Weekly Feature

2018-02-08 / Police Blotter

Fake movie money used at Wegmans


Friday, Jan. 26

• Police initiated a traffic stop at Cambria Street at Brady Avenue for suspected drug activity. Passengers in the rear seats appeared to be stuffing drug paraphernalia and suspected marijuana behind the seats as an officer approached the vehicle. Several bags of suspected marijuana were found in the pockets of the two passenger seats in the rear of the car. More bags containing suspected marijuana were found stuffed between the seats in the back of the car, as well as additional plastic bags and a scale.

• After receiving reports of a suspected drunk driver almost hitting several vehicles in the parking lot of a liquor store in Clarence, officers tracked down the male driver at Central Avenue and Pleasantview Drive. The driver reportedly failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.15 percent blood alcohol level from a breath screening given at the scene.

Saturday, Jan. 27

• A male driver was pulled over along Broadway at Legion Parkway for erratic driving, after almost hitting a curb. Visibly intoxicated, the man allegedly failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.19 percent blood alcohol level.

• A woman was allegedly caught stealing 33 items of clothing, several DVDs and a DVD player, valued at $472.05, from Walmart on Transit Road. Officers also found that the vehicle the woman drove to Walmart had a suspended registration and no insurance. Suspected marijuana was found in the glove box.

Sunday, Jan. 28

• A Western Express truck driver parked partially on the lawn of Walmart on Transit Road had stopped there to go shopping before completing his route at Amazon on Walden Avenue. The store manager for Walmart told officers there are multiple signs throughout the parking lot indicating there is no tractor trailer parking. When the driver attempted to make a turn around the back of the building, he hit two concrete barriers causing damage to both, as well as the curb and lawn behind Walmart. A tow was called to pull the trailer out of the lawn.


Tuesday, Jan. 30

• A man left a “love note” on a woman’s car, violating a stay-away order from court. This is the second time in a week he has done this.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

• Depew police and firefighters responded to Twin Village Recycling for a fire, shutting down Broadway in both directions from Dick to Borden roads. A metal shredder had caught fire, and an airport crash truck was called to the scene to help extinguish the blaze. There was no damage to the shredding machine, according to the police report.

Friday, Feb. 2

• Officers responded to Carpet Gallery, 5319 Transit Road, after reports of a burglary. An unknown individual broke a window on the south side of the building and stole a cash box that was sitting on a desk. Employees are still determining how much money was in the cash box. The individual also attempted to use a large pair of shears to pry open a file cabinet, but the shears broke at the tip. The case remains open and is being reviewed by detectives.

Saturday, Feb. 3

• An unknown driver hit a woman’s car while it was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot on Broadway. The woman suspects a truck that was parked next to her when she initially pulled in is at fault, but isn’t sure.

Sunday, Feb. 4

• Officers were called to Wegmans on Dick Road regarding a counterfeit $100 bill. The bill had “for motion picture use only” printed on it, according to the police report.

• A man and woman were caught and accused of stealing $125.83 worth of items from Wegmans on Dick Road. The woman’s car was towed as well; she parked in a handicapped parking spot without the designated tag. A small amount of suspected marijuana was also found in the woman’s purse.

(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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