Cheektowaga Police blotter, July 9 to 11
Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Police on Monday arrested Jeremy J. Kubicki, 33, of Elma, for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
According to the police report, officers noticed Kubicki driving a vehicle with a view obstructed by an air freshener, so they initiated a traffic stop at Dick Road and Walden Avenue. As the offender was gathering his information, officers noticed two pen stems on the center console, which are commonly used as push rods for narcotic pipes.
After questioning Kubicki, officers noticed crack cocaine in plain view on the driver’s side floor board. Police asked for consent to search the vehicle, to which Kubicki agreed.
Officers also located two straws with white residue on the inside, both testing positive for cocaine. Kubicki was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters, where he was processed, charged, and held to see the judge.
Police on Monday arrested Claira Y. Thompson, 55, of Buffalo, for petit larceny.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to the Walden Avenue Target store to answer a complaint of shoplifting. Upon arrival, a loss prevention officer stated that Thompson selected and concealed infant formula before exiting the store.
Thompson was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed, charged, and held pending arraignment.
After further review, officers learned that Thompson has a criminal history because of an outstanding bench warrant.
Police on Tuesday arrested Gregory E. Cole, 56, of Buffalo, for criminal contempt after Cole harassed his ex-girlfriend.
According to the police report, Cole made several verbal threats to his ex-girlfriend, who is the complainant. The complainant stated that Cole would sit outside her apartment window to harass her.
Cole would leave then come back throughout the day stating that hwas merely visiting a friend. Officers located Cole walking westbound on William Street a few blocks from the victim’s residence.
Cole was placed under arrest for criminal contempt, transported to headquarters, booked, and held overnight for arraignment.
Officers on Wednesday arrested Toriana D. Harris, 16, of Buffalo, for petit larceny after she was observed stealing on a surveillance camera.
According to the police report, Harris was at the Lord and Taylor Store in the Walden Galleria after a loss prevention officer witnessed her selecting and receiving clothing from the store.
The loss prevention officer confronted Harris, retained the stolen items, and detained her in the store loss prevention office. Police responded to the address, was booked, and released on an appearance ticket.