Weekly Feature



2018-07-11 / Police Blotter

Man in cargo shorts demands shirt

Village of Kenmore

Monday, July 2

• Police responded to Warren Avenue looking for a Hispanic man in dark clothing who was reportedly walking the street and photographing houses. Officers were unable to locate the subject.

• Police patrolled Delaware Avenue at the request of Town of Tonawanda police, looking for a man wearing a blue baseball cap, blue T-shirt and gray shorts, and a woman with a cane, wearing a flower print dress. The two suspects allegedly stole electronics from a CVS Pharmacy on Sheridan Drive and could not be located.

Tuesday, July 3

• A West Hazeltine Avenue resident told police that his girlfriend kicked him out of their apartment and was harassing him over the phone. The responding officers called his girlfriend, and left a message advising her to stop calling her boyfriend.

• Police were called to a building on Delaware Avenue after a man with no shirt wearing cargo shorts reportedly walked in, said he needed a shirt, and sat down. Officers told the man to stay out of the building, as he does not live there.

Wednesday, July 4

• A Eugene Avenue resident told police someone was using dynamite on Lasalle Avenue. Officers checked the area, with negative results.

Thursday, July 5

• A man reported to police that three bicycles locked to a sign at the corner of Elmwood and Tremaine avenues had been vandalized overnight. He said their tires had been flattened and a sticky substance had been poured over them.

Friday, July 6

• Officers responded to a Parkwood Avenue residence to inspect a vehicle that had reportedly been egged overnight. Police noted that there was no damage to the vehicle, whose owner felt neighbors were responsible.

• A Delaware Avenue resident reported that the occupants of a small white car were throwing firecrackers at other cars. Responding officers found nothing out of the ordinary.

Saturday, July 7

• A man reported that he heard a lot of screaming and what sounded like punching of walls coming from a residence on Somerton Avenue, just after a dark-colored SUV left the driveway. Officers discovered a man knocking over garbage cans. He had reportedly had a dispute with a friend.

Sunday, July 8

• A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that he heard a noise and saw black smoke, which officers later found to be a blown transformer. The Kenmore Volunteer Fire and Buffalo Fire departments responded to the scene.

Total calls: 230

(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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