Town of Niagara Police Blotter for March 10, 2011by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between Feb. 22 and March 6. During that time period, police answered 276 calls.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
•2200 block of Military Road, funeral escort. Funeral escort was given to Memorial Park.
•Military Road, ticket. A driver was issued two tickets and arrested for criminal mischief for damaging the park lawn on Young Street.
•2400 block of Military Road, 911 call. A yelling female called 911 on a cell phone. Patrol checked the area, but was unable to locate.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
•4500 block of Creekside Parkway, fraud. The complainant stated that she received phone calls from someone in Jamaica wanting her to send $2,500 in order to receive a $2 million prize. Patrol told her not to contact them back.
•250 block of Manny Drive, suspicious package. A suspicious package was reported at the end of the driveway. Patrol found a can that contained burned out glow sticks.
•Lockport Road, struck animal. A coyote, struck by an vehicle and killed, was moved off the roadway.
•3100 block of Bellreng Drive, larceny. The store security officer stated that the suspect concealed various items, totaling $329.62. A 21-year-old female was arrested.
Thursday, Feb. 24
•6900 block of Joanne Circle, prowler. An elderly female reported hearing noises from her backyard, a possible prowler. Patrol checked the area and was unable to locate anything.
Friday, Feb. 25
•Lockport and Porter roads, disabled vehicle. Due to weather conditions, two vehicles were found in ditches. They were both towed by Schmidt's Towing.
•4200 block of Military Road, larceny. Two men were reported to have stolen six porterhouse steaks, and then drove off in a black Jeep.
•4900 block of Sweet Home Road, false alarm. Patrol responded to an alarm at a local business. The cleaning lady accidentally tripped the alarm.
•Witmer Road, vehicle accident. A disabled tractor-trailer was blocking the entrance ramp on the northbound lane and a tandem tractor-trailer had separated on the northbound Thruway lane.
Saturday, Feb. 26
•1600 block of Military Road, burglary. The complainant stated that an unknown person had entered the manager's office of the business, pulled the drawer face off the cash drawer, and stole $600 in cash.
•Lockport Road, personal accident. Driver stated she was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Lockport Road, and noticed a second vehicle at the last second, traveling down Lockport Road east bound, at which time their vehicles collided. Four people were transported to Erie County Medical Center for serious injuries. Four others were checked out by paramedics at the scene.
•Saunders Settlement Road, juvenile disturbance. A juvenile was reported as throwing snowballs at cars.
Sunday, Feb. 27
•Lockport Road, disabled vehicle. Patrol observed a vehicle in the ditch on the north side of Lockport Road. The driver stated that she slid off the roadway due to the snowy conditions.
•3200 block of Bellreng Drive, assist citizen. The subject called and stated that he had to park his car on the road because the apartment owners had not removed the snow from the parking lot.
Monday, Feb. 28
•Porter Road, suspicious person. A suspicious male was reported to have been slumped over the wheel of his vehicle near the rear entrance of a business. Patrol was unable to locate him.
•1600 block of Military Road, larceny. A man came in the store with a bag and stated he was returning an item but never went up to the counter. Instead, he walked around the store until he left with an estimated total of $200 of stolen merchandise.
•2400 block of Military Road, disabled vehicle. A vehicle lost its front driver's side tire and was blocking the driving lane of traffic, north on Military Road. George's Towing arrived on the scene to assist.
Tuesday, March 1
•1600 block of Military Road, harassment. An employee of a business stated that someone had called her business 15 times with no one on the other end. Patrol determined that the number calling was hooked up to a fax machine and was most likely a misdialed number.
•1000 block of Sunnyside Drive, assist citizen. Patrol stood by while the subject retrieved property from his ex-girlfriend.
•7100 block of Porter Road, aid EMS. Patrol assisted with an 80-year-old male who was choking.
Wednesday, March 2
•2000 block of Military Road, vandalism. The complainant stated that an unknown person took a silver marker and wrote on the kiosk glass, cabinet doors and business documents. Some documents were reported to be missing.
•1500 block of Military Road, follow up. Patrol retrieved a business security DVD regarding a purse larceny incident that occurred on Jan. 28.
•5000 block of Tuscarora Road, domestic and vandalism. The complainant stated he came home from work to find that his 15-year-old son had skipped school and punched and kicked holes in the drywall, kicked in a closet door and damaged a light in the flowerbed.
Thursday, March 3
•8500 block of Porter Road, suspicious person. Children said that when they got off the bus, there was a brown colored four-door car sitting at the stop. The man in the car had a car seat in the back and opened up the front door trying to get kids in the car. The children ran home and told their grandmother, who called 911.
•Birch Avenue, hit and run accident. A vehicle parked roadside on Birch Avenue was struck by a driver who fled the scene westbound.
•2100 block of Juron Drive, possible burglary. The caller stated that she saw an outside motion light go on and heard a noise inside her residence. Patrols checked with negative results.
Friday, March 4
•7400 block of Sunnydale Drive, property dispute. Patrol assisted caller who stated he wished to retrieve his vehicle from his soon-to-be-ex-wife and had documentation from Family Court ordering his vehicle to be returned.
•630 block of C Street, 911 call. The complainant stated she heard a loud bang and woke up scared and called 911. Her husband said that the noise was from him dropping something in the kitchen.
Saturday, March 5
•Military Road, DWI. Patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign, fail to maintain a lane of travel, crossing the white line and back across a double yellow line. Patrol tried to conduct a traffic stop by activating the lights but the vehicle again failed to maintain the lane. The driver was observed to smell like an alcoholic beverage and stated, "Yeah, I had a couple drinks." The driver failed the roadside sobriety tests and was arrested.
•8500 block of Porter Road, aid EMS. Patrol responded to a complainant who reported hearing his downstairs neighbor screaming for help. Patrol determined the front door was secure, so entry was made through a rear bedroom window and found the man lying on the floor. The man stated he fell and needed to go to the hospital. Rural Metro responded and transported the subject.
•1900 block of Military Road, intoxicated juvenile. Patrol responded to a call of a highly intoxicated 17-year-old male who was incoherent. He was found lying outside on the ground. Rural Metro transported the youth to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Sunday, March 6
•1900 block of Military Road, false alarm. A second alarm went off at a business. The building appeared secure and the key holder was not responding. Dispatch informed the alarm company.
•Packard Road, ticket. A ticket was issued for an unregistered motor vehicle. The defendant was operating a Bobcat front-loader on a public roadway.
•7900 block of Cherry Lane, neighbor problem. The caller stated a plow had struck his pine tree while plowing his neighbor's driveway and knocked off some branches.
•4200 block of Military Road, check situation. A caller reported hearing someone yell for help from a vehicle parked in a lot. Patrol was led to a black Kia where he found two juveniles seated inside. They stated they were just playing around and did not think that their actions would create a problem.