Weekly Feature

2010-04-14 / Police Blotter

Intoxicated man talks to himself, takes off shirt in lot

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

Monday, April 5

• A resident of North French Road reported finding two small dogs in the back yard of his property. Animal control officers responded to the scene.

• A motorist on Interstate 290 reported that a person in a maroon Pontiac was driving recklessly while apparently using his cellular phone to send text messages. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

• On Hollybrook Drive, a resident reported that his mailbox was damaged overnight by an unknown person.

Tuesday, April 6

• A resident of Brenon Road reported that the tires of his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, were slashed overnight.

• On Vine Lane, a resident reported that a “raccoon was standing in the middle of the street for an hour.” An animal control officer was dispatched to the scene and removed the animal.

• A patron of a Hopkins Road restaurant reported that six teenagers were loitering outside the business while spitting all over the ground and smoking. The group left the scene prior to the arrival of police.

Wednesday, April 7

• A resident of Dellwood Road reported that a group of youths was being destructive with equipment at a nearby playground. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered that none of the equipment had been damaged.

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business where a male customer was walking around the parking lot, reportedly intoxicated. The owner of the business said the man was taking off his shirt while mumbling to himself.

• A resident of Lamarck Drive reported that a motorist in a Volkswagen was attempting to unsafely operate his vehicle after strapping a basketball base and hoop to the roof of the car. The resident said the motorist found the item in a pile of garbage. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Thursday, April 8

• A resident of Mapleton Road reported that several men were playing guitars while standing in the driveway of a nearby abandoned property. Upon arrival of police, the group had fled the scene.

• On Sheridan Drive, a motorist reported a large snapping turtle was walking in the road. Police were unable to locate the amphibian.

• An adult male was arrested for shoplifting at a Niagara Falls Boulevard business.

Friday, April 9

• A resident of North Bailey Avenue reported that a cab driver was in the neighbor's driveway and was disrupting the neighborhood by beeping the horn.

• On Altair Drive, a resident reported that his neighbor was feeding stray cats in the neighborhood.

• At a Maple Road business, an employee reported that a male customer was attempting to sell jewelry to patrons and co-workers. The male had left the scene prior to the arrival of police.

Saturday, April 10

• A resident of Harlem Road reported that a neighbor's music was too loud. Officers arrived at the scene to find the party was ending; however, they requested that the homeowner keep the noise level at a minimum in the future.

• A Maple Road business owner reported that an unknown person kicked out a 2-foot portion of a fence overnight.

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