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Lancaster Police Dept. Patrol Logs From March 20th Through March 25th.

**Shared Via Lancaster Police Department’s Facebook Page**



Patrol responded to a report of a shoplifting that just occurred at a Transit Rd dollar store. The male Subject left the area in a vehicle prior to patrols arrival. Patrols checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. A store employee advised that the observed the Subject walking strange as he exited the store. The employee yelled out to the Subject to leave the merchandise or she would call the police. The Subject then dropped 18 shampoo bottles that were concealed in his pants and left the store entering a vehicle driven by another male. The case has been referred to Detectives.


Patrol responded to a Transit Rd liquor store for a shoplifting in progress. It was reported a male entered the store wearing a hooded sweatshirt and mask, kept his head down and proceeded to place two bottles of alcohol into his sweatshirt and ran out of the store. Patrols checked the area with negative results. The case has been referred to Detectives.


Lancaster dispatch handled 77 requests for emergency medical services.


An Officer conducting a traffic detail on Pleasant View Drive, observed a vehicle traveling 47mph in a 35mph zone. A traffic stop was initiated and a DMV check showed the driver’s license status was suspended. The driver was issued UTTs for aggravated unlicensed operation and a speed in zone violation. The driver was released at the scene on UTTs and arrangements were made for a licensed driver to pick up the vehicle.


A West Drullard resident reported a larceny from their unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway overnight. Taken from the vehicle was two gift cards with a total value of $40.


Officers completed traffic details on Brunck Rd (3), Pleasant View Drive (16).


A Colonial Ave resident reported the front license plate of their vehicle was either lost or stolen. The Complainant was unsure where the license plate was lost or stolen but stated they were at the Eastern Hills mall earlier in the day. The following day, Lancaster Detectives were contacted by West Seneca Detectives advising they were investigating a shoplifting incident in West Seneca where the stolen license plate was on the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was a similar make and model to the Complainants vehicle and was reported stolen out of Buffalo. West Seneca PD was able to identify the Suspects from past incidents and an investigation into the stolen license plate is pending.


Officers took 5 reports of Unemployment fraud. The cases were referred to Detectives and the Department of labor.


Patrol responded to the area of Broadway and Cemetery Rd for a report of a motor vehicle accident. While speaking with the driver of the at fault vehicle, a 42 year old female from Lancaster, the Officer observed obvious signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were performed which the driver failed or was unable to complete. A roadside preliminary breath screening was conducted which showed negative for alcohol. A DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) was requested to respond and evaluate the driver. A DRE from Amherst Police Department responded to evaluate the driver which resulted in the driver failing the evaluation. In the vehicle at the time of the accident was the drivers two children. The driver refused to submit to a blood test. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, aggravated DWI: with a child passenger less than 16, moving from lane unsafely and endangering the welfare of a child. A relative responded to the scene to pick up the children and the driver was later released on UTTs and an appearance ticket. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


Patrol responded to a report of a possible domestic at a Freeman Rd motel. The Complainant reported hearing yelling and banging in the room next to hers. Patrol responded and spoke to the parties in the room and reported that there was no domestic but the parties were being loud and were advised to keep the noise down. Approximately 10 minutes after Patrol cleared, a call was received from the desk clerk stating the earlier Complainant was down in the lobby refusing to leave. A short time later, another call was received that the female Complainant was yelling at the clerk because her refund didn’t immediately show up on her credit card. Patrol responded and spoke to the female advising her not to harass the staff. Hotel staff decided to let the female stay in the room for the night and the desk clerk requested an escort to her vehicle from Patrol at the end of her shift.

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