Weekly Feature

2017-06-15 / Police Blotter

Woman claims attack by cocaine dealer


Sunday, June 4

• A man was pulled over along Madison and Randolph streets for giving insufficient notice before signaling a turn. The man admitted to coming from a home along Como Park Boulevard to buy drugs and turned over a bottle of oxycodone pills.

Monday, June 5

• Police received a tip that a man would be returning from the City of Buffalo with drugs. Officers initiated a traffic stop along Genesee Street near Harris Hill Road, but the vehicle continued to drive and pull into a driveway along Genesee. The man admitted to buying 12 bags of crack cocaine, which was turned over to police.

Wednesday, June 7

• Officers responded to the Sunoco Gas Station along Transit Road for reports of a man having a seizure in his car. The man appeared to be having some kind of panic attack and started crawling around in the back of his car. The man told police he experienced a panic attack because his blood sugar was low; officers found a capped needle in the driver door and a small bag in his wallet that contained a brown, powder-like substance.


Monday, June 5

• A man appeared slouched over the wheel while parked at Wegmans on Dick Road. When officers approached him he was alert and said he was listening to the radio before heading into Wegmans. Police found a glass smoking pipe, a small bag of marijuana and various pills, including acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride, acetaminophen and codeine phosphate, buprenorphine hydrochloride, naloxone hydrochloride, lorazepam, and alprazolam.

• A garbage tote was stolen from a home along Columbia Avenue. The rear entrance door was open, as well as two upstairs bedroom doors. Nothing was missing from inside the house, and the resident is looking into who would have known a digital code on the door.

Tuesday, June 6

• Police responded to an accident at Transit Road and Broadway. The operator of a tractor-trailer told police he had a steady green light along Transit and as he passed the intersection he felt impact to the trailer. The other vehicle was heavily damaged, and the occupant was transported to Erie County Medical Center for a severe forearm laceration.

• A man was reportedly caught with four oxycodone pills, six amphetamine salts and suboxone when police were conducting a probation check at his home on Main Street.

Thursday, June 8

• A woman reportedly on her way to buy marijuana from a residence along Kokomo Street said she was jumped and punched several times by another drug dealer who had sold her cocaine in the past. The woman said she owed the dealer $100.

• A Fairview Drive resident called police after all four tires and rims were stolen from her vehicle. The car was found atop four landscaping blocks.

Sunday, June 11

• Police pulled over a man for speeding along Dick Road at South Creek Drive, going 41 mph in a 35-mph zone. The man did not have a valid license and told police he was driving because he was “the least intoxicated out of everyone,” according to police narrative. The man said he and the two passengers were headed to the Millennium Hotel to swim. Police saw open beer bottles in the car, and a marijuana pipe was reportedly found in the driver’s front pocket. Police also said the driver’s backpack had a bag of marijuana and more unopened beer cans.

• A man was found sleeping in his car, which was parked on the front lawn of a residence along Litchfield Avenue. When asked why he was parked in front of a home where he doesn’t live, the man told police he was driving from his house on Broadway to Burger King and must have fallen asleep. Officers reported finding two vials of suspected cocaine in the driver-side door and center console as well as a loaded .22-caliber handgun and golden brass knuckles in the trunk. Officers said they also found a bag of suspected cocaine in the right front pocket of the man’s shorts.

(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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