Weekly Feature



2018-01-11 / Police Blotter

Expensive ring goes missing at jewelry store

Wednesday, Jan. 3

A vehicle rear-ended another car on West Quaker Street while it was stopped at a stop sign. The driver, an Eden man, had a suspended license. He was charged with driving with a suspended license.

A vehicle parked in the Key Bank parking lot on North Buffalo Street was struck by a white sedan that left the scene. The vehicle sustained damage to the rear taillight. The victim was a Boston woman.

A vehicle was rear-ended near the intersection of North Buffalo Street and West Quaker Street. The vehicle was struck while waiting for the light at that intersection and sustained damage to the rear bumper. The driver whose vehicle was struck pulled over to the side of the road, as did the other driver. The other driver inspected the damage, but then left the scene, while the victim, an Orchard Park woman, called police. The vehicle that left the scene was described as a van.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Officers were called to a fast food restaurant on South Buffalo Street for a report of an intoxicated man coming into the restaurant with a young child. Upon arrival, officers saw the Orchard Park man and his daughter. Investigation revealed that he had driven alone with his daughter to the restaurant. He refused to submit to any field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated. At the station, he refused the chemical test. He was charged with driving while intoxicated; aggravated DWI with a child 15 or under (Leandra’s Law); endangering the welfare of child; and possession of an open container in a motor vehicle.

An unknown individual burglarized a restaurant on Southwestern Boulevard. An individual wearing a black hoodie and gloves entered the business from the west side of the building while it was open and took $1,130 from the business office. There were no signs of forced entry.

Friday, Jan. 5

Officers were called to the off-ramp of Route 219 at Big Tree Road for a car off the road. Officers spoke to the driver, a Fredonia man, who claimed to have lost control on black ice. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the man for driving while intoxicated. He was returned to the station, where he submitted to a breath test, allegedly registering a 0.27 percent blood alcohol level. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, failure to keep right and imprudent speed.

Officers were dispatched to Southwestern Boulevard near St. John Vianney Church to investigate a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers learned that one of the vehicles had just exited a bar parking lot and crossed into the path of a vehicle traveling east on Southwestern Boulevard. The driver, an Orchard Park man, exhibited signs of intoxication and reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was subsequently arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He was taken back to the station and submitted to a breath test, where police say he registered a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level. He was charged with two counts of DWI, common law and blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent, and failing to yield the right of way.

Sunday, Jan. 7

Police observed a vehicle traveling east on Armor Road toward South Abbott Road that was displaying a 2017 inspection sticker. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a Hamburg man, had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, failure to return a suspended license to the Department of Motor Vehicles and driving an uninspected motor vehicle. The man also was the subject of an active warrant out of Blasdell and was turned over to the Blasdell Police Department.

A vehicle was stopped at Southwestern Boulevard near Countryside Lane for driving over the hash lane marker on several occasions. The driver, a West Seneca man, reportedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. At the station, the man refused a breath test. He was charged with DWI and moving from lane unsafely.

Monday, Jan. 8

An Orchard Park man came to the station to say he believed he lost his daughter’s $10,000 diamond wedding ring at a jewelry store on Abbott Road. The man took the ring to the store in an attempt to sell it on behalf of his daughter. The store does not buy rings. During the encounter, the man misplaced the package containing the ring. No one at the store could find the package.

(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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