Weekly Feature



2017-03-16 / Police Blotter

Traffic stop yields undocumented person

Tuesday, March 7

• A Buffalo woman was stopped on Ridge Road for reportedly driving 49 mph in a 35-mph zone. A computer check showed her license was suspended. She was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding.

Thursday, March 9

• Police responded to a call of a vehicle striking a utility pole on Seneca Creek Road. Upon arrival, police observed that the driver, an Elma woman who was still behind the wheel, had a bloody nose. When exiting through the passenger’s door, the woman stumbled and reportedly said she drank beer before driving. She tested positive for alcohol at an alleged 0.13 percent. She was transported to Erie County Medical Center for pain in the abdomen. She was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and imprudent speed.

• An Electric Avenue man was arrested following an unwelcome guest incident when it was found that he was the subject of an active warrant out of West Seneca. He was taken into custody for processing of the warrant.

Friday, March 10

• Police observed a vehicle cross the center lane marking four times on Clinton Street. The vehicle was also reportedly traveling 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. Upon speaking to the driver, a Cheektowaga man, police observed an odor of alcohol. The driver allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing breath test, unsafe lane change, failure to signal and speeding.

Saturday, March 11

• A vehicle operated by an Orchard Park man was observed by police failing to signal a turn from Clinton Street. During the stop, it was discovered that his driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to signal.

• Police stopped a vehicle on Union Road for no registration. During the stop, it was discovered that the driver did not have a license. The man said he had only his passport, which he provided to police. Police said there were no stamps in the passport and contacted border patrol. The man, an Erie, Pennsylvania, resident, was taken into custody by border patrol as an undocumented individual.

• A vehicle was stopped on Seneca Street for no front license plate. During the stop, the driver, a Buffalo man, reportedly said he had no license. A computer check confirmed that his license was suspended. He was ticketed for plate display violation and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Total calls: 515

(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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