Weekly Feature



2017-09-13 / Police Blotter

Open orange juice can left in mailbox

Monday, Sept. 4

• An employee at a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant reported that two 16-year-old girls attempted to steal pop. When the employee asked them to leave, one of the girls shoved the employee. The employee advised the girls they are no longer welcome there.

• Police responded to Sweet Home Road where a couch was reportedly obstructing the roadway.

• A couple of youths were reportedly riding bicycles and hitting mailboxes on Golden Pheasant Drive. The youths were gone upon police arrival.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

• At a Main Street business, a woman reported that a man pulled up next to her vehicle and asked her to get into the car. Police were unable to locate the man.

• At a Maple Road grocery store, one woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting two packs of Red Bull.

• A resident of Autumn Creek Court reported that an unknown person left an open can of orange juice in his mailbox.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

• On Sherbrooke Road, a boat was reportedly in the middle of the road with no vehicle attached.

• An employee of a Maple Road gas station reported that a female customer got upset after finding out the gas station did not sell breakfast sandwiches after 5 p.m. The customer reportedly took a picture of the employee before leaving. Police advised the employee to call back if the woman returns.

• Police responded to the Boulevard Mall where a 60- to 70-year-old man tried to lure a 2-year-old away from the play area.

Thursday, Sept. 7

• At a Harlem Road dental office, four teen males were reportedly “smoking dope,” checking the doors and looking into windows of the building.

• A resident of Charlesgate Circle reported seeing a white van with some type of writing on its side parked across her driveway. When the resident approached the van, it drove off. The resident told police the van has been seen over the past few days. Police did not locate the van.

• A resident of Patton Place called police after his son wasn’t following the house rule and wouldn’t give his phone to the father. Police assisted.

(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 Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, 1,490 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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