Weekly Feature

2014-07-17 / Police Blotter

Police find man’s weed in baby food jar

Monday, July 7

• A West Seneca man was observed traveling on Langner Road without a seat belt. While performing a traffic stop, police reportedly observed the man making a lot of movement toward the passenger portion of the vehicle. During the subsequent stop, police could smell the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The officer observed in plain view a metal smoking pipe on the floor board behind the passenger seat and later found a plastic tube filled with loose marijuana. The man was arrested and charged with not wearing a seat belt and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Wednesday, July 9

• Police observed three males riding their bicycles down the middle of the lane of travel on Seneca Street, obstructing normal traffic flow in the process. Police noted that none of the men had the proper required safety equipment affixed to their bicycles and pulled them over. One of the bicyclists, a West Seneca man, was reportedly holding a can of Bud Light in his hand. Another rider, also from West Seneca, had recently been in contact with the police regarding marijuana possession, so he was asked whether or not he was in possession of the drug. He reportedly admitted having marijuana stored in a baby food jar.

Thursday, July 10

• A Tindle Avenue man reported to police that the front license plate on his car, parked in the driveway of his home, had been stolen during the night.

• A Burch Avenue man reported to police that two flowerpots, each valued at $25, and wind chimes, also valued at $25, had been stolen from his front lawn.

• A Buffalo woman was arrested and charged with petit larceny at the Wegmans on Orchard Park Road. The woman, who was found sitting in a vehicle in the store’s parking lot, had allegedly stolen $347.47 worth of different meats and placed them in several reusable bags. The woman had also reportedly stolen another $25.75 in general merchandise and placed it in her handbag without paying.

Saturday, July 12

• A West Seneca man reported to police that his credit card had been stolen and subsequently used to make a large purchase. The man told police that he had placed his wallet containing the card in a secured locker at the YMCA on Southwestern Boulevard. He stated that the master lock on the locker had been damaged and that only his card had been taken, with the wallet and $35 in cash left behind. The man said when that contacting his bank, he had been advised that the card had been used to make a purchase of $2,686.11 at the McKinley Mall and the account was immediately closed.

• A Slade Avenue man reported to police that a battery-operated wrench, valued at $107, and a Craftsman ratchet set, valued at $60, had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

Sunday, July 13

• A vehicle owned by a Buffalo woman, which was up for sale and parked in the front of an Indian Church Road residence, was damaged overnight by a large rock thrown through the vehicle’s back window. The estimated cost to replace the rear window was $275.

Total calls received: 438

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the West Seneca Police Department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. Residents can report incidents to the WSPD by calling its anonymous tip line at 675-8423.)

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