Weekly Feature



2013-07-25 / Police Blotter

Ride without helmet leads to man’s arrest

Monday, July 15

• A Cheektowaga man believes a pickpocket stole his wallet while he was at the Queen of Heaven carnival.

• A Thorndale Avenue caller reported his motorcycle helmet missing. He told patrol he intended to ride without it. Patrol told him he still had to abide by the helmet law. After reportedly directing a vulgarity at the officer, he hung up the phone. Later that morning, the same officer saw a man riding down Main Street without a helmet. It was the motorcyclist who called earlier. He produced an expired Florida license and allegedly became belligerent, repeating the earlier obscenities. He is also accused of threatening the officer and was charged with disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, July 17

• A Fremont Avenue man reported that the air was let out of all four of his car’s tires, and the rear window had been smashed. No items appeared to have been taken from the vehicle.

• A Tudor Boulevard man reported the theft of his bicycle from the backyard of his residence.

• A Springville man was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a rollover accident on Seneca Creek Road. The vehicle in question had driven off, and the reporting officer followed a trail of car fluid to a home on Tommie Court, locating a vehicle matching a witness’s description. The driver reportedly told patrol he’d left because he was “scared.” He allegedly had alcohol on his breath and bloodshot, glassy eyes. He denied drinking or taking any medication but police reported that he failed several sobriety tests. An Alco-sensor allegedly showed his blood alcohol level at 0.10 percent.

• An employee of a Clinton Street business told police someone had taken several potted plants from the property. He said he would put an onsite camera in, and patrol will increase their overnight presence in the area.

• A Tudor Boulevard woman reported that someone had taken a gym bag containing an iPod, GPS system, cash, headphones and sneakers from her car. The report did not state whether or not it was locked at the time.

Thursday, July 18

• A Tonawanda man reported his lunchbox stolen from his workplace on North America Drive. It contained cash, his car keys and wallet. He called the credit card companies to have them canceled.

• A Deerchase Road man reported an iPod, wallet, cash and credit cards stolen from his vehicle. He was unsure if it was locked at the time.

• An Eldred Avenue woman reported her purse, which contained her license, credit cards, and prescription medication, was taken from her unlocked car.

• A Collins Avenue man reported that someone had pulled off the front, driver-side door handle of his car. Nothing was taken from it.

• A neighbor reported that the contents of a Royal Coach Road woman’s purse were on her front lawn. The victim said she did not have anything of value in it, and nothing was missing. Patrol told her to check with her bank to make sure there were no unauthorized transactions.

• An employee of a Clinton Street gas station said a man came in and paid for $10 in gas, then pumped $19.07 using another pump. His vehicle was described as a grey Chevy HHR or Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Friday, July 19

• A Delray Avenue woman told police that $60 in babysitting money was missing from her front porch, as she said the person she sits for typically leaves it there. She was told to find another way of exchanging the money rather than in the open.

Saturday, July 20

• An Oakridge Road woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after an Orchard Park woman said the car in front of her in a drive-thru line on Union Road had struck the vehicle in front of it. The witness said the female driver got out and the car began to roll backward. The witness then got in the car and put it in park. She reported smelling alcohol on the woman’s breath and would not give her back the keys. Patrol also said the woman had alcohol on her breath and admitted to drinking about a half-bottle of vodka at her father’s house. She allegedly failed several sobriety tests but refused an Alco-sensor test.

• A Buffalo man was ticketed for reckless driving for reportedly operating an all-terrain-vehicle at at a high rate of speed on Hillside Drive.

• A Buffalo man was charged with petit larceny and impersonation after allegedly stealing more than $135 worth of merchandise from an Orchard Park Road department store and giving police a false name.

Sunday, July 21

• Patrol received a complaint of a loud minibike being used on Sunnyside Drive and Center Road. A loud party was discovered on Center Road, and patrol asked two subjects about the bike. They refused to cooperate. Both were then issued tickets for violating the town’s noise ordinance because of the loud party.

• A North Avenue man reported that someone had struck the passenger side door of his vehicle with another vehicle door, causing a small dent and a blemish in the paint. It also pushed the side-view mirror all the way forward.

Total calls received: 501

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the West Seneca Police Department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.Residentscanreport incidents to the WSPD by calling its anonymous tip line at 675-8423.)

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