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Town of Niagara police blotter for Dec. 8, 2011

by Olivia
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 01:00 pm

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Nov. 18 and 25.

Thursday, Nov. 17

•1500 block of Fashion Outlet Boulevard, fire. Fire reported in HVAC unit on roof. Niagara Active and Frontier volunteer fire companies responded

•8100 block of Packard Road, larceny. A lawn jockey ornament, valued at $50, was reported stolen.

•1500 block of Military Road, vandalism. A Third Avenue woman reported that while walking through the parking lot she found a $100 bill, but no one came up to claim it. After buying groceries, she retuned to her 2012 Chevrolet and found that both doors of her 2012 Chevrolet had been keyed and there was a note on the windshield that stated "Is the scratch worth the $100 bill of mine that I dropped in the parking lot that you picked up? Happy holidays."

Friday, Nov. 18

•Military Road, traffic ticket. Driver ticketed for using a cell phone while driving.

•Lockport and Packard roads, disabled vehicle. Patrol stood by behind the vehicle until automobile club responded.

Saturday, Nov. 19

•2800 block of Military Road, accident. Vehicle began to roll as driver exited. Driver jumped back in, but was unable to stop before vehicle smashed into building. Driver transported to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.

•600 block of B Street, suspicious person. Caller reported a juvenile attempting to break in a vehicle. Juvenile fled on a bicycle.

•1900 block of military Road, larceny. A Grand Island woman reported that while she was working, someone broke into her car and took items, including clothing, a laptop and a GPS system, valued at about $2,700. Woman was unsure of all that was in the car, because she was in the process of moving. Patrol noticed a small hole below the driver's side door handle where someone had drilled the lock out.

•Porter Road, Packard Road and Lockport Road, traffic tickets. Patrol issued four tickets for speeding.

•4900 block of Tuscarora Road, check situation. Complainant reported receiving several phone calls from a blocked number stating, "I am watching you and I am aiming at both of you." Patrol searched area with negative results.

Sunday, Nov. 20

•Grauer, Hermitage and Divide roads, property damage. While on patrol, officer noticed several pumpkins smashed in the middle of the roadway. No suspects found.

•7300 block of Greenview Drive, 8100 block of East Britton Drive, •3600 block of Haseley Drive, 4700 block of Chester Avenue, burglary. Five instances reported of sheds being entered. Among items taken was a four-wheeler.

•Military Road, accident. Driver reported becoming sick and pulling into a parking lot on previous day. He said he thought he put the car in park, but it accelerated and struck a fire hydrant, damaging both the car and the hydrant.

•4600 block of Theresa Lane, vandalism. Complainant reported smashed mailbox.

Monday, Nov. 21

•I-190 near Lockport Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted state police in closing I-190 for a vehicle fire in construction zone and observe another fire west of the scene near the CSX rail yard. Niagara Falls Fire Department was notified. While leaving the scene, patrol noticed a man standing on the Porter Road bridge. The man said he was just watching the fire. A warrant check showed he had numerous larceny, fraud and arson arrests. Man was turned over to State Police.

•5800 block of Divide Road, suspicious person. Patrol checked on a report of a man looking in a window of a residence and found a 20-year-old Grand Island man walking down the road who said he was walking from a friend's house to Grand Island. A warrant check revealed an active warrant out of North Tonawanda.

•8200 block of Cherry Lane, burglary. Complainant reported someone cut the padlock on his shed over the weekend and took a Motocross bike.

•900 block of Sycamore Drive, juvenile problem. Woman reported she wanted son removed from the residence for purchasing a puppy.

•1500 block of Military Road, larceny. Complainant reported a white taxi was seen in south parking lot of grocery store and removing shovels and snowbrushes from sidewalk of store.

•2500 block of Military Road, larceny. A 27-year-old Porter Road man was arrested for shoplifting after he was seen concealing six video games in his pants and leaving the store.

•1500 block of Military Road, larceny. A 56-year-old Anthony Drive man was arrested after he was observed leaving the store with a cart full of groceries, valued at $188.71, without paying. Given the license plate number, patrol tracked the man to his residence.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

•1800 block of Military Road, larceny. Complainant completed paperwork for warrant for a 23-year-old male identified as shoplifting jeans including three pairs valued at $449.97 on one occasion and two pairs valued at $319.98 on a second occasion. The second time, the suspect used a "bounce bag" to get by doorway theft detectors.

•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. Complainant said she was using her I-phone while working and set it down for a minute. When she returned it was gone.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

•1900 block of Military Road, check situation. Employee stated that new hire came into work highly intoxicated with her shirt pulled up and pants unbuttoned. Woman transported to hospital for evaluation.

•1700 block of Military Road, reckless driving. Complainant reported that while in the drive-through lane at a bank, he saw a vehicle spinning its tires in a nearby business' lot. The spinning kicked up a rock, which damaged his windshield.

Thursday, Nov. 24

•Lockport Road, arrests. Four 18-year-olds from Mount Hope Road, Crestview Drive and Grauer Road were arrested for possessing marijuana, beer, brass knuckles and a knife were seized after they were stopped for speeding at 51mph in a 30 mph zone. All said the items did not belong to them.

•2500 block of Military Road, larceny. A 36-year-old man was arrested for taking a watch from a display box, putting it under his left arm and leaving the store.

•1900 block of Military Road, check situation. Patrol assisted mall security with Black Friday event.

Friday, Nov. 25

•1900 block of Military Road, drug sale. Patrol was in parking lot due to a rash of car break-ins when it noticed four males huddled around a vehicle. Stopping to question them, patrol noticed the odor of marijuana and a passenger tossing something under the car, that later was identified by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office as bags of marijuana. Driver admitted he had marijuana and passenger had $2,072 in his pant's pocket, which he claimed to have won at the casino. A 23-year-old male and a 19-year-old male were arrested

•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. A 28-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested for shoplifting after concealing five pairs of jeans valued at $869.95 and leaving the store.

•2000 block of Military Road, larceny. Two adults and two juveniles from Buffalo were arrested for shoplifting clothing valued at nearly $250 from a mall store.

•8600 block of Third Avenue, landlord/tenant dispute. Ongoing problem. Tenant complained that his landlord has been harassing him with phone calls and texts and he wants her to stop.

•1900 block of Military Road, vandalism. Complainant said someone smashed a window of her parked vehicle and took a suitcase and two travel bags

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