Cheektowaga Police blotter, May 25 to 29
Unlawful possession of marijuana
Police on Friday arrested Brian J. Hodges, 18, and Zachary J. Gorse, 17, both of West Seneca after their vehicle was stopped and a bag of marijuana was in plain view.
Officers stopped the vehicle in which the two men were traveling at 2:10 a.m. at Walden Avenue and Benbro Drive for several vehicle and traffic violations. In plain view, an officer noticed a bag containing marijuana sticking out of the rear of the passenger side of the front seat, directly in front of Hodges.
Hodges stated that the marijuana belonged to him. Gorse, who was sitting in the middle rear passenger seat, admitted that he had marijuana in his pocket. Both men were arrested and transported to headquarters, where they were released on appearance tickets. The marijuana was logged and placed in the drug safe.
Officers arrested Kathy G. Menth, 57, of Cheektowaga, after an employee witnessed her shoplifting from the Walden Galleria JC Penney.
Menth, an employee of the JC Penney store, reportedly received a gift card from an unknown customer that was supposed to be voided out. However, she did not void out the gift card, which was worth $60.76, and instead spent it at the Eastern Hills Mall JC Penney store.
Menth was taken into custody, processed, and released on an appearance ticket.
Information: Animal bite
Officers responded to a Genesee Street address for a disturbance, possibly involving a dog attacking a person. Upon arrival, they located the complainant, who reported that she was leaving her apartment to take her dog for a walk when a dog from another apartment went after her dog.
The dog attacked the complainant’s dog, leaving a full mouth bite on the animal. The complainant, who had attempted to get the dog to release her own during the scuffle, sustained mild bite injuries to her left hand and knee. Her own dog did not appear to be injured.
Officers spoke to the owner of the dog that attacked, who said that a small child opened the door and the dog dashed out of the apartment. The owner of the attacking dog said that she didn’t believe her dog bit the complainant. She had no documentation on hand regarding licensing and rabies vaccinations.
Rural Metro Ambulance responded and evaluated the bite. The complainant will seek medical attention on her own.
Animal Control was contacted and responded to the scene. The investigation was turned over to Animal Control.
Officers on Monday responded to a call from the Thruway Plaza at approximately 2:49 p.m. for a report of shoplifting. They arrested Crystal Moye, 16, of Cheektowaga, after she was witnessed stealing sandals from Wal-Mart.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to loss prevention, who stated that Moyes took off her shoes and proceeded to put them on her feet in the aisle before stuffing another pair into her purse. She passed all points of sale and exited the store before she was confronted by the loss prevention officer.
Moyes was detained at the store until police arrived. She was transported to Cheektowaga Police Headquarters without incident, was booked, and released on an appearance ticket.
Her mother picked her up with proper identification. Moyes’ ID was photo copied and placed into the court paperwork.
Assault third degree
Officers responded to an Alaska Street address at 9:07 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic disturbance. They ultimately arrested Edward J. Dolski, 47, of Cheektowaga, for assaulting a woman in her home.
According to police reports, the woman’s upstairs neighbor called police after Dolski arrived at the apartment and pushed the victim to the ground, kicking her repeatedly. Officers observed the female victim having a bloody mouth, swollen face, and cuts on her arms.
Although Dolski was not on site upon police arrival, Sgt. Frank located him in front of a Median Street address. Dolski was arrested, transported to headquarters, booked, and held to see the judge.
The victim wishes to press charges against Dolski and would like a refrain from order of protection against him.
Officers responded to a report of shoplifting from the Walden Avenue K-Mart and arrested James Gates, 55, of Buffalo.
According to reports, a loss prevention officer for the K-Mart store saw Gates select and conceal clothing in his bag before exiting the store without paying.
Gates was arrested, transported to headquarters, booked, charged, and held to see the judge.
The property was recovered in good condition.