Weekly Feature



2012-10-31 / Police Blotter

Man claims speeding isn’t illegal, still gets ticket

Saturday, Oct. 20

A 22-year-old male from Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Harris Hill Road. Deputies had initially stopped the man’s vehicle for speeding. Further investigation led to his failing roadside sobriety tests. The man took a breath test, which showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.12 percent.

Patrol responded to a residence on Wehrle Drive for a large fire in the backyard. The owner was advised to put the fire out.

A resident of Goodrich Road reported that someone had siphoned gas from his vehicle overnight.

A resident of Westerwald Drive reported that someone had broken out the screen on one of his windows.

Sunday, Oct. 21

A 21-year-old male from Depew was stopped by deputies on Transit Road for an unsafe lane change and driving on the shoulder. He failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The man submitted to a breath test, which showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.13 percent.

Deputies were called to Sunoco on Transit Road for a report of a man who was acting strangely. Deputies found a highly intoxicated man standing at a counter with his head down. The man was given a ride to his home in Williamsville.

Patrol was called to a residence on Ransom Road for a report of a juvenile who was throwing rocks at the complainant’s house. The male was turned over to his mother. There was no apparent damage to the house.

Monday, Oct. 22

Patrol responded to Kaylayne Lane for a report of a disturbance between neighbors. Both subjects were advised.

Deputies were called to Jones Road to check the welfare of a female. The woman’s grandparents were worried because she had called them the night before to borrow gas money to take her infant to the hospital and they could not get in contact with her. The female was located at her mother’s house in Middleport.

A Tonawanda man was stopped for speeding on Newhouse Road. The male insisted that exceeding the posted speed limit was not a violation of New York State law. He was ticketed for speeding.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Deputies responded to Eastern Hills Mall for a report of a male who was screaming at a female employee at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Patrol checked the mall. The man had left prior to their arrival.

A three-car accident was reported on Main Street. Two people were transported to the hospital: one subject with leg and back pain and the second person with a possible broken wrist. One driver was ticketed for following too closely.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Two males aged 49 and 43 were charged with shoplifting after allegedly stealing Buffalo Bills jerseys from J.C. Penney. One male was apprehended by loss prevention officers. The second male was arrested after he got off a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus near his home in Buffalo. Both men were taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

A burglar alarm was reported on Deerview Lane. It was set off by the homeowner.

Thursday, Oct. 25

A resident of Salt Road was ticketed for a violation of town code. His dogs were tied up outside and were barking all night.

Deputies responded to Delta Sonic on Transit Road for an $85 gas drive-off.

Friday, Oct. 26

A disturbance was reported at a Main Street apartment complex. A male and a female were arguing. Both people were intoxicated. The female was given a ride home by patrol.

Deputies responded to Westphalinger Road for a report of people with flashlights who were inside a vacant home. Deputies checked the house and found a couple of lawn chairs and empty beer cans. Apparently kids from the neighborhood are partying in the home.

(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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