Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of September 9, 2017

Cheektowaga Police track a bank robbery suspect to a charter school in Buffalo. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Here is a look at some of the incidents first responders were called out to over the weekend in the Town of Cheektowaga.

Friday, September 8: 181 Calls

1:17 am – A customer fell asleep in a shop in the Red Cross Plaza on Union Road. She was released and the alarm company was notified about the incident. 

3:23 am – An officer on patrol around the Galleria noticed a suspicious car in the parking lot. The lovers inside the car were advised to be on their way.

7:45 am – Police were called about an overnight car break-in on Haller Avenue.

8:59 am – Doyle firefighters were called to Helen Street to help an unresponsive woman found in a house. Police filed a report for the natural death of an 84-year-old woman.

10:13 am – Bellevue firefighters were called to check out a fire alarm on Como Park Boulevard. It turned out the detector was set off by steam from the shower.

10:19 am – Forks firefighters were called to the Galleria. A woman was having problems breathing. She was taken to St. Joes for treatment.

10:20 am – A woman was arrested for shoplifting from the Target on Transit Road. 

12:51 pm – Police assisted with an eviction at Gardenvillage Apartments.

1:08 pm – A parent on Nagel Drive called police because their son threw lawn ornaments all over before leaving the area on his bike. A domestic incident report was filed.

1:20 pm – Pine Hill firefighters were called out to Peachtree Road to check out a carbon monoxide alarm. National Fuel was also called out to the scene.

2:39 pm – One person was taken to St. Joes by ambulance after a crash on the eastbound I-90.

2:50 pm – U-Crest and Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to the outbound 33. Three cars were involved in the crash. Seven patients signed off on further treatment.

2:56 pm – A bus was refusing to transport a 9-year-old girl on Alexander Avenue because she was out of control. She eventually calmed down and was put on the bus. The school said they would contact her guardian.

3:51 pm – Police were called to Nugget Drive after a caller said their stepson threatened them with a drill. The stepson was wanted for criminal mischief. He was picked up on George Urban and arrested for marijuana possession.

4:35 pm – Police helped a woman on Genesee Street. She said her phone was stolen from Home Depot in Thruway Plaza. She tracked the phone down to that area (where there were a number of apartments). The phone was found in a nearby dumpster.

4:54 pm – A police department in Canada asked Cheektowaga PD to help track down a woman in Town. She allegedly was sending her Aunt-in-Law photos of the Aunt’s dead son in his coffin. The woman was contacted. She said she was just trying to track down her husband who was in Canada so she could start a divorce. She said she would stop contacting the Aunt.

5:46 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to check out a fire alarm on Kensington Avenue. It turned out the detector was set off by burnt bacon. The building was aired out.

5:52 pm – A police report was filed after a person on E. Melcourt Drive said their wallet was stolen from their vehicle.

6:23 pm – A 2-year-old locked their mother out of their Crandon Boulevard house. A neighbor called police to help get the mother back inside. The toddler eventually opened the door for Mom.

6:32 pm – A police report was filed after someone on Croydon Drive said an Amazon package was taken from their porch.

6:39 pm – Doyle firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on William Street. All four brakes on the car were apparently overheated. The car cooled down and was picked up by a tow truck.

7:51 pm – A call came in about a possible domestic on Daniel Avenue. There were items being thrown, and children were at the scene crying. A woman then drove a car into a fence. Two people were arrested and a domestic incident report was filed.

8:07 pm – One person was arrested after a man drove up on a lawn on French Road and was found slumped over the wheel.

8:56 pm – Police advised drivers of two cars that were playing chicken on William Street.

9:05 pm – Rescue Hose firefighters were called to a possible Metro bus on fire on Harlem Road. It turned out to be a mechanical issue and the NFTA was on the scene.

9:30 pm – A call came in about a suspicious vehicle on French Road. It turned out the vehicle hit a pole and a tow company was on the way. The driver said he was trying to save his pizza when he nicked the pole.

9:41 pm – One person was arrested after a fight on Pheasant Lane.

11:01 pm – A pit bull was taken by police to the kennel after it was tracked down to Currier Street. Two calls came in about the dog that allegedly bit two people and went after two other dogs. Details about the incident were sent to the dog warden.

Saturday, September 9: 167 Calls

12:25 am – An ambulance crew was called to police headquarters to check out a woman in the cell block with a post-accident headache.

12:54 am – A driver was arrested for driving without a license on William Street. 

1:03 am – A small boy was spotted walking down William Street. A taxi stopped to talk to the boy and he ran down the street. The boy and dog were located and taken home to a babysitter.

1:36 am – An officer on patrol noticed a couple suspicious vehicles at Nob Hill Park. The lovers were advised. 

1:40 am – A police report was filed after someone at the Comfort Suites said their wallet was stolen. 

1:56 am – Security at Collegiate Village requested help from police at a large party in an apartment. 100 guests were trying to leave when patrol got to the scene. The crowd left within a half hour without incident.

2:34 am – Someone on S. Rossler Avenue called concerned about a woman screaming for help. The woman had Alzheimer’s and a referral was made for crisis services.

4:12 am – Police were called to Pharoah’s Gentleman’s Club for a report of 30 people fighting in the parking lot. It turned out to be two people arguing and security had it under control.

8:27 am – Someone at Maryvale School called police because he had a dispute over a driver’s class he took. The instructor refused to sign paperwork. The instructor even refused to sign the paperwork with police there. The caller was instructed to get in touch with the instructor’s supervisor. Police also got in touch with the supervisor to report the instructor’s unprofessional attitude. 

12:23 pm – A report came in about two men on Wheaton Drive. They knocked on doors and said they represent National Grid and National Fuel. They wanted personal information from the resident. The resident called the companies and they did not have anyone in the area and said they don’t do door-to-door business. Police were unable to find the pair. 

1:16 pm – Police were called to the Galleria. An Asian toddler was spotted sitting alone at a table near the Easy Wok stand in the food court. The tot was gone when police got to the area.

1:27 pm – A driver was pulled over and arrested on Union Road for driving without a license. The driver also had a warrant out of Buffalo. 

2:12 pm – A person was arrested for leaving a 3-year-old sleeping alone in a vehicle in the Target parking lot on Walden. Police waited until a family member could come and pick up the child.

2:13 pm – A police report was filed for a drone stolen from Cabela’s.

2:22 pm – South Line firefighters were called to Key Bank on French Road. A man was having an asthma attack outside the bank. The man was left in the care of the ambulance crew.

2:23 pm – Forks firefighters were called to the Galleria to check out an unresponsive woman. She was taken to St. Joes.

4:16 pm – A call came into 911 saying a friend came to the house on Halstead Avenue and punched another friend in the face. The man also had a knife on him. A domestic incident report was filed.

4:53 pm – A police report was filed for unreasonable noise (loud music with bass) coming from a home on Lucerne Court.

6:25 pm – A driver was pulled over and arrested on Harlem Road.

6:27 pm – A driver was pulled over and arrested on Genesee Street for weapons possession, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without a license. 

6:47 pm – Someone was arrested for trespassing at Walden Galleria.

6:53 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to Allison Drive to check on a 20-year-old woman who was unresponsive. She was found by a friend who stopped by. She was given a dose of Narcan by firefighters. A second dose was given by police officer. The woman was taken to ECMC and a police report was filed.

7:06 pm – Police were called to the Tops on Harlem Road. Two people were apparently fighting over a shopping cart. Everyone took off by the time police arrived and no one wanted anything done by police.

8:05 pm – A man filled up a cart with groceries at the 7-Eleven on Union Road then left the store without paying. The man was caught on camera filling out an employment application. The application turned out to be bogus.

8:30 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to the Galleria. A 26-year-old man was passed out outside the Cheesecake Factory. He was taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance.

8:58 pm – Police were called to the Galleria for reports of a fight between 20 to 30 people in the parking lot. One group was going towards the Regal entrance and the other was heading towards the parking ramp. The group was advised to leave the property.  Police were later called to McDonald’s on Union Road because the same group of kids were throwing ice and food around the restaurant. They were kicked out of the place. They were spotted outside the Galleria again and advised by police.

10:14 pm – Security at the Galleria called because a 14-year-old was refusing to leave the mall. He allegedly spit at and threatened security. He was put on a bus by police and informed that he’s banned from the mall for a year. 

Sunday, September 10: 135 Calls

12:54 am – A vehicle hit a power pole on Gates Street. The driver was arrested for drunk driving.

2:33 am – A man was arrested for beating up a woman and her daughter on Hoerner Avenue.

9:13 am – A police report was filed and the parks department was notified after someone spotted the fence to railroad property on the bike path was cut.

9:56 am – Police were called to Southern Parkway to deal with a dispute between neighbors over dog poop.

10:20 am – A police report was filed for burglary after a person on Poinciana Parkway woke up to find their back door open and items stolen from their home.

12:00 pm – One person was taken to Suburban Hospital by ambulance to be checked out for a head/neck injury after a crash between two Jeeps on Genesee Street.

12:18 pm – A driver was arrested after being pulled over on Dingens Street for driving without a license.

3:33 pm – Police pulled over a driver on Genesee Street and filed a police report after it was discovered the car had a fake inspection sticker on it.

5:23 pm – A man threatened employees of Value City Furniture in Thruway Plaza with a screwdriver. The man took off from the scene and was found inside Tops. He was arrested for menacing. 

6:11 pm – Parents at ECMC told security that their two infants were home alone on Old Farm Road. They said they were at the hospital dealing with an overdose of another child. It turns out the baby was with grandma, who has custody of the one infant. The parents were lying; they were the ones being treated for OD and they just wanted to get out of the hospital.

6:56 pm – Rescue Hose firefighters were called out to an overdose on Woodell Avenue. A 28-year-old man was given Narcan and taken to St. Joes. A police report was filed.

7:58 pm – A woman was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart.

9:42 pm – A man ran out of a house on Union Road when officers tried to serve him a warrant. He was picked up a few houses away and arrested for resisting arrest and narcotics.

10:12 pm – A police report was filed for a natural death on Halstead Avenue.