Weekly Feature



2018-11-08 / Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Box of candy stolen on Halloween

Monday, Oct. 29

• A vehicle was parked illegally at a Southwestern Boulevard food mart. When the owner asked the man to move the vehicle, he allegedly punched him in the face. The man, a Buffalo resident, was charged with harassment in the second degree.

• An Orchard Park woman had her Verizon and Bank of America accounts hacked. The perpetrator attempted to purchase a new phone through the Verizon account. She filed claims with both companies and an identity theft report with the Federal Trade Commission.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

• A pedestrian jumped in front of a police car near an Abbott Road bar. The officer had to swerve to avoid hitting her. The woman interfered with traffic and then tried to run away from police. The Etobicoke, Ontario, resident was charged with disorderly conduct. Due to her alleged level of intoxication she was taken to Mercy Hospital.

• A vehicle was stopped for speeding on South Buffalo Street. The operator, an Orchard Park woman, also had a suspended license. She was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, speeding, failure to surrender a suspended license to the Department of Motor Vehicles, failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of an address change and unlicensed operator.

• Two women allegedly took $1,500 in clothing from an Amelia Drive sporting goods store. The report said the women filled large bags with assorted clothing. When a manager approached, one woman yelled, “Don’t come near me.” Both left the scene in a vehicle. Police may have photos of the incident.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

• A resident of Stonehenge Drive said a group of middle school-aged children took a box of candy from inside her house when she went to answer the phone. The value of the candy is $10.

Friday, Nov. 2

• A vehicle was stopped on Milestrip Road by Route 219 for reckless operation. The vehicle was reportedly failing to maintain right and keeping a constant speed. The operator, an Orchard Park man, admitted he had been drinking downtown and allegedly failed his field sobriety tests. Police said the man was also reportedly unsteady on his feet after exiting the car. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated. At the station, he submitted to a chemical test, allegedly registering a 0.20 percent blood alcohol level. He was charged with two counts of DWI, common law and aggravated; failure to keep right, failure to stay in lane and open container.

• Police were called to an Amanda Lane department store for an accused shoplifter who was reportedly resisting arrest. The Hamburg man allegedly took an Xbox controller and put it in his coat. The value of the controller was $120. He was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

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