Weekly Feature



2018-02-22 / Police Blotter

$50 in quarters taken from unlocked vehicle

Friday, Feb. 2

Officers were called to a group home on Armor Duells Road for a report of an assault. A resident of the group home smashed a plate over another resident’s head, causing an injury. The victim, who was reportedly bleeding profusely, was taken to Mercy Hospital for injuries sustained. The other individual was taken to the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center. He was charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

Monday, Feb. 12

Police received a call of a van going door to door on Kingfisher Court selling lighting items. The van had no front plate. The two individuals had identification from Texas. The driver of the vehicle said he had a New York State driver’s license, but it was suspended. He was charged with no front plate and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

A vehicle was stopped on Transit Road for speeding. The driver, an Orchard Park man, had a suspended license. He was charged with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.

Police concluded a five-week investigation into the burglary of a Southwestern Boulevard restaurant on Jan. 4. A Buffalo man was arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and conspiracy in the fifth degree.

Friday, Feb. 16

A vehicle was stopped on South Buffalo Street for having no headlights or taillights on. When the officer approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from the car. The driver, an Orchard Park woman, said there wasn’t marijuana in the car. The officer spotted a small bag of marijuana, water bong and two cases of Twisted Tea. She said the Twisted Tea belonged to her parents and she was taking the alcohol to a party the following night. She was charged with having no headlights or taillights, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol by someone under 21.

A vehicle was pulled over on Chestnut Ridge Road for speeding. The officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer allegedly found two bags of marijuana and a bag of pills. The driver, an Orchard Park man, said one of the pills was Adderall. He was charged with speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Police were called to a video store on Union Road for a report that the glass light structure in front of the building had been damaged. There was extensive damage to the glass. There were no witnesses or video of the incident. The damage is estimated at $750. There are no suspects at this time.

A hit-and-run injury accident occurred in front of a department store on Amanda Lane. The victim, a Hamburg woman, was pushing a shopping cart when a black SUV struck her arm and hand and the tire scraped her ankle, causing injuries. The driver rolled down her window, said “sorry,” and then left. Police are trying to obtain video of the incident.

Sunday, Feb. 18

A vehicle was stopped on Duerr Road for speeding. The driver, an Orchard Park man, had a suspended license. He was charged with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree.

A vehicle was pulled over on Route 219 near the Big Tree Road exit for having a taillight out. The driver, a Buffalo woman, had a suspended license and an identification only license. She was charged with the taillight violation, aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and unlicensed operator.

An unlocked vehicle on Lake Avenue was entered. An unknown individual stole $50 in quarters from the car.

Monday, Feb. 19

A Buffalo woman allegedly stole sneakers and clothing from an Amelia Drive department store. The woman turned herself in to police. She was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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