Town of Niagara Police Blotter for March 14, 2013by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between March 4 and 11. During that time period, patrols answered 203 calls.
Monday, March 4
•500 block of D Street, juvenile problem. Patrol responded to a report of three male juveniles with a knife and two hatchets possibly causing damage to an abandoned trailer. Gone on arrival.
•1800 block of Military Road and 3200 block of Lockport Road, false alarm. Patrol responded to false alarms at two businesses.
Tuesday, March 5
•Expressway Road, harassment. Resident complained that while he was out having a cigarette, he was threatened by a neighbor. Ongoing problem. No arrest made on this incident due to already pending court case.
•1900 block of Military Road, aid assist. Patrol assisted State Department of Labor with compliance checks of two construction companies doing work inside the mall. DOL shut down a dry wall company for not providing proof of compensation insurance for workers.
•5900 block of South Hewitt Drive, aid assist. Patrol requested to assist Lewiston Police Department with an unwanted party.
•6500 block of Ralph Court, aid assist. Patrol responded for a 95-year-old female who fell and had a nosebleed. She was transported to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center by Rural Metro Ambulance to check on a possible broken nose.
•2900 block of Nevada Avenue, open burn. Numerous subjects on location were having a fire in a large 55-gallon drum. Patrol observed large amounts of smoke coming from the drum, creating nuisance smoke in the neighborhood. The homeowner had received a prior warning about the open burn. Patrol forwarded report to Niagara County Health Department.
Wednesday, March 6
•7100 block of Lockport Road, assist citizen. Patrol installed two child car seats.
•4700 block of Saunders Settlement Road, property check. Patrol checked area and also made clerk on duty at a business aware of recent robberies in the area and provided him with a description of the suspect.
•2400 block of Military Road, larceny. Complainant stated that, while playing basketball, he left his $700 red cell phone in an orange case sitting on a speaker, and when he went to retrieve it, the phone was gone. Patrol to review security tapes.
Thursday, March 7
•Tuscarora Road, suspicious person. Patrol interviewed a Sudanese refugee, who had no identification, at the Tuscarora Bridge. Border Patrol advised that the male was OK. The man said he hadn't eaten in days, so the officer took him to a fast food restaurant for a meal.
•700 block of A Street, unwanted person. Complainant reported two males were pounding on his door and demanding money owed. Subjects gone on patrol's arrival.
•2000 block of Tuscarora Road, domestic. Wife said she called 911 because she and her husband were having a verbal argument and she wanted him out of the house until she left for work.
Friday, March 8
•8500 block of Porter Road, check situation. Mother reported her ex-husband was not allowing the children to speak with her on the phone. Patrol interviewed husband who said he is in the process of going through custody proceedings and his ex-wife has become very difficult. Children OK.
•1900 block of Military Road, check situation. Complainant said he was pulling out of a business when someone threw loose change at the side of his vehicle and that he had followed that vehicle to the mall.
•Military Road, Packard Road, Porter Road, Witmer Road, Hyde Park Boulevard, Lockport Road, I-190 and Duluth Street, traffic stops. Patrols stopped 18 vehicles and issued tickets for various offenses, including going through a red light, suspended license, failure to pay child support, speeding, no valid insurance, failure to answer a summons and child without proper restraint.
Saturday, March 9
•8000 block of Third Avenue, check situation. Patrol checked residence at request of doctor, could hear dogs barking and a woman moaning. Patrol found a neighbor who was able to contact the woman's son in Florida and learn where a spare key was located. Woman was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
•1700 block of Military Road, disorderly conduct. Business reported that a woman who had been fired returned to the store twice, threw clothing around and made threats to beat up one of the managers.
•1900 block of Military Road, shoplifting. Two female juveniles were arrested for taking a pair of glasses and several Hello Kitty items from a business.
Monday, March 10
•8000 block of Quarry Road, ATV problem. Patrol checked area with negative results.
•Military Road, traffic ticket. Patrol ticketed a driver for driving in the center lane of Military Road from the intersection of Third Avenue to the intersection of First Avenue.
•3400 block of Tuscarora Road, assist fire department. Patrol checked on fire alarm. Minor smoke from an apartment where occupant was cooking.
•Tuscarora Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, aid assist. Patrol assisted Niagara Falls Police Department in attempting to locate a red Stratus in the area whose occupant was involved in a menacing with a knife incident at a gas station. Negative results.
Tuesday, March 11
•3000 block of Lincoln Street, EMS call. Patrol assisted Rural Metro Ambulance with a male who had suffered a heart attack a week ago and was now having chest pains. He was transported by to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
•100 block of Expressway Village, suspicious person. Patrol checked a report of a male holding a long gun. Patrol found the gun to be a rusty BB gun.
•6000 block of Porter Road, larceny. Woman reported she accidently left her purse on a chair in the dining room of a fast food restaurant and, when she returned, it was gone. Security footage showed a woman in her 20s wearing a blue dress pick up the purse and walked out.
•1700 block of Military Road, larceny. Mall business reported security tapes showed a male in his early 40s wearing a red long sleeve shirt, tan vest and gray ball cap took two leather purses valued at $2,490 on March 9. An inventory later showed four wallets valued at $595 each were also missing.
•1500 block of Military Road, larceny. A 36-year-old Ferry Avenue woman was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. According to the security officer, the woman took a bag, placed items in it and attempted to leave. The guard allowed the woman to go in the bathroom because she said she was going to be sick. When she came out she refused to comply with the guard, and attempted to elude capture by turning her jacket inside out and walking south on Military Road.