Weekly Feature

2017-10-12 / Police Blotter

Expensive ring goes missing in plaza store

Sunday, Oct. 1

A vehicle was stopped on Milestrip Road for a loud exhaust. The driver, a Buffalo man, had multiple suspensions. He was charged with having a loud muffler and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. The front seat passenger, a Buffalo man, was ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt.

Monday, Oct. 2

A woman lost a ring at a store in the Quaker Crossing Plaza. The ring is valued at around $25,000.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

A cash box for collecting money for pumpkins on North Freeman Road was broken. The money was not taken. There are no suspects at this time.

Around $12,000 worth of building supplies were taken out of two storage containers at a Hammocks Drive apartment complex.

Police stopped a vehicle on Webster Road for having a loud exhaust. The driver, a Buffalo man, had numerous suspensions. He also had a warrant out of Niagara County. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, loud muffler, unlicensed operator, unregistered vehicle, improper plates and uninsured vehicle.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

• A cable employee was installing cable at a residence on Hillsboro Drive when he was bitten by a dog at that residence. The employee was taken to an urgent care facility.

A dumpster at a carpet center on Southwestern Boulevard became completely engulfed in fire. The dumpster contained old carpeting and padding. The damage to the dumpster was $5,000.

An Orchard Park man received an email from an address he recognized asking for a check for $1,850. He was advised to overnight the check to the person. The man sent the check and found out he was scammed. The check was sent to an apartment in Virginia.

Friday, Oct. 6

An individual from Albany, who had extra blacktop from a project, offered to re-do an Orchard Park woman’s driveway for $6,000. The woman agreed, and the man did half of the driveway and said he would be back to do the rest. He received the check for $6,000 and cashed it.

Saturday, Oct. 7

A vehicle was stopped on Behm Road for a loud exhaust. The Blasdell man had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, loud muffler, uninspected vehicle and failure to surrender a suspended license to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sunday, Oct. 8

A vehicle was stopped on South Buffalo Street near Jewett Holmwood Road for speeding. The Orchard Park woman said she was going from her home to her boyfriend’s house and reportedly told police she hadn’t been drinking. The officer allegedly smelled alcohol on her breath. She reportedly failed field sobriety tests. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and returned to the station. At the station, she submitted to a breath test, allegedly registering a 0.35 percent blood alcohol level. She was charged with speeding and two counts of DWI, common law and aggravated.

A lawnmower on Cole Road caught on fire after a resident used it. The officer put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The Orchard Park Fire Company also responded to the incident and disconnected the battery and made sure the fire was completely extinguished. The man said he had parked the lawnmower in the driveway, went inside for lunch and heard a loud noise before seeing the lawnmower in flames. The mower is worth $1,800. It’s unknown if the fire damaged his driveway.

Monday, Oct. 9

A resident of Carlton Drive smelled something electrical burning. Fire personnel found a surge protector in the living room to be the source. The surge protector was disposed of.

(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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