Weekly Feature

2017-07-27 / Police Blotter

Lawnmower starts Seneca Street grass fire

Tuesday, July 18

• Police responded to a report of a grass fire on Seneca Street. Upon their arrival, the fire had been extinguished by the complainant. He said he was mowing tall grass at the rear of his property when the grass underneath the mower caught fire. East Seneca firefighters were on scene and assisted with ensuring that the affected grass was completely extinguished. Damage done to the lawnmower was estimated at $1,000.

Friday, July 21

• A vehicle was stopped on the entrance ramp from Ridge Road to Route 219 and I-90 East. The stop was for an expired 10-day inspection sticker. It was found that the suspect’s registration was suspended for parking violations and an insurance lapse. The individual was arrested and issued a court date in August, and the vehicle was towed.

• An officer responded to Wegmans on Orchard Park Road for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant said that when she was shopping, an unknown person damaged her vehicle from the front fender all the way down the rear quarter panel with some kind of key or sharp object. Store management was unable to check video surveillance but said Loss Prevention would be notified and would contact the reporting officer with any additional information. Damage to the vehicle was more than $250.

Saturday, July 22

• A reporting officer responded to Kmart on Orchard Park Road for the report of a larceny with a suspect detained. After making an initial purchase, the individual returned and picked up two additional items, allegedly passing through all points of purchase without paying. The items were identified as two bicycle tubes in the amount of $13.03 that were reportedly concealed in his pocket. He was charged with petit larceny.

Total calls: 457

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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