Weekly Feature



2018-03-08 / Police Blotter

Unknown individual tries to access store

Friday, Feb. 16

An Orchard Park woman filed a police report after finding three unauthorized charges totaling $600 on her credit card bill.

Friday, Feb. 23

A vehicle was stopped on Abbott Road for having an expired inspection sticker. Investigation showed the sticker was counterfeit. The driver, a Buffalo man, was charged with having an uninspected vehicle and a forged inspection sticker.

Monday, Feb. 26

A vehicle was stopped on Milestrip Road near Route 20A for a suspended registration. The driver, a Niagara Falls man, was charged with having a suspended registration and failure to surrender a suspended registration to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Friday, March 2

A vehicle was traveling south on Abbott Road, crossed into the northbound lane and crashed into a ditch. The Orchard Park man said he went off the road due to snowy conditions. The man later said he had been out earlier celebrating his birthday. The man said he had a few beers, and he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. He reportedly failed his field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. At the station, he submitted to a breath test, allegedly registering a 0.13 percent blood alcohol level. He was subsequently charged with two counts of DWI, common law and blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent; failure to stay in lane; imprudent speed; and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.

A resident of Big Tree Road said a vehicle was used without authorization on Iroquois Drive. The person in question didn’t return the vehicle. Police have a suspect.

Police were called to the southbound Route 219 off-ramp at Armor Duells Road to investigate a car in a ditch. Upon arrival, officers determined that as the vehicle was exiting the off-ramp, it drove off the roadway and into the ditch, becoming stuck. The driver, a Cheektowaga man, reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. At the station, he submitted to a breath test, where police said he registered a 0.18 percent blood alcohol level. He was charged with two counts of DWI, common law and aggravated, and moving from lane unsafely.

Sunday, March 4

• An Orchard Park man was reportedly banging on a door at a Duerr Road residence. The man was also sending the Orchard Park woman text messages and calling her at work. The man’s wife is reportedly dating the woman’s husband. He was charged with trespassing and aggravated harassment in the second degree.

A vehicle was stopped on South Buffalo Street near Thorn Avenue for an expired inspection. The Orchard Park man was charged with having an expired inspection and a suspended license.

Police were dispatched to Transit Road to investigate a head-on, personal-injury auto accident. Upon arriving, officers investigating the accident determined that a vehicle traveling north on Transit Road crossed into the southbound lane and struck another vehicle head-on. The operator of the vehicle that crossed, an Orchard Park woman, reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests. She was subsequently arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and transported to the Erie County Medical Center for her injuries. She was additionally charged with failure to keep right and having an open container of alcohol in her vehicle. She refused to submit to a blood sample at the hospital. Additional criminal charges are pending. Two occupants in the other vehicle were also transported to ECMC for injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

Police were called to a two-car, rear-end motor vehicle accident on Route 20A at Milestrip Road. Upon arrival, investigating officers determined that a westbound vehicle failed to stop for another vehicle in front of it as it was stopped at a traffic signal. The operator, an Orchard Park man, reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. At the station he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DWI, following too closely and refusal to submit to a roadside alcohol screener. No injuries were reported.

Monday, March 5

An unknown individual attempted to break into a home improvement store on Southwestern Boulevard. There were pry marks on the door, but no entry was gained.

(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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