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Off Duty Amherst Officer Makes Burglary Arrest

Off Duty Amherst Officer Makes Burglary Arrest

An alert off duty Amherst Police officer is credited with the apprehension of two residential burglary suspects. Officer Corey Brown was off duty when he observed an East Amherst man's pick up truck backed into a driveway along Transit Road near Muegel Rd.  

 

Grocery Store Shoplifter Sought by Amherst Police

Grocery Store Shoplifter Sought by Amherst Police

The Amherst Police are looking for a female shoplifter who pushed out several hundred dollars worth of groceries from area groceries stores on 5/23/13 and 5/24/13.  Police are looking for the identity of the female suspect shown in security photos below.  

 

Credit Cards Stolen from Vehicle Used at Area Stores

The Amherst Police are looking to for two suspects who used stolen credit cards at an area store. The cards along with a purse and several other items were taken from a locked vehicle which was parked in the parking lot of an Amherst athletic club on 5/4/2013. The total loss was over $800.

Amherst PD Looking for Baby Formula Shoplifter

Amherst PD Looking for Baby Formula Shoplifter

The Amherst Police are looking to identify a suspect who stole over $300 worth of baby formula from an Amherst grocery store on 4/7/2013.

The suspect shown in the security photos is a black male and appears to be clean shaven and wearing a grey New York Yankees baseball cap, sunglasses a dark/light striped Polo style shirt and dark pants.

The suspect left the store in a brown colored Oldsmobile Intrigue 4-door with New York State license plates.

If you recognize this person of interest or have any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1342 or email to tips@apdny.org.

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Amherst Police Officers to Target Handicap Parking Violations

Amherst Police Officers to Target Handicap Parking Violations

The Town of Amherst Police Department will be increasing enforcement efforts to target illegally parked vehicles in handicap parking spaces during the month of May.  

The Amherst Police Department recognizes that, amongst other activities, handicap parking spaces allow disabled citizens to go to doctors appointments, pick up medications, shop for groceries, and run other errands without having to walk a far distance from their destination.  While most people take these activities for granted, walking the extra distance may cause unnecessary extra fatigue for a disabled citizen.  The Amherst Police Department further recognizes that the majority of handicap parking permits are issued to citizens with permanent, temporary, or chronic disabilities which include military veterans and the elderly.  

Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

 

For the first time in American history on April 22, 2013, people in 200 cities and 45 states will join and will walk together in solidarity to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children at the inaugural Million March Against Child Abuse. Buffalo will be one of the participating cities.  Child advocate groups, churches, parents, teachers and many other concerned citizens from across Western New York (WNY) will take part in this national event and will converge on Lafayette Square in Downtown Buffalo and March to Niagara Square loudly voicing their collective outrage against child abuse along their route. 

Police Looking for Person of Interest in Credit Card Theft

Police Looking for Person of Interest in Credit Card Theft

The Amherst Police are looking to question a female person of interest about the use of a stolen credit card. The victim reported that some of her credit cards were stolen and used a various stores in the area. A person of interest was captured on security footage from a store on Transit Road.

Person of Interest is a black female, heavy set seen wearing grey pants, black top, red rimmed eyeglasses and an oversize tan purse.

She left the area in a 200-2013 Mazda 3 four-door sedan.