Weekly Feature



2017-03-22 / Police Blotter

Woman steals cart full of cosmetics from 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 March 8 through 14, 1,478 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

Saturday, March 11

• Police responded to Interstate 290, where a motorist reported that a vehicle had slid into a ditch near Millersport Highway. Officers waited with the driver until AAA representatives responded to tow the vehicle out of the ditch.

• A juvenile female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting video games from a Sheridan Drive department store. She was apprehended by store security in the parking lot.

• A resident of Cree-Ton Drive reported that people at a neighbor’s property were being loud and obnoxious as they were “partying in a hot tub” outside.

Sunday, March 12

• A resident of Essjay Road reported that she felt threatened by a neighbor during an argument. According to the woman, the neighbor “got in her face” and stepped on her shoe during the argument.

• Two women and a man reportedly stole a cart full of products from a Sheridan Drive grocery store. Police apprehended the three people, who were in a silver Corolla, after stopping the vehicle on Belvoir Road.

• On Gresham Drive, a resident reported that a package delivered earlier in the week was stolen from the front doorstep by an unknown person.

Monday, March 13

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard store where an employee reported observing a woman dump “a cart full of cosmetics into her purse.”

• A resident of McNair Road reported that all three vehicles in his driveway were entered by an unknown person during the overnight hours. According to the resident, among the items stolen from the vehicles were $50 in cash, an iPod and phone chargers. All of the vehicles were reportedly unlocked at the time of the incidents.

• At a Main Street business, an employee reported discovering a window pane had been shattered overnight. She told police the damage may have been caused by a person throwing a rock through the glass.

Tuesday, March 14

• Police responded to Westfield Road where three neighbors were reportedly standing outside, arguing with each other about snowblowing. Upon their arrival, however, officers found the area to be quiet.

• A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Transit Road department store. He was apprehended inside the store by security personnel.

• Police advised a plow truck driver to not push snow into other residential driveways.

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