Hit-and-run suspect later found
Monday, March 26
A Persons Avenue man reported damage to the bay door of his business. He said a delivery was received, but he was not present at the time. The complainant did follow up with the delivery company, but the company denied any involvement.
Tuesday, March 27
A Girard Avenue woman reported receiving harassing calls and text messages from a former boyfriend. On one date, she told police he called her more than 700 times in an hour. She believes he’s staying with friends in South Carolina and has no permanent address. She also requested an order of protection.
Thursday, March 29
A bike rack was taken from Majors Park and turned in as scrap metal at a salvage yard in Holland.
A Porterville Road man reported the theft of a water heater outside his service garage on Kelver Court.
Saturday, March 31
• Patrol responded to a call from a Main Street business involving an unwanted guest. Patrol advised him that he is not welcome there and trespassing charges would be filed if he returned.
A Sweet Road man reported hearing a BB strike a window of his business on Olean Road. He showed patrol another hole in the window done in the same manner from six months ago. He told police he’d been in business with a Blakeley Road man in West Seneca, but they parted ways over personal reasons. He also believes the subject is not living at the Blakeley Road location any longer. He told police not to contact the subject until he’s able to see if he was in the area of the business that day. He fears further problems with the man if he finds out he’s a suspect.
Sunday, April 1
An Olean Road man reported a hit-and-run accident along Main Street. He told police that a red Pontiac pulled out of a gas station, struck his vehicle and continued driving to the traffic circle. He tried to follow the car but was unsuccessful. About 30 minutes later, the gas station cashier called, saying an unknown person had turned in the license plate number of the Pontiac. Police contacted the registered owner, who admitted to being involved in the incident. He was given two traffic tickets, for leaving the scene and failing to yield the right of way.
While on patrol, an officer reported damage to the driver side window of a vehicle parked at an Olean Road location. It did not appear that anyone had gained access to it. The vehicle’s owner was notified.
Friday, March 23
Patrol responded to a fire in a mobile home on Winona Road. The fire was out upon arrival, but the inside of the home was destroyed.
Saturday, March 24
Patrol responded to a garage service door alarm on Meadowbrook Drive. It had been accidentally set off by a delivery person.
Sunday, March 25
A Clinton Street man was charged with driving while intoxicated after patrol responded to an accident report on Clinton. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center with no bail.
Wednesday, March 28
• Patrol responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of Route 400 near the West Blood Road overpass. The subject was simply waiting on AAA.
A Linden Avenue man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at Jamison and Bowen roads. His vehicle was towed.
Thursday, March 29
(Editors 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.)