Town of Niagara Police Blotter for July 29by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between July 12 and 18. During that week 158 incidents were investigated.
Monday, July 12
- A larceny was reported at a local business on Military Road. A 16 year old of Tuscarora Road allegedly stole from the company and store security said he had on two other occasions, too. The merchandise was valued over $85. The shoplifter was arraigned and is subject to Niagara County Jail.
- Patrol responded to a resident of 700 Street block of Cayuga Village who stated she feared for the safety and welfare of a child. The child was said to have been playing with a lighter and a grill. Upon arrival, police interviewed the child and found he had trouble lighting the grill, but got it to work and made himself dinner. The child was complimented on his cooking skills.
- A resident of Cayuga Village contacted patrol over a foul odor. Patrol determined the smell was emanating from a pile of dog feces. The resident was advised to contact management of the property.
Tuesday, July 13
- Patrol advised a driver that he stuck a deer in front of a town park. The driver did not want to file a report, but did advise patrol the deer was still alive. The deer was found off the roadway.
- Patrol responded to a landlord of Manny Drive who reported evicted tenants were trespassing and living on the property. Patrol found a male and female with their children living in a camper in the driveway. The male stated his family was living there until they found another place and were advised they must leave. The landlord took the family to the Wal-Mart parking lot.
- Patrol responded to an unattended 2-year-old standing on North Whitham and Military Road. The mother ran outside moments later carrying the 2-year-old's twin. The mother stated she had been in the bathroom and quickly found the dining room chair that blocked the door to the hallway had been moved and the door was open. The mother was advised to take proper precautions to avoid such situations.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported in the vicinity of Kline and Route 31. The Grand Prix was gone upon arrival.
Wednesday, July 14
- Patrol responded to a local business that reported a larceny. Two picnic tables, estimated at $900, were stolen from the business. No suspects had been found.
- A resident of Royal Park Apartments was advised to retrieve her property and leave the complex. She was asked not to return.
- A resident of the 200 block of Anthony Drive reported an ex-boyfriend stole two dogs and a cell phone. Patrol advised the resident to provide ownership papers for the dogs. An investigation is pending.
Thursday, July 15
- A resident of Cayuga Village complained a neighbor let their dog use his property as a bathroom on numerous occasions. Patrol advised the neighbor and she complied to keep her dog on a leash.
- Patrol responded to a follow up to an assault victim complaint. The victim was highly intoxicated on the day of the assault, and was once again intoxicated. Patrol advised the man no report would be filed unless he was sober.
- A resident of the 500 block of Tuscarora Road reported her unsecured orange BMX style bike had been stolen from her front porch while out of town. The bike is valued at $80. No witnesses or suspects have been reported.
- A resident of the 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue reported his front license plates were lost or stolen.
Friday, July 16
- A resident of the 200 block of Wadsworth Avenue reported her granddaughter stole her two fine jewelry rings. Patrol received paperwork that confirmed the suspect sold the rings in March 2010 to a local jewelry store. A warrant for criminal possession of stolen property is being issued.
- A resident of Grauer Road complained her live-in grandson constantly argues with her. Upon arrival, the resident reported she had 11 beers that day and likes to drink.
Patrol interviewed the grandson who stated both his grandparents drink all day and he was arguing about their drinking problems. No formal complaint was filed.
- Patrol responded to a resident of the 6000 block of North Whitham Drive who received a call from her neighbor. The neighbor reported to the resident her apartment had been broken in to. Nothing was reported missing from the apartment.
Upon interviewing the neighbor, she stated she heard pounding and ignored it until she looked outside and saw the lock hanging from the doorframe.
Saturday, July 17
- Patrol followed up on an investigation involving two 15-year-old girls. One of the girls reported to police that she and her friend had been picked up at a gas station where they agreed to go back to a male's house. The male gave the minors alcoholic beverages and they were intoxicated. One of the minors reported to her sister that the male had allegedly raped her.
Patrol went to the minor's house and asked if she would be willing to undergo a rape evidence kit test since she had not bathed after the incident. A report has been filed against the 23-year-old suspect of Anthony Drive.
- A resident of Rhode Island Avenue reported his Yamaha mini bike had been stolen from the rear bed of his pick-up truck parked in the driveway. The bike is estimated at $300. No suspects were found in the case.
- Patrol responded to a larceny at the Fashion Outlet Mall. The manager of a store reported an employee rang up a transaction of more than $14,000 and pocketed more than $800 in cash. The employee, a 21-year-old of Plaza Drive, admitted to the crime and was charged with 3rd degree grand larceny. The employee was turned over to the Niagara County Jail.
Sunday, July 18
- A resident of the 3000 block of Savannah Street reported her husband was highly intoxicated and made violent threats against himself. The suspect was secured by patrol where he was transported to ECMC voluntarily.
- Patrol responded to a report of a female hitting herself on the intersection of Moyer and Schulz Road. The female was contacted and reported to have been performing a martial arts exercise.
- Police responded to a resident on the 700 block of Cayuga Village. A female complained she wanted her husband to leave the house. Upon arrival, the husband and wife were both intoxicated. The female was advised to start with divorce proceedings, but reported she did not have the funds and just wanted her husband to leave. Patrol has been to the residence numerous times and cleared without incident.