Weekly Feature

2017-06-22 / Police Blotter

Cash, passport stolen from Chinese tourist


Friday, June 9

• Police caught two male drivers racing each other along Transit Road at Como Park Boulevard, one going 68 and the other 72 mph. One driver had a suspended license, while the other’s registration had expired.

• Officers responded to reports of reckless driving along Transit Road and William Street. The driver did not pull over when police initiated a stop, instead turning onto Como Park Boulevard. Another officer in the area pulled alongside the vehicle, at which point the man stopped. The man had to be told several times by officers to put the car in park. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.28 percent blood alcohol level.

Saturday, June 10

• Two motorcyclists were caught racing each other along Transit Road at Como Park Boulevard, traveling at an estimated 80 mph in a 45-mph zone.

Tuesday, June 13

• A woman was pulled over along Transit Road near the Thruway exit for an inoperable headlight. While searching her purse for identification, officers reportedly observed a smoking pipe. The woman handed over marijuana in a plastic container when questioned by police.

Wednesday, June 14

• Tops Markets along Transit Road called police after employees observed a woman steal laundry baskets, beverages, Dayquil and packets of yogurt. Police tracked the woman down to a residence along Borden Road, where she reportedly admitted to stealing the items.


Monday, June 12

• Police pulled over a man for drunken driving along Transit Road near Strasmer Road. The man reportedly failed field sobriety tests and refused breath tests.

Tuesday, June 13

• Residents of a French Road home called police after two cars were broken into; $10 was stolen from one vehicle, while nothing was taken from the other. All doors were locked except the driver-side doors and trunks.

• A woman hit a pedestrian who was walking across Broadway at Transit Road. The driver told police she was turning onto Broadway from Transit after getting a green arrow and hadn’t seen the pedestrian. The woman who was struck complained of leg pain and was transported to ECMC; officers noted an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the pedestrian’s breath, according to the police report.

Thursday, June 15

• A man called police after his car was scratched or keyed sometime overnight along West 3rd Street.

• Police responded to the intersection of Transit Road and Walden Avenue after receiving reports of an accident involving three vehicles. One vehicle had struck the rear end of the car ahead waiting at the light, causing that car to strike the vehicle ahead. The woman operating the third car involved was treated for possible injury, as she just had neck surgery and has pre-existing back problems, according to the police report.

• A resident of Southeast Works group home on Grant Street called police after someone stole her winning Lucky 7 lottery ticket, which was in a Christmas stocking in her bedroom. Southeast’s manager provided police with names of staff who were working that night.

Friday, June 16

• Police were called to Imperial Buffet along Patrick Lane after two backpacks were stolen from Chinese tourists. One of the backpacks had the individual’s passport, $1,600 in American cash and $2,000 in Chinese money. The other backpack had clothing and souvenirs. One of the tourists provided police with a video of the incident, and police will look to social media to catch the three perpetrators. The tour guide was given instructions on how to obtain a police report in order for the individual to leave the country without a passport, as the group was scheduled to leave Wednesday.

Sunday, June 18

• A man reportedly slashed the tires of three vehicles in the parking lot of Magruders along Broadway. The bar was closing, and he had been asked to leave.

(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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