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West Seneca Police Department Patrol Logs from March 28th Through April 3rd.

**The following list is only a sample of all the complaints handled by patrols**



Sunday 3/28/21: Total Complaints = 76

- Patrols responded to 9 First Aid Assistance calls.

- Patrol responded to 1 Alarm Ringing call.


- Police responded to 3 Domestic Disturbances.


- Officers performed 4 Welfare Checks.


- Police received a dozen calls from residents of Delray, Tindle, Thorndale and Bellwood Aves., all reporting their vehicles had been entered overnight. One reported his home security cameras possibly captured video of the suspect. Among the items taken were: a radar detector, a pack of cigarettes, several pairs of sneakers, a jump rope, a pair of weightlifting gloves, a gym bag, chalk, gift cards, a checkbook, and a control unit for a volunteer firefighter’s blue light.


- A Tudor Blvd. resident reported unknown suspect(s) “egged” his house.

- A Delray Ave. resident reported there was a suspicious male going through a vehicle on the street. Responding officers discovered the man was going through his own vehicle, looking for a set of lost keys. This was not related to the other vehicles that were (illegally) entered in the neighborhood.


- Officers responded to an anonymous report of a possible domestic at an Oakridge Dr. apartment. The occupants would not open the door, but two males and a female stated through the door that there was no problem.

- A suspicious male was reported to be wandering around the French Quarters neighborhood. Patrols located the subject on Burgundy Cir.; he stated he was looking to see if there were any available units. He was sent on his way.


- Police and firefighters responded to a report of an oven fire at a Laurelton Dr. address. The homeowner had put out the fire prior to first responders’ arrival. It was contained to the oven itself.


- Cheektowaga Police requested our assistance in locating a stolen vehicle that had struck a pedestrian in their jurisdiction, and was last seen heading southbound on Harlem Rd. The vehicle was not located in West Seneca.


- Police and firefighters responded to Woodlane Dr. for a report of a tree branch leaning on a power line, causing the wires to arc. The branch fell from the tree and onto a neighbor’s shed, damaging it. NYSEG responded to repair the wires.


- A Sky Hi Dr. resident reported two males came to her door and tried to get into her house. Police located the males a few houses away; they stated they were looking for their friends’ place and accidentally went to the wrong house.


- A Lyndale Ct. resident reported a female acquaintance of his showed up at his house, looking for money and a place to stay, and when he told her she couldn’t stay there, she scratched the paint on his car with a screwdriver. She left prior to patrols’ arrival. The complainant stated he would press charges.


Monday 3/29/21: Total Complaints = 87

- Patrol responded to 11 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Patrols responded to 3 Alarm Ringing calls.


- Police responded to 2 Domestic Disturbances.


- Officers performed 2 Welfare Checks.


- A Thorndale Ave. resident reported unknown suspect(s) entered two of her vehicles overnight. The thieves took a child’s car seat, several chargers and adapters, Burger King coupons and some M&M’s.


- Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked on Shawnee Pl. for weeks, with no plates on it. The owner agreed to move it off the street and into his garage.


- Three town residents reported unknown suspect(s) obtained their personal information, and fraudulently filed for unemployment benefits in their names.


- A 49-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested, for shoplifting from TOPS on Orchard Park Rd. When police arrived, the suspect was in the parking lot fleeing the store, being followed by loss prevention. She had concealed approximately $130 in merchandise in her backpack and down her shirt. She was charged with Petit Larceny and released on an appearance ticket.


- A second Thorndale Ave. resident reported his vehicle was entered, and the suspect(s) stole $40 cash and a set of golf clubs.


- A 33-year-old Elma man turned himself in to police, on two warrants for Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Petit Larceny.


- A man reported his vehicle was stolen from the Sunoco at Clinton St. and Union Rd. The victim had left the car running at the pump while he went into the store to pay for his gas; the suspect jumped in and drove away. Officers searched the area for the car, without success. It was recovered the next day, unoccupied, in the City of Buffalo.


- A Seneca Creek Rd. resident reported a possible natural gas leak in her house. The odor was determined to be coming from a vehicle leaking gas next door.


- Police received a report of a black Dodge pickup truck swerving all over Union Rd. and striking the curb multiple times. Officers located the truck and made contact with the driver. He was not impaired; he had a small dog with him that kept jumping on his lap, causing his erratic operation.


Tuesday 3/30/21: Total Complaints = 101

- Patrol responded to 17 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Patrols responded to 3 Alarm Ringing calls.


- Police responded to 1 Domestic Disturbance.


- Officers performed 3 Welfare Checks.


- Police were called to the Staybridge Suites, where a cab driver reported a customer was refusing to pay a fare. The man had gone up to his room without paying the driver, and never came back. The fare was ultimately reconciled.


- A 57-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested, following a traffic stop on Seneca St. An officer observed her driving a vehicle with a shattered windshield. Its inspection sticker was expired, and the registration was suspended. The woman was released on tickets for Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Operating While Registration Suspended and Operating with Broken Glass, the plates were confiscated and the vehicle was towed.


- A 48-year-old Buffalo man was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Police received a report that a vehicle was parked in the fire lane at the Harlem Rd. TOPS, and the driver was possibly intoxicated. When officers arrived, a witness had turned off the ignition, taken the keys and gotten the driver out of the car. He was slurring his words and unable to stand upright without holding onto the vehicle. He failed field sobriety tests, but tested negative for alcohol. He was cited for DWAI By Drugs and a parking violation, and released to his mother.


- A French Rd. resident reported seeing a suspicious male cutting through her yard, accompanied by a dog that “did not appear to want to go with him.” Officers located the man and advised him not to walk his dog on his neighbors’ properties.


- A 25-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested, following an accident in the parking lot of the Orchard Park Rd. TOPS. The complainant reported to police that a child who’d been left unattended in a vehicle hit her car. When officers arrived, they found a baby and an eight-year-old girl in the striking vehicle; the older child told officers she had put the transmission in “drive,” causing the accident. Officers located the children’s mother inside the store. She stated she went in to buy formula and did not want to bring her children in the store, because of COVID. She was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and issued a traffic ticket for Unattended Motor Vehicle, and released. A family friend came to pick up the children.


- Three males on skateboards were reported to be obstructing traffic on Ridge Rd. Patrols advised the youths to stay out of the road.


- Police and firefighters responded to a brush fire behind Clinton Elementary School. A couch was found burning in the field, in a spot where youths have reportedly been congregating. Patrols spoke with several neighbors, who stated they will call if they see any youths trespassing on the property going forward. Town code enforcement is also involved.


- Two female suspects stole over $200 in merchandise from Big Lots, and fled in a vehicle. Surveillance video will be used to identify them.


- A S. Fisher Rd. resident called police from Florida, stating his landlord notified him that his vehicle had been damaged. Responding officers found all four of the car’s tires flat, one with an obvious puncture, and scratches along the side of the vehicle. Surveillance video from the apartment complex did not capture the suspect(s).


- An anonymous caller reported there was an intoxicated male walking on Seneca St. holding a rifle. Police were unable to locate any such person.


Wednesday 3/31/21: Total Complaints = 102

- Patrol responded to 18 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Police responded to 2 Domestic Disturbances.

- Officers performed 3 Welfare Checks.


- Police received a report of a Chevy Malibu driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic on Union Rd. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver, who admitted to the allegations and stated he is not familiar with the area. He was issued a ticket for No Seat Belt, picked up his friend from Paula’s Donuts, and they went on their way.


- A North Ave. resident reported she is being harassed on Facebook. She received a friend request from an unknown person using a clown as his or her profile picture. The complainant was advised this does not meet the legal threshold for harassment, and to block/delete the friend request.


- A Reynolds Rd. couple reported unknown suspect(s) stole both of their identities, and opened fraudulent car insurance policies in their names.


- Officers were approached by an elderly gentleman, who found what appeared to be a retail scanning device in the parking lot of KeyBank on Orchard Park Rd. The device was returned to PETCO.


- Patrols responded to a disturbance at Seneca Health Care Center. An employee became loud and uncooperative after being fired. She was picked up by a friend and left without further incident.


- A 46-year-old Buffalo man was arrested, following a traffic stop on Seneca St. An officer observed a vehicle with no inspection sticker on its windshield. The driver’s license was suspended. He was released on summonses for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree and Uninspected Motor Vehicle.


- Sisters Hospital requested we check a Union Rd. address for a woman who left the hospital with an IV still in her arm. Police located the subject, who returned to the hospital.


- Police received a report of an injured animal in the road on Lind Ave. Officers assisted the uninjured, but slow-moving, beaver out of the road and into the wooded area.


Thursday 4/1/21: Total Complaints = 93

- Patrols responded to 12 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Patrol responded to 2 Alarm Ringing calls.


- Officers performed 3 Welfare Checks.


- A 34-year-old West Seneca man was arrested, following a traffic stop on Seneca St. An officer observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. The vehicle’s registration was also expired, and the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued citations for Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree.


- A suspicious male was reported to be lying on the ground out front of the Orchard Park Rd. TOPS, near the bus stop. The subject was just waiting for the bus.


- Police received multiple calls about a possibly intoxicated female operating a scooter, along portions of Seneca St. and Union Rd. She was ultimately located on Union Rd. near the Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon, and transported home by patrols.


- A Wimbledon Ct. resident reported unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a jumper box, loose change and rewards cards for various stores.


- An auditor for the West Seneca Developmental Center called police, stating a fraudulent check had been drawn on one of the agency’s financial accounts. The unknown suspect(s) had thereby stolen $2200.


- Police responded to a disturbance outside The Firehouse bar on Clinton St. Several people were reported to be loudly arguing and possibly getting ready to fight. When officers arrived, no one was fighting. A man was trying to stop his intoxicated father from driving home. Cheektowaga Police, who also responded, gave the man a ride home.


- Employees of Mooney’s reported a man left the bar without paying his $100+ tab. Patrols were unable to contact the subject after multiple attempts. He returned the next day and paid his bill.


Friday 4/2/21: Total Complaints = 84

- Patrols responded to 11 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Patrol responded to 1 Alarm Ringing call.

- Officers performed 3 Welfare Checks.

- A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested, following a car chase. Hamburg Police began pursuing a stolen car in their jurisdiction. The stolen car traveled from Hamburg to Orchard Park to West Seneca, where our officers joined the pursuit. The vehicle continued to flee from the 219 to I-90 to the 190 and into the City of Buffalo, where it became disabled on a set of railroad tracks near Broadway and Bailey. All the occupants fled; our officers caught up with one of them. The juvenile admitted to stealing items from unlocked vehicles in Hamburg with the other suspects, but denied knowing the vehicle itself was stolen. Property from at least three different people – including a wallet, credit cards, a car key and an iPhone – was recovered from the car. The suspect was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the 1st Degree and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, and held at the East Ferry Detention Center pending his court appearance.


- The manager of Crosby’s reported a male, who has previously been trespassed from the store, is now repeatedly calling the store and harassing employees.


- A wallet was left at the counter of Crosby’s overnight. Employees discovered it contained property belonging to seven different people. Investigation revealed at least two of those people had reported their property stolen. The wallet was collected as evidence.


- Four town residents reported unknown suspect(s) obtained their personal information, and fraudulently filed for unemployment benefits in their names.


- Concrete from a cement truck was accidentally discharged on Clinton St., as the truck was driving. Patrols stood by while the company’s employees came out to clean up the debris.


- Five youths drove away on motorized shopping carts from the Orchard Park Rd. TOPS, after they were kicked out of the store by employees. Police located the carts, abandoned, in the Wegmans parking lot across the street. The youths were nowhere to be found.


Saturday 4/3/21: Total Complaints = 91

- Patrols responded to 8 First Aid Assistance calls.


- Patrol responded to 3 Alarm Ringing call.


- Police responded to 2 Domestic Disturbances.

- Officers performed 6 Welfare Checks.

- Police were called to a disturbance on Doris Dr. When officers arrived, a female stated she was arguing outside with a male, who had since left. She refused to give any other information and stated she did not need police assistance.


- Employees of the Ebenezer Ale House called police, stating there was an intoxicated patron on the back patio, refusing to leave the establishment. He was driven home by patrol. About an hour later, they called back, stating there was another intoxicated customer who was refusing to leave and trying to pick a fight. We also drove him home.


- A 31-year-old Lackawanna man was arrested for drunk driving. While on Slade Ave., he crossed over the double yellow line and nearly struck one of our patrol vehicles head-on. The officer swerved to avoid a crash and then pulled the car over. The driver was highly intoxicated; when asked for his license and registration he handed the officer his cell phone. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to give a breath sample. Once brought back to the police station, the man refused to be fingerprinted and damaged the handcuffs he was on by bending them and digging them into a brick wall. He was charged with DWI, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and several traffic infractions.


- A 27-year-old Buffalo man was arrested for drunk driving. An officer observed a pickup truck weaving between lanes and crossing into oncoming lanes on Union Rd. The driver failed field sobriety tests and registered a .154% BAC on a preliminary breath test. He was charged with DWI, Moved From Lane Unsafely and Driving Left of Pavement Markings.


- Police responded to a report of the suspicious vehicle stopped in the road in front of Great Lakes Pizza. The driver stated he had run out of gas, and needed assistance. The vehicle was a rental that had been reported stolen, and the driver had a warrant with Orchard Park Police. He was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree and a parking violation, and turned over to OPPD on the warrant.


- A suspicious male was reported to be sitting on a guiderail along Ridge Rd., “bouncing back and forth.” The young man had stopped and was listening to some music. He was sent on his way.


- A 26-year-old West Seneca woman was arrested, following a traffic stop on Seneca St. Both her license and registration were suspended. She was issued citations for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree, Operating While Registration Suspended, and Operating Without Insurance.


- Police and EMS responded to the Post Office, where a woman was reportedly slumped at the wheel of a car. She was fine; she had her head tilted downward because she was writing a letter.


- Officers responded to a Mayfield Ct. address for a strong-armed robbery. The victim reported a male suspect grabbed her purse off her shoulder just after she arrived home. He reportedly fled in a white, older model sedan. Police canvassed the area and found several home security cameras that may have captured video of the car or suspect. Detectives are investigating this case.


- Police and firefighters responded to an accident with injuries on Edson St. A vehicle struck a utility pole, cracking it and pulling down wires, and also struck another parked vehicle. The driver was issued a citation for Moved From Lane Unsafely, and taken to the hospital to be evaluated for chest pain. National Grid responded to restore power and replace the pole.

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