Weekly Feature



2014-10-23 / Police Blotter

Intoxicated woman attempts to walk to Grand Island via Route 400

Tuesday, Oct. 14

• An employee of B & B Consolidated reported that equipment had been stolen from the company’s job site. The building site is enclosed by a fence, but the building is open and unsecure. The employee said the construction equipment, valued at $1,500, was left on the job site on Oct. 10 but was missing when the crew arrived on Oct. 13. The complainant related that another crew was on the site on Oct. 11 and could have taken the equipment because they “seem shady.”

• Police observed a Hamburg man traveling on Slade Avenue where he reportedly passed a red traffic signal before coming to a complete stop in the middle of the intersection. While stopped in the roadway, the vehicle completely blocked all traffic exiting e Tops in the Kmart Plaza. During the subsequent traffic stop, it was discovered that the man’s permit only license was suspended. He was charged with passing a red light, aggravated vehicle operation and being an unlicensed operator.

• A woman was observed standing in Seneca Street screaming obscenities at her uncle, who was in the driveway. The reporting officer had dealt with the woman earlier in the shift as she was intoxicated and attempting to walk to Grand Island via the Route 400 on ramp from Seneca Street. The officer determined that the woman was still intoxicated.

After an altercation with her boyfriend, she was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

• Police observed a West Seneca woman disobey a traffic control device while exiting West Middle School on Center Road. During the subsequent traffic stop, the woman allegedly told police that both her license and registration were suspended. A computer check found that the registration was suspended for parking violations and the driver’s license had three current suspensions including a “persistent violator” charge. The woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, operating a vehicle while the registration was suspended, and failure to obey traffic control.

• A Manhassett Street man reported a theft from his unlocked vehicle, which had been parked in the driveway. Twenty dollars in cash, a $20 pair of pliers and $40 channel locks were missing.

• An employee of Zeolla Construction reported to police that while the company was doing work at Carmen’s Catering on Center Road, a plate compactor belonging to his company, valued at $1,200; a table and four chairs belonging to Carmen’s Catering, valued at $250; and a lawn mower, valued at $250, went missing. An employee of Carmen’s Catering reported to police that a white van pulled out of the driveway at about the time the alleged incident occurred.

Friday, Oct. 17

• Police were called to Union Road for a report of a drug overdose. Witnesses reportedly found a Lackawanna man passed out at the wheel of his vehicle. The man was allegedly disoriented, and witnesses stated he had a needle cap in his mouth and was passed out on the steering wheel when they opened the vehicle door to assist him. Upon arriving at the scene, police reportedly found the man still behind the wheel, and he allegedly admitted to falling asleep. He was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Saturday, Oct. 18

• A Missouri woman was reportedly pulled over at Lutz’s Mobil on Seneca Street. During the subsequent traffic stop, the woman allegedly told police that she did not have a license and the plate on the vehicle did not belong on the vehicle.

It was also reportedly discovered that the woman has a suspended Missouri license and no New York license. The woman allegedly stated that at this time she does not have a Missouri address and is calling family in Albany, but she also does not have an address in New York at this time. The woman was charged with having no license, switching plates and having no registration.

Total calls received: 433

(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. Residents can report incidents to the WSPD by calling its anonymous tip line at 675-8423.)

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