Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Dec. 6, 2012by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police Department between Nov. 19 and Dec. 2.
Monday, Nov. 19
•4200 block of Military Road, accident. Driver stated that she was attempting to leave the parking lot when the sun blinded her, she struck a pole, and her vehicle went out of control, striking a second vehicle, which was pushed into a third vehicle. No reported injuries.
•1500 block of Military Road, shoplifting. Patrol investigated two shoplifting incidents at a grocery store.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
•Porter Road, drug arrest. A 29-year-old Porter Road resident was arrested for possession of marijuana after patrol stopped his vehicle because of a passenger not wearing a seatbelt. Drug dog and U.S. Border Patrol assisted in search of the vehicle.
•Porter Road, traffic ticket. Driver observed using only the lap belt and not the shoulder harness of vehicle. Driver has had two other seatbelt violations this year.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
•7100 block of Laur Road, pending investigation. A mother of an Edward Town Middle School student reported offensive content on a social media site regarding her daughter and said her daughter has been assaulted twice at the school. Information was forwarded to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office for evaluation and possible follow-up.
•Porter and Packard roads, arrest. After a traffic stop for tinted windows and a driver not wearing a seatbelt, it was found the 28-year-old driver had a suspended license for failing to pay fines out of the City of Niagara Falls. An inventory of the vehicle turned up a plastic baggie of suspected marijuana.
•Anthony Drive, burglary. Complainant reported someone broke into her sheds and took items, including lawn mower, lawn ornaments and garbage cans, valued at $500.
•Packard Road, speeding. Driver observed traveling 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, stated, "I'm sorry, but I really have to pee."
Thursday, Nov. 22
•6000 block of Grauer Road, property damage. Complainant reported he discovered his mailbox, which had been set in a concrete base, uprooted onto his lawn and his newspaper box in the roadway.
•3000 block of Pretoria Street, animal complaint. Caller reports being menaced by a large pit bull.
Friday, Nov. 23
•1900 to 2000 blocks of Military Road, various incidents at mall. A complainant reported items valued at $2,940, including a laptop, two GPS units and a backpack, were taken from her vehicle while she was shopping. Patrol arrested a 21-year-old Buffalo woman for shoplifting women's and children's clothing valued at $390. A 51-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting items valued at $42.93, including a paper plane, meditation kit and two dog toys. A physical altercation over a parking space was reported. An EMS call was reported for a female possibly having an asthma attack. A Grand Island woman reported she put her wallet down on some clothing and when she went to retrieve it, it was gone. An Ontario man reported the loss of his wallet containing $400 in cash. A woman reported she set bags down next to her containing nearly $300 in purchased merchandise and when she went to leave, they were gone. A 41-year-old man was arrested for third degree criminal mischief after a North Tonawanda woman said she saw him scratch the rear fender of her vehicle because she had backed into a parking space he thought was his. A Tonawanda man complained that a female exiting a vehicle damaged his passenger door, became argumentative and left. Patrol also responded on an angry male driver causing a disturbance with NCSO auxiliary units in the parking lot and a report of a stolen vehicle, which turned out to be misplaced instead.
•Military Road, arrest. A 44-year-old 16th Street man was arrested after patrol stopped his vehicle because he was talking on a cell phone and making an improper right turn. It was determined that his license was suspended due to child support and drug possession/sales. A medium plastic baggie containing four small baggies of suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle.
•Military at Porter-Packard roads, accident. Patrol assisted State Police with a rollover accident at Six Corners.
•7000 Lockport Road, drug arrest. A 24-year-old Niagara Falls Boulevard resident and a 24-year-old Garlow Road resident were arrested for possession of marijuana when patrol on a routine check of the town park noticed their vehicle partially backed into a gazebo in a lot.
Saturday, Nov. 24
•9700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, aid assist. Patrols assisted Niagara Falls Police in attempting to locate a man who had held up a pharmacy. Negative results.
•Military Road, Fashion Outlet Boulevard, Hyde Park Boulevard, Packard Road, Lockport Road and Tuscarora Road, traffic tickets. Patrol issued traffic tickets to 11 drivers for offenses including speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to keep right, revoked registration for insurance lapse, and suspended license.
Sunday, Nov. 25
•4800 block of Kline Road, EMS. Report of an elderly male, possibly having a stroke in a vehicle outside a church. Transported by Rural Metro Ambulance.
•10200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, larceny. Four tires stolen off vehicle in lot.
•1900 block of Military Road, traffic ticket. Driver observed drinking can of beer while inside a motor vehicle. He said he was "waiting for my wife to come out of the mall and was having a beer."
Monday, Nov. 26
•1500 block of Tuscarora Road, larceny. Complainant reported someone broke into his shed and took saws valued at $350. Several other items from the shed were found in a makeshift fort in a wooded area behind the home.
•Military Road near Richmond Avenue, car/deer accident. Deer ran into road, accident unavoidable due to heavy traffic.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
•1700 block of Third Avenue, property check at Sabre Park. Security company also does sweep of the park.
•600 block of C Street, Cayuga Village, check situation. Caller reported minor being given alcohol by an adult. Resident refused to answer patrol's knock on the door.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
•Military Road, traffic tickets. Driver observed driving on busy road without headlights and not wearing a seatbelt.
•Witmer Road, car/deer accident. Deer ran into eastbound vehicle.
•100 block of Blank Road, stolen vehicle. Complainant reported 2000 Chevrolet pickup stolen from driveway. Keys may have been taken from other vehicle in driveway from which a GPS unit was taken.
Thursday, Nov. 29
•6900 block of Ralph Court, harassment. Complainant said a female he met on a social networking site has been sending him harassing text messages and driving past his house honking the horn on her vehicle.
•3100 block of Sadlo Drive, reckless endangerment. Patrol arrested a 46-year-old Sadlo Drive man who was sitting in a car in the driveway and flashing a green laser pen pointer at passing vehicles on Military Road.
•7500 block of Sunnydale Drive, trespass. A 32-year-old Tonawanda man was arrested after his ex-girlfriend called patrol and complained he was knocking on doors and windows at her residence. Patrol found the man, who was intoxicated and bleeding. He had apparently fallen after climbing up to a second-floor balcony.
Friday, Nov. 30
•1500 block of Military Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted State Police and a U.S. Secret Service agent with the arrest of a man suspected of using fraudulent credit cards to obtain valid gift cards in a grocery story. Man also is suspected in several ongoing cases in surrounding stores in recent days.
•8500 block of Porter Road, domestic. Caller reported he was slapped by his wife during an argument. Wife said she caught him texting his ex-girlfriend.
Saturday, Dec. 1
•600 block of B Street, vandalism. Complainant reported someone keyed the paint on his 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, which was parked in front of his residence overnight.
•2900 block of Hyde Park Boulevard, neighbor problem. Caller said his neighbor's spotlight on the side of the house shines in his driveway and interferes with his sleep. Ongoing problem.
Sunday, Dec. 2
•1600 block of Jane Drive, noise complaint. Call on loud music. Patrol advised.
•3200 block of Bellreng Drive, domestic. Patrol advised boyfriend-girlfriend who were arguing about the boyfriend's coming home from being out the night before at 6 a.m. She was packing his belongings.