Weekly Feature



2017-07-19 / Police Blotter

Men flash shoppers in separate incidents

Sunday, July 9

• Police responded to Dellwood Park where a nearby resident reported that youths were climbing the roof of the picnic shelter. Officers were unable to locate the reported group.

• On South Ellicott Creek Road, a resident reported discovering what appeared to be a small bullet hole in the door of her garage. She told police the damage occurred within the previous 24 hours.

• A Cascade Drive resident called police to report that people sitting inside a gray van, which was parked on a neighbor’s lawn, were listening to music at too high of a volume.

Monday, July 10

• A Niagara Falls Boulevard resident reported that while she was walking with her daughter, they were verbally harassed by a neighbor.

• A woman reported that a man in a tan-colored sedan exposed himself to her in the parking lot of a Niagara Falls Boulevard shopping center.

• A resident of South Ellicott Street reported that his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the street overnight, was entered by an unknown person. He told police items were “strewn about” and loose change was stolen.

Tuesday, July 11

• A patron of a Sheridan Drive fitness center reported that her money and keys were stolen from her locker.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant, a customer reported that a manager was swearing at other patrons because of a disagreement. The man who reported the incident said the customers who were being yelled at left the restaurant.

• In the parking lot of a Transit Road department store, a man in a blue Hyundai reportedly exposed his genitals to a woman. According to the woman, the man had a sheet on his lap and when she walked near the Hyundai, the man removed the sheet to reveal his private area.

Wednesday, July 12

• A resident of Clearfield Drive reported that a neighbor was burning items in the backyard and it was causing the neighborhood to have a terrible odor.

• On Berehaven Drive, a resident reported that three youths were attempting to smash a television using a metal pole. The youths reportedly found both items lying on the curb.

• Police apprehended a man and woman after they allegedly attempted to steal items from a Transit Road grocery store.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. It is also not a record of all calls answered by dispatchers. In a seven day stretch, from July 5 through July 11, 1,420 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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