Weekly Feature

2017-08-10 / Police Blotter

Strange sign spotted in Hilltop Drive window

East Aurora

Tuesday, Aug. 1

A man on South Street called police after his cable went out while he was watching TV. The man said he went outside and saw his cable box had been damaged.

Following an encounter with her ex-boyfriend at an Oakwood Avenue restaurant, a woman said he sent her more than 20 harassing texts. The man also told the woman’s daughter that she was why their relationship failed.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

• A man on Olean Road called police after a lawnmower trailer he had had for 20 years was stolen.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

A caller reported seeing new graffiti under the railroad viaduct on Oakwood Avenue at Elm Street.

Saturday, Aug. 5

• A young girl was at a summer camp at Hamlin Park when another camper said he was going to use his dad’s gun to shoot her in the “face and guts.” The boy was removed from the camp for a week, and his parents said he was being punished for the incident.

A mailbox on Mill Road was damaged by an unknown driver. Police found a tire mark in the grass but did not find any other evidence.

A woman was attending a party on Mint Meadow Street when her backpack containing her money, license and several credit cards was stolen.

Sheriff’s Report

Friday, July 28

A sign in the window of a Hilltop Drive home read “call police.” The homeowner put the sign in the window to block sunlight and was unaware of the message on the other side.

A phone was found on the side of Girdle Road. The phone was returned to its owner.

Saturday, July 29

Fifteen thousand dollars was taken from a wedding reception on Ostrander Road. Deputies say an unknown person took the money, and the investigation is ongoing.

Monday, July 31

A person was burned after an all-terrain vehicle caught fire during a ride on Bowen Road.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Deputies were called to North Blossom Road for a report of cows in the roadway. The owner of the cows was contacted and was able to corral the cattle.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

A mailbox on Woodard Road was intentionally damaged.

Thursday, Aug. 3

Scrap automobile parts were stolen from Transit Road.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the East Aurora Police Department and Erie County Sheriff’s Department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. Residents can report incidents to the EAPD by calling police dispatch at 652-1111 or ECSO at 858-2903)

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