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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Nov. 2, 2012

by jmaloni
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:10 pm

The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 149 calls from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.

Deputies responded to six burglary false alarm calls during the dates of this report.

Saturday, Oct. 20

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious incident - Deputies observed a few lights on inside a business that are not usually activated. Deputies were able to contact a night security guard who was patrolling the park.

•Grand Island Boulevard, burglary - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, someone entered his business and stole various items from inside. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Grand Island Boulevard, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - A complainant stated that he left his vehicle at an auto repair shop with keys inside. When he returned to the business, the vehicle was missing. The vehicle was recovered several days later in the City of Buffalo. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Ward Park Road, harassment - A complainant stated she received a call from a blocked number, and the person on the other end made harassing statements.

•Broadway reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Marlin Drive, suspicious incident - A complainant stated that two suspicious persons were on his property and began knocking on the door. The complainant stated he thought he saw one subject with a gun. Deputies were able to determine the incident to be a miscommunication between family members. The subjects were friends who were picking up toy guns for a Halloween party.

•Whitehaven Road, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a suspicious vehicle parked behind a closed business during the late hours of the night. Deputies spoke to the owner, who was renovating the building.

Sunday, Oct. 21

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a suspicious vehicle that was unoccupied in a parking lot of a closed business. Deputies contacted the owner, who was selling the vehicle.

•Industrial Drive, suspicious vehicle - Deputies located a suspicious vehicle that was unoccupied in a parking lot of a closed business. Deputies further found the door to the business to be open. Deputies searched the property, but determined the incident to be an oversight by employees.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - A complainant stated that a former employee of a business had stolen an undetermined amount of money from the store. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Grand Island Boulevard, road obstruction - A complainant stated that a large piece of wood was in the roadway obstructing traffic. Deputies checked but were unable to locate any obstructions.

Monday, Oct. 22

•East River Road, suspicious incident - A complainant stated he detected a strong smell of natural gas in the area. Deputies and Grand Island Fire Co. personnel checked, but were unable to determine any source of leaking natural gas.

•East River Road, hit-and-run accident - A complainant stated that, sometime in recent days an unknown vehicle struck a guardrail and damaged it. The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition was notified to fix the guardrail.

•West River Road, welfare check - Deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call. Deputies were able to speak to the homeowner and determined the call to be a misdial.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - Complainant stated that video surveillance footage showed a suspicious male walking through his business lot during the night. At the time of the report, nothing was reporting missing.

•Stony Point Road, pistol permit investigation - Deputies conducted a background check of an individual who applied for a pistol permit.

•Sunset Drive, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from a Halloween display in the neighborhood during the late evening hours. Deputies located the residence in question and advised the owner.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

•Baseline Road, accident injury - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. One driver was treated on-scene by Grand Island Fire Co. personnel for minor back pain.

•Grand Island Boulevard, larceny - Employees at a gas station/convenience store stated that a vehicle drove off without paying for gasoline. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•Broadway, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving all over the roadway. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•South State Parkway, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Bedell Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle kept driving around her apartment building. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

•Love Road, marijuana arrest - Employees of a convenience store stated that a female was attempting to buy alcohol for a minor. Deputies' investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile offender for unlawful possession of marijuana. The juvenile offender was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court.

•Bedell Road, loud music - A complainant stated that loud music was coming from another apartment in his complex. Deputies located a loud television in the complex and advised the occupant.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

•Grand Island Boulevard, burglary - Employees stated that, sometime during the night, an unknown person entered their business through a window and stole an undetermined amount of cash and various items.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated a suspicious male was giving customers a hard time at a laundromat. The subject left prior to the arrival of patrol.

•Grand Island Boulevard, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a one-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Whitehaven Road, road obstruction - A complainant stated that a large amount of debris was in the roadway obstructing traffic. Deputies located the debris and removed it from the roadway.

Thursday, Oct. 25

•Whitehaven Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle was parked in a hotel parking lot with its engine running with no one around it. Deputies located the vehicle, which had heavy damage to the front end. Deputies later identified the driver, who was involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident. The driver was issued several traffic tickets.

•Grand Island Boulevard, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a suspicious person was wandering around a laundromat on Grand Island Boulevard. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the subject.

•Whitehaven Road, larceny - Employees of a hardware stated that a subject came into the store and stole various tools. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

•South State Parkway, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Staley Road, hit-and-run accident - A complainant stated that, sometime during the night, an unknown vehicle struck a few mailboxes in the area.

•South State Parkway, animal loose - A complainant stated a large dog was running loose in the area. The dog control officer was notified.

•Baseline Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•East River Road, suspicious person - A complainant stated that a suspicious male was knocking on her door numerous times. Deputies located the subject and advised him.

Friday, Oct. 26

•Riverdale Drive, animal loose - A complainant stated that a dog was running loose through the neighborhood. The dog control officer was notified.

•Baseline Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a suspicious vehicle was driving very slowly and pulling in and out of multiple driveways. Deputies located the vehicle, which was delivering newspapers.

•Colonial Drive West, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle had struck his neighbor's house. The suspect vehicle then fled down Driftwood Drive. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. Minor damage was done to the residence.

•Schwegler Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•South State Parkway, deer struck - A complainant stated a deer had been struck by a vehicle and was lying in the roadway. Deputies removed the deer from the roadway and notified NITTEC.

•Alvin Road, property-damage-only accident - Deputies responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

•Baseline Road, reckless operation - A complainant stated that a vehicle was driving erratically on the roadway. Deputies located the vehicle and advised the driver.

•Love Road, suspicious vehicle - A complainant stated that a vehicle was parked behind a convenience store with no one inside. Deputies located the vehicle but were unable to make contact with the owner.

•Blue Jay Lane, youth activity - A complainant stated that a group of youths were running through the neighborhood throwing items at residences. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the youths. No damage was reported.

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