Weekly Feature



2013-10-09 / Police Blotter

Computer repair bill sets man off at Best Buy

Saturday, Sept. 28

• A group of females was soliciting money for a cancer charity at the corner of Transit Road and Greiner Road. The subjects were advised to cease their activities because they did not have a permit from the town.

• A man reported that he paid for a meal at a Main Street restaurant and had gotten the wrong debit card back from the server. His card had been used four times by someone else. The other person had not noticed that he got the wrong card back from the server. He agreed to pay for the purchases that he made with the improper card.

Sunday, Sept. 29

• A 60-year-old woman was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after she was apprehended at the Walmart located at 5033 Transit Road during an alleged shoplifting incident. The woman was charged with burglary in the third degree and petit larceny. The burglary charge was because the woman had been banned from the store following a previous arrest there.

• Two 15-year-olds were referred to family court after they were detained for allegedly shoplifting at Eastern Hills Mall. The teens were turned over to their parents on juvenile appearance tickets.

• Deputies responded to the Best Buy at 4401 Transit Road regarding an irate customer. A man was arguing with employees about a computer repair bill. The man retrieved his computer and was advised that he was no longer allowed in the store.

Monday, Sept. 30

• Deputies responded to Main Street and Harris Hill Road for a report of a male who was slumped over in a vehicle. The vehicle was gone when patrol arrived.

• A fire alarm was reported at a residence on Barton Road. The fire department checked the building. It was a false alarm.

• Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the burglary of a residence on Fox Trace Street. Some of the stolen property was located at an abandoned house a short distance from the complainant’s home.

Tuesday, Oct 1

• An open door was reported at a residence on Manchester Park Drive. Patrol checked the residence. It appears to have been an oversight.

• A woman called from the Home Depot and reported that her wallet was missing from her purse. About an hour after reporting her wallet missing, the complainant reported that someone had turned it in at the service desk at the store.

Wednesday, Oct 2

• Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old man for the alleged theft of approximately $150 in clothing from J. C. Penney at Eastern Hills Mall.

• Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 46-year-old man for driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop in Clarence. The man failed roadside sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. He was also charged with making an unsafe turn, impeding traffic and felony-level aggravated operation of a motor vehicle. The man’s license had been suspended for a driving while intoxicated arrest in the town of Amherst in April of this year.

Thursday, Oct. 3

• Deputies responded to Ransom Road for a report of a man who was being evicted who was threatening the movers. The man left the scene after he was advised by patrol.

• A 55-year-old man was arrested by officers from the Sheriff’s Office after a report of shoplifting at the Walmart located at 5033 Transit Road. The man allegedly stole a 12-pack of beer and a men’s jogging suit. He was charged with burglary, petit larceny and possession of stolen property and was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment. He had been banned from the store for a previous incident.

Friday, Oct. 4

• A driver’s license and a credit card were found in the parking lot at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The owner was contacted and retrieved her property.

• Deputies were called to an auto repair shop on Main Street for a report of a man who was rummaging through vehicles. The subject owned the vehicle in question.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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