Weekly Feature



2018-06-20 / Police Blotter

Teens knock down man’s motor scooter

Monday, June 11

• Police responded to a Main Street park where a nearby resident reported that youths were being loud and were in the park after hours. Officers were unable to locate the group.

• On Herron Drive, a resident reported arriving home to find a window broken. The resident said it did not appear as if anyone had gained entry to the home through the damaged window. The resident also said the damage may have been caused by a lawnmower that shot an object through the window.

• A resident of Springville Avenue reported that his mailbox was repeatedly being entered by the previous property owner, who was removing his own mail.

Tuesday, June 12

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store, a customer reported that his motor scooter was intentionally knocked over in the parking lot by a group of teenage boys. According to the man, the boys fled the area after knocking down the scooter.

• On Berehaven Drive, a person reported that 20 teenagers were standing in the middle of the road attempting to block passing traffic.

• A taxi driver reported that a resident of Georgian Lane fled the cab without paying his $83 fare.

Wednesday, June 13

• A man allegedly attempted to steal a television from a Sheridan Drive department store and also threatened to hit the manager. He left prior to the arrival of police.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard cellular phone store, a customer was reportedly pacing in front of the store and cursing employees who were trying to assist him.

• On Washington Highway, a “garbage picker” was reportedly traveling in a four-door sedan browsing through homeowners’ trash that was placed at the curb. The man was reportedly wearing a yellow vest, red shorts and a white hat.

Thursday, June 14

• At a Transit Road fast food restaurant, officers responded to a report of individuals sitting in front of a restaurant drinking vodka. Officers escorted the men from the premises.

• A resident of Arty Drive reported that a teenage boy had punched the front door of her home, resulting in a smashed window. The boy reportedly fled the area on foot.

• On Transit Road near Main Street, a man was seen riding a minibike on the sidewalk. Officers responded, and the man was transported to police headquarters.

(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 June 6 through June 12, 1,501 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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