Weekly Feature



2018-06-13 / Police Blotter

Woman records visit to convenience store

Monday, June 4

• A resident of Brenon Road reported that multiple vehicles were “doing doughnuts” in the parking lot and lawn of a nearby park. Police responded to the area and told the drivers to discontinue their poor behavior.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store, a man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from the business. He was apprehended in the parking lot by store security personnel.

• Police responded to a Sheridan Drive department store where a person reported that a large group of people were fighting in the parking lot. Officers assisted in quelling the argument, which was reportedly between two customers.

Tuesday, June 5

• On Stuewe Road, a resident reported that a GPS device was stolen from his vehicle overnight. The man said the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

• A customer of a Transit Road home improvement store reported returning to his vehicle in the parking lot to find there was no air in one of the tires. The woman said it appeared as if the tire was intentionally slashed.

• On Astor Ridge Drive, a resident reported that a person shot a BB gun pellet through her upstairs window.

Wednesday, June 6

• On Ayer Road, two youths were reportedly standing in the middle of the street tossing a football to each other as vehicles were passing. Police responded, but the teenagers fled the area prior to their arrival.

• A resident of Crown Royal Drive reported approximately $1,200 worth of personal belongings stolen from her house. The woman said the person who stole the items may have been a pet sitter who was at her house during the previous weekend.

• On West Royal Parkway, a person reportedly threw three large pieces of metal into a nearby park. Police were unable to locate the person or the metal pieces.

Thursday, June 7

• Police responded to Fairgreen Drive where a resident reported that people sitting inside a dark sedan were blaring their music for an extended period of time. Officers advised the people to keep the volume at a minimal level.

• At a North Forest Road property where construction is occurring, a crew foreman reported that the lock on the storage trailer was stolen and building supply items were missing.

• A woman at a Millersport Highway convenience store was becoming irate with employees because she believed she did not receive proper service. According to employees, the woman also began capturing photographs and recording video footage from her phone while she was in the store. The woman, who was identified as wearing a cheetah-printed shirt, was also yelling at the employees.

(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 May 30 through June 5, 1,598 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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