Weekly Feature



2018-01-10 / Police Blotter

Woman accuses building manager of check theft

Monday, Jan. 1

• A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting children’s clothes at a Sheridan Drive department store. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.

• Police responded to Millersport Highway where a motorist was reportedly stuck in a ditch. Officers assisted the driver until a tow truck arrived to remove the vehicle.

• A North Forest Road resident reported that a plow driver pushed snow onto the end of his driveway.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

• At a Main Street apartment complex, a tenant was reportedly yelling at management representatives because she believed they stole her Social Security check. She later realized the check had been delivered by mail and there was a delay due to the holiday.

• A man who was described as missing a front tooth and wearing black clothes and white sneakers was reportedly asking people for money near the Transit Bowling Lanes.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard grocery store, a man was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal baby items. He was apprehended by store security in the parking lot.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

• A resident of American Campus Drive reported that his bicycle was stolen about two weeks ago at a location off Sweet Home Road.

• On Randwood Drive, a resident reported that he believed painting contractors had stolen jewelry items from his home.

• An employee of a Main Street fast food restaurant reported that a man driving a blue Ford SUV had paid for his meal using counterfeit money.

Thursday, Jan. 4

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard store where a customer was reportedly “having a difficult time with employees.” The woman fled the area just after calling the police.

• A resident of Sprucewood Drive reported that a neighbor left his dog outside unattended in the cold temperatures. The canine was said to be barking for a while. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the barking dog.

• On North French Road, a motorist reported that a traffic light was staying red for an unusual amount of time. Police responded and found the traffic light to be operating properly.

(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 Dec. 27 through Jan 2, 1,540 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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