CHEEKTOWAGA – During the last weekend of 2017, first responders were kept busy during some routine and unique calls.
Friday, December 29: 164 Calls
12:50 am – Police spent an hour and a half tracking down a son who left his mother’s house upset due to rules about the PlayStation. He was trying to walk to his father’s house. Police tracked down the son and took him back to his mother’s.
1:36 am – South Line firefighters were called to a sprinkler alarm on Scrivner Drive. Latina Food Services will have the system worked on.
2:22 am – A driver was pulled over in a new BMW and arrested for drunk driving on E. Delavan Avenue.
2:26 am – Police were called to Straley Avenue for a woman yelling outside. She apparently was trying to wake up someone in a house. Everyone was advised.
2:57 am – Someone found a puppy on Dick Road. The owner was found and the pup was back home within a half hour.
2:58 am – Police were called to Pharoah’s because a man was refusing to pay at the Gentlemen’s Club. A compromise was reached.
4:21 am – A driver was pulled over on Walden Avenue and arrested for narcotics.
12:26 pm – Police were called to Home Depot because a man claimed he was pushed in the tool rental line. Everyone was advised.
1:58 pm – Two people were arrested for larceny at Walmart.
3:06 pm – Police were called to help a man get his car out of a friend’s garage on Union Road. Officers arrived to find a dune buggy snowed in a backyard. The owner agreed to leave it in the yard until the weather improves.
3:25 pm – A teenager who was banned from the Galleria was arrested for trespassing.
3:37 pm – A woman was escorted out of Walmart by police and banned from the store in the future. She was yelling at the service desk because she lost her phone.
3:51 pm – Two women were escorted off of Galleria property by police after a clerk at a shop was punched by one of the women.
4:56 pm – A woman driving an SUV told police she hit a man crossing Genesee Street. He was heading towards the Burger King. The man was tracked down inside the BK Lounge, eating. He told officers he was okay and didn’t want anything to do with the PD.
5:34 pm – The Erie County Water Authority was notified about a water main break on Maryvale Drive.
7:18 pm – Three teens were escorted out of the Galleria for disorderly conduct.
7:19 pm – A man was picked up at the Hampton Inn on Walden Avenue. The police were called when he urinated in the hallway on the 5th floor of the hotel. He also had a warrant out of Buffalo.
8:01 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to a CO alarm on Cedargrove Circle. The detector turned out to be faulty and over 10 years old. The owner was advised.
8:46 pm – Police were called to Maryvale Drive after a caller said two men displayed handguns and took off with cell phones. The story changed a few times. A police report was filed.
Saturday, December 30: 151 Calls
12:49 am – Police were called out to a fight on Atlantic Avenue where someone allegedly displayed a gun. It turned out no gun was shown and everyone involved was advised.
3:51 am – A snowplow guy called police to report a man in the back of Brown Chiari on Walden. He was throwing up in the parking lot and had his pants around his ankles. He was taken to ECMC to sober up.
4:55 am – A drunk man crawled through the Drive Thru window at the McDonald’s by the airport. He eventually left. Police advised him to stay away from the fast food joint.
6:07 am – Police were called to Slate Creek Drive because two men were kicking and punching the doors of the building. One man was arrested for drunk driving, driving without a license, resisting and obstructing arrest.
12:00 pm – Town highway workers and the water authority were called out for a water main break on Delray Drive.
2:21 pm – A police report was filed for a natural death on Cleveland Drive.
2:23 pm – Rescue Hose firefighters were called to Tops in Thruway Plaza. Someone had a seizure in the self-checkout line. They were taken to St. Joes by ambulance.
3:52 pm – A woman was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.
4:34 pm – A police report was filed after someone stole a generator from Home Depot.
5:47 pm – Police were called to the Galleria after a fight in the food court. One woman was arrested for harassment and banned from the mall for one year.
6:16 pm – Two people were escorted out of the mall by police for disorderly conduct.
6:39 pm – A man was laying in the snow, naked, behind Monroe Muffler on Walden Avenue. He was taken to a shelter downtown.
7:21 pm – Two women were arrested for harassment after getting into a fight with an associate at a store in the Galleria.
7:51 pm – A person on Claudette Court reported that someone tried to break into their vehicle.
8:00 pm – Pine Hill firefighters were called to check out a CO detector on Peachtree Road. It turned out to be a faulty detector.
9:48 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to Meadow Place. The caller said it smelled like something was burning when the furnace turned on. The furnace was just dirty and they were advised to have it serviced and cleaned.
9:53 pm – One man was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart. He was spotted opening packages with a knife to steal items.
Sunday, December 31: 118 Calls
1:52 am – A mom called police because she was concerned about inappropriate text messages her 13-year-old daughter was getting. A police report was filed.
4:42 am – The water authority was notified about a water main break on Leonard Post Drive. It caused some icy road conditions on Harlem Road.
8:19 am – A car break-in was reported on Cathedral Lane.
10:03 am – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to a home on Century Road. Smoke appeared to be coming from the basement. There was no fire. It turned out a furnace motor blew out.
10:57 am – Police were called to check out a tree house in a yard on Huxley Drive after fresh snowprints were spotted in the yard. There was no one inside the tree house when police arrived.
12:49 pm – A car break-in was reported on McNaughton Avenue.
1:32 pm – A man was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart and served a warrant out of Depew when he was picked up by police.
1:51 pm – Rescue Hose firefighters and an ambulance were called to check out a teenage girl who passed out at Tops in Thruway Plaza.
1:53 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to a kitchen fire on Beach Road. The stove fire was quickly put out.
4:10 pm – A police report was filed after a woman lost her Apple Watch while shopping at the Galleria.
4:18 pm – A woman was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.
6:03 pm – A caller on the I-90 said they spotted something possibly on fire – like open burning – between the 190 and 400. Nothing was spotted by Doyle firefighters.
10:31 pm – Police were waiting for a man when he pulled up to his parent’s house on McNaughton Avenue. The officers were called after he punched a hole in the wall in a home on Virginia Road. He was arrested for criminal mischief and a domestic incident report was filed.
11:14 pm – Officers helped direct traffic for fans going to welcome the Bills back home to the airport. The detail ended around 1:30 am.
Snow Ban Enforcement: 8
Walden Galleria Shoplifting Arrests: 7
Unlicensed Driver Arrests: 3
Arrest Warrants: 5
Domestic Disputes: 17
Neighbor Disputes: 18
Routine Medical Issues: 62
Mental Health Interactions: 11
Property Damage Crashes: 37
Broken Down Motorists: 12
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