Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of September 8, 2018

A Cheektowaga Police Officer speaks to a detained subject on July 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle File Photo)
A Cheektowaga Police speaks to the robbery suspect at a Buffalo Police traffic stop on Broadway near Deshler Street on July 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Friday, September 7 – 205 Calls

12:12 am – Police had to check on a woman at North Creek Drive for Amherst Police and give her a message to go pick up her child at an address in that town. 

12:39 am – A police report was filed after a AAA driver thought they heard shots fired on Walden Avenue. It turned out to be a car backfiring. 

12:46 am – A woman got stopped at the Galleria because it was thought there was a warrant for her out of Kenmore. It turned out the warrant is for her twin sister. 

1:42 am – A driver was arrested for DWI on Andrews Avenue. 

5:43 am – Two people were arrested for trespassing for being outside someone’s yard in a tent on Union Road. The folks in the tent also had a couple warrants out of the Town of Tonawanda and Hamburg. 

8:07 am – A person on Sandra Drive called police upset because the neighbor put a lock on their gate. 

10:03 am –  One neighbor yelled at another one on Marrano Parkway because the lawncare service the one neighbor hired “cut their lawn over too far”. Both were advised by police. 

10:32 am – A weed whacker and batteries were stolen from a yard on Donlen Drive. A police report was filed. 

12:31 pm – A police report was filed for a stolen NYS inspection sticker on a vehicle on Union Road. 

2:12 pm – A person turned in a loaded Colt firearm they found wrapped in cloth in the rafters of their garage. They are not sure where it came from or how it got there. 

3:01 pm – A driver was arrested for driving without a license after striking a bicyclist on Harlem Road. The bicyclist was treated by an AMR ambulance crew at the scene. 

3:34 pm – A man on Marie Avenue called police after he found a bag of drugs and needles behind his car tire while he started to do work on his vehicle. The items were picked up and disposed of by officers. 

4:33 pm – A driver was arrested for DWI on William Street and narcotics charges were added to the docket as well. 

4:58 pm – A police report was filed after someone on Anna Marie Terrace found roofing nails in their tires.

5:28 pm – A group of 10-year-old kids were up on the roof of a vacant house on Alpine Place throwing debris into a woman’s yard. Police stopped by and told the kids to get down and be on their way. 

8:02 pm – A police report was filed after a house on Crocker Street was spray painted with vulgar words. 

8:50 pm – A group of 15 kids on the playground of Union East Elementary were told to get off the equipment by police. 

Saturday, September 8 – 204 Calls

1:09 am – A man bought beer from the NOCO Express on French Road. He then peed in the parking lot and the struck a pole in the same lot with his vehicle. He was arrested by police at the scene. 

1:25 am – A couple teens were arrested on French Road after smashing up mailboxes, signs, and electrical boxes more than a dozen yards. They were spotted with baseball bats. They led police officers on a chase throughout the neighborhood before they were caught. Multiple police reports for criminal mischief were filed based on the damage. 

1:27 am – One person was arrested after a disturbance at Pharoah’s on Aero Drive. 

3:16 am – A man called from Lucy Lane to say he returned back to his grandmother’s house. (She’s in assisted living.) He found his teenage sister broke into the house and was hosting a party. The party was broken up and everyone was advised. 

3:36 am – A driver was arrested for DWI on French Road. 

7:55 am – A police report was filed after a 48-year-old woman called 911 because she felt sick after eating homemade marijuana butter. She was taken to Suburban Hospital for treatment.

8:51 am – U-Crest firefighters were called to check on an odor of natural gas on East Melcourt Drive. It turned out a neighbor spilled gasoline near the home complaining of the smell the day before.

9:35 am – A man was trying to get into vehicles on Beach Road. Within five minutes an officer caught up with the man in question. The victim did not want to prosecute. The man’s mom picked him up from police custody.

12:51 pm – A police report was filed after someone on Maryvale Drive found several of their window screens were ripped overnight. 

1:29 pm – Officers responded to a house on Raymond Avenue after a woman called 911 to say she was kidnapped, raped and being held against her will in the house. She told police the man was sleeping at the time and the house was locked up and she could not get out. The woman was taken to ECMC for treatment and a police report was filed.

2:01 pm – A police report was filed after a man said someone broke into his Maryvale Drive apartment and stole videogames and a controller. He suspected they were at the Game Stop in the Sam’s Club plaza. The next day (Sunday) the man called back and said some of his games were found in a backpack in a bush by the Game Stop store.

4:28 pm – A football player with a leg injury at the Maryvale game was taken to ECMC. 

6:35 pm – Police were called to Elaine Court. A mother-in-law was getting physical with a mother. The mother-in-law was refusing to give the children back. Everyone was advised to stay away from each other. 

Sunday, September 9 – 164 Calls

11:09 am – A pup running in and out of traffic on Pine Ridge Road was taken back to a kennel at police headquarters.

12:34 pm – The dog warden was called after a dog was struck and killed on Genesee Street. 

12:57 pm – A man was arrested after threatening to beat up another person on Century Road. 

3:13 pm – A bicyclist was taken to ECMC by ambulance after being struck on Pine Ridge Road. 

4:10 pm – A complaint was made about a husky that runs around the neighborhood on Kennedy Road. The homeowner was advised by officers. They have a hole in the fence the dog escapes out of that they are trying to get fixed. 

5:47 pm – A drunk man kept going into Citi Trends at Thruway Plaza and taking merchandise out of the store. He would put it into a car in the parking lot and go back inside and shout at the staff and take more stuff from the store. It turned out the car was not the drunk man’s. He came to the plaza on the bus. He refused to take off merchandise from the store. He was arrested for shoplifting. 

6:59 pm – The detective’s bureau was called out to an unattended death on Bell Street. A caller said they thought a dead body was in the house. The house was supposedly vacant and taken over by a bank back in May. A police report was filed on the incident. 

7:49 pm – Doyle firefighters were called out to a hallway fire on North Willowlawn Parkway. It was started by a cigarette butt under the porch. It was put out by the resident with a lawn hose before firefighter got to the scene. The fire still caused $1,200 in damage. 

8:28 pm – Five teenage shoplifters were arrested at Walmart. They were caught because they not only went out of the store once with a bunch of merchandise – but after they dropped it off in the car, they went back inside to get more stuff.

9:46 pm – A guest at Towneplace Suites on Genesee Street reported they believed jewelry was taken from their hotel room. A police report was filed. 

Quick Statistics:

Property damage crashes: 11

Warrants served: 10

Galleria shoplifting: 4 

Walmart shoplifting: 5

DMV violation arrests: 10

Narcotics arrests: 7

Mental health interactions: 8

Domestic incidents: 10

Noise complaints: 8

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