Weekly Feature



2017-05-17 / Police Blotter

Milk jug left in lot scares bank customer

Saturday, May 6

• A resident of a Transit Road housing development reported that her home’s rear sliding-glass window was struck by eggs sometime overnight.

• At a Transit Road vehicle service station, an employee reported that two state inspection stickers were missing. The employee said he may have somehow lost the stickers.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store, a man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting several items, including video games. He was apprehended in the parking lot by store security personnel.

Sunday, May 7

• Three teenagers were reportedly physically fighting in the parking lot of a Main Street restaurant. Police responded to the area, but the trio reportedly went inside and ordered food. Officers advised the teenagers of the report.

• A resident of Robin Road reported that her neighbors were cursing at her children. She also told police that tennis balls were being thrown at her windows by the neighbor.

• On Berehaven Drive, three youths were reportedly jumping on and off the hoods of vehicles parked in the street.

Monday, May 8

• On Cascade Drive, a resident reported that a group of people were playing music at a high volume at a neighboring house. The resident said the noise was becoming an ongoing issue. Police advised the neighbor to keep the volume at a respectable level.

• A resident of American Campus Drive reported that her vehicle was entered by an unknown person and several items were stolen, including a laptop, book bag and toolbox. The woman said the thief left the door open.

• A resident of Ayer Road reported that an unknown person threw eggs at his house overnight.

Tuesday, May 9

• A resident of Millersport Highway reported that his dirt bike was stolen from the front yard sometime during the day.

• At a Transit Road bank, a female patron reported that a gallon-sized milk jug with “white liquid inside it” was left in the middle of the parking lot. The woman told police the jug was not in the lot when she went into the bank and added that she was worried about the substance that may be inside the container. Police responded to the area and determined that the jug did in fact contain milk.

At a Main Street grocery store, a woman was apprehended by store security after she allegedly attempted to shoplift several items, including baby food.

(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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