Weekly Feature



2017-09-20 / Police Blotter

Overgrown bushes lead to neighborhood unrest

Monday, Sept. 11

• A resident of North Forest Road reported that a person broke her son’s skateboard into pieces. The woman told police she may have known the person.

• On Old Niagara Falls Boulevard, a person reported that the window of her vehicle was damaged and items inside were ransacked. It didn’t appear as if anything was stolen.

• A resident of Dodge Road reported that an unknown person was sitting on the ground under his bedroom window, smoking a cigar. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the cigar enthusiast.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

• A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. She was apprehended in the parking lot by store security personnel.

• A group of youths, who were reportedly talking loudly, were tossing items at a North Forest Road building. Officers responded to the area but did not see any damage or evidence of items being thrown at the building.

• A juvenile female was arrested at a Main Street grocery store after she allegedly attempted to steal several baby items.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

• On Pheasant Run Road, a resident reported that several mailboxes in the neighborhood were damaged and removed overnight.

• About eight youths were reportedly in Dellwood Park while smoking out of a pipe and yelling obscenities. Police responded to the park and found the teenagers were smoking cigarettes. Officers threw out the cigarettes, and parents were called to the area to pick up the youths.

• A Main Street motorist reported that a passing driver “flipped the bird” at her as he passed her vehicle.

Thursday, Sept. 14

• On Lennox Avenue, a resident reported that a neighbor’s dog had been outside barking for more than two consecutive hours. Officers responded to the neighbor’s home and advised the man of the complaint.

• Police responded to Kings Highway where two neighbors were reportedly fighting about overgrown bushes. Officers assisted in calming the neighbors.

• A manager of a Niagara Falls Boulevard cellular wireless business reported that a man was yelling inside the store and making threatening fists at employees. The man left the business prior to the arrival of police. The manager told officers the man went to a nearby cheeseburger restaurant.

(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 Sept. 6 through Sept. 12, 1,565 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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