Weekly Feature



2017-11-01 / Police Blotter

Man exposes himself at holiday-themed shop

Monday, Oct. 23

• At a Millersport Highway business, an employee reported that she was being threatened and yelled at by a woman who was a customer at the store. According to the employee, the woman was threatening to spray her with Mace.

• A group of youths were reportedly fighting on Berehaven Drive. Upon arrival of police, some of the youths left and a couple of teenagers told officers they were “only playing.”

• On Cascade Drive, a resident reported that his doorbell was being repeatedly rung by youths who would then run away from his property after pushing the button.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

• A person on Crystal Springs Lane reported that he struck a gas meter while mowing the lawn. East Amherst firefighters responded to the property to investigate the possible gas leak.

• On North Bailey Avenue, a resident reported that jewelry may have been taken from her home by a visiting nurse.

• A motorist reported that a crossing guard was almost struck on Maple Road by drivers attempting to pass construction traffic near Maple East Elementary School.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

• A resident of Greenwood Drive reported that three youths were attempting to climb over a fence to reach the pool area.

• Two 17-year-old girls were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. According to the employees who apprehended the teens, one of the girls was becoming agitated and unruly.

Police responded and transported both girls to headquarters for arrest processing.

• A woman at a Niagara Falls Boulevard holiday shop reported that a man described as having “scruffy facial hair” and wearing a light tan jacket was reportedly exposing his private parts while in the back of the store. In addition to calling police, the woman told store employees.

Thursday, Oct. 26

• On East Summerset Lane, a resident reported that her car and vehicle were shot with paint balls. The woman said the incident occurred sometime overnight.

• A teenage boy was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Transit Road department store. He is accused of attempting to steal video games and was apprehended in the parking lot by store employees.

• On Alcona Avenue, a resident reported that items were missing from her apartment. She told police the thefts may have been committed by her landlord.

(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. 18 through Oct. 24, 1,491 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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