Saturday, September 26, 2009


Employees of the Co-op Food Store spotted a 28-year-old female shopper in the store taking bottles of Twisted Tea, Hard Iced Tea and Mike's Hard Lemonade into the bathroom. Once in the bathroom, the subject allegedly consumed three bottles of these alcoholic beverages, one cookie and one butter croissant. She was stopped after leaving the building and shopkeepers discovered two of the remaining bottles of alcohol in the subject's purse. According to Hanover Police, the subject was cooperative at times, but also became belligerent. There is no indication whether or not this suspect was inspired by a similar recent theft at Go Go Mart.

Police responded to a call from workers at the Hanover Co-op Food Store that reported a shoplifting at the store. Workers observed a 15 year old attempt to hide a Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cream bar and a pack of Trojan ENZ condoms in his clothing. Workers stopped him at the door when he tried to leave the store and he was placed under juvenile arrest when the police arrived.

An officer on patrol observed two young men walking through a nursing home parking lot. The pair split up and the officer pursued one of the males. After being questioned by a policeman, the Dartmouth student told the officer that he and his friend were playing hide-and-seek. The officer told them to stay away from private residences in order to avoid complaints.

Dartmouth Safety and Security reported to Hanover Police that a man had repeatedly feigned drowning to entice lifeguards, usually female Dartmouth students, to swim out to him and discover that he was not wearing any clothing. After detaining 28-year-old Luis Hurtado of Miami, Fla., Hanover Police learned that Hurtado had overstayed his welcome in the United States and turned him in to Border Patrol.

Hanover Police observed a college-aged male riding a female's child-sized purple mountain bike down the sidewalk. Officers asked the 21-year-old whose bike he was riding and the subject claimed that it was his. Upon inspection of the bike, the officers did not find a serial number or any stickers on the bike and determined that they could not dispute the rider's claim that he was the rightful owner.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

New York

Harassment was reported by an Amherst resident, who complained that prostitutes were being sent to his house.

A Benson Avenue resident reported that he has received multiple phone calls from an unknown person claiming to be Satan. The caller repeats everything the complainant says and makes vulgar comments.

Someone broke into an apartment on Pacecrest Court and stole a multicolored disco ball light from a dresser drawer. Owner needed the ball for a dance that night.

A Bucyrus Drive resident reported she has a tree house at the edge of her property and she thinks someone is living in it.

Depew fire and police officials responded around 4:45 a.m. June 6 to a fire on Penora Street. Flames in a dryer were extinguished by the time officials arrived, but smoke remained in the basement. Upon investigation, the resident was advised about the dangers of the four inches of lint found in the dryer’s screen.

East Aurora
A Boies Road homeowner told police he hired a subject to remodel his residence. After being away all day, the victim said he came home and his children told him items were missing from the home. The subject admitted to hiring “known burglars and drug dealers.”


A Williamsville resident requested assistance with his dog, which had passed away. Police responded and found the dog was actually still alive. It was taken to a vet.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Theft. Two goats were stolen from their pen at a home on the 4700 block of 165th Avenue NE. They were later found on top of Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road.

Burglary. A family returned home on the 700 block of 115th Avenue NE. after being out of town and discovered someone had entered the home through an unlocked window and consumed food that was in the home. The empty food containers were located in the recycle bin. No other items were missing.

Burglary. Near the 1400 block of Kingswood Lane, officers responded to a report that somebody had entered an unlocked vehicle in the driveway and used the garage remote to open the garage door. Once inside the garage they stole a cell phone out of another unlocked car. However the cell phone was locked.

Assault. A sprinkler company employee, working on the irrigation system at the McDonald's on the 4400 block of Lyndale Avenue N., moved a bicycle off a bike rack to get at a sprinkler valve and was punched in the face by the bicycle's owner. The suspect said he thought the contractor was trying to steal his bike.

Indecent exposure. A woman called police to report that as she was driving past a man on 6th Avenue and Vicksburg Lane, he pulled down his shorts and exposed himself. The woman stated she was unsure if it was intentional. The man said he had been running and had adjusted his clothing, but didn't think he had exposed himself.

Road hazard. Officers responded to the intersection of W. 126th Street and S. Lynn Avenue on a report of two black labs in the roadway eating road kill. All animals dead or alive were gone on arrival.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brigham Young University

Suspicious behavior. June 5: An adult male dressed in black was reported running through the quad and hiding behind dumpsters at Wymount Terrace. The man ran through the quad, dropped to his belly and army-crawled, then got back to his feet and continued running. He ran past a woman and said “Good morning” before jumping in a car and speeding off. June 6: An adult male dressed all in black was seen acting “stealthy and ninja-like” near Taylor Hall.

Disorderly conduct. A female student reported that someone was tapping at her window at John Hall in Helaman Halls Sept. 3 and she saw a mannequin head on a pole. There were 15 people in the area with two heads on poles. The case is closed and there are no suspects.

Civil dispute. A conflict, due to a failure to communicate and talk problems out, was reported between two 18-year-old female students living in M. Smith Hall in Heritage Halls. The roommates have been arguing over apartment chores and accusing one another of destroying each other’s food. Profanity and some hair pulling was involved. This has been turned over to the housing office for a resolution.

Vandalism. A Student residing in the fourth floor W-Hall of DT left his room to go to church Nov. 23. Between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. unknown individuals left a wild duck in a bucket of water in his room. Attached to the anonymous duck was a note that read “Please feed Moses at least three times daily and give him fresh water. We named him Moses after the prophet because he likes to escape out of Egypt, if you know what I mean. He really likes people.” While the duck had been locked in, it had messed in the room. The cost of clean up was $30 and the duck was released back to nature.

Firearms. Someone reported seeing a man in the stadium with a rifle. The police responded and found out it was a grounds employee sent to eliminate pigeons with a pellet gun. Officers stopped him. The man was not able to shoot any pigeons.

Suspicious activity. A female student contacted police after being asked personal questions by a male student on Brigham’s Square. The questions alarmed the female, but police determined the questions were not in violation of any laws, but were “more in depth” than most people are used to when they first meet another.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Hanover Police responded to a call from Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity where an arm-wrestling bout ended in a traumatic injury. An individual suffered a broken arm and was transported away by ambulance.

The mother of a 15-year-old girl called Hanover Police to report that her daughter might have been presented information about gang-related activity. In reality, the girl had received an e-mail advising against flashing one's headlights at an oncoming car without its headlights on because if the car belongs to a new gang member, he or she would be required to turn around and kill the individual who flashed his or her lights. Hanover Police concluded that this was unrelated to gang activity, but rather urban legend.

An 89-year-old woman living in the Kendal retirement community called Hanover Police to report that her 1997 white Subaru Impreza had been smashed and its hood pried open. Police arrived at the scene to find that the vehicle had not in fact incurred any damage. Officers learned that the woman had not driven her car recently and, as a result, the Subaru would not start. The elderly woman had merely assumed that vandalism had caused her car's troubles since she had heard that someone had broken into the car next to hers and stolen 35 cents.

Hanover Police arrested a Vermont resident on a warrant for theft issued in January. After having his windshield wipers stolen, the 42-year-old male procured new wipers by removing a pair from another car in the Hanover municipal parking lot. In an attempt to cover up the act, he proceeded to switch the wipers of a random selection of cars. With the help of surveillance video, police were able to identify the individual, but because he does not speak English they were forced to wait to bring him in. After police found a translator at a local high school, the suspect was brought in and charged with Class A misdemeanor theft and will likely be subject to a fine.

Police responded to a reported fight at Thayer Dining Hall. Upon investigation, the police discovered that two male students who had been wrestling over a grilled cheese sandwich. Neither party was intoxicated, or arrested.

Hanover Police arrived on scene responding to a call from a woman saying that a crow had been on Rope Ferry Road performing somersaults for several hours. Upon investigation, police found "no sign of a weird crow."

Sunday, June 7, 2009