Weekly Feature

2014-09-10 / Police Blotter

Man reportedly jumping bushes on Tremaine Avenue

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Aug. 29

• A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that while he was waiting at a light, a man asked him for a ride to Deerhurst, something he thought was suspicious. Police checked the area but could not locate the man.

• A North End Avenue resident reported that her boyfriend was yelling at her for not exiting the vehicle. Both had been drinking. She later reported that her boyfriend smashed her phone after an argument. He was taken into custody for criminal mischief in the fourth degree and harassment in the second.

• A Lincoln Boulevard resident reported that her boyfriend smashed her $1,000 television.

• A Somerton Avenue resident reported that her engagement ring was stolen sometime while she was away during the past week. She believes one of her family members stole the ring.

Saturday, Aug. 30

• A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that a man wearing a tank top and white shorts, and who appeared intoxicated, was jumping over bushes. Police located the man, who said he will be going inside for the night.

• An Elmwood Avenue resident reported a suspicious-looking person described as wearing black basketball shorts, a gray hoodie and sneakers. Police located the man, and he was transported to Erie County Medical Center.

• A Nassau Avenue resident reported that a neighbor was calling her names from his backyard. They told police they would talk things out, since they used to be friends.

Sunday, Aug. 31

• A Hamilton Boulevard resident reported that several tree limbs fell into the street. Police contacted the Department of Public Works, and it will remove the limbs.

• A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that there is a female passed out on her front porch. The City of Tonawanda Police had a warrant out for the woman’s arrest.

• A Delwood Road resident reported finding a 7-year-old boy crying, telling her his parents weren’t home. Police found out that the father had taken the boy for a haircut and thought the mother was at home upon their return. The mother returned while police were still on location with the boy.

• A Knowlton Avenue resident reported that her neighbor threatened to put rat poison in the backyard of neighbors. The caller stated that the neighbor has rats but is blaming all the surrounding homes on the rats. Three dogs are now sick from rat poison. One was rushed to the veterinarians office after being found chewing on a dead rat. Police told the complainant that the man can only put poison in his own yard.

• A Mang Avenue resident reported that youths were swearing loudly by the kiddie pool in Mang Park.

Monday, Sept. 1

• An Elmwood Avenue resident reported that the driver of a silver van with a storage bin on the top was trying to sell him drug paraphernalia. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

• A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that youths were driving a mini motorcycle up and down the street. Upon arrival, police found the vehicle was not being used. Police advised them that a motorized vehicle must be registered if it is operated on a roadway.

• A Mang Avenue resident reported that a group of more than 30 youths appeared to be smoking marijuana in a shelter in Mang Park. Upon arrival, police found only two youths at the park playing on their phones.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

• A Knowlton Avenue resident reported that sometime overnight someone damaged his fence and outside globe. He believes it was youths at a nearby party.

• A Euclid Avenue resident reported that while she was out of town her fiance changed the locks.

• A Palmer Avenue resident reported that a couple were screaming and yelling at each other. The residents told police that they were hard of hearing and just talking loudly.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

• A Wabash Avenue resident reported that someone took her bicycle off her porch.

• A Mang Avenue resident requested a welfare check on an 8-year-old boy playing at Mang Park by himself. Police spoke with the boy’s caretaker, who said they had just moved into the area and hadn’t registered yet for school.

Thursday, Sept. 4

• A Euclid Avenue resident requested a welfare check on his uncle, whom he had not heard from in two days. Police entered the home and found the man sleeping.

• A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that something was making a popping noise and that there was now the smell of smoke in the house. Police found that the power line to the home had sparked, causing smoke in the house. National Grid responded.

(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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