Weekly Feature

2018-07-12 / Police Blotter

Man says friend ditched him and took his wallet


Tuesday, July 3

• A visibly intoxicated female driver backed into another vehicle in the Cracker Barrel parking lot on Transit Road. The woman had a 0.13 percent blood alcohol level according to a roadside test. Two other individuals responded to the station to say the woman had also damaged a parked car and freshly paved driveway on Middlebury Lane. The woman also admitted to hitting a mailbox on her way to the Cracker Barrel.

Wednesday, July 4

• A man and woman were stopped by police after arguing with each other while walking along Aurora Street. The man was the subject of a bench warrant and was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, being unable to make bail at $5,000 cash, $10,000 bond. Officers found hypodermic needles on the man; the woman initially denied having any drug paraphernalia herself. Police eventually found a burned glass pipe with suspected crack cocaine residue, a scouring pad, and a bottle of pills containing Alprazolam and Vyvanse.

• Officers conducting a welfare check on a man sleeping along the sidewalk found a glass smoking pipe, Clonazepam and Clonidine pills on his person. The man was transported to the station.

Thursday, July 5

• Police were called after a man with an alleged 0.22 percent blood alcohol level left Erie County Medical Center in his truck. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Broadway near Kurtz Avenue. Another breath test on the scene came back as 0.27 percent, and the man failed all field sobriety tests. His vehicle was then impounded. While being transported to the station, the man defecated in his shorts. He was later released to his wife.


Monday, July 2

• A man told police his grandmother dropped him off near St. James Place to buy marijuana. While searching the man, police reportedly found a wallet containing nine packets of Suboxone. The man said he had a prescription for the drugs but couldn’t produce it at the time. He was transported to the station.

• Officers responded to the Tops market on Broadway after a man allegedly stole a razor and ran out of the store. Police could not confirm through video surveillance that the man stole anything. Officers will attempt to use the man’s photo on social media for possible identification.

Tuesday, July 3

• An employee of Monroe Muffler on George Urban Boulevard is reportedly suspected of pocketing cash that was supposed to be deposited in KeyBank, as well as register money for the following day. The employee allegedly also has two unpaid tires on his vehicle. His employer will wait to see if the man makes restitution; an investigation will continue.

• Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called after a man accused his mother of running over his foot with her car. The mother, a resident of Autumn Lea Road, was attempting to leave for work and told police her son was harassing her and her family for several hours prior to the incident and that he was not welcome there. Officers determined that the man placed his foot behind the tire negligently, knowing his mother was leaving for work.

Thursday, July 5

• The landlord of a Broadway apartment noticed that the riding lawnmower, storm door and baseboard copper piping were missing upon showing the apartment to a prospective tenant. The previous tenant was evicted in late June and was the last person to be in the apartment, according to a neighbor. Officers left a message with the previous tenant, as well as his wife.

Friday, July 6

• More than $2,000 worth of items were stolen from a home on Cloyes Avenue. A man left lures and a PlayStation 2 at his mother-in-law’s house and believes the items were taken by an upstairs tenant with access to the basement. The upstairs tenant and son-in-law have had disagreements in the past. Officers will check with nearby pawn shops and refer the case to detectives.

• A man believes his friend stole his wallet when the two went to meet others at the Burger King on Transit Road. The man had used the restroom at the restaurant, leaving his wallet in the car of the friend, who drove off without him. Officers attempted to call the friend, who acted like he could not hear the officer on the other line. The wallet contained $290 in cash, credit cards, debit cards, a driver’s license and several casino gaming cards.

Sunday, July 8

• A man reportedly stole a six-pack of Natty Daddy beer and a lollipop from the One Stop gas station on Broadway. He had been asking for money from customers, telling them he was out of gas. The man was arrested at another gas station at Broadway and Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, and his vehicle was towed.

(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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