Town of Niagara Police Blotter for April 26, 2012by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between March 24 and April 1.
Saturday, March 24
7600 block of Dean Brown Drive, recovered property. Resident reported someone left a black Buddha statue on her front porch step.
2400 block of Military Road, parking problem. Caller reported a bus was parked across three handicapped parking spots.
1900 block of Military Road, violation. Mall security followed a 43-year-old Buffalo woman to the parking lot and observed her putting a bag underneath a vehicle. The bag contained clothing from a mall store. A check by patrol found two warrants, one a bench warrant in Amherst for criminal impersonation and the other an arrest warrant in Buffalo for petit larceny. She was turned over to Amherst Police.
Sunday, March 25
1600 block of Military Road, vandalism. Complainant said someone smashed the passenger side rear window of his vehicle and turned on the hazard lights.
3200 block of Miller Road, reckless driving. Complainant reported a black BMW driving through the neighborhood at a high rate of speed and yelling at two children on bicycles to get out of the road. Operator located and advised to use caution.
1900 block of Military Road, larceny. Ontario woman reported that she sat her shopping bag beside her while stopping to eat and when she got up to leave, it was gone.
7600 block of Recovery Road, suspicious person. Complainant reported someone walking in back yards with a flashlight.
Monday, March 26
4200 block of Military Road, reckless driving. Complainant reported that when she got out of her car in the parking lot she was almost struck by a gray car. Driver located and said he was speeding because he was rushing to work.
700 block of Sunnyside Drive, larceny. Complainant reported that while he was having a party, someone stole his cell phone and various prescription pills.
Tuesday, March 27
•4800 block of Kline Road, animal complaint. Caller reported a squirrel was in his bathroom and had bit him on the thumb. After contacting the county Health Department, officers captured the squirrel and released it outside.
•1600 block of Military Road, larceny. Complainant reported that someone took five $20 bills out of his pants left in the locker room while he was working out.
•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. Mall security reported chasing two males believed to have been shoplifting at a business. One suspect, a 19-year-old 20th Street man, was detained by security. Another suspect ran across the parking lot and jumped a fence, damaging it, then fled across Military Road. Patrol located that suspect, an 18-year-old Pine Avenue man, hiding behind a business
•1900 Military Road, larceny. A Grand Island woman reported someone entered her unlocked car and took her loose change.
Wednesday, March 28
•7500 block of Greenview Road, vandalism. Complainant reported the front and rear tires on her vehicle had been punctured.
•3000 block of Panama Street, fire. Patrol extinguished vehicle fire with fire extinguisher and owner's garden hose.
•8500 block of Porter Road, domestic. Female reported male grabbed her and pushed her into a wall during a dispute. Male reported he was only trying to restrain the female who was pregnant and in a bad mood and had ripped off his chain necklace and hit him in the face. Both refused to press charges.
•4200 block of Military Road, assist fire department. Officer assisted Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Department at grocery store where smoke was found in the circuit breaker room. Staff evacuated store until investigation completed.
•6300 block of Edgewood Drive, fire. Complainant reported a mulch fire in front of residence that caught the wall of the front entranceway on fire. Niagara Active Hose responded. Damage estimated at $2,500. Cause believed to be cigarette in the mulch.
Thursday, March 29
•D Street and A Street, noise complaints. Two complaints of loud music investigated.
•2700 block of Military Road, funeral escort. Escort provided to Memorial Park.
Friday, March 30
•800 block of Pierce Avenue, stolen vehicle recovery. Patrol assisted Niagara Falls Police with recovery of a vehicle taken from town on March 19 that was involved in an attempted burglary in the city.
•1500 block of Military Road, false alarm. Employee locking up business for the night said she might have accidentally hit the alarm.
Saturday, March 31
•8500 block of Porter Road, vandalism. Complainant said she heard a noise outside her apartment and, when she looked out, saw an unknown male inside her vehicle with a flashlight. Lock on car was punched and steering column damaged.
•3200 block of Woodland Avenue, larceny. Complainant reported a golf cart, valued at $3,000 was stolen from his unlocked garage.
•1800 block of Military Road, fraud. Store manager reported an employee received two counterfeit $100 bills from two females, possibly mother and daughter.
Sunday, April 1
•4500 block of Isherwood Drive, unauthorized sale. Complainant said his daughter witnessed his wife give the keys to their 2001 Chevy Malibu to a couple in payment for a drug transaction.
•3000 block of Pretoria Street, vandalism. Window broken in vacant residence in apparent attempt to gain entry.