Weekly Feature



2017-11-29 / Police Blotter

Comment on Puerto Rico causes stir at church

Saturday, Nov. 18

A disturbance between a mother and a teenage daughter was reported at a Northfield Road address. The mother’s boyfriend also got involved. All of the involved parties were sent on their way, and an incident report was completed for the initial verbal argument.

Deputies were called to a report of a man at a church event on Transit Road. The man had become upset about a comment that someone had made about Puerto Rico. He took the microphone away from another speaker, said something, then threw the microphone on the ground. The involved subject was a veteran with a service dog. He was not causing any problems when patrol arrived.

Sunday, Nov. 19

A disturbance was reported on Connemara Lane. There had been an argument, and someone had broken some dishes. An incident report was completed. There were no charges.

Monday, Nov. 20

Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Transit Road. A 47-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated after reportedly failing sobriety tests. The man submitted to a breath test at the Clarence station, which showed an alleged blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent. He was released on traffic tickets pending arraignment.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

A vehicle was stopped on Transit Road after an alert from a license plate reader. The plates on the vehicle had been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles for lack of insurance. A 28-year-old man was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. His license had been suspended for failing to appear in Amherst Town Court for a traffic ticket.

Three women, who were 28, 30 and 25 years old, were all charged with prostitution during an investigation into suspicious activity at an address on Sheridan Drive.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street for a traffic infraction. A 28-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. He had 10 current suspensions on his driver’s license. He was also arrested on two outstanding warrants for vehicle and traffic issues. He was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

Thursday, Nov. 23

A vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction on Cameron Road. A 20-year-old woman and 22-year-old man were both charged with heroin possession. Both subjects were remanded to the Holding Center pending arraignment.

Friday, Nov. 24

A burglar alarm was reported at a business on Main Street. It had been set off by an employee.

A mail truck damaged property at a residence on Meghan Rose Way. The supervisor from the post office provided the insurance information to the homeowner for the damage.

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

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