Weekly Feature



2018-10-18 / Police Blotter

Is your refrigerator running? No. It’s being stolen

Monday, Oct. 8

• A man reportedly went to a Union Road store, purchased a cigar and then sat in his car for two hours.

• A grown man allegedly threw a pop at two teenagers from his vehicle.

• A man in a golf cart was reportedly driving onto people’s lawns on Rushford Lane.

• A woman reported that her son had invited a girl over. She was in the woman’s basement and wouldn’t leave.

Total complaints: 175

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• A woman reported that someone had stolen Buffalo Bills magnets off her vehicle.

• On Gardenvillage Drive, a vehicle’s window was smashed out for an intruder to get in.

• On Walden Avenue, a driver passed four cars to make a turn, then stopped next to a vehicle and began yelling at the other driver.

• Two women were fighting inside a Union Road store.

• A man called police because officers were recently at his location looking for a woman and he wanted to explain that “he is not involved in that mess.”

Total complaints: 204

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Two males were reportedly arguing over nonsense on Elkins Drive.

• A Slate Creek Drive woman reported that her neighbor continually bangs on her walls and rings her doorbell while she’s preparing for work. The complainant also noted that it sounds as if someone is on a treadmill every morning.

• A woman was upset that her car broke down, so she took the license plates off, keyed the vehicle and damaged it with a crowbar.

• A woman at a Harlem Road store was yelling at the cashier because there wasn’t enough money in the register to pay out her lottery tickets.

• A woman called police because she saw a child fall off a bicycle and it took the mom a few minutes to get there.

• Two men wearing ski masks and carrying an Airsoft gun beat a man up and took his cellphone on Affinity Lane.

Total complaints: 195

Thursday, Oct. 11

• A woman was allegedly yelling at an auto garage employee because her car did not pass inspection.

• A refrigerator was stolen from an unlocked, vacant apartment.

• A man was acting frazzled in the lobby of a hotel.

• A person was selling an item online and got a check in the mail for much more than the selling price.

• A man, claiming to be from a phone company, came to a woman’s door and said, “Peekaboo, I see you,” through the window.

Total complaints: 215

Friday, Oct. 12

• A woman reported that someone had deposited a fraudulent check for more than $2,000 into her bank account.

• A man reported that there was someone who would not get out of his car and that the person had bitten him.

Total complaints: 208

Saturday, Oct. 13

• A person reported that his car looked as though it had been entered. He did not think anything had been taken and he did not want to see police, he just wanted to let them know.

• A man’s vehicle was struck by a Metro bus at the Walden Galleria Mall.

• Two men were screaming at each other on Crescent Court over parking issues.

Total complaints: 143

Sunday, Oct. 14

• Children ages 3 to 6 were playing in a driveway on Leroy Road at about 12:30 a.m.

• At a Genesee Street store, a person stole multiple lottery tickets.

• A person on Jenny Lane fell asleep with food on the stove, resulting in a great deal of smoke. The food was badly burned, but nothing else was on fire.

Total complaints: 153

(Editors 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.)

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