Weekly Feature



2017-11-23 / Police Blotter

Bandanna hanging over mirror leads to charges

Saturday, Nov. 11

An iPad was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in a grocery parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard. The value of the iPad is $400. There is no video of the incident. There are no suspects at this time.

Sunday, Nov. 12

A passerby noticed a grass fire on Route 219 near Powers Road. An officer used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, then contacted the Hillcrest Fire Company. It’s unknown how the fire started.

Monday, Nov. 13

An Angola man allegedly stole a $75 pair of sneakers from an Amelia Drive department store. The man was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

A notebook and a gym bag were taken from an unlocked car in a West Quaker Street hardware store parking lot. The value of the items is $200. There are no suspects at this time.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

An Orchard Park resident received a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandson’s attorney. The person claiming to be an attorney said the grandson was in an accident and that the individual needed to send $6,000 in cash. The Orchard Park woman took out a loan for $6,000 and sent the money to an account in Florida. The woman realized the next day when she talked to her grandson that he had never been in an accident.

Thursday, Sept. 16

An Orchard Park man at a KeyBank location on Union Road was upset that his First Niagara credit card was being moved to Key. He became irate and allegedly threatened to shove the paperwork down the throat of a teller. The man left and then called the bank, and an officer heard him threaten to blow up the bank. Officers went to the residence and advised the man that the threat could be prosecuted and that he was no longer welcome at that Key location. He admitted to the statements but said he would not do something like that. He was given the paperwork from the bank and was not charged.

Friday, Nov. 17

An accident took place on Jewett Holmwood Road. One of the vehicles involved had a suspended registration. The Arcade man was charged with having a suspended registration.

A vehicle was stopped on Route 219 near Milestrip Road for having a bandanna hanging from the rearview mirror. The officer reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer said the offenders originally said there was no marijuana in the vehicle but then handed over two plastic containers of marijuana and a glass pipe when asked again. The male driver, from Dewittville, New York, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, unlicensed operator and obstructed window. The passenger, a Clarence man, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Saturday, Nov. 18

A vehicle was stopped on Union Road for a loud muffler. A check showed that the license plate was suspended. The Buffalo woman was charged with suspended registration, loud muffler and unregistered vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 19

An officer pulled a vehicle over on Union Road for a loud exhaust. The Orchard Park man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, failure to deliver license and registration, loud muffler and unlicensed operator. There was also an active warrant for the man out of Lackawanna. He was turned over to the Lackawanna Police Department.

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