Weekly Feature



2018-10-24 / Police Blotter

Complainant reports laser disrupting traffic

Monday, Oct. 15

• A complainant reported that she has had a note left on her vehicle on two occasions calling her a “nasty lady” at a John James Audubon Parkway public establishment.

• A resident of South Drive said he had video of a man going through his front yard at 3:30 a.m. The complainant reported that this has been an ongoing issue with the same man going through his front yard for the past year.

• A complainant reported a man out in an Evans Street business lot who is yelling. The man was asked to turn down music coming from his vehicle. The complainant said he thinks the black BMW sedan has left the area.

• A complainant reported a raccoon that appears rabid and is acting very strangely on block 18 on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

• A resident of Highland Drive said he recently bought a used vehicle from Michigan. While going to have the windshield replaced, the complainant reported that a needle fell out of the molding.

• On Woodcrest Drive, a vehicle was entered some time overnight, and items were taken.

• A Foxberry Drive resident, who just got back into town, said he noticed damage to his door.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• A complainant reported noticing a large red laser light coming from a building on Transit Road for the past three nights. The light has been shining into traffic on the street. Patrols said the lights on the building have been installed to thwart deer from eating vegetation.

• A caller reported that she saw a man who was standing outside a red pickup, putting a silencer on a gun at a Main Street business. The caller said when the man saw he was noticed, he put the gun in the truck and left the area. The complainant said she had seen the same man and truck at the same location for the last several days.

• A complainant reported receiving a voice mail from an unknown number. The complaint said the caller had what appeared to be a male voice, used obscene language and stated, “I will see you later.”

Thursday, Oct. 18

• A Maple Road restaurant manager reported that an employee, not on location, has been adding money to tips on credit card slips for the past few months.

• A resident of Little Robin Road reported ongoing issues with her neighbor. She said her neighbor in the apartment building intentionally knocks on the walls in order to prevent her from sleeping.

• A caller reported a man, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, on Maple Road. The subject, who was also wearing cutoff jeans, appeared to have an item in his right hand and kept walking around a building and then disappeared around back for a bit of time. The complainant said the man kept circling the building and was last seen on foot crossing Maple and heading onto Sandhurst Lane.

(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. 10 through Oct. 16, 1,333 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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