Cheektowaga police blotter, April 28 to May 1
Police arrested Randy K. Wilmet, 35, of Cheektowaga Saturday for second-degree harassment.
Officers on patrol were dispatched at 11 p.m. to a Meadow Place address for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke to Wilmet, who was visibly intoxicated. Officers advised him to stop making noise and go to bed; his girlfriend said she would make sure he complied.
As officers were leaving the apartment, Wilmet’s girlfriend ran out and told officers that the offender was now punching the walls. Officers returned to the apartment and noticed no damage to the walls, but Wilmet’s girlfriend insisted that she felt threatened.
Wilmet was arrested and transported to headquarters, where he was booked without fingerprints or photos until morning due to his high intoxication level and unwillingness to cooperate. Wilmet also urinated in Car No. 7 while being transported, then urinated in the cell in the booking room.
He was held to see the judge in the morning. His girlfriend told officers that Wilmet needs to get into a rehab program for alcohol, but did not request an order of protection.
Officers arrested three juveniles at 7:05 p.m. Saturday after a loss prevention officer at the Walden Galleria Macy’s store reported the three stole clothing by means of wearing it out of the store.
The loss prevention officer attempted to stop the three juveniles but they fled on foot. One was caught and handcuffed to a tree near the store. According to the loss prevention officer, the other two ran south over Walden Avenue, then west over the I-90, crossing all six lanes.
Officers located the two offenders on the west side of the interstate, to which the two juveniles attempted to run away. Both were eventually apprehended and the stolen clothing was recovered. All three offenders were transported back to Macy’s, then to headquarters for booking. All property was held as evidence by the store.
Criminal possession of a controlled substance
As Brandie A. Cieslewicz, 27, of Cheektowaga was under arrest at headquarters for larceny Sunday, a baggie of cocaine was found in the sleeve of her sweatshirt. Cieslewicz was booked on criminal possession of a controlled substance at 4:11 p.m.
The cocaine had an aggregate weight of more than one-eighth of an ounce and was taken as evidence. Cieslewicz was held for arraignment. Her purse and belongings were placed into police property for safekeeping.
Officers on Sunday arrested a juvenile for arson after responding to an Alexander Avenue address for a report of a dumpster on fire.
Upon arrival, police observed the dumpster to be on fire and smoking. They spoke to a witness, who stated that he yelled at the juvenile to get out of the dumpster. A moment after the offender exited the dumpster, it was on fire and smoking.
The witness then pointed out the juvenile offender, who was walking down the street toward the fire to show his friend. Officers stopped the offender and spoke to him, to which he admitted to being in the dumpster and starting a fire with a lighter.
Officers placed the juvenile under arrested and transported him to headquarters for booking. He was released on an appearance ticket to his father, returning to family court on May 7.
The witness signed a deposition regarding the incident. Reporting officers did observe heavy soot and burn damage to the dumpster.
Officers on Monday arrested Jamila E. Davis, 17, of Cheektowaga, following a dispatched call of a shoplifter loading up a bag and starting toward the door at the Dollar General on Union Road.
Upon arrival at 4:24 p.m., officers observed Davis, who matched dispatch’s description of the offender, exiting the store with multiple bags. Police stopped Davis in the parking lot and asked her about the items in her possession. Davis was unable to provide officers with a store receipt for the merchandise, so officers and the offender walked back into the store and were met by the Dollar General manager.
The manager stated that Davis concealed items in her large purse, but did pay for the items in the Dollar General shopping bags. Officers located toiletries in the offender’s purse, to which Davis said she had planned on returning to the store to pay for them.
Davis was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters for booking, and released on an appearance ticket to her grandmother. The Dollar General manager signed an information complaint at the store and retained all of the stolen merchandise.
Officers arrested Michael L. Heiser, 33, of Cheektowaga at 4:18 p.m. Monday after responding to Monro Brakes and Tires for a report of criminal mischief.
Officer’s spoke to the store’s manager, who stated that Heiser entered the shop and was very irate because his mother’s vehicle did not pass inspection. The manager asked the offender to leave, to which Heiser slapped displays off the counter, damaging one.
The plastic display Heiser damaged cost $75. The offender left the scene and was arrested at his Carefree Lane residence. He was transported to headquarters, processed, and given an appearance ticket for May 14. The Monro Brakes and Tires manager was advised.
Officers on Tuesday arrested Jeremy Carney, 24, of Cheektowaga, after an officer observed the offender immediately change the direction he was walking in after seeing police.
Carney crossed the street and headed north on Union Road. Information was broadcasted to other officers to attempt to locate Carney after the officer temporarily lost sight of the offender.
Officers located Carney in the parking lot of Otto’s Restaurant. He was wearing a black hoodie, dark baseball cap pulled down low, a black back pack, and a black bandana tied around his neck to be pulled up over his face.
Carney refused to talk to officers. Because of the recent graffiti in the area, Carney initially refused to identify himself and refused to explain why he was dressed the way he was. Upon a pat down, officers located a black magic marker, which was partially sticking out of Carney’s front pocket. Officers also retried a hammer and silver Sharpie from the offender’s backpack.
There have been six separate cases involving graffiti made with a silver and black marker, all within the area in which Carney was located. Carney refused to explain his possession of the markers and hammer.
Carney was arrested, transported to headquarters, and held for court. The items he carried were logged and stored as evidence.
He was in possession of a note that read, “Niagara 74 Franklin St. BPD. Police here, police there. There’s no difference. **** them everywhere.”