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Town of Cheektowaga police blotter

Jan. 27

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Glenn Washington, 19, of Linwood Avenue, Buffalo was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the Residence Inn for a reported disturbance of twenty people partying in a room and smoking marijuana. When officers arrived they found a vehicle trying to leave the parking lot. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the lot of the Residence Inn to identify the occupants. As the officer approached the driver’s side window, an open bottle of Hennessy was observed in the center console. As the officer was speaking to the offender, the offender was discreetly trying to dump out the contents of the bottle. The officer advised the offender to stop dumping the bottle out. As the offender went into the center console to retrieve his license, a bag containing five smaller bags of marijuana was sitting in plain view for the officer to see. The officer had the offender exit the vehicle. The offender stated that the marijuana belonged to him. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. He was booked on his charges and released on an appearance ticket.

DWI

Keshia Dillard, 44, of Preston Road, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, an officer was running radar on the Kensington Expressway from Eggert Road when a vehicle passed him doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer observed the offender drift onto the shoulder of the road several times until it stopped at the intersection of East Delavan. After the officers activated lights and sirens, the officer approached the vehicle and the offender was seated in the driver’s seat and the vehicle was running. The officer asked the offender for her license, registration, and insurances card. The officer noticed a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the offender’s breath when she was speaking to the officer. The officer also noticed the offender’s glassy eyes. The offender told the officer that she had a few beers and was going home to Preston Road. The officer had the offender submit to an alco sensor test, which came back positive for the presence of alcohol. The officer also had the offender exit the vehicle and perform several sobriety tests of which she failed. She was placed under arrest based on her driving habits, signs of intoxication, and her performance on the sobriety tests.

Petit larceny

Amanda Snyder, 29, of Forrestal Lane, West Seneca was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee of Kmart stated that the offender selected merchandise and concealed it in her purse. The offender was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Jan. 26

DWI

Robert Nesbitt, 34, of Grider Street, Buffalo was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having a passenger side brake light out. While speaking to the offender, the officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage. The officer asked the offender if he had been drinking and offender denied having consumed any alcoholic beverages. The officer asked the offender where he was coming from and the offender stated that he was at a girlfriend’s house. The offender stated that his girlfriend had been drinking in the vehicle and that’s why it smelled of an alcoholic beverage. The offender stated that he was on his way to Louie’s Restaurant to pick up some food. The offender then performed several sobriety tests of which he failed. He was transported to police headquarters and booked on his charges.

DWI

Ronnie Sanders, 1963 of Garden Village Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for DWI.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for driving erratically. The vehicle crossed the white dashed stripes on the pavements three times, with both passenger tires crossing over. The vehicle also had an air freshener hanging from it. The officer initiated a traffic stop and detected signs of intoxication. The offender stated that he was coming home from his brother’s house and had one draft beer two hours ago. The officer had the offender perform several sobriety tests, which he failed.

Jan. 25

Criminal impersonation

Nickalaus Reed, 24, of Benzinger Street, Buffalo was arrested for criminal impersonation.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for having a yellow pine tree air freshener hanging from the mirror, thus obstructing the driver’s view. The offender stated that he did not have a driver’s license. The officer had the offender exit the vehicle and placed him in the back of the police car to attempt to ascertain the offender’s name. The officer informed the offender of the consequences of lying about his name and date of birth to a police officer. The offender stated that he understood and then stated that his name was “Nathaniel M. Reed, DOB July 23, 1987.” The officer found a male with that name but the picture of that male did not match the offender. The officer asked the subject who was still in the vehicle what the offender’s date of birth was. After obtaining that information, the officer confronted the offender. The offender eventually stated to the officer that he lied about his name and birth because his license was suspended. The offender stated that he gave his brother’s name. The offender was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters. While searching the vehicle, the officer found a a controlled substance. The pill was in a cigarette packet on the drivers seat. The officer also found two hypodermic needles hidden under the drive shaft on the drivers seat. While searching the offender after the arrest, the offender had a baggie of marijuana in his back left pants pocket.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Steven Yeates, 42, of Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for a traffic violation. While asking for the offender’s identification, the officer noticed that the offender was bleeding from his left hand from a fresh cut,that appeared to have been from the offender’s furtive movements. At that time, the officer asked the offender to exit the vehicle to conduct a pat frisk of the offender for weapons. During the course of the pat frisk, the officer felt a sharp object near the offender’s left ankle. Upon checking that area, the officer located a broken glass crack pipe. The offender was taken into custody and the vehicle was towed.

Jan. 24

Unlawful possession of marijuana

Andrew Kress, 23, of Crosby Avenue, Kenmore was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to a police report, a vehicle was pulled over for having no inspection sticker. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The offender was speaking very fast and appeared to be nervous. The officer performed a pat frisk for weapons of the offender. The officer felt a ball like object inside offender’s front right pants pocket. The officer asked the offender what the object was. The offender replied, “It is tin, only tin foil.” The object was a ball of tin foil with marijuana inside. The offender was arrested and transported to police headquarters for booking.

Jan. 23

Criminal possession of a weapon

Matthew Arquette, 19, of Seabert Avenue, Depew was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for crossing the double yellow lines. A NYSDMV check showed that the offender’s license was suspended out of the Village of Depew for failure to pay a ticket. The offender was placed under arrest and placed in the back of the police car. While performing a vehicle inventory, the officer located a switchblade inside of the center armrest. A marijuana pipe was also located inside the glove box.

Jan. 22

Petit larceny

Kevin Hunt, 25, of Brunswick BD, Buffalo was arrested for petit larceny.

According to a police report, an employee of JC Penney’s stated that he observed the offender in the store selecting merchandise and carried it into the dressing room. The offender then concealed the merchandise in his back pack . The offender then exited the store, making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. The employee then apprehended the offender. After a search of the offender, the officer found a sandwich bag containing marijuana. The offender was transported to police headquarters and booked on his charges.

Jan. 21

DWI

Jason Dudziak, 28, of Losson Road, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, an officer saw a vehicle running with the headlights on in the parking lot of Ying’s Bar. The offender was behind the vehicle vomiting. The officer checked the offender’s welfare and he stated that he was okay. The offender stated that the vehicle belonged to his brother and that the offender was going to get a cab home or get a ride from the bartender. The officer advised the offender that he was visibly intoxicated and that he should lock up the vehicle and go back into the bar to call a cab. A few minutes later the officer observed the vehicle pull out of Ying’s parking lot and drive northbound on Transit. The offender then drove over the center double lines and crosshatched area between East and Westbound traffic. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the offender continued driving and not pulling to the right. The officer identified the driver as the male vomiting in the parking lot. The officer was walking the offender to the patrol car and the offender stopped walking and pulled his arm away. The officer pushed the offender against the patrol car and the offender was handcuffed with assistance from another officer. The offender was asked if he would cooperate with administration regarding the breath-screening device and field sobriety tests, 6 to 8 times. The offender sat facing forward, avoiding eye contact, and would not say anything. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Driving with .10 percent BAC

Allysa Reidy, 22, of Baywood Drive, Cheektowaga was arrested for driving with a .10 percent BAC.

According to a police report, the offender was pulled over for moving from the outside lane to the center turn lane and then entered back into the outside lane and continued Southbound. The officer noticed that the offender’s eyes appeared to be blood shot and glassy. The offender stated that she had nothing to drink. The officer had the offender exit the vehicle and perform several sobriety tests of which she failed. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.


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