Weekly Feature



2016-04-28 / Police Blotter

Man accused in Bud theft from Tops, drinks beer in Petco restroom

Monday, April 18

• Police arrested a woman for allegedly driving while intoxicated after observing her vehicle to be stuck on a fence in the parking lot of a Seneca Street business. She was reportedly trying to back up but the vehicle got stuck on a bent fence. The woman was observed to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol. She told police it had been a long day and she had consumed a couple of drinks at a friend’s house. Field sobriety tests were administered, which she reportedly failed. When asked to recite the alphabet from A to Z, she reportedly stated A to P and then H to P. She allegedly tested positive for alcohol at 0.11 percent. She was additionally charged with moving from lane, imprudent speed and aggravated DWI.

• Patrol was dispatched to Tops Markets for a report of a man on foot who stole two cans of Budweiser beer valued at $4.34. Next to Petco, police located a man fitting the given description. He reportedly cooperated with police and admitted to stealing the beer and then drinking it in the Petco restroom. He was positively identified by a Tops employee and was charged with petit larceny.

• A Buffalo man was stopped by police on Seneca Street after his vehicle was flagged for a suspended registration. He was ticketed for the registration and released at the scene. His license plates were confiscated by police.

Tuesday, April 19

• Police stopped a Buffalo woman on Harlem Road for having a loud muffler and traveling at 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. Police also observed the vehicle to be missing a passenger rail lamp and driver brake lamp. Police also saw the vehicle pass through a red light at Mineral Springs Road and turn into that road without signaling, then proceed to make a U turn. During the traffic stop, police said the woman had slurred speech and the odor of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were administered, which the woman reportedly failed, passing only the alphabet test. She allegedly tested positive for alcohol at 0.93 percent. She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a vehicle without stop lamps and aggravated DWI.

Thursday, April 21

• A Rochester man was involved in an accident on Ridge Road. When police arrived, a computer check of the driver’s license showed that it had been revoked. He was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation.

• Police observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign located at Edson and Manhassett streets. During a stop of the vehicle, police discovered that the driver’s license had been revoked for a prior alcohol-related offense. The man also was found to be the subject of an active warrant out of the City of Lackawanna. He was arrested and charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was then transferred to Lackawanna police.

Total calls: 482

(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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