Weekly Feature

2017-09-07 / Police Blotter

Man steals bike to ‘get home faster’


Thursday, Aug. 24

• Police were called to Motel 6 along Freeman Drive for guests who were being uncooperative with motel staff, refusing to leave and causing damage to the room. Police found a metal crack pipe containing suspected cocaine in an ashtray. A hollow brown pen case containing suspected crack cocaine was also found on the bed.

Saturday, Aug. 26

• A man was pulled over along Pleasant View Drive at Central Avenue for not having front or rear license plates and traveling 80 mph in a 35-mph zone. Visibly intoxicated, the man had a .13-percent BAC.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

• A woman was caught stealing merchandise from Walmart on Transit Road, placing items in a tote and concealing them before making a small purchase in electronics and passing all points of purchase. She tried to exit through the lawn and garden section, but the gate was locked. Police believe another woman was an accomplice to the incident; she was seen placing items in Walmart bags without paying for them.


Monday, Aug. 28

• A man stole a bicycle from a front yard along Main Street. When questioned by police, the man said he took the bike because he “needed to get home faster,” but after he rode he decided he didn’t want it and was going to take it back, according to police narrative.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

• Police responded to a complaint of criminal trespassing at a duplex along River Street. When confronted by a resident, the man said he wasn’t going to say who he was or why he was there, and refused to leave, according to police narrative. Police later learned that the man attempted to give family court papers to a resident, and when she wasn’t there he threw the papers in the front yard.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

• The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated a woman for back pain after a car accident on French Road near Transit Road. Another driver rear-ended her vehicle, causing minor damage to both cars. The other driver involved in the accident didn’t report any injures.

Thursday, Aug. 31

• A woman believes that her aide, who works for a Western New York-based family care business, took her bank card to make purchases she didn’t authorize, including a trip to Family Dollar and Tim Hortons.

Sunday, Sept. 3

• Police were called after receiving reports of a disabled motor vehicle on Transit Road at Cayuga Boulevard, joining Lancaster police who were already on the scene. The passenger initially told police he didn’t have identification, providing a false name and telling officers he was from Tanzania, but when questioned by U.S. Border Patrol, a wallet was discovered in the man’s sneaker. He had a warrant out of Buffalo.

(Editor’s 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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