Weekly Feature



2010-08-18 / Police Blotter

Garbage-picking man sticks out tongue at workers

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

Tuesday, Aug. 10

• A resident of West Summerset Lane reported that a group of youths was lying in the middle of the street, forcing traffic to perform evasive maneuvers to avoid them. The resident said he was on his way when he encountered the youths, who left prior to the arrival of police.

• On North Ellicott Creek Road, a resident reported that a group of raccoons walked past him in his back yard.

• At a Main Street business office, a male who was approximately 40 years old was reportedly hanging around the parking lot and going through the garbage cans. An employee of the business said the man was knocking on windows and sticking his tongue out at co-workers. The man also reportedly took off his shirt and wrapped it around his head. Police were unable to locate the man, who fled the property in a blue Chevrolet sedan prior to their arrival.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

• A resident of Troy Del Way reported that a bat in his home was creating havoc. He told police the creature was contained to a room on the second floor. Animal control officers responded to remove the bat.

• On Kaymar Drive, a resident reported that the trees in front of her home were littered with toilet paper. The resident told police that the littering occurred overnight and was the third suspicious incident within one week. The home had been “egged” two times in as many days.

• A resident of Ridgewood Drive reported that her shrubs have been repeatedly and deliberately trimmed by her neighbor’s lawn service. Police advised the neighbor not to trim the complainant’s shrubs.

Thursday, Aug. 12

• An employee of a Harlem Road business reported that a woman walking with a dog was not picking up the waste that the canine left in the parking lot.

• An adult female was arrested for shoplifting at a Niagara Falls Boulevard business.

• A man reported that a person in a passing vehicle threw a bottle, which hit his parked vehicle.

Friday, Aug. 13

• A resident of Huxley Drive reported that his vehicle was damaged by a rock while it was parked in the driveway overnight.

• On Lamarck Drive, a resident reported that the antenna of his vehicle was bent and decorative stones from the driveway were stolen by an unknown person or persons. The resident said the incidents must have occurred overnight.

• At the Eveningwood Lane pool, a person reported that furniture was thrown into the pool during the early morning hours.

Saturday, Aug. 14

• A resident of East Campus Drive reported that people were standing in the street and talking loudly to each other. Police responded to the area, but were unable to locate the group.

• On Spring Meadow Drive, a woman reported that a male acquaintance damaged her roommate’s vehicle.

• A resident of Golden Pheasant Drive reported that a neighbor’s loud music was disrupting the neighborhood. Police responded and advised the neighbor to keep the volume at a minimum level.

Sunday, Aug. 15

• An employee of a Main Street business reported that an unknown person slashed one of the tires of her vehicle while she was working.

• On Tonawanda Creek Road, a resident reported that fireworks were ignited by an unknown person in the neighborhood. Police responded to the scene but found the area to be quiet.

• A resident of Hyledge Drive reported that a neighbor’s dog had been outside barking for more than an hour.

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