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Amherst Police Arrest Dyson Vacuum Thief

Amherst Police Arrest Dyson Vacuum Thief

Because of tips from the public and information received from Lancaster Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff's Office, detectives were able to identify the suspect who stole over $1700 worth of merchandise including numerous Dyson Vacuum cleaners.   The crime was featured on the Amherst Police and several media Facebook Pages.

Detectives have arrested Chuck Echevarria, age 45 who was already in custody on unrelated charges. 

Three Man Arrested and Charged with a String of Burglaries

Amherst Police Detectives have charged three Cheektowaga men suspected of twelve burglaries in the Town of Amherst and the Village of Williamsville and at least twenty five or more in the towns of Akron, Alden, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Newstead, and West Seneca.

Kevin Zimmerman 23,  Jeffrey Zimmerman 29, and Alfred Tatman 26 all of Ellen Dr. in Cheektowaga have all been charged with burglary and related charges. The crime spree began in October of last year.  

 

Traffic Infraction Leads to Misdemeanor Charges for an East Amherst Man

Traffic Infraction Leads to Misdemeanor Charges for an East Amherst Man

Michael J. Codelia Sr., age 46, of Berwick Lane, was arrested by Amherst Police Detective Edward Solak for failing to signal a lane change and suspended driver’s license.

Stolen tools and property from two unrelated victims were recovered inside his vehicle.  Both victims reported that the items recovered were inside their box utilities trailers when they were stolen. 

Suspect Who Slashed Two Loss Prevention Officers Arrested in Syracuse

Suspect Who Slashed Two Loss Prevention Officers Arrested in Syracuse

On Decebmer 4th in cooperation with the Amherst Police the Syracuse City Police Department picked up and held Dardrequez L. Haynes in the attack on two loss prevention officers at the Boulevard Mall on Sunday November 4, 2012   Haynes who is 24 years old is from the Syracuse area.

Hayes was returned to Amherst last night where detectives arrested and charged Haynes with Robbery 1st degree, two counts of Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree and Petit Larceny.  

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

The Amherst Police Department released a list of tips to keep in mind all year long and especially during the holidays.

Police Shut Down a Marijuana Grow Operation in an Amherst Home

The Amherst Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant Thursday on a Buckeye Road home, Shutting down a sophisticated, moderate-sized marijuana grow operation. 

The homeowner, Bobby J. Paquette, age 31, and his girlfriend Kathryn Kempisty, age 22, were arrested and charged with felony possession of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana. 

 

Looking for Suspect Who Stole Money from Locker Rooms

The Amherst Police are looking for the suspect who stole nearly $800 from lockers rooms at the Northtown Recreation Center on Amherst Manor Drive on 11/29/2012 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  The suspect entered restricted locker rooms and stole money from wallets.

A person of interest shown in security footage is described as 50-60 years of age, wearing glasses, a blue jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers and a white baseball style cap with a logo on the front.

If you recognize this person of interest, or have any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1364 or email to:  tips@apdny.org.