Weekly Feature



2017-11-08 / Police Blotter

Older man dressed as cowgirl trick-or-treats

Monday, Oct. 30

• At an Alberta Drive medical care facility, an employee reported an unknown white substance was smeared onto eight employees’ cars in the parking lot.

• A man at a Sheridan Drive coffee shop was reportedly yelling at employees and taking his clothes off. An employee told officers he was possibly intoxicated or under the influence. The man left the shop and crossed the street, where officers met and advised him.

• At a Maple Road gas station, an employee reported that three men refused to leave the store and were filming the employee. The employee told officers that the men were upset after he did not accept one of their IDs. The men eventually left on foot and no charges were filed.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

• On North Cayuga Road, a man wearing a blonde wig and cowboy hat was reportedly walking up to doors and asking for candy. A resident told police he appeared to be in his 50s.

• A resident of Saratoga Road reported a group of young teens entered his house and stole a large bowl of candy.

• On Washington Highway, a man wearing a blue jumpsuit and a Michael Myers mask was reportedly staring at people and scaring kids.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

• At a Kensington Avenue pharmacy, the manager reported that a man has come to the store eight times asking employees the question, “Do you have an 18-pack of Pepsi?” The manager told police the staff is “getting weird vibes” from the man. The man reportedly left the store and was circling the area on foot. Officers arrived and checked the area.

• A man wearing “a Jesus Christ costume” was reportedly running in the side parking lot next to Amherst Town Hall and appeared to be intoxicated.

• At a Main Street clothing store, two women were reportedly removing price tags on clothing items. Employees told police that they would like the pair banned from the property.

Thursday, Nov. 2

• On Main Street, a man was reportedly picking up Democratic election signs in the area.

• A resident of Deer Lakes Drive reported a man broke into the residence through a window and was sleeping on the living room floor. Officers found the man to be intoxicated and brought him into custody.

On Stevenson Boulevard, a man with a pony tail and beard was reportedly asking residents to sign up with Verizon. He was gone upon police arrival.

(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 Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, 1,232 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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