Weekly Feature



2017-12-06 / Police Blotter

‘ Ding-dong-ditch’dilemma disturbs dwellers

Monday, Nov. 27

• A resident of Vine Lane reported a “ding-dong ditch” occurred at her house when a group of youths rang the doorbell and fled her property before she reached the front door.

• In the parking lot of a Sheridan Drive department store, a patron returned to his vehicle to find the hood of his blue Toyota had been “keyed” by an unknown person.

• On Grandview Drive, a resident reported that his vehicle was entered by an unknown person overnight, and several items, including a backpack and $20 in cash, were stolen. He said the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

• Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. They were apprehended by store security. Police issued the youths citations to appear in court, and they were remanded to the custody of their parents.

• A resident of Mona Drive reported that two chickens were running loose in a neighbor’s front yard. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the chickens.

• A motorist on Niagara Falls Boulevard reported that a teenage driver was “flipping people the bird” as he passed other vehicles.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard grocery store where the manager reported that a customer unknowingly had attempted to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill. The customer told the manager he was unsure of where he may have received the fake bill.

• On Travers Court, a resident reported that her upstairs neighbor had been listening to music at too high of a volume and it was becoming very disruptive. Police responded and advised the neighbor to keep the music at a lower level if being played late at night.

• On Delta Road, police responded to a residence where people were reportedly burning items in a barrel. Officers advised the resident to extinguish the fire because it was against the town ordinance.

Thursday, Nov. 30

• A person wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bright orange backpack reportedly stole a bicycle from the front of an Eggert Road business. According to the business’s employee, the bicycle belonged to a client.

(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 Nov. 22 through Nov. 22, 1,250 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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