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Cheektowaga man calls police to complain about drug dealer, gets arrested

BY: Metro Source Staff | January 29, 2013

A Cheektowaga man was arrested Saturday, Jan. 26 after he called the police department to complain about his drug dealer.

Timothy Hitchcock, 53, of Ivanhoe Road, Cheektowaga was arrested on several charges including resisting arrest.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a location for a complaint of larceny. The offender who called dispatch stated that he paid $50 for a bag of marijuana and that his drug dealer sold him garbage. Officers informed the offender, who appeared to be highly intoxicated, that the officer was not going to entertain the offender’s complaint, as it was illegal activity. The offender then began shouting that he has information on drug dealers and guns. The officer told the offender that he was not interested in the information at this time due to the nature of the offender’s initial complaint. The offender then began walking south, standing on the sidewalk and shouting. The officer instructed the offender to lower his voice and go back into his residence or that the offender would be arrested for disorderly conduct. The offender turned to the officer again and shouted profanities. Several neighbors, who were going in and out of surrounding residences, were alarmed as the offender was causing a disturbance. The officer told the offender that he was under arrest at that time. As the officer approached the offender, the offender began running up the driveway of his residence. The offender reached the door to his residence before the officer was able to apprehend him and the offender slammed the door in the officer’s face. The officer knocked on the door, ordering the offender to open the door. The offender opened the door and refused to exit the dwelling as instructed by the officer. The officer stepped into the doorway to arrest the offender when the offender began slamming the door on the officer. The officer was able to remove the offender from the entry hallway of the residence and took the offender into custody in the driveway after a brief struggle. The offender was transported to police headquarters. During the transport, the offender forcefully struck the divider of the patrol car with his forehead several times. The offender was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

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