Weekly Feature

2016-11-10 / Police Blotter

Man finds 14-inch arrow stuck in his shed


Monday, Oct. 31

• Police responded to complaints of a man driving recklessly along Walden Avenue, sideswiping another vehicle, and then turning left on Zoeller Road and making another left on Genesee Street before police could pull him over. The man had a half-empty bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in the passenger seat and was unable to complete field sobriety tests.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

• Police responded to reports of a man staggering across Transit Road, eventually finding him walking into a Sunoco gas station. The man was showing signs of narcotics use but told police he was staggering due to a back injury. Officers found a clear plastic bag containing heroin, wax paper envelopes used for drug packaging, two hypodermic needles and the man’s prescription for Zubsolv.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

• A debit card was dropped off at the Lancaster Police Station after being found in the parking lot of the Tops on Transit Road.

Thursday, Nov. 3

• Police initiated a traffic stop at Laverack Avenue and Cotton Street for a driver with suspended registration. The male driver was unaware that his registration had been suspended since August; the insurance also had lapsed on the vehicle.


Monday, Oct. 31

• A man called police after noticing an arrow stuck in the side of his shed. Police believe the 14-inch arrow may have been launched from a crossbow. The man doesn’t know of anyone in the neighborhood who owns a crossbow.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

• Two pairs of sunglasses and a briefcase were stolen from a man’s car while it was parked in his driveway. Police suggested the man lock his car in the future.

Thursday, Nov. 3

• A man was awoken by a fire in his kitchen. When officers arrived, there was a charred section of the kitchen around the stove. Both floors of the Neoga Street apartment were filled with smoke, and two unknown items in the kitchen were still smoldering.

• Police responded to a car accident that took place on Broadway in front of D&L Plaza. A woman, two weeks pregnant, was read-ended by a man who was more focused on the green light than the car in front of him, according to police accounts. The woman was taken to Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, and her car was left in a lot overnight until someone could get it for her.

Friday, Nov. 4

• An officer driving along Sanilac Avenue was flagged down by a woman near the railroad bridge. The woman said she had been in contact with a Depew detective about larcenies committed by her ex-boyfriend. She turned over three New York State driver licenses, a credit card and stamps to the officer. The items were linked to larcenies at Tops and another complaint out of the Village of Lancaster.

• A man reportedly walked into his ex-girlfriend’s parents’ home without knocking or having permission to enter. He took a pack of cigarettes off a dresser and left with his daughter, who also lives in the residence. The homeowners requested an order of protection and also said the man had been using a false identity for various interactions with officers. A warrant is being sought for the man.

Saturday, Nov. 5

• Police pulled over a woman for speeding along George Urban Boulevard at Colgate Drive. The woman’s license had been revoked effective on five separate dates, according to the report.

(Editors 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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