Weekly Feature



2011-06-01 / Police Blotter

Man calls police when neighbor moves flowers

Saturday, May 21

Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Clarence man and charged him with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Old Goodrich Road. He failed roadside sobriety tests and was taken to the Clarence station where he submitted to a breath test. The result of the test was .12 percent blood alcohol content.

Deputies responded to Clearview Drive for a report of a neighbor dispute. One of the men had moved a container of flowers that belonged to the other man while he was mowing his lawn. The man was advised to stay on his own property and not to move any of his neighbor’s things.

Two vehicles were driving on Oak Leaf Lane and were reportedly throwing things from the vehicle at people who were walking. Patrol checked the area. One of the vehicles was located and the parents of the three teens who were in the vehicle were advised of their actions.

Sunday, May 22

Deputies responded to Goodrich Road for a complaint of a dog running loose and killing chickens. The animal control officer also responded to the scene and issued a summons to the owner of the dog.

A resident of Spring Brook Court reported youth activity at Meadow Lakes Park. There have been several incidents of vandalism recently.

Monday, May 23

Deputies responded to a two car injury accident on Transit Road. Multiple people were transported to the hospital with apparent minor injuries. A 41-year-old Lockport woman was arrested by deputies due to the fact that her license was revoked for refusing to take a breath test on an unrelated arrest.

A resident of Michael Douglas Drive reported that a dark-colored vehicle was driving through the area and the operator writing things down. He felt that someone was casing the area.

A resident of Wolcott Road reported a suspicious incident at Niagara Produce on Transit Road. A teenage female was sitting in the vehicle while her mother was shopping. A white van pulled into the lot. The male who got out of the van, walked around the complainant’s vehicle several times looking at the girl inside.

Tuesday, May 24

A male called from Main Street reporting that his brother was harassing him. It is an ongoing issue between the two. Both parties were advised.

A motorist reported a scruffy white male who was walking on Sheridan Drive gesturing at motorists. Patrol located the male. He lives in Corfu and walks to work at the mall. He was trying to catch a ride.

Wednesday, May 25

A car was reported to be on fire in a garage on Old Goodrich Road. The fire was extinguished, and damage was limited to the engine area of the vehicle.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Transit Road. One of the drivers, a 23-year-old Clarence woman, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. She was also charged with driving without a license and failure to yield the right of way. She was released on traffic tickets pending her appearance in Clarence court.

A resident of Keller Road reported that he had two male teenagers detained for trespassing on his property. The teens were riding dirt bikes. The parents of the subjects were advised of the situation and that such vehicles can be operated only on their own property.

Deputies received a complaint of underage youths loitering in the parking lot of the Clarence Center Coffee Company. The complainant felt that the youths are also bringing alcohol onto the property.

Thursday, May 26

Two males were arrested for allegedly stealing propane tanks from Wilson Farms on Main Street. The two Cheektowaga men were charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools. A witness to the incident was able to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that the two men were driving.

A large snapping turtle was reported on Transit Road. The turtle exited the roadway prior to the arrival of patrol.

Friday, May 27

Deputies stopped a vehicle on Greiner Road for weaving over the center line. A 44-year-old Amherst woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after failing sobriety tests and registering a .09 BAC on her breath test.

A 911 hang-up call came in from Wal-Mart on Transit Road. The manager stated that there was no problem.

A disturbance was reported at the Eastern Hills Skating Center. A mother was arguing with her teenage son, but the subjects had left the area prior to the arrival of patrol.

Two people were reported having a heated argument in the parking lot of Custom Carpet Centers on Transit Road. They were arguing over an automobile accident which they were both involved in. Amherst police responded because the initial incident occurred in Amherst.

Saturday, May 28

Erie County sheriff’s deputies were called for first aid at Club Infinity on Main Street in the Town of Clarence. Upon arrival, the Harris Hill fire chief advised patrol that the crowd capacity exceeded the fire code. Due to this information, Club Infinity was closed for the evening and the event was canceled. The New York State Police also assisted in the closure. Further investigation by the New York State Liquor Authority and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office is pending.

(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 Office. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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