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BUFFALO POLICE DEPARTMENT Week in Review for July 5 – July 12, 2017


Week in Review for

July 5 – July 12, 2017

Statistics for the week of July 5 – July 12, 2017

  • Calls for service: 6191

  • Arrests: 83

  • Overdoses: 16

  • Narcan uses by BPD: 3

  • Guns Seized: 11

K-9 Shield Recently, there were two incidents where patrol officers utilized our canines to apprehend 2 suspects and recover an illegal handgun. The first incident occurred on June 28th, when Buffalo Police were investigating a robbery at an address on Regent St. Upon officers’ arrival, the suspect barricaded himself in the attic, refusing to surrender and threatening the officers if they approached him. Officers then called for Officer Craig Lehner and K-9 Shield. The dog was brought to the second floor of the residence, where the obscenities and threats of the suspect in the attic could be heard. The canine immediately responded to the aggressive tones and the suspect quickly surrendered rather than face a physical confrontation with the dog. The second incident occurred on July 4th when a verbal confrontation on Roesch St. escalated into an apparent shot fired. Officers quickly apprehended several suspects who were with the shooter, but the actual shooter and his weapon were outstanding. When Officer Lehner and K-9 Shield arrived on scene, they joined the search for the remaining suspect and his firearm. K-9 Shield tracked to the rear yard and began barking at a person who was hiding on the ground between two fences. The person turned out to be the suspect wanted by police officers, but the firearm still had not been located. Officer Lehner and K-9 Shield continued searching after the arrest. Their diligence paid off as the dog located a firearm a few yards away, hidden in thick brush. K-9 Shield, in addition to being a Narcotics Detection Dog, is also trained as a Patrol Dog. His patrol duties include tracking, building searched, open arear searched, criminal apprehension and handler protection. Shield trains often to keep his skills sharp and is introduced to new situations to enhance his patrol abilities. K-9 Shield is named in honor of Police Officer James Shields, killed in the line of duty, October 30, 2002.

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Slow Roll This week’s Slow Roll started in the fruit belt. Officers and Slow Roll supporters pushed through the event despite the poor weather. Housing Officers continue to support the ride and community by buying a bike a week for a child from the City of Buffalo. Pictures were taken with George Johnson and Rebecca Riley from the East Side Bike Club. This group helps kids repair donated bikes and after a 5 hour class the child keeps their newly repaired bike. The Buffalo Police are happy to donate about 20 used bikes this week to their group.

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Events July 13 – 16 – Italian Festival at Outer Harbor Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday until 10:00pm Every Monday night is Slow Roll - The next one is July 17 at 6:30 at Buffalo Maritime Center at 90 Arthur St in Buffalo


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