Weekly Feature

2018-01-18 / Police Blotter

Car towed after parking in intersection


Wednesday, Jan. 3

• Police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Walmart on Transit Road and took a married couple into custody. The Cheektowaga residents had allegedly scanned one item in the self-checkout lane and did not pay for it. Both were charged with petit larceny and released.

Monday, Jan. 8

• A Ukrainian man was in Border Patrol custody after officers from the Lancaster Police Department stopped a Depew man on Walden Avenue for a headlight violation. The driver could not produce a valid license, instead giving officers a learner’s permit and Czechoslovakian license. One of his passengers, who had a Ukrainian license, had exceeded the term of his legal stay in the U.S. The driver was ticketed and released.


Tuesday, Jan. 9

• A Williamsville woman was charged with petit larceny after she allegedly attempted to steal muffins, a Pepsi and a notebook from the Tops supermarket on Broadway. The woman, who was detained by a staff member of the grocery store, was taken into police custody and later released.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

• Officers responding to the report of shoplifting at the Tops supermarket on Broadway arrested a Buffalo man after he reportedly tried to steal two cans of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko. The man was charged with petit larceny and later released by police.

Saturday, Jan. 13

• Police had the vehicle of a Depew man towed, after it was left locked and in front of a stop sign at the corner of Penora Street and Gould Avenue during a winter driving ban. Officers reported that the Volkswagen GTI was an obstruction for village plows and other drivers traveling in the area. Unable to contact the owner by phone, officers had the vehicle towed and issued a parking summons.

(Editor’s 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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