Weekly Feature



2018-07-18 / Police Blotter

Metal collector too noisy for neighbor

Village of Kenmore

Monday, July 9

• A Victoria Boulevard resident reported that a suspicious man was at her neighbor’s home. Her neighbor told responding officers that the man was a home inspector.

• A Lasalle Avenue resident told police she received a check for babysitting that she believed was a scam, as she had not sent any money or personal information. Officers told her to destroy the check, avoid giving personal information to the senders of the check, and block their calls.

Tuesday, July 10

• A Parkwood Avenue resident called police to report a man searching through cars. Officers later arrested the subject, who was turned over to Cheektowaga police on an active warrant.

• A Stillwell Avenue resident told police she believed someone was in her yard the previous night and had torn down some lights. Responding officers said they did not see anything unusual.

Wednesday, July 11

• Police responded to a Delaware Avenue business for a commercial burglary alarm activation. Officers found balloons floating around the business, which they said had likely triggered a motion sensor.

Thursday, July 12

• A Nash Road resident reported that a Hyundai Sonata was illegally parked, making it difficult for the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department to get a truck out of the fire station. Police ticketed the vehicle.

• Police and a man on Delaware Avenue discovered two mulch fires, one at a Pizza Hut and the other in front of St. Paul’s Church. Both were extinguished by the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department.

Friday, July 13

• A Victoria Boulevard resident told police his car was not where he parked it and believed it had been stolen. He later realized his wife had taken it to work.

• A Delaware Avenue resident reported that his 25-year-old neighbor may be deceased, as the resident was unsure if the neighbor was breathing. Officers found that he was simply sleeping.

Saturday, July 14

• A Delaware Avenue resident told police that lights were flashing in a barber shop and it seemed an alarm was going off. Responding officers told him the lights were normal, and no alarm had been activated.

Sunday, July 15

• A Stillwell Avenue resident reported that his neighbor, who collects metal from the garbage, was making too much noise separating it outside his house. Responding officers said the neighbor was not being too loud.

Total calls: 240

(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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