Weekly Feature

2017-07-13 / Police Blotter

Police say woman tried to make off with Molson

Monday, July 3

• Police observed a vehicle traveling 49 mph in a 40-mph zone on Clinton Street. The driver, a French Lea Road man, produced a Florida driver’s license and said he did not have a license for New York. A computer check showed him to be a licensed New York State driver and that the license was suspended for an insurance lapse. He was ticketed for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Tuesday, July 4

• A Buffalo man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police observed him to be parked perpendicular to the road on Orchard Park Road, with the vehicle running and lights on. When they attempted to approach the vehicle, police said the man pulled into the driving lane without signaling and crossed the double yellow line. During a stop of the vehicle, police observed the driver to have an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. He reportedly failed all field sobriety testing and refused a breath test. The man was arrested and subsequently charged with unlicensed operation, refusing a breath test, unsafe lane change and illegal signal.

Thursday, July 6

• An employee of Rite Aid on Union Road reported a larceny. An Almont Avenue woman had been detained by the store manager for allegedly shoplifting a six-pack of Molson Canadian beer, valued at $5.18. She was ticketed for petit larceny.

Sunday, July 9

• A Gowanda man was stopped on Indian Church Road for having a loud muffler. It was found that he had a suspended registration for no insurance and was ticketed for an exhaust system violation, suspended registration and no insurance.

Total calls: 535

(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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