Weekly Feature



2017-03-01 / Police Blotter

Man seeks to ‘frame’ woman for thefts

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. It is also not a record of all calls answered by dispatchers. In a seven day stretch, from Feb. 15 through Feb. 21, 1,541 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

Saturday, Feb. 18

• A Millersport Highway resident reported that his Chevrolet Camaro was keyed by an unknown person while it was parked in a lot. The incident occurred overnight.

• A resident of Robin Road reported returning to her apartment building to find plants in the common hallway “thrown all over the place.”

• At a Maple Road eyeglass store, an employee reported that a man dressed as a woman stole seven pairs of Versace frames. According to the employee, the frames were valued at $275 each.

Sunday, Feb. 19

• An employee of a Millersport Highway hotel reported that two Canadian guests were screaming and raising a ruckus in their room.

• On South Forest Road, a food delivery driver reported that a woman paid him with a bag of loose change. He told police there was not enough change in the bag to cover the bill.

• A person staying in a Flint Road hotel reported that items were missing from his room after he returned from an evening at a restaurant.

Monday, Feb. 20

• At a Millersport Highway business, a person reported that a man was entering vehicles parked in the lot. The person said the man was stealing items from the cars.

• On Mona Drive, a resident reported that his vehicle’s window was broken by an unknown person overnight. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident.

• A resident of Woodbury Drive reported that two of his vehicles were entered overnight by an unknown person. He said both cars were parked in the driveway, left unlocked and had the ignition keys inside.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

• At a Transit Road business, an employee reported that a man allegedly shoplifted about $300 in merchandise. The man was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.

• A group of intoxicated teenagers were reportedly jumping into storage pods in an Albert Drive parking lot.

• At a Niagara Falls Boulevard business, a patron reported that her vehicle was damaged by a cart. She told police a customer may have intentionally pushed the cart into her vehicle.

(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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