Weekly Feature

2015-02-04 / Police Blotter

Injured coyote reportedly in Crosby Field

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 23

• A newspaper delivery person reported that men had spray-painted a white car at an unknown address near Elmwood Avenue.

• A Crosby Avenue resident reported that his vehicle was entered sometime overnight. He doesn’t believe anything was taken.

• A Victoria Boulevard resident reported finding a purse with its belongings thrown about near St. Paul’s Church. Police reportedly found the purse on a nearby roof.

• A Washington Avenue resident reported that a car was blocking his driveway.

• A Stillwell Avenue resident reported that a young man in his early 20s with braces and a tan jacket was going through her garage. She also noticed footprints around her home. She reported that he tapped on her window and then left the scene. The man was gone when police arrived.

• A Washington Avenue resident reported that her garage light is on and that she has not been in her garage for more than a month. She believed someone was possibly inside. Police found that the motion light was set off by the wind.

• An Elmwood Avenue resident reported that a woman in a blue jacket pushing a stroller was yelling for help.

Saturday, Jan. 24

• A Shepard Avenue resident reported that a company was taking up residency in her basement at the instruction of a previous tenant.

• A Delaware Avenue resident reported a possible mugging or robbery. Police found that it was neither. Two men were walking together, and when one had fallen, the other was helping him back up.

• Patrol reported that there was a large pothole in the turning lane at Kenmore Avenue.

• A Wabash Avenue resident reported fraudulent charges on her credit card.

Sunday, Jan. 25

• A Delaware Road resident reported that there was a dog in a nearby apartment that had been whining for the past three hours.

• An Elmwood Avenue resident reported that she was woken up by her neighbors having an argument and throwing items.

• A Euclid Avenue resident reported that there was a white vehicle outside his home playing loud music. Police spoke with the driver, who said he was picking up his girlfriend, and advised him to turn it down.

• A West Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that a dog was running down the streets.

• An Elmwood Avenue resident reported being woken up by her yelling neighbors.

• A Lasalle Avenue resident reported that four youths had pounded on his picture window.

• A Washington Avenue resident reported that she heard a noise in her backyard and then someone banged on her front door.

Monday, Jan. 26

• Patrol reportedly advised a Euclid Avenue family to move their basketball hoop from the street to the driveway.

• A Warren Avenue resident reported that her husband entered the house through a window and took his tools.

• A North End Avenue resident reported that a woman threw water on him while he was getting his child.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

• An Enola Avenue resident reported that a car’s muffler woke up her entire household and that it is a nightly occurrence. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle, who agreed to use his wife’s vehicle until he can get his muffler fixed.

• A Delaware Avenue resident reported that the snow was so high around parking meters that she fell while trying to put in coins. The Department of Public Works was notified.

• A West Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that a neighbor was pointing a camera toward his house. He also said the neighbor was listening to him, but he had no way of proving it. Police found the camera was a regular surveillance camera, which is legal.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

• A Delaware Road resident reported that his ex-girlfriend entered his home from a window and took his car keys and title and broke a glass table.

• A Delaware Avenue resident reported that she locked her keys in her vehicle and that it was still running.

• A Wardman Road resident reported that someone egged her home overnight and that she was concerned some girls at Kenmore West High School had been harassing her.

• A Hoover Avenue resident reported that he received a call threatening him if he did not pay a drug debt, but he said he had nothing to do with drugs.

• A Victoria Boulevard resident reported that a light began flashing, and she smelled smoke.

Thursday, Jan. 29

• An alarm from the kitchen door at The Brooklyn Room reportedly went off.

• Town of Tonawanda police were reportedly following an injured coyote that had run into Crosby Field. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was also on the scene. The coyote was not captured.

(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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