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Town of Niagara Police Blotter May 10-16

by jmaloni
Thu, May 20th 2010 09:00 am

The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between May 10 and 16. During that week, 121 incidents were investigated. 

Monday, May 10

  • Patrol did property checks requested by residents on Packard Road and Saunders Settlement Road.
  • Patrol interviewed an Expressway Village resident regarding her ex-boyfriend moving out and refusing to return his key.

Tuesday, May 11

  • While on routine patrol the previous two nights, officer noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked outside a business in the 5100 block of Lockport Road, but found nothing suspicious. Noticing it again today outside the business and later occupied by three males at Lockport and Hyde Park Boulevard, the officer made a traffic stop and found about 40 catalytic converters and several radiators and a saw in the vehicle. Driver admitted he was driving without a license and that the parts were taken from a junkyard across the street from where he had been parked. Property was valued at $8,000 to $10,000. The men were turned over to Niagara Falls Police for questioning and all were charged with felony counts of criminal possession of stolen property.
  • A business in the 7600 block of Third Avenue reported that a man called to order $301 of merchandise. A credit card check revealed that the card had a security watch on it and the business was advised to contact police.
  • Patrol responded to the 3000 block of Petroleum Avenue on a juvenile problem. A man reported that his 12-year-old daughter was mad because her parents would not allow her to have a new Blackberry cell phone due to her refusal to do chores around the house.

Wednesday, May 12

  • A car/deer accident was reported on Porter Road. Complainant was gone on patrol's arrival, and no deer carcass was found.
  • A complainant in the 1100 block of West Creek Drive reported that a neighbor's dog from the 1800 block of Tuscarora Road runs into his yard and barks at him and his wife.
  • A man requested patrol to stand by while he retrieved his clothing from a residence on Nathan Drive in Sabre Park. The wife was on location.

Thursday, May 13

  • Patrols checked reckless driving complaints on Lockport Road and on Grauer Road.
  • Patrol checked the 3000 on a report of a dog running loose. Dog gone on arrival.

Friday, May 14

  • A woman backing out of a driveway on Blank Road backing her vehicle down the roadway reported that heavy rainfall obscured her vision, causing her to strike a parked car, forcing it onto a landscaping rock that became lodged under the undercarriage.
  • Patrols responded to domestic disputes in the 6100 block of Grauer Road and the 6700 block of Woodside Place.
  • An Expressway Village complainant said neighbors were using hammers, making it difficult for him to sleep. Neighbors were contacted and agreed to cease the noise.

Saturday, May 15

  • Patrol responded to residential alarms in the 2900 block of Military Road and on Spina Drive in Sabre Park. Both were false alarms, accidentally set off by the residents.
  • A resident of the 3000 block of Rhode Island Avenue complained that a neighbor's dog was running loose and the girl who retrieved the animal struck his own dog in the head. A 21-year-old man was issued an appearance ticket for violation of local law.
  • Patrol responded to the 10400 block of Lockport Road on a report of someone shooting a paintball at a residence. A suspect had left the area.

Sunday, May 16

  • Niagara Falls Police reported shots fired at 18th Street and Michigan Avenue, which turned out to be a homicide. Patrol assisted in search of the area for a dark Jeep.
  • While investigating a two-vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Military Road, patrol discovered that a passenger in one of the vehicles had an active bench warrant and took the 25-year-old Depew man into custody.
  • Patrol received a report of a dog running in traffic at Military and Lockport roads. The area was checked but no dog was found.

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