CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – First responders were kept busy during the unseasonably warm weekend. Here are just some of the calls they went out to.
Friday, September 22: 205 Calls
1:17 am – A driver was pulled over and arrested for driving without a license on Maryvale Drive.
2:07 am – Pine Hill firefighters were called out to check out a CO detector that was going off on Barbara Place. It turned out to be a dead battery.
2:12 am – Three people were arrested for narcotics after a car was pulled over on George Urban Boulevard.
4:49 am – A driver was pulled over on Harlem Road and arrested for drunk driving.
8:12 am – A call came in about a woman in a silver van, broken down on Genesee Street. Several of the windows were broken. The woman said the damage was done earlier in the week and she now had a dead battery. Help was on the way.
9:21 am – A driver was pulled over and arrested for forgery on Genesee Street.
9:48 am – A call came in about an elderly woman in pajamas walking down Walden Avenue from Tim Horton’s. The confused woman wanted to leave. She was taken home and left with family.
10:44 am – A man was arrested after stealing a bicycle from Thruway Plaza.
12:21 pm – Forks firefighters and an ambulance crew were called to the bus stop outside the Galleria. A man was on a bus having an allergic reaction to medication. He was taken to St. Joes by ambulance.
3:02 pm – A woman was arrested on Broadway for driving without a license and running past a stopped school bus.
3:50 pm – A driver was pulled over on Genesee Street and arrested on felony narcotics charges.
4:16 pm – A man was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot in Thruway Plaza.
4:38 pm – An officer was on Walden Avenue when they came upon two women who wanted to fight. The two women were arrested for disorderly conduct.
5:13 pm – A debit card was found at Walmart and turned into an officer on patrol. The owner came to pick up the missing card.
5:28 pm – A motorcyclist dumped a bike on Walden Avenue near Target, in order to avoid a crash. Rescue Hose and an ambulance crew were called out to check the motorcyclist.
5:36 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to Union Road after a crash. They needed to get a woman out of her vehicle. No one was injured, but the woman was trapped due to the damage to her car.
5:40 pm – One person was arrested on Delavan Avenue for driving without a license.
5:48 pm – A female employee was arrested for stealing from Walmart.
6:00 pm – A call came in from M&T on Union Road. A customer was in the bank earlier in the day and was upset about fraud on her account. She called the bank back and said she was coming tomorrow with a gun to get her money back. Police tracked her down at home and advised her. The 82-year-old woman returned back to the bank on Saturday morning. She did not have a weapon. The manager did not want her on location. She was advised to take up the issue over a stolen debit card with Depew Police.
6:36 pm – Police were called to Francis Avenue. Someone saw a woman chasing two girls around the yard, trying to hit them. It turns out the sisters were fighting and the mother was dealing with a discipline problem.
6:48 pm – Forks firefighters were called to Smokey Bones because a smoke detector went off in the dining room. It was set off by a skillet. The alarm was reset.
7:00 pm – A domestic incident report was filed after a woman said her daughter’s ex-boyfriend pushed his way into the Ridge Park home and stole the daughter’s cell phone and money.
7:23 pm – A driver was pulled over on Genesee Street and arrested for driving without a license or registration.
7:38 pm – An officer on patrol noticed a group of 12-year-olds who looked like they wanted to fight on Harlem Road. They were all advised and sent on their way.
7:50 pm – A driver was pulled over on Genesee Street and arrested for driving without a license.
8:08 pm – South Line firefighters were called to Suzette Drive to check out an unknown chemical odor in a basement. A ruptured spray can was brought outside the home by firefighters.
8:33 pm – Doyle firefighters were called to a building at Parkview Senior apartments to check out a smoke detector activation. The building was evacuated and the second floor was aired out.
8:33 pm – A police report was filed after a woman said her purse was stolen from the Galleria. The next morning it was found by mall security in a garbage can outside Dick’s. The woman got her purse back.
8:49 pm – A woman was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart.
9:26 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to a home on Union Road after a 27-year-old man overdosed on heroin. The man was taken to ECMC and a police report was filed.
9:42 pm – A group of kids playing Pokemon in Nokomis Park were told the park was closed and to be on their way.
9:44 pm – A police report was filed after a wallet was reported stolen from the Galleria.
10:08 pm – An officer on patrol was flagged down by a couple in the Galleria parking lot. The couple was from New Hampshire and did not know where they parked their car. They were taken around the parking lot by the officer to track down the vehicle.
10:56 pm – An officer heading through Town Park noticed a suspicious vehicle. The lovers inside the car were advised to be on their way.
Saturday, September 23: 184 Calls
12:01 am – A police report was filed after a woman on Woodell Avenue said someone came to her home and tore up the flowers in her yard and threw things around the yard.
12:26 pm – Police were called to Kensington Avenue after a woman said a man pulled a gun on her. The man left the scene and police were unable to track him down.
1:15 am – Police were called to Tryst Gentlemen’s Club on Aero Drive. Two employees were arguing. One left before police arrived.
1:54 am – Two people in Griffith Park were advised the park closes at sundown.
2:19 am – A man and woman were fist fighting on Union Road. They both ran down Genesee towards the 33. The man tackled the woman in a parking lot. One person was arrested and a domestic incident report was filed.
2:42 am – U-Crest firefighters were called to a home on Rosewood Terrace after a CO detector went off. It was set off by an unlit stove burner. It was turned off and the home was aired out.
2:47 am – A man on Borden Road was screaming. He was taken home to Fawn Court and strongly advised.
4:13 am – Four people were arrested for weapons possession after a car was pulled over on Walden Avenue.
7:34 am – Hy-View firefighters were called to check out an alarm on Airborne Parkway. Filters were being changed at the building at dust set the alarm off.
10:14 am – Forks firefighters were called to Ted’s Hot Dogs on Union Road for a dumpster fire. They quickly put out the flames. It turns out it was started by a new employee who put hot charcoals into the dumpster.
11:50 am – An ambulance was called to the Cheektowaga Central football field. A 15-year-old had a neck injury and was taken to Suburban Hospital to get checked out.
12:35 pm – People were having a garage sale on Genesee Street and bargain hunters were parking all over. An officer on patrol advised the people hosting the sale to try and get people to park like they are supposed to.
1:38 pm – A driver was pulled over on St. James Road and arrested for driving without a license.
1:56 pm – A driver was pulled over on Walden Avenue and arrested for driving without a license or registration. There was a warrant out of the sheriff’s office and possible burglary tools were also found in the house. Stolen property was returned to H&M and Old Navy. Two people were arrested at the scene. They face charges including false personation and possession of stolen property.
2:29 pm – A driver was arrested for DWI after crashing on Harlem Road.
2:44 pm – A soon-to-be ex-wife was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly pulled flowers out of a flower bed on Pendennis Place.
2:56 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters and National Fuel were called to Wilshire Road to deal with the smell of natural gas from outside. It turned out to be a leaking gas meter.
5:12 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to Beechwood Place. A wooden flower pot was on fire on a porch. The fire was put out. No one was home at the time.
5:34 pm – U-Crest firefighters were assisted by Cleveland Hill, Rescue Hose, and Hy-View firefighters. They were called out to a fence fire near Consumers on Genesee Street. It ended up that three transformers, trees, and a garage were on fire. U-Crest Fire Chief Bryan Chapman says the transformers were popping before crews arrived. They used three hand lines to fight the fire. He reported that the house and garage on Grand Boulevard should be condemned.
7:37 pm – A call came in from McDonald’s on Union Road near George Urban. A customer threw food back at the manager and refused to leave. The customer did not have any money. She ended up leaving before police arrived.
7:49 pm – A woman called police saying she was lost with her family on a trail at Stiglmeier Park. She ended up making it out okay and made it to their car.
7:50 pm – Doyle firefighters and an ambulance crew were called to Wagner Street after a 4-year-old fell down a flight of stairs. The kid was taken to Children’s Hospital.
7:50 pm – A driver was arrested on Santin Drive for driving without a license.
8:29 pm – An officer on patrol noticed two elderly people eating ice cream in Kelly Park. They were advised the park was closed.
8:34 pm – Forks firefighters were called to the Galleria to help a woman having a seizure. She was taken to Sister’s Hospital by ambulance.
9:19 pm – A car was pulled over on Maryvale Drive near the entrance to the 33. The driver was arrested for narcotics.
10:29 pm – Lovers in a car in Nob Hill Park were advised to leave.
11:19 pm – Lovers in a car on Como Park Boulevard were told to be on their way.
11:25 pm – Hy-View firefighters were called to Tryst Gentlemen’s Club on Aero Drive because a fire alarm was set off. It turns out it was set off by a dancer using a hair straightener.
Sunday, September 24: 131 Calls
12:04 am – A call came in about a woman passed out in a car in the Starbucks parking lot near the airport. It turns out the woman had a flat tire and she was getting picked up by her parents.
12:53 am – A drunk man was refusing to leave one of the parking ramps at the Galleria. He was eventually given a ride to the Millennium by an officer on patrol.
1:45 am – An officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle near Dingens Park. It turned out to be someone playing Pokemon. They were advised to be on their way.
2:11 am – Two people were arrested after an officer on patrol noticed a suspicious car near an open garage on Stradtman Street.
3:38 am – Police were called to help out with crowd control at Pharaohs on Aero Drive. It took about an hour to complete without incident.
7:47 am – A woman was arrested for shoplifting from Tops on Union near George Urban.
7:47 am – A man came to make a complaint at police headquarters. Two people got arrested out of state (in Florida) and used his name and Social Security number. He found out about the incident after getting detained at the border while trying to get back into the U.S.
8:41 am – A woman called police to complain about the kids in the upstairs apartment playing too loud. The police could not do anything because the kids were playing in their own home. The woman was advised to contact the landlord.
10:02 am – U-Crest firefighters were called to Linda Drive. A 14-year-old was locked in the bathroom and cannot open the door. Firefighters forced the door open.
11:00 am – The manager of a hockey team called police to Holiday Twin Rinks. A parent of a player got inside the bench and tried to shove the coach. The father went outside and there were two more periods left. The father agreed to wait outside the rink.
11:05 am – A small plane declared an emergency before landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The plane with one soul onboard had an issue with its landing gear. The plane landed safely.
2:42 pm – A police report was filed after a bicycle was taken from Nagel Drive.
3:55 pm – A caller in the Cabela’s plaza said they noticed a couple people drop kids off at Panera. They then drove around the building and both got into the backseat. One person was arrested for violating an order of protection and a domestic incident report was filed.
4:05 pm – A call came in about someone’s bike being stolen on George Urban Boulevard. An hour later someone was arrested on Eastland Parkway for possession of stolen property.
5:50 pm – A report came in about teenagers breaking into a garage on Kaufman Road and stealing bikes. Two other bikes were reported stolen from a garage on Kilbourne Road. A police report was filed. The kids found in the neighborhood with the bikes. They were taken home and the property found was logged by police.
6:31 pm – A call came in from the manager of LaNova Pizza. A driver delivered a pie to Ravenswood Terrace and the customer refused to pay. The man told police that he had to wait an hour for his pizza, so the driver could wait 20 minutes to get paid. The driver was paid and everyone was advised.
6:39 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to Duchess Court because a transformer was on fire. The scene was turned over to the power company.
6:58 pm – A call came in from Tops in Thruway Plaza. Two people left the store with two carts filled with groceries. Three people were arrested down Walden Avenue. A woman told police the property was near a dumpster behind Auto Zone.
7:14 pm – A man called from Roland Street. He said a woman who was drunk was loading her car and planned on leaving. She had not left by the time police got there. She said she was waiting for a ride. She was advised that she would be arrested if she drove. 15 minutes later more people showed up to the address and started fighting. Police got to the scene. The woman left with her ride and they were advised if they returned to the home they would all be arrested.
7:23 pm – A caller from Beach Road said their neighbor drained half their pool into his yard. The neighbor was advised about the issue.
8:54 pm – About 20 people were kicked out of a hotel room at the Homewood Suites on Dick Road.
11:01 pm – Lovers near the dead end of N. Creek Drive were advised to wrap it all up and be on their way.
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