Weekly Feature



2012-04-05 / Police Blotter

Business experiences mystery of dead animals

Depew

Monday, March 26

A complainant came to the station to report that she had found a handbag in a parking lot.

Tuesday, March 27

A walk-in complainant reported that someone stole a license plate off a vehicle while it was in a parking lot.

Wednesday, March 28

Officers were called to a condemned building on Main Street for the report of a burglary. They found a man inside and charged him with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. They found a garbage pail filled with copper piping and scrap material in it.

Police responded to Transit Road after receiving a call about a vehicle crossing lanes and traveling too slowly. The driver had pulled into a bank parking lot by the time police arrived and told officers he had had two cocktails. He had a .22 blood alcohol content and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Thursday, March 29

Police stopped a driver traveling 80 mph in a 30-mph zone on Transit Road. The driver went through a red light and would not stop. The chase reached the speed of 83 mph in a 45-mph zone before the driver finally stopped. The officer found her hunched over in her seat, resting on the steering wheel. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI as well as traffic violations. She had a .22 BAC.

Officers responded to a business on Walden Avenue after workers found a dead possum on a work truck. The manager said another dead possum had been left on a truck and that, previously, a dead squirrel had been mailed to their other location in Buffalo.

Police were called to a Dick Road store. The security officer told them that a man had walked out of the store with items worth $40 without paying. He was charged with petit larceny.

A car was stopped on Transit Road for having inadequate lights. While pulling the car over, officers saw the driver toss a plastic bag out the window. The driver told police it contained marijuana. He also had a pipe with marijuana residue inside the car. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Saturday, March 31

• Police stopped a driver on George Urban Boulevard for crossing into another lane. He had an odor of alcohol on him and was charged with DWI. He had a .15 BAC.

A woman told police that while her car was parked on Dartmouth Drive, she discovered that someone threw nails under her tire, causing it to deflate.

Sunday, April 1

Police stopped a driver on Broadway for failing to yield and nearly causing an accident. The woman displayed signs of intoxication and had a .14 BAC. She was charged with DWI.

Monday, April 2

A Main Street man told police he returned home and noticed cigarettes, money and his video game system missing.

A Main Street woman reported that a man came over and accused another man inside her apartment of stealing his credit card. The accuser forced his way into her apartment and pushed her. He was charged with second degree criminal trespass.

(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.)

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