Weekly Feature



2018-04-25 / Police Blotter

Sweaty man in sweat pants reports being followed

Monday, April 16

• On Empress Avenue, a resident reported that a person entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and stole several items, including $1,800 in cash in addition to gift cards, a bag of coins, a phone charger and sunglasses.

• Police responded to Westfield Road where a woman operating a vehicle drove into a parked car. The woman was treated for her injuries at the scene, and her car was towed to a collision shop.

• A resident of Golden Pheasant Drive reported heavy flooding in the road because of rain and snow. According to the resident, the flooding was causing a hazard for passing vehicles.

Tuesday, April 17

• A resident of Herron Drive reported that a neighbor in a nearby apartment was listening to music at too high of a volume and it was disrupting the neighborhood. Police responded and advised the neighbor of the complaint and requested the music be kept at a lower level.

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store where a woman, described as being in her 40s, was stuffing items in a bag and was observed taking the bag with her into the fitting room. Officers arrested the woman for the alleged theft of the clothing, accessories and makeup.

• A motorist reported that “very deep potholes” could be found on Casey Road.

Wednesday, April 18

• An employee of a Transit Road department store reported that a man fled the business without paying for infant formula. Police were unable to locate the man.

• At a Roycroft Boulevard residence, a woman reported observing a man urinate in the parking lot of an office building that is near the rear of her property. Police responded and advised the man of the complaint.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard grocery store, a bearded man wearing gray sweat pants — who was also described as “sweating profusely”— was reportedly becoming irate with employees. The manager said the man “felt threatened by store associates” who were following him.

Thursday, April 19

• A resident of a Millersport Highway apartment building reported that a neighbor had been “spraying something toxic through the crack of the door.” Police responded and assisted the landlord in sorting out the situation. The complainant and the neighbor were advised to stay away from each other.

• A resident of Brush Creek Road reported that an unknown dog, possibly a boxer that was light brown in color, was wandering loose around his property. The resident said he found the dog in his garage.

• A juvenile male was arrested for allegedly shoplifting video games from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. He was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. It is also not a record of all calls answered by dispatchers. In a seven day period, from April 11 through April 17, 1,400 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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