Weekly Feature



2017-08-09 / Police Blotter

Portable toilet found knocked to the ground

Sunday, July 30

• A person on Paradise Road reported a portable toilet, which was placed near a construction area, had been knocked to the ground overnight.

• A person reported that youths were “romping around” together on a playground. Police responded to the area and found “no apparent romping occurring.”

• At a Transit Road store, a man reported that he left his cellphone in a cart in the parking lot. The man later called police to say that his wife found the phone in the lot, though it was damaged and appeared as if it were run over by a car.

Monday, July 31

• A resident of Willow Ridge Drive reported that a neighbor had been igniting fireworks for at least a half-hour and it was becoming disruptive. Police advised the neighbor to cease the use of fireworks.

• Police responded to a North Bailey Avenue restaurant where a bartender reported that an intoxicated man, wearing a black hat, blue shirt and jeans, had been causing a ruckus at the establishment. Police advised the man to leave the restaurant and made sure he was provided a ride home.

• A man was arrested at a Transit Road department store for allegedly stealing electronic items. He was apprehended in the parking lot by store security.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

• On Sunshine Drive, a resident reported that her dog was pepper sprayed by a neighbor. She said the incident was part of an ongoing dispute.

• At a North Bailey Avenue business, an employee reported that an unknown person stole money from a charity box that was to be donated to soldiers.

• On Blacksmith Drive, a resident reported that his landscaping was being ruined by a neighbor. He told police the flowers and plants were dying because the neighbor was spraying pesticides and chemicals on them.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

• At a Transit Road grocery store, a person reported that a man sitting in his vehicle may have urinated into a bottle and then dumped the urine onto the ground.

• An employee of a Transit Road business reported that the security cameras mounted outside on the rear of the building had been tampered with by an unknown person. She told police it appeared as if a person had smeared tar onto the lens of the video cameras.

• A female youth was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. She was apprehended by store security in the parking lot.

(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 July 26 through Aug. 1, 1,629 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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