Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Police Blotter

Man accidentally drives away with gas nozzle

Lancaster

Saturday, July 28

• Officers attempting to serve a bench warrant on a Mason Place resident were told that he was not home, but officers could see the man get up from the couch and head to the kitchen as the other individual said this. The man was taken into custody without further incident. Police allegedly found hypodermic needles in the man’s pocket when searching him.

Sunday, July 29

• An unknown individual has been smashing mailboxes with a baseball bat along Tranquility Trail, according to residents. No individual was found after a search of the area.

• Officers initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Aurora and William streets for a vehicle with inadequate exhaust. While speaking with the driver, drug paraphernalia was spotted, including an empty Zubsolv packet, several bottle caps and dirty cotton balls on the passenger side floor. A Zubsolv packet was found in the man’s wallet, and a spoon with suspected heroin residue was located in the center console.

Monday, July 30

• A Parkedge Drive resident noticed that his vehicle was damaged while parked overnight on the street. The driver-side rear bumper was damaged, but there was no other evidence at the scene.

Tuesday, July 31

• Two male teenagers were caught allegedly stealing walkie-talkies and batteries from the Rite Aid on Central Avenue. An off-duty officer followed the two young men and returned them to the store, and Rite Aid management said they were no longer welcome. Officers contacted their parents.

• An Aurora Street resident was caught burning construction materials in the backyard, with the fire being 6 to 7 feet in diameter. The resident was advised of village code regarding open burning.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

• Police responded to Turbo Mart on Genesee Street after a man drove away with a gas nozzle. The employee believes it was accidental but wanted the incident on file for insurance purposes. The man at fault advised officers he would pay for damages.

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Friday, Aug. 3

• An Albert Street resident called police to report a dog bite. She was walking her husky near John A. Sciole Elementary School when another dog bit her dog several times, causing minor injuries. The other dog’s owners, a man and woman seen on Alys Drive, did not address the situation. The woman was not sure if she was going to take her dog to the vet. She was advised to contact police if she sees the dog and its owners again.

Saturday, Aug. 4

• A male driver was caught speeding along Terrace Boulevard, traveling 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. Visibly intoxicated, the man reportedly failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.20 percent blood alcohol level. The man did not have a driver’s license, and a system check showed his license revoked for failing to submit to a breath test last year in August and his having been charged with driving while ability impaired in October. His vehicle was towed, and he was taken into custody.

• A man called police after he left his wallet at Fireman’s Park. It contained his license, Social Security card, $300, a canceled credit card and insurance cards. The man had been playing basketball with a friend and set his wallet on the side of the court. He didn’t see anyone take it while at the park.

Sunday, Aug. 5

• A male driver was pulled over for reckless driving along Transit Road, near Walden Avenue. The man was visibly intoxicated and had an alleged 0.14 percent BAC. He was taken to the station, and his vehicle was towed from the site.

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

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