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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Jan. 14

Petit larceny

Jessica Rickard, 27, of Wilma Drive, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee stated that he observed the offender on CCTV and the offender selected merchandise, concealed in her baby bag, and exited the store, passing all points of sale without paying. The employee stated that when he approached the offender, she was aggressive in denying her involvement but he was able to recover the merchandise before the offender fled. The offender was booked on her charges and held on $200 bail, per the Sgt.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Robert Steely, 25, of Seine Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for a traffic violation. While speaking to the offender, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The offender admitted that there was a “little bit of marijuana,” in the vehicle. The offender stated that the property was his and not belonging to his fiancée, who was riding in the front passenger seat. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Jan. 15

DWI

Lauren Barbour, 20, of Rushford Lane, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for a traffic infraction. When the officer asked the offender for her license she pulled a license from her wallet, looked at it, then put it back and picked another license from her wallet. The officer asked the offender to retrieve the first license that she pulled from her wallet but the offender stated twice, that she did not have another license. Offender then stated that she was holding the license for her friend. The offender stated that she was coming from Ying’s Bar on French Road. The officer asked the offender how old she was and she stated “20-years-old.” The officer asked the offender several times if she had any alcohol to drink at Yings and offender stated that she did not. The offender attempted sobriety tests of which she failed. She refused the alco sensor test and was placed under arrest for DWI.

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Kevin Shaver, 24, of Moselle Street, Buffalo was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having illegally tinted windows. While speaking with the offender, the officer smelled a strong and powerful odor of marijuana and also noticed a baggie of marijuana and a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray in plain view. The offender then grabbed the baggie of marijuana from the ashtray and handed it to the officer. The offender was taken into custody and transported back to police headquarters.

Robbery

Nathaniel Smith, 33, of Lock Street, Lockport was arrested for robbery.

According to a police report, officers were attempting to locate the offender who had fought with and pulled a knife on loss prevention personnel at Macy’s. Officers took custody of the offender and located drugs, and a knife and tool, in the offender’s pants pocket. The employee then informed officers that the offender had entered the store and selected one of the jackets and put that jacket on over his own jacket. The offender then grabbed four additional jackets and headed out to the west doors. The offender began to fight with the employee and punched the employee in the stomach and twice in the head, causing a contusion on the right temple. The offender the pulled the knife out of his pants pocket, opened the knife and held the knife in a threatening manner towards the victim. The offender was transported to police headquarters.

Assault

Benjamin Pelletier, 30, of Easton Road, Depew was arrested for assault.

According to a police report, the offender approached the passenger side of a vehicle and punched the victim in the face, breaking his glasses. The victim also sustained injuries to his nose. The offender was found at his home and was arrested.

Jan. 16

Driving with .18 percent BAC

Elizabeth Schultz, 26, of West Seneca was arrested for driving with a .18 percent BAC.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for doing 63 mph in a 35 mph zone. The offender stated that she was coming from “The Cove” after meeting her cousin there. Offender was giddy and smiled often as officers spoke to her. The officer noticed six packs of beer on the floor by the passenger seat. Offender’s breath smelled moderately of an alcoholic beverage and her eyes were bloodshot. The officer asked the offender if she had been drinking and the offender stated that she had a beer in Lockport and two at “The Cove.” The officer had the offender exit the vehicle and she stumbled while doing so. When the officer asked the offender to remove the mint from her mouth the offender stated, “It’s a penny. It’s supposed to ease the alcohol smell.” Offender was unable to complete the alco sensor test. She was placed under arrest based on signs of intoxications, driving habits and performance on the field sobriety tests.

DWI

Michael Argentieri, 27, of Clinton Street, Elma was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. The officer activated the emergency lights and the offender did not immediately stop, instead he drove for more than a minute before stopping. The officer approached the offender and ordered him out of the vehicle. The offender’s gait was unsteady, speech was slurred and eyes were glassy. Offender stated that he was trying to reach his girlfriend at Partner’s, had a few beers and was taking a friend home. The officer gave the offender a field sobriety test of which he failed. During a vehicle inventory, the officer located a pill bottle with crack cocaine in it.

DWI

John Huffnagle, 25, of Lindwood Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for swerving. While speaking with the offender, the officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and the offender admitted to drinking an alcoholic beverage. For this reason the officer asked the offender to perform several sobriety tests of which he failed. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Jan. 17

DWI

Alexandra Murphy, 21, of Broadway, Depew was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for weaving between lanes. Offender had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath. Offender’s eyes were glassy and her speech was impaired. When the offender got out of the vehicle, the offender had an unsteady balance. The offender was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to headquarters for booking.

Jan. 19

Alana Thexton, 26, of Lehavre Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender stated that she had two drinks at the bar. The offender attempted the listed sobriety tests of which she failed. Offender was placed under arrest for DWI. There were several other passengers in her vehicle.

Jan. 20

DWI

Joseph Dinardo, 29, of McKinley Avenue, Kenmore was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for drifting several times. Offender stated that he was coming from a friends house and was driving home and knew he was drifting but not from the wind. Offender stated that he had five beers to drink in a couple of hours at his friend’s house. As the offender was speaking to the officer, there were several signs of intoxication. He was asked to perform sobriety tests of which he failed. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he administered a breath test with the result of .14 percent BAC. He was released on a summons.


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