Weekly Feature

2018-02-21 / Police Blotter

Refused sale of cigars, patrons toss store stock

Monday, Feb. 12

• At a Sheridan Drive grocery store, a woman reported that the manager was refusing to allow her to pay for part of the bill using her store credit card. The woman dropped the issue and fled the store prior to the arrival of police.

• At a Main Street convenience store, an employee reported that three teenagers became irate when they were refused the purchase of cigars. According to the employee, all three of the teens were unable to present proper identification for the purchase, which is state law. The employee said that in their anger, two of the people threw merchandise to the ground.

• Police responded to Millersport Highway near the post office where a vehicle was reportedly stuck in a ditch. Officers waited with the driver until a tow truck responded to remove the vehicle from the ditch.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

• At a Dodge Road residence, a woman reported an unknown person had been repeatedly “banging on the door.” The banging stopped prior to the arrival of police.

• At a Maple Road store, a customer reported that her purse was stolen from her cart while she had stepped away for a moment. The woman told police she was unsure of who may have taken the purse.

• A patron of a Maple Road motel reported that “all of his stuff was stolen” from his rented room. The man said a video game system in addition to work clothes and food were among the items missing.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

• A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting several items from a Sheridan Drive convenience store. She was apprehended by the store clerk, who said the theft was caught on surveillance video.

• On Ava Lane, a resident reported that he returned home to find the bathroom window open and money missing from a bedroom.

• A resident of Windermere Boulevard reported that a plow pushed a pile of snow onto his front sidewalk.

Thursday, Feb. 15

• At a Transit Road convenience store, an employee reported a man wearing a Carhartt coat returns each day to ask customers for money. According to the employee, he specifically targets customers who have just used the ATM inside the store.

• A resident of Amherst Manor Apartments reported that a neighbor in the same building was having a loud party and it was becoming disruptive. Police responded and advised the people at the party to keep the noise level to a minimum.

• A motorist on Interstate 290 reported that a driver was operating his vehicle erratically and waving obscene gestures as he passed other vehicles.

(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 period, from Feb. 7 through Feb. 13, 1,590 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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