Weekly Feature



2017-10-11 / Police Blotter

Scottish terrier traps terrified woman

Monday, Oct. 2

• Police responded to Sunset Court where two teenage boys on bikes were blasting rap music and carrying lit torches. The caller told police they looked like they were going to set something on fire. The teenage boys were gone upon police arrival, but officers found broomsticks and other possible stolen merchandise on a neighboring lawn.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard jeweler, a 50-year-old man reportedly tried to sell a ring to the store after telling the employee he stole it from Macy’s.

• A resident of Mona Drive reported that she was being cornered by a Scottish terrier and the dog wouldn’t let her walk away. She told police she was afraid to move. The owner retrieved the dog and was advised to not let the dog outside unattended.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

• A resident of Smallwood Drive reported that an old garbage can and mysterious items were left in her backyard. Officers found three large bags containing gardening manure.

• On Mill Street, a resident reported that a car was driving down the street toward Sheridan Drive with fire underneath the vehicle.

• A resident of Autumn Street reported that someone came to her house claiming to work for Verizon and asked for a bottle of water.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

• A man reported that he believed someone was locked in a bathroom at a closed North French Road doctor’s office.

• A resident of Belvoir Road reported that a man dressed in scrubs was having an estate sale at a residence, but believes he is not the homeowner. He told police he became suspicious when he noticed that the man was not in any of the family pictures on the mantel.

• At a Transit Road car dealership, an employee reported that an unknown man came into the store and gave the employee a card with pornographic images on it.

Thursday, Oct. 5

• A resident of Eagle Street reported seeing flames on a neighboring front porch. Officers found a couple of men on the porch drinking beer in front of a lit grill. They advised the men of danger.

• At a Millersport Highway gas station, a group of youths were reportedly burning rubber in the parking lot.

• A resident of Frankhauser Road reported that a man was looking into houses.

(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. 27 through Oct. 3, 1,482 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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