Weekly Feature



2017-08-10 / Police Blotter

Fraudulent Visa charges made in Hong Kong

Wednesday, Aug. 2

• A resident of Scherff Road reported an unauthorized charge of a little more than $200 on a debit card. There are no suspects at this time. It’s unknown if the Orchard Park woman suffered a monetary loss.

Thursday, Aug. 3

A window was broken at a concrete plant on Bank Street. A video shows youths throwing objects at the building on two different occasions. The value of the window is $50.

Friday, Aug. 4

Three individuals, two from Orchard Park and one from West Seneca, gained access to Orchard Park High School after hours. The three triggered multiple alarms. According to police, the individuals climbed up to the roof and dropped into a courtyard and entered the school via a push bar. There is video of the incident. All three were charged with criminal trespass in the third degree.

Saturday, Aug. 5

A vehicle was pulled over at the intersection of Milestrip Road near Abbott Road for speeding. The Forestville man, who was not of legal age, had beer in the car. He was charged with speeding and possession of alcohol.

Sunday, Aug. 6

• A resident of Orchard Park had fraudulent charges on her Gap/Visa credit card out of Hong Kong. The charges totaled $1,353.

Monday, Aug. 7

An Orchard Park man is accused of stealing a car from a residence on Hammocks Drive. The owner of the residence believed the man took the car because he had done it before. The vehicle was discovered in Buffalo by Buffalo police. The man was turned over to Orchard Park police. He was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and petit larceny.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

A vehicle was stopped on Chestnut Ridge Road for an expired inspection. Investigation showed the sticker that was on the car was from another vehicle. The Orchard Park woman was charged with forged inspection and uninspected vehicle.

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

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