Weekly Feature



2018-08-15 / Police Blotter

Man walks out of store with meat and rolls

Monday, Aug. 6

• A resident of Randwood Drive reported that a neighbor just called her and said it looked like someone was trying to climb the fence into her backyard.

• A resident of Grandview Drive reported that she was sitting on her porch when a white sedan drove slowly up the street and stopped in front of her house. She said the driver was looking at her house and she didn’t recognize the vehicle.

• A resident of Lehn Springs Drive reported that a soapstone carving and two ivory carvings were taken sometime during the past five years. She said the items are valued at more than $10,000.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

• At a Sheridan Drive business, a man in a black T-shirt was allegedly at the front end of the store screaming at the cashier and threatening to punch the employee.

• A resident of Woodbury Road said a green Ford Explorer was speeding down the road. She said the driver had a bat in hand and was chasing another vehicle and she yelled at the driver. The man reportedly said he would kill the complainant and then drove off eastbound on Woodbury and turned south on Getzville Road.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard business, security reported that a group of three to five men were standing outside the business and stopping vehicles to ask if they have change for $100.

• A complainant reported that a customer threw items behind the counter at a Millersport Highway store and wanted to fight the complainant’s girlfriend. The woman had short hair and was wearing camouflage shorts, a black tank top and black hat. The complainant believed that the subject is related to a person who was banned by the store.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• A resident of Burroughs Drive reported that a man with long curly hair, wearing a T-shirt and khaki pants, and carrying a knapsack, walked out of a wooded area. The complainant said the man was last seen walking on Burroughs toward Main Street and sitting on a park bench.

• At a West Klein Road supermarket, a man in his 20s to 30s with glasses allegedly went around the back of the building from the Klein side toward Plaza Drive. The complainant reported that the man took meat and rolls in a shopping basket.

• A resident of Garden Parkway reported that his son is getting hundreds of dead calls per day from one of his online gamer friends.

• At a Millersport Highway business, a customer was allegedly sitting outside in the lot on the bed of his dark-colored pickup and waiting for an employee to come out. It has been an ongoing issue. The subject is a 60-year-old man with a mustache.

Thursday, Aug. 9

• A resident of Meyer Road reported that her keys were taken off the ring sometime overnight and there was no sign of forced entry.

• A complainant reported that he saw a silver four-door sedan parked in the middle of Sweetwood Drive. He said he saw the driver go up to a house with a package on the front step. He looked at the package and then went back to his vehicle without taking the package.

• There was a report of two men about 40 years old who were walking in traffic on South Union Road. Both appeared to be stumbling.

(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 Aug. 1 through Aug. 7, 1,256 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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