Police blotter from The Sun week of Oct. 23
By:Submitted to The Sun
Lewdness gets visitor arrested at casino
Darrah Smith, 28, from Keswick, Ontario, was asked to leave the Hamburg Gaming on South Park Avenue after being deemed too intoxicated by the complainant on Oct. 12.
After being asked to leave, and reportedly being offered a cab ride back to her hotel, Smith remained in the parking lot shouting obscenities.
When officers arrived at the scene and requested identification, the offender began to yell again, this time, at the officers. She was advised by police to cease using obscene language and gestures or be arrested.
Smith’s behavior escalated, causing officers to take her to the ground and arrest her for disorderly conduct. She resisted handcuffs, and later struck an officer with her boot at the station.
The offender was placed in the female cell at the Hamburg Town Police Department, where she awaited arraignment. She was in town for the Buffalo Bills Game.
Shopper intoxicated at checkout with child
Hamburg Police responded to a complaint of a woman falling asleep at the self checkout with her six-year-old child at the Tops Markets on McKinley Parkway in Hamburg on Oct. 14 at 5:45 p.m.
Kelly Tanner, 35, of Blasdell, was found by police to be in possession of prescription medication and medication that was not prescribed to her.
Arresting officers report that Tanner was falling asleep in the booking area and had to be woken up to be printed. She was issued an appearance ticket for Oct. 21 and a Child Protective Services referral was also completed by police.
Child endangered in WalMart parking lot
After noticing Katherine Genovese, 28, and Joseph Mooney, 31, of North Collins, had fallen asleep in their parked vehicle with a young child at the WalMart in Hamburg, a bystander called the Hamburg Police Department.
Upon inspection by responding officers, Mooney and Genovese were found to be in possession, and having used controlled substances. A hypodermic needle was found in the vehicle, along with a rope dog leash with dried blood on it, suspected by police to be used as a tourniquet, and small envelopes containing heroin.
The child was identified as Genovese’s own and was taken custody of by Genovese’s mother. The vehicle was towed, and the offenders were arrested and await arraignment.
Traffic arrest made in Boston
Trevor Groundwater, 22, of Boston, was pulled over on Boston State Road on Oct. 17 when a plate reader alerted police to a suspended registration, due to insurance lapse.
Groundwater was cited for driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor, and for having a cracked windshield.
He was released to appear in court at a later date.