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2018-08-16 / Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Man exposes himself in lot, gets charged

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• A Hamburg woman reportedly took $570 worth of items from an Amelia Drive department store. She was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

Thursday, Aug. 9

• A hit-and-run occurred in the parking lot of an Orchard Park Road restaurant. There was damage to the rear driver’s side of the vehicle. There is no damage estimate or video. The victim is a Buffalo man.

• A vehicle struck a parked car on Angle Road. The vehicle was observed and left the scene south on Angle toward Milestrip Road. Police found debris at the scene. The vehicle was found on Transit Road with heavy front-end damage and missing parts consistent with the vehicle struck on Angle. The owner lived just over the border in East Aurora. The owner did not answer for East Aurora or Orchard Park police.

An Orchard Park resident lost his wallet following the Buffalo Bills preseason game and was contacted by Key Bank for possible fraudulent activity on the Mastercard. There were several charges made at liquor stores in North Buffalo. There was also an almost $400 charge at a sneaker store in North Buffalo. The total loss was just under $700. There are no suspects at this time. The man’s account will be credited.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• An employee of an Amanda Lane department store reportedly took an iPad, calculators and Red Bull from the store during the period of a month. The total cost of the items is $600. The Buffalo woman was charged with petit larceny.

• An Orchard Park woman said her wallet was stolen from where she was eating lunch. She ended up having fraudulent charges on her Key Bank debit card. The unknown individual bought two iPhones, two iPad Pros and items from a sneaker store. The total of the items is $8,500. The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, Aug. 12

• Police were called to an Amanda Lane department store for a report of public lewdness. The caller said that a man in a vehicle had driven up to her in the parking lot, asked her for directions and was allegedly pleasuring himself as he spoke to her. The woman was able to obtain a license plate from the vehicle as it drove away. Patrol checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle. A county-wide message was sent to neighboring jurisdictions, and the New York State Police located the vehicle at the listed owner’s address. The man was detained by the state police and was picked up by Orchard Park police for further investigation. Upon returning to the station, the woman positively identified the man in question. The East Concord man was subsequently charged with public lewdness and exposure.

• Police were called to the intersection of Orchard Park Road and Eaglebrook Drive for a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Upon arriving on scene, officers found a West Seneca woman unconscious and not breathing. CPR was administered by the officers. Orchard Park EMS administered Narcan with positive results, bringing her back to consciousness. The woman was transported by ambulance to the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center to be evaluated. She was given numerous field sobriety tests, which she reportedly failed. She was also evaluated by an Erie County Sheriff’s Office drug recognition expert who allegedly found her to be under the influence of narcotics. The woman did consent to a blood draw with the results pending. She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Monday, Aug. 13

• A brush collection vehicle caught on fire on Milestrip Road. Flames were coming from the dashboard, and the vehicle was a total loss. There is no damage amount.

(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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