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2017-05-24 / Police Blotter

Drunken man ‘takes a nap’ in store parking lot

Saturday, May 13

• At Transit Middle School, a person reported that youths playing basketball were playing music at a high volume. Police advised them to keep the noise to a minimum.

• At a Transit Road department store, a customer reported that a dog was left inside a vehicle. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

• A resident of Cascade Drive reported a man walking around the neighborhood while smoking from a bong and asking people for money.

Sunday, May 14

• A man reported that his wallet was stolen at a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant.

• A resident of Levin Lane reported that a deer’s leg was caught in a fence and the animal was unable to free itself.

• At a Sheridan Drive department store, a customer reported a woman asking other customers for money.

Monday, May 15

• A resident of Charter Oaks Drive reported that her neighbors accused her of attempting to get them wet when watering her plants.

• Police responded to Robin Road where a tenant reported that another tenant filled the apartment building with smoke when she cooked Korean food. The complainant told police that the cooking is suspicious, and the tenant creating the smoke may be cooking rats, dogs and cats. Police advised taking the matter up with apartment management.

• A driver on Niagara Falls Boulevard reported that a man wearing a black bikini top was carrying a bag and asking stopped drivers for tips. The man was not in the area upon police arrival.

Tuesday, May 16

• A man on Millersport Highway heading toward North French Road was reportedly doing stunts while riding his motorcycle and recording himself with a video camera. Police checked the surrounding area, but the motorcyclist was gone upon police arrival.

• A resident of Buckeye Drive reported that a man on a bicycle “flipped the bird” at him. Police advised the bicyclist regarding social etiquette.

• At a Main Street grocery store, a man was reportedly passed out in the parking lot. Police determined that the man was intoxicated. The man told police he was taking a nap.

(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 May 3 through May 9, 1,529 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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