Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter
At 4:54 p.m., the complainant, who is a loss prevention officer for the Walmart Store, located at 4975 Transit Road, observed the subject, Kyle J. Rodriguez, 21, of East Aurora, conceal two knives, a Gerber valued at $54.88 and a Kershaw valued at $14.97, in an attempt to avoid paying for the knives.
The complainant escorted Rodriguez back to the security office and contacted the police. Rodriguez was charged with petit larceny. He was released on $150 cash bail with a scheduled town court date in September.
At 10:44 p.m., patrol responded to Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, for a report of a shoplifter. Security had the subject, Corey A. Kuma, 18, of West Seneca, in custody for stealing one Cobra iRadar, valued at $99.88.
Kuma was turned over to the Lancaster Police Department by Walmart security and he was charged with petit larceny. At the station, Kuma was released on $200 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in town court at the end of September.
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-Arrests
At 12:55 a.m., patrol observed a white Ford Pickup Truck traveling south on Transit Road at 57 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. The vehicle turned west onto Genesee Street and then into the parking lot of Tiffany’s and parked.
Patrol observed the vehicle for a short period of time while waiting for the DMV information to come back and then pulled into the parking lot and approached the driver’s side. The driver side door was ajar and Nagi A. Thabet, 37, of Lackawanna, was seated in the driver’s seat with a bag of a green leafy substance that due to past experience, patrol was able to immediately identify as Catha Edulis (Khat).
Also seated in the back was Adel S. Abdullah, 28, of Lackawanna, on the passenger side and Joenia L. Palmer, 23, of Charlotte, N.C., seated in the center. All parties in the vehicle were immediately taken into custody and during a search subsequent to arrest, a brown powder substance field tested positive to be heroin, was located in Palmer’s purse and ten pills identified to contain hydrocodone were located in the center console.
All three parties were transported to the station and booked on charges. Palmer was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a stimulant; Abdullah was charged with criminal possession of a stimulant; and Thabet was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a stimulant, and a speeding violation.
At 7:58 p.m., patrol responded to Walmart, 4975 Transit Road, for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival patrol spoke to the asset protection employee, who stated the subject, Andres Albelo Jr., 39, of Buffalo, walked past all points of purchase with stereo equipment and outside of the store.
Patrol questioned Albelo who stated, “I did attempt to steal the merchandise and it was a stupid decision.” Patrol placed Albelo into custody and transported him to the station.
He was released on $50 with a scheduled court date in September. The total of property stolen was listed at $296.
A Pond View Court resident stated that at 8:32 p.m. the subject, her son, 16, of Lancaster, became enraged at her and threatened to smash her in the head and damage her car.
The resident said her son’s behavior at home has become extremely disrespectful and also dangerous. The resident said that her son’s action on this date caused her to fear for her safety.
The resident was adamant that the charge of harassment be filed against her son. The son was taken into custody and transported to the station. He is scheduled to appear in town court in September.
Patrol responded at 11 a.m. to a call of smoke coming from a building, located at 6208 Genesee St. Patrol arrived and noticed heavy smoke coming from both peaks, front, and back of the building.
Patrol notified dispatch that it was a working fire. Patrol walked around the building and noticed no doors or windows opened and no signs of forced entry as well.
The Millgrove Fire Department arrived and flames started to come out of the back of the building. The fire department extinguished the fire and the scene was turned over to the detective bureau for further investigation.