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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.

 

Looking for the Identity of Two Suspects Who Used Stolen Credit Cards

Looking for the Identity of Two Suspects Who Used Stolen Credit Cards

The Amherst Police are looking for two suspects who purchased several items using stolen credit cards. The credit cards were stolen along with a purse on 11/22/2012 from a Niagara Falls Blvd store.

Both suspects are shown in the security footage.

Suspect #1 is described as a white male with a scruffy beard, wearing a black t-shirt, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black baseball style cap and had at least one earring in his left ear.

Suspect #2 is a black male, short hair, wearing eyeglasses, white sweater with dark patterns and a black coat.

Suspects left the area in a light colored full sized sedan.

If you recognize these suspects of have any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1360 or email to: tips@apdny.org.

Two Men Fraudulently Charge $2500 on Business Account at Home Improvement Store

The Amherst Police are looking for two suspects who fraudulently charged over $2500 worth of goods from an Amherst home improvement store on 10/6/2012.     

At around 3:30 pm the two black male suspects made unauthorized purchases on a business account from a Tonawanda construction company.      

The suspects pictured in security images were driving a white Ford box truck, with white over orange colors on the cab of the truck.  The vehicle may have been an old U-Haul truck.     

Amherst Burglary Suspect Arrested After Officer Stopped Taxi Cab

Amherst Burglary Suspect Arrested After Officer Stopped Taxi Cab

On 10/23/12 at approximately 6:04 am Town of Amherst Police Officers responded to Shenanigan’s Bar & Grill, 1009 Niagara Falls Blvd., to investigate a commercial burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival officers observed an open front window and that it appeared entry was gained into the bar. Officers conducted an interior check of the bar and found that the offender damaged the jukebox and stole an unspecified amount of cash. 

While checking the area for the offender Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Michelle Swanick observed a suspicious taxicab driving around in the area of the burglary. Officer Swanick made contact with the cab driver and observed that he had an individual in the vehicle with him. Lt Theodore DiNoto, Officer Corey Brown, and Officer John Rusch responded to assist and after interviewing the individual in the cab there were several noted inconsistencies in his statements including the false name he was providing to officers.  

Suspect Arrested in Larcenies from Gas & Convenience Stores

The Amherst Police Detectives arrested VAUGHN BURDETT age 43 from Buffalo, NY and charged him with larceny.  Burdett who was featured in an Amherst Police Youtube security video was arrested for several larcenies of over $400 worth of lighters at Amherst gas/convenience stations.  

Burdett is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center on unrelated charges.

 

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