Cheektowaga police blotter
Wednesday January 16, 2013 | By:Community Papers of WNY Staff |
Andrew Skutnik, 21, of Kentucky Street, Buffalo was arrested for criminal mischief.
According to a police report, an officer was conducting a routine premise check of Marks Auto. Upon entering the rear auto yard, the officer began walking westbound. Soon after, the officer observed two people running from the far west corner of the lot. The offender was indentified by the officer as one of the men he was looking for. The officer indentified himself and advised the offender to stop, several times. The offender then exited the lot through a hole in the north fence. The officers gave chase and upon exiting the yard at the same exit point, the officer observed the offender running northbound up a small snow covered hill. Once officers finally caught up to the offender, they ordered him to the ground and took him into custody. The offender was processed and held to see the judge.
Unlawful possession of marijuana
Joseph Nieves, 38, of Amber Street, Buffalo, Arthur Robinson, 32, of Maurice Street, Buffalo, and Shanta Booze, 25, of Euclid Avenue, Cheektowaga were arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.
According to a police report, a vehicle was stopped for an infraction. While waiting for documents from the offenders, the officer noticed three bags containing marijuana lying on the floor on the right side of the seat. During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered one more bag of marijuana from the rear seat. All offenders were taken into custody.
Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Andrew Spurling, 21, of Hopkins Street, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over for an infraction. While waiting for documents the officer detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the inside of the vehicle. During a pat frisk, the offender advised the officer that he had a syringe on his person, which the offender retrieved and turned over to police. The offender also advised the officer that there was heroin in the vehicle and a small amount of marijuana. The offender was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.
Kimberly Hastings, 38, of Claudette Court, Cheektowaga and Joseph Miranda, 39, of Zent Court, Cheektowaga were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over because it had an object hanging from the rearview mirror, obstructing the drivers view. The officer further observed that the rear license plate lamp on the vehicle was out. As the officer approached the vehicle the officer observed a clear plastic bag exit the vehicle through the drivers side window and come to rest on Broadway. The officer quickly stopped and retrieved the bag while watching the vehicle continue eastbound on Broadway. The officer observed that the baggie was tied off in the extreme bottom corner of the bag in a manner consistent with the packaging of narcotics. Further, the bag was ripped and appeared to be empty. A narcotic wipe swab was used on the plastic bag retrieved by the officer and tested positive for the presence of cocaine. As the officer was speaking to the offender, the officer observed white chunks consistent with the appearance of crack cocaine all over the drivers seat in plain view. Both offenders denied that the cocaine belonged to them and stated that the plastic bag was an old candy wrapper. They were both placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.
Audra Steiger, 40, of Regency Court, Amherst was arrested for petit larceny.
According to a police report, officers responded to Tops for a report of a shoplifter. An employee stated that on this date, the offender was observed in the store. The offender selected merchandise and then proceeded to exit the store, failing to make any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise. The employee apprehended the offender. The offender was booked and charged and released on an appearance ticket. All merchandise was returned to the store in good condition.
Criminal possession of marijuana
Torrence Montgomery, 28, of East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana.
According to a police report, the offender was pulled over and appeared to be very nervous, as his hands were shaking uncontrollably and the offender seemed to be speaking quietly and avoiding eye contact. The officer could also detect an overwhelming masking odor from numerous air fresheners strewn throughout the inside of the vehicle. Upon further questing the offender became increasingly nervous, as his shaking became more profound. When confronted about his nervous behavior, the offender claimed to have turrets syndrome and was taking medication for the ailment but could not name the medication or dosage amount. Offender further stated that he had never been arrested but officers knew this to be untrue as the offender has been arrested multiple times for various drug related charges. Due to the offender’s evident nervousness and totality of circumstances the officers requested permission to search the vehicle. The offender stated yes and as he exited the vehicle an odor of raw marijuana could be detected and during a pat frisk for weapons, the offender admitted to having marijuana on his person. Marijuana was recovered from several different pockets of the offender’s jacket and he was placed under arrest.
Wilson Tardi, 37, of 7th Street, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.
According to a police report, officers responded to target, Walden avenue for a report of a larceny in progress. Information was received that the offender was in the store using a knife to open packaging and conceal merchandise. The employee requested that the officers wait outside until the offender exited the store. A short time later the employee reported that the offender was heading for the eixt. The offender passed all points of purchase and exited the store. The offender was taken into custody without incident. The merchandise was recovered on the offenders person and returned to target. He was placed under arrest. During the pat down the offender was also found to be in possession of a pocket knife, a pair of wire cutters, wire strippers, and an awl tool. Offender was charged with possession of burglar tools. He was held to see the judge.
Shaquel Glenn, 19, of Vera Avenue, Cheektowaga was arrested for robbery.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to Seven-11, 2761 Harlem Road for a report of an armed robbery. An employee was standing behind the counter when the offender walked into the store wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and blue jeans. Only the nose and eyes of the offender were visible to the victim, as offender had his hooded sweatshirt tied around his head. The offender walked up to the counter, with his hands in his black jacket pockets and asked for two purple swisher sweets cigars. The offender then stated give me all the money in the register and with his right hand partially pulled out a silver revolver from his right jacket pocket. The victim then pulled money from the register and put it in a plastic bag.
Aaron Tundo, 24, of Alleghany Road, Silver Creek was arrested for petit larceny.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to Lord and Taylor for a report of a shoplifter. The employee stated that the offender selected merchandise and placed it in a shopping bag. The offender then exited the store, passing all points of purchase without intent to pay. The offender was placed under arrest and escorted to police headquarters.
Jeffrey Schuler, 48, of Warsaw Street, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for swerving. The offender stated that he had four to five drinks at the bar. The officer had the offender perform several sobriety tests which he failed. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.