Weekly Feature

2017-01-26 / Police Blotter

Man says he steals food to appease girlfriend’s drug dealer

Sunday, Jan. 15

• Police responded to a call at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road of a petit larceny in progress. Upon arrival, officers reported seeing a man leave the store with a cart full of unpaid groceries. The man, a Buffalo resident, allegedly told police he was stealing meats, dog food and other items for his girlfriend who was allegedly being threatened by her drug dealer. According to the man, if she does not provide food to the drug dealer, he is threatening to kill her. The man was arrested and charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. In the cart, police reportedly found $930.23 in miscellaneous merchandise.

• A Cheektowaga man was ticketed for inadequate lights and aggravated unlicensed operation following a stop on Union Road.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for a nonworking brake light. During the stop, police discovered that the driver’s license was suspended for an insurance lapse. He also was the subject of an active warrant out of Niagara County. He was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle without stop lamps, and was transported to Niagara County on the warrant.

Thursday, Jan. 19

• An Elma man was ticketed for illegal window tint and aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on Seneca Street.

Friday, Jan. 20

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for an obstructed driver’s view. During the stop, police reportedly discovered that the driver had 22 prior license suspensions. He was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with obstructed vision.

• Police observed a vehicle on Ridge Road with a loud exhaust. While attempting to stop the vehicle, police reportedly observed the driver make a rapid left turn in front of another vehicle, causing the driver of the other vehicle to brake hard. During a stop of the vehicle, police discovered that the registration was suspended for an insurance lapse. The Pacecrest Court resident was ticketed for suspended registration, no insurance, exhaust system violation and moving from lane unsafely.

Saturday, Jan. 21

• A Lackawanna man was stopped on Ridge Road for an expired inspection. A computer check of the vehicle showed it to be suspended for an insurance lapse. The driver was ticketed for suspended registration, no inspection and no insurance.

Total calls: 517

(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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