Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Teachers from Cleveland Hill Middle School compete against Cheektowaga Police Officers at a volleyball game on March 29th. The game is part of The Blue Bridges Initiative. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Emergency responders in Cheektowaga were called out to 160 calls for service on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

12:43 am – Patrol officers assisted Depew officers at a traffic stop on George Urban Boulevard.

7:01 am – The driver of a Jeep Renegade told the police that he had “catastrophic engine failure” while driving on Genesee Street near Holtz Drive.  He drove over a curb and sidewalk to end up in a nearby parking lot.  A complaint slip was issued to the driver to denote the undercarriage damage when he went off the road.

8:40 am – A resident of French Road told the police that a process service walked into her unlocked apartment a few weeks ago to serve her papers.

10:29 am – A Harbour Lane resident said her bank told her that someone changed her savings account password and then transferred money from one account to another and withdrew $500.

2:09 pm – A stolen rent-a-car was recovered at Quincy and Ashley in the City of Buffalo.  The rental company said the ignition block was removed from the car.  Cheektowaga Police took custody of the car and placed it in the town’s secured impound lot.

2:21 pm – A resident on the 200 block of George Urban Boulevard said someone stole one of her garbage cans.

3:02 pm – A premise check was conducted at the Gardenvillage Apartments after a West Seneca Police officer was told a man with a knife was trying to get into a building.  Cheektowaga met with a woman at the apartment and determined the subject was gone.

3:21 pm – A customer of Northwest Savings Bank on Union Road told tellers that he was going to “start a massacre, not in a mosque, but somewhere there were thousands of dollars.”  He was upset because the bank account did not have the amount of money he thought it had.  A harassment police report was filed.

3:44 pm – A man accused and arrested for shoplifting from the Target store on Losson Road a few days ago was caught shoplifting at the store on Walden Avenue.  He was arrested.

4:16 pm – A highly intoxicated female prisoner was transported to ECMC from the town’s cellblock.

4:17 pm – The police documented the natural death of a 55-year-old woman on Greenway Boulevard.

4:18 pm – A man walked into Cabela’s to buy a firearm, but he made comments of hurting people.  The store wouldn’t sell to him, and the man left.  A suspicious person’s report was filed by the police.

7:23 pm – A woman at the Walden Galleria reported that her wallet and car keys were stolen while she was sitting on a bench and now the offender was spending her money at a Dollar Tree in town.

8:49 pm – The police documented the unattended death of a 65-year-old man on Evergreen Place.  His sister says he was living with her and he’s been sleeping on the couch since last night.  He was cold to the touch when she checked on him.

9:41 pm – Hy-View firefighters investigated a fire alarm activation at Pharaoh’s Gentlemen’s Club on Aero Drive.  Fire crews determined that cooking set off the alarm.

11:03 pm – Public safety dispatchers sent police to an address on Hoerner Avenue after they received a 911 call and all they could hear was a woman screaming.  The police arrived within a minute and found that an alcohol-fueled argument between mom and son was going on.  The son left to calm the situation down.

11:42 pm – The police attended to a domestic disturbance between a bedridden woman and her husband on Mafalda Drive.  They were arguing over money.  The husband left for the night.

Quick Statistics:

Property damage crashes: 3

Warrants served: 7

DMV violation arrests: 2

Narcotics arrests: 2

Marijuana arrests: 2

Walmart shoplifting arrests: 2

Galleria shoplifting arrests: 1

Mental health interactions: 2

Domestic incidents: 4

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