Weekly Feature



2017-11-15 / Police Blotter

Woman uses ammonia to cover marijuana odor

Monday, Nov. 6

• An employee of a Maple Road car wash reported that windows were broken overnight.

• Police responded to a Transit Road business where a customer was reportedly yelling at staff members because he was disappointed in the service. The man fled the store prior to the arrival of officers.

• A customer of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that his backpack and laptop were stolen from his vehicle. He said the vehicle was unlocked.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

• According to a resident of a Fairgreen Drive apartment building, one of the tenants reportedly poured ammonia outside her door to cover the odor of marijuana being caused by another tenant.

• On Getzville Road, a resident reported that a person driving a blue Dodge truck was tailgating vehicles and making obscene gestures as he passed other motorists.

• On Mill Street, a resident reported that her neighbor repeatedly listens to music at too high of a volume and it disrupts the neighborhood. She also told police her neighbor emptied his pool onto her lawn in the past.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

• A resident of Oakbrook Drive reported that a neighbor’s dog was outside barking for more than 30 consecutive minutes. Police responded to the area and found the neighborhood to be quiet.

• At a Transit Road department store, two women were arrested for allegedly shoplifting baby items. The women were apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.

• Police responded to assist a motorist on Tonawanda Creek Road where a deer reportedly ran into the side of his vehicle.

Thursday, Nov. 9

• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that a ladder was stolen from the side of the building. He told police the incident may have occurred sometime overnight.

• At a Sheridan Drive coffee shop, a patron reported that his wallet was stolen. He told police he accidentally left it at the counter and upon returning, the wallet was gone.

• Police responded to Glen Park where a man was reportedly walking around while intoxicated. According to the person who observed the man, he appeared to be “passed out on the ground.” Officers assisted the man in finding a ride home.

(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 period, from Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, 1,476 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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