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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.

Amherst Police are Looking to Find the Owners of Recovered Stolen Property

Amherst Police are Looking to Find the Owners of Recovered Stolen Property

The Amherst Police recently arrested the subject Richard A. Donovan Jr. “Richie” (photo below) who was employed as an installer and repairman for a Buffalo area heating and cooling business.  

Lost Credit Card Used at Electronic Gaming Store

Lost Credit Card Used at Electronic Gaming Store

 

The Amherst Police are looking for a person of interest who they want to question about purchases that were made with a stolen credit card.  The victim reported losing her wallet in the parking lot of the University Plaza, a short time later one of her credit cards was used at an electronic gaming store.

      

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

Don’t Let Your St. Patrick’s Day End Tragically

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, The Resource Training Center, provider of the New York State Drinking Driver Program, is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010.  

“Whether you are gathering with friends at the local pub or attending the parade, if alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

Amherst Police Want to Talk to Four Females About Perfume Thefts

Amherst Police Want to Talk to Four Females About Perfume Thefts

The Amherst Police are looking to question four persons of interest in thefts of perfume products from a Niagara Falls Boulevard Store.

The incident that is shown in the security footage occurred on 2/10/2013 around 5:15 pm.  At the time of time of the theft, the suspects may have been driving a white Chevy Impala with Kentucky license plates.  The four black females that are shown in the footage are wanted for questioning in this crime.

If you recognize any of these persons of interest or have any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1385 or email to tips@apdny.org.

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