a $10 bill. The driver was placed
under arrest for DWI.
• A welfare check was requested by a ski resort looking
for an employee from Amherst who had missed two days
of work but never missed a day in the past. Police
reported the person in question was in jail.
• A Coventry Road resident reported that someone broke
into her house and stole her pet’s dog dish.
• A female on Main Street believed that her cupcakes had
been poisoned because she was fatigued and had a dry
mouth. Crisis services were notified by patrol.
• A Transit Road resident called police to tell them he had
a bat in a plastic container and would be leaving his
residence shortly for an appointment.
• A patrol observed a vehicle traveling 64 mph in a 40-
mph zone on Orchard Park Road. The vehicle pulled into
the parking lot of La-Z-Boy, driving over a concrete stop
block and coming to rest in an unpaved area of the lot.
The driver said he had been at a friend’s house and was
going to his own home on East & West Road. When the
officer informed the suspect he had passed East & West,
the suspect said he was going to a specific bar. When he
was informed he had passed that bar, the suspect said he
was going home. The suspect was placed under arrest for
• An officer responded to a complaint of loud music on
Nash Street. Upon his arrival, the patrol could hear the
music in the street, coming from a half-open garage door.
When confronted, the suspect refused to believe his music
was too loud and said he would play it as loud as he
wanted. At this point, the man raised his hand to the
officer. The suspect was handcuffed and taken to the
police station, where he was held until he was sober.
• On Berkley Road a resident was concerned about a
camera she found on the side of her house that she hadn’t
installed. The item the complainant thought was a camera
was the transmitter used by the water authority to read
• West Seneca police responded to the Route 219 South
entrance on Ridge Road, where a vehicle was off the road.
The driver smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and
could not produce the vehicle registration or insurance
card. Though the driver said he had not been drinking, he
failed field sobriety tests. While attempting to recite the
alphabet for the second time, the suspect said, “My mouth
doesn’t work right.”
• An employee at Tops on Harlem Road noticed a white
male in his mid-30s stuffing a bag of Doritos, two bags of
shrimp and two bags of scallops under his Buffalo Bills
jacket. The man dropped everything except the Doritos
and fled on foot toward Clinton Street.
• A man told police that while he was at an automotive
dealership in Orchard Park, someone entered his vehicle
and stole a radar detector, cologne, CDs and a cigarette
adaptor which all totaled about $200.
• An Amherst resident complained to police that when the
boyfriend moved out, he took the cat.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Mineral Springs Road after
noticing its inspection sticker was expired. As the vehicle
pulled over, the officer noticed a passenger in the rear
seat throw a bag of marijuana out of the passenger side
window. He told the officer he had been arrested before
and was scared.
• An officer stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street after he
saw it pass through a red light. The driver said he drank a
fifth of vodka and then drove to a bar where the bartender
bought him two shots. He said he had just been convicted
of DWI and his license was revoked.
• Police charged six area teens with criminal trespassing
and trespassing after police received a call that youths
were spotted on the roof at Windom Elementary School.
Also, a 41-year-old woman who is the mother of one of
the suspects, was charged with obstructing governmental
• A dispute was reported on Grandview Drive because a
mother wouldn’t give her 16-year-old daughter the cell
• On Niagara Falls Boulevard, a larceny was reported
regarding an employee that hid two bags of sandwiches
behind a Dumpster.
• Erratic driving was reported on Transit Road in Clarence;
the car could not be located.
• A patrol observed a vehicle pull onto Seneca Street
without yielding to traffic and nearly causing an accident.
When asked how much he had been drinking, the driver
said, “Too much to be driving.” When asked to perform
field sobriety tests, the man replied,” Why bother? I won’t
• A North Collins man reported that while his vehicle was
parked on Abbott Road, somebody broke the passenger
side window and stole a radio worth $150.
• Police were at a Clinton Street residence for a domestic
call when one of the officers noticed a brass pipe,
prescription bottle and other drug paraphernalia on a
dresser in the bedroom. When questioned about the
items, the resident said, “It’s mine, but I haven’t smoked
cocaine since January. I only do cocaine when my friends
• A larceny was reported at a Transit Road restaurant; a
cellular phone was taken from the employees’ locker
• Employees at a Union road restaurant called police after
they noticed a man had been sitting in his vehicle in the
parking lot for 45 minutes. When a patrol arrived, the
subject was sleeping, but the car was running and the
radio was playing loudly. The suspect had slurred speech
and red, glassy eyes.
• A one-legged turkey was reportedly in the middle of
Willow Ridge Drive. The complainant said the bird was
unable to move to the side, but it chased the patrol car
• On Robin Road, someone reportedly went into a locked
apartment building and threw snow into the hallway. The
complainant stated this has happened before.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Seneca Street because it
had a missing brake light. The driver could not produce
her license, but told the officer her date of birth was
March 3, 1982. However, the driver appeared to be about
50 years old. Investigation revealed she was
impersonating her daughter, who was also in the vehicle.
The suspect was lying because her driver’s license had
expired in June 1996.
• Two mothers stopped their cars on Tonawanda Creek
Road and were involved in an argument. They had just
picked up their teens for shoplifting.
• A person called from Niagara Falls Boulevard to report
that a woman was beating on her own car.
• A patrol observed a vehicle traveling at alternating
speeds and weaving in and out of its lane of traffic on
Union Road. The officer activated his lights but the car did
not stop until the patrol turned on his siren. There was a
strong odor of alcohol emanating from the driver. While
searching for her registration she kept trying to open the
passenger’s side air bag rather than the glove box. She
said she drank three Southern Comforts at a local tavern.
The driver thought she was on Ridge Road and kept
saying, “I’m almost home, just let me go home.”
- Police Blotter #58
• A Callodine Avenue resident complained about a group
yelling and screaming in the street. They were just
overjoyed about an upcoming wedding.
• Two male teenagers were charged with third degree
burglary, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen
property and criminal mischief at the gas station on
Southwestern Boulevard after they entered the back door,
smashed the glass out of the counter and stole scratch off
• A car fire was reported on Boncrest Drive; it was caused
by a mechanical problem.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street for a traffic
violation. The driver told the officer his name and said he
was going to a local restaurant to see if they were hiring
because he dropped off an application last week. The
patrol and driver went into the restaurant and after
checking the employment application, the officer found
the suspect had lied, giving a false name.
• An unknown individual who seemed to be highly
intoxicated went into a convenient store on Clinton Street
and purchased a bottle of cola. He then walked over to a
display of beer, and the store clerk said, “Not this time,”
because she did not want to sell the man alcohol as he
appeared to already be intoxicated. The man took an 18-
pack of Labatt Blue and left without paying.
• Police responded to Campus Drive where someone
reported a man was breaking into a two-door green car.
Police discovered he was just trying to get into his own
• A Berehaven Drive resident complained to police about a
group of teens playing football on his front lawn. He
wanted them to leave.
• A patrol arrived at a Borden Road residence to
investigate a complaint of a possible burglary. A highly
intoxicated man at the residence confessed he had lied
about the complaint in order to gain access to his parents’
home. The subject’s mother said he could stay there for
the night, so the officer left. Several minutes later, the
patrol returned because the subject had called the police
again and was verbally abusive and using foul language.
There was also a 911 hang-up call from the residence.
The subject’s parents told police their son he was not
welcome there any more.
• A pizza delivery person said he had been to a house on
Seneca Street where he was paid with fraudulent money.
After realizing the money was counterfeit, he attempted to
knock on the door of the residence but no one responded.
Police responded and followed footprints in the snow,
which led to a car in the driveway. The suspect was lying
in the front seat of the vehicle.
• Patrolmen extinguished a fire that started inside of a
dishwasher on Princeton Place.
• A Clarence woman was charged with driving while her
license was suspended when she was stopped on
Goodrich Road; she was released on an appearance ticket.
• A woman complained she was being followed by a man
at the Boulevard Mall. He was walking around the food
court and claimed he was waiting to meet his wife.
• A Covent Garden Lane resident reported a UPS package
had been sitting on a neighbor’s utility box for three days.
The box had only garbage in it and was disposed of.
• A Seneca Street resident came home to find a vehicle
resting against a tree on her lawn. There were no driver or
keys in the car, a Honda Civic. The registered owner’s
sister, who lives several doors down, told police her
brother had parked his car on the street before he went to
the hockey game with her husband. Police contacted the
vehicle’s registered owner, who told them the same
information. Someone had apparently pushed the vehicle
into the yard as a prank.
• A 29-year-old Dunkirk woman was charged with larceny
and possession of burglar’s tools after attempting to steal
diet pills and razor blades from a Cheektowaga drug
• A clerk at Target in Orchard Park told police that a man
she believed to be in his 40s, exposed himself at the
• Police were called to a dispute on Creekside Drive where
a 15-year-old girl was out of control. The mother
controlled the situation by sitting on the daughter.
• A North French Road resident said a man came to the
complainant’s door looking for youths with paintball guns
that would have sprayed his mother’s car. The
complainant asked the man if he called police and he said,
“No, I’m taking matters into my own hands.”
• An officer was on Mill Road searching for two brothers
with warrants out for their arrest. He spotted one of the
suspect’s vehicles and attempted to pull it over, but the
driver did not stop. The vehicle pulled into a driveway and
one of the suspects exited. He told the officer his license
was in his house. The officer told the suspect he had a
warrant for his arrest and to put down his beer and put
his hands behind his back. The suspect said, “Let me put
my beer inside.” The suspect struggled with the officer,
but was placed under arrest. A bag of crack cocaine was
found in his pants pocket. Police located the second
suspect hiding in a basement cabinet.
• A patrol stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street because its
windshield was fractured. There was an open container of
Old Milwaukee beer on the passenger’s side floor and an
open container of Smirnoff Raspberry under the
• Harassment was reported at a Ridge Lea Road business
after an employee, who was let go, threatened to shoot
the complainant if he did not get his bonus check.
- Police Blotter #57
• A suspect was arrested for shoplifting from Tops on
Orchard Park Road after he pushed a cart filled with
$160.17 of assorted merchandise into the parking lot
without paying for anything. Eggs, juice, cake mix,
frosting and pork chops were among the goods which the
suspect allegedly attempted to steal.
• A patrol stopped a driver on Orchard Park Road for
disobeying a traffic control device. The driver said she did
not have her license with her. She gave the officer a false
name, but then admitted her real name after she was told
she would be arrested if she was lying. The officer saw a
prescription pill on the seat. The suspect said it was her
mother’s, but while walking to the patrol car, several more
tablets fell out of her pant leg. A search revealed she had
44 tablets and a change purse with $365.
• A Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported a group of
youths sprayed Silly String all over the store after being
asked to leave.
• A Hillside Drive resident reported a garbage can was
stolen overnight. It was the third time since the summer
that a can full of yard brush was taken and the rest of the
garbage and cans were left behind.
• A disorderly person was reported outside a Transit Road
business jumping up and down, not stopping. He was
• A truck was reported stolen from a Clarence residence.
Officers determined it had been repossessed.
• An officer saw a vehicle pull onto the shoulder of Transit
Road in order to avoid a police checkpoint. The driver
exited his vehicle and began walking toward the patrol
car. The officer told the driver to return to his vehicle. The
driver said he was supposed to pick up his roommate who
had been pulled over by police. He told the officer his
speech was slurred because he had “new teeth.”
• An officer observed a vehicle traveling 53 mph in a 40-
mph zone on Clinton Street. The patrol turned around to
follow the vehicle and saw it cross over the fog line twice.
The driver failed field sobriety tests and registered a
positive reading on the alcosensor.
• A patrol responded to the complaint of an unwelcome
guest pounding on the door of a French Lea Road
residence. Upon the officer’s arrival, the suspect, who had
a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, was standing on
the porch. When asked what he was doing, the suspect
said he was, “trying to get some action.”
• Police arrived at a Wedgewood Drive residence to
execute two warrants. It was determined that the suspect
was hiding in the attic. Police shouted orders to give
himself up, but the suspect refused to answer. An officer
found the suspect lying face down in a pile of insulation.
He was placed under arrest.
• A 60-year-old man was stopping cars on Sheridan Drive
and asking people for a light. The man left prior to police
• A Fiddlers Green resident reported she had locked
herself with her newborn baby in the bathroom because
there were two bats in the house and she was unable to
get them out on her own.
• A patrol observed a fight in progress in front of a bar on
Seneca Street. One male was kicking another male who
was on the ground. One of the suspects was placed under
arrest and the other fled, but was located a short time
later in the bar restroom. It appeared that one of the
suspects had pushed the other’s girlfriend, and the
• A complainant reported that his vehicle had been stolen
from the parking lot of a West Seneca sports bar. At the
same time, police received a report of an accident on
Orchard Park Road involving a car matching the
description of the stolen vehicle. Police arrived to find a
car had struck a tree and Christmas decorations before
stopping several inches from an Orchard Park Road
residence. The suspect, the registered owner of the
vehicle, was the same individual who had reported the car
• A patrol noticed a vehicle stopped in the lane of traffic
on Union Road. The officer approached the vehicle,
knocked on the driver’s side window and awoke the
driver. When the driver saw the officer, he drove away. The
patrol pulled the vehicle over and the driver took several
minutes to search for his license, though it was visible in
the center of his wallet.
• An Amherst resident returned to her home to find the
house unlocked and a non-threatening note in her
• A man took a set of car keys from his ex-wife and left.
He said he was upset the vehicle was being sold and just
wanted to drive it.
• An underage Goodrich Road resident was issued an
appearance ticket for possessing one bottle of Smirnoff
strawberry vodka and two empty cans of beer.
• A suspicious vehicle was reported in the Main-Transit
plaza. It had been parked there for 40 minutes.
• A suspicious person was reported loitering outside of a
gas station on Main Street near Transit Road.
• A patrol performed a registration check of a vehicle
parked behind a gas station on Center Road and found
that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The officer
entered the gas station and determined the suspect was in
the rest room. She exited the bathroom and said she did
not steal the truck. The officer saw crack pipes on the
shelf in the rest room and found a container with an
unknown substance hidden in the changing table. There
was also a marijuana pipe in the suspect’s purse and a
crack cocaine rock in the visor and crack pipe in the glove
box of the vehicle she had been driving.
• A Big Tree Road resident had a laptop and audio
recordings worth $1,250 taken from his vehicle.
• Representatives of an Orchard Park movie theater
complex reported the theft of a cardboard standup sign
from the movie “Borat.”
• On Clinton Street, a resident reported a motorist driving
a blue truck stole garbage cans with the garbage still
• An Allenhurst Road couple called police because the
complainant’s boyfriend took her coat and was refusing to
give it back.
• Harassment was reported on Sheridan Drive. Someone
entered a restaurant, pulled the complainant’s hair and
yanked menus out of her hands.
• Police charged a 21-year-old East Aurora man with
leaving the scene of an accident after police received a call
of an explosion on Ellicott Road. When they arrived, they
found a 20-year-old East Aurora man on the side of the
road. He told police he was riding in the back of his
friend’s pickup truck when he heard something that
sounded like an M-80. He said he stood up, lost his
balance and fell off the back of the truck.
- Police Blotter #56
• An Elma man was charged with theft, resisting arrest
and second-degree obstruction of governmental
administration after a store owner reported the man stole
a 30-pack of beer and fled the scene on a go kart. Police
followed the suspect, who threw the beer and fled on foot
on Erie Street. Police found him hiding under fallen brush.
• A CSX train crashed through a garage door at a station
on George Urban Boulevard. The engine stopped when it
struck train cars inside the building. The conductor said a
problem with the air pressure on the engine caused the
brakes to fail.
• A North Buffalo Road resident told police that somebody
entered their residence and moved items around, but that
nothing appeared to be missing.
• Police charged a 23-year-old East Aurora man for
driving with a loud muffler and driving with a suspended
registration on South Buffalo Street.
• A Marine Drive tenant reportedly threatened to get the
landlord “ghetto style.”
• A police officer responded to a complaint of a suspicious
person on Seneca Street. The officer stopped to question
an individual, who refused to answer questions and had
no identification on him. When the patrol asked the man
to have a seat, the suspect backed away. The officer
grabbed the man’s arm, and the suspect began to wrestle
with him, dumping over a container of an alcoholic
beverage he had been carrying. The suspect was placed
under arrest but began talking about Satan, “the beast”
and Leviathan, and started reciting strange chants. He told
the officer, “Oh yeah, buddy, you messed with the wrong
• Road rage was reported on Layton Avenue as an ex-
girlfriend was trying to catch her boyfriend.
• While investigating an accident at Abbott and Big Tree
roads, police charged a 64-year-old Orchard Park man
with following too close and driving while intoxicated.
• A 16-year-old Lackawanna female was charged with
petit larceny after allegedly stealing jogging pants and
two pairs of sunglasses worth an estimated $75 from a
• A patrol was performing a routine traffic stop on Harlem
Road when a man rode his bike past the officer and yelled
at him. The officer followed the bicyclist and found that
he was highly intoxicated. When he attempted to frisk the
suspect, the man attempted to pull away. The officer
located a pipe with marijuana residue in his right front
pocket and a bag with marijuana in his left front pocket.
• Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident
on Tampa Drive. The driver did not appear to understand
the police officer’s questions. When asked what had
happened, the driver said, “She pulled out in front of me.”
But the driver had struck a parked car. The driver refused
field sobriety and breath tests.
• Erratic operation was reported on Roll Road. It was an
elderly driver, and she was advised.
• A Bielak Road woman told police that she after noticing
her dog was not feeling well for almost a week, she took
the dog to a veterinarian, where an x-ray showed the dog
had been shot with a pellet.
• An Evans woman told police that she believes her child
may have dropped her wallet while they were at Target in
Lancaster. The credit card was used a short time later at a
plaza in West Seneca.
• A Lancaster resident reported that someone was leaving
flowers by the front door, but no notes or other
• Officers responded to Harvard Avenue, Depew, to
investigate a report of a motor vehicle accident with a cat.
The cat was pronounced dead at the scene.
• A prowler was reported trying to break into a Greiner
Road business. It was an employee coming to work.
•A Springville Avenue resident reported a motorist,
impatient to leave, drove over the complainant’s lawn,
striking his cat.
•A group of 15 youths were reportedly taking newspapers
from boxes and throwing them all over the neighborhood
on Glenhaven Drive.
• A Hillcrest Drive resident reported that when she went to
enter her vehicle, she noticed a strange man sleeping in
the back seat. She screamed, and the suspect woke up
and ran away.
• A 43-year-old Depew woman reported that her 41-
year-old husband hit her with a hot dog during an
• Lancaster Police notified the Village Department of
Public Works of two dead skunks, one on Lake Avenue and
one on Aurora Street.
• A garbage can was taken from a Castle Court residence.
The complainant feared identity theft could be a
• A Pheasant Run Road resident was having problems with
the neighbors who were blowing smoke into her front
• A patrol drove past a vehicle with heavy damage and a
light out on Clinton Street. When the officer activated his
lights, the vehicle pulled onto the lawn in front of a
Clinton Street residence. The driver of the suspect vehicle
put his car in reverse and struck the patrol car. He told the
officer he was trying to pull into his driveway. He said he
drank four Coors Light beers for his birthday. When
performing field sobriety tests, the suspect asked if he
could remove his glass eye to retry the one-leg stand. The
officer allowed him to remove his artificial eye, but he
failed the test again and was placed under arrest.
• A woman reported that she had been receiving strange
phone calls almost daily since Sept. 1 in which an
unknown caller whispers, “What do you want?” and, “Can I
clean your house?”
• Police investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in a no
parking zone on Seufert Road and charged a 22-year-old
Arizona man with unlawful possession of marijuana,
drinking alcohol on a vehicle and a parking violation. He
was later charged with criminal mischief after ripping a
cord out of the wall at the police station.
• An ATV complaint was investigated on Boncliff Drive. It
could not be located.
• A tractor trailer pulled into a parking lot on Seneca
Street and was unable to exit. The driver drove over the
front stairs of the business and hit an outside wall while
attempting to pull out. When a patrol arrived, the driver
was still trying to pull the truck out and struck the
building again. The driver failed field sobriety tests and
was placed under arrest.
• The manager of a Depew bank reported that she
observed a tan pick-up, driven by what appeared to be a
man in a burgundy ski mask, pull into the parking lot of a
neighboring business, turn around and exit.
• A Clark Street, Lancaster, woman reported that a female
driver in a black car was speeding through her
neighborhood and wasn’t stopping at stop signs.
• A West Seneca resident told police that while they were
parked on Southwestern Boulevard, a spare tire worth
$140 was stolen from their vehicle.
• Police responded to a report of a white male standing in
front of a supermarket on Orchard Park Road asking
people for money. He told the officer that he asked one
person for money because he wanted to go see his
girlfriend in Canada and was running out of gas.
• A burglary was investigated on Lapp Road. A laptop
computer was taken.
• An alarm was reported on Clarence Center Road. It was
accidental by the cleaning crew.
• A 41-year-old man reported that “some kid” hit him in
the head with a beer bottle at a Depew bar.
• Several pairs of women’s undergarments were found
super glued to the hood of a person’s car near Brompton
Road. It turned out that someone was playing a prank on
• Youths attempted to purchase an energy drink with
alcohol in it at a Town of Tonawanda convenience store.
They told the clerk they didn’t know it had alcohol in it.
They tried to purchase the substance again several hours
• An accident was reported on Hopkins Road in which a
man reported he had to chase down the elderly women
involved to get them to stop after hitting his vehicle.
• Police advised two girls walking on a ramp for
Interstate-290. They told police they are new UB students
walking back to campus and thought they were on Maple
• The patrol stopped a vehicle for crossing over the
double yellow lines on Union Road. The driver appeared to
be nervous and had bloodshot eyes. When asked if he had
taken any drugs, the suspect replied, “I’ve taken all sorts
of drugs, but nothing in the last couple months.”
• Deputies advised a Williston Road resident regarding a
complaint involving her son riding up and down the street
on a four wheeler.
• A man reported that someone had driven an ATV
through his Erie Street, Lancaster, property, destroying his
soy bean crop.
• A business on Kensington Avenue reported a group of
youths took some chairs and started walking down
• A patrol observed a vehicle traveling at 53 mph in a 35
mph-zone on Berg Road. The officer pulled over the
vehicle and determined the suspect vehicle had an odor of
alcohol on his breath and bloodshot, watery eyes. After
searching for his registration for several minutes, he
turned and asked the officer, “What did you need?”
• Police responded to a parking lot on Sheridan Drive in
which two seasoned drivers were arguing over a minor
traffic infraction and who hit whom.
• A man in the Sheridan Parkside neighborhood had said
that he was chased by another man with a Louisville
Slugger baseball bat. When asked why, the party admitted
to having an affair with the first man’s wife.
• A 73-year-old woman was taken into custody for
larceny at a Main Street business.
• A man, with a clipboard, looking into a manhole on Main
Street was considered suspicious. He was from National
• Someone entered an unlocked garage on Fawn Trail and
stole a red and black tool box, socket set, assorted hand
tools, assorted frozen food, three cases of soda, two gas
cans and six, gallon jugs of windshield washer fluid.
• A 1986 Ford Mustang had the bumper stolen off of it
while it was parked in the Sheridan Parkside
• Police responded to a parking lot on Sheridan Drive over
two youths fighting over a fast food order. One of the
boys apparently had stolen the other’s sweet-n-sour
• A security guard of a Depew grocery store reported that
a man grabbed a 12-pack of beer, some powdered drink
mix, a can of sardines and a box of condoms and ran out
• An Orchard Park resident reported that someone
dumped ramen noodles in their hot tub.
• Larceny was reported on Transit Road when a man tried
to take a case of beer, meat and seafood that was
dropped in the parking lot.
• A neighbor dispute was reported on Surrey Run when a
woman was refusing to return balls that had landed in her
yard when the kids next door were playing.
- Police Blotter # 55
• A vehicle was damaged after a 2 1/2-inch hose fell off a
fire truck that was responding to a call of smoke at a
house on Independence Drive.
• While an officer was standing on Chestnut Ridge Road
investigating another incident, a 39-year-old Cattaraugus
man was weaving and nearly struck the officer. Police
pulled him over on Chestnut Ridge Road near Powers
Road and charged him with driving while intoxicated and
felony aggravated unlicensed operation.
• A patrol pulled over on Transit Road to assist a vehicle
with its flashers. The vehicle had stalled because it ran out
of gas. A computer check revealed the vehicle registration
• A caller reported two juveniles on low-rider bikes over
turning picnic tables and garbage cans in the Clarence
Center Elementary School Playground.
• A leaf blower was stolen from a Versailles Boulevard
• Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident
that occurred on Clinton Street. The victim reported that a
driver rear-ended his vehicle in front of Tim Hortons. The
suspect told police he thought he had struck a curb. He
also said he was on four different prescription
• A Hemlock Drive resident reported that someone stole
two 12-packs and one six-pack of beer, and a 12-pack of
pop from the refrigerator in his garage.
• A 28-year-old Orchard Park man was arrested for
driving while intoxicated after witnesses at the McDonalds
restaurant on Orchard Park Road told police they
witnessed him drive over a curb and into a flower bed.
• An Orchard Park man reported that his wallet was stolen
from a locker room at a fitness center in West Seneca.
• Police responded to a report of a disturbance at an
Edson Street address. They arrived to find a vehicle parked
on the front lawn and still running. The driver said she
had received harassing phone calls from a female at the
address and decided to confront her and drove onto the
lawn, nearly striking several people. She reportedly exited
the vehicle screaming and trying to punch everyone in the
• Officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle
on Route 219 near Ridge Road. The vehicle contained
numerous open containers of beer. It appeared the vehicle
was stuck in a small body of water off the road.
• A suspicious person was reported on Smiley Terrace. It
was a magazine salesman.
• Disorderly youths on bicycles were reported on Greiner
Road. They left before patrol arrived.
• A West Seneca woman told police that her purse was
stolen while she was at Bryant and Stratton College in
• Two Orchard Park males were charged with second
degree burglary and petit larceny after a Quaker Lake
Terrace resident reportedly caught them stealing beer
from the garage.
• A Lackawanna man was charged with criminal mischief,
harassment and trespassing after causing a disturbance at
an Abbott Road bar. He was additionally charged with a
second count of criminal mischief after his girlfriend
reported that he smashed her cell phone.
• An Elm Tree Road man told police that somebody stole
his vehicle from the driveway sometime overnight. The
man admitted to police that he left the vehicle unlocked
and the keys in the ignition.
• A complainant reported that he was walking on Seneca
Street when a white Mustang pulled over and four white
males jumped out and attacked him. He said he had no
idea who the suspects were or why they attacked him.
• A police officer observed a suspect trying to enter the
theme basket tent at the Queen of Heaven Carnival after it
had been closed. The suspect had a knife tool and was
using it in an attempt to enter the tent. He told the officer
he was trying to steal the radio theme basket. The suspect
was also in possession of a marijuana joint.
• An East Bentham Parkway resident reported someone
tasted her meatloaf. No evidence of such crime was
• A complainant called from Campbell Boulevard to inform
police that a 12-year-old child was driving a lawn tractor.
• A skunk was reported caught in a trap on Wayside Lane.
The animal control officer was notified.
• An animal cruelty complaint was investigated in a
Transit Road parking lot. A dog was locked in a parked
car. The car left before the patrol arrived.
• A patrol was dispatched to the scene of an injury
accident on Manhassett Street in West Seneca. The officer
found a man sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with
the key still in the ignition. The man said he had been
driving home from a bar in Colden where he got into a
fight and sustained facial injuries. The suspect thought he
was in Boston and that the time was 9 p.m. It was actually
• An unknown suspect damaged five arcade games and
stole glow sticks, candy and $2,000 from a business on
Orchard Park Road.
• A Transit Road salon employee reported that an
unsatisfied customer paid less then half of the $30 fee for
• An officer passed two individuals walking on Clinton
Street and was aware that one of the subjects had an
outstanding warrant out of Buffalo. The officer stopped to
speak with the two individuals and while they were
talking, a crack pipe was dropped to the ground. Both
individuals were placed under arrest.
• Police responded to a report of a shoplifter stealing a
30-pack of Budweiser beer from Wegmans on Orchard
Park Road. The suspect was being pursued on foot by
store security. Police located the suspect in a Potter Road
residence and returned him to the store where he was
• A Berkley Drive resident told police that somebody
entered their garage and stole beer.
• Disorderly youths were reported drinking on Bent Brook
Court. It was unfounded.
• Criminal mischief was reported on Transit Road. A car
was damaged by stones.
• Two picnic tables were stolen from Fontana’s on Clinton
Street. Someone also did damage to a walk-in cooler with
an ax and shovel that were left at the scene.
• A shoplifter stole six New York Strip steaks and two
packages of scallops from the Tops on Orchard Park Road.
The suspect broke away from store security and fled
through the parking lot, across the street to Wegmans.
The offender was apprehended by police.
• A smoke alarm was activated on Shimerville Road. It
was caused by poor ventilation.
• Police and fire officials responded to a Lancer Court,
Depew, apartment for a report of a possible electrical fire,
but determined that the smell was caused by an
overheated refrigerator motor.
• Police responded to a complaint by a Steinfeldt Road,
Lancaster, resident that a neighbor was mowing his lawn
at 2:50 a.m. The man was given a warning.
• A food delivery person reported when he delivered $14
of food to a Travers Circle residence a man grabbed the
food then slammed and locked the door. Reportedly it was
a miscommunication and the food was then paid for.
• An Allenhurst Road resident reported criminal mischief
when a brick was thrown through a window and then the
entire living room ceiling came loose crashing onto a
coffee table and lamp.
• The owner of a Broadway, Depew, laundromat reported
that someone broke into a soft drink machine and
removed about $30 in change, causing $1,000 damage in
• A Lancaster woman reported that someone had taken
$150 from her residence during a party.
• A complainant on Niagara Falls Boulevard reported that
a gas station owner was refusing to accept payment in
• A 15-year-old girl reported that she was harassed by
her boyfriend’s mother.
• A Lancaster man reported that someone threw a large
rock through the front window of his residence while he
was asleep with his wife on the couch.
• An 8-year-old Amherst child whose foot was stuck in a
swimming cone was freed when the fire company used
lubricant to remove the item.
• A Sheridan Drive business said a neighbor was throwing
dog droppings in the store’s air conditioning unit.
• A complainant on Emery Road told police two pit bulls
were attacking his livestock. The complainant claimed he
caught the dogs in order to secure them after they had
attacked two goats and a sheep. The goats had small bites
on their faces and ears while the sheep had two bite
wounds on their face and neck.
• Deputies responded to a home on Billington Road after
receiving a report from a resident that a ground hog was
attacking her cat.
• The Depew Recreation Department reported that
someone broke the hasp on a storage box at a church
playground and poured craft paint all over attendants’
• The pastor of a Lancaster church reported that someone
had spray-painted black and orange words on the north
and east sides of the community building.
• A youth hooked a shot at the Brighton Golf Course and
it landed into another game. The men it landed near
thought they boys had done it deliberately.
• A man was washing his car on Fairfield and his neighbor
was upset because the water was hitting his rose bushes.
• A welfare check was requested for Union Road, just
north of the Thruway bridge, for a naked man. Police
reported the naked man was gone.
• A Wyandotte Street woman reported that someone threw
a railroad spike at her swimming pool, puncturing the side
• A Broadway youth reported that someone stole his BMX
bicycle, valued at $150, two weeks after someone stole
his other BMX bicycle, also valued at $150.
• A young boy called from a cell phone on Kings Highway
reporting he had been knocked off of his bike by water
balloons thrown by a group of high school seniors in a
- Police Blotter #54
• A driver on Niagara Falls Boulevard called police because
an irate passenger in another car was punching the
• An Acacia Drive resident complained to police that a
neighbor pushed him after a dispute about lawn clippings.
• A French Road resident reported a larceny when the
snakes she ordered online never arrived.
• Police responded to a report of a vehicle fleeing after a
larceny at a store on Orchard Park Road. The suspect
vehicle was observed in a parking lot on Union Road.
Police confiscated the stolen items and also found
hypodermic syringes, two crack pipes and metal cups with
heroin residue in the suspect vehicle.
• Police responded to a report of youths in a red car
causing a disturbance on Harlem Road. The car exited the
parking lot and began heading west on Clinton Street.
When the officer engaged his overhead lights to pull the
car over, it accelerated. The car attempted to turn onto
the Interstate 190 entrance ramp, but the driver lost
control of the vehicle and struck the curb, causing the
vehicle to stall. The officer found a rock of crack cocaine
and a crack pipe under the driver’s seat.
• A carbon monoxide detector was activated on Clarence
Center Road. It was a malfunction.
• A loud party was reported on Main Street in Clarence but
all was quiet was police arrived.
• A South Lane resident told police that somebody entered
their residence and stole video games, beer and clothes.
• Police charged two 15-year-old Orchard Park males with
second degree reckless endangerment and third degree
criminal mischief after they allegedly threw rocks at
vehicles on South Buffalo Street.
• A suspect was stopped in traffic on Seneca Street. When
approached by the patrol, the driver had a strong odor of
alcoholic beverage on his breath. When asked for his
license and registration, the suspect gave the officer a
pizza menu, thinking it was his registration. An open
bottle of Michelob Ultra was in the car cup holder. The
suspect failed field sobriety tests and the alcosensor with
a .25 percent blood-alcohol content.
• Someone smashed a Pepsi vending machine on Clinton
Street, but nothing was taken from the machine.
• A suspicious person was reported outside a Transit Road
store. He left before patrol arrived.
• Employees of Tops Markets on Southwestern Boulevard
told police that somebody stole plants, top soil and
coolers that we displayed outside of the store.
• Police were searching for a suspect after witnesses on
Ellicott Road said that a vehicle left the road and hit two
mailboxes before leaving the scene.
• An employee at a store Southwestern Boulevard said
that a white male in his teens grabbed a 12-pack of beer
and left without paying.
• A server from Danny’s Restaurant on Abbott Road told
police that two teenagers left the restaurant without
paying their bill as soon as the Buffalo Sabres game
• A sick raccoon was reported on Stahley Road; the animal
control officer was called.
• A larceny was reported at a Transit Road store. A
customer reported her purse stolen, but it was found
where she left it.
• An ONSTAR alarm was reported on Main Road in
Clarence but the car could not be located.
• A loud music complaint was investigated on Shimerville
Road; the individuals were advised.
• A caller reported children riding dirt bikes on private
property on Sheridan Drive.
• An Orchard Park service station clerk reported that a
customer pumped $51 worth of gas and drove off without
• Police charged a 19-year-old Buffalo man with petit
larceny after he allegedly stole speakers from a vehicle
parked on Sterling Drive.
• A Main Street, Depew, man reported that he was in his
apartment when his live-in girlfriend started an argument,
punched him in the eye and bit his left thumb.
• A Randolph Street, Lancaster, woman reported that
someone had entered her back yard and damaged her
swimming pool with a blunt object.
• An employee of a Walden Avenue, Depew, second-hand
goods store reported that a regular customer wheeled out
a newly acquired wheelchair valued at $400 without
• Police charged a 22-year-old Winfield Avenue,
Lancaster, man with DWI after observing him swerve on
School Street and strike the curb on three separate
occasions before turning onto Winfield Avenue, nearly
striking three parked cars and driving over the curb and
• Animal control was called to help with a baby skunk on
• A police report for petit larceny was filed at
Williamstowne when an electric toothbrush was reported
• Youths with pellet guns were reported on Rogers Drive,
they were spoken to by police.
• Bellevue firefighters responded to Edgebrook where a
pedestrian was struck and fell into the creek. The patient
was extracted from the creek and taken to ECMC.
• A female reported she thought her neighbor’s furnace
was going to combust the apartment on Springfield Drive.
• A Walden Avenue gas station employee reported a man
pumped gas approximately an hour ago and still hadn’t
paid and the vehicle was still sitting at the pumps. The
report led to the arrest of the man on drug charges.
• Lynnette Court residents reported someone entered a
back window, took some beer and left the empty bottles
behind. They said it was the second time in a month they
had been broken into.
• A hot water tank and two heaters were reportedly stolen
on Wanda Avenue.
• A St. Boniface Road reported her doorbell was rung and
five minutes later she went to the door and found a “no
parking” sign at the doorstep.
• South Line firefighters responded to Borden Road where
a gas line had been hit while someone was cutting a lawn.
• A Sable Palm Drive resident complained her boyfriend
was intoxicated and urinating on everything.
• A group of unsupervised youths, dressed in gothic
16-17 years of age were harassing a neighbor during
evening hours on Harlem Road.
•A Preston Road resident complained after his vehicle had
been damaged several times, including having White-out
put on it.
• A concerned resident reported a house on Marilyn Drive
had high grass and the garage door was open. Everything
was in order; the owner’s lawn mower had been broken
and was being repaired that day.
• Two, reportedly intoxicated, males were pushing each
other in a shopping cart and almost hitting vehicles at the
• A Thruway Plaza restaurant called police when half of a
dinner party walked out on the check and the other half
was still at the table. A police report for larceny was filed.
• A group of 45-55 youths were ejected from the main
hallway of a Walden Avenue building after a disturbance
• Police were called to assist U-Crest firefighters on a call
at a residence of a drunken family who liked to fight with
the fire department.
• Four people arguing in a cab on Walden Avenue led to
one being arrested for assault.
• A neighbor dispute about cutting the grass was reported
on Francis Avenue.
The report also claimed the one man had a recording
device on him and the property.
• Hy-View firefighters responded to an Aero Drive club
where a male was in and out of consciousness at the main
bar. He refused treatment.
• A man reported he went to get his car from a Genesee
Street parking lot when he lost his 13-year-old son.
Reportedly the youth saw a spider, panicked, and was
hiding somewhere in the lot. He was located.
• Police responded to the dead end of Basswood Drive
where 10 car loads of youths were blasting music and
revving the engines. They were advised by police.
• A pizza delivery man reported a female customer
pushed him on Walden Avenue.
• A disturbance was reported on Creekside Drive when a
female locked the man out of the house and wouldn’t give
him the keys to the vehicle to leave. The female was
getting ready to leave in another vehicle. The final result
was the woman left in a vehicle, with the other keys, and
the man had to walk home.
• A peeping tom was reported at the Walden Galleria Mall.
Reportedly a man had been taking pictures in dressing
• Someone reported a mom was yelling at her son on Slate
Creek Drive. The boy wouldn’t eat his breakfast.
• Larceny of ice tea by three males, ages 14-16, was
reported on Genesee Street.
• A report that a 26-year-old man was having a diabetic
reaction led to his arrest for disorderly conduct on Union
Road and his transport to ECMC. A female had been
yelling for help and the man was pounding on the car
when police were called.
• Police charged a 41-year-old St. John’s Street, Depew,
man with several motor vehicle offenses after noticing
license plates belonging to a 1989 Plymouth Voyager on
his 1991 Chevy Beretta.
• Police responding to a report of a disturbance at a
Penora Street, Lancaster, address discovered a 32-year-
old man inside who was wanted on a no-bail federal U.S.
Marshals’ warrant for trafficking amphetamines.
• Deputies checked an area of Knapp Road after receiving
a report of two horses in the roadway.
• Deputies checked Emery Road after receiving a report
that females were in the parking lot of a business,
intoxicated and screaming profanities.
• A complainant on Emery Road reported that an unknown
person took his iPod from his window sill at his dormitory.
The dorm was reportedly unlocked. There were no
suspects or witnesses.
• An employee of a George Urban Boulevard, Depew, gas
station reported that she placed 20 packs of cigarettes in
a brown paper bag for a customer, who then grabbed the
bag without paying and ran out toward a vehicle. The
clerk pursued the man and tried to get his keys, but only
managed to grab the glasses off his face before he sped
• A Genesee Street hotel reported an intoxicated female
was in the lobby and not a guest at the hotel. She was
there because an airline had refused to let her board. She
was returned to airport who transported her to a hospital.
- Police Blotter #53
• A Depew man reported that someone took his four-
wheel ATV from in front of his residence after he left it
outside the garage with the keys in it.
• A Niagara Frontier Transit Authority officer reported that
he lost his wallet, containing his badge and police
identification, when he left it on top of his vehicle after
fueling at a William Street, Lancaster, gas station.
• An Orchard Park woman told police that she discovered
her purse stolen while she was at a drug store on North
Buffalo Road. The purse was later found at the Orchard
Park Senior Center with $60 missing.
• A construction company from Cheektowaga doing work
on North Lake Drive reported to police that somebody
broke into a locked garage and stole about $1,000 worth
• A suspect attempted to steal $136 of merchandise,
including two baby back ribs, one beef rib roast, three
New York strip steaks, four Porterhouse steaks and paper
towels from a supermarket on Harlem Road. He pushed
his cart past all points of purchase and into the parking
lot. The assistant store manager tried to stop the
shoplifter in the lot, but the suspect left the cart and fled
on foot. The assistant store manager chased the suspect
north on Harlem Road, west on Clinton Street, through the
OTB parking lot and onto Interstate 90. While they were
running along Interstate 90, a passing sheriff’s deputy
stopped the suspect and held him until police arrived. At
that time, the suspect stated he was having chest pains
and was taken to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital to be
• A police officer saw a car with two people inside parked
behind a store on Orchard Park Road. He observed one of
the individuals snorting cocaine through a straw off a
compact disc cover. When the suspect noticed the police
officer, he dumped the cocaine into the center console.
The suspects were removed from the vehicle and placed
• An Orchard Park Road caller reported somebody broke
into his repair truck and stole about $700 worth of tools.
• An Orchard Park woman told police that while her son
was home sick from school, he heard someone enter the
residence twice and he heard footsteps in the kitchen.
However, police discovered that no items were missing or
out of place.
• A Lancaster man was charged with driving with a
suspended registration when he was stopped on Greiner
Road; his license was also revoked. He was taken to the
holding center on bail.
• An officer responded to a property damage-only
accident on Indian Church Road. The suspect had an odor
of alcoholic beverage on his breath, but told the officer he
had not been drinking. There was an open 24-ounce can
of Labatt’s Blue in his vehicle. The suspect said he was
coming from Tops where he bought medication. He could
not locate the medication. The suspect failed the Alco
sensor with a .14 percent blood alcohol content. He then
told police that he broke both ankles in 1992 or 1993 and
that he had been drinking at a local tavern. He was placed
• A victim reported that while she was eating at the
Southgate Plaza, someone siphoned a half tank of gas
from her vehicle. The gas cap was also missing.
• A Thomas Jefferson Lane resident called police to report
a baby duckling was in the sewer.
• A Wickham Drive resident called police to report that a
duck had made a nest underneath a shrub.
• Police noticed a vehicle heading south on Harlem Road
without its headlights on after dark. When the officer
stopped the suspect vehicle, he observed an odor of
alcohol coming from the driver. He asked the driver for
his license and registration and the driver replied, “I don’t
have my license or registration, I just have my license.”
• Police responded to a report of a suspect damaging the
pay phone outside the West Seneca Public Library. When
they arrived, the suspect was gone, but the phone
earpiece was smashed and laying in the lawn. Police
caught up with the suspect at the pay phone at the
Sunoco station on the corner of Union Road and Seneca
Street. The man admitted to beating the phone because it
would not work properly.
• A Southwestern Boulevard business reported that
somebody stole three ice cream bars.
• After a 23-year-old Hamburg man was initially stopped
on Southwestern Boulevard for driving with an inadequate
muffler, he was additionally charged with third degree
aggravated unlicensed operation. He was released on $50
• A rabid raccoon was reported on Steiner Road, it was
disposed of by the patrol.
• An alarm was reported on Spaulding Drive but
everything appeared secure.
• A driver failed to keep right when entering the Route
400 ramp on Transit Road and drove off the road into the
grass, crashing through the expressway guardrail. The
driver told police that he had been drinking and that he
had a conditional license from his last DWI. The vehicle
was towed, and the driver was transported to the hospital
for his injuries.
• A male confronted a female in the parking lot outside a
supermarket after she dropped a piece of paper on the
ground. He slapped her in the face and told her that he
was a West Seneca police officer, and there was nothing
she could do about it. A male matching the description
given by the victim was located in Pumpernick ‘N Pastry.
He admitted to slapping the woman and to saying he was
a cop. The man was arrested for harassment and criminal
• A Depew woman reported that she used her
wheelbarrow to take out the garbage, but when she
returned from work, the wheelbarrow was gone, garbage
• Police responded to a complaint of a man trespassing at
the Lancaster Airport to find a 48-year-old man target
shooting with a handgun 500 feet from the runway.
• Larceny of newspapers was reported at an Anderson
Road hotel. The suspect was located on William Street and
advised to stay away from the hotel. No charges were
• A garden shop on Walden Avenue complained a man
was urinating on the merchandise.
• A Depew man reported that his brakes failed as he
attempted to stop for a red light at Transit Road and
Broadway, and his vehicle continued into the intersection
and struck a pick-up truck.
• A Sturm Street, Lancaster, man reported that someone
removed a 15-foot section of chain-link fence from his
back yard, as well as four metal posts.
• A neighbor dispute was reported on Creekside Drive
when a man put a refrigerator box out for garbage pickup
and his neighbor took the box, filled it with wood, and put
it back on the complainant’s property.
• A grenade was found on Federal Avenue and turned into
• Lancaster police officers found numerous 22-caliber
bullets in the roadway after responding to a report of
burning garbage in the middle of the road at Broadway
and St. John Street.
• Police responded to a West Falls residence where a male
subject was reported highly intoxicated. The subject, who
was incoherent and making illogical statements,
repeatedly fell down. He was transported to Erie County
Medical Center where officers completed paperwork for a
mental hygiene evaluation.
- Police Blotter # 52
• An Orchard Park man reported that a neighbor called him and told him his vehicle was running. After remembering that he left the key in the vehicle, the man found his vehicle was running along with the windshield wipers and discovered that an iPod worth about $400 was stolen.
• While a 19-year-old Orchard Park man was being incarcerated, he pulled a sign off a door and broke it. He was charged with criminal mischief.
• A Cheektowaga man told police that after his vehicle had been towed, he discovered that stereo equipment was missing when he went to pick up the vehicle.
• A Willowbrook Drive woman told police that she spotted a man open the door of her vehicle and ransack it. A digital camera was stolen and her purse was taken out of the vehicle, but the items were dumped in the street.
• A man was reported to police for laying alongside the creek bed on French Road. He told police he thought it was a nice place to take a nap; he was advised to go on his way.
• Four males pulled a stop sign out of the ground on Bennett Road and were walking towards Union Road carrying it.
• A South Glidden Street resident reported that a man who had just been released from jail stole her food and her valium.
• Menacing was reported on Kenville Road when a woman, in her 30s, dressed in all red clothing, was chasing people in the street with a fork. She was taken home.
• A Broadway, Lancaster, man reported finding a black duffel bag in his yard, containing eight black binders full of various sports cards and an empty package from a "KISS” figurine.
• A Depew woman reported that someone shot out two windows on her shed with a BB gun, and also damaged the siding and a motion light.
• A Penora Street woman reported that someone stole $135 from under her mattress.
• Lancaster police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Sandridge Road in Alden, but determined that a resident had burnt his pancakes.
• A 20-year-old woman was locked out of an Euclid Avenue house by her 14-year-old brother, who was “just being a punk.”
• A Genesee Street gas station employee reported a threat had been made by a male after the clerk refused to accept
pennies for a gas sale.
• Someone called Amherst Police to report that man on a motorcycle was doing wheelies in the westbound lane of Main Street near I-290.
• Amherst Museum officials reported catching a wild cat that was living in one of the buildings.
• Police located a suspect with a warrant out of Cheektowaga in an Indian Church Road residence. The suspect was placed under arrest and told the officers that his I.D. was in the bedroom. When the officers entered the bedroom, they observed several hypodermic needles and a small bag of crack cocaine. After searching, they recovered a total of 34 needles, two crack pipes and a bag of cocaine.
• An unknown suspect(s) painted obscenities on the sides of three vehicles parked on Boncroft Drive. The paint washed off with minor damage to the vehicles. Officers
later observed that there was also obscene graffiti on the side door and window of a garage on Century Drive.
• A suspicious person was reported taking pictures of a store on Transit Road. Police could not locate the individual.
• Police responded to Main Street and Sheridan where callers reported unruly youths.
• A Bramblewood Lane resident reported that a turkey could not seem to find its way out of a neighbor's backyard, which is completely fenced with a swimming pool. Resident said turkey was "crazily walking back and forth."
• An Ayrault Drive resident reported that a husky lab mix dog was barking loudly and that their son is trapped in a bedroom because dog won't let boy leave. Caller thought dog had rabies. The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital. Dog was having seizures and was not rapid.
• Someone removed the glass panel from the rear door to a tavern in West Seneca, entered the bar and stole three bottles of vodka and 18 bottles of beer. One bottle of
vodka and three bottles of Michelob Ultra were found in the parking lot. The cash register was untouched.
• A man attempted to steal 15 cans of Enfamil formula from a convenience store on Southwestern Boulevard. The manager observed the suspect put the items in his coat.
The suspect pushed the manager, left the store and ran around the back of the building. When police arrived, the
suspect was in the driver’s side of his vehicle. Next to him was a large laundry bag containing 15 cans of Enfamil. Two other cans were located in the field behind the store.
• A woman called police because she said she had a headache and was going to take several bottles of aspirin to settle her down. Upon police arrival, officers observed her shoveling Smarties candies into her mouth.
• Several young men “seemed to be up to no good,” a Homewood Avenue caller reported. The group was sitting in the driveway on lawn chairs enjoying cigars because the home-owners wife didn’t appreciate the smoke smell in the house.
- Police Blotter #51
• A dispute was reported on Gates Street over money
taken from a child’s piggy bank.
• A patrol #7 stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street because
it would not dim its high-beam lights. The officer noticed
the driver had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He
produced an identification-only license. When the driver
was asked to recite the alphabet, he could not get past the
letter “n.” After failing other sobriety tests, the driver was
placed under arrest.
• An officer responded to the report of a suspect drinking
beer while driving with children in his car. The patrol
located and stopped the suspect vehicle on Seneca Street.
The vehicle was occupied by three adults. Numerous open
16-ounce Labatt’s Blue bottles were in the vehicle. The
driver passed all sobriety tests, but he had a suspended
• A Depew man, who is a registered sex offender,
reported that someone had spray-painted the words “sex
offender” on his front lawn.
• Lancaster police arrested a 26-year-old Buffalo man for
DWI on Transit Road after observing him swerve from his
lane and continue to travel a quarter of a mile centered
over the white line between lanes.
• A Westbrook Drive resident reported someone was
pounding on the door and the complainant couldn’t see
who it was. Police reported the person pounding was a
friend of the complainant.
• A Peeping Tom was arrested on Walden Avenue. The
man, 25 years old and 5-feet, 9-inches tall, heavy build
with glasses was using a mirror to look up women’s
• A Main Street, Depew, man, after reporting the theft of
his medication, asked police if it was true that if you file a
police report you can get a free prescription. Officers
gave the man a “stern, verbal reply” to this comment, and
told him the rumor was false.
• A Sagebrush Lane, woman reported that her allegedly
intoxicated housemate had tried to pour hot sauce on her
after a verbal argument.
Depew fire officials evacuated a residence on Irving
Terrace after a carbon dioxide detector alerted a couple
cooking on a new stove to elevated levels of the gas.
• Lancaster police arrested a 56-year-old man for DWI
and resisting arrest after responding to a report of a man
passed out at the wheel in the parking lot of a Como Park
Boulevard liquor store.
• A male was wandering around an adult night club on
Aero Drive, stalking girls and trying to get inside. He was
picked up by a cab.
• An Alaska Street resident reported her son had taken
• Some boys were outside playing hockey in the street
near Lincoln Park and a woman called police because she
thought they might get hit by a car.
• A man walked out of a Military Road bowling alley with a
full glass of beer and proceeded to walk home. Police
stopped him, only to find that the glass wasn’t filled with
beer, but a fluid of similar color.
• A Depew resident reported that four suspicious adults
with children were in the area, ringing doorbells. Police
determined the suspects to be Jehovah’s Witnesses.
• A Sturm Street resident, who has lived there for 32
years, reported receiving a notice from a credit report
company inaccurately stating he used to live on
Dartmouth Avenue in Buffalo, and that he owed $533.
• Two men were charged with larceny on Union Road after
one put on a pair of new sneakers and left his old
sneakers on the shelf.
• A man reported that while driving south on Transit
Road, another southbound driver moved into his lane and
struck his vehicle, causing minor damage. The offending
driver then fled the scene.
• A man reported that he was walking down Walden
Avenue in Lancaster when a dog ran out of a residence
and chased him into traffic, where a swerving vehicle
clipped him with the side-view mirror.
• A Lancaster man reported that his upset girlfriend ran
along the side of his moving vehicle and stabbed the rear
passenger tire, then tried to smash the side window with a
golf club. The man was able to wrestle the club away from
the woman, who then fled the scene.
• A male was reportedly yelling and screaming in his
Randolph Avenue driveway. Police reported he actually
was trying to rap.
• A Genesee Street business employee requested a
premise check after she reported she placed a stuffed
bear on the bar and now it was on a shelf. She thought
someone might have been in the building.
• Depew police dispatch received numerous calls of a
naked woman running through the neighborhood. Several
cars dispatched. Officers located the woman, and trapped
her on the front porch of a nearby residence after she ran
• Lancaster police arrested a couple for shoplifting at a
Transit Road department store after the male was found
to be wearing three shirts under his jacket, with the
removed tags found stuffed inside a pair of pants on a
display rack, and the woman was found in the fitting room
with a cart full of merchandise with tags in her purse.
• A dog was found entangled in a gas pump hose behind
a Wehrle Drive business; it was freed and taken to the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
• A purse was reported stolen at a Transit Road store; it
was later learned that it had fallen out of a car and was
• Police charged a 32-year-old Buffalo man with
harassment after he allegedly left an obscene note on the
vehicle of a 22-year-old female co-worker.
• Bank representatives told police that a man attempted to
open checking and savings accounts with checks from his
• A resident on Mount Vernon Road reported someone
was knocking on the door. The person believes the dog
scared the suspicious person off.
• A woman on Grover Cleveland Highway reported a large
animal was behind her dryer and making a lot of noise. A
large rat refused to come out of the hole. All were
• A store owner has women in locked security office for
shop lifting. She brought back stolen bras asking to
exchange for different size.
• A patrol performed a routine traffic stop on Seneca
Street. The driver was asked to park the vehicle and find
an alternative means of transportation. The driver exited
the vehicle and had walked approximately half a block
down the street, when he opened a can of Budweiser and
began to drink it. He also began to yell obscenities. At
that point, the suspect was placed under arrest.
• Police stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street because only
one headlight was functioning. A DMV check showed that
the driver’s license was suspended for an insurance lapse
in August 2004 and the plates were expired and had been
switched from another vehicle. The vehicle also had a
homemade registration on the windshield.
• A man reported to be bitten by a hunting dog on
Sagewood Terrace. The man was bitten in the left thigh.
• Five boys were throwing eggs at a resident's home on
• A Washington Highway resident called police to report
that their neighbor was sitting in the middle of the street
• A driver reported that a shaggy black dog was running
around near Niagara Falls Boulevard and was lying in the
• The delivery manager at locate store reported that two
license plates were missing from a truck.
• A 17-year-old Orchard Park male was given two tickets
for operating his ATV on a highway after traveling across
• An officer responded to a report from Denny’s on Ridge
Road that unruly customers stole menus and left in a blue
sport utility vehicle. Patrol observed the SUV traveling east
on Potters Road. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he
noticed food containers from the restaurant in the car.
The driver said he was coming from Denny’s and asked if
the restaurant had called the police. The officer noticed an
odor of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. He first
denied drinking and then admitted to drinking one a half
pitchers of beer at a nearby tavern. He was placed under
arrest for DWI and the Denny’s menus were recovered.
• An officer responded to a call for a purse larceny on
Orchard Park Road when three participants of a road rage
incident in the parking lot approached the patrol car. One
of the suspects said a woman had pushed him, but there
were no witnesses. The suspect was told to leave the
property. When patrol went to give the purse larceny
victim a courtesy ride home, he observed the road rage
suspect still in the parking lot giving him obscene
gestures. The man was placed under arrest for disorderly
• Somebody reportedly shot either a BB or pellet gun at a
house under construction on Red Brook Drive.
• A 19-year-old Orchard Park man was stopped for not
yielding the right away and was subsequently charged
with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful
possession of marijuana.
• A 27-year-old Hamburg man was taken to Mercy
Ambulatory Center after a suspect bit his ear lobe off
during an altercation at a tavern on Abbott Road. Police
are still searching for the suspect.
• Officers responded to a call of a hit and run accident on
Marycrest Lane. They arrived to find one uninjured
occupant in the vehicle with the keys in the ignition and
engine still running. The driver had crashed into a parked
car and telephone pole and had to be told twice to shut
off his vehicle because it kept moving toward the parked
patrol car. The driver said he was on his way home from a
casino to go check on his child and that he had consumed
three beers. There was an open container of beer on the
driver’s side floor. When the officers asked him to submit
to sobriety tests, the suspect said, “I’m sorry, just take me
in,” and refused to complete the exams.
• An intoxicated victim reported that someone took her
purse when she set it down on the bathroom counter at a
nightclub. She recovered the purse in the parking lot,
where it had been discarded. Her cell phone, money and
two driver’s licenses had been stolen.
• Amherst police were called to a Maple Road store to
help the manager with a "vagrant" man who was in the
bathroom and refusing to leave.
• A motorist on Millersport Highway reported seeing a
woman, who wasn't dressed appropriately for the weather
and appeared dazed and confused, digging through a
• Someone broke the window locks of a Berg Road
residence, entered the home and removed a safe. The
suspect(s) then took the safe to the garage and used
power tools to open it. There was nothing of value in the
safe. The safe was a toy.
• A man left his wallet on the counter at the Sunoco
station on Union Road. When he exited the store, two
more customers had entered. The second customer in line
left, but the third customer noticed the wallet on the
counter and ran outside to give it to the second customer.
The second customer took the wallet and drove away.
- Police Blotter #50
• A Meadowlawn Road, woman reported that her mailbox
was attached to her house when she left in the morning,
but was gone when she returned.
• A Lancaster man reported that a black and tan dog
broke its chain on Irwinwood Road, ran out of the yard
and nipped him on the ankle as he bent over to pick up a
• A male was arrested for narcotics on Eggert Road
following a report he was babysitting his grandchildren
and left them alone inside to work on a vehicle.
• An intoxicated male was arrested for criminal mischief
after punching holes in a wall on Roland Street.
• A female turned in cocaine she found near a car on
French Road. The substance appeared to be sugar and
tests determined it was not drugs.
• An employee, who had been reportedly fired from a
Walden Avenue business, took the van.
• Fire chiefs responding to a report of an unknown
chemical odor in the right apartment of a Sable Palm
Drive, duplex determined it to be a waterproof spray for
leather goods being used by the resident in the left
• A Summit Street, Lancaster, man reported that someone
entered his residence and removed an unsecured 12-
gauge shotgun, stored in a brown, leather case.
• The security officer of a Walden Avenue, business
reported finding a small baggie of marijuana on the floor
in front of the security office. He said it was difficult to
guess who dropped it because there were 40 employees
working there at the time.
• An Old Post Road, Lancaster, man reported that after
hearing a loud noise outside his residence, he looked out
the window to see a vehicle driving away with his mailbox
and post in the trunk.
• A 3-year-old girl had a Tic Tac stuck up her nose on
• A male was reportedly selling meat out of his truck on
• Police arrested a 44-year-old man for DWI on George
Urban Boulevard after he drove up behind a patrol car with
his high-beams on and ignored officers’ signals to lower
his lights. Once pulled over, he displayed obvious signs of
intoxication, and recorded a .18 BAC at the station.
• A Randolph Street, woman reported finding an arrow in
the snow in front of her residence.
• A driver on Dennis Lane reported a dog was locked in a
Chevy Cobalt, that was running.
- Police Blotter #49
• Police aided a confused adult on Walden Avenue who
stated “The eye in the sky was watching her.”
• A Kenville Road resident reported an ex-girlfriend stole
a jacket and was last seen walking down Eggert.
• A fight was reported at a Transit Road restaurant; the
combatants were dispersed.
• Erratic operation was reported in a Transit Road parking
lot. The operator was issued several tickets and released.
• A Cobblestone Drive resident reported a suspicious
person was following her car. She then stated the same
car was seen again near her house. She wrote down the
license plate number and contacted police. When police
got a hold of the suspect, he explained the woman cut
him off and he was following her to let her know it was a
rude thing to do.
• A Dalewood Drive resident reported to police that a
"mini biker" was speeding up and down the street.
• A North French Road resident reported that they had
been woken up by a loud noise. A car had apparently hit
the home. Resident checked outside, but car was gone.
Later, however, the young driver returned to the scene
with her mother.
• An officer was dispatched to a fight at a bar on Center
Road. The suspect was intoxicated and advised by the
officer not to drive. A short while later, the officer noticed
a pick-up truck tailgating the patrol car. The pick-up
turned onto Union Road and was weaving. The vehicle
then turned on Main Street without using a signal. When
patrol pulled the vehicle over, the driver was the same
individual from the bar, who had been advised not to
drive. The suspect became argumentative and was
• An unknown suspect removed three decorative lollipops
from a front yard on St. Jude Drive.
• A hunting complaint was investigated on Carmelo Court,
it was unfounded.
• Criminal mischief was reported on County Road; a car
was damaged by youths throwing apples.
• A suspicious incident was investigated on Boncliff Drive;
someone attempted to siphon gas from a vehicle.
• A Southgate Road resident reported a group of males
jumped on his vehicle, which was in the driveway, then
• A Lamarck Road resident found a counterfeit $10 bill in
the front yard.
• A Meadow Place resident reported the front door had
been tampered with. Police reported it was just an old
door that was falling apart.
• A Sawyer Avenue, Lancaster, man reported that
someone had poured a liquid with white particles into his
vehicle’s gas tank, damaging the lines, filters and engine.
When he received the $1,375.51 repair bill, the man said
the receipt stated the liquid could not be identified, but
was “definitely not gasoline.”
• A Harlan Street, Depew, woman reported telling a
housemate he could not use the phone, so he reportedly
went outside and ripped the phone wires off the side of
• A male stated patrons were locked in a shuttle vehicle
on Genesee Street after the driver left for 30 minutes.
• Drunk males were knocking over garbage cans on
• A Central Avenue, Lancaster, man reported that he saw
two teenage boys spray-paint a 40-foot section of his
picket fence orange and black. He said the vandals fled
when he approached them.
• Police responded to a Forestview Drive, Depew,
residence for a report of a snowblower on fire.
• A motorist, stopped on Orchard Park Road for failure to
stay in lane, was charged with DWI. The subject stated his
knee was sore from moving furniture.
• A complainant said someone scratched the hood of his
vehicle and spit on the side window while it was parked in
the town hall lot.
• A suspect was observed taking two bags of frozen
shrimp and placing them inside his coat at the market on
Harlem Road. When store personnel attempted to subdue
the suspect, he ran and dropped the shrimp. Employees
were able to restrain him until police arrived.
- Blotter # 48
• A 25-year-old female was arrested on Aero Drive for
chasing two males with a knife.
• A Nadine Drive resident reported having some type of
paint or petroleum product on her house, possibly from
an airplane. Police found no cause for the complaint, it
was goose droppings.
• A car/deer accident was reported on Goodrich Road.
• Disorderly youths were reported outside a Transit Road
business; they were advised.
• A driver on I-290 reported to Amherst police that three
motorcycles were doing wheelies on the highway.
• A North Buffalo Road resident reported that somebody
entered their apartment and stole a quantity of money.
• A Wood Acres Drive resident reported to Amherst police
that their Mustang was egged overnight.
• A Ranch Trail Court resident reported that somebody
entered their house and stole two lap top computers, a
suitcase and money worth an estimated $2,250.
• A Buffalo resident reported that while their vehicle was
parked on Berman Drive, somebody struck the vehicle and
the driver’s side door was damaged.
• A South Wales resident reported that while her vehicle
was parked outside a business on Southwestern
Boulevard, somebody stole her cell phone.
• A 33-year-old male from Hamburg was arrested for
harassment on Southwestern Boulevard and released on
• A carbon monoxide detector was activated on Xavier
Drive; it was a malfunction.
A deer was struck on Hunt Club Lane.
• An Old Lyme Road resident reported police that
someone had called their home threatening to smash his
car into another car at the home. When police called back,
the resident said the man was now throwing something at
• A caller reported to police that someone was walking
their German Shepard without a leash in a Niagara Falls
Boulevard plaza near a pet store.
• Youths were throwing potatoes at vehicles on
• An intoxicated female was arrested for criminal mischief
after breaking things on Genesee Street.
• A firefighter with Depew Central Hose No. 4, of
Northside Fire Hall on Brewster Street, reported that a
door emblem on Engine No. 4 had been intentionally
scratched with a key or similar object, causing
approximately $50 in damage.
• A Cayuga Avenue, Lancaster, man reported that
someone had smashed the passenger-side window of his
vehicle with an unknown object as it sat parked in his
• A white male suspect in his forties left the Wegmans
store on Orchard Park Road with a boneless chuck roast in
• A Lackawanna man, who attempted to steal a large
number of steaks from a store on Orchard Park Road,
dropped the items when confronted by management and
fled the area on a bicycle. He was later apprehended and
charged with petit larceny.
• An employee of a Broadway, Depew, gas station
reported that a woman pumped $20.20 in gas and drove
away without paying.
• Police notified the Village of Lancaster Department of
Public Works that the stop sign at the corner of Oxford
and Richmond avenues had been turned around.
• A woman reported coming out of a Broadway, Depew,
supermarket to discover one of her license plates was
• A Central Avenue, Lancaster, man reported that he had
found a BMX bicycle in the grass near his residence.
• A Warsaw Street, Depew, woman reported that she had
found an abandoned bicycle on her front lawn.
• A Fourth Avenue, Lancaster, woman reported that she
had found a “small, tan, fluffy dog.” The owner was
located and the pet returned.
• A light bar was taken from a vehicle on Walden Avenue.
• A male was in the construction area on Union Road,
kicking traffic cones.
• Attempted arson was reported on Harlem Road. A male
said flammable liquid was placed on the tailpipe of his
• Baseball cards were stolen from a Rushford Hollow Drive
• An officer stopped a vehicle on Center Road due to an
illegal window tint and observed marijuana under and
between the legs of a rear passenger.
• Someone placed a number of small firecrackers inside a
Fawn Trail mailbox, charring the inside when they
• Fight broke out at bar between two men over a girl on
Sheridan. Upon investigation, it wasn’t really a girl, but a
man dressed up like a girl. It was not a Halloween
costume, but his everyday attire.
- Police Blotter #47
• Two juvenile males were advised and taken home after
starting a fire in the bushes on East Delevan Avenue.
• A bag of bones was found on Harlem Road.
• A West Seneca resident, who was vacuuming a vehicle in
his garage, became agitated when a police officer arrived
to investigate a noise complaint. The individual
demanded to know which neighbor made the complaint
and said, "I'll show them noise." He also told the officer to
get out of his garage. The man was then handcuffed and
placed in the rear of the patrol car. He was issued an
appearance ticket for violating the town noise ordinance.
• A Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, man reported that
someone removed an ATV from his unlocked shed. The
key to the vehicle was stored on a shelf in the shed.
• A Michele Drive, Depew, man reported that someone
took his son’s $220 bicycle from where it was parked in
front of the house.
• A man reported that someone kicked the steel door of
his Transit Road, Depew, business, damaging it.
• The owner of a Broadway, Lancaster, hardware store
reported that someone had shot a hole in the business’
window with a BB gun.
• A Cheektowaga man reported that youths keep ringing
his doorbell and throwing eggs at his house.
• A Brunck Road, Lancaster, man reported that a man
walked onto his property and removed a wind block made
from two-by-fours from his rear yard.
• A Walden Galleria Mall store reported receiving three
counterfeit $20 bills. Tapes were being reviewed for
• A drunk male was reportedly lying on a sidewalk on
Dingens Street. Police were unable to locate the male.
• A Laverack Avenue, Lancaster, woman reported that
someone pushed her garden hose through her basement
window and turned on the water. The only damage was to
the window screen.
• An Olmstead Avenue, Depew, woman reported that her
car became stuck when she was moving it. Responding
officers found the vehicle half in the creek bed.
• A 22-year-old Buffalo resident was stopped on Cole
Road and charged with third degree aggravated
unlicensed operation and speeding.
• A male and a female from Orchard Park both were
charged with disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a
restaurant on South Buffalo Street.
• A disorderly person was reported on Sheridan Drive; he
left before patrol arrived.
• Loud music was reported on Transit Road in Clarence;
residents were advised.
• A Roycroft Boulevard resident told Amherst police he
heard a high pitched noise in the area.
• A Patrice Terrace resident reported to Amherst police
that political signs out front were being destroyed nightly
as a car drives over them.
• A Ransom Road resident reported receiving an annoying
• A suspicious person was reported on Stonebriar Drive, it
was a magazine salesman.
- Police Blotter #46
• A Depew woman reported her estranged son had come
to the house and removed a drill press, two routers, two
saws and various other tools, all valued at $810, to
possibly sell at pawn shops or the flea market.
• A Bowen Road, Lancaster, man reported that someone
had removed a political sign from his lawn, and knocked
over three others.
• Two females were at the front desk of Cheektowaga
Police Headquarters arguing about a stolen cat.
• Criminal mischief was reported on North Seine Drive.
One person was arrested for egging a vehicle.
• Wires were pulled down on Main Street, Clarence, after
being struck by a truck.
• A 17-year-old former employee was at a Walden Avenue
business and he refused to leave when asked, said he was
waiting for his wife who still worked there.
• An intoxicated patron was fighting with security at an
adult entertainment facility on Aero Drive.
• A motorist placed her vehicle in reverse instead of park
when she was pulled over on Seneca Street and backed
into a police patrol vehicle. She was subsequently
charged with DWI, as well as unsafe backing and phone
use while in motion.
• Police charged an individual with possession of
marijuana after stopping his vehicle for having a tinted
• A woman told police she left a plastic bag containing
$9,000 worth of jewelry on a toilet paper dispenser in the
women's locker room at a local gym. When she returned
20 minutes later, the bag was gone.
• A Main Street resident complained that someone poured
a trail of chemicals on his front lawn, killing some of the
• An officer responding to a Louis Avenue dispute charged
a woman with criminal tampering after she reportedly
threw French fries, a tomato and mayonnaise at a
• A Hinchey Avenue, Lancaster, woman reported that she
heard the front window of her apartment building being
broken, and a man had struck her vehicle with a 40-ounce
beer bottle. When officers found the man at a gas station,
he had another open, 40-ounce beer in the console of his
vehicle. He was charged with harassment, and unable to
make the $250 bail, was remanded to the Erie County
• A representative of an automobile repossession
company reported that someone had entered the impound
lot on the Burkhardt Avenue, Depew, premises and
removed two car radios valued at $500.
• A person complained they were pick-pocketed by a
young female at Burlington Coat Factory.
• A Pine Ridge Road resident reported she came home to
find the contents of someone’s purse dumped on her
• A Depew man reported that he received a collections
letter for $191.44 for a satellite TV network he does not
• A Meaford Road resident reported a group of youths was
urinating on their property.
• A kid threw a stuffed animal onto power lines on Wagner
Avenue. The incident caused no problems, it landed on
• The Delta Sonic on Orchard Park Road reported that a
customer pumped $48.93 worth of gas and left without
• A Carriage Drive resident reported that someone broke
into their briefcase while their vehicle was parked at the
high school and stole a computer and software. There was
an estimated $2,400 worth of property stolen.
• A suspicious incident was reported on Lapp Road but no
problems were found.
• A 911 hang up call was investigated on Clarence Center
Road. It was a misdial.
• A Windermere Boulevard resident reported that loud rap
music with obscene language was coming from inside a
home on Princeton Court.
• A resident on American Campus Drive reported that an
upstairs neighbor was stomping loudly. Police checked
and found maintenance working on the floor above.
• A Fairbrook Court resident reported youths operating a
motorized scooter in the street.
• A Kraus Road resident reported unknown person
damaged the homeowner’s mailbox.
• A 16-year-old male from Derby was stopped on
Lakeview Avenue in Orchard Park and was driving with
just a learner’s permit without any licensed drivers in the
• A person on Transit Road, Clarence reported locking the
keys in the car while it was running.
• A contractor from Gasport reported that tools were
stolen from a worksite on Grandview Trail. There was an
estimated $9,000 in tools stolen.
• A business on Abbott Road reported that gas was stolen
from a gas tank from a van. There was an estimated $120
worth of fuel stolen.
• A Kaymar Drive resident reported to Amherst Police that
two boys and two girls, who appeared to be intoxicated,
were urinating on the caller’s lawn and arguing with the
• A Hamilton Drive resident reported that a neighbor put
his garbage out at the curb several days in advance of
pickup. The caller was concerned for neighborhood
• A 30-year-old female from Orchard Park reported that
her purse was stolen from the parking lot outside of a
local department store. The woman reported that she left
her purse in a shopping cart and when she returned after
realizing she had done so, it was gone.
• An Orchard Park man was arrested for driving while
intoxicated after police observed him drifting between the
eastbound lanes and westbound lane. He was charged
additionally with crossing the double-yellow lines.
• A Depew woman who lost her cell phone called the
number to try to get her property back. When she tried
her voice mail, she found the greeting had been changed
to someone enthusiastically saying “Boo-ya” and that
they’re keeping the phone.
• Lancaster police responded to the activation of an alarm
box on Lake Avenue to discover two or three old
newspapers were burning on the ground in front of the
• A large amount of nails had spilled onto a ramp of the
• A Marlene Drive resident reported a sprinkler and patio
lights were stolen, they were found but had been moved.
• A Rosedale Drive resident reported a male was laying at
the end of their driveway.
• A Manhattan Bagel employee called to report that an
unknown person backed into a flag pole in front of the
eatery, tearing the flag from the pole.
- Police Blotter #45
• A Main Street, Depew, woman reported that someone
removed her electric scooter, valued at $600, from a
common hallway in her apartment building.
• An employee of local company living in Lancaster
reported that a man left a message on his office
answering machine threatening to kill him and burn down
his building. No names or addresses were mentioned in
the message, so police feel the victim was probably
chosen at random.
• A female reported a male threw a paint can at her on
• A motorist broke down after he drove up onto a lawn on
George Urban Boulevard.
• Officers responding to the report of a suspicious person
lying inside a vehicle at a Round Trail Road address, found
that the individual was asleep with his legs hanging
outside the open car door. He was charged with criminal
possession of a controlled substance after he was
awakened and a crack pipe observed nearby.
• During the overnight hours, someone stole mailboxes
from the front of homes on Pacecrest Court and
Waltercrest Terrace and destroyed a plastic mailbox at
another Pacecrest address. Pieces of the mailbox were
found in the driveway.
• An employee of a Walden Avenue, Depew, business
reported that while he was working, someone removed
one of the license plates from his vehicle as it sat parked
in the lot.
• A man reported that he left his sport jacket, tie and PDA,
all valued at $225, at a table in a Lake Avenue, pub and
went to another bar. When he realized his mistake, he
returned, but the articles had been removed.
• A South Huth Road resident reported harassment after
their 9-year-old child had been slapped in the face by a
15-year-old youth. Attempts to contact the suspect’s
parents were not successful.
• A Mann Street resident complained a neighbor took out
her stakes after her property was surveyed.
- Police Blotter #44
• A Brookhaven Lane, Lancaster, man reported that
someone let the air out of his vehicle’s tires as it sat
parked in front of his residence.
• A Broadway, Depew, man discovered, upon returning
from a Las Vegas vacation, that someone had entered his
residence and removed a video game unit, game discs,
two televisions, a computer, stereo and four speakers, all
valued at $1,000.
• A Dania Drive resident’s car was rammed when her
boyfriend rammed it with his truck in the driveway.
• A Cheektowaga cemetery reported criminal mischief
when a tombstone was damaged.
• A vehicle, found to have a suspended registration for
parking violations, was pulled over on Union Road
because the driver’s view was obscured by two large,
fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror.
• An Orchard Park man was charged with disorderly
conduct after he was allegedly observed walking in the
middle of Seneca Street, causing traffic to swerve to avoid
him. He then went into the parking lot of Broad Elm Tire,
knocked over a stack of tires being used as a display and
began throwing the tires into the lot.
• A board member of a church on Seneca Street said the
church has experienced several acts of vandalism, most
recently the spray painting of “666 Satan” on a parking lot
• The clerk of a Genesee Street, Bowmansville, business
reported that a man pumped $41 in diesel fuel and
attempted to pay with a credit card that was declined. The
man went outside to get money from the car, but returned
to say he had nothing with which to pay, then left the
store and drove off.
• Lancaster police responded to a complaint of criminal
mischief on Westwood Road, in which a woman reported a
man had thrown a beer bottle at her car, breaking the rear
window. A witness said the man did throw the bottle, but
didn’t mean to hit the car. The subject was advised to pay
restitution, and agreed to do so.
• A resident on Arlington Road reported two dogs running
around the area barking at the neighbors. The dogs were
not on leashes.
• Four youths were caught jumping in the falls on Glen
Avenue. The police advised them to stay out of the water.
• A hit and run was reported in the parking lot of a
business on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
• A resident on Jasper Road reported a car had been there
for two months and youths were outside changing the
- Police Blotter #43
• A Halstead Avenue resident reported a neighbor was
calling her names and taking pictures of her dog.
• Two youths were seen carrying a yellow raft to the
reservoir on Lovejoy, they were located and advised.
• A Jane Drive resident thought someone had put up a
tent behind their home under a power company tower but
it had just been blown there by the wind.
• One arrest was made for marijuana possession on
Atlantic Avenue following a call that people were in the
garage rolling marijuana and selling it.
• An individual later charged with possession of
marijuana was acting strangely and appeared to be
changing his pants while parked on Union Rd. in West
• A subject was charged with criminal trespass and
resisting arrest after he refused to go peacefully when
asked to leave the Queen of Heaven Church property.
• An alleged shoplifter who fled the Tops Market on
Orchard Park Road with approximately $80 worth of
shrimp, had to be subdued by pepper spray after officers
found him in a nearby swamp.
• A woman charged with DWI was stopped in West Seneca
after an off-duty Orchard Park police lieutenant said her
vehicle ran him off the road.
• A Bernadette Terrace resident complained of separate
incidents in which her car was scratched and the inside of
her camper toiled papered. Both incidents took place in
• A Buffalo man was charged with shoplifting $289 worth
of deodorant from the Tops Market on Orchard Park Road.
• A Marrano Drive, Depew, woman reported that someone
had smashed the windshield of her vehicle as it sat parked
in front of her residence.
• Police arrested a man on Dick Road, Depew, for
aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and
unlawful possession of marijuana after observing him
talking on a cell phone while driving.
• A Glenhaven Drive resident reported to Amherst Police
that there was water coming from the right side of a
vacant apartment. The caller ended up breaking into that
side of the wall to shut the water off.
• Amherst police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard
fast food restaurant on a call regarding two people in the
parking lot fighting because they were unhappy with their
salted French fries.
• A citizen called police for assistance because they were
locked in Town Park, all the gates were closed.
• Kids were throwing bottles on E. Delevan Avenue and
struck a male in the head.
• Packages were stolen from a UPS cart at the Walden
• A youth on a scooter was running into shopping carts on
• A person reported a power saw fell off of a truck on
Maryvale Drive and they didn’t know what to do with it.
• A 6-year-old child reported their brother punched him
on Viola Drive.
• A Transit Road, Lancaster, man reported that someone
had removed the T-top, stereo faceplate and headlights
valued at $700 from his parked vehicle.
• An employee of a Depew electronics store reported a
man had stolen a package of Monster Cable valued at
$69.99. The man had reportedly also stolen cable and
radar equipment from the store the previous week.
• A man reported that someone had tried, unsuccessfully,
to break in to a pop machine on Broadway in Depew,
• A woman reported that a boy had thrown a rock at the
garage window of her Hillside Parkway, Lancaster,
residence, intentionally breaking the glass.
• A larceny was reported at a Transit Road store. A water
pipe was taken.
• A Main Street resident reported someone tampering with
his phone service. A warrant was requested for a neighbor
who was tapping into his phone to make long distance
• Police responded to a call on June 19 from a Kensington
Avenue business regarding an elderly man who hanging
out in the area looking at flag poles and shoes.
• A Buckeye Road resident called Amherst Police on June
21 to report that someone had shot at their house with a
BB gun and hit a close window in their laundry room.
Resident believes shot was taken in retribution because
their dog was barking.
- Police Blotter # 42
• A suspicious male was reported on Andrew Avenue
going into yards with a shopping cart.
• A vendor was breaking the Agricultural and Marketing
Laws at the Super Flea on Walden Avenue by selling turtles
that were less than four inches long.
• A white male covered in lotion was throwing things on
• A report for endangering the welfare of a child was filed
on S. Century Road after a 14-year-old girl was found
• The manager of a Walden Avenue, car lot reported that
someone removed the tires and rims, valued at $5,735,
from two vehicles, leaving them up on concrete blocks.
• Lancaster Police arrested two men for unlawful
possession of marijuana in Como Lake Park after
observing one toss something into the weeds, which
turned out to be a still-warm glass smoking pipe.
• A deer was struck on Main Road.
• A loud party was reported on The Maples. Everyone was
• Police responded to a report of a dog barking on
Calumet Street, in Depew. The owner agreed to bring the
dog in the house.
• Police responded to a report of fireworks in a Lancaster
school after a student threw a lighted smoke bomb in the
• A 19-year-old Orchard Park male was stopped by police
on Abbott Road near Lake Avenue for driving through a
red light. He was subsequently charged with aggravated
• Following an argument in a parking lot on Southwestern
Boulevard, police arrested a 40-year-old Orchard Park
female for unlawful possession of marijuana.
• A Village Station Circle woman reported a gold and
diamond ring valued at $800 was missing.
• A Postal carrier reported that she was attacked by a dog
on Homecrest Drive as she was delivering mail. Carrier
said she was not bit because she sprayed the dog and
warded it off with her mail bag. Carrier said this was the
third incident involving this dog.
• A Robin Road resident reported that neighborhood
children are harassing them. Resident said it is a constant
problem: children are playing ball, ball went onto
resident's property, so resident went outside and took the
ball. Caller was advised by police and returned the ball to
• A motorist reported seeing a man lying on the ground
near Sheridan Drive. The driver stopped and approached
the man, asking if he was ok. The man said he was fine
and lay back down.
- Police Blotter #41
• An employee at a Transit Road business reported
smelling a natural gas odor coming from a hole at Transit
• A Scamridge Curve resident reported seeing a man
smoking marijuana in a car with dealer plates in the
parking lot of their apartment complex. Police checked.
The man was a car salesman smoking a cigar while
making a telephone call.
• Police confiscated a box of fireworks from an Olmstead
Avenue, Depew, man who said he was shooting them off
in his back yard in celebration of Memorial Day.
• A woman reported that someone tried to gain access to
her Field Avenue, Lancaster, garage by inserting
something into the keyhole, damaging it to the point
where it cannot be used.
• A Cayuga Road female took her father’s car and won’t
say where it is — she said she took it because her father
was tool old and unable to drive.
• A man reported while he was driving, six kids were
walking down Crandon Boulevard, when they wouldn’t
move he hit one them and they took off running.
• A boyfriend was threatening his girlfriend on Wellington
and told her he would cover her car in peanut butter and
jelly, if she continued to speak to her ex-boyfriend. In
an effort to calm the boy down, officers said they would
charge him with unlawful use of a condiment with intent
to smother. Under medical advisement, he was
committed to ECMC.
• After a Williamsville man was found not wearing a
seatbelt while driving on Main Street he was also found to
be in possession of marijuana.
• An Oakdale Lane resident asked a patrol check on the
welfare of a neighbor who he said had been laying in the
same position on his couch for a week. Patrol spoke to the
man who said he likes to lay there and watch traffic go by.
• A man working at a Walden Avenue, business reported
that he came out to his vehicle during a break, and
discovered that someone had removed the dashboard and
his CD player.
• Police arrested a man for DWI on Transit Road in
Lancaster after observing him hit the curb at a high rate of
speed and nearly strike a patrol car.
• An individual was charged with criminal mischief after
the bouncer at a Seneca Street establishment saw him
jump on the hood of a car. The suspect was reportedly
involved in a fight at the address.
• An employee of the Wegmans market on Orchard Park
Road parked his vehicle in front of the store when he went
to work and didn’t realize it was missing until the
Cheektowaga Police Department notified him the vehicle
had been recovered at the Airport.
• Police responded to a call of a fight outside a Quaker
Road residence. When they arrived, authorities were told
two neighborhood teens were engaged in the fight.
• An Oakwood Avenue resident told police someone had
driven on his lawn, leaving skid marks. There were no
witnesses to the incident.
• A Cedar Street resident reported her dog being stuck
under a deck. The dog came out on its own.
• A suspicious person was reported on Cambridge Court.
It was a wallpaper contractor.
- Police Blotter # 40
• Amherst Police responded to call from a Transit Road
restaurant from someone claiming to be an FBI informant
needing a ride back to a hotel on the same road. The
police arrived and sent the person on their way,
explaining the department was not a “taxi service.”
• A Bucyrus Drive resident reported that a woodchuck bit
one of their dogs and that their other dog then bit the
• A subject was apprehended when he left a Cheektowaga
supermarket without paying for several packages of
• An officer found a vehicle with extensive damage on a
Lind Avenue lawn after the resident reported a loud noise
outside his home. An individual standing outside the car
volunteered the information that he was the driver of the
vehicle and had been drinking. He was charged with DWI.
• A Center Pine Lane resident reported a suspicious
person in the area. A patrol found that person to be
selling magazines without a town permit.
• Unknown subjects were reported to have stolen two
leather heated seats, one rear bench seat, a leather gear
shift knob and one driver’s side sill from a 2005 Nissan
Ultima from a dealership on Main Street.
• A Park Edge Drive resident reported missing $10,000 in
• A person reported that a Greenway Boulevard house had
the property staked out and a warning posted that if
anyone touched the signs they would be harmed.
• Police arrested a man on Broadway after witnesses
observed him back into a parked vehicle in a Broadway,
Depew, parking lot and flee the scene. When pulled over,
the man said he left due to being in a hurry.
• An Apple computer, I-Pod and other items were stolen
from an Orchard Park Road home by someone who
apparently used a key hidden in the garage to enter the
house. The culprit replaced the key on the way out but
forgot to turn off the garage light.
• A Lennox Avenue resident called police to report that
neighbors were playing baseball and kept hitting the ball
toward their house.
• A Deville Court resident called police to ask for help
getting ducks out of her drained swimming pool.
- Police Blotter # 39
- A scooter emblazoned with several Ohio State
stickers was stolen from an Aurora Avenue driveway.
- A Pleasant View Lane resident lost his wallet when he
placed it on top of his vehicle and drove away.
- An adult suspect was charged with trespassing after
he was seen jumping on grave stones at Fourteen Holy
- A suspect left the Bargain Outlet on Seneca Street
without paying for items that an employee helped him
load into a truck.
- A 16-year-old Orchard Park male was arrested for
disorderly conduct after obstructing traffic by walking
down the middle of Abbott Road.
- Orchard Park Police stopped a 29-year-old Blasdell
female on Abbott Road for driving with a suspended
registration. She was subsequently charged with driving
with no insurance.
- Police arrested a man for DWI and avoiding a traffic
device after observing him cut through the parking lot of
a gas station on Broadway and Transit Road in Depew.
- Police responded to a Clermont Avenue, Lancaster,
residence to investigate a report of an injured raccoon.
- A Trent Square resident reported her neighbors took
- An officer was flagged down on Nandale Drive by a
12-year-old boy who had a dislocated finger.
- A speeding complaint was investigated on Martha’s
Vineyard. A 16-year-old driver and his parents were
- Harassment was reported on Keller Road. Subject
claims her neighbor beeps their horn at her in the
- A Main Street gas station attendant told police a $30
of fuel was pumped into a truck, but the driver did not
pay. Police examined the surveillance tape, but have no
- Police arrested a woman for DWI on Transit Road, in
Lancaster, after observing her weaving and making tire
contact with the curb.
- A Depew woman reported that she couldn’t find her
wallet when she went to leave the house, then
remembered leaving it at a George Urban Boulevard
business two days earlier.
- Police arrested a 19-year-old Blasdell man after he
was caught shoplifting five Play Station memory cards at
- A 31-year-old Orchard Park man was stopped on
Milestrip Road for an expired registration. He was also
arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation and driving
with a false inspection sticker.
- A hit and run property damage accident was reported
in the parking lot of a Transit Road store.
- An argument was reported on Riffel Terrace; a male
said it was about a birthday gift.
- Police advised a youth because he was in Harlem
Road trying to pick up a snake.
- A loud band was reported playing on Sunshine Drive;
it was a Bee Gees band practicing in the basement.
- Police received a call from a Main Street resident who
said a tractor trailer car carrier backed into a pole on her
property damaging it.
- A cross dresser who frequents the store stole $44
cutting shears from a business on Main Street.
- Police responded to a Main Street, Depew, business
and viewed a video of two men removing $100 worth of
cast iron radiators and pipes from the site.
- Police Blotter #38
- An individual was charged with harassment and
resisting arrest after he had to be physically restrained
when he encountered officers affixing a notice to his front
door. The notice advised him that his dog attempted to
bite a mail carrier.
- Police responded to a report of an injured deer that
had been struck by a vehicle on Transit Road, Depew. The
deer was dispatched, and Cheektowaga agents were
notified for pick up.
- The owner of a construction company working on
Ann Marie Drive, in Lancaster, reported that someone had
entered an unlocked house and removed a sump pump
valued at $150.
- A Pleasant Lane male reported abdominal pain, he
had been struck by a vehicle the day before.
- A Henry Street resident reported a loud car was
racing on and “gunning” it down the street.
- An employee of a Walden Avenue, Lancaster,
restaurant reported that a man, approximately 50 years
old, had left without paying his bill of $5.74.
- A Keiffer Avenue, Depew, woman reported seeing
two youths running from her residence after hearing glass
break. She then discovered two basement windows had
- Police charged a motorist with having an obstructed
view because she had several air fresheners and necklaces
hanging from her vehicle’s rear view mirror. She was also
cited for suspended registration due to an insurance
- An unknown person entered a house under
construction on Park Meadow and stole a furnace.
- An employee from Sicar Construction, of Elma,
reported that someone broke several windows of a John
Deere Tractor parked on Braunview Way.
- A 17-year-old West Seneca man was stopped on
Orchard Park Road for driving with a loud exhaust. He
was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and
released on an appearance ticket.
- Unknown culprits removed four aluminum rims and
tires from a vehicle parked at car dealer on Union Road
and then left it sitting on plastic milk crates.
- A female motorist was cited for having an
obstructed view when an officer noticed numerous
necklaces hanging from her vehicle’s rearview mirror. She
was also cited for driving with a suspended registration.
- Police arrested a man for DWI on A Street, Depew,
after observing him make an extremely wide right turn
into oncoming traffic on Terrace Boulevard.
- Police responded to a complaint of a barking dog in
Lancer Court, Depew.
- A Houston Street, Depew, man reported that his St.
Mary’s Street, Lancaster, brother was using his Social
Security Number to receive credit. He said his sister was
discovered to be using the number to obtain services as
well, but only wanted to press charges against his brother.
- A Woodgate Drive, Lancaster, man reported returning
home to find signs of forced entry, and saw a man run
from the house and drive away in a dark-colored car
without turning the vehicle’s lights on.
- A 15-year-old Conner Road boy was found to be
driving a car with a 15-year-old passenger at Transit and
- An East Amherst man driving a Dodge Viper was
reported having driven into a tree and a mailbox on
Clarence Center Road.
- A complainant said someone burned his mailbox,
which is across the street from his Indian Church Road
- Two suspects were charged with petit larceny after
an officer reportedly saw one of the individuals run out of
Sunoco Mini Mart on Union Road with two cases of Coors
Light. The other suspect was in a waiting pickup truck.
- A caller reported that several fire extinguishers were
stolen from four separate apartment buildings located on
East Quaker Road in Orchard Park. Also, several fire
extinguishers were also emptied on the property.
- A 19-year-old Medina woman was arrested for
stealing $27 worth of socks from the Bon-Ton on Transit
- A suspect was charged with grand larceny in
connection with the theft of a stereo system he was
reportedly helping to reinstall for the Burch Avenue victim.
- A passenger was charged with false personation and
criminal possession of a controlled substance after the
vehicle in which he was riding was stopped on Mineral
Springs Road for having a loud muffler.
- A suspicious person was reported on Davidson Road.
It was a teenager walking home without a coat to wear.
Patrol gave him a ride.
- A Rockford Fosgate Amplifier, two 10 inch Kicker
Competition speakers and a Pioneer AM/FM CD player
were reported stolen from a 1988 Dodge Dynasty parked
in a Transit Road Wal-Mart parking lot. In all $200 worth
of equipment and $150 in cash were reported stolen.
- A Brookhaven Lane, Lancaster, woman reported that
her daughter had been using her driver’s license to make
withdrawals on the complainant's account.
- An employee of a Walden Avenue, Depew, business
reported observing someone illegally dumping furniture in
the business’s trash bin.
- Two males were considered suspicious because they
were walking down Genesee Street carrying a basketball
- An intoxicated male was sent to bed after being
found in a parking lot on Genesee Street.
- A suspect who smiled and waved at an officer as he
left the Stop & Gas station on Clinton Street was cited for
driving with a suspended license after the patrolman
recognized him from an ongoing court case for the same
- When police questioned a suspect about a purse
recovered in an Orchard Park Road building, they saw a
rectangular bulge in the woman’s sock and found the
victim’s credit cards, driver’s license and Social Security
card. The suspect was charged with criminal possession
of stolen property.
- A larceny was reported at a Transit Road store. A
purse was taken while it was left unattended for about a
- A man came to the station to tell police he lost
control of his vehicle on the ice, and that it was now stuck
in a snow bank. The man said he walked home after the
- A Pendlewood Drive resident reported they gave
$10,000 to a male who said he was a Buffalo Police
- A motor home was broken into on Eggert Road, a
VCR, TV, radio and other items were stolen.
- Police arrested a man for DWI after observing him
drift into the curb lane on Transit Road near Como Park
Boulevard, nearly striking another vehicle, and stopping at
a green light.
- After a patrol located a youth sleeping in his car on
Transit Road after an eight-hour shift at Dominos pizza,
approximately nine 9 grams of marihuana were found in
plan view. The youth was arrested.
- An intoxicated man reported being hit with a pitcher
and punched by an unknown subject at a bar on Transit
- During the night, an unknown person used an
unidentified tool to smash a mailbox positioned along
- Customer trouble was reported at a Union Road
store, the customer was gone when police arrived; he was
scratching off lottery tickets in the store.
- A black car refused to move out of the drive-thru at
the Tim Hortons on Union Road.
- A man reported that someone took his keys from his
jacket and stole his vehicle from in front of a Main Street,
- Police received a complaint of a dog left outside and
barking on Steinfeldt Road, Lancaster.
- A Stephenson Street complainant who found a
suspect inside his vehicle chased the man east on Seneca
Street and through the woods behind Stephenson before
he lost the individual on Kirkwood Drive. Nothing was
missing from the vehicle, which was parked on the street.
- An individual was charged with harassment after he
allegedly grabbed the victim by his sweater at a Union
Road Club. An employee said the trouble started when she
asked the suspect to remove his hat.
- The manager of a hotel on Olean Road told police
someone slashed the front and rear tires on the left side
of his vehicle sometime during the night.
- A Pinehurst Avenue male reported he was being
stalked on the Internet and the suspect had also called
him and his friends.
- Police Blotter #37
- A customer threw a box of chicken wings at the clerk at a Genesee Street store and then left.
- A female reported a suspicious man, who parked next to her at the Walden Galleria Mall, called her a pig.
- A taxi driver reported dropping a man and a woman off at a George Urban Boulevard address to get the $75 fare after driving them around the East Side of Buffalo for an hour. Neither one came back out.
- A woman reported that a license plate was missing from her vehicle after having it towed to a Ransom Road garage.
- A motorist was stopped after being observed driving down numerous streets in the Seneca-Kirkwood area in the early morning hours. The suspect, who said he was just “driving around,” had a suspended license and registration.
- A subject whose vehicle struck a tree on Mill Road was charged with DWI after he fled the scene and was found hiding in an outside crawl space at the rear of his East and West Road residence.
- A victim of vandalism at a Union Road address said her vehicle was spray painted blue during the night.
- A Grover Cleveland Highway resident reported someone kept pounding on the door; it was only a neighbor trying to get keys.
- A Getzville caller reported a neighbor may be smoking something illegal because it was a different smell than cigarettes and was giving her a headache. It was burnt food.
- A Transit Road store reported an attempted larceny. The suspect dropped the merchandise and fled when approached by security.
- A larceny was reported at a Transit Road store. A Buffalo woman and a Kenmore man were charged.
- A customer at the Subway on Ridge Road ran out without paying for his sandwich.
A man was arrested for harassment after throwing a bottle at his wife and hitting her in the head on Griffith Street.
- A suspicious white female was lying in a snow bank on Cayuga Road.
- Police arrested a woman for DWI on Bowen Road after receiving reports of an intoxicated driver leaving a Broadway bar. She was pulled over after officers observed her cross the yellow line twice.
- A Kokomo Street woman reported someone broke into her residence and removed $180 in various bills from a coffee can in her daughter’s bedroom.
- A Goodrich Road woman was arrested for DWI on Transit Road. The suspect was found to be intoxicated after patrol responded to her vehicle being disabled in a snow bank.
- An ambulance struck a deer on Coventry Road, Amherst.
- A man was in the street on Main Street, Amherst; he was resting during a long walk.
- Police arrested a man on Walden Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after pulling him over for driving with a broken windshield.
- A man reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and removed a chainsaw and a cutoff saw valued at $2,550.
- A 12-year-old girl’s tongue was frozen to a pole on Harlem Road.
- A deer was stuck in a fence on Whitney Place.
- A Harlem Road woman left her vehicle running to warm it up and then forgot about it. The next morning, the vehicle was missing, but it was later recovered, minus the ignition key, in the Rose Bowl Lanes lot.
- A suspicious man, who was missing a shoe, was acting strange and asking people for money in a Maple Road store.
- A suspicious person, "a little under the weather," was given a ride home from Sheridan Drive to Tonawanda.
- Two girls were found fighting and wrestling in the parking lot of a popular Colvin Boulevard bar. After police investigated, they found the two women were fighting over a man the two had met in a bar. The man said that he wasn’t interested in either of the women.
- Boys were throwing snow balls at passing by motorists on Colvin, from behind a snow barrier they had made in the drive way. The caller stated that when the snowball hit her windshield, she thought she was under attack.
- A Slade Avenue fare was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an officer advised him he must pay the total amount due a taxi driver.
- An 18-quart roaster was stolen from a Tindle Avenue hallway which was reportedly accessible to other tenants.
- A woman said her cell phone was stolen from her car or purse while she was shopping on Orchard Park Road. She later called the phone and a young girl answered.
Police arrested a man for DWI on Broadway after observing him cross over the yellow line three times.
- A River Street man reported that the license plates were still on a vehicle that was repossessed, but now no one can say where they are.
- A man reported that someone had smashed two passenger-side windows of his vehicle as it sat parked on Bridlepath Lane.
After investigating an auto accident on Ellicott Road, Orchard Park Police arrested at 66-year-old East Aurora man for driving while intoxicated.
- A woman reported the coin change machines were taken off the wall at the Laundromat on Broadway and the change was taken.
- A Rowland Road man was arrested for harassment after punching an employee from Direct TV. The employee stated he was working in the man’s house, an argument started and the man hit him.
- A South Forest Road resident reported someone rang the doorbell and when the resident opened the door, a pile of dog poop was burning on the front stairs.
- A Londonberry Lane resident reported his house and two vehicles were severely egged.
- A woman reported she dropped her cell phone in a drain while getting off a bus at Thruway Plaza.
- Five youths rang the door bell of a Francis Avenue house and damaged the flower bed. They were located and their parents were advised.
- A suspicious incident was investigated on Roll Road. A passing motorist reported an upside down flag flying at a residence. Everything was all right. The flag’s orientation was inadvertent.
- A man in small claims court wished to pass on trespassing charges against a man who had photographs of his house. He said he must have trespassed to take the pictures.
- Police arrested a man for leaving the scene of property damage and unlawful possession of marijuana after receiving a report of a reckless driver striking two mailboxes on Genesee Street. A spot inspection showed damage to the bumper, and a search revealed the marijuana.
- A Gary Lane resident reported losing a wedding/engagement ring with 16 diamonds worth $10,000.
- A hit and run was reported on Aris Avenue, there was no plate information but the victim said they suspect was a friend of the family.
- Robin Road neighbors were arguing about a glass; one resident was banging on another’s door threatening to break down the door to get the glass back.
- Someone stole beer and meat from a Transit Road store.
- A Penora Street woman reported the upper tenant in her building had been taking her mail.
- A disturbance was reported on Roland Street. The mother was upset because her son had taken four cans of beer from her 30 pack.
- The Tops market on Harlem Road reported the citizen’s arrest of an employee for allegedly secreting a package of cream cheese on his person.
- Money totaling $41.75 was stolen from an envelope taped to the door of a Clarence Center Road home.
- A Chesley Court woman reported a FedEx package was stolen. The woman called the State Police later to report that her neighbor brought the package over. It had been delivered to the wrong house.
- A wooden reindeer was removed from the front lawn of a Carla Lane address and later found atop a car parked in a neighbor’s driveway.
- A case of beer was causing road obstruction on Broadway.
- A Clarence woman reported that her son-in-law called her and used obscene language because she had instructed her granddaughter to pay rent.
- A Clarence man reported that his credit card had been used in Singapore.
- Police Blotter #36
- A Rutland Avenue resident reported their neighbor threatened to blow up their house because they had called the building inspector.
- Lawn ornaments were stolen from Hedley Street.
- A mother-in-law was not wanted in a house on Northledge Drive.
- A caller thought someone was in her Oakgrove Drive home because she just heard someone playing her piano.
- A David Avenue resident reported he had crutches stolen.
- An Akron man was charged with DWI after he parked his car in the ditch at Clarence Center and Salt roads. He
was taken to the holding center on bail.
- A loose cow was reported on Lesswing Road. It was gone when patrol arrived.
- A Buffalo woman reported that someone had driven a nail into her vehicle’s tire as it sat in front of a Jackie Lane
residence she was visiting. She said her vehicle had been keyed a week earlier in the same location.
- Police charged a woman with DWI on Central Avenue after observing her vehicle “all over the road.”
- A customer had his jacket stolen by three male teens; he later found his coat stuffed in the men’s room toilet.
- A child had a crayon stuck in its nose on Mapleton Drive, Amherst.
- An Ellis Road resident reported two men were trying to break into her house, one of whom she knew.
- A woman reported that she left an envelope containing $338 on the counter of a Transit Road supermarket after cashing a check, and someone took it.
- A Penora Street man reported that he believes he is being followed, and that there are peepholes in his house.
- A larceny was reported at a Transit Road business, the safe was reported taken it was recovered near a door.
- Police charged a man with second-degree robbery after the victim saw him exit his residence with his X-Box
video game system. The victim held the man until police arrived, and said that two cell phones and 63 CDs, games
and DVDs valued at $1,050 were missing.
- An off-duty police officer reported that a manhole cover was missing from the sewer on River Street, leaving a large hole.
- Golf balls were blamed for the damage to shingles on a South Ridge Road house. In a previous incident, the damage was done with apples.
- A Blasdell woman reported the theft of her cell phone from the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park.
- A Buffalo woman reported that while she was driving on Abbott Road, sitting in traffic, an unknown person came up to her vehicle and broke her antennae off of her
car. The man then scratched he car with the antennae before leaving the scene.
- A Theresa Drive resident complained that someone was blowing or raking leaves into the street.
- Someone was reported going through the garbage, smashing pumpkins, running through yards and knocking on doors on Boll Street.
- A neighbor on Hopkins Road was screaming out the window and throwing stuff.
- A supervisor for a Walden Avenue delivery service reported that a computer and a pair of eyeglasses valued
at $600 were missing from the warehouse.
- A man was passed out in a car on Hazelwood Drive, people were knocking on the window but he was not responding.
- A 12-year-old boy was out of control and calling his little sister names at their home.
- An employee of a George Urban Boulevard bar reported that an intoxicated patron broke a door window valued at $300 after starting a fight. Police arrested the man after a brief foot chase, and added resisting arrest to a list of charges.
- A man reported that someone stole a mountain bike valued at $100 from his open Ashwood Place garage.
- An 81-year-old Clarence woman was charged with larceny, when she was caught shoplifting at a Transit Road store. She was released on an appearance ticket.
- Suspicious persons were reported on Manor Wood Drive. Two men were said to be selling meat door to door. They were gone when patrol arrived.
- A mountain bike was stolen from Shelby Drive, it was located and one arrest was made.
- A male was advised after exposing while urinating near the pumps at a Walden Avenue gas station.
- A Genesee Street gas station reported a male did not pay for gas two weeks ago, left his licenese but has not returned.
- An woman was sent a CD of love songs from her ex-boyfriend. Police labeled it as just a love letter so no crime was committed.
- A caller caught a male trying to steal cinder blocks on North Bailey Avenue.
- A polite thief said, “Thank you very much” as he pushed down an employee and exited a Union Road Sunoco station with a pilfered 12-pack of beer. The suspect was last seen running west on Center Road.
- A woman reported that someone had forced open the back door of her Iroquois Avenue residence while she was out. She said nothing appeared to be missing.
- A woman reported that she lost her wallet containing her ID, six credit cards and $400 after she thought she put it in her pocket at a Dick Road restaurant. The wallet was dropped off at a George Urban gas station minus the cash.
- A bounce house was stolen from the trunk of a car on Bryant Woods.
- Two cars were doing “doughnuts” in a Maple Road, parking lot.
- A Clarence woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and several
traffic violations, when she was stopped on Wehrle Drive, she was taken to the holding center on bail.
- A Tamark Court male was in his back yard blowing a bugle. The man claimed he was exercising his religious beliefs but was advised to put it away. He complied.
- The mother of an inmate at the Erie County Correctional Facility was charged with promoting prison contraband, when she tried to smuggle drugs into him during a visitation. His girlfriend was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
- A driver hit a deer on Union Road, causing the windows to blow out.
- Seven deer around a caller’s car would not let her get near it on Cimarand Drive.
- A fire alarm was reported at a Main Street motel. Smoke was noticed in the building. It was caused by an overheated sump pump.
- A person reported their digital camera was stolen off of a seat at a bar on Harlem Road.
- Someone was riding an electric scooter in the street on Marine Drive.
- A neighbor’s dog bit the caller’s dog on Berehaven Drive.
- A man reported that someone threw pop or grape juice on the hood of his car as it sat parked on Laverack Avenue.
- Police charged a man with unlawful possession of marijuana after observing him make an unsafe traffic pass on Transit Road.
- A woman who left her laptop computer on the front seat of her unlocked and running vehicle had the computer stolen after she left the vehicle unattended at a
Colvin Boulelvard Kwik Fill.
- Police broke up a group of youths who were loitering near Lincoln Park. The youths were trampling flower beds and front lawns.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sheridan Drive. Patrol found out that the vehicle's operator was moving into her new residence.
- A woman reported that someone taken her purse containing credit cards, ID and house and car keys from a Walden Avenue bar when she went to the bathroom.
- A man reported that someone threw a brick at his vehicle as it sat parked while he was working at the Depew Skating Center.
- An elderly Williamsville woman called police for assistance with a toilet that kept flushing and leaking.
- A caller reported he was in a Maple Road store for 10 minutes and someone stole his car; the youth’s parents took the car home.
- Police Blotter #35
- When police awakened the driver of a strange vehicle
found in a Berg Road driveway, he was asked if he knew
where he was. "On the waterfront" responded the driver,
who was then charged with DWI.
- A complainant on Tudor Boulevard said someone
kicked three pickets off his white wooden fence.
- A Marilyn Drive complainant found several of his
belongings, including a scooter, hose reel, plastic lawn
chair and part of a steel fire pit, in his swimming pool.
- A 47-year-old Hamburg man was arrested for
driving while intoxicated after speeding through an
accident scene on Southwestern Boulevard near Reserve
Road. He was also charged with reckless driving and
failing to comply with a flag person.
- A 38-year-old Gowanda man was stopped for
following a police car too closely. He was charged with
driving with a suspended registration.
- A woman was suspected of intentionally taking too
much medication. Her husband could not wake her up
after she took the pills. She had affirmed that she did not
take extra medication and that the husband was
- An employee at U-Haul found a car in the lot when
he arrived at work. The car was found to be stolen out of
Littleton, Colo. Police in Littleton were notified.
- A motorist on Seneca Street was charged with DWI
after being observed driving erratically and throwing a
bottle out of the vehicle.
- A bicycle left in the care of a friend was reported
missing from a Crownland Circle address after a
suspect claimed the owner gave him permission to ride it.
- A Lancaster man reported that someone had taken
his bank card and had charged more than $1,000 at a
- Four men were arrested for trying to break into cars,
taking several gas caps and causing landscape and light-
fixture damage on Terrell Street.
- A patrol investigated several fireworks complaints in
the Pine Breeze Lane area. The fireworks turned out to be
duck hunters on opening day of the season.
- A Clarence man was charged with driving with a
suspended license when he was stopped while operating a
gas-powered scooter on Shimerville Road. He was
released on appearance tickets.
- Two males described as “bums” were attempting to
sell food out of a freezer in the back of a truck with no
front license plates on Rosemont Drive.
- A man playing the guitar and drinking beer in front
of a convenience store on Maple Road, was harassing
customers; he was advised not to talk to customers
- A Depew man reported that someone had made six-
foot scratches up and down both sides of his vehicle as it
sat in front of his Suffield Street residence.
- A Walden Avenue store clerk reported that a woman
had tried to purchase alcoholic beverages with false
identification, which the woman admitted to police she
had stolen from her sister.
- A wedding party on Wehrle Drive, was refusing to pay
the bill until the manager dropped the gratuities.
- A neighbor kept throwing garbage over a fence into a
pool on Towhee Court.
- A golf cart was being driven up and down Victoria
Boulevard but there are no golf courses nearby.
- A vehicle drove into a construction site on Walden
Avenue and got hung up. A private tow company was
called to free the vehicle.
- A female from Foxmeadow Drive reported that her
house was entered and a television set was stolen.
- Someone threw an apple through a window at a
Sundridge Drive home.
- After two males ran through a Shady Grove Drive
backyard, the resident tried to catch one of them but only
got one backpack.
- A cat was at the back door of an Ivyhurst Road home
making noises. The resident tried to scare the cat away
and threw water on it.
- A caller told police that a suspicious man, saying he
was from Ukraine and carrying a teal-colored box with
Winnie the Pooh paper around it, was asking people to
purchase items in the box at a Niagara Falls Boulevard
- An employee of a Transit Road rental facility reported
that a trailer valued in excess of $3,000 was missing from
- Police arrested a Lancaster man after he had broken
a complainant’s property, and charged him with unlawful
possession of marijuana after finding a baggy in his
pocket during the arrest.
- Six youths were drunk and urinating on a Balbach
Avenue home. The youths were turned over to their
- A male standing by a tree on Walden Avenue with a
rope was investigated by police. There was no cause
found; he was an amateur filmmaker.
- A loud party was reported at a business on Genesee
Street. Music by Billy Joel was turned off for the night.
- A Nagel Drive resident reported that someone took
all the plums off their trees.
- Police responded to an attempted burglary at a
Walden Avenue restaurant where someone had broken a
window, but left after the alarm sounded.
- A man reported that someone broke into his vehicle
after he left it at a Walden Avenue business overnight for
repairs, taking a sub woofer, a CD player and 170 CDs
valued at $3,750.
- A neighbor reported a man hiding in the bushes at a
Tennyson Terrace home, but officers determined it was
just a husband pranking his wife.
- Three males were swinging from light poles and
pushing carts into cars in a Transit Road, parking lot.
- Police Blotter #35
- A muddy footprint was observed in a bathtub after a Collins Avenue complainant reported the burglary of a residence.
- A woman complained of harassment after an unknown motorist followed her vehicle and told her, "I'm in the Army and this is a citizen's arrest." The individual
followed her home before leaving at a high rate of speed.
- A lime green, 350 pound statue of Buddha was reported stolen from a lawn on Como Park Boulevard.
- A gas station clerk reported an attempted robbery after a man tried to reach over the counter and grab money from the register. The clerk beat him off with a telephone.
- An employee from Russo Development of Hamburg called to report that someone drained the diesel fuel from an excavator.
- Orchard Park Police stopped a 22-year-old Hamburg man for improper plates on Lake Avenue near Bielak Road. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and driving an unregistered vehicle.
- A Vinewood Drive resident reported power tools stolen from his truck.
- Criminal mischief was reported on several area roadways as vehicles were damaged. Three Clarence men
were charged after being stopped on Roll Road and were taken to the holding center.
- A small boxer dog had its head stuck on a fence on Halstead Avenue.
- A person stated that the cart boy of a store on Union Road deliberately hit their car with a cart.
- An animal was stuck in a garage with its tail hanging out of a vent on Hopkins Road.
- An intoxicated man urinated on a MacArthur Drive, in a red house.
- An injured squirrel came back down out of a tree on Columbia Drive.
- A customer was stating that shoes that belong to a Transit Road, store are hers.
- An Akron man was charged with trespassing when he was found sleeping in another person’s car on Clarence
- A Martin Road resident reported the theft of solar landscape lights.
- Five shoplifters were fighting at Walden Galleria Mall, two adults and one juvenile were arrested.
- Youths were shooting fireworks from the second floor apartment on Cleveland Hill Drive.
- A Baker Road resident reported that someone tried to steal a golf cart from his property. The caller reported that
he has had several incidents on his property involving youths.
- A Squire Drive resident called to report that someone threw a highway warning marker at her overhead garage
- Two males tipped over a port-a-potty then stood it back up on Sweet Home Road.
- A caller reported her husband’s arm was stuck in a broken metal kitchen cabinet on Tristan Lane.
- An Alden woman refused to pay a cab driver his fare; she paid when advised by patrol. She was then arrested on
an outstanding warrant and taken to the holding center.
- A woman was charged with larceny and endangering the welfare of a minor. When she was caught shoplifting at a Transit Road store with her two young daughters.
- A Davis Road man reported someone damaged his storm door with a jack hammer. No such evidence existed.
- A juvenile was discovered sleeping on a bench on Warren Drive.
- A male was arrested after breaking into a store on Walden Avenue and then getting stuck inside.
- A police report was filed for 20 missing shirts from a Walden Galleria Mall store.
- Police Blotter #34
- A video arcade machine fell from a vehicle on
- One dog was brought to doggy jail, without bail,
from Goering Avenue.
- A caller reported that he was a victim of Internet
theft after he ordered and paid for an automobile
turbocharger from E-Bay. He never received the item.
- A Fawn Terrace resident called to report that
someone had thrown a Crown Royal liquor bottle through
the rear window of his vehicle parked in the driveway.
- A man was charged with assault after he reportedly
broke another man’s arm with a work tool on Walden
- A man was arrested for disorderly conduct in
Lancaster after throwing his daughter’s property out of a
second story window.
- An Olean Road man sleeping in his car with an
acquaintance on his lap in a Main Street parking lot was
cited for driving with suspended registration.
- A juvenile was reportedly punched in the face at Big
Daddy’s on Main Street.
- A Hamlin Avenue man who reportedly resisted arrest
vomited inside the police car.
- A Smith Road woman reported her daughter was
drunk for two days and walking around the house naked
while becoming physically and verbally abusive. She was
voluntarily transported to the Erie County Medical Center.
- A bumper was left at the scene of a hit and run on
Sable Palm Drive with the suspect’s license plate.
- Officers responded to a home on Elmwood Avenue
for a report a drunken, disorderly teen.
- An elderly resident reported a bird in the house on
Kensington Avenue. The resident was advised to open
windows and doors, however it was determined there was
a dead battery in a smoke detector and there was no bird.
- Customers were concerned for a clerk at a Main
Street store because there was a sign, “Be back in 20
minutes.” There was no problem; the clerk was in the
- A missing child on Colvin Avenue was found in the
- A suspicious person reported on Roll Road turned
out to be a party picking up bottles.
- A patrol investigated a suspicious incident behind an
elementary school. It was teenagers playing paintball.
- Police Blotter #33
- Security personnel at the Home Depot on Ridge Road
detained a subject who allegedly put brass nipples in the
pocket of his jeans and exited the store without paying for
- A subject was charged with assault after allegedly
striking a Schultz Road woman twice on the head in an
attempt to bless her. A neighbor said the same suspect
shook her in a March incident when he rang her
doorbell to talk about religion and she asked him to leave.
- A motorist stopped on Mineral Springs Road because
his vehicle had no taillights, also had no license. He told
police his license has been suspended 17 times.
- Hot chocolate was thrown on a van on Sweet Home
- A squirrel bit a girl’s shoe while walking a dog on
- A caller reported a car with four skull heads in the
back window driving down Hopkins Road.
- While off-duty, an Amherst police officer was locked
out of his car on Chassin Avenue.
- Keppler Music Center was taking inventory after a
white male was seen running north on Briarwood Drive
carrying a guitar.
- A suspect stole a car stereo, satellite receiver and
laptop computer from a car parked on Knox Avenue and
also vomited inside the vehicle.
- A thin man peeked in windows of a Kensington
Avenue restaurant then opened the door and screamed
- A caller reported finding a possible human bone in a
Lafayette Boulevard, backyard.
- A Hedgerow Drive resident called to report a hit and
run accident. Apparently an unknown driver struck her
vehicle and then fled the scene.
- An 18-year-old son hosed down his mother with
apple juice and cola on Cresthaven Drive.
- Concrete company employees reported someone
made wheelchair marks in freshly poured sidewalks on
Walden and Central. The estimated cost of re-pouring the
concrete was $4,000.
- A woman reportedly watched a woman steal a $20
gift card and a library card from a purse on her Gould
- A caller reported someone was smoking in her car
during dark hours on Little Robin Road.
- Tylenol and change were stolen in the burglary of a
residence on South Fisher Road.
- A Birchwood Court resident reported a dog by his
pool; he’s afraid an animal is dead in his pool.
- Contents of a box were thrown around and pages
were shredded on Campus Drive; it was caused by a dog.
- A man was stuck inside an ATM booth on Niagara
Falls Boulevard, because the door handle was broken.
- A caller reported his neighbor took his name plate
off the mailbox again and would like to press charges,
however it was discovered the name plate simply fell off.
- Fresh footprints were found around the garbage at a
Klas Avenue residence.
- A suspect grabbed a product from a Union Road
nutrition center and ran out the door.
- A man was arrested for attempting to break into a
neighboring apartment on Transit by breaking through
- Police Blotter #32
- A Shopper Road woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle was discovered rested against bushes near a home on Mill Road.
- Authorities were called to settle a dispute in which the daughter of an East Aurora woman alleged her mother read her diary.
- A Grover Road man laying across his front seat was charged with driving while intoxicated on Jewett Holmwood Road.
- Authorities responded to a scene where a woman slammed on a vehicle’s brakes and took the keys from the ignition and threw them in the snow on Sycamore Street near Crescent Avenue. The woman and two men were reportedly involved in a night of drinking.
- Extremely loud music was playing since the morning on October Lane. The caller said it was unusual because there were no lights on in the house. Pool speakers were disconnected.
- An 80-year-old Amherst man was stuck in a car window because he was trying to get out of the opening because the doors were frozen shut.
- While plowing on Independence Drive, a 36-year-old Hamburg man almost backed into an Orchard Park police vehicle. The man was stopped and subsequently arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
- While exiting the Tops Friendly Market lot on Orchard Park Road, a West Seneca man's car was engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished by the Orchard Park Fire Company, and the vehicle was declared a total loss.
- Three pudding containers were thrown at a residence on Osgood Avenue, damaging a shutter.
- Someone stole an all-terrain vehicle and a trailer, both chained to a tree on Clinton Street.
- A sled and ice skates were taken from the front porch of a residence on St. Joan Lane.
- Three men were reported throwing Jell-O at windows of homes on Harlem Road.
- A 23-year-old Eden resident was stopped for lack of a rear license plate on Big Tree Road. She was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.
- A recycle bin was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle that was parked in a Kenmore driveway.
- Police Blotter #31
- Nails were thrown under the tires of the vehicles of court personnel in the parking lot of Cheektowaga Town Court.
- A man took all of the credit receipts from a store at the Thruway Plaza.
- A caller reported a car pulled over to the side of the road on Tonawanda Creek Road with its occupants wearing hunting hats and shining flashlights into fields; the family was watching deer.
- A 10-year-old boy heard noises in his bedroom on Marine Drive, Amherst; the mother did not check it out. Boy called police.
- A Rocky Point resident said a man with a dog ran through her yard and then her garden.
- Four youths were banned from a Transit Road discount store after the theft of a bag of candy valued at $4.75.
- A man was charged with disorderly conduct at the village courthouse on Manitou Street.
- Four wheels from a vehicle parked at a Transit Road auto dealer were stolen. Windows in several vehicles were smashed and the jacks removed.
- A bicycle was reported missing in front of “big daddy’s house” on Millard Fillmore Place.
- An unknown vehicle caused heavy lawn damage after striking two trees on Lawrence Avenue.
- Police responded to a fire call on Sheldon Road. The fire, in a vacant house, appeared suspicious. Firefighters reported that there were three separate fires burning within the building. The Windom fire company extinguished the fire.
- A caller from an Orchard Park business reported that someone stole money from a cash register. Police report no signs of forced entry.
- An ice scraper and a knit hat were the only items missing in a vehicle break in on Tampa Drive.
- A suspect was charged with shoplifting three packages of strip steaks from the Wegmans store on Orchard Park Road.
- A drill and 100-piece socket set were taken from Delaware Road residence.
- A Cell phone, CDs and a vehicle registration were taken from a vehicle on Sheridan Drive.
- A vehicle was stuck in a pile of leaves on Carpenter Avenue.
- A counterfeit $20 was passed at Tops on Grey Street. When questioned about the authenticity of the bill an unidentified woman with two children said, “I don’t want to find out.” She left the store without further conversation. Identification of the woman is being sought through video surveillance.
- A Jewett Holmwood Road man driving a 1994 Camaro accelerated at a high rate of speed near his residence. Upon interviewing authorities discovered the man was driving with improper plates.
- A stolen 1999 Dodge parked on Stoneybrook Road was reportedly missing a bumper, taillights, door panels and a front grill.
- Assorted snow blower parts were dumped off at the Department of Public Works site on Pine Street. Sounds like a gift!?
- Police Blotter #30
- An open can of beer fell out of the car when a motorist opened the driver's door during a Seneca Street traffic stop.
- A Rubbermaid garbage can and a bag of garbage were stolen from the front of a residence on Seneca Creek Road.
- A patrol car was egged on Hopkins Road, Amherst.
- An oven fire due to Halloween candy was reported on Wellingwood Drive.
- An assault was reported at a polling place on Pavement Road.
- A Broadway clothing store owner accused a woman of stealing a pair of jeans, but she denied it.
- A Ridge Avenue resident reported $25 in change missing along with a Marlboro camera from a vehicle in a detached garage.
- A Hubbard Road woman reported aggravating phone calls from an ex-boyfriend.
- #29 Police Blotter
- A 60-year-old confused-looking woman wearing pajamas and slippers and carrying a cane and a duffel bag on wheels was walking down Evans Street in Williamsville. She was waiting for a ride.
- Three youths were playing with a bowling ball and hit some cars on Robin Road, Amherst.
- A car jacking was reported on Dick Road. The suspect had been hiding in the back seat of the victim’s car.
- A man was arrested for stealing hard cider at a Smith Road business.
- A Maple Road man reported a missing bracelet on Grey Street.
- An Oakwood Avenue woman received a harassing phone call political in nature.
- A patrol car hit a patch of ice on the Route 400 Expressway before striking a median, damaging the cruiser. Ice?
- A Hamburg man was pulled over by Orchard Park Police on Southwestern Boulevard for failing to keep right. He was subsequently arrested for DWI and resisting arrest.
- A caller reported that while at the Buffalo Bills game, she left her seat and when she returned someone had stolen her jacket.
- Youths were reported throwing water balloons at people on Clinton Street.
- Elmwood Avenue, Pine Street and Linden Avenue juveniles attempted to purchase malt liquor and beer at a gas station.
- An East Concord woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Center Street. She registered a .18 blood alcohol content.
- A woman using a wheelchair was arrested for shoplifting at an Alberta Drive, Amherst, business.
- Mashed potatoes were smeared all over a car on Shetland Drive, Amherst.
- A man overheard youths talk about a crack in his fence on Cambridge Square, Amherst; he thinks they’re up to no good.
- A hysterical female home alone on Clearwater Drive, Amherst, reported wasps were coming into the kitchen from a nest in a gutter then a hole in the drywall.
- Police Blotter #28
- A 74-year-old woman left her purse on top of her car and drove off. The purse was lost on Transit Road in Depew.
- Two youths were shooting fireworks on First Avenue in Lancaster. The one youth had been left home alone.
- A neighbor put a padlock on a community shed and refused to open it on Fairgreen Drive.
- A Willow Street resident reported a damaged screen door. A neighboring 9-year-old is suspected.
- A woman who reportedly consumed 10 drinks at a Center Street home became unconscious and had to be transported to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital.
- A resident of Main Street said landscapers using a leaf blower spread leaves across his lawn. When police arrived, a gust of wind had carried the leaves away.
- An Oakwood Lane resident said he saw a man on his property. It turned out to be a fence installer doing an estimate.
- An employee of a Southwestern Boulevard business said a man in his 30's with brown hair in a ponytail exposed himself to an employee.
- A caller said a dog fell out of a vehicle the caller was following. The vehicle kept going, dragging the dog. One of the occupants of the car finally dragged the dog back into the car by the leash.
- A caller on Southwestern Boulevard said he heard excessive moaning behind his house. A patrol found it was a foreign exchange student praying loudly.
- A call of unknown trouble on Strickler Road was determined to be garbage men emptying a dumpster.
- A Sheridan Drive resident was suspicious about a phone call for charity.
- A port-a-john was demolished by an explosion at a Depew park.
- An elderly Depew woman reported to police that a St. Bernard statue, an Indian statue and two fox statues were taken from her backyard. They were valued at $600.
- Youths were skateboarding on a roof on Union Road commercial building.
- A raccoon attacked cars driving on Transit Road.
- Authorities responded to an argument between two males concerning a lost dog on Elm Street.
- A 60-year-old man was hunting without permission on Grover Road.
- A Main Street business reported a suspicious man kept looking into the store and watching people walk out. It was a man stopping to use a cell phone.
- A Fruitwood Terrace resident reported when he approached a parked car in front of his house, four teenage occupants threw a beer can out and sped away.
- A Big Tree Road woman said a motorcycle had pulled into her carport. The driver put something in her garbage and waited there until police cars went by. She said he then retrieved whatever he put in the garbage can and drove off.
- A Cheektowaga man said an associate of a co-worker vandalized his truck with lipstick.
- A 19-year old female kicked and punched a 37-year-old male six to 10 times on Conner Drive in Depew.
- An empty baby carriage was found on Victoria Boulevard.
- Flowerpots were removed from a porch on Victoria Boulevard and put by the curb. Some of the pots were missing.
- A store at the Walden Galleria Mall was evacuated after a suspicious package
and a note were found. Just a clothing package.
- Three youths were reported hitting birds with baseball bats on Como Park Blvd.
- A raccoon entered a garage on Pine Loch and slept on the shelves.
- A caller on Armor Duells Road said she was getting harassing phone calls from a male caller.
- A caller reported there was a mother cat and 10 kittens in the street on North Buffalo Road.
- A Jewett-Holmwood man reportedly threw a book at his wife during an argument.
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- Police Blotter #27
- An Arend Avenue resident reported he found his mailbox stuffed with mud and a plunger stuck to the front door when he came home.
- A woman was stuck in an elevator between the fourth and fifth floors in an East Spring Street building. Fire company responded.
- Police received a call from a husband in Snyder, who wanted police to explain “the finer points of living in the United States” to his Columbian wife who wants to leave.
- A caller reported someone was driving a car slowly around a building on Park Club Lane. It was determined to be a middle-aged person learning how to drive.
- One pair of boots and 20 pair of underwear was taken from an apartment on Lancer Court in Depew.
- A three year-old male fell out of a second story window on Brandel Avenue, Lancaster. The home smelled of cat waste and a soiled baby diaper was found on the kitchen table.
- A South Newstead Road resident reported hearing strange noises in the house. Was husband in basement.
- A caller reported a large black and tan Doberman was in the area of Garden Court. Police reported it was only a giant porcelain deer.
- A four-foot stuffed Easter bunny was found on the front lawn of a Hybank Drive residence, where a 12-inch decorative Easter Egg was reported missing. The rabbit was tagged and placed in the detective bureau.
- Two plastic-coated wicker chairs, stolen from a front porch on Eastwood Drive, were recovered in the woods near a campfire site.
- A 38 year old male was charged with harassment second after someone complained that he was an unwelcome guest in Depew.
- Power tools, a generator and motor were stolen from a construction site at the foot of Penora in Lancaster.
- Twenty pair of underwear were taken from a laundry machine on Raintree Island.
- Smoke was reported in a home on Wardman Road due to an overcooked meal.
- An Ellis Road woman asked a patrol to speak with her 12 year old son, who spent $600 on the Internet using the caller’s credit card.
- A woman said she was babysitting on Michael Road and her daughter was upset because she was babysitting instead of spending time with her. The caller said the daughter harassed her by phone, then pulled into the driveway and laid on the horn.
- A woman said someone was photographing her and examining her car at One Town Place in Clarence.
- A cube van got stuck in a backyard. The driver was charged with felony DWI and other traffic violations.
- A car took up two spaces in a Transit Road parking lot.
- Police Blotter #26
- An Orchard Park woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Main Street. During field sobriety tests she reported said the finish of the alphabet as R, X, T, V and Z. When asked if she would authorize a chemical test she said, “No way.”
- A Center Street man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Willow Street. He registered a .16 blood alcohol content.
- A "residential fire reported on Ericson Drive turned out to be steam from a dryer vent.
- A soldering gun was taken from Sheridan Drive.
- Several buildings were hit with blue paint balls on Kenmore Avenue.
- A Wynngate Lane, Amherst, resident reported that a rabies-infected groundhog running around in circles in the yard.
- An East Chateau Terrace resident reported someone damaged the lawn using pepper spray.
- Someone reportedly left an obscene voice mail greeting on a Depew resident’s cell phone.
- A 19 year-old male was struck in the face with a hockey stick, knocking out two front teeth and causing a laceration at the Epic Center on Wehrle Drive.
- A woman reported seeing a man wearing a monkey suit riding a bicycle on East
Grand Blvd. That's one for the blotter!
- An intoxicated man was reported walking down the middle of Union Road.
- A motorist purchased other items at a Southwestern Boulevard convenience store, but left without paying for the $5 worth of gas pumped.
- Police Blotter #25
• A man was observed on store videotape taking 20 cans of baby formula without paying.
• A Seneca Street youth illegally operated a vehicle without permission. The driver was observed by authorities driving recklessly passing vehicles and also driving on a median. Eight cans of beer were also discovered and logged into the detective bureau as evidence.
• An abandoned box was found on Tillman Road.
A stolen jacket was reported on Transit Road.
• An intoxicated father was in the lobby of a Flint Road, day care screaming that he lost his child, demanding the staff to lock the door until he finds his child. The child was found.
• A Westfield Road, resident reported there’s a problem with raccoons in his garage.
• A Buffalo woman said while her vehicle was parked on Orchard Park Road, someone broke her driver's side window. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.
• An Allendale Road, resident said her car was parked on Weiss Avenue when someone broke into it, stealing her wallet and personal papers.
• Diamond earrings, a paint ball gun, $500 cash and a bottle of rum were stolen from a residence on Villa Place in Lancaster.
• A furnace motor smelled like burning plastic on Sherwood Court in Depew.
• A woman, observed driving on the shoulder of Orchard Park Road with one headlight out, was charged with driving while intoxicated.
• An unknown motorist struck multiple bushes on the front lawn of a Reserve Road residence.
• A person was charged with driving while intoxicated on Genesee Street. He
was then charged with harassment at headquarters after he threatened a
• A man was charged with theft of services after he refused to pay a $38 cab
fare on Edgebrook Drive.
• Toolboxes were taken from Oakridge Avenue.
• Two license plates were taken off a vehicle on Wilton Parkway.
• Someone was caught with marijuana in Como Lake Park in Lancaster.
• A male was struck over the head with a beer glass at a Transit Road bar.
• An X-Box, camera, radio and CD player were stolen on Lancer Court.
- Police Blotter #24
- Someone tried to pay for $2.40 worth of gas with empty beer cans at a Central Avenue gas station in Lancaster.
- A loud party due to a new Playstation game was reportedly going on most of the day on Sundridge Dr. No arrests were made.
- A man was stranded at a Millersport Hwy. resident’s house because he got off the bus to switch to another but there were no more buses in the area.
- A highly intoxicated male was reported on Lake Avenue, Lancaster
- A 28 year old male was charged with motor vehicle infractions after he was stopped for driving with no rear plates in Depew.
- A cell phone and computer valued at $1,900 were reported missing on Neoga Street, Depew.
- An alarm was checked at a drug store. A deflating snowman tripped a motion sensor.
- A resident of White Acres Road received a non-threatening letter telling her to control her children.
- A 22-month-old toddler locked its mother outside of the house on N. Woodside Lane, Amherst.
- An Alberta Drive, Amherst, resident reported receiving harassing phone calls from the landlord. Police had a long discussion with both the tenant and landlord, who were advised.
- A bag of potato chips was taken from Delaware Avenue store.
- A tree was snapped off at its base on Gettysburg Avenue.
- A West Seneca Police Officer said two males were in local restaurant urinating all over the place. The officer said the two were escorted out. The two then went to another restaurant on Orchard Park Road.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported on South Freeman Road. It belonged to representative of the Citizens Environmental Coalition. All ok.
- A victim in Carriage Park hurd a small popping sound and later discovered someone had blown up her mailbox.
- A man was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly left the Ridge Road Home Depot with a power nailer in his pants.
- A man reported receiving a phone call from someone threatening to kill his wife on Gardenvillage Drive.
- A man reported that another man pulled up to his vehicle on Union Road, displayed a gun and demanded money. When he said he had none, the suspect then asked for his cellular phone. He said 'no' and drove off.
- Police Blotter #23
- Officers responded to an alarm of fire on Shepard Avenue. There was no fire; steam from the shower had set off the alarm.
- The window of a vehicle parked in the lot of a Sheridan Drive business was smashed.
- A vehicle was seen swerving on Maple Road.
- A three-unit apartment complex on Broadway was ransacked, vandalized and burglarized.
- An 84 year-old woman was confused and backed her car into an empty store at a Transit Road plaza.
- Baseball cards, 100 CDs, two football jerseys and two pair of jeans were stolen from a George Urban Boulevard apartment.
- A man was charged with menacing after a woman reported he bit her and knocked her down on Hoerner Avenue.
- Two men were charged with attempted larceny and criminal mischief after grabbing bullets and putting them in their pockets at the Thruway Plaza. One of the men was also charged with possession of narcotics.
- A loose animal was reported on Greiner Road.
- A resident reported an unknown person had written on the door of the residence with lipstick.
- A loud party and arguing were reported on North Castlerock Lane.
- An unknown male was seen opening the door of a garage on Allenhurst Road.
- Eight suits were taken from a home on Fayette Avenue.
- Police Blotter #22
- Two youths wearing dark clothes were reported playing chicken with cars on Losson Road.
- Windshields were taken from a business on Genesee Street.
- A resident of Allenhurst Road reported that an unknown person was standing at his front door.
- Four males attempted to break into a vehicle on North Long Street.
- A door-to-door salesperson was reported on Ransom Road.
- A large bird crashed through a bedroom window on Foxcroft Lane.
- Cash was found in the trash on Delaware Avenue.
- Door hinge pins were taken off a door on Kenmore Avenue.
- A woman was napping in her car at Main and Transit.
- An Oak Leaf Drive resident reported children on scooters without helmets.
- Luggage, CD's and tapes were reported missing from an Olean Road trailer home.
- A baseball game was reportedly taking place on Fairfield Drive.
- A resident of Wellingwood Dr. reported that his mailbox in the shape of a cow was stolen.
- Youths were reported hanging off of the side of a bridge on Harlem Road.
- A man was reported running naked through a store on Walden Avenue while another man was videotaping him.
- A vehicle hit the guardrail on North Forest Road.
- Police assisted a motorist with a disabled vehicle on Sheridan Drive.
- A subject, later charged with driving while intoxicated, was stopped on Union Road for driving without a front tire and failing to stay in the lane.
- A barking dog created a nuisance on Roman Lane.
- On Monarch Drive, a resident received harassing telephone calls.
- Police Blotter #21
- A 2-year-old was reported bitten by a skunk while playing on the front porch. A neighbor fought off the skunk with a large rock. The animal was located on Parkdale Avenue, destroyed and later tested for rabies.
- An abandoned boat and trailer were reported on Emery Road.
- Deputies assisted Lancaster Police with a ñlarge fightî on Wehrle Drive.
- A motorist was charged with two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop.
- A female reported receiving harassing phone calls from an employee after she told him that he smelled, and would have to clean up or be fired, at the Plaza.
- Four young women were reported walking in the road and playing chicken with cars on French Road.
- A radar detector, lady's perfume and $30 change were taken from a vehicle on Chamberlin Drive.
- A house was egged on Byron Avenue.
- Officers reported someone was throwing rocks on Kenmore Avenue. A juvenile was throwing rolled up paper at cars and was advised by officers.
- A resident of West Brook Drive, Cheektowaga, said that while at the Buffalo Bills game, someone keyed his car. A Clarence Center man said someone slashed his tires at the same event.
- A thief stole three bottles of Wegmans soda, 12 bottles of Tropicana Twister, one bottle of Gatorade and 10 bottles of water from a breezeway on Waltercrest Terrace, but left 22 bottles of wine.
- Police Blotter #20
- Youths created a nuisance with a pellet gun in a yard on Meadow Spring Lane.
- A male wearing a dark shirt and light-colored pants was seen running from an apartment complex on Autumn Creek Lane.
- A speeding driver ran over a cellular phone at Transit and Greiner.
- Police responded to an alarm at a Main Street business.
- Youths burned a bonfire behind a Transit Road grocery store.
- A loud outdoor party was reported on Rambling Road.
- Someone intentionally drove over freshly painted lines on Sheldon Street in Lancaster. He was later charged with harassment for swearing at construction workers.
- A Little Tikes Castle was stolen on Olmstead Avenue, Depew.
- A driver was charged with DWI after speeding on Transit Road in Lancaster, losing control of the vehicle and striking a boxed berm and several cars.
- Flying and squatting Canadian geese lawn ornaments were stolen from a Seneca Creek Road residence.
- A suspect admitted driving a vehicle into a house on Mt. Vernon Avenue.
- A man was charged with harassment after answering his front door naked on Euclid Avenue.
- A man threatened a neighbor with a hammer and large block of wood on Poinciana Parkway.
- Keys were locked in a vehicle on Delaware Avenue. Officers were able to gain entry.
- A roll of trim was taken from a garage on Dale Drive.
- Larceny was reported at a Main Street auto dealership.
- Police responded to an attempted break-in on Transit Road.
- Welding equipment and auto accessories were stolen from a vehicle parked on Olmstead Avenue in Depew.
- An 18 year-old bought beer at a Central Avenue gas station in Lancaster.
- A motorcyclist was stopped in the Village of Lancaster. The driver had failed to show for several appearances.
- A motorcycle helmet was reported stolen.
- Police Blotter #19
- A Dirkson Street woman complained that a former tenant was sneaking onto her property to contact an existing upstairs tenant.
- A pizza delivery man suspected a setup when he attempted to deliver a bogus order and then discovered a large pizza, 30 wings and a "hot bag" missing from his vehicle.
- A house was egged on Manor Oak Drive.
- Youths were seen throwing eggs at passing vehicles on Hopkins Road.
- A Bonview Terrace resident reported rocks in his pool.
- Police responded to customer trouble at a Transit Road store.
- A vehicle was reportedly taken from Eggert Road. The vehicle was found a short time later in a lot on Eggert Road.
- Loud music was reported on Victoria Boulevard.
- A man harassed a store clerk, and then went outside and urinated on the side of the building on Dick Road.
- Lawn ornaments were taken from a lawn on Lou Ann Drive. The resident found that someone had left stickers from the "Gnome Liberation Front."
- Deputies responded to an alarm at a Transit Road restaurant.
- An injured raccoon was seen on Sweet Home Road.
- A vehicle ran several red lights on Millersport Highway.
- At a town board meeting, one councilmember claimed another councilmember hit him with a microphone. She said it was an accident and she was only passing it to him. He wanted police to arrest her after the two argued loudly. She was taken to the station on the charges of second-degree harassment because her angry comments were on tape and released on an appearance ticket.
- Police Blotter #18
- A man said he left his dirty dishes in a plastic container in the hall of his Penora Street apartment and when he returned, they were covered with urine. He wants DNA test to prove it was from a neighbor with whom he doesnêt get along.
- A man parked his jeep outside a French Road business, leaving the top down. When he came back outside, he saw another man urinating on the passenger side.
- An Irwinwood Terrace resident got a phone call from a credit card agency saying he owned upwards of $400. The man said he didnêt have that credit card. It turned out to be a mistaken identity by the company.
- A resident got a knock at the door in the afternoon from a stranger who said he was looking for –Steinweld Road.” The man then started talking about sports and wrestling and offered to show the resident some wrestling moves on his lawn. The resident said his mom would not approve of that. The stranger left.
- A purse was taken from Elmwood Avenue.
- Scrap aluminum was taken from Cooper Avenue. Resident wants it back now.
- A ladder was taken from West Hazeltine Avenue.
- A cab driver was stiffed his $30 fare after driving a very pregnant woman and her male companion from Children's Hospital to Bellwood Avenue.
- Statues of Mickey and Minnie Mouse were among items removed from a front lawn on Indian Church Road.
- At a town board meeting, one councilmember claimed another councilmember hit him with a microphone. She said it was an accident and she was only passing it to him. He wanted police to arrest her after the two argued loudly. She was taken to the station on the charges of second-degree harassment
because her angry comments were on tape and released on an appearance ticket.
- An object was thrown at a car on Walden Avenue. Its windshield was smashed.
- Youths having a party on Argus Drive were reported as having stolen items from the neighborhood and burned them at the party. They were also blamed for a damaged basketball backboard.
- A man exposed himself at a Seneca Street business after becoming angry while waiting for a woman to get off the telephone.
- A vehicle was seen speeding near Milton Street.
- A vehicle drove across a lawn on the 6000 block of Main Street.
- Police Blotter #17
- A building on Calumet Street in Depew was splat-balled.
- A stolen credit card was reported on Court Street in Lancaster.
- A mailbox was damaged on Transit Road in Lancaster.
- A confused person was reported on Transit at Main Street.
- A Westwood Road man forgot where he parked his vehicle after a night out.
- A Union Road caller said condoms and beer bottles were found in the rear parking lot.
- A caller said a white male was walking west on Route 20. She said he was wearing funny clothes with lots of colors, a funny hat and was carrying a large bag. She said he looks like a terrorist and ñdoesnÍt belong in Orchard Park.
- Genesee Street was checked for a loose horse.
- A mailbox was damaged on Grant Street.
- A group of youths was allegedly shooting fireworks on Birchwood Drive.
- A street light fell to the ground and shattered on Maple Road.
- Smoke was pouring out a cupboard on Argonne Drive. Kenmore fire fighters determined it was coming from a defective extension cord..
- Smoke was coming from a washer on Elmwood Avenue. Fire fighters said it was from a burnt out belt.
- A 37 year-old male wrote a bad check in Depew.
- A pair of half-carat each diamond earrings was reported missing from a home on Lombardy Street in Lancaster.
- A vehicle parked on Hemlock Lane in Lancaster was smeared with applesauce and pudding.
- A man was reported walking in the middle of the road at Main and Greiner.
- A loose dog was reported to be chasing people and vehicles on Shimerville Road.
- A caller said a suspicious person drove down Westgate Boulevard and parked at the dead end. Police encountered the owner, who claimed someone was coming to look at the vehicle for possible purchase.
- A woman said someone entered her locked apartment on Clinton Street, rummaged through her belongings and left a smudged handprint on her bedspread.
- Youths were reported throwing lit fireworks at vehicles on Poinciana Parkway.
- One student reportedly stabbed another student in the leg on Aero Drive.
- Police Blotter #16
- Shots were allegedly fired outside a Transit Road jewelry store. Patrol reports just fireworks.
- A 38 year-old male was arrested and charged with issuing a bad 25 cent check.
- A case of road rage was reported on Central Avenue.
- Traffic cones were removed from Stage Road because they were blocking the road.
A suspicious person was reported at Main and Transit.
- A 1965 Mercury Comet was taken as collateral for back rent on Ransom Road. It was later returned to the owner.
- A wild turkey reportedly crashed through the window of a residence on Delphi Drive.
- A male was arrested and charged with burglary, menacing, and possession of a weapon on Broadway for allegedly entering a residence and threatening a female with a gun.
- A male was stopped after reportedly traveling 69 miles per hour in a 50 MPH zone. He was arrested and charged with possession of
- A complainant reported that an unknown person or persons stole a tire that was stacked by the side door of his Greenfield Avenue home. Saw rolling down the street.
- A Woodcrest Drive man said his wife returned from work to find the kitchen window screen removed and a slight sneaker print on a
patio chair under the window. The victimÍs dog may have scared off the would-be burglar.
- Several underage youth were reportedly drinking alcohol at a Main Street tavern. Patrol reports no problem, just short people.
- A Ravenwood Drive resident reported having her wallet taken while at the Boulevard Mall.
- A patrol assisted a disoriented woman at a Clarence shopping center.
- A scooter was found at Veteran's Park
- Loud music was reported on Delaware Avenue. Neighbors ok, joined party.
- A male reported that someone wrote, "I told you so" on his front door on Sebring Avenue.
- Youths were reported ringing doorbells and exposing themselves to residents who answered their doors on Toelsin Avenue.
- Person was charged with forgery after trying to fill a false prescription on Dick Road.
- Youths were reported hiding behind bushes and jumping out at people on Borden Road.
- Officers responded to a dispute complaint where a man accidentally punched an acquaintance on Quaker Road while punching air. Yes, air!
- A hood ornament was taken off of a Cadillac in Tannerybrook. All cars keep look out for item.
- Authorities warned a Delevan man for his driving habits in the parking lot of a restaurant. Was driving too slow.
- Youths were reported urinating on East Pine Lake Drive.
- An injured animal was reported near the back door of a Campbell Boulevard residence. Animal limping and walking in circles.
- Police Blotter #15
- A male reported that someone wrote "I told you so" on his front door on
- Youths were reported ringing doorbells and exposing themselves to
residents who answered their doors on Toelsin Avenue.
- Employees at the Home Depot on Ridge Road observed a man who allegedly left the store with a light plate valued at 98 cents. Calling all cars!
- A concrete planter in the form of a boy pushing a wheelbarrow was stolen from a Carriage Park address.
- A man called police reporting that his vehicle had been stolen from Sheridan Drive. The man later called police back saying he found his car in a lot and remembered he had left it there before walking home.
- Two four-foot light up plastic bunnies were taken from a lawn on Somerton Avenue.
- A West Seneca man reported that while driving west on Berg Road, someone in another vehicle threw a beer bottle at his vehicle.
- At some time over the weekend, someone broke into the Girl Scout Council of Erie County, Green Lake camp, and vandalized the inside of the cabin. Have id.
- Gunshots were reported in the woods near Gothic Court.
- Eggs were allegedly thrown at the glass door of a Maple Road residence.
- Drugs were reportedly found in a home in Manitou Street.
- A safe containing $18,000, a $50 bill and $14 in coins was stolen from a bar on Aurora Street. Please call Patty if found.
- An 18 year old male was arrested and charged with DWI after his car went into a ditch on Rehm Road.
- West Seneca Masonry reported the theft of a 14-inch stone cutting saw, a wheelbarrow and a quantity of fire bricks at a Union Road
- Car dealer on Southwestern Boulevard reported someone removed the rear tires from two 1999 Chevy Malibus parked in the rear of the lot. The tires had a value of $400.
- Suspicious activity was checked on Stahley Road. Just kids playing baseball.
- Greiner Road was checked for a report of an erratic driver. No car found but a horse acting erratic.
- Police Blotter #14
- A complaint of a strange odor was referred to the fire department. Was rotten eggs in back of brand new car.
- Lost license plates were reported.
- Two teenagers were reportedly hanging out in a parked vehicle at Como Lake Park. A large, glass smoking device containing residue was found on the floor of
the vehicle. The two youths were supposed to be in school.
- An 18 year-old male was arrested after reportedly leading police on a high-speed chase down Ransom Road. A case of beer, 8 bottles of vodka and drug
paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.
- Bras and underwear were taken from Paradise Lane. Dispatcher had in station, wanted to know what size and style?
- Officers were called to Wabash Avenue because a squirrel had its leg caught in a fence. The officers were able to set the squirrel free. Back up patroll dispatched.
- A man shopping at the Home Depot on Ridge Road found the tailgate missing from his truck when he returned to the parking lot.
- Officers responded to the Tops Market on Harlem Road to apprehend a suspect accused of stealing an AA Energizer battery.
- A group of youths were reported to be throwing firecrackers out of a window
on Kensington Avenue. Sounds like a party. Party patrol responding.
- One female was arrested for menacing after allegedly pulling a knife on a neighbor on Colby Street.
- Police Blotter #13
- A port-o-john was reported to have blown over and was obstructing traffic on Via Del Sole. Someone might be in it.
- Gunnville Road was checked for a report of disorderly youths.
- An intoxicated female was reported by residents of Genesee Street. The woman had wandered into the wrong house while looking for relatives inside. Deputies assisted the woman in finding the correct house.
- Loose horses were reported on Barnum Road.
- An attempted purse snatching was reported on Transit Road.
- A tractor trailer without lights was reported on Transit Road.
- A male suspect described as "sloppy and overweight," attempted to steal some baby formula at the Wegmans on Orchard Park Road. When confronted, the suspect ran from the store, dropping his basket.
- A caller said he received a call from a woman who asked if he wanted `party favors.' The subject said the caller then visited his business and handed him a cellophane bag.
- A Woodlee Court resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated on South Buffalo Street. Investigation revealed a white, powdery substance and white `rocks' in the car.
- A window was broken on Courier Avenue. The resident claimed to have broken the window when locked out of the house.
- Laundry was taken from Elmwood Avenue. Police checking neighborhood for missing clothes.
- A one-pound propane can was placed in a sealed coffin that was then placed in the oven to be cremated. When the worker went to get the remains, all that was left was the burnt split open propane tank among them.
- A victim on Lyndale Court said that during the night someone stole his gas grill, snow thrower and storm door from the side of his house.
- A woman reported her car stolen by a man who had been thrown out of her S. Fisher Road apartment. She said he grabbed the keys on the way out. The vehicle was recovered.
- A complainant stated that someone removed a radar detector and other items from his car while he was bowling at Rose Bowl Lanes on Harlem Road.
- A gas cooktop range was missing from a Bar Nunn delivery truck when it was unloaded at Penke Logistics\Whirlpool on Ransier Road. An employee reported that a hasp on the trailer was broken.
- An employee of The Waters of Orchard Park reported getting repeated calls asking if there were any male staff members on duty.
- Police Blotter #12
- A male was reportedly running naked in the 9200 block of Main Street. The person was located later by patrol, with clothes on. He was advised to keep his clothes on.
- A bicyclist reportedly was spitting at passing vehicles on Transit Road.
- A man was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly burning a hole in the pants of a patron of a bar.
- Bales of hay were reportedly obstructing the road on S. Newstead Road.
- A Greiner Road resident reported stolen garbage cans. All patrols on the lookout.
- A raccoon was reportedly stranded on the roof of a piano store on North Buffalo Road.
- A squirrel in a tree on Vistula Avenue chewed on a power line and reportedly got ``zapped.''
- A motorist traveling on Ellicott Road complained of an irrational deer. Looks like it was dancing.
- A person was reportedly throwing bagels at customers visiting a restaurant on North Buffalo Road.
- A man was reportedly squirting people with a squirt gun from the bed of a truck on Abbott Road.
- Officers met with a driver on Potters Road whose car had been hit by a hard object, damaging the hood, while she was driving near the Route 90 overpass. Eggshells were found nearby.
- Three painted turtles were reportedly stolen from a plastic pond on Ransom Road overnight.
- Four plants were reportedly stolen on Genesee Street.
- A female reportedly attempted to steal 65 cents worth of candy from a store in the 2000 block of George Urban Boulevard. She allegedly placed an ice cream and a coffee on the counter, and when the clerk asked if she had the candy, the female allegedly took it out of her pocket, placed it on the counter and ran out of the store.
- A Lancaster man was charged with driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child on Cemetery Road. Police said the man had his 2-year-old son with him in the vehicle when he was stopped.
- A wallet and watch were taken from Delwood Road.
- A bird was reported in a house on South Avenue. Patrols 4, 7, & 9 responding.
- Officers were called to W. Girard Boulevard for a person who appeared to be sick. The person was having trouble with a contact lens.
- Torn pieces of cheese were placed on a vehicle on Commodore Avenue.
- An archery arrow was found in a roof on Fairlane Road.
- Two customers were fighting at a Sheridan Drive restaurant. Food was questionable.
- A child had locked his mother out of their vehicle on Youngs Road.
- A resident reported that a semi big truck, very big truck on Third Avenue was too loud.
- A male was reported sleeping on a sidewalk in front of Kaufmans at Walden Galleria. He reportedly awoke to find his wallet missing.
- Someone reportedly put sugar in a vehicle's gas tank on Miami Parkway.
- A female found a bag of prescription medication in the front bushes at her Toelsin Road residence.
- Officers charged a driver on Route 400 with inappropriate use of a signal after he tried to move his vehicle against their advice. He was supposed to be waiting for a tow truck after removing a flat tire from his car even though he didn't have a spare.
- A Lakeside Drive resident reported three holes were cut in his children's pool, change was stolen from his wife's vehicle and potted plants were moved from his neighbor's yard to his yard between 6-7:15 a.m.
- A raccoon was reportedly stuck in a tree on the 5000 block of Powers Road.
- Cows were running loose in a backyard on Newton Road. Need help quick.
- Loud music was reported on Crosby Avenue. Sounded good, but too loud.
- A dog was reported barking on Palmer Avenue.
- Officers were called about a loud party on Smith Avenue.
- Someone reportedly took a flowerpot worth $25 from a store on Transit Road.
- A large snake with fangs was reported next to an Ava Lane residence. Upon investigation, it was found to be a garden snake that had just eaten a frog.
- Two men wearing white T-shirts were reportedly looking at a garage on Londonderry Lane.
- A gold glass globe lawn ornament was reportedly stolen on Lake Avenue.
- A birdbath, a pedestal and a glass ornamental ball were stolen from a lawn on Stony Road.
- A Lancaster woman was charged with petit larceny after allegedly putting two tomatoes, several packages of meat, three tabloid magazines and a tube of cold sore gel in her purse at a Transit Road store.
- A Lancaster teen was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly stuck a patio umbrella into the drywall of a garage on Riemers Avenue.
- A bullet was shot through the siding of a home on Leonard Drive. Police said the bullet shattered a glass aquarium containing a four and-a-half foot California king snake, which was able to escape. The bullet reportedly came from a neighbor shooting a gun on private property in his backyard, police said.
- Hubcaps were found on Fenwick Road.
- A moped was taken from Chapmann Place.
- Youths were reportedly tipping porta potties at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
- A person was reportedly locked inside a store on North Buffalo Road.
- Children were reportedly on the playground on Windermere Boulevard after hours.
- A Moorfields Court resident reported that her trees were covered with an oily substance.
- A Rensch Road resident wished to see an officer regarding a cooler filled with meat that was found in the woods.
- A young couple was socially interacting on a Woodcrest Drive resident's front lawn.
- Lady reports millions of ladybugs all over her house and dog. Needs help, want to see police on problem.
- Police Blotter #11
- A large snake with fangs was reported next to an Ava Lane residence. Upon investigation, it was found to be a garden snake that had just eaten a frog.
- A 35-foot-long light pole was allegedly stolen from a four-pole package waiting to be installed at Tops, Harlem Road.
- Officers charged a driver on Route 400 with inappropriate use of a signal after he tried to move his vehicle against their advice. He was supposed to be waiting for a tow truck after removing a flat tire from his car even though he didn't have a spare.
- A Lakeside Drive resident reported three holes were cut in his children's pool, change was stolen from his wife's vehicle and potted plants were moved from his neighbor's yard to his yard between 6-7:15 a.m.
- A raccoon was reportedly stuck in a tree on the 5000 block of Powers Road.
- Cows were reportedly loose in a backyard on the 5000 block of Newton Road.
- Loud music was reported on Crosby Avenue.
- A dog was reported barking on Palmer Avenue.
- Officers were called about a loud party on Washington Avenue.
- Someone reportedly took a flowerpot worth $25 from a store on Transit Road in Amherst.
- Two men wearing white T-shirts were reportedly looking at a garage on Londonderry Lane.
- A gold glass globe lawn ornament was reportedly stolen on Lake Avenue.
- A birdbath, a pedestal and a glass ornamental ball were reportedly stolen from a lawn on Stony Road last Wednesday.
- A Lancaster woman was charged with petit larceny after allegedly putting two tomatoes, several packages of meat, three tabloid magazines and a tube of cold sore gel in her purse in the 6000 block of Transit Road.
- Police Blotter #10
- Deputies responded to an alarm on Transit Road. A purple haze was reported in the air.
- A Baker Road bridge was reported to be sinking.
- A motorist reported a duck crossing the roadway on Orchard Park Road.
- Theft of a cab ride was reported on Hillside Avenue.
- A piece of bologna was reportedly placed on the hood of a car on Fox Chapel Drive.
- A purse with diapers in it was found on S. Nichols Court. Another call on the same street reported a purse with diapers in it missing.
- A wallet was taken from Shelley Court.
- A vehicle with no front plate was stopped on Sheridan Drive.
- A black, leather wallet was found on Sheridan Drive.
- Golf clubs were taken overnight from a Wagon Wheel Drive resident's garage. The garage door had been unlocked.
- On Chestnut Ridge Lane, a resident complained that the neighbor's wind chimes were disturbing the complainant at night.
- There were three young children allegedly throwing their shoes in the middle of Mill Street and then retrieving them.
- An attempt to steal a vacuum cleaner was reported in the 4000 block of Broadway last Wednesday. Someone said street needed cleaning.
- Four chrome valve stems were reportedly stolen off of vehicle on King Avenue last Wednesday.
- An oil cooler line was reportedly cut on a vehicle in the 5000 block of Transit Road Friday.
- A motorist reportedly drove off without paying for approximately $3 worth of gasoline in the 5000 block of Genesee Street last Thursday.
- A three-foot high, hand-carved Hawaiian Tiki figurine was reportedly stolen from the front lawn of a home on Summit Street overnight Wednesday.
- Approximately $175, six coupons for car washes and flashlight inscribed with ``Property of General Motors''were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the 2000 block of Walden Avenue last Wednesday.
- A motorist reported a vehicle driving erratically with a man in the trunk on George Urban Boulevard Friday. Police stopped the vehicle, and were told by the driver that he was returning from a bar and he didn't have room for everyone in his vehicle, so one of the passengers was placed in the trunk. Police warned the driver about ``his poor judgment in allowing someone to ride in his trunk'' and was released.
- Police Blotter #9
- A raccoon was trapped in a doghouse. The dog kept barking, resulting in a complaint.
- A boyfriend and girlfriend caused a disturbance on Main Street.
- A strange acting skunk was reported.
- Security at a Ridge Road home improvement store charged a suspect with attempting to steal cabinet knobs.
- A customer at an Orchard Park Road supermarket was charged with larceny after an employee observed her switching the price tags on lobster tails and steak.
- Employees of an Orchard Park Road supermarket stopped a customer attempting to shoplift frozen shrimp.
- Foaming brushes were reported stolen from two bays at a North America Drive car wash.
- A Depew man was charged with larceny when he was allegedly seen switching a price tag from a bag of shrimp onto a package of lobster, a price difference of approximately $25.
- A Depew teen, who had been throwing rocks at a loose dog, according to police, accidentally threw a rock at a vehicle, damaging a window.
- A physical harassment was reported in the 4000 block of Transit Road. The victim told police the suspect had two books and a pair of ballerina shoes that he refused to return.
- A ladder was reportedly stolen on Terrace Boulevard.
- A vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole and an ``Adopt a Highway'' sign at Walden Avenue and Ransom Road.
- A Lancaster man was charged with larceny for allegedly attempting to steal a $3.29 pack of heartburn pills on Transit Road.
- An injured woodchuck was reported on Big Tree Road.
- Youths reportedly shot a goose with paintballs on Lakewood Drive.
- An aluminum ladder reportedly caused a road hazard on Route 219 Northbound.
- A St. Johns Avenue resident returned home to find all the lights on. A television and stereo were missing.
- Two half gallons of ice cream were taken from a Highland Avenue address.
- A rear door was stolen from a van on Military Road.
- A caller reported a white car that had gone through a red light at Millersport Highway and North Forest Road.
- On Paradise Road, a resident reported a number of cars playing loud music in a nearby parking lot. No cars were found to have been playing music when police arrived.
- Five kids were reported to be shooting off fireworks on Labelle Terrace.
- A driver on Maple Road reported that another motorist had spit on her car for driving at the posted speed limit.
- Ten cases of beer were reported stolen from a store on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
- A man was arrested for criminal mischief after hitting a car with his bicycle on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
- Two people were arrested for violating a town noise ordinance after playing loud music on Kenville Road in Cheektowaga.
- Someone reportedly tipped over a planter and damaged a tree on Nadine Drive.
- Police Blotter #8
- A complainant on Maple Road called to report kids in the next-door neighbor's garage who were playing loud music.
- There was a container filled with a family of baby ducks onTransit Road. The SPCA was called.
- A Hobnail Drive resident asked to see police regarding the many, many rabbits in the backyard.
- Someone on Dodge Road was delivering papers and driving on the wrong side of the road.
- A worker dispute involving a former employee putting a potato in the tailpipe of a car belonging Wales Center woman was reported on Route 20A.
- Suspicious footprints leading to a garage on Sycamore Streetwere reported to authorities. Nothing was missing.
- A resident reported annoying phone calls. Police to look into.
- Missing bedding was reported at a local hotel. Found person sleeping outside.
- A concrete truck was taken from Idlewood Drive. Police said easy to find.
- Seven pairs of underpants were taken from the laundry on Raintree Island. All had names on them and days of the week.
- A portable police radio was reportedly stolen in the 6000 block of Transit Road. Police later located a van with the six people suspected of taking the radio.
- Two sticks were placed on the hood of a vehicle (not sure why) and a rock was thrown at it, causing a small dent below the driver's side window on Biscayne Drive.
- A Lancaster man reportedly tried to steal a pair of jeans from a store on Broadway by trying them on and leaving the store. When stopped by the store owner, the suspect reportedly left the pants behind and fled the store. He later called and told the owner he wanted to ``make good on the pants,'' and when he returned, police were waiting, and charged him with petit larceny.
- Two vending machines, which had been reported stolen, were found in a home on Donna Lea.
- A sump pump cover was reportedly stolen in the 3000 block of Walden Avenue.
- A Lancaster teen was charged with petit larceny after he was allegedly caught stealing a roll of film in the 5000 block of Broadway. He was later turned over to his mother.
- A picnic table bench was reportedly used to break a windshield in the 2000 block of George Urban Boulevard last Thursday. Table returned before lunch.
- A set of floor mats and a hand-held vacuum cleaner were reportedly stolen on Broadway.
- An eight-foot tall sign, shaped like an ice cream cone, was stolen in the 5000 block of Transit Road. Police looking for "drippings" along the street to find sign.
- Firefighters were called to remove a cat from a tree on Antionette Drive.
- A pocket laser was reportedly stolen on Gunnville Road last Wednesday.
- An old claw foot tub that had been put in the front of a yard was taken on Elm Place.
- Several 2x4s with nails were reportedly stolen on Cowing Street.
- Officers charged a West Seneca woman with disorderly conduct after she began to loudly swear at them when asked to leave the West Seneca Town Hall area. They had been called to the parking lot to make her move her SUV, which was intentionally blocking her ex-boyfriend's vehicle.
- Overnight, the ``welcome'' flag was allegedly stolen from Seneca Pointe Apartments, Orchard Park Road. Police patroling the area for flag.
- An employee of Rose Bowl Lanes, Harlem Road, reported two customers left without paying for $25.20 in games played.
- The manager of a Ridge Road discount store reported holeswere punched in number laundry detergent containers and syrup bottles, and the liquid that leaked from the containers damaged nearby cereal boxes. The culprits also squirted mustard on some toys.
- West Seneca police charged a Buffalo man with disorderly conduct after the man, when asked to leave a Harlem Road residence at 6:30 a.m., swore at the officer and used ``a hand sign to help in the understanding of his verbalization.''
- A caller reported to police that they had just witnessed a cat being hit by a car. The person then called back to report that they too had run over the cat, which then reportedly limped away.
- The cleaner at Willow Ridge School on Willow Ridge Drive called in to report that they heard footsteps on the roof of the school.
- A group of kids were playing in a large amount of garbage that was left in front of a resident's house on Glenhaven Drive.
- A woman living on Taverly Drive called in to report that she heard something making noise in her basement.
- Police Blotter #7
- A worker dispute involving a former employee putting a potato in the tailpipe of a car belonging to a Wales Center woman was reported on Route 20A.
- Suspicious footprints leading to a garage on Sycamore Street were reported to authorities. Nothing was missing.
- A resident reported annoying phone calls.
- Missing bedding was reported at a local hotel.
- Misuse of a credit card was reported.
- A pop machine was tampered with.
- Eight rings were reported stolen. Found a clerks hand in same store.
- A concrete duck was taken from Idlewood Drive.
- Seven pairs of underpants were taken from the laundry on Raintree Island. Size not reported.
- A portable police radio was reportedly stolen in the 6000 block of Transit Road Friday. Amherst police later located a van with the six people suspected of taking the radio.
- Two sticks were placed on the hood of a vehicle and a rock was thrown at it, causing a small dent below the driver's side window on Biscayne Drive Saturday.
- A Lancaster man reportedly tried to steal a pair of jeans from a store on Broadway by trying them on and leaving the store. When stopped by the storeowner, the suspect reportedly left the pants behind and fled the store. He later called and told the owner he wanted to ``make good on the pants,'' and when he returned, police were waiting, and charged him with petit larceny.
- Two vending machines, which had been reported stolen, were found in a home on Donna Lea Saturday. Candy all gone though.
- A sump pump cover was reportedly stolen in the 3000 block of Walden Avenue.
- A Lancaster teen was charged with petit larceny after he was allegedly caught stealing a roll of film in the 5000 block of Broadway. He was later turned over to his mother.
- A picnic table bench was reportedly used to break a windshield in the 2000 block of George Urban Boulevard.
- A set of floor mats and a hand-held vacuum cleaner were reportedly stolen on Broadway last Tuesday. Found a clean car down the street.
- Officers charged a West Seneca woman with disorderly conduct after she began to loudly swear at them when asked to leave the West Seneca Town Hall area. They had been called to the parking lot to make her move her SUV, which was intentionally blocking her ex-boyfriend's vehicle.
- Overnight, the ``welcome'' flag was allegedly stolen from Seneca Pointe Apartments, Orchard Park Road.
- An employee of Rose Bowl Lanes, Harlem Road, reported two customers left without paying for $25.20 in games played.
- The manager of a Ridge Road discount store reported holes were punched in number laundry detergent containers and syrup bottles, and the liquid that leaked from the containers damaged nearby cereal boxes. The culprits also squirted mustard on some toys.
- A caller reported to police that they had just witnessed a cat being hit by a car. The person then called back to report that they too had run over the cat, which then reportedly limped away. Patrol 2 dispatched.
- The cleaner at locla school called to report that they heard footsteps on the roof of the school. Found a rabbit.
- A group of kids were playing in a large amount of garbage that was left in front of a resident's house on Glenhaven Drive.
- A woman living on Taverly Drive called in to report that she heard something making noise in her basement. Was her son having a party, all ok.
- Police Blotter 3/14/01
- A Delaware Avenue resident was trapped in her apartment because the door was stuck shut. Patrol 9 pushed the door open.
- Youths were reportedly tossing snowballs at a vehicle on Delaware Avenue. They were gone when police arrived but found the colored snowballs.
- West Seneca police officers found a vehicle parked in the street partially crushing a Briarhill Drive resident's trash and lawn. The owner, another Briarhill resident, said the car rolled down the hill because he accidentally left it in neutral. He also admitted to owning marijuana found in the vehicle. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and made to move the car.
- A Larsen Lane resident reported an unknown person threw a tree branch into his winterized pool, ripping the liner and cover and causing the water to drain.
- A loose dog was reportedly terrorizing the neighborhood on Lakeview Avenue and two men were seen chasing it with baseball bats.
- Suspicious persons were reported on Abbott Road, however it turned out to be just three snowmobilers waving down traffic because their vehicles had broken down.
- Axle grease was reportedly smeared on a windshield and door handles, and plastic was reportedly put on the windshield wipers and exhaust pipes on a vehicle on Hawley Avenue.
- An Irish flag was reportedly found in a front yard on Squirrel Run Sunday.
- A live squirrel was found in the basement of an Amherst resident's home. Patrol returned squirrel to the woods.
- Twelve kids were reported to be trying to steal things from cars in a parking lot off Niagara Falls Boulevard. They were setting off the car alarms.
- A man was hit in the head with a beer bottle at a party on Highland Drive. Sent man home.
- Girl reported seeing a window move up and down and a chair moving. Patrol 6 reported kids playing joke on sister.
- Resident reported his car being moved without permission my neighbor. Patrol 2 reported girlfriend took car for a ride and moved it.
- Police Blotter 2/28/01
- A possum was destroyed by patrol in a backyard. The homeowner reported the possum acting aggressively. Like standing on their back feet and smiling.
- Two golf clubs were reported stolen from a Wehrle Drive golfing establishment. Resident called in two blocks west seeing someone riding them down the street in a race.
- A Midway resident reported a ``suspicious looking'' fox in a field behind their home. The resident worried that it might chasing rabbits.
- A person reportedly accidentally discharged a weapon sending a bullet through the wall of their neighbor's Lake Avenue residence.
- A mattress caused a road obstruction on Route 20. Someone might be sleeping on it.
- In a sub shop on Main Street, a grown man was throwing food and ``being disrespectful.''
- An Allenhurst Road resident reported hearing a stomping noise in the backyard. Police found that a gutter had fallen -off the house.
- A wolf or a very big, big dog was feeding off a dead deer on Cottonwood Drive.
- A white Toyota was seen driving westbound from Youngs Road on Sheridan Drive. The drivers hood was reported to be up and did not seem to know it.
- Officers charged a West Seneca resident with driving with a suspended or revoked registration because the plates were suspended four days earlier due to an insurance lapse.
- A Camelot Drive resident who reported the water level was going down in his swimming pool found a small hole in the back of the pool wall. The pool cover was also damaged by ice and the dip in the water level, causing a total of$1,350 in damages. Police could not help.
- A person or people wrote ``OP rules'' on a doorway at East Aurora High School.
- A Delaware Avenue resident called police because a note had been slid under the door and was afraid to pick it up. Thought it might be a bomb. It was a note and money that a neighbor owed the resident. Police reported no bomb, called of the dogs.
- Police responded to an alarm of fire. The alarm was set off by an air freshener.
- Approximately $50 was reportedly stolen by a ``quick change artist'' Sunday, Feb. 4 on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
- A woman allegedly stole a vacuum cleaner from a French Road, Cheektowaga, store on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
- A Michael Avenue, Sloan, house was reportedly hit with paint balls on Thursday, Feb. 15. The paint was strawberry in taste.
- A Cheektowaga woman was charged with petit larceny after allegedly stealing cold medicine and a package of micro-cassettes on Dick Road last Wednesday.
- Three propane tanks were reportedly stolen from camper trailers in the 5000 block of Transit Road Friday. They were empty.
- A women's shirt, a gallon of windshield washer fluid, two quarts of oil and a Back Street Boys CD were reported stolen from a vehicle on Sixth Avenue last Tuesday.
- New Police Blotter 2/12/01
- A missing child was located at the playground at McDonald's.
- A suspicious male waving at vehicles was reported on Ransom Road. He is just a friendly guy, patrol reported.
- Mud was reported on Stahley Road.
- A Hillcrest Drive resident reported seeing a man in a dark coat walk out of his garage, which the owner had left open at 9:15 p.m. The resident closed the door after the incident, but found it open again at 5:15 a.m. Nothing was reported missing.
- The owner of a Seneca Street business reported two extension ladders with ladder extensions worth approximately $700 were removed from his property overnight.
- A Lancaster teen was charged with petit larceny after he was caught attempting to steal two bottles of beer in his pants in the 4000 block of Broadway.
- A 40-foot extension ladder, scrap storm doors and scrap radiators were reportedly stolen from a junkyard in the 6000 block of Genesee Street.
- Officers spotted a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the median on Sheridan Drive.
- A Dellwood Avenue resident called police because it sounded like someone was tearing apart the basement. Nothing was disturbed in the basement.
- A suspicious person with a vehicle was reported at West Herr Dodge. After a brief investigation by patrols however, it was determined that the subject was just car shopper.
- An injured rabbit was reported on Timberlake Drive. Backup called!
- Police Blotter 1/26/01
- A suspicious vehicle was reported; the person was waiting for a friend.
- A landlord told deputies his tenants on are ``partying a lot.''
- Intoxicated individuals were reported on Main Street. Five boxes of men's underwear were stolen from a store on Transit Road.
- An employee at a Seneca Street service station reported a customer left without paying for $19.50 in gasoline. The attendant called the police again at about an hour later because the subject returned and paid for the purchase.
- Overnight, the Pepsi-Cola vending machine in front of a Mineral Springs Road store was broken into and an unknown amount of cash removed. The neighboring Coca-Cola machine was untouched.
- An unknown female suspect allegedly stole clothing from a Mineral Springs Road self-service laundry.
- A wallet was allegedly removed from the cart of a customer at an Orchard Park Road supermarket while she was ``distracted, chasing her children in the store.''
- Between Jan. 9-13, five flood lights worth $800 were allegedly stolen from three bays at a North America Drive car wash.
- Approximately $700 in lawn furniture was stolen from a locked storage bin outside an Orchard Park Road business.
- A Hiler Avenue resident thought the door lock had been tampered with. The lock had shifted and would not open. The resident had to seek assistance from a locksmith.
- A suspicious person was reported waiting in a vehicle on Argonne Drive. ``Santa Claus'' was waiting for his grandson.
- Three-feet lawn ornaments of Mr. and Mrs. Claus were taken from a lawn on Stillwell Avenue.
- A complaint was reported that a highway plow took down a mailbox on Edgewater Drive. They it every time reported. Will install steel rod next. Let highway dept. know.
- Larceny of sleeping pills was reported on Countryside Lane.
- A car was reportedly damaged by a falling icicle while parked in a village parking lot on the 4000 block of North Buffalo Road.
- A loud ``horrible'' noise was reported to be coming from abasement on the 7000 block of Reserve Road. However it stopped when patrols arrived and the cause is unknown.
- A front (not a back) license plate was reported lost since sometime in November.
- A concerned citizen reported that a man was drinking beer in a store's parking lot on North Buffalo Road. The subject then admitted to patrols that in fact he was drinking beer in his vehicle.
- Larceny of a cardboard box containing Dr. Jolls' old medical instruments was reported at the historical South Buffalo Street homestead.
- Approximately 24 pounds of dog food and 25 pounds of cat litter was reportedly stolen on Penora Street. Patrol looking for big dog and cat!
- A suspect broke into a soap dispenser and a laundry bag dispenser and stole approximately $50 in change from a Laundromat on Broadway. The suspect also threw water on the television.
- Police Blotter 12/27/00
- A store reported that a man tried to walk out with a cart full of candy.
- A paper bag was reported on fire on Woodland Drive.
- Children were reportedly throwing snowballs at cars off the roof of Snowflake Creamery on West Quaker Street.
- Three reindeer were reportedly removed overnight from a front yard on Briar Hill Road. A neighbor then found the damaged reindeer lying in the street the next day.
- A pair of pants was reportedly taken from an unlocked locker in the men's locker room of Orchard Park High School.
- A woman reportedly chased a man with a snowblower, eventually covering the man with snow, on Argus Drive.
- A lawn mower and a snow blower were reportedly stolen from a garage on Simme Road.
- An Orchard Park Road car dealership reported 77 safety and emissions inspection stickers and 43 safety inspection stickers were stolen over the weekend.
- A Princess Lane resident reported the lock of his vehicle's trunk was popped open overnight, but the vehicle was not damaged and nothing appeared missing.
- A Cheryl Road resident reported the spare tire was removed from his vehicle between Nov. 10-Dec. 8 while the vehicle was parked in his driveway.
- Patrol officers charged a Tops, Orchard Park Road, customer for shoplifting after employees reported the man allegedly tried to leave the store with four live lobsters without paying for them.
- Two Buffalo men tried to remove seven PlayStation games from Ames, Seneca Street, by scanning their security tags, returning them to the shelves and taking them from the store later.
- A Westgate Road resident reported seeing flames coming from a chimney.
- Two people were reportedly found in a Dumpster on Military Road looking for scraps of metal.
- A Tremaine Avenue resident called police claiming the tap water smelled like gasoline. The resident unknowingly had kerosene on his hands.
- Two people were reportedly driving an ATV on village streets.
- A customer was reportedly sleeping at a counter on Delaware Avenue. The customer was wakened by police officers, paid the bill and left.
- A loose dog was reported on Victoria Boulevard. The dog was captured and returned to St. Paul's rectory.
- A Tremaine Avenue resident called police because a package was found wrapped like a Christmas gift was found on the porch with a wire sticking out.
- A youth reportedly grabbed a 12-pack of Labatt Blue from a store on Sheridan Drive. The 12-pack was located and returned to the store.
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· A baby was reportedly crying in a garage on Elmwood Avenue. A closer look revealed two cats in the garage.
· A large pig was reportedly loose in the backyard of a house on Chestnut Ridge Road.
· A loose ostrich was reported running through the fields at Hunts-Corners Road.
· Deputies helped round up a loose cow on Clarence Center Road. Called for backup.
· A dog got into a neighbor's house on Hunting Valley South while the neighbor was away. Dog can't get out. Who has key?
· Troopers responded to a panic alarm at a Transit Road business. The clerk didn't know what the button under the counter was for; the clerk pushed it, activating the alarm.
· A caller told troopers a restaurant's doors were locked when the restaurant was supposed to be open.
· A man was bitten on his ring finger by a mouse while he was working on the Route 219 construction.
· Phone books were reported to be on fire in the middle of Lakeridge Drive. As a result a circle four feet in diameter was burned into the road.
· Cone bandits were reported to have rearranged traffic cones on Armor Duells Road.
· A reusable camera was reported found in front of the town hall on South Buffalo Street.
· A pigeon was reported to be coughing up yellow ``stuff'' and proceeded to die next to a house on Murphy Road.
· Town employees activated an alarm when they opened a bathroom door without turning off the alarm first.
· Get me the police now...A couple was ``arguing about a male's vulgar mouth" on Xavier Drive.
· A possible intoxicated driver turned out to be an elderly individual who was ``not concentrating.''
· Deputies assisted a Shimerville Road resident with a leaky washing machine.
· A caller told police someone threw something out of a car window on Tonawanda Creek Road. Troopers located the vehicle and ``it was determined the item was organic in nature.''
· Approximately $1,000 was reported stolen from a kitchen cork board on Aurora Street.
· Beer was reportedly stolen from a locked refrigerator in a garage on Muskingum Street. The victim told police food and meat were also in the refrigerator, but was not taken.
· A bat was reported in a church on Delaware Avenue. Caller wants Batman called.
· A man was reportedly slumped over in a moving car on Colvin Boulevard.
· A front of a home was reportedly splattered with eggs, cole slaw and spaghetti sauce on Parker Boulevard.
· A raw egg in paper was reportedly set on fire on Sheridan Drive.
· A car was reportedly covered with peanut butter and toilet paper on Washington Avenue.
· A seven-month-old puppy ran into the owner on Stillwell Avenue causing a laceration on the owner's temple.
· A person had one foot caught in the spokes on a bicycle on Washington Avenue.
· A man was reportedly laying down near a pay phone on Delaware Avenue taking a nap. The man was waiting for the bank to open.
· Someone knocked on a door and left a bag of cans on a porch on Shimerville Road.
· A neighbor dispute was reported on Bridlewood Drive South. Wind blew one resident's garbage on to a neighbor's back lawn.
· A dog in a vehicle on Transit Road would not let his owner get back into the vehicle.
· People on Clarence Center Road were ``cutting through a farmer's land and spooking the cattle, causing the cattle to run through a fence and into the roadway.'' Call a cowboy please to get my cattle back.
· Three pop vending machines, worth approximately $2,400, were reported missing from a hotel on Freeman Drive last week.
· A projection room of a Transit Road movie theater was reportedly struck with paint balls.
· A school bus driver reported seeing a naked man standing behind a glass door on Legion Parkway.
· A 12-pack of beer and a stick of beef jerky was reportedly stolen in the 4000 block of Broadway.
· A golf ball reportedly damaged a storm door window and a wicker sofa in an enclosed porch on Robert Drive.
· A Depew woman, reportedly trying to avoid a traffic stop, pulled into a driveway on Hall Road and struck two bushes and caused minor lawn damage.
· Two teens admitted to police they broke a stone statue and stole the head from it from behind a Transit Road business.
· A Lancaster man was charged with petit larceny and trespassing on Central Avenue after being found by police hiding in a drum with toner residue.
· A Cheektowaga woman was charged with petit larceny after reportedly attempting to steal bagels, muffins and donuts on Transit Road.
· A mailbox was reportedly smashed by a baseball bat on Erie Street. A nearby resident said they heard a car screeching by and someone yelling ``Yee Haa.''
· A Williamsville resident reported someone stole her purse, which contained $600 cash, from the back of her chair while she was at a Union Road restaurant. The victim later reported that the purse was not actually stolen but had been secured by her friend after she noticed it unattended.
· A Kirkwood Drive resident reported that while he was in the checkout line at an Orchard Park Road supermarket, he was asked by the cashier to lend his shopper's card to another customer. When the victim refused, another shopper called him an obscene name and said ``I'll see you outside.'' The victim notified management and was escorted to his car.
· A Dauer Drive resident reported he had been receiving harassing phone calls from a tape recording of a female voice for adult services. The calls were coming between 1-5 a.m. When he received his phone bill, there were charges for $69.65 and $51.74 to a phone in West Palm Beach, Fla. The victim said he never made phone calls to that number.
· Two people were reportedly sleeping at a curb on Tremaine Avenue.
· Youth were reportedly putting glass bottles on top of a barricade and shooting hockey pucks at them on Wardman Road. The youth cleaned up the mess and were sent on their way.
· Bags of garbage were taken from a dumpster and were spilled on the ground on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
· A large rodent was apprehended near Delaware Avenue. Might be a person.
·A driver fell asleep in a car on Military at Sheridan with a foot on the brake.
· A pet iguana and items were missing from a home on Tremaine Avenue. Wearing bells if you hear them.
- From the Sheriff's report: "First Aid, Transit Road, pain in the neck, cleared."
- Troopers checked on the welfare of a Trailing Drive resident. He told troopers he was OK and his family overreacted.
- A woman at a Transit Road restaurant told troopers someone tampered with her car. The investigation revealed it wasn't the woman's car; hers was a few parking spaces over.
- Someone reported smelling smoke in the area of Goodrich and Clarence Center. Troopers didn't smell anything.
- A dog was tied to a dead deer on Stage road.
- Eggs and potatoes were thrown at a house and car on Shimerville Road.
- A vehicle break-in was reported on Harlem Road. A stereo and compact disc player was stolen. The dashboard sustained damage.
- A Union Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with $5 in merchandise.
- A West Seneca man reported that an unknown person stole his pager and $20 cash from his vehicle which was parked in a Seneca Street gas station parking lot.
- A Meyer plow valued at $200 was stolen from an Orchard Park Road business lot.
- A newspaper vending box on Union Road was broken into and$20.50 in cash stolen.
- Patrol helped a Princeton Place woman shut off her stove.
- A Summit Avenue woman refused to answer her telephone and door. She told police she does not want to talk to her daughter.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported along Taylor Road. It turned out to be a photographer taking pictures for a local newspaper.
- Two large boxes containing plastic flower pots and plant starters were removed from along Route 219.
- At least 68 hubcaps were stolen from a Southwestern Boulevard auto dealership.
- An Elmwood Avenue resident reported a sofa stuck in her doorway of her apartment.
- A man reported a change machine at the ROBO Wash emptied Vegas style'' when he put $1 in it. The man turned over$76.25 to the police.
- A reported 11-year-old Amherst runaway actually was attending a school basketball game.
- Amherst police officers assisted a North French Road mother in getting her 13-year-old son to go to school.
- Customers in a Transit Road store in Amherst reported a heavyset white woman wandering the store talking to herself about guns.
- An Eggert Road, Amherst resident complained about the dog from the home behind him leaving its droppings in his yard.
- Two men reported they were harassed by another man at7-Eleven on Sheridan Drive. The man was blowing them kisses then made obscene finger gestures to them.
- A man reportedly caused a disturbance by honking his horn on Evergreen Place.
- Cement benches were reported taken from St. Luke's Church on Maryvale Drive.
- An ''unruly, intoxicated female'' refused to leave the lobby of the EconoLodge on Transit Road.
- A Millersport Highway resident called police to say that something ''with a lot of lights'' was in front of her house, and perhaps someone needed assistance. It was a tow truck assisting another tow truck.
- A Lisa Lane homeowner told deputies a suspicious container in the attic was ticking. Deputies discovered the container held a lawn sprayer. They did not hear the ticking sound.
- A Goodrich Road resident told troopers a man was staring at him through his window. The man was right on the other side of the glass. Troopers checked the perimeter of the residence and found no footprints in the snow. Troopers went back into the residence and checked the window. Upon looking into the window they noticed their reflection. They asked the homeowner to do the same and after doing so, he appeared startled. It was his own reflection he had reported to the police as being a prowler.
- A Broadway supermarket reported a man was seen putting cassette tapes down the front of his pants. He then tried to purchase soft drinks and was apprehended by security. He told security he would just pay the fines as usual; however, the police were notified and he was held until officers arrived.
- A Cheektowaga woman told police that when she returned to her car after seeing a movie at a Transit Road theater, she saw that a vehicle had been pushed into hers. That vehicle had apparently been hit by a third vehicle which was no longer present.
- A snowball fight was reported along Iroquois Drive.
- A Carriage Drive man said his neighbor threatened to murder him. The neighbor opted to take his medication.
- A husband picked up his drunken wife from a bar along Route20.
- A suspicious envelope inside the town clerk's office turned out to be an activated paging device. The apparatus was promptly removed and returned to the town supervisor.
- Harassment was reported when ``dog poop'' was reportedly thrown at a Pendennis Place hair salon.
- An intoxicated male fell off of a bar stool at a Walden Avenue bowling alley and allegedly spit in the face of a paramedic who tried to help him.
- A vehicle break-in was reported on Harlem Road. A stereo and compact disc player were stolen. The dashboard sustained damage.
- A Union Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with $5 in merchandise.
- A West Seneca man reported that an unknown person stole his pager and $20 cash from his vehicle which was parked in a Seneca Street gas station parking lot.
- Twenty orange construction cones were removed from a construction site on Center Road by an unknown person.
- A Jolly Green Giant lawn ornament was stolen from the front yard of a Schultz Road resident.
- A concrete lion was taken from a Pearl Street business. Also missing is the top of a concrete pagoda.
- Two youths were reported placing cats in a garbage can and throwing it up in the air on Springfield Drive in Cheektowaga.
- The windshield of a Giblin Drive resident was smashed with a brown plastic mailbox attached to a stand.
- A Kenmore man reported damage to his vehicle while he attended a wedding reception on Orchard Park Road. The hood and quarter panels were dented by unknown persons.
- A Phyllis Drive resident reported a compact disc player, 40 compact discs and a pair of sunglasses stolen from his vehicle.
- An intoxicated male was reported yelling at his neighbor while he took out the garbage on Curtiss Street in Cheektowaga.
- An ornamental pear tree at a Marycrest Lane residence was damaged when an unknown person snapped off the main branch of the tree.
- A patron of Wimbledon Lanes reported that someone removed all four hubcaps from his vehicle while he was inside.
- A pair of sunglasses valued at $150 and a cell phone were stolen from a vehicle parked at a Seneca Street tavern.
- On French Lea, a set of wicker lawn furniture and cushions were taken by unknown persons.
- A low-flying airplane was reported.
- A suspicious person at a gas station was the manager opening the store.
- A person was taken to the hospital following a fight over Chinese food.
- Children playing with a phone on Strickler Road dialed 911.The mother was in the shower at the time.
- A person told police he saw his vehicle at a pool hall while it was supposed to be at a repair shop. Deputies called there pair shop.
- Troopers checked Transit Road for a possible intoxicated driver. The driver was not intoxicated but just a little tired from his cross-country journey.
- Troopers investigated a report of a Trailing Drive resident "streaking" through the neighborhood. The investigation revealed that the streaker wasn't completely naked; he was wearing sneakers.
- A Martin Road resident was attacked by a cat.
- Troopers received a report of a foul odor coming from the rear of a Woodside Drive residence; troopers discovered a skunk was responsible.
- Troopers investigated a report of a broken window; the damage was caused by a bird striking the window.
- Troopers responded to an Old Goodrich Road address to disperse a group of 20 youths who were annoying horses jewelry.
- A Willowcrest resident reported that an unknown person let the air of the tires of his vehicle and broke his sunglasses. The vehicle was unlocked at the time.
- A Heather Hill Drive resident reported her home was vandalized when an unknown person splattered dye from a Bingo dabber on the outside.
- A screen door was damaged at a Clinton Street business overnight by unknown persons. Several floodlights around the main office were unscrewed and missing. Total damage estimate is $320.
- Stereo equipment and approximately 150 compact discs were taken from a vehicle parked on Mineral Springs Road.
- Three lawn chairs were taken from the rear deck of a Wimbledon Court residence.
- A Collins Avenue resident reported a vehicle break in. Stereo equipment and clothing were taken.
- A Ridge Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with $100.16in merchandise.
- A Westgate resident reported the theft of a trailer and A TV valued at $2,900.
- A Center Road resident reported that vandals had damaged her vehicle by scratching with an unknown object.
- A bicycle was stolen from a Norma residence.
- A Tampa Drive resident reported an attempted theft of a car dolly. Hacksaw marks were discovered on the chain which secured it.
- A Dirkson Avenue resident reported that culprits had broken the mirror off his vehicle parked on the street. The cost to replace the mirror is $17.
- A Hillview Drive resident reported a vehicle break in. About$700 worth of stereo equipment was taken.
- An Allendale Road resident reported that someone had Two Laurelton Court residents reported that their vehicles had been ransacked by unknown persons. Loose change, a pair of driving gloves and a radar detector were among the items reported missing.
- A 32-year-old West Seneca man was arrested for shoplifting a watch and battery with a combined value of $7.50 from a Union Road retail store.
- A Benson Avenue resident reported that someone had hammered a 4-inch nail into the tire of her vehicle.
- An unknown person removed the tail gate of a Ransier Roadresident's Chevy truck.
- The wallet of a Buffalo man was found lying in the street on South Avenue. The wallet had been reported stolen. It contained no money when found.
- An abandoned vehicle was found at an automobile glass shop on Lein Road. The vehicle was towed. Attempts to contact the owner were not successful.
- A Round Trail resident reported a vehicle break in. A large bar of Irish Spring soap, valued at $1, was taken.
- A candy machine was stolen from Dunn Tire. The machine is valued at $295. Also missing are the candy inside valued at$65 and $55 in quarters.
- A confused woman was found wandering around the produce section of a Michael Road store.
- A group of youths were observed rocking a Jeep back and forth along North Freeman Road.
- Loose cows were reported along Powers Road.
A Hillside Avenue caller said children in a nearby yard were making a lot of noise.
- A Benning Road resident was bit by a horse.
- A large party was reported at a Milestrip Road home. A set of Buffalo Sabres tickets was stolen.
- A pair of roosters damaged a car parked on North Buffalo Road.
- A Canfield Terrace resident received collect phone calls from a man believed to be in prison.
- An elderly man was observed preaching the gospel on a North Lake Drive bridge.
- Suspects in their early teens were throwing ears of corn at cars driving down Tonawanda Creek Road.
- Buffalo Police reported sighting a delivery truck with a car battery on the roof, possibly dropped from an overpass. The truck was eastbound from the city on Main Street
- A suspicious person came into a party at a Maple Road house,drank, ate and had a good time. But when asked by the resident who he was, the man left.
- A Brompton Road resident who has a decorative skunk on her lawn said she went to pick it up after it was knocked over and found a baby skunk attached to it.
- A Quaker Lake Terrace resident said someone was driving a dune buggy down the street.
- A wallet was found in a Weiss Avenue dumpster.
- An Imperial Drive man said there was a turtle in his garage. Police apprehended the animal and deposited it in GreenLake.
- A pair of sisters on Lakewood Avenue were arguing over who could use the car for the evening.
- A South Buffalo Street caller reported a nude elderly man on a porch in the area.
- A truck with a group of kids in the back drove down South Lincoln Avenue. The caller apparently heard the driver say he was ``too drunk to drive.''
- A bicyclist was observed swerving all over the road along Route 20A and drinking from a vodka bottle. The man was actually drinking water.
- A group of kids on Chestnut Ridge Road were throwing rocks and walnuts into a pool.
- A man covered in mud matching the description of an escaped Ohio prisoner was reported on Maple Road. It was not the escapee and the man was transported to a Sheridan Drive construction site.
- A woman was going door-to-door on Catherine Street asking for money to open her own beauty shop.
- Toilet tissue was strewn throughout a yard and raw meat thrown into a pool on Oakfield.
- A Rocky Point resident called police after a neighbor walked across the caller's property. Deputies asked the neighbor not to do it again.
- Troopers were called to a Transit Road restaurant by a customer who ordered a foot-long hot dog that was only 101/2 inches long after it was cooked.
- A Courier Boulevard resident reported his neighbors are using ventriloquism to send him death threats.
- A Java Center man saw two unknown males inside his vehicle parked a Mineral Springs Road roller hockey arena. The car's radio was taken.
- $4,000 worth of construction supplies was taken from an Indian Church Road construction yard.
- A Seneca Street retailer apprehended two shoplifting suspects who had attempted to leave without paying for a video valued at $13.
- A wallet was taken from a vehicle parked on East Avenue. It contained expired identification and credit cards. Also a set of darts was taken from the vehicle.
- A Walnut Road resident reported tickets to a concert and a sports equipment missing from her vehicle.
- A Barbie and Ken X-Files set was taken from a Union Road retailer. The suspect was apprehended.
- On Wimbledon Lane a vehicle was stolen from the garage. The door had been left open because of the hot weather.
- On South Fisher Road, four Darien Lake tickets and a $5 bill were stolen from a vehicle.
- A Buffalo man was arrested for disorderly conduct after stopping his vehicle in the road and shouting at officers and harassing them.
- A silver and gold tray and a casserole dish and cover were stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot of an Orchard Park Road retailer.
- A Buffalo man was arrested at an Orchard Park Road grocery store after attempting to return a ham for a cash refund that he had taken from the meat department without paying for.
- A Cheektowaga woman reported an attempted purse theft at St.Matthew's cemetery while she was watering plants at a grave site. She turned and noticed a man crouched by her car parked nearby. The passenger door was opened and he was attempting to remove her purse on the seat. When he realized he had been spotted he yelled something at her and ran off.
- A Wichita resident reported that the rear license plate of her vehicle was stolen overnight.
- A stolen vehicle was recovered on Hilbert Avenue. Lackawanna police were notified.
- A Fisher Road resident reported a burglary of her apartment. Entry may have been gained through a kitchen window. A jar of change and cash was taken.
- A Bellwood Avenue resident reported losing his debit card possibly at the Galleria Mall or a Seneca Street retailer.
- On Blossom, several culprits tore down a basketball hoop and attempted to throw it through the front window of the residence. A table in front of the window was overturned and a porcelain fountain was broken.
- A 36-foot extension ladder was removed from a van parked on Wood Lane Avenue.
- A picnic bench valued at $180 was stolen from the backyard of an Emporium residence. The bench was marked underneath with the owner's name and social security number.
- A hit and run was reported at a business parking lot on Harlem Road. Apparently, another vehicle had backed into the car, damaging the rear quarter panel. There were no witnesses to the accident.
- A Seneca Street service station was burglarized. The handset of a cordless phone, $12 in cash and keys to seven vehicles parked in the lot were taken.
- On Bullis Road, unknown persons knocked over a school bus shelter, breaking the window.
- An attempted burglary was reported at a Ganna Court residence. The residents, who were home at the time were sleeping. Footprints were found on the carpet. Nothing appears to be missing.
- A Dorrance resident reported seeing two males in their 20'sor 30's jumping from the bedroom window of his home. A portable stereo had been moved but not taken. Witnesses saw the men leaving the premises. Entry was gained through a kitchen window.
- A West Seneca woman reported her purse stolen after leaving it momentarily on her lawn chair while at Mill Road Park. She later recovered the purse and most of its contents. The cash was missing.
- An Orchard Park Road retailer reported receiving a bomb threat. Numerous prank calls have been reported in the past month, according to the manager.
- Unknown persons egged the Big Dipper Ice Cream stand overnight.
- Patrol settled an argument over a child's birthday on Abbott Road.
- A ``cat for sale'' sign blocked traffic along Stepping Stone Lane.
- An older man who drove up in a brown car urinated on the lawn along Midway Terrace.
- A Harvard Place woman threw dog food at her in-laws' window.
- A plastic patio table and four chair cushions obstructed traffic along Route 20.
- A Butternut Circle resident complained of a farmer in the area plowing his corn field.
- A Colony Court caller asked police to check a neighbor's house because the occupant was out of town and someone pulled in the driveway, men got out of the vehicle and lights in the house were going on and off. Police found it was the resident, who hadn't left town yet.
- A Fairlawn Drive caller said he brought home two strippers to go swimming and they then refused to leave and were bothering his parents. Police transported the women to Bailey Avenue.
- A Ridge Road video store apprehended a shoplifter with a$12.99 video, ``Spawn.''
- A black flower holder pole was stolen from a Covington Drive residence.
- A 1985 Jeep Laredo was stolen from the parking lot of West Senior High.
- A Columbia Parkway resident reported that two five-gallon gasoline tanks were left on her lawn by unknown persons.
- Credit cards, identification cards and cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at a Clinton Street cemetery.
- A Seneca Street automotive business reported that someone stole a battery from a brush chipper brought in for service. The replacement cost is $50.
- On Briarhill Drive, a resident reported finding a white plastic Virgin Mary lawn ornament on her front lawn.
- An unknown person took $200 worth of stuffed animals which were intended as prizes from a booth at the West Seneca Community Days celebration.
- A Seneca Street woman reported that a man, about 60 years old, came to her door on the pretense of receiving her mail by mistake. He handed her the mail and shook her hand, pulling her forward and kissing her. The man weighs about190 pounds, has gray hair and was driving an old pick up truck.
- A wallet was found in a shopping cart of a Transit Road grocery store. Cash, credit cards and personal belongings were inside.
- A Seneca Street resident found a Buffalo Bills alumni golf ring in the parking lot of the Wimbledon Plaza. After attempting to find the owner through the Buffalo Bills organization, the ring was turned over to West Seneca Police.
- A parking lot dispute between two patrons of an Orchard Park Road grocery store ended with one person throwing a 16 ounce soft drink at the other. No injuries were sustained, and no damage to the vehicle was reported.
- A Seneca Street resident reported waking to find someone standing in her bedroom. She screamed and the subject fled. Access to the apartment may have been gained through a window in the kitchen. The screen had been removed.
- A West Seneca woman returned to the parking lot of the Seneca Square Plaza to find her vehicle containing a cell phone and her paycheck missing. The vehicle, a 1996 Jeep Suburban, is valued at $30,000.
- A Bielak Road resident reported concern about signing a solicitor's form. It was found to be Democratic candidates.
- Kids were playing on a paving roller on Chestnut Ridge Road.
- Vandals moved large flower pots in front of a door of a Main Street shop so customers couldn't get in.
- A vehicle struck a bungee cord strung across Dodge Road.
- Troopers checked an alarm at KFC. The trooper responding reports the business was "finger lickin' secure."
- Troopers were sent "on a wild goose chase" when a goose was reported in the roadway.
- Troopers responded to an alarm on Fernleaf Court. An owl flew into a picture window and broke it.
- A fire alarm at a Transit Road restaurant was set off by a cook.
- A caller reported an injured turkey in front of a Tonawanda Creek Road address.
- Troopers checked for a woman on the shoulder of Main Street near Goodrich. She said she was suffering from a stomach virus, refused medical treatment and continued walking.
- Pigs were running in the roadway on North Millgrove.
- Someone reported seeing ``two sick skunks'' on Clarence Center Road.
- Wolcott Road residents reported weird noises and flashing lights.
- A shoplifter was apprehended at a Ridge Road retail establishment after attempting to leave without paying for$180 worth of tools and electronic equipment.
- A tree was discovered uprooted at the Harlem Road playground.
- A window of a Seneca Street office was broken by kids playing ball in the parking lot.
- An Orchard Park Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with$29 worth of items including bottles of ginsana, olive oil and a mango.
- A folder containing personal papers and about $400 in cash was stolen from a shopping cart at a Harlem Road store.
- A Wedgewood resident reported that unknown persons put fireworks inside the mailbox of the residence and ignited them. The mailbox, valued at $20, was damaged.
- A complainant at a Hopkins Road plaza said a handicapped woman was hitting his truck with a cane because he parked ina handicapped spot.
- Youths used a bike rack as a ladder and had a party on the roof of an Eggert Road school.
- A Lakeridge Drive resident said kids were throwing things around his yard.
- A Big Tree Road caller said a large snapping turtle was in the road.
- A ``thank you'' sign was torn down from in front of an East Quaker Street business.
- A group of 30 to 40 girls were throwing bras at cars in front of Orchard Park High School.
- A South Lincoln Avenue caller said a young group of kids outside her home should be in school.
- A suspicious person was reported in the Hillsboro Drive area. It turned out to be someone delivering newspapers.
- A set of two yellow swing sets were stolen from a North Buffalo Road business.
- A large dog attacked cars on Scherff Road.
- An Elmtree Road resident said an 8-year-old child was setting off fireworks in the area.
- A California Road caller found a cellular phone in a nearby dumpster.
- A lamp and chairs were removed from a home under construction on Angle Road.
- A Southwestern Boulevard caller said there was a man in a red car beating his head.
- A Linwood Avenue caller said there was a group of five kids in the area in a car yelling obscenities.
- Kentucky Fried Chicken reported a customer refused to leave the drive-through.
- A citizen reported a woman took wood chips from the Glendale Playground area and put them in her garden.
- Bellevue firefighters responded to an elderly female with chest pains and shortness of breath caused by a male stripper on Hillpine Drive.
- A Big Tree Road woman side swiped the side of a car of an East Aurora woman on Main Street and did not stop for the accident. Officers located the subject who reported she was distracted by birds she purchased which were loose inside her car.
- Four naked men streaked through a Transit Road bowling alley. They also made an appearance at a Transit Road restaurant.
- Two men looking at a car for sale on Ranch Trail reportedly were getting pushy and the caller believed they might be casing the house when one went inside to use the bathroom. Police determined there was actually no problem - the parties bought the car.
- A book bag was stolen from a child while he was eating at a Union Road restaurant with his grandmother.
- A Willowdale residence was burglarized by an unknown person. Antique coins, jewelry, savings bonds and tools were taken.
- Tires and spare tires were stolen from several vehicles at a Union Road car dealership.
- A vehicle parked on Leocrest Court was repeatedly kicked by an unknown person causing scratches and dents to the vehicle. Damage is estimated at $500.
- A Seneca Street retailer apprehended a shoplifter with$14.09 in merchandise.
- A Union Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with $7.96worth of air fresheners.
- On Canterbury, a mailbox was smashed by an unknown person. Damage is estimated at $25.
- An Orchard Park Road grocery store apprehended a shoplifter with $49 in merchandise.
- A Harlem Road grocery store apprehended a shoplifter with$127.64 in merchandise.
- A Durstein resident reported a burglary. A coin collection was taken from the master bedroom. Nothing else appears to be missing.
- A laptop computer was stolen from the transportation office at the West Seneca Developmental Center. There are no suspects at this time.
- A Harlem Road resident reported that a pellet was shot into the front window of the residence.
- A Union Road retailer apprehended a suspected shoplifter who attempted to leave the store without paying for a smoked ham, beef tenderloin and six lobster tails. The total value of the items is $121.
- A disturbance was reported on Clover Place in Cheektowaga after a custody dispute over a dog.
- A vehicle parked on Benson was covered with toilet paper and garbage by an unknown person. Several other vehicles on the street were also reportedly ``toilet papered.''
- An Orchard Park Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with$61.28 of merchandise concealed.
- A larceny was reported after 10 pairs of panties were reported stolen from laundry in the basement of aCheektowaga apartment complex.
- A drunk male fell through a fence on Bennett Road in Cheektowaga.
- A car parked on Mill Road was broken into. An attempt was made to steal the car stereo. A radar detector valued at$150 and a bottle of cologne were taken.
- An Orchard Park Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter with $15.72 in concealed merchandise.
- Suspicious male covered in mud were reported on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
- A woman reported a naked man approached her in the parking lot at Louie's Texas Red Hots on Delaware Avenue.
- A man was arrested at Louie's Texas Red Hots on Delaware Avenue for exposing himself .
- A Lancaster woman reported her wedding ring, valued at $600,was taken from her car by an unknown person. The ring was on the console of the vehicle which was parked in her garage at the time of the incident. A pair of sunglasses, valued at$10, were also smashed into a ball. The sunglasses were taken into evidence.
- A Lancaster man reported that while away, an unknown person entered his backyard and stole a radio and entered his hot tub.
- A Lancaster man reported that an unknown person forced the door of his residence and took several coins and bills valued at $11.
- A man was found sleeping on the sofa in the basement of a Lake Avenue home.
- A man claiming to be from National Fuel attempted to collect payment at an Ellicott Road home.
- An Abbott Road man was upset after his wife changed the locks to their home.
- An elderly man was observed walking in the middle of Lake Avenue.
- A Powers Road woman said she smelled smoke in her home. It turned out to be coming from a wood burning stove.
- Verbatim from the State Police blotter: Troopers responded to the fairway of the 16th hole at Brookfield Country Club for an injured deer. The deer was dispatched at one under par.
- Deputies responded to an automobile accident on Sandridge Road.
- A driver drove into a ditch on Sandridge Road because he was watching deputies handle the automobile accident.
- An employee of an East Robinson Road fitness facility said a competitor was putting up signs on the complainant's poles and trees.
- A caller said all the stop signs on Longmeadow Road were painted black by vandals. However, it turned out to be an illusion created by snow on the signs.
- An Armor Road resident said someone or something threw items on the kitchen floor.
- A Bussendorfer Road woman had patrol check her barn telephone to make sure no one was using it.
- A Depew supermarket reported that a Cheektowaga man shoplifted $26 worth of vitamins and supplements.
- A Williamsville man reported that his vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle in the intersection of Transit and Gould Avenue. The subject vehicle left the scene, but an eyewitness pointed out the suspected vehicle to the victim who pursued it. Officers later determined that the victim trailed the wrong vehicle because said vehicle had no damage and was the wrong color.
- One person was arrested for harassment at the Walden Galleria after he pushed and verbally abused a security guard trying to break up a fight.
- A harassment was reported after a dwelling was hit with paint balls on Temple Drive.
- A neighbor dispute on Princeton Avenue concerned children making faces.
- An Allenhurst Road resident said the noise from an upstairs tenant's vibrating walker was disturbing her. Police reported the noise complaint was unfounded.
- A Parkhurst resident reported her husband was using her credit cards.
- A Delaware Avenue resident reported her cat was stuck in the ceiling.
- A Depew man reported that an unknown person broke into his vehicle while it was parked on Dick Road and stole his handicap sticker.
- A Depew supermarket reported that an employee shoplifted a potato dish he was eating on his break. The subject was charged with petty larceny.
- A Lancaster restaurant reported that an unknown male took a salt shaker valued at $5.
- A Rock Hill, S.C. man reported that an unknown person took a company owned laptop valued at $1,700 while he was passed out in his room at a Transit Road hotel.
- A vehicle reportedly backed into a ditch on Walden Avenue.
- A suspicious person was reported harassing female clerks on Genesee Street.
- A confused male was reported complaining about the mayor and the airport on Montfort Drive.
- Customer trouble was reported on Broadway after a customer gave a clerk a hard time about prices.
- A Bellwood Ave. resident reported a newspaper wagon was stolen. It was later found in the bushes.
- An EMT bag valued at $250 was stolen from the basement of a Harlem Rd. apartment building.
- A Buffalo man reported damage to his airplane from a bullet or slug which was fired into the fuselage.
- An Orchard Park Road grocery store apprehended a shoplifter with 10 videos concealed in a 12-pack pop carton.
- A Colonial Manor Court resident reported that 50 pieces of hardwood logs were stolen from his porch during the night.
- A vehicle parked on Union Road was vandalized by unknown persons; valve system was removed.
- Orchard Park Road grocery store apprehended a West Seneca man with $43 in bulk shrimp.
- An Orchard Park Rd. grocery store apprehended a shoplifter with $58.42 worth of steak.
- A Seneca St. residence was broken into by unknown persons. Nothing was missing except a piece of molding which was removed from the door and taken.
- A cassette tape, and owner's manual valued at $15 was removed from a vehicle parked at a Harlem Road grocery store.
- A Ridge Road retailer apprehended a shoplifter who had stolen electronic pocket pets and batteries valued at $141.
- On Mineral Springs Road, residents reported the theft of a deer lawn ornament valued at $50.
- A Sharon Drive resident reported the theft of two light bulbs from outdoor lights and nameplate from the mailbox stolen.
- Complaints were received about a Shetland Drive resident who strung ropes and bed sheets from the house to the street, completely blocking the sidewalk.
- Coins were thrown at an employee who refused to sell cigarettes to teens at a Millersport Highway store.
- A 13-year-old said he was stranded at a Transit Road store. He arrived at the store by skateboard and was afraid he would be hit if he rode it home. He said his parents weren't home and might be out looking for him. The teen was reunited with his family.
- A youth reportedly set fire to leaves put out at the curb on a Cheektowaga road.
- Cheektowaga police responded to a disturbance between two people over a handicap parking space.
- A young boy admitted to ringing doorbells on Jewett Holmwood Road.
- A Pine Terrace man said someone was in his yard the night before moving his property around.
- A Duerr Road woman said she heard more "bumps in the night."
- A South Buffalo Street caller saw a woman walking down the street in a strange Halloween costume.
- A group of kids on Lake Avenue were observed throwing cans in the street. Police recovered a Pepsi can.
- Hillside Avenue residents complained of a loud moped in the area.
- A note regarding circumcision was found on a car parked on North Buffalo Road.
- A Princeton Place caller said a blind man with a child in the area was believed to be suspicious.
- A person was chased away after attempting to steal a tire on California Road.
- An East Webster Road caller said his dog was going crazy and believes someone is inside his home.
- A car on Abbott Road was "laced" with grapes.
- A Bowen Road resident reported that an ice cream cone was smeared on the windshield of his car. The victim also reported that barbecue sauce had been smeared on his car. Police suspect the same perpetrator in the incidents.
- A spilled bottle of nail polish remover made employees of a Sheridan Drive store feel dizzy. They were evacuated.
- A caller said a device that looked like an explosive was hanging from the bridge at Harlem and Sheridan. Police reported it was an ultrasonic bird repellent.
- A person in Harris Hill called deputies because he does not like "the way kids are picking pumpkins."
- A Cheektowaga dog reported to be barking at a rodent was "advised."
- A man looking for a ride to New York City was reported on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
- A naked man was sleeping in a truck on Meyer Road. He was taken into custody in connection with shoplifting.
- A Springville Road resident reported being pelted with pennies while cooking out.
- A Clarence resident called police because the caretaker of a cemetery was using a leaf blower and some of the leaves landed on the resident's property.
- A Mill Road resident reported that his Sunday newspapers and Pennysavers have been repeatedly removed from his mailbox, while his neighbors' remain intact.
- A volunteer fireman responding to a call in a car struck a volunteer fireman responding to the same call on a bicycle. Injuries were minimal. No charges were filed.
- A Kenmore resident was arrested for attempting to shoplift 10 "Jungle Book" videos from a local supermarket.
- East Aurora police responded to a corn syrup spill on Main Street.
- A Clarence truck driver was forced to make evasive action near the on-ramp to Route 400, resulting in the vehicle's overturning. Engine oil and 33 tons of sand spilled and was cleaned from the roadway.
- A Lancaster man reported that while he was in a Broadway business an unknown person entered his car and removed his radio, CD player, 8 track player, and CDs valued at $350.
- A Lancaster woman reported that an unknown person scattered roofing nails over her driveway. The victim believes it maybe a neighbor because she has received two anonymous letters requesting she take down the chimes she has hanging on her porch because they keep the letter writer awake at night. The victim is going to take the chimes down.
- A caller in Amherst said there were about 15 people in another apartment screaming. Police determined it was an Oriental family singing hymns.
- A report of youths on the roof of a Snyder church/school was received. Police advised the "lovers" they found there.
- Pine Hill firefighters freed a Cheektowaga child whose head was stuck in the turnstile of the Town Park Pool.
- A person took two frozen pizzas from a Broadway, Sloan convenience store without paying for them.
- Cheektowaga police freed a dog stuck in a fence gate in front of a house.
- A sandbox taken from the backyard of a Cheektowaga house was returned.
- A woman said when she was driving in Amherst, a suspicious man in dark clothing with a stocking on his head jumped out of bushes and said he needed a ride to the store.
- A caller in Amherst said a suspicious man trying to get into a residence was acting strangely and looking around to see if anyone was watching. Police determined it was a homeowner who was locked out.
- An Amherst resident said her daughter and a friend who slept over were missing. Police determined the youths got up early and went for a walk.
- A noise complaint was received about a street musician playing the trombone and guitar along Main Street.
- A group of kids playing hockey were told to move for cars.
- A Crescent Drive resident heard doors slamming in his home. It was his son coming home.
- A loose puppy was found and returned to its California Road owners.
- A man was locked out of a Southwestern Boulevard day care center after trying to see his son.
- On Orchard Park Road a "pay" paperbox was reported stolen. The value of the box is estimated at $150, cash $15.
- A Lillis St. resident reported that someone had thrown three eggs at the back of the residence.
- An Orchard Park Road store reported apprehending a shoplifter who had left the store without paying for four videos and five oranges found in his possession.
- On Carla Lane a home under construction was damaged by unknown persons. Holes were punched in the walls, liquid nails were placed on windows and Durobond was dumped into the heat ducts. The cost to repair the damage is estimated to be between $250 and $500.
- A Pine Tree Lane resident reported two golf balls being driven into the residence by unknown persons.
- Two lawn chairs, their cushions and a small table was stolen from outside a Cambridge Avenue residence. Three small shrubs were also pulled out and a propane grill was knocked over.
- A Boncroft Drive resident reported a vehicle break-in. Cologne, $30 in change and a CD changer were taken.
- A box containing artificial nails valued at $300 was stolen from a Clarence woman's vehicle parked at a residence on Main St. Also taken was a camera valued at $300, Ray Bans sunglasses valued at $125, a Super Kiss coupon book, cigarettes, cash, and cell phone accessories.
- On Park Lane, a motorist beeped the horn at a person walking their dog. The pedestrian then struck the vehicle with the dog's leash, reportedly damaging the vehicle.
- A caller in Amherst said a neighbor turned a sprinkler on the complainant's son.
- A vagrant with a shopping cart full of kittens who was sleeping in a shelter at Ellicott Creek Park was routed.
- A Grayton Road resident reported a fire on her front steps which turned out to be a flaming bag of fecal matter.
- A McKinley resident reported an injured bird being eaten by a cat.
- A Porterville Road resident reported the cigarette lighter had been stolen from her car.
- A Pomander Square resident reported two umbrellas had been stolen from his car.
- Troopers investigated an accident on Clarence Center Road.Vehicle one stopped abruptly to avoid a turtle. The driver of car number one said car number two drove into the back end of car number one. The driver of car number two said the driver of car number one stopped to avoid the turtle in the road and then backed up, hitting car number two. Troopers said the turtle was "unable to offer any information."
- Troopers called at a Transit Road business for possible larceny; subjects got to the cash register and had no money. They left without merchandise.
- Troopers observed two suspicious subjects exiting field on Roll Road. Both were arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana. They stated they had been scouting area for a place to plant marijuana seedlings.
- A McKinley Avenue resident reported youths threw a water balloon filled with urine at his front door.
- Police reported a woman fishing for dead fish at the corner of Elmwood and Hamilton. She wanted to turn them over to the Health Department.
- A caller on Schoelles Road said a suspicious man wearing headphones was sitting in a folding chair in front of her house. He told the resident he was checking on traffic conditions. Police verified his story.
- A group was going store-to-store in a Sheridan Drive plaza, biting security tags off items while others distracted employees.
- A Kinsey Avenue resident reported a cat was crying in a neighbor's driveway.
- A Palmer resident reported a collection agency keeps calling her, and she thinks they have the wrong person.
- An Underhill Road resident reported her bicycle was stolen while she was browsing at a local car shop. The suspect returned to the scene of the crime with his parents who made the suspect return the bike to its owner. The suspect revealed he had taken the bike on a dare.
- A suspicious person was observed videotaping a Hillside Avenue resident. When approached, the cameraman fled.
- Three buses parked at a Duerr Road facility were entered overnight. A trio of fire extinguishers and first aid kits were stolen.
- A man wearing no helmet was giving rides to a group of kids on his motorcycle in front of a North Buffalo Street business.
- A man wearing a bra and underwear was reported in a Cheektowaga cemetery.
- Cheektowaga police responding to a disturbance found people throwing water balloons at each other.
- A Snyder resident found pennies scattered around several of her back windows and believed they might be from a prowler.
- A caller reported being approached by a youth with a snake on an Amherst bike path who asked her if she was afraid of it. She said he had also harassed her in the past with snakes.
- A man was arrested for shoplifting four lobster tails from an Orchard Park Road grocery store. He had placed the lobster tails in the trunk of his car when he returned to the store to fill a prescription.
- A Collins Avenue resident reported that four flower pots had been knocked over on the porch. No damage, only dirt spilled.
- A stereo, laptop computer and mail were stolen from a vehicle parked on Tim Tam Street.
- Two lawn chairs were stolen from the porch of a Bosse Lane residence.
- On Deerpath, a paperbox was set on fire. Police responded and extinguished the blaze.
- A Depew woman was arrested for shoplifting $43.29 worth of merchandise from an Orchard Park Road grocery store.
- Someone stole an undetermined amount of peat moss from a California Road business.
- A trio of suspicious men with a U-Haul truck showed up at the door of a Fir Top Drive home.
- A Kent Drive man said his neighbor's dog was loose in his garage again.
- A Deacon Road man said his daughter pushed him around.
- A Wren Avenue man was charged with harassment in the second degree when he spit in a womans's face.
- A Williamsville man reported he was threatened by a Columbia Avenue man who smashed the right rear of the car with a club at a Walden Avenue lot.
- Noxious fumes resulted when a resident of a Main Street apartment mixed two kinds of chemicals to wash a bathtub. The fire department responded to vent the fumes.
- Police received a report of a body on the sidewalk on North Bailey Avenue. They found an individual taking a nap.
- Hot dogs and beer were reported taken from a Cheektowaga convenience store.
- Police told youths to clean off obscenities spray painted on a Cheektowaga house.
- Cheektowaga Police confiscated a blow gun from a Cleveland Drive man.
- Police conducted a "sniff out"' at a Cheektowaga high school, but no contraband was discovered.
- A woman left an Orchard Park Road grocery store, then returned to the store having realized her purse was missing. The purse was not found at the store, and it has not yet been determined whether it was taken from her or left behind by her.
- On Cassimer Street, a lawn mower was stolen from an unlocked garage, although pry marks were discovered on a different door.
- A Ridge Road grocery store apprehended a shoplifter concealing $8.97 in merchandise.
- A car parked at an Indian Church Road business was broken into, nothing taken.
- A Harlem Road grocery store reported a shoplifting in the amount of $2.31, for a pack of cigarettes, by a 39-year-old man.
- An Orchard Park Road grocery store apprehended a shoplifter with $97 cologne.
- Cash amounting to $8 was taken from an unlocked car parked on East and West Road.
- The back window of a Forest Street business was smashed by unknown persons. Unknown if anything was taken.
- Victim had a typewriter and calculator taken from an unlocked gym locker.
- A Hamburg Street business reported a car parked in the parking lot for two days.
- Reporting police officer observed a vehicle following another vehicle at an unsafe distance, honking its horn.
- Victim reports being tailgated down Main Street. She pulled into a parking lot and two subjects jumped out of the car. One jumped on the hood of her car while the other kicked the driver’s side door.
- Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff's Department's Clarence substation assisted a resident in the early morning as they rounded up two llamas. They were lassoed and led back to their pens.
- Patrol took a complaint from a subject who left his vehicle parked at a Main Street car dealership for over a year without permission. Subject states vehicle's now gone; confirmed with the dealership that the vehicle was removed as an abandoned vehicle.
- Callers reported a Great Dane, a German Shepherd and a goat wandering about on Sheridan Drive near Eastern Hills Mall. The animals were not found.
- A woman left her vehicle running while she went into a store on Olean Road. She thought the car was in park and then put the emergency brake on. When she returned from the store, she attempted to release the emergency brake but could not release it. A man released the emergency brake for her but the car was really in reverse.The car rolled backwards. The car door knocked the woman down. It continued to roll across the street and into some bushes. The woman was uninjured.
- Officers observed a car driving in and out of Main Street parking lots. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated.
- A man shoplifted tools from a Grey Street store. The subject stated he had lost his head and took the items.
- A woman claiming to be an upstairs neighbor called the police and said her neighbor had been assaulted by her son. Upon arrival to the home, officers observed what appeared to be blood on the side of the victim's mouth, chin and clothing. The victim stated her son had hit her during an argument. On closer examination the officers noticed that the blood was actually lipstick. Officers spoke with the subject, her son and he stated his mother was always trying to get him in trouble with the police.
- A vehicle parked at a French Lea Road parking lot was damaged by unknown persons. Police were unable to locate and inform the owner at the time the incident was reported.
- A Center Road home was broken into; nothing was disturbed.
- A Boynton St. resident reported having the sidewalk in front of his residence sprayed with the names "Joe" and "Tom".
- A West Seneca man reported that a skunk trap valued at $35 was stolen by a white female.
- An Edson St. woman reported the rear window of her vehicle had been broken out with a bowling ball by an unknown person.
- A Buffalo woman reported leaving her purse in a shopping cart at an Orchard Park Rd. grocery store. Upon returning to the store, she discovered her purse was missing from the cart.
- A Kirkwood Avenue man reported that two youths had thrown rocks at the back of his house, damaging the home.
- A man reported that while driving on Rte. 219 in West Seneca, a projectile was shot at his vehicle from a passing vehicle, shattering his window.
- Assistance was requested for a child who had his arm stuck in a video game at a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant.
- A youth in Snyder said a suspicious person was in the backyard and was pounding on the door. It turned out to be a neighbor who was knocking because a dog jumped over a fence.
- A Cheektowaga boy was freed by police and firefighters from a bedroom he had locked himself in.
- Loud music coming from a Union Road, Cheektowaga, miniature golf course was turned down after neighbors complained about it.
- Cheektowaga police and Highway Department workers freed ducklings who fell in a Genesee Street sewer grate.
- Playground equipment was taken from a Cheektowaga park.
- A caller said a beverage machine was broken into during the night and money stolen from it at a Flint Road inn. There was no problem, police found. It was just a new machine.
- A puppy's paw was stuck in a drain at a residence in Amherst.
- An unknown person reported a man on a telephone pole on W. Hazeltine Avenue. The man was a cable guy.
- Police reported advising a woman who was driving up and down driveways on Hazeltine Avenue. She was attempting to locate her unfaithful boyfriend.
- A man in Amherst was bitten by a stray cat that he said he wanted to catch and adopt.
- A neighbor ‘barged in" and it was a constant problem, a resident in Amherst reported.
- A Mang Avenue resident reported an ex-tenant keeps coming back to the residence and feeding stray cats.
- A Raintree Island resident reported his son stole $7 from his pants pocket and spent it at a convenience store.
- A 25-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct for urinating on a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a Main Street night spot.
- An Ellicott Road resident said he saw two people with backpacks walking along Armor Road.
- A bicycle was found in a tree on South Buffalo Street.
- A suspicious white van was in the California Road area. A man was attempting to sell meat out of it.
- An Ellicott Creek Road resident reported a portion of a large animal heart was left in the front seat of his vehicle.
- A boy, 13, reportedly drove his parents' car in the parking lot of a Cheektowaga hotel.
- A Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, resident asked police for help in getting a bird out of his basement.
- A turkey reportedly flew through a window into a Cheektowaga house, but escaped before police arrived.
- A plastic rabbit was reportedly taken from a Cheektowaga lawn and recovered down the street.
- Victim reports receiving two hang-up phone calls.
- A mailbox on Underhill Road sustained minor damage.
- A car parked on Maple Street caught on fire.
- Victim reports receiving four hang-up telephone calls.
- A Keller Avenue resident reported a strange odor in the area; police responded but were unable to determine the origin of the pungency.
- Troopers arrested a West Valley man for driving while intoxicated in Clarence. He was released in the custody of a third party but was arrested again for disorderly conduct after he urinated on a trooper's patrol car.
- A woman left her vehicle running while she went into a store on Olean Road. She thought the car was in park and then put the emergency brake on. When she returned from the store, she attempted to release the emergency brake but could not release it. A man released the emergency brake for her but the car was really in reverse.The car rolled backwards. The car door knocked the woman down. It continued to roll across the street and into some bushes. The woman was uninjured.
- Officers observed a car driving in and out of Main Street parking lots. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated.
- A caller said a suspicious man who came from a van was walking in people's yards in Eggertsville with a flashlight. Police determined the individual was with the gas company.
- A report was received about five men in camouflage -- one wearing a hockey mask and some brandishing swords -- on an Eggertsville front lawn. Police determined it was college students practicing for a play.
- A man shoplifted tools for a Grey Street store. The subject stated he had lost his head and took the items.
- A woman claiming to be an upstairs neighbor called the police and said her neighbor had been assaulted by her son. Upon arrival to the home, officers observed what appeared to be blood on the side of the victim's mouth, chin and clothing. The victim stated her son had hit her during an argument. On closer examination the officers noticed that the blood was actually lipstick. Officers spoke with her son and he stated his mother was always trying to get him in trouble with the police.
- Children at an Amherst address were playing phone pranks and it appeared no one was home with them, it was reported. Police said the adults at the residence were asleep. They were advised.
- Police were asked to check on a man standing in the middle of an intersection in Amherst, who appeared to be flagging down passing motorists. The man was looking for a bar, police determined.
- Deputies assisted mall security with picketers in the food court. The picketers were gone on arrival of patrol.
- Two subjects caught behind a Transit Road business claimed to be lost. Deputies will continue an investigation into the matter.
- A motorcyclist was reported speeding up and down a road.
- A suspicious vehicle at a sports complex turned out to be a car driven by a member of the facility's cleaning staff.
- Patrol took a report of a lost dog, half poodle, by the nameof ``Bubba.''
- A Davison Road resident reports a problem with a pot-bellied pig in her yard. Troopers contacted animal control for assistance.
- Troopers assisted Harris Hill Fire Department with an intoxicated subject who fell off a bar stool at a Main Street bar.
- A man and a women tried to sneak into the bedroom of a Shadow Lane home. Police took the woman home.
- A man charged with public lewdness at a Transit Road parking lot asked the police officers, ``Don't you have tickets to write?''
- A Bussendorfer Road resident said a large wolf-like dog was in his backyard killing chickens.
- A Lake Avenue resident received a suspicious package. It turned out to be Easter candy.
- A Bittersweet Lane resident said there was a strange noise coming from his garage. It turned out to be a sump pump.
- A Cheektowaga resident told police that his home's motion alarm was activated by the family dog.
- A Cheektowaga man said his vehicle had been moved down the street without his permission.
- A Cheektowaga child whose head was stuck in the railing on his front steps was freed using petroleum jelly.
- An ``unknown'' animal reported on a Cheektowaga street was a raccoon.
- A health aide at an Eggertsville address said she believed her patient had just died but when emergency personnel arrived, the aide refused to let them in, claiming it was a "mistake."
- A caller in Amherst said a prowler was ringing the doorbell and banging on the door. Police determined there was no problem -- it was the complainant's brother, who should have gone to school.
- A resident on Keller Avenue reported two Asian males canvassing the neighborhood. One of the men relieved himself in the complainant's yard. Police ordered the subject to clean up his solid deposit and was sent on his way.
- Louie's Texas Red Hots reported having customer trouble. The customer was upset because she did not get cheese on her sandwich.
- A Tonawanda man was issued an appearance ticket after police observed a stolen sign in his car. The subject stated his friend stole the sign from the town court.
- Central Alarm reported a false alarm at Vizzi's Bar on Kenmore. The owner's father set off the alarm and didn't know the code.
- Patrol interviewed a Shimerville Road resident in reference to a neighbor accidentally driving on her lawn.
- New York State Police assisted Akron Police with an odd acting squirrel.
- Troopers received a prowler call at a Clarence residence. Investigation later revealed a prowling skunk.
- A Snyder resident complained that someone in Saudi Arabia obtained her credit card numbers and was trying to charge with them.
- Three men with flashlights were reported around an Amherst address. They were realtors.
- Cheektowaga homeowners reported suspicious people in their backyard, which turned out to be a deer.
- Cheektowaga house alarm was activated after a squirrel or mouse apparently chewed through it.
- A Main Street business reported someone drove off without paying for their gas.
- A man exposed himself at a Southwestern Boulevard motel. Police told him to go to bed.
- A customer tried to leave a Union Road pizzeria without paying for his food. Police convinced him to pay his bill.
- West Seneca homeowners reported a rash of mailbox mayhem recently. Several were destroyed on at least five streets in town, prompting several police reports to be filed.
- A Lancaster woman was bitten by a Chinese Sharpie dog on the right hand.
- A 19-year-old subject was approached by police and asked if he was in possession of marijuana. The subject answered "yes" and was taken into custody.
- A man reported his 10-foot fence was taken from his property overnight.
- A man reported that he and his sister share a joint checking account, and he is unhappy with her spending habits.
- Police responded to a fire call at senior citizen's home. The false alarm was caused by burnt toast.
- Odds 'N Ends reported theft of a Baby Ruth candy bar, two bags of cookies and a Snickers candy bar.
- An anonymous caller reported a female wearing a turban and a long rain coat was pushing a shopping cart on Delaware Avenue.
- A surveillance camera was ripped off a wall and stolen from an apartment building.
- A caller said there was a suspicious young man leaning against the back deck of a house. Police determined it was a student who didn't want to go to school.
- Sometime during the day Feb. 27 someone entered a 1987 Ford Taurus parked at a local high school, threw crumbled bread all over the inside and smeared sandwich meat on the windows and interior surfaces and mirrors.
- All four tire rims were stolen off a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Feb. 22. The thief or thieves left the vehicle on blocks in the driveway. Police filed a report of larceny and the matter remains under investigation.
- A large group of kids were observed hanging around a School Street home.
- A suspicious looking elderly man was observed standing in front of school on South Buffalo Street.
- A 17-year-old male stole four sticks of pepperoni from an area Convenient Food Store Feb. 5.
- Two men ran out of a bar with a popcorn machine. Police checked the truck used in the larceny and found two kernels.
- A woman was stopped by police for driving 44 mph in a 30 mph zone. She then put the car in reverse and struck the front end of the patrol car.
- Two people called police about a person laying in the middle of the road; the person turned out to be a box.
- A caller said a suspicious man was walking on the street and when he saw the complainant, he pulled his stocking cap over his face then cut through a yard. Police determined that it was a neighbor taking a walk.
- A jogger found what he thought might be a bag of marijuana. Police determined it was actually oregano.
- A group of kids were playing hockey in the street on California Road.
- A dog was howling on Abbott Road.
- A man was charged with criminal trespass after he fell asleep on a sump pump in an apartment complex storage shed.