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Police blotter

Nov. 26

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Eric Oliver, 21, of Dorris Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offender’s vehicle was pulled over for having air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror, a loud muffler, and a sticker on the rear windshield. While asking the offender for documents, the officer observed a burnt marijuana cigarette in plain view in the ashtray of the vehicle. The officer also located bags of marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. The officer placed the offender under arrest and transported him to police headquarters.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Anthony Caligiuri, 20, of Joanne Lane, Cheekowaga and Kenneth Eisenhauer, 24, of Gould Avenue, Depew were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over for having a loud exhaust and a license plate lamp out. After requesting documents from Caligiuri, the officer saw what appeared to be some sore of weapon in Eisenhauer’s left pants pocket. Eisenhauer removed the knife and placed it on the dashboard of the vehicle. While speaking to the offenders, the officer saw used white mini cotton balls all over the vehicle, but especially alongside the passenger and drivers seats. The officer knew that these cotton balls were consistent with paraphernalia used to inject heroin. While the officer walked back to the car, the other officer observed the offenders making furtive movements to the center console area of the vehicle. The officer then observed the offenders wiping powder residue off of the levels that were next to Eisenhauer. The officer removed the offenders from the vehicle at that point. The powder that was wiped off of the levels appeared to be heroin but the officers were unable to confirm due to it being brushed onto the floor. The officers then located a bottle cap with residue underneath the center cup holder and the wax envelopes with residue in a wallet on the passenger side floor. The officers also found a syringe. The duo were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Nov. 27

Petit larceny

Dionne McGee, 44, of Haller Avenue, Cheektowaga was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, the offender selected items and proceeded to the checkout where the suspect was working at Walmart. The suspect is the offender’s daughter. The daughter only scanned $165.26 of merchandise out of $938.15. The offender paid for the $165 and then left the store with the rest of the unpaid merchandise. The manager found out about this after the offender had left the store and detained the daughter, who was still working and called the police. The daughter fled the store prior to the officer’s arrival. Officers then went to the suspect’s house and spoke with the offender, who was clearly recognized from surveillance video. The offender admitted to being at Walmart. She had some of the merchandise and officers recovered it. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Her daughter was not located and officers filed a warrant for her arrest.

Nov. 28

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Nicholas Wilkey, 20, of Pine Cove Drive, West Seneca was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, officers noticed a vehicle traveling southbound without any lights on. The officers stopped the vehicle and Wilkey, along with an 18-year-old female appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The female was observed concealing the drugs down the front of her pants. They were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Endangering the welfare of a child

Shawntell Steward, 28, of Harriet Avenue, Buffalo and Porschea Johnson, 23, of Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and shoplifting.

According to a police report, officers responded to the area of the lower JC Penney’s parking ramp after it was dispatched that a Hollister employee was chasing a shoplifter. Steward, who was carrying her son, was detained. The employee stated that the two offenders entered the Hollister store with their children, selected a hooded sweatshirt and a t-shirt and attempted to remove the security sensor, before concealing it in their purses. After confiscating Stewards’ purse, it was found that the purse was lined with aluminum foil. The two were arrested and transported to police headquarters.

Nov. 29

DWI

Allen Leith, 39, of Walden Avenue, Alden was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over for driving erratically. The offender stated that he was going to his brother in law’s house somewhere west of the current location. The officer asked the offender to state the alphabet from E to T and count back from 65 to 54 and the offender could do neither. The offender submitted an alcohol sensor test, which came back positive for the presence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest based on his driving habits, signs of intoxication, and performance on the field sobriety rests.

Criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated DWI

Frank Barajas, 52, of Federal Avenue, Cheektowaga was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon.

According to a police report, an employee of Noco Express Shop, 4590 Genesee Street called 911 to report that the offender was very unsteady and intoxicated while walking to his vehicle, after attempting to buy beer. The officer located the vehicle, which was driving 55 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer also detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. The offender stated that he had two beers at home and went to the mini mart to get a 40 oz beer. The officer observed an open 40 oz beer in the front seat. The offender’s eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred. The officer initiated a field sobriety test, which he failed. The offender agreed to give a breath sample, which indicated .23 percent BAC. He was also in possession of a spring-loaded switchblade knife.

Nov. 30

DWI

Thomas Bieler, 31, of Doyle Court, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, officers responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a fire hydrant with people walking away. Although the offender stated that his friend “Tom” was driving, the offender was heard on camera stating that he shouldn’t of drove and that he couldn’t believe that he hit a fire hydrant. The offender performed several sobriety tests, which he failed. The offender was placed under arrest based on video evidence, involvement in an accident, signs of intoxications, and performance on the sobriety tests.

Dec. 1

Kevin Setlock, 20, of Monroe Avenue, Hamburg, and Christian Greaves, 19, of Seneca Street, West Seneca were arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, the offenders were pulled over for a plate lamp violation. The vehicles front headlight and driver side door were also heavily damaged. After a search of the vehicle, the officer found marijuana in the center console of the vehicle and a marijuana pipe was also found in one of the offender’s pockets.

Dec. 2.

Petit larceny

Peter Christopher, 40, of Allegany Street, Buffalo and Allan Ruth, 44, of Manhasset Street, West Seneca were arrest for petit larceny.

According to a police report, officers were on a search for two shoplifters who had stolen merchandise from Macy’s. One of the offenders was found holding the merchandise in the car when police arrived. The Macy’s employee stated that the offender selected merchandise then passed all points of purchase without paying for the item. Ruth then waited for the offender outside the front entrance of the store. They were arrested and taken to police headquarters for booking.




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