Weekly Feature

2012-02-23 / Police Blotter

Beer a no-no for car cup holder

East Aurora

Monday, Feb. 13

A Sycamore Street woman reported that two checks totaling $1,220 she had written and sent to a friend had not been received. She contacted Citibank and learned they’d been cashed by unknown persons at a downstate bank. Citibank is currently investigating the incident, and patrol advised her to gather more information from the bank before charges can be made.

A Davis Road man reported that the stereo was taken from his unlocked truck on Christmas evening. Patrol canvassed the area and spoke with neighbors but have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

A Lackawanna man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police received a complaint of a car operating “erratically” on Main Street. The reporting officer noticed an odor of alcohol coming from the man, as well as bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He also noticed a paper cup partially filled with beer in the cup holder and two empty bottles of vodka on the floor. The man failed several field sobriety tests, and a test showed his blood alcohol content to be .26 percent. He was released to a sober third party on appearance tickets.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

A Grover Road woman reported that various items, including jewelry, clothing, purses and stereo speakers, have gone missing since she began remodeling her home in November. She wasn’t sure they were stolen or just misplaced, which she said is why she waited until now to report it. Police interviewed a Kenmore man, who said a Buffalo woman and her boyfriend had admitted to him that they’d taken many of the missing items. He gave patrol a signed statement, which also said that the woman showed him some of the items at her residence. Police also learned the couple had pawned several of the items. The investigation is continuing.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

A Cazenovia Street woman reported receiving a phone call from 876-883-1741 stating that the caller would kill her daughter if she didn’t forward $5,000 via Western Union to a location in Greysville, Pa. She recognized the voice from a previous phone scam. A check of the number showed it registered to a Newark, N.J., man. The woman said she will keep police posted of any further incidents.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Police arrested a Goodleburg Road man for felony driving while intoxicated following a complaint of a truck operating erratically on Seneca Street. Patrol observed the truck speeding along Buffalo Road and then striking the curb when pulling over. The man failed a “battery” of field sobriety tests, and an alcosensor test came back positive for alcohol. He refused a breath test. He also was previously convicted of DWI in 2010. His sister posted $1,000 bail and he was released.

Sheriff’s Report

Friday, Feb. 10

Deputies arrested a North Tonawanda woman on Route 400 for driving on a suspended license. She was released to the custody of her parents.

Saturday, Feb. 11

An Elma man was issued traffic tickets for riding a motorcycle on Seneca Street on a suspended license.

Sunday, Feb. 12

An Olean man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Route 400 after a routine traffic stop. He was released to the custody of his brother.

Unknown persons reportedly broke into a storage shed on Aurora Street. Deputies are investigating.

Monday, Feb. 13

A South Wales man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a one-car, rollover, property-damage accident at Transit Road and Clinton Street. His blood alcohol content was .25 percent, more than three times the state’s legal limit.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

A Jewett Holmwood Road man was issued numerous traffic tickets, including driving on switched plates, on Seneca Street.

(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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