Weekly Feature



2018-02-08 / Police Blotter

Windshield smashed at ECC training center

Saturday, Jan. 20

A resident of Hillside Avenue reported that methadone had been stolen from his residence. There are no suspects at this time.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

A vehicle in a Southwestern Boulevard health care facility parking lot was sideswiped by another vehicle. There are no suspects.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Officers were called to Route 219 at the Milestrip Road exit ramp for a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road and was stuck in a muddy, grassy area. Upon arrival, officers found a pickup driven by an Orchard Park man who reportedly exhibited outward signs of intoxication. He was given field sobriety tests and arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He submitted to a breath test, reportedly registering a 0.17 percent blood alcohol level. The man driver’s license had been revoked twice for previous alcohol-related offenses. He was also prohibited from operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device installed. This is the operator’s fourth alcohol-related arrest. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree; two counts of DWI, common law and blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent; unlicensed operator; moving from lane unsafely; open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; and failure to use an ignition interlock device.

Thursday, Feb. 1

A resident of Ellis Road said an unknown man posing as an New York State Water Authority employee flashed an ID card and told the homeowner that he needed to enter the residence to look at a water meter and pipes for a study. While the two were in the basement, another individual entered the home and stole cash and jewelry. There are no suspects.

A vehicle at the Erie Community College training center on Big Tree Road had its windshield smashed. It’s unknown how the windshield was broken. Damage is around $400. There are no suspects.

Saturday, Feb. 3

A vehicle was stopped on Amelia Drive for its role in a shoplifting case at an Amelia Drive department store. The passenger in the vehicle had reportedly taken items from the store. The driver, an Aiken, South Carolina, man, had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. The passenger, a Lackawanna man, allegedly took a pair of sneakers, a hoodie and underwear from the store. The man was reportedly also in possession of a hypodermic needle. He was charged with petit larceny, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

Sunday, Feb. 4

A vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Abbott Road and Southwestern Boulevard for having a headlight out. The driver, a Cheektowaga man, was determined by police to be driving while intoxicated. He submitted to a breath test, allegedly registering a 0.25 percent blood alcohol level. He was charged with the headlight violation, failure to use the designated lane and two counts of DWI, common law and aggravated.

A vehicle was pulled over on Southwestern Boulevard for not using the designated lane. The driver, a Buffalo man, was traveling 25 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police said it took a while for the vehicle to pull over into a parking lot. The operator was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He submitted to a breath test, registering a reported 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; moving from lane unsafely; failure to use designated lane; and failure to signal a lane change.

Monday, Feb. 5

A vehicle was stopped on California Road because the driver had a suspended license. The operator, a Boston man, had 10 suspensions on the license. He was charged with unlicensed operation, aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree. The man also was the subject of a warrant out of the Town of Boston and was turned over to state police.

(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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