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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Jan. 20, 2011

by jmaloni
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 01:00 pm

The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between Jan. 4 and 9.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

•A Street, Cayuga Village, fire. Patrol arrived on scene to find heavy flames coming from the rear of the house. A woman reported her son had firearms in the home. Patrol interviewed the son and later recovered a shotgun and a rifle. Niagara Active Hose, Frontier and Upper Mountain Volunteer fire companies responded to the fire. Red Cross was called to aid residents.

•1400 block of Elderberry Place, fraud. A resident complained that between Dec. 22 and 23 a payroll check for $482 was stolen by an unknown person, either from the mailbox or possibly it had fallen on the ground. Check was cashed on Dec. 27 at a food deli in Niagara Falls.

•Military Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted with a multiple car injury accident, shutting down both northbound lanes of Military Road at Fourth Avenue.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

•5500 block of Divide Road, suspicious incident. A resident reported that, sometime overnight, a window next to the driveway was opened and there were footprints in the snow. She requested frequent checks of the area, because she fears for her safety due to threats made by her ex-husband.

•3100 block of Sadlo Drive, vandalism. A resident complained that someone put sugar in the gas tank of one of his vehicles.

•4500 block of Creekside Parkway, neighbor dispute. A resident complained her neighbor was using her driveway. Patrol advised the neighbor to use his own driveway.

Thursday, Jan. 6

•1900 block of Military Road, burglary. An employee reported that when she arrived at work, she found cash drawers open and the back door pried open. Also some office equipment and a laptop computer were missing and several packages had been opened.

•3000 block of Petroleum Street. A resident complained of ongoing behavior problems with his 13-year-old daughter. Patrol advised he contact Niagara County Family Court for possible assistance through the PINS program.

•6200 block of S. Whitham Drive, check situation. A complainant said his girlfriend just got up off the couch and left. Patrol contacted the woman, who had gone shopping with her sister.

Friday, Jan. 7

•Errick Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted Niagara County Sheriff's Office in setting up a perimeter at Errick Road on a robbery with an alleged abduction of a female by two male suspects, one who had displayed a Taser and the other a handgun with a silencer. Suspects not found.

•7500 block of St. Joseph Road, larceny from vehicle. A complainant said a window in his vehicle was smashed and about $10 cash and about $210 in stereo equipment and CDs were taken. Damage to the window was estimated at $200. Car break-ins also were reported in the 7400 block of Sunnydale Drive, the 7700 block of St. Joseph Road, and the 3200 block of Woodland Avenue ($400 in Canadian cash taken).

•2500 block of Military Road, larceny. Patrol arrested an 18-year-old Porter Road resident for taking four boxes of cold medicine at a business.

•1600 block of Military Road. Patrol issued a parking ticket for a vehicle blocking a handicapped spot at a restaurant.

Saturday, Jan. 8

•Lockport Road, suspicious person. Due to recent car break-ins in the area, patrol stopped an 18-year-old Pierce Avenue, Niagara Falls, man who was walking near Niagara Active Hose fire company at 1:30 a.m. The man said he was walking home, did not have any weapons, but did have some "weed." He was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

•6300 block of S. Whitham Drive, attempted burglary. A complainant said that overnight someone had pulled her side door and frame from its casing.

•Military Road, assist state police. Patrol was backing up New York State Police with a burglary in progress suspect and vehicle that he was following on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The suspect fled the stolen vehicle and ran into the woods and exited into a parking lot. Patrol took the suspect into custody.

Saturday, Jan. 9

•6500 block of Woodside Place, burglary. The complainant stated that he was awakened by his dogs barking, which was unusual. He discovered that someone had thrown a cinder block through his basement window in an apparent attempt to enter his residence. Patrol followed shoe prints in the snow away from the residence, through the backyard, over a fence, to another residence, where they ended next to a set of vehicle tire tracks.

•5000 block of Tindal Lane, check situation. Patrol responded to a report of a burglary in progress. The initial report was two males entering a residence through a window. Further investigation showed a female college student was moving out for the semester and forgot her key.

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