Weekly Feature

2017-06-15 / Police Blotter

Larceny of parakeet food, dog treats reported

Monday, June 5

• Loss prevention at Kmart on Orchard Park Road contacted police to report a larceny. The woman, a Thorndale Avenue resident, was in custody for allegedly taking a men’s jacket, shorts, parakeet food and bacon-flavored dog treats from the store, concealing them on her person and passing all points of purchase. The items were valued at $45.60. She was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

• A vehicle was stopped on Clinton Street for having an inoperative brake light. The driver, a Buffalo woman, was found to have a suspended license. She was ticketed for no stop lamps and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Tuesday, June 6

• Police responded to Harlem Road for a report of a reckless driver. The complainant reportedly observed a driver throw a Bud Light beer bottle out the window of the vehicle, which later was located in the parking lot of Tops Markets. When patrol spoke to the driver, a Depew man, he allegedly admitted throwing the bottle after drinking the beer and said his license was suspended. He was arrested and charged with depositing refuse on highway and aggravated unlicensed operation.

• A vehicle on Seneca Street was observed crossing the center line, due to imprudent speed while rounding a curve. Police pursued the vehicle, which turned onto Orchard Park Road and crossed the double yellow line twice more. Upon speaking to the driver, a Cheektowaga woman, police observed her to have an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, slurred speech and a white powdery substance on her leg. The same substance was also located in the center console. She reportedly failed some field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.13 percent. She was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, suspended registration, unsafe lane change, failure to signal and imprudent speed.

Wednesday, June 7

• A Lancaster woman was stopped on Seneca Street for an expired inspection. She was also found to have a suspended license and was ticketed for no inspection and aggravated unlicensed operation.

• An SUV reportedly pulled out of Southgate Plaza in front of a patrol car, causing the officer to brake to avoid an accident. The vehicle was then observed to travel 32 mph in a 45-mph zone, swerve over the fog line, nearly striking the curb, and then enter the left lane. During a stop of the vehicle, police reported smelling an odor of alcohol. The driver, a Cheektowaga man, reportedly had poor motor coordination while searching for his license. He said he was heading home, but police said he was traveling in the wrong direction. He allegedly failed some field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.16 percent. The man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from lane, impeding traffic and improper turn.

Thursday, June 8

• Police responded to Center Road for a report of an injury accident. A utility trailer containing 1.5 tons of crushed stone reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle. The truck driver, a Seneca Creek Road man, was found to have a suspended license. He was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation and unsafe lane change.

Total calls: 473

(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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