Vehicle purchase includes fraudulent inspection sticker
(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. Residents can report incidents to the West Seneca Police Department by calling its anonymous tip line at 675-8423.)
Friday, May 14
• A resident on Mill Road reported that a vehicle went off the roadway onto the complainant’s property and left tire marks on the front lawn. The vehicle reportedly struck and moved a boulder on the property approximately 10 to 12 feet from its original spot; several places were visible in the lawn from where the boulder was moved from or bounced.
• Patrol stopped a resident on Clinton Street for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration as well as a suspended driver’s license. Further investigation revealed the driver had an outstanding bench warrant out of the Town of Cheektowaga.
• A Buffalo woman was exiting onto Ridge Road from Route 219 when she was struck from behind. However, further investigation revealed the woman was driving a vehicle with suspended registration due to not having valid insurance.
Total calls received: 57
Sunday, May 16
• Patrol responded to a stopped vehicle on Route 400 and found it occupied by a Buffalo man, who was observed to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Patrol also observed the driver had urinated on his clothes and discovered a half-empty bottle of an alcoholic beverage beneath the driver seat. The man denied drinking but failed several sobriety tests and eventually registered a .18 percent blood-alcohol concentration.
• A Cheektowaga woman was stopped on Clinton Street for swerving outside of her lane of travel. She was observed to have bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol emanating from her breath and failed several sobriety tests. The woman defecated in her pants upon being arrested and blew a .17 percent BAC.
• A Hamburg resident reported that someone had damaged the rear sliding window of an unregistered Ford Ranger pickup parked at a Fisher Road property. The suspect entered the vehicle and rummaged through it, though no items were reported missing. Damage is estimated to cost $200.
Total calls received: 65
Monday, May 17
• An employee at Northwood Elementary School reported that a window had been broken sometime over the weekend, which is estimated to cost $250 to replace.
• Patrol stopped a vehicle on Mineral Springs Road for a loud exhaust and its front license plate hanging vertically by one bolt. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle displayed a fraudulent inspection sticker, which the male suspect told police, “Yeah, that ain’t right; it was on the car when I bought it.” Also, a computer check revealed his driver’s license was suspended.
• A male resident was stopped on Columbia for having a suspended vehicle registration due to no insurance in effect.
• Patrol ticketed a Tonawanda male due to driving while both the vehicle registration and his driver’s license are suspended.
Total calls received: 59
Tuesday, May 18
• A Buffalo male was arrested for throwing an egg at a patrol car on Seneca Street before dumping the remainder of an egg carton into the roadway. The subject agreed to clean the patrol car in lieu of paying bail.
• A woman on Crownland Circle reported that a Global Positioning System device and an unknown amount of coinage were removed from her locked vehicle. The center console was said to be damaged after being pried open.
• A Tampa Drive woman reported that a GPS device worth $120 was removed from her locked vehicle and several scratches were made near the lock on the driver-side door where the thief was said to have gained access.
• Patrol stopped a vehicle with suspended registration on Seneca Street due to receiving a positive hit on the License Plate Reader system. Further investigation revealed the vehicle’s registration was suspended and the subject’s license was also suspended and revoked.
• A Cheektowaga male reported that his wallet, which contained about $90 cash and four credit and debit cards, was taken from his locker at the YMCA on Southwestern Boulevard. The subject told patrol he accidentally left the locker unsecured.
Total calls received: 57
Wednesday, May 19
• Patrol stopped an East Aurora male on Union Road for driving a vehicle with improper license plates. The subject stated he just purchased the vehicle four days ago and didn’t have the money to register the vehicle.
• A male resident was stopped on Mineral Springs Road for a tinted window violation. Further investigation revealed the driver’s license was suspended.
Total calls received: 66
Thursday, May 20
• A vehicle traveling at high speed passed a patrol car on Bullis Road was pursued and eventually stopped on Southwestern Boulevard. The male subject was said to have red, glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He failed multiple sobriety tests. Also, the subject refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.
Total calls received: 75