Weekly Feature



2012-08-16 / Police Blotter

Marijuana found on Treehaven

East Aurora

Thursday, Aug. 9

A Treehaven Road woman was charged with possession of marijuana and growing it after police found a plant growing in her basement. A resident had found a dog she knew belonged to the woman, and called patrol when no one answered the door at her residence despite both the front door and garage door being wide open. The offender said she didn’t know about the plant, adding that it may have belonged to an exchange student she recently had living with her. Patrol advised her that the plant looked freshly watered, and was under a lit lamp.

A Lackawanna woman was charged with grand larceny after reportedly making numerous purchases from a Hamburg Street store at cost instead of the retail price. The difference in price altogether was about $2,500. The woman admitting to doing so, but said she was told she could.

The vice president of a Main Street business reported that a Hamburg man had made threatening remarks towards him after he was fired. He only wanted the incident documented at this time.

Friday, Aug. 10

A Blakeley Corners Road man reported a tiki statue, valued at $400, missing from his property.

A Davis Road female was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and leaving the scene following an accident on Hamlin Avenue.

Saturday, Aug. 11

A Main Street business reported the theft of copper electrical wire, valued at $741. It caused power outages in the immediate area.

A Cheektowaga man was cited for public lewdness after two Short Road residents accused him of urinating in the property next to theirs. The subject, who was intoxicated according to the report, told police he did not think anyone was in the area. He also claimed that one complainant was verbally abusive and hostile towards him.

A Cook Road man reported someone had removed a washing machine, valued at $50, from his front porch.

Sunday, Aug. 12

A Kelly Drive man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after patrol received a report of shots fired. He told police he’d accidentally fired the gun in his apartment.

A Grover Road teen and a Church Street teen were charged with possessing alcohol when under the age of 21 after patrol pulled them over at Center and Prospect for failing to stop at a stop sign. The officer observed two 12-packs of beer in their vehicle, and the two indicated that they were aware of it.

A Depew woman reported $355 in cash missing from her purse after it was left in an unlocked utility room at a Main Street nursing home. The room is reportedly located in an area that anyone can access, and the residents in that section are dementia patients who have been known to take items from each other and workers.

Sheriff’s Report

Friday, Aug. 3

Patrol investigated a report of harassment and stalking from a Bowen Road location. A police report was provided.

A stop sign was knocked down on West Jerge Drive. The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition was notified.

A motor vehicle accident was reported by a hardware store at Bowen and Bullis roads. The drivers exchanged information.

Saturday, Aug. 4

A two-car accident was reported at Bullis and Transit roads. Minor damage was reported, and the drivers exchanged information.

Patrol investigated a burglary alarm on Porterville Road. Patrol conducted a walk-through of the premises with the resident, and all was in order.

Sunday, Aug. 5

A tree was reported blocking the roadway at Seneca and Jamison.

Firefighters were on location to handle the situation.

A Girdle Road man was charged with driving on a suspended license and unsafe passing of a motorcycle following the report of a motorcycle accident on Jamison Road. The rider of the motorcycle had a possible broken arm and leg injury and was taken to Erie County Medical Center.

Monday, Aug. 6

A Cheektowaga man was cited for driving on a suspended license following a traffic stop on Transit Road.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

A Woodard Road man reported that someone had stolen his small American flags. Patrol checked the area with negative results.

A man reported that the traffic barrier at the railroad crossing on Billington Road allowed him to pass even though a train was very close. The issue was reported to B&P Railroad.

A bicyclist was reported to have sustained a back injury after being struck by a car at Girdle and Clinton. A ticket was issued to the driver, and an accident report was filed.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

• Three golf clubs, valued at $1,000 total, were reported taken from a vehicle in the parking lot of a Girdle Road country club. A police report was filed.

An accident was reported on Clinton Street involving a pregnant female who requested medical attention. She was taken to Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. An accident report was filed, and tickets were issued to the other vehicle involved.

A car was reported in a ditch off of Clinton Street. Empire Towing was notified, and no damage was reported.

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