Weekly Feature



2018-10-17 / Police Blotter

Woman throws orange at apartment resident

Monday, Oct. 8

• A complainant reported that she received an email stating that “if she didn’t send $2,000, naked photographs of her will be released to a pornographic site.” The complainant said she is very upset and felt threatened by the email, which was sent by an unknown person.

• A resident of Kaymar Drive reported that a man wearing an orange sweatshirt and backpack was following a woman outside a store when she was shopping.

• A Northledge Road resident reported that loose change was taken from his unlocked car.

• A resident of Lamont Drive said an elderly man on the street came outside and yelled at her kids. The man was reported to be back inside his house.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• A complainant reported that five teens were inside a Maple Road business and trying to steal beer in the bathroom. The manager confronted the teens, they all ran off and the merchandise was put back. The teens left in the direction of Transit Road.

• A resident of Dodge Road said two vehicles were entered and a laptop, iPad and purse were taken. No damage was done to the vehicles, but the complainants said they could see footprints in wet grass leading to the neighboring houses.

• A Bellingham Drive resident said a male who appeared to be 15 years old, approached her door and asked for water. The complainant said she received a text message about a missing teen in the area and believes it could be he. The complainant would not open the door for him and was unsure of his location.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• A complainant reported that a woman with curly hair and wearing a black sweater was standing in front of a Sheridan Drive business near a Chevy SUV asking people about the “Mother God.” The complainant seemed to think the incident is related to sex trafficking.

• A resident of Bernhardt Drive reported that his neighbor has marijuana plants growing in the backyard and also inside the residence.

• A resident of an Essjay Road apartment building reported that a woman threw an orange at him and hit him in the groin. No injury was reported, and both were separated in the common area.

• A Bucyrus Drive resident reported that sometime this morning or last night, his window was shot out. He also said the garage door had been opened but nothing was reported stolen.

Thursday, Oct. 11

• A resident of North Forest Road reported that a tenant in the apartment building has been threatening her.

• A caller reported that a man with long hair wearing a puffy vest and shorts and a reflective sun visor, as if in a costume, grabbed her butt at a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. A witness who watched him leave the store had left the area. Security told the victim to call the police after the incident happened in the store. However, no charges are being made at this time.

• A caller reported that there is a man at a Main Street business going through garbage and taking out ATM receipts.

(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 Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, 1,311 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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