Weekly Feature



2011-01-19 / Police Blotter

Woman downplays report of aliens

Monday, Jan. 10

 Police responded to Evans Street where a resident reported that her mountain bicycle was stolen from the garage during the night.

 An adult male was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business.

 A resident of Ayrault Drive reported that his neighbor’s dogs were outside barking for several consecutive hours. Police arrived at the location to find the area quiet.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

 According to police reports, a resident of Astor Ridge Road told police that, with the aid of binoculars, she believed she saw gold-colored aliens in the distance on Chestnut Ridge Road. The woman told dispatchers she would get her camera to take a photograph of the aliens so officers could see them. However, when police arrived, the woman didn’t tell them about the aliens. She reported that two parties were sitting in a parked vehicle nearby. The woman said she was being distracted by red and yellow lights being flashed by the vehicle. Officers could not locate the vehicle and advised the woman to go home.

 A resident of Delta Road reported that a UPS package was stolen from a common hallway in November.

 On Kings Terrace, a resident reported that an unknown female stole a mail package that was outside his front door. The complainant told police that a cellular phone was inside the package.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

 On Tonawanda Creek Road, a resident reported that his garage door was damaged by a private contractor who was plowing the driveway.

 A resident of Fairways Boulevard reported that a black German shepherd dog was running around the neighborhood. Police responded and assisted the resident in locating the canine’s owner.

 A 20-year-old male was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Maple Road business.

Thursday, Jan. 13

 A nurse practitioner from a South Union Road medical building reported that a prescription pad was missing and may have been stolen by an unknown person on the previous day.

 A resident of Callodine Avenue reported that the door of his vehicle was kicked and severely damaged during the afternoon.

 An employee of a North Union Road business reported that a man driving a black two-door vehicle struck her car and quickly fled the scene without exchanging insurance information. She said the incident occurred in her employer’s parking lot.

Friday, Jan. 14

 A resident of Kaymar Drive reported that his neighbor was listening to music at too high a volume. Police responded to the neighbor’s residence and advised him to keep the music to a minimum.

 On Main Street near Daemen College, a motorist reported that a turkey was “acting strangely” as it was attempting to cross the road. The complainant said the animal was “flopping around” and ignored the traffic that was trying to pass. As police arrived at the location, the turkey decided to fly away.

 At a Sheridan Drive business, two females, 18 and 20 years old, were arrested for shoplifting. The 20-year-old female was reportedly fighting with security as officers arrived at the location. Both women were eventually apprehended and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Saturday, Jan. 15

 A juvenile female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business.

 On Main Street, a motorist reported that a gray pit bull was unattended while walking near the side of the road. The woman was watching the dog from the inside of her parked vehicle. She told dispatch she didn’t want to get out of her car because the canine was nearby and “doesn’t look friendly.” Police responded to the location, but the dog had reportedly wandered off into a nearby neighborhood. Officers were unable to locate the canine.

 An employee of a Transit Road business reported that the doors of the store were shattered overnight. The employee was not sure if anyone entered the store or stole any items.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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