Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Aug. 25, 2011by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Town of Niagara Police from Aug. 5 to 10.
Friday, Aug. 5
•3100 block of Woodland Avenue, assist citizen. Patrol rescued a man who was handcuffed to a post by his girlfriend and later they couldn't find the key.
•1900 block of Military Road, illegal parking. Patrol asked a 41-year-old Buffalo woman to move her car from a fire zone. She said "In a minute" and continued to clean out her car. When patrol insisted she move, she sped off and parked in a handicapped spot. She had her husband's handicapped card, but he wasn't with her, so she was ticketed. She screamed at patrol for being prejudiced and racist.
•3300 block of Hyde Park Boulevard, burglary. Complainant said during past 30 days someone broke into vacant residence and stole $4,000 of copper piping.
•1900 block of Military Road, shoplifting. A 32-year-old Mount Hope Road man was arrested after mall security said he removed his old sunglasses from his head, put them in a case and walked out with a new pair. He was also found to have an active warrant out of the Town of Niagara for failure to appear on traffic charges.
Saturday, Aug. 6
•4700 block of Chester Avenue, neighbor problem. Complainant said she has an ongoing dispute with her neighbor about a new fence she is installing and that she believes he is responsible for knocking down survey stakes. Patrol advised her that she would have to witness him doing it.
•Zito Drive, aid assist. Patrol assisted in arrest of a 24-year-old man who was highly intoxicated, threatened to fight with officers and kicked out patrol car windows and spit on patrol car.
•10200 block of Porter Road, burglary. Patrol responded to an alarm at a business and found the main door unsecured. The key holder arrived and reported a vehicle missing from the lot.
Sunday, Aug. 7
•4900 block of Saunders Settlement Road, unattended death. Town of Niagara Police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office were on the scene after a 911 call from a pay phone reporting an overdose and telling officers the door would be open. A deceased male was found and an autopsy scheduled.
•1800 block of Military Road, shoplifting. A 54-year-old male and a 47-year-old male were arrested after a store manager said they each concealed a pair of women's sunglasses valued at $150 and left the store without paying.
•700 block of A Street, domestic. A woman reported that her estranged husband turned off the power to her residence from an outside box after she refused to open the door to him.
Monday, Aug. 8
•Military Road, traffic violations. Patrol stopped seven vehicles on Military Road for speeding and traffic violations, including one for a driver who was talking on a cell phone and wearing the seatbelt under instead of over the shoulder.
•1800 block of Military Road, shoplifting. A 42-year-old Buffalo man was arrested after he was observed taking five pairs of shoes valued at $495.96 from a business. The man admitted to taking cocaine and ecstasy.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
•2900 block of Saunders Settlement Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted Lewiston Police with shutting down traffic on Route 31 due to a structure fire with hazardous materials involved.
•7600 block of Greenview Drive, suspicious person. Patrol checked the area with negative results after a woman reported seeing a dark figure in her backyard.
•Sweet Home Road, fraud. Victim said an unknown person made $355.43 in charges on her debit card.
•8200 block of Porter Road, reckless driving. Patrol observed a driver apparently trying to strike the fender of another vehicle. The driver's wife and daughters were in his car. The driver was argumentative, aggressive and uncooperative, according to patrol. The driver of the car he was following said, "That guy's crazy; he tried to hit me."
•600 block of C Street, disorderly conduct. Patrol responded on a call reporting a couple naked on the lawn. The 45-year-old female and 47-year-old male were charged with public lewdness.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
•Paul Drive, juvenile problem. Patrol received a report of juveniles smashing bottles, stealing a stop sign and being loud. Upon arrival at the scene, the sign was back in place and the glass was being cleaned up by the parties who said they were sorry.
•Expressway Village, emergency medical services call. A 50-year-old was transported to the hospital by Rural Metro Ambulance for multiple bee stings.