Weekly Feature



2012-05-24 / Police Blotter

Man arrested after refusing to leave restaurant

Depew

Wednesday, May 16

• An employee at a Transit Road gas station called police after a man left without paying for a beverage.

Thursday, May 17

• Police were called to a Transit Road gas station for an attempted armed robbery. A man pulled out a butter knife and told the clerk to give him money. The clerk grabbed a tire iron, and the man ran out of the store.

• A Main Street man said he allowed another man to stay at his home, but told him after a few days to find a new place. He discovered the man sleeping in his car and kicked him out. Later, he found his passenger window broken and the car door unlocked. He believes the man, who is homeless, is still sleeping in his car.

Friday, May 18

• While police were conducting a traffic stop, a vehicle went by without slowing down or taking caution. Police stopped the car and discovered the male driver was intoxicated. He had a .19 blood alcohol content and was charged with DWI.

• Officers responded to Gould Avenue for a house fire. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

• Police responded to a home on Broadway after the resident reported that someone entered her unlocked apartment and stole a television, DVD player, $500 in cash, food and other items.

Sunday, May 20

Police were called to a hit-and-run, property-damage-only accident on Dick Road. The driver was discovered on French Road and told police he was coming from a bar and had too much to drink. He also told police he had struck something but wasn’t sure what it was. He had a .22 BAC and was charged with DWI.

Lancaster

Saturday, May 12

• An officer stopped a car after it failed to proceed through a green light. The driver displayed signs of intoxication, and a glass with ice and unknown mixture, as well as a liquor bottle with an unknown mixture, were found inside the vehicle. The man was charged with DWI.

• Police were dispatched for the report of an intoxicated driver near Broadway. The male who called police said he was arguing with his girlfriend over his hashish oil. Police also discovered marijuana in his possession. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police located the girlfriend, who was charged with DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance. She had a .13 BAC.

• Police were called to Transit Road after a man reported discovering nearly $746 worth of property missing from his vehicle.

Sunday, May 13

• Police picked up a man on St. Mary’s Street on a warrant and discovered marijuana inside his vehicle. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

• A woman reported her bracelet missing from her car on Court Street.

Police responded to a Transit Road restaurant for the report of a disturbance. They discovered a male customer yelling at an employee. He refused to leave and was charged with disorderly conduct. The woman he was with was charged with DWI after going through the drive-thru. She had a .13 BAC.

• A Broezel Avenue man reported a bicycle stolen from his driveway.

• A Court Street resident reported nearly $5 in change missing from two vehicles.

(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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