Weekly Feature



2015-12-31 / Police Blotter

Woman’s purse stolen from shopping cart

Wednesday, Dec. 23

• A Buffalo woman reported her purse stolen after leaving it in a shopping cart in the Tops Markets parking lot on Orchard Park Road. She said she was shopping and accidentally left her purse, returning later to find it missing. Inside the purse was her driver’s license, a Chase Visa card, a Capital One Visa card and $50 cash.

• Police responded to a call of an attempted burglary of an apartment on Seneca Street. An individual had reportedly run from the scene and was found hiding behind a garage. He was detained, and a statement was taken. The man was arrested and transported to the police station for arraignment. He had been driven to the apartment by a friend and his girlfriend, but police determined that they were not involved in the incident.

Thursday, Dec. 24

• Police stopped a Buffalo man on Seneca Street for a loud exhaust. A computer check of the driver’s license showed the vehicle to have a suspended registration. The man was ticketed for inadequate muffler and suspended registration and was released at the scene.

• A man was stopped on Harlem Road after being observed traveling across the double yellow line. During a stop of the vehicle, the driver’s license was found to be suspended. He was arrested and charged with inadequate plate lamps, moving from lane unsafely and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Total calls: 354

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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