Weekly Feature

2015-09-10 / Police Blotter

Thieves drop two bags of shrimp while fleeing

Wednesday, Sept. 2

• A man reported to police that an unknown suspect had cut a hole in the top of his 1983 Buick Riviera convertible. The suspect then reached inside the vehicle to unlock the passenger side door. Nothing was reported missing inside the car.

Thursday, Sept. 3

• Police responded to the Petco at 330 Orchard Park Road. A female store manager stated that a male store manager had been issuing fraudulent returns to himself for more than two months. An internal loss prevention investigation showed that he had made nine fraudulent cash refunds totaling

$664.33 and six fraudulent credit card refunds totaling $948.83 for a total of $1,613.16. The suspect allegedly admitted the theft when confronted and was issued an appearance ticket.

Sunday, Sept. 6

• Police observed a blue Chevrolet driving erratically on Harlem Road. The driver exhibited slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests. When a breathalyzer test was initiated, the suspect refused, telling the arresting officer, “You must be one of the gay guys.”

• Police responded to the Tops on 800 Harlem Road. Two unknown males dropped two bags of shrimp just before the final point of purchase before fleeing the store.

• Patrol was dispatched to the Wegmans at 370 Orchard Park Road. An employee noticed his green draw string bag was missing from the break room. The bag was said to contain car keys, house keys, a pack of Newport cigarettes and a bottle of cologne, all valued at $195. An employee may have been involved.

Monday, Sept. 7

• A female complainant reported to police that someone had intentionally knocked over her mailbox. The mailbox was damaged for the second time in less than a week.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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