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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Jan. 30, 2014

by jmaloni
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 08:30 pm

The following is a sampling of the 159 calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 26.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

•Juvenile problem, 8400 block of Carol Court. Teenager out of control.

•Shoplifting, 2500 block of Military Road. A 24-year-old Willow Avenue woman was arrested for concealing $112.90 worth of clothing in her purse.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

•Vandalism, Steele Circle. Main door of a garage was forcefully opened and left ajar.

•Stolen vehicle, 1900 block of Military Road. Patrol discovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Guelph, Ontario, in a parking lot.

•Wire down, 7100 block of Laur Road. Resident reported hearing a loud bang and then seeing a garbage truck in the area that had apparently ripped away the phone line and meter from her house.

•Traffic ticket, Packard Road. Driver was traveling 67 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Thursday, Jan. 23

•Accident, Porter Road and Young Street. Woman turning into Young Street hit a plow that was backing up with its lights flashing. No injuries.

•Reckless driving, Witmer Road near I-190. Patrol checked area for a car carrier described as being all over the road. Nothing found.

•EMS, 3300 block of Military Road. Patrol requested to respond to a residence to assist Rural Metro Ambulance with a male party who fell.

Friday, Jan. 24

•Shoplifting, 1600 block of Military Road. Patrol spoke with manager of a business, who reported that after reviewing the store video, he noticed a woman shoplift a sweatshirt valued at $75 on Jan. 13. On Jan. 24, the woman returned with another woman, and one of them exchanged the stolen sweatshirt for a pair of sneakers, then helped the second woman shoplift two shirts and socks valued at $96. One of the women was identified as being from Buffalo.

•Accidents, 4200 block of Military Road and on Lockport Road. Patrols investigated property damage accidents, one in a supermarket parking lot, both blamed on slippery surfaces. In a third incident on Military Road, an emergency vehicle was on its way to one of the accidents.

Saturday, Jan. 25

•Accident, Porter Road. Among several accidents during the day, patrols responded to a property damage head-on collision near the Jetport on Porter Road. In a later accident on Porter Road near a business, a vehicle trying to turn into 98th Street spun completely around and struck a second vehicle that was parked causing that vehicle to strike a third vehicle. Other accidents were reported on Military Road, on Saunders Settlement Road and on Woodland Avenue. Patrols also responded on reports of several disabled vehicles and vehicles in ditches.

•Traffic ticket, I-190 southbound. Ticket issued to motorist who went around two patrol units with flashing light while the entrance ramp was being closed due to a multi-vehicle accident.

•Check situation, 2700 block of Military Road. Patrol spoke with owner of a business who said a customer was unhappy with how the drive-through was plowed.

•Shoplifting, 1800 block of Military Road. Three Buffalo teenagers were charged with petit larceny after the women worked together to steal two pairs of jeans valued at $57. One of the three had been previously banned from the mall for life, and was also charged with burglary in the third degree.

Sunday, Jan. 26

•7000 block of East Britton Drive, burglary. Resident reported that while he was at church a door he believed he'd locked was pushed open. Nothing was reported missing.

•Traffic tickets, Military Road, Packard Road, Witmer Road and Tuscarora Road. Drivers were observed and ticketed for talking on a cell phone, speeding, not wearing a seat belt or driving with a suspended license in five separate incidents.

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