Weekly Feature



2018-09-13 / Police Blotter

Stranger found sleeping on woman’s couch

East Aurora

Sunday, Sept. 2

A woman called police to say her daughter, who has been harassing her, attempted to scare her by saying there was a snake in the woman’s Olean Road backyard.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

A man escaped from a fire on Ellicott Road after a spark ignited a gas tank he was working on. The man said the blast threw him backwards,

and a tenant in the building grabbed an extinguisher and tried to put out the fire.

An employee at a store on Quaker Road claims he saw a teen steal three king-sized Snickers bars. The teen admitted to stealing the candy and his parents were contacted.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

The owner of a Main Street restaurant brought a bag of white powder to the police station. The woman said she found the narcotics

on an employee, whom she then fired.

Sunday, Sept. 9

A woman on Brooklea Drive woke up to find a strange man sleeping on her couch. Officers arrived at the house, woke up the man and asked him if he knew where he was. The man admitted he had been drinking and said he didn’t know how he got there. He was also missing his phone and wallet.

Sheriff’s Report

Friday, Aug. 31

Several items were stolen from a number of unlocked vehicles on North Davis and North Star roads. Two vehicles were damaged after a manhole cover

went missing on Seneca Street.

A driver on Bullis and Girdle roads was T-boned by another driver after running a red light. The car that was struck rolled over, and the driver was airlifted to Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

A woman on Route 400 called deputies after a vehicle kicked up a stone and cracked her windshield. A piece of construction equipment was left on the front lawn of a Jamison Road home. Deputies called the company and discovered the machine was delivered to the wrong address.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

A driver was not seriously

injured after hitting a guardrail on Route 400, causing the car to roll and land upside down.

A garbage truck knocked down power lines on Seneca Street.

Thursday, Sept. 6

A student at an Iroquois school left the building without permission. The child was turned over to her mother.

(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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