Weekly Feature

2014-01-09 / Police Blotter

Multiple people driving intoxicated on New Year’s


Tuesday, Dec. 31

• Two females were screaming at each other on Columbia Avenue.

• A woman fell and hit her head in a bar and was bleeding. Her boyfriend was reportedly also drunk and belligerent.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

• A woman reported that she had received a harassing letter from her sister in regards to an on-going family dispute.

• A person was locked out of their vehicle on Rumford Street, due to a broken handle.

Thursday, Jan. 2

• A car broke down on the shoulder of Stewart Drive.

• A man reported that he had been unable to reach his 90-year-old mother and that her landline was busy and she was not answering her cell phone. It was found that her receiver was off the hook and all was in order.

• A woman allegedly shoplifted multiple items, including beer and meat. She had apparently stolen the items from three different locations of the same chain of grocery stores.


Saturday, Dec. 28

• A Buffalo man was found rolling a marijuana blunt in the parking lot of a Transit Road motel. Three other containers of marijuana were also found on the man, who had active warrants from the City of Buffalo and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.

• A Buffalo woman was pulled over for failure to maintain her lane on Transit Road and showed signs of intoxication. She also had an open container in the vehicle, but seemed unaware that such action was illegal.

Sunday, Dec. 29

• Patrol noticed a vehicle parked in the lot of a Transit Road business which had been closed for hours. When patrol pulled in, the car pulled out. Following a traffic stop, police found marijuana on the Town of Lancaster man who was driving the car, who appeared to be intoxicated.

Monday, Dec. 30

• A Village of Depew woman attempted to steal a cubic zirconia ring from a Transit Road business worth $60.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

• A Cheektowaga man was driving a dump truck at Transit Road parking lot with a suspended license when he backed into another car.

• A Transit Road business reported a larceny in progress and found three people in the customer service line, apparently trying to return stolen merchandise. One offender had multiple clothing items in her purse, while a second offender had stolen a television mount by putting it in his pants.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

• While driving on Aurora Street, a Cheektowaga man crossed over double yellow lines, nearly striking a patrol vehicle. He had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent.

• Early in the morning of New Year’s day, a Town of Lancaster man was observed going 64 mph in a 45 zone on Broadway. He had a BAC of .14 percent.

• An Alden woman was found in her vehicle in a ditch on Walden Avenue. She told officers that she had pulled over because she was too drunk to drive. The woman believed it was 4:30 a.m. when it was nearly 6 a.m.

(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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