Weekly Feature



2018-03-01 / Police Blotter

Two flags taken from Legion post

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Twelve Adderall pills were taken from a prescription bottle that was in the purse of an Amelia Drive restaurant worker.

Saturday, Feb. 17

The American Legion Post on North Buffalo Road reported that an unknown individual took two flags — the American flag and the prisoner of war/missing in action flag — and a flagpole from in front of the post. The value of both flags is $70.

Thursday, Feb. 22

A locked vehicle was stolen from a driveway on Lake Avenue. There was no evidence of forced entry. There are no suspects at this time.

A vehicle was stopped on Route 219 for having an expired inspection and the driver’s side brake light not functioning.

The driver, a Collins man, also had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, no inspection, failure to surrender a suspended license to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the brake light violation and no insurance.

A vehicle drifted into a lane on Abbott Road near Milestrip Road. The vehicle was stopped for having an expired registration. The driver, an Orchard Park man, also said he had a revoked license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, no ignition interlock device and unregistered vehicle.

Friday, Feb. 23

An Angola woman, who parked her car in the lot of a carwash establishment on Orchard Park Road, had her wallet taken from the vehicle. Police are checking for video of the incident.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Officers observed a vehicle traveling east on Thorn Avenue at a high rate of speed through a residential area. As police attempted to catch up with and stop the car, it traveled down numerous residential streets at speeds in excess of 70 mph, while failing to stop at numerous stop signs. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on Highland Avenue at Freeman Road. The driver, an Orchard Park man, allegedly showed outward signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were given, and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and numerous other traffic violations. The man, who had been arrested once before for DWI, refused to submit to a breath test. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, speeding, unlawful fleeing of police and four counts of failure to stop at a stop sign.

Police were called to a residential motel on Southwestern Boulevard for a report of a violent domestic incident. Investigation showed a female resident was allegedly struck in the head by her husband more than 10 times with a steel Maglite-style flashlight, causing lacerations to her head and an arm injury. The woman was transported to the Erie County Medical Center by Orchard Park EMS for treatment. The husband, also a resident of the motel, was charged with assault in the second degree. A stay-away order of protection was issued. The man is the subject of a warrant in the state of Maine for a domestic assault that occurred in 2011. Extradition on this matter is pending. As of press time, the victim is in stable condition.

A chainsaw was taken from a garage attached to a residence on Velore Avenue. The chainsaw is valued at $200.

A car left unlocked in a movie theater parking lot on Amelia Drive had $9 in change and medications taken from the vehicle. The victim is a Lancaster woman.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Police responded to a car/deer accident on Lake Avenue. The driver, a Blasdell man, had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and unlicensed operator.

Monday, Feb. 26

A structure fire occurred at a condominium on Bridle Path. The damage to the structure is unknown. The homeowners were in Florida. There were no injuries.

A vehicle traveling east on Milestrip Road was stopped partially in the driving lane and on the left shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle had a flat tire, and the driver said she had struck a deer. Investigation showed the damage to the tire was not from a deer, but rather from striking a street marker sign. There were fresh tire marks from the post to Milestrip going east. She was charged with failure to stay in lane.

(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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