Weekly Feature



2016-11-17 / Police Blotter

Antsy woman found with marijuana in pants

Tuesday, Nov 1

• Police stopped a Cheektowaga driver on Clinton Street driving 55 mph in a 35-mph zone. The vehicle was also observed by police swerving over the lane divider and not signaling. During the stop it was determined that the man was intoxicated after failing all field sobriety tests. He tested positive for alcohol at 0.21 percent and was charged with speeding, moving from lane unsafely, no signal, failure to stop and driving while intoxicated.

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for an unsafe lane change. During the stop the driver said he did not have his license with him. His license was found to be revoked. He was ticketed for moving from lane unsafely and unlicensed operation.

• Police stopped a vehicle on Flohr Avenue after observing the vehicle to have tinted windows. The driver, a Cheektowaga man, said he did not have a license with him. While under arrest, police questioned why his vehicle smelled like marijuana to which he reportedly stated there was a $20 bag in the center console. When police went to retrieve the marijuana, they reported seeing the passenger, a Buffalo woman, putting something down the back of her pants. She denied doing so and was questioned. Police searched the vehicle and located a 25-gram bag of marijuana, at which point the female admitted to putting a bag down her pants. Both were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, illegal window tints and unlicensed operation.

Sunday, Nov. 6

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for driving a pickup with no tailgate and junk and garbage in the truck bed. The driver reportedly possessed a suspended license and was ticketed for unlicensed operation.

Monday, Nov. 7

• The owner of a car dealership on Harlem Road reported a New York State dealer license plate was stolen from his driveway.

Friday, Nov. 11

• Police responded to a report of an accident on South Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed a vehicle in a ditch with a woman behind the wheel. The woman, a Southwood Drive resident, told police she did not know what happened. Police observed her to have red glassy eyes and slurred speech. She also had an odor of alcohol on her breath. She allegedly said she had been heading home from “Bottoms Up Bar and had two drinks.” Field sobriety tests were administered, which police said she failed, and she allegedly tested positive for alcohol at 0.166 percent. She was charged with DWI, operating a vehicle under the influence and moving from lane unsafely.

Sunday, Nov. 13

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Clinton Street for a loud exhaust. During the stop it was discovered that the driver had a suspended license. He was charged with unlicensed operation and inadequate muffler.

• Police observed a vehicle on Orchard Park Road make a turn without signaling. During the stop it was discovered that the driver, a Buffalo woman, was the subject of an active warrant out of Evans. She was arrested and charged with illegal signal before being transferred to Evans police.

Total calls: 496

(Editors 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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