Town of Niagara Police Blotter for July 5, 2012by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between June 10 and 23. During that time period, 296 calls were answered.
Sunday, June 10
•Military and Lockport roads, assist fire department. Assist Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Department with brush fire.
•3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue, 911 hang up. Child playing with phone.
•1500 block of Military Road, larceny. Business reported a female distracted employees while two males shoplifted two phones and a pair of headphones valued at $630.
Monday, June 11
•6500 block of Woodside Place, fraud. Complainant reported fraudulent check cashing scheme received in the mail.
•Fourth Avenue, animal complaint. Report of rottweiler defecating on the street as it was being walked by a female.
•7600 block of Porter Road, animal complaint. Injured deer in woods. Patrol to make arrangements to have it put down and picked up.
Tuesday, June 12
•8900 block of Porter Road, assist fire department. Patrol responded to a fire alarm at a business. Everything OK.
•1600 block of Tuscarora Road, larceny. Resident reported someone broke into two vehicles in his driveway overnight. Car stereo equipment and CDs valued at $1,600 were taken.
•1800 block of Military Road, robbery. A 35-year-old Buffalo man was charged with petit larceny and third degree robbery after shoplifting a $245 pair of Gucci sunglasses and pushing the store manager. Suspect was detained by an off-duty officer and other mall customers.
Wednesday, June 13
•1800 block of Military Road, burglary. Employee seen on video surveillance taking $464.
•1200 block of West Creek Drive, larceny. Resident reported someone entered her vehicle overnight and took 300 CDs valued at $3,000.
•6100 block of North Whitham Drive, larceny. Complainant reported that as she arrived at her apartment building, the Federal Express driver was leaving and said he had left a package outside her door. By the time, she reached her apartment the package containing prescription medication was gone.
•100 block of Nathan Drive, larceny. Complainant said someone stole a red Toro riding lawn mower from outside her residence overnight.
Thursday, June 14
•Tuscarora and Lockport roads, warrant. Patrol stopped to check on a cab with its door open. Driver said the passenger told him he had no money. A check on the passenger, a 52-year-old Ely Avenue man, found he was wanted on two warrants, one out of the Town of Niagara and one from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
•2500 block of Military Road, larceny. A Townsend Street man was arrested for shoplifting five pairs of gold earrings valued at $1,809.95.
•2500 block of Military Road, larceny. A 26-year-old Cleveland Avenue woman was arrested for concealing $271.12 worth of merchandise in her purse.
Friday, June 15
•3200 block of Bellreng Drive, burglary. A 35-year-old Seventh Street man was arrested for taking a woman's television, then threatening to kill her.
•4900 block of Isherwood Drive, larceny. Complainant reported she put three payments in her mailbox and put the flag up, then two males in a gray SUV pulled up, took out the mail and drove off.
•1900 block of Military Road, fire. Patrol checked on a possible mulch fire and found an electrical box under mall sign giving off heavy smoke.
Saturday, June 16
•6700 block of Walmore Road, aid assist. Patrol called to State Police with a male out of control and smashing things.
•7800 block of Porter Road, suspicious person. Patrol investigated a call of a suspicious person possibly attempting to gain entrance to a residence and found a homeowner outside watering flowers.
•4600 block of Miller Road, domestic. Patrol arrested a 47-year-old male at his parents' residence who smashed a chair after an argument. Patrol also seized a shotgun.
Sunday, June 17
•3900 block of Lockport Road, disorderly conduct. Group of 10-15 people outside of a business fighting. Parties separated.
•Creekside Parkway, animal complaint. Woman reported she was on her bicycle when a toy poodle in the 4700 block chased her down the street, causing her to lose her balance and fall.
•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. A 53-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting two pairs of sunglasses valued at $375.78.
Monday, June 18
•Steele Circle, suspicious person. Woman reported a strange male watched her 13-year-old daughter until she got on the bus.
•4700 block of Witmer Road, vandalism. Complainant reported someone vandalized the toolbox he keeps at the business where he works, causing $1,400 in damage.
•8000 block of Cherry Lane, larceny. Complainant reported someone stole scrap stored in her driveway.
•1700 block of Fashion Outlet Boulevard, suspicious fire. Patrol noticed large amount of smoke coming from Sabre Park. Office building was on fire. Patrol noted that it appeared someone poured accelerant from the rear door, back about 25 yards and ignited it. Niagara Active, Upper Mountain, Frontier and Lewiston No. 2 volunteer fire companies responded.
Tuesday, June 19
•8500 block of Porter Road, burglary. Complainant reported nearly $9,000 in electronic equipment, including a television, video game equipment and games, DVDs, a laptop and a tablet were taken from his apartment as he was preparing to move out.
•7700 block of Third Avenue, local law violation. Patrol issued a 68-year-old male appearance tickets for six building code violations.
•8000 block of Colonial Drive, mental health. Patrol responded for a report of a despondent male in back yard with a shotgun. Male said he was highly upset over death of his daughter that day and did not intend to harm himself or others. Patrol secured 10 long guns from the residence.
Wednesday, June 20
•Anthony Drive, EMS. A 51-year-old male fell and injured himself while riding a bicycle.
•6500 block of Lockport Road, fire. Report of a dump truck on fire. Fire was out when patrol arrived.
•2300 block of Military Road, removal. Customer irate over service to his vehicle.
•Tuscarora Road, driving while intoxicated. A Buffalo Avenue man was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. When asked for his license, he said "I don't have a license; I'm revoked."
Thursday, June 21
•400 block of Main Street, Cayuga Village, larceny. Complainant said someone stole his American flag.
•700 block of Sunnyside Drive, animal complaint. Patrol checked on call of dog left out in the heat. Dog had shelter and water and appeared to be OK.
Friday, June 22
•4300 block of Military Road, forgery. Woman reported to attempt to cash two checks that had been stolen from a mailbox in an earlier incident.
•3100 block of Woodland Avenue, fireworks. Patrol responded on a fireworks complaint. Nothing found.
•600 block of C Street, EMS. A child cut his thumb while picking up a clear glass tube believed to be a crack pipe.
Saturday, June 23
•4400 block of Military Road, vandalism. Power lines cut from building and power meters ripped off. Damage estimated at $1,600. Witness saw a pickup truck driving away after hearing glass breaking and loud noises from the business.
•4700 block of Hermitage Road, disorderly conduct. Caller reported 30 juveniles in the street claiming to be a gang.
•Whitney Avenue and 17th Street, aid assist. Patrols assisted Niagara Falls Police on a report of a man with a gun and two individuals who had fled on foot.