Weekly Feature



2018-02-14 / Police Blotter

Driver strikes lamppost, hides it near pond

Monday, Feb. 5

• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard store reported that a man wearing a dark jacket and a camouflage hat fled the business with at least five coats. The employee said the man left in a large black truck.

• On Brompton Road, a resident reported that an unknown person damaged her mailbox. She was unsure of when the damage may have occurred.

• On Coventry Road, a resident reported that she may have seen a black bear near her garbage cans in the driveway. She told police she also saw a large paw print in the snow.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

• Police responded to a Sheridan Drive fast food restaurant where a former employee was refusing to leave. According to her former manager, the woman was raising a ruckus by cursing.

Officers advised the woman to leave the premises.

• A patron of a Maple Road bar and restaurant said the owner was not allowing him to leave following a verbal altercation. The patron called back a couple of minutes later and told police the owner went back inside the business and was no longer harassing him.

• On Nickel Way, a resident reported that a person knocked down a lamppost with a vehicle. According to the resident, the person who was driving got out of the vehicle, dragged the lamppost and dumped it near an area pond.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

• On Castle Court, a resident reported that snow has been repeatedly blown onto his driveway by a neighbor.

• At a Maple Road gas station and convenience store, an employee reported that a man who visits the store frequently was becoming an annoyance. Police responded and advised the man to find a new store to patronize.

• A resident of Lakewood Parkway reported that bank bonds were stolen from her house. The resident told police the thefts may have been committed by nurse aides that have been visiting.

Thursday, Feb. 8

• At a Meyer Road apartment, a resident reported that a bat was stuck inside the bathroom vent. Police advised the woman to close the bathroom door so that it would not escape. Animal control representatives arrived at the scene to capture the bat.

• An employee of an Alberta Drive business reported that a man stole two Ninja blenders on Tuesday. The thefts were recorded by surveillance video.

• On Quail Hollow Lane, a resident reported that several tires from each of his vehicles had been damaged during the past month.

(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 Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, 1,380 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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