Weekly Feature

2012-02-22 / Police Blotter

Mom leaves 14-year-old at mall after argument

Saturday, Feb. 11

A vehicle reportedly crashed into Tony’s Barber Shop on Main Street. The vehicle actually hit a sign and not the building itself.

Deputies responded to Newhouse Road for a vehicle that crashed into a tree. No one was injured.

A burglar alarm was reported on Lexor Lane. It was set off by a dog in the residence.

Sunday, Feb. 12

• A 24-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were arrested for theft of service after jumping out of a taxi without paying the fare on Fieldbrook Drive. Deputies were able to locate the men by following their footprints in the snow.

A 38-year-old male from Buffalo was arrested by Erie County sheriff’s detectives for his involvement in stealing property from Walmart on Transit Road.

A resident of Lapp Road reported that his 15-year-old daughter had run off and had been gone for several hours. The female was located at a neighbor’s house.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at Eastern Hills Mall. A 14-year-old male reported that he had an argument with his mother. The mother then got in her vehicle and drove off, leaving him stranded. Deputies contacted the female and asked her to return. Both parties were advised.

Monday, Feb. 13

A man on Main Street reported that his neighbor was wanted on an outstanding war- rant. Further investigation showed that the complaint was unfounded.

Deputies were called to the Dollar Tree on Transit Road to investigate a complaint of an infant who was left alone in a running vehicle. The vehicle was gone when patrol arrived.

Patrol responded to a bank alarm on Transit Road. Workers had triggered an alarm while they were installing a new ATM.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

A 19-year-old male from Buffalo was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after he was stopped by sheriff’s deputies on Transit Road. The man had 14 suspensions on his license. The male was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of the City of Buffalo.

Deputies were called to Dave & Busters on Transit Road for a report of several people fighting. A large group of people left in a limousine prior to the arrival of patrol.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

There was a 911 hang-up call from a Main Street establishment — an ongoing issue with the phone system at the business.

A female reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and took a bag of personal papers. The incident occurred at T.J. Maxx.

Thursday, Feb. 16

A 24-year-old male from Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny after he allegedly stole tools from Home Depot. The male was arraigned and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 bail.

A 22-year-old male from Middleport was charged with third-degree assault after injuring another male during a fight at Club Infinity on Main Street.

Friday, Feb. 17

An 18-year-old male from Clarence was arrested by sheriff’s detectives after he was discovered growing marijuana in his home. Detective Dan Brinkerhoff was assisting Amherst police in serving a search warrant at the male’s home.

Deputies responded to the Clarence Skating Center for a large group of juveniles causing a disturbance. Parents were notified to pick up their children, as they were no longer allowed in the facility.

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

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