Cheektowaga Police blotter, May 4 to 8
Officers arrested Ronald F. Depczynski, 46, of Colesville, after responding to a shoplifting call on Friday.
Officers arrived at the Thruway Plaza Home Depot after receiving a report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the store’s loss prevention officer, who stated that he observed Depczynski select three saw blades and conceal them inside his coat.
Depczynski passed all points of purchase without paying for the property, which was eventually recovered by the loss prevention officer. Depczynski was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, booked, and charged. He was held to see the judge.
Unlawful possession of marijuana
Police arrested Keante Jones, 20, and Corey A. Carter, 19, both of Buffalo, for marijuana possession at 5:12 p.m. Friday.
Officers stopped the vehicle in which Jones and Carter were traveling in after they noticed pine tree air fresheners hanging from the mirror, which is a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped at Doat Street at Alexander Avenue. While waiting for Jones’ drivers license and vehicle information, officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officers also observed loose marijuana lying in plain view on Carter’s lap.
Both men were asked to exit the vehicle and were taken into custody. As officers searched the rest of the vehicle, they located loose marijuana throughout it. Both Jones and Carter were transported to headquarters and the vehicle was towed by Kwitzers.
Officers at 3:41 a.m. Sunday arrested Jacob M. Berst, 20, of Depew, after his vehicle was stopped and he failed several field sobriety tests.
Officers were traveling east on the 33 behind Berst’s vehicle, which entered the off ramp to the 90 westbound and crossed the log line to the left, almost striking the barrier and then crossing the fog line to the right. The vehicle was stopped on the 90 westbound before the Genesee Street Bridge.
Berst immediately showed signs of intoxication and submitted to field sobriety tests, including the horizontal gaze, the walk and turn, and the one leg stand. The odor of alcohol on his breath was strong, his walking swayed, speech slurred, and eyes glassy. An alcohol sensor read .19 percent. He failed all field sobriety tests.
Berst was arrested and transported to headquarters, where he was released after booking. His vehicle was inventoried and towed by Davron.
Officers at 3:31 p.m. Sunday arrested Tanesha L. Conner, 16, and Kindra L. Jackson, 20, both of Buffalo, after Conner lied about her name and date of birth following an arrest for shoplifting at the Walden Avenue K-Mart store.
When officers arrived at the K-Mart, they spoke to the store’s loss prevention officer, who stated that the offenders selected and concealed clothing in a purse before passing all points of purchase without making any attempt to pay. They subsequently placed Conner and Jackson under arrest for petit larceny.
Prior to the arrest, officers asked both females for their names and dates of birth, to which Conner gave the name of Destiny L. Conner and date of birth of Oct. 24, 1993. On the way back to the police station, Conner stated that she lied about her name and date of birth because she was afraid.
Conner was additionally charged with criminal impersonation second degree. Conner and Jackson were both transported to headquarters, where they were booked and released. Conner was released to a parent pending proper identification.
Officers arrested Jeremiah H. Ali and Lashari K. Steele, both 19, of Buffalo, at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday for shoplifting.
Officers responded to a call from the Thruway Plaza Tops Supermarket’s manager, who stated that Ali and Steele selected groceries, put them in their shopping cart, and exited the store without paying. Ali and Steele were arrested, transported to headquarters, booked, charged, and held. All merchandise was recovered.