Weekly Feature

2017-01-19 / Police Blotter

Gun found during DWI stop on Seneca Street

Wednesday, Jan. 11

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for a loud exhaust. During the stop, the driver informed police that he did not have a license, which police confirmed was suspended. He was ticketed for exhaust system violation, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to notify address change and plate display violation.

Thursday, Jan. 12

• Police responded to the Tim Hortons at Clinton Street and Harlem Road for the report of a man asleep at the wheel of a running vehicle, which was over the curb. The man was evaluated and asked to complete sobriety testing after police observed him to have glassy eyes and an odor of alcohol. He reportedly failed all tests, testing positive for alcohol at 0.26 percent. He was arrested and charged with DWI and aggravated

DWI.

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Clinton Street for displaying an expired 10-day inspection sticker. The man was found to have a suspended license. He was ticketed for no inspection and aggravated unlicensed operation. His vehicle was parked to be picked up by the owner.

Friday, Jan. 13

• Police were called to a report of a disturbance on Manhassett Street where they observed two men engaged in a fight. They were separated and detained, and police attempted to collect information from bystanders, which reportedly varied. They ascertained that one man had accused another of being a drug dealer, and profanities were exchanged, which led to the fight involving three individuals. The man identified as the aggressor was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Sunday, Jan. 15

• Police arrested two Buffalo residents after observing their vehicle to be stopped in traffic on Seneca Street. The driver, a woman, reportedly had slurred speech, poor motor coordination and the odor of alcohol. While attempting to administer field sobriety tests, police said the passenger was not following orders to place his hands on the dashboard and kept reaching for his front left pocket. Backup was called, and additional officers reportedly located a Taurus .38 special handgun in the man’s pocket. The driver allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. Both were arrested. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and double parking. The passenger was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and no seat belt.

Total calls: 518

(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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