Weekly Feature



2010-04-20 / Police Blotter

Gutter talk leads to further action

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

Town of Tonawanda

Monday, April 12

• There was a report that a portable basketball hoop was stolen from a rear church parking lot.

Tuesday, April 13

• Kenilworth Fire Department reported responding to a home fire. According to the police report, a kitchen stove and cabinets were burnt after paper towels near a lit rear burner started a fire.

Wednesday, April 14

• A female reported that her cellular phone was taken after she accidentally left it in a beauty shop bathroom.

Thursday, April 15

• A male was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and he was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after an officer located two plastic bags containing a leafy green substance and a prescription bottle containing three marijuana seeds along with a pipe and rolling papers inside the man's vehicle. The man said all the items belonged to him.

Village of Kenmore

Monday, April 12

• A male reported that a vehicle involved in an accident on Military Road drove away from the scene.

Tuesday, April 13

• There was a report that a pit bull was running around on Victoria Boulevard. An officer reported that the dog was taken back to its Westgate Road home and the owner was advised.

• A North End Avenue resident said there was a dead rabbit in her yard. An officer reported that the rabbit was disposed of properly.

Wednesday, April 14

• A male reported that he was trying to fix a gutter on his mom's Wabash Avenue home but the next door neighbor would not let him on his property to get to the broken part of the gutter. An officer advised the man to contact the building inspector.

• A 35-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct on Kinsey Avenue.

Thursday, April 15

• A Kinsey Avenue resident reported that two unknown males were trying to gain entry to a nearby residence. An officer reported that one of the males lived at the home, and was having difficulty getting his house key to work in the door.

• There was a report that a male and a small child were not wearing helmets while operating a pink scooter on Crosby Avenue.

Friday, April 16

• There was a report that five male youths were throwing around newspapers on McKinley Avenue. An officer went to the area, and stood by while the youths picked up the newspapers and disposed of them properly.

• An alarm company reported an audible intrusion alarm coming from a resident's kitchen window. The resident said she opened her kitchen window, which accidentally set off the alarm.

• A 24-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Delaware Avenue.

• A female Westgate Road resident requested assistance with getting her son to go to school. The resident told police that her son refused to go. The subject told police that he was having trouble with students in his class. The officer advised the woman to contact her son's teachers and guidance counselor.

Saturday, April 17

• A Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that her neighbor’s front lawn is covered in bread and birdseed. She wanted the neighbor advised not to feed the birds and squirrels. An officer advised the neighbor that such behavior draws rats and mice to the area.

Sunday, April 18

• A Palmer Avenue resident reported that while her vehicle was parked on Elmwood Avenue, someone broke a rear window with a brick and stole some of her personal documents. She requested extra patrol on her street.

• A female reported finding a white poodle walking on Crosby Avenue. An officer checked the area, but nobody claimed the dog, so it was taken to the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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