Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Feb. 28, 2013by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Feb. 19 and 24. During that time period, patrols answered 124 calls.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
•Lockport and Military roads, suspicious person. Patrol checked report of a suspicious male with a shotgun. Nothing found.
•Packard Road, Porter Road, Military Road and Witmer Road, traffic tickets. Patrols issued 18 traffic tickets for offenses including speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, expired inspection sticker, no proof of insurance, ignoring a traffic control sign, suspended license, texting while driving and talking on a cell phone while driving.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
•Fashion Outlet Boulevard and 900 block of Sycamore Street, accidents. Patrol investigated two accidents. Nothing found.
•8000 block of Quarry Road, false alarm. General building alarm at business. Patrol reported everything appeared secure.
Thursday, Feb. 21
•I-190 and Witmer Road, aid assist. Patrol aided Niagara Falls Police by pursuing a fleeing black pickup truck traveling at a speed of more than 110 mph. Officer was able to close on vehicle due to slower traffic boxing it before Witmer Road. Driver, who refused to stop for emergency lights and siren until no escape available, was taken out of vehicle at gunpoint, issued tickets for reckless driving, speeding, inadequate taillights and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, then turned over to Niagara Falls Police for additional charges.
•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. Two Buffalo women were arrested for shoplifting clothing items valued at $954.94 after a mall loss prevention specialist spotted a man selecting the items and placing them in a shopping bag, which was picked up by the women.
•3200 block of Miller Road, check situation. Caller reported a "foul odor" that appeared to be coming from the garbage dump.
Friday, Feb. 22
•2500 block of Young Street, assist fire department. Patrol responded to business for fire alarm activation. Cause was burned food.
•Steele Circle, fraud. Complainant reported someone had accessed his personal banking information and attempted to take funds on three occasions. Bank is investigating.
Saturday, Feb. 23
•Route 31, reckless driving. Patrol was requested to look for a tractor-trailer driving recklessly from the Sanborn area. Patrol stopped the truck at the I-190. Operator stated he was just a little tired.
•6100 block of North Whitham Drive, aid assist. Patrol assisted EMS with a 44-year-old having a seizure.
•Wegmans Plaza, Military Road, hit and run. A witness, a retired state trooper, reported he saw a man driving a vehicle strike another car while parking, then move to another spot across the lot. The driver, a 57-year-old Saunders Settlement Road man, was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and for having an unregistered vehicle. Further charges are pending.
•1900 block of Military Road, assist citizen. Caller reported car stolen from mall lot. Patrol assisted mall security in checking the lot and finding the vehicle for the confused shopper.
Sunday, Feb. 24
•98th Street, aid assist. Patrol assisted Niagara Falls Police with search for occupants of a vehicle who fled when the car hit a house.
•6700 block of Packard Road, civil matter. Complainant reported that there was a discrepancy between her and the store clerk over which gas pump should be turned on. She said she had asked for $70 on her credit card at a particular pump and the clerk turned on a different pump, where somebody pumped gas and left.
•1900 block of Military Road, larceny. Business reported three males approached kiosk, and while one distracted the clerk the other two are believed to have taken five gold chains valued at $2,277.