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2018-03-22 / Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Sporting goods store has Nike items stolen

Sunday, March 4

• An unknown man took four vacuums and two heater purifiers from a Southwestern Boulevard home improvement store. The value of the items was a little more than $1,600. There are no suspects at this time.

Wednesday, March 14

• Police were called to an accident at the intersection of Angle and Michael roads. The driver, a Fillmore, New York, man also had a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.

Friday, March 16

• An unknown woman stole a pair of boys’ shoes from an Amelia Drive department store. The shoes were valued at a little less than $40. There are no suspects at this time.

• An argument occurred between two Orchard Park residents on Michael Road. The argument, which happened in a car in the driveway, started when the reported victim, a woman, didn’t buy alcohol for the man. The man allegedly grabbed, shoved and struck the woman. Police said he also choked her and took her cellphone. He was charged with harassment in the second degree, assault in the third degree, criminal obstruction of breathing and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

• Police were called to a rollover accident on Berg Road near Melberry Trail. The vehicle had struck a telephone pole. The driver, a Buffalo man, reportedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He refused to take a breath test at the scene or at the station. He also had a suspended license for a previous DWAI conviction. He was charged with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, failure to use the designated lane, aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree and no seatbelt.

Saturday, March 17

• A resident of an assisted living facility on Chestnut Ridge Road told police that a package containing an angel figurine was taken from his room. The angel is valued at $200. There are no suspects at this time.

• A Bussendorfer Road resident had her debit card number taken. The card was used for transactions in California, Oklahoma, Arizona and Arkansas, totaling around $1,010. There are no suspects at this time.

• A vehicle was stopped for speeding on Abbott Road near Meadowlawn Road. During the investigation, the officer detected an odor of marijuana. The operator, an Orchard Park man, reportedly had a few bags of marijuana. He was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Monday, March 19

• A Hastings Drive resident became locked out of her computer and received a message to pay $129 to US Connect Solutions to unlock the computer. The Orchard Park woman learned through AOL that it was a scam. She canceled her credit card.

• An unknown man took three pieces of Nike clothing from an Amelia Drive sporting goods store. The value of the clothing is $165. There are no suspects at this time.

(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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