Police attempt to pull over woman who keeps driving
Monday, Jan. 30
An officer witnesses a suspicious man walking in between two houses on Penora Street. When he approached the suspect, he displayed a large dagger in a threatening manner. The man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
An Anthony Drive resident reported discovering approximately three gallons of gasoline had been taken from his vehicle. This was the second such occurrence in the last two weeks, he told police.
An officer on patrol discovered a book of CDs on Transit Road, south of Walden Avenue. The 18 discs were mostly of country music.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Police stopped a driver on Transit Road for failing to stay in the designated lane. When the officer activated the overhead lights and sirens, the woman continued to drive for another mile. She told the officer, “How am I supposed to know you have to pull over for lights and sirens?”
Sunday, Feb. 12
An Enez Drive man reported finding his tire slashed.
Monday, Feb. 13
Police officers assisted Cheektowaga Police officers in stopping and searching a car on Broadway. The male occupant was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Saturday, Feb. 4
A Grambo Drive resident reported that someone bent the mirrors on his scooter, which was given to him by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Police arrested a suspect and charged him with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Police stopped a car traveling 60 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone on Central Avenue. The driver appeared to be intoxicated and refused a breath test. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
A female driver was seen by police drinking from what appeared to be a can of beer. She was stopped and displayed signs of intoxication. She had a .11 blood alcohol content and was charged with DWI.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Police were called to a Transit Road retailer for the report of a woman shoplifting clothing and greeting cards. Officers charged her with petit larceny and also took custody of her dog, which had been left in her car.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Police responded to a Drullard Avenue resident for the report of a woman who had overdosed. The woman was treated at the scene by members of Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Police found four bags of heroin in the residence and also discovered that the woman had an outstanding arrest warrant our of Depew. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.
Police stopped a driver on Walden Avenue after the vehicle crossed over the double line. The female driver admitted having hypodermic syringes in her purse. A search of her vehicle also turned up more syringes. She was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument.
(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.)