Weekly Feature



2017-10-12 / Police Blotter

Pizza delivery man greeted with dog bite

Lancaster

Thursday, Sept. 28

• A driver attempting to pass another car on the right caused an accident along St. John Street and Broadway. Visibly intoxicated, the driver drove over the sidewalk on the right and caused minor damage to both vehicles.

Sunday, Oct. 1

• Police responded to Tops Markets along Transit Road after receiving calls about a shoplifter. A man stole baby formula, placing it in his jacket and passing all points of sale.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

• A Tops Markets employee was caught redeeming coupons for cash value during a promotional program in the store, totaling $80.25. A trespass notice was signed by the employer and employee that she is not to return to any Tops in the area.

Thursday, Oct. 5

• Police responded to a parking lot along Lake Avenue for reports of people yelling and shooting a pellet gun at street signs. A man was seen throwing something in a dumpster when police arrived, which turned out to be a mason jar. The pellet guns were in the man’s backpack. He also had several counterfeit $100 bills in a front part of the backpack, which were confiscated.

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Monday, Oct. 2

• Police pulled over a man for erratic driving along Barnabas Drive at Dick Road. He was swerving out of his lane, into the center median, and cut off another car at the intersection. Visibly intoxicated, the man was asked by officers to perform field sobriety tests. Halfway through, the man told officers “What’s the point? I’m arrested. I’m intoxicated,” according to police narrative. The man had 0.199-percent blood alcohol content.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

• A woman walking her three dogs along Cardy Lane called police after another dog bit two of her three, drawing blood. Officers contacted Cheektowaga Dog Control, who told the parties involved that it is a civil matter.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

• A man delivering a pizza to a home along Little Place called police after he was bitten in the leg by a small black and white dog. The dog’s owner provided up-to-date immunizations and rabies forms, as well as the dog’s license with the village, to police. Lancaster Dog Control was notified.

Thursday, Oct. 5

• Police initiated a traffic stop along Transit Road, as the vehicle had an expired inspection. The driver didn’t actually pull over until he reached Zubrick Road and Park Place, three-fourths of a mile from when police activated lights and siren. The man had two warrants out of West Seneca and one out of the Erie County Sheriff’s Department. The man was taken into custody and his car was towed.

• Officers responded to a home along Warsaw Street regarding stolen items. A roofing company’s employees reportedly stole two metal plates from the garage that are used for woodworking. The woman who rents the home on Warsaw contacted officers when her landlord wouldn’t accept her calls regarding the theft. Officers tried to contact the landlord as well, but she does not have voicemail. Detectives will follow up with the situation.

(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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