Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of January 6, 2018

Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police headquarters.
Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police headquarters.

Friday, January 5, 2018: 152 Calls

12:21 am – A man was arrested after throwing his pregnant girlfriend to the ground.

1:49 am – A license plate stolen from Kentucky was found on a vehicle on East Grand Boulevard. The car was placed in the impound lot and a police report was filed. 

5:51 am – The water authority was notified about a water main break on Santin Drive.

10:32 am – A call came in about a squatter living in a vacant house on Doyle Court. No one was found inside when police checked the premises, but some recent lotto tickets were found in one room. The building inspector was notified about the issue. 

11:49 am – A call came in about a Christmas tree in the middle of the outbound 33. An officer moved it to the side of the expressway, and DOT crews were notified to clean it up. 

1:25 pm – U-Crest firefighters were called to the Galleria after a woman fell down an escalator. She was taken to St. Joes to be treated for a leg injury.

1:40 pm – A man was checked out in the cell block at police headquarters after he hit his head on the cell wall. He signed off on further treatment. 

4:40 pm – A police report was filed after a woman on Hillwood Drive said she got a letter in the mail that threatened to kill her dog.

4:40 pm – Police were called to Losson Road after a mother came home to find her 14-year-old was not there and left a note saying “sorry”. She was tracked down an hour later in Tonawanda. 

5:11 pm – A police report was filed after someone said money was stolen from their 401K.

5:25 pm – Cleveland Hill firefighters were called to shut off water at a home on Meaford Road. The pipe was fixed within a half hour. 

5:25 pm – A woman called for police to check on her elderly neighbor. He hadn’t been seen for the past week. He was fine, just doesn’t like going out in the snow. 

5:35 pm – A driver of a pick-up truck was pulled over on Harlem Road after a passenger in the vehicle was spotted holding a baby. They were advised about the need to use a car seat. 

6:35 pm – Police were called to check on a man because their friend was concerned he was living without heat. He had heat, everything was fine. 

7:08 pm – Officers were called to Reo Avenue by a landlord. The renter in the upper broke the lower renter’s window and was messing with their furnace. Everyone was advised by officers and the heat was back on. 

7:36 pm – A drunk man was arrested for petit larceny after he went to 7-Eleven on Dick Road. He put a $20 bill on the counter and walked out with beer. He told the guy at the store he was staying at the hotel across the street and even revealed his room number. That’s where he was picked up by police. 

9:55 pm – NFTA officers pulled over a vehicle by Tryst on Aero Drive. They called an ambulance and Hy-View firefighters to the scene. It looked like a man was having a reaction to drugs. He was taken to ECMC by ambulance. 

11:12 pm – One person was arrested for burglary after a person on Schlenker Avenue found the door to their garage kicked in. The person found also has warrants out to Cheektowaga and Niagara County.

Saturday, January 6, 2018: 170 Calls

2:15 am – A group of kids walked out of Louie’s Texas Red Hots on Transit Road without paying their bill. They were found and paid the waitress. 

6:31 am – A driver was pulled over after they were spotted not moving at a green light on Eggert Road. A man was arrested for marijuana possession.

1:33 pm – A woman was arrested in the Walmart parking lot for endangering the welfare of a child. This was after an infant was spotted in a car that was turned off and there was no one around the car. The woman was also charged with possession of stolen property.

3:32 pm – A police report was filed after a man with a gun allegedly stole about $800 from Cash for Cans on Harlem, near Walden. Video of the scene was given to a detective. 

5:19 pm – Forks firefighters and an ambulance crew were called to the Galleria food court to help an 11-year-old boy who was having difficulty breathing. 

5:21 pm – South Line firefighters were called to a home on Audet Drive after smoke started coming from an outlet in a bathroom. There was no sign of fire. Electrical issues were checked out and the room was aired out. 

6:29 pm – Forks firefighters were called to check out the smell of an electrical fire on Schuster Avenue. No sign of fire was found in the building. 

6:59 pm – A police report was filed for a natural death on Cannas Court. 

8:24 pm – Police helped out a Canadian in the lot of Walmart. He locked his keys in his vehicle and AAA said it would take six hours to get to the scene to help him. He was concerned about the wait because his wife is pregnant. 

9:35 pm – A woman on Halstead Avenue wanted her son’s friend out of their house. The two teens were fist fighting on the porch. One of the teens was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

10:24 pm – A police report was filed after someone at the Galleria said $6,300 was taken from their purse. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018: 111 Calls

12:46 am – A 45-year-old woman at the Williamstowne Apartments refused a trip to the hospital after medics revived her with Narcan.  She overdosed on heroin.

3:22 am – A man called the police and met them in the lobby of a Genesee Street hotel.  He told the police that he met someone on an online dating website and when he went to the room, the woman tried charging him.  Everyone was advised.

9:31 am – A man was arrested on Winwood Court after a domestic incident.  He also had a warrant out of Cheektowaga.

11:11 am – A resident of the Williamstowne Apartments reported that his girlfriend/roommate stole his money.  He gave it to her to pay the bills and instead took the money to the casino.  His son is working on getting a power of attorney.

12:31 pm – A juvenile was arrested for trying to burglarize a garage on Lloyd Drive.

1:30 pm – A small pitbull mix was found at Willaim and Harlem and was turned into police headquarters.

2:41 pm – The police arrested a man at a traffic stop on Genesee Street for having a fraudulent inspection sticker.

3:49 pm – A woman was arrested at the Thruway Plaza Tops for shoplifting.

4:45 pm – A woman was arrested at Walden Galleria for shoplifting, trespass, and burglary.

7:28 pm – A 58-year-old woman on Concord Drive overdosed on heroin. She went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Buffalo General Medical Center.  The detective bureau responded.

7:51 pm – Cheektowaga Police assisted NFTA Police at the airport for crowd control.  A large crowd was waiting for the Buffalo Bills to return after their playoff game in Jacksonville.

Quick Statistics:

Snow Ban Enforcement: 35

Walden Galleria Shoplifting Arrests: 3

Walmart Shoplifting Arrests: 2

Mental Health Interactions: 5

Neighbor Disputes: 5

Domestic Disputes: 20

Property Damage Crashes: 35

Broken Down Motorists: 18

Arrest Warrants Served: 11

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