Erie County Sheriff's Department Report for Dec. 24by jmaloni
Sunday, Dec. 5
•Riverview Court, 2:07 a.m. - Someone received threatening text messages.
•2000 block of Whitehaven Road, 2:22 a.m. - A caller witnessed a black male stealing things from a car. The caller and friends chased the man, who was wearing a black hoodie and black pants. A subject was tracked down by patrol, taken into custody and returned to the crime scene. A 29-year-old man from Center Court North was subsequently arrested and taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment on charges of petit larceny and criminal mischief.
•2200 block of Center Terrace, 10:27 a.m. - Another car larceny and theft of a GPS unit was reported.
•1900 block of Grand Island Boulevard, 10:40 a.m. - A high-speed chase followed a report of a burglary in progress. Witnesses chased a suspect down Whitehaven Road toward West River. The suspect was described as a white male with a hoodie driving a four-door, white sedan.
•2200 block of Center Terrace, 10:55 a.m. - Someone reported another vehicle was broken into, and a pair of blue cashmere Ann Taylor gloves were taken.
•1300 block of Baseline Road, 11:50 a.m. - A complainant reported she had no idea who hit her car, but the vehicle's passenger-side bumper is pushed in and cracked.
•2000 Baseline Road, 6:18 p.m. - Where are the 8-foot inflatable Christmas decorations? The complainant called police again and said the decorations were found in the back yard with possible wind damage.
•2100 block of Bedell Road, 10:50 p.m. - A Pontiac Firebird registered to a Ransom Road man hit a hydrant and needed a tow. Marty's Towing was called, and a driver was given a courtesy ride to work. The Grand Island Fire Co. checked the hydrant for damage.
Monday, Dec. 6
•1100 block of Ransom Road, 7:26 a.m. - Grand Island Central Schools complained about cars passing on the shoulder of the road. One uniform traffic ticket was issued for the offense.
•4600 Block of Staley road, 8:48 a.m. - Patrol is checking with a nursery school that is having problems with cars cutting through its parking lot to avoid a traffic control device at an intersection.
•Baseline Road, 2:09 p.m. - A vehicle registered to a Fix Road man came to rest in a ditch needed a tow from AAA. There were no injuries.
•Love Road, 4:23 p.m. - Another vehicle in a ditch, this one registered to a Fareway Lane woman, needed help from Marty's Towing. There were no injuries.
•2200 block of Grand Island Boulevard, 4:54 p.m. - A complainant stated that he had bought paintings and was making payments on them, but a subject came to office and took six paintings off the wall and is holding them hostage.
•2600 block of Whitehaven Road, 5:20 p.m. - A caller stated a neighbor's house was on fire. The Grand Island Fire Co. later requested fire investigators, who visited with the homeowners at the Holiday Inn. The scene was taped off for the night.
•30 block of International Lane, 5:29 p.m. - A woman said her soon-to-be ex-husband pushed her. A domestic incident report was completed.
•1000 block of Baseline Road, 6:18 p.m. - A domestic incident report was filed after an incident that involved yelling and grabbing the arm of the female half of a couple, as well as yelling at an 8-month-old baby.
•2100 block of Grand Island Boulevard, 9:33 p.m. - A subject caught on a video camera in possession of eight boxes of baby formula in his jacket ended up removing the formula and paying for one. The complainant decided against pressing charges.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
•Staley Road, 2:14 a.m. - A driver whose car ended up in a ditch was looking for a friend to tow the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
•1400 block of Staley Road, 7:33 a.m. - Cars are cutting through a parking lot again.
•Ransom Road at the intersection with Stony Point Road, 7:44 a.m. - A disabled motor vehicle, registered to an Edgewater Drive man, was causing a traffic hazard. The car was pushed around the corner while the owner had his wife charge the battery. Traffic was directed to correct congestion. The vehicle was recharged and left the scene.
•2200 block of First Street, 11:50 a.m. - The owner of snow-covered car, parked the wrong way and plowed around, received tickets and a warning that the vehicle will be towed in 72 hours.
•Huth Road, 12:04 p.m. - The driver of a car registered to a Majestic Woods Drive woman was issued one uniform traffic ticket for a speeding violation.
•2000 block of Town Hall Terrace, 2:48 p.m. - An unlocked vehicle was entered sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. Things were thrown around in the car, but all that was missing was $5 in change.
•60 block of Greenside Drive, 2:56 p.m. - A neighbor's call alerted police to forced entry through a basement window to a home. Jewelry was taken and someone exited out the front door. The incident happened between 12:30 and 2:40 p.m. Two occupants of a vehicle, one a slim, black male, were described.
•2200 block of Town Hall Terrace, 3:31 p.m. - Patrol assisted a manager with a tenant for an unspecified problem.
•1100 block of Fansom Road, 5:59 p.m. - An unidentified sour headed male approached a complainant in a parking lot and began pounding with his fists the vehicle the complainant was driving.
•2200 block of Center Terrace, 9:29 p.m. - A complainant wished to speak with a deputy regarding a tenant from one of the apartments and the car larcenies over the previous weekend. The subject of the larcenies has been served with a 24-hour notice of eviction and security is concerned he will hit more cars tonight. Patrol will increase property checks.
•2974 Grand Island Boulevard 10:21 p.m. - A male caller refused to answer questions, but said nothing was going on yet, but the situation will turn into a big problem if cops don't get there quick. Parties were separated. A male subject was advised and has left for the evening.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
•South State Parkway, 1:06 a.m. - Patrol observed a 30-year-old North Tonawanda man drive a truck on a sidewalk eastbound on Love Road. The subject returned the vehicle to the roadway and made a left turn on the South State Parkway without signaling. Patrol executed a traffic stop on the vehicle on the parkway near Carl Road. The subject was removed from the vehicle and failed all standard field sobriety tests. He was subsequently charged with drunk-driving offenses and transported to the Erie County Holding Center and held on $500.
•2000 block of Grand Island Boulevard, 6:15 a.m. - An employee at a gas station stated that there is a Siberian husky running around the area. The dog control officer was paged, and the husky was gone on patrol's arrival.
•30 block of Trails End, 8:22 a.m. - A car is undriveable after it went off the road and hit a curb.
•4400 block of East River Road, 8:50 a.m. - A woman, who is going through a divorce with her husband since April and living with his parents, reported an incident to police. An argument between the woman and another female about the clothes dryer involved physical contact, recorded on an iPhone.
•44 Greenside Drive, 3:53 p.m. - Patrol confirmed a burglary took place at the scene of a previous burglary. Entry to the house was gained through a basement window. All drawers in a jewelry cabinet were removed and tossed onto a bed, and dresser drawers were opened and run through, as well as the closet. A door separating the basement and the stairway to the upper level was pried and broken in half to gain entry into the home. Homeowners are out of town and patrol was unable to make contact.