Weekly Feature



2017-02-01 / Police Blotter

Two clerks foiled by quick change scam

Saturday, Jan. 21

A resident of Cloverleaf Drive reported that her son had taken her vehicle without permission and had not returned it. A 24-year-old man was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree.

Sunday, Jan. 22

A 37-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree after being stopped on Transit Road for a traffic infraction.

Patrol responded to a gas station on Transit Road for a report of a quick change scam. An unknown man scammed the clerk for approximately $50.

Monday, Jan. 23

A 32-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for burglary following a traffic stop on Transit Road. He was turned over to the Tonawanda police.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

• A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly patronizing a prostitute. The arrest occurred at an address on Sheridan Drive.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

• A 24-year-old man was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree. He was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on cash bail.

Thursday, Jan. 26

A clerk at Tim Hortons on Transit Road was scammed out of $20 by a quick change scammer.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old man on charges of burglary and grand larceny. He allegedly burglarized a Main Street business in July.

Friday, Jan. 27

A 20-year-old man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after patrol investigated a suspicious vehicle on Main Street.

A 21-year-old man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after his vehicle was stopped on Transit Road for a traffic violation.

(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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