Weekly Feature

2016-12-22 / Police Blotter

Traffic stop reveals man with 15 suspensions

Wednesday, Dec. 14

• Police responded to an accident call involving two vehicles on Slade Avenue. Upon speaking with the complainant, police said the driver of the second vehicle, a Buffalo man, had pulled out in front of the first. A computer check showed the man to have no insurance and a suspended vehicle, as well as a suspended license for 15 prior violations. He also was the subject of an outstanding warrant out of Buffalo. Police arrested him and charged the man with suspended registration, moving from lane unsafely, aggravated unlicensed operation and no insurance, and he was transferred to Buffalo police.

Thursday, Dec. 15

• Police observed a vehicle on Angle Road with an expired inspection and registration. During a stop of the vehicle, police discovered that the driver, a Kirkwood Avenue man, had a suspended license and there was no valid insurance on the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle without inspection, unlicensed operation, operating an unregistered vehicle on the highway and operating a vehicle without insurance.

• Officers responded to an accident involving three vehicles on Center Road. The driver of the vehicle that reportedly caused the accident was found to have a suspended license for pending prosecution following a prior DWI charge. Her car was towed, and she was charged with following too close and aggravated unlicensed operation.

• A Buffalo man was stopped on Harlem Road for an obstructed license plate. During the stop, police discovered that the driver’s license and registration were suspended for an insurance lapse. He was ticketed for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.

• Home Depot loss prevention contacted police to report an attempted petit larceny. Upon arrival at the Ridge Road store, police spoke to a Lackawanna man who allegedly attempted to conceal various power tools, valued at $198, in his shopping cart and pass all points of payment. The man was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

Saturday, Dec. 17

• Police observed a driver on Seneca Street cut through a parking lot to allegedly avoid a traffic control device. During a stop of the vehicle, police discovered that the driver, a Tudor Boulevard man, had a suspended license. He was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation, operating an unregistered vehicle and avoiding a traffic device.

Monday, Dec. 19

• A Crownland Circle resident was stopped on Naples Drive for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, which the woman reportedly failed. Police said she tested positive for alcohol at 0.13 percent. The woman was arrested and charged with DWI, operating a vehicle while under the influence and inadequate lights.

Total calls: 505

(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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