Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

First responders were called out to 158 incidents across the town on Tuesday. Here are some of the issues.

12:24 am – Bellevue firefighters responded to Edgebrook Estates Apartments for a possible kitchen fire.  Crews determined that a pot of water burned out.  No fire.

1:26 am – A police officer assisted a broken down motorist on Union Road in changing a tire.

10:16 am – At least three vehicles were broken into overnight at Renner & Wilecki Services on Genesee Street.  The vehicles were gone through but it didn’t appear that anything was stolen.

10:18 am – A homeless man who was kicked out of Jim’s Family Restaurant was found to be “dancing in the street” at Union and Duke by the police. He sought help from Resurrection Life Fellowship Church.  The police were called by the church at 11:45 am after the man wore out his welcome.  He left refusing the police’s offer to drive him to the City Mission.

10:49 am – Bellevue and South Line firefighters were alerted for a natural gas leak inside Gordon Companies at 2331 Union Road.  The scene was turned over to National Fuel.

10:51 am – A person was arrested at the Cleveland Hill Schools for harassment.

10:57 am – A larceny report was filed for Monro Muffler Brake & Service on Harlem Road.  The night deposit was stolen.

12:12 pm – A natural death report was filed after an 80-year-old man died on Manko Lane.

12:27 pm – The police responded to Denny’s on Geneses Street after two teens caused a disturbance.  The restaurant told the police that they took dishware and were cursing at them.  The pair was located at a nearby hotel.  The restaurant didn’t want to prosecute and the police told them to stay away from the business.  The police said the two teens were leaving town today.

12:49 pm – Burnt toast inside a business at 3719 Union Road alerted U-Crest, Forks, and Hy-View firefighters to a possible fire.  Everyone was back in service ten minutes later.

3:29 pm – The police made arrests for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Narcotics in front of an address on Indian Road.  The occupants stole a vacuum cleaner from Kohls in Amherst and drove to their house on Indian.  A Jeep Grand Cherokee was impounded.

3:30 pm – A man was arrested on Halstead Avenue for hitting his sister in the face.  An ambulance checked out the victim, but she did not go to the hospital.

6:00 pm – U-Crest firefighters responded to an address on Claudette Court after a woman said she was sickened by carbon monoxide.  Crews didn’t find any positive readings and she was advised to contact her landlord about installing CO detectors.

6:10 pm – The police filed an attempted robbery report after a man said a good Samaritan tried to rob him after pushing his car out of a snow bank on Duke Road.  The man was punched in the face and his wallet almost stolen after the Samaritan was offered $5. 

6:54 pm – A man insisted on seeing a police officer after his 6-year-old daughter slipped inside the McDonald’s restaurant on Union at Losson.  The man refused first aid.  He was issued a complaint slip and he took the child to Immediate Care.

9:03 pm – The police spent around 30-minutes dealing with an ongoing neighbor dispute at 50 Williamstowne. They responded after receiving a call that one of the neighbors was pounding on the complainant’s door accusing her of stealing laundry detergent.

9:10 pm – Rescue firefighters investigated a “chemical smell” in a house on McParlin Avenue. Crews did not find any hazard.

Quick Statistics:

Arrests due to driving without a valid license or registration: 1

Snow Ban Tickets: 28

Shoplifting Arrests at Walmart: 1

Mental Health Interactions: 3

Domestic Disputes: 3

Neighbor Disputes: 2

Property Damage Crashes: 6

Broken Down Motorists: 5

Arrest Warrants Served: 3