Weekly Feature



2011-11-02 / Police Blotter

Vehicle exhaust system wakes resident

Monday, Oct. 24

 A resident of Londonderry Lane reported that the door of his mailbox was damaged while he was out of town. He told police several of his neighbor’s mailboxes were also damaged.

 On Palmdale Drive, a resident reported his vehicle had been entered overnight. He said items inside the vehicle were moved and his wallet and money were stolen.

 A resident of Heim Road reported his neighbor’s loud vehicle exhaust was keeping him awake. He said although officers advised his neighbor yesterday to keep the noise level down, the exhaust is still too loud.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

 An employee of a Main Street gas station reported a motorist in a white SUV fled the business after pumping nearly $60 worth of gas into the vehicle.

 An adult male and female were arrested for shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business.

 At a Maple Road restaurant, a customer reported two bicycles were stolen from the rack attached to his vehicle. The customer said the incident occurred while he was inside the restaurant.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

A 19-year-old female was arrested for shoplifting at a Transit Road department store. The theft was reportedly recorded by surveillance cameras.

 A patron at a North Bailey Avenue business reported her purse was stolen while it was in her vehicle that was parked in the lot. Police responded and the manager of the business reported to them that he had surveillance footage of two people entering several vehicles and removing items.

 Police responded to a Main Street business where an employee reported her maroon bicycle with white lettering was stolen while it was parked outside the rear of the business. She said the bicycle was not locked at the time of the theft.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Police responded to a Transit Road department store where a motorist reportedly got out of his vehicle in the parking lot and struck a driver several times, causing the person to have a bloody nose. The injured driver did not require medical attention. The motorist was arrested for assault.

 A resident of North Forest Road reported his neighbor was listening to music at too high of a volume.

 At a Campbell Boulevard restaurant, a male in his late 30s reportedly entered the restaurant and stole property from a woman’s purse before fleeing the area in a dark-colored vehicle.

Friday, Oct. 28

A resident of Hopkins Road reported his neighbor repeatedly tosses garbage over the fence. The person told officers it is part of an ongoing dispute with his neighbor.

Police responded to a Kensington Avenue restaurant where a group of youths – two on bicycles and several others with skateboards – were repeatedly asked to leave the parking lot by the manager. Officers advised the youths to leave the premise and they immediately dispersed.

On Chestnut Ridge Road, a resident reported her “big blue U.S. Mailbox was knocked over” by an unknown person.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Police responded to a Kensington Avenue restaurant where three youths were reportedly defacing the business’ sign. The business owner told officers the youths had fled the scene as she was reporting the incident to dispatch officers. The youths were unable to be located by Cheektowaga and Amherst police.

A resident of Sunmist Square reported she was irate about disruptions from her neighbor and her neighbor’s cat.

Police responded to Lamont Drive where a group of 15 youths was reportedly standing in the street while banging on cars in an attempt to activate alarms. Officers advised the youths, whom were in the area because of an adult party, to go inside the home. Officers also advised the parents of the youths’ misconduct.

(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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