Fancy pants leads police on chase into creek
Sunday, April 9
• Police responded to Tops Markets on Orchard Park Road for a report of a woman shoplifting. Loss prevention said the Cheektowaga woman had been removing items from their packaging and putting them in her pants. The woman reportedly ran from loss prevention, causing a brief chase by police into the woods and creek behind Wegmans. The woman was allegedly found to have $47.80 in various makeup and one pair of tweezers, valued at $9.23, on her person. She was arrested and charged with petit larceny, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
Monday, April 10
• A Sloan man was observed on Clinton Street traveling an estimated 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. Police stopped the vehicle and observed the driver to have slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. The driver reportedly failed all field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.195 percent. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, unregistered vehicle, failure to signal and speeding.
Saturday, April 15
• A vehicle on Indian Church Road was observed by police traveling at an estimated 70 mph. During the stop, police discovered that the operator’s driver’s license was suspended. The Buffalo man was ticketed for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation.
Tuesday, April 18
• Police observed that a vehicle on Ridge Road did not stop at a stop sign. When the driver was pulled over, police discovered that the vehicle’s registration and driver’s license were suspended for no insurance. The driver, a Slade Avenue resident, was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation, suspended registration and failure to stop.
Total calls: 458
(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.)