following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to
between Aug. 23 and 31. During that time, 155 calls were received.
block of Saunders Settlement Road, reckless driving. Patrol checked on a report
of a green pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed toward the city.
block of Seneca Parkway, assist fire department. Patrol responded for a carbon
monoxide detector activation.
block of Tuscarora Road, Wildwood Acres, check the situation. Patrol
interviewed a 17-year-old who said her stepfather slapped her. Her mother
reported the girl was being mouthy and disrespectful and was punished for it.
block of East Britton Drive, noise complaint. Investigating a neighbor's
complaint, patrol found a homeowner outside doing yard work. He agreed to stop
for the evening.
block of Liberty Avenue, burglary. Resident woken by barking dog said he found
a window open and a laptop computer missing.
Road, traffic violation. Patrol issued speeding ticket for 52 mph in a 35 mph
and Witmer roads, driving while intoxicated. Patrol noticed strong odor of
alcohol on the breath of a 29-year-old Niagara Falls woman who had rear-ended a
stopped vehicle. Alcohol sensor showed a reading of .197 percent; later breath
test at state police station was .15 percent.
block of Military Road, suspicious persons. Patrol responded to parking lot for
youths skateboarding and being loud. Negative results.
block of Greenview Road, larceny. Victim stated that someone stole an LED light
during the night.
Road, property-damage accident. Driver distracted by a spider in the car, which
caused her to lose control of the vehicle and drive into a ditch, striking a
Drive, Sabre Park, suspicious person. Patrol received a report of a man wearing
a towel on his head and gloves standing on the corner. No one found.
block of Military Road, civil matter. Patrol helped state Tax and Finance
Department deal with a belligerent man during a business seizure at the mall.
block of Military Road, vandalism. Resident reported someone damaged her garage
door and requested frequent patrols.
Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, attempt to locate. Niagara Falls Police
Department did not have a car available. Patrol dispatched on a report of an
intoxicated male who had fallen off his motorcycle. Witness stated man got back
on the motorcycle and left. Sheriff's Department found the man on 98th Street.
block of Juron Avenue, EMS call. Patrol received a report of an elderly woman
who fell and suffered a laceration to her abdomen. Rural Metro transported her
to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
block of A Street, Cayuga Village, burglary. Victims stated that while they
were at the Brooks and Dunn concert, someone entered their trailer after
throwing a cinderblock through a door window and took jewelry, coins, tools and
equipment valued at approximately $9,000.
block of Porter Road, burglary. Patrol unable to make contact with complainant
at his apartment.
block of Military Road, robbery. Man reported being approached by two males in
the mall parking lot who wanted to sell him an iPad. When he started to open
the box to be sure the item was inside, one of the men brought out a knife and
demanded his money. They took $400 in Canadian currency and ran. The box
contained rolled up newspaper.
block of Porter Road, recovered property. Woman found a red mountain bike in
the field behind her residence. Bike secured in police department garage.
block of Military Road. Complainant states his car may have been scratched
while parked in grocery store lot and he needed a police report to view
block of Apple Court, suspicious person. Resident reports seeing a man inside
her vehicle. After she yelled, he walked away towards Packard Road. Patrol
arrived at Beechwood Circle and found an unoccupied van with its door ajar,
then heard someone running through the woods back towards Apple Court.
Additional units requested, but man not found.
block of Military Road, larceny. A Grand Island man reported that while
shopping inside one mall store, he put a white bag containing clothing he had
purchased for $85 at another store on the floor and when he turned around it
was gone. Security footage showed a man about 50 years old with gray hair and
wearing gray shorts and a dark shirt entering the store with no bag and leaving
carrying a white bag.
block of Colonial Drive, animal accident. Resident reported family dog struck
by a motorist and gave patrol vehicle plate number. Patrol interviewed driver
who said she did remember hearing a noise of something striking her vehicle,
but had no idea she had struck a dog.
block of Elsa Place, burglary. Homeowner reported a man locked inside his
backyard shed. The resident said he had noticed his television pulled from its
wall mount and left hanging by its security latches and cartons of cigarettes
and a bottle of liquor stolen. The liquor and cigarettes were found inside the
shed with the 21-year-old John Street man, who was arrested.
block of John Street, recovered property. Patrol recovered a watch from the above
arrested man's stepfather, who said although his stepson is unemployed, he gave
him the watch as a gift. Stepfather said he went online and found the watch
appears to be worth $5,000.
block of Rhode Island Avenue, mental health call. Mother/son domestic. Neither
party cooperative. Mental health hotline recommended transporting son to
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.