Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 5, 2014by jmaloni
The following is a sampling of calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police Department between May 15 and 28.
Thursday, May 15
•Suspicious person, Isherwood Drive and John Street. Patrols checked the area on a report of a male in blue pajama pants, with a shirt over his head. Negative results.
•Juvenile problem 8400 block of Carol Court. Parents reported ongoing behavior problems with their teenage son.
•DWI, Witmer Road and Maryland Avenue. A 62-year-old Niagara Avenue woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after patrol observed her vehicle crossing the double yellow line multiple times.
Friday, May 16
•Weapon possession, Hyde Park Boulevard near New Jersey Avenue. A 27-year-old Niagara Falls man was arrested after patrol stopped his car after noticing it was running on a flat tire. A Niagara Falls Police officer assisted. When the man was looking for his registration, the officers noticed a handgun in his pocket. They also found a baggie of suspected marijuana.
Saturday May 17
•False alarm, 4100 block of Seneca Parkway. Patrol arrived for an activated fire alarm. No fire; alarm set off by candle smoke.
•Disorderly conduct, Witmer Road. While assisting another officer with a DWI traffic stop, patrol began to interview the female passenger. Asked if she was carrying a weapon, she took off her shirt and bra and said the bulge in the front of her shirt was just keys and cigarettes. Then she announced she needed to go to the bathroom and started to unbelt her pants and pull them down. When advised to keep her clothing on, she began to yell. She was ticketed for disorderly conduct.
Sunday, May 18
•Animal complaint, 1900 block of Military Road. Woman called to report geese attempting to cross Military Road. Gone on arrival.
•False alarms, Blank Road, Military Road. Patrols responded to three false alarms. One was at a group home that was having alarm problems; one was at a mall clothing store where both doors were secure; and one was at a discount store where the manager was on duty closing for the evening.
Monday, May 19
•Shoplifting, 1500 block of Military Road. Man reportedly loaded a shopping cart with seven packages of sports drinks, valued at $90.64, and left the store without paying.
•Shoplifting, 2500 block of Military Road. A 53-year-old Buffalo man was arrested for leaving a store without paying for $514.87 in fragrances after patrol found him in the OTB parking lot. The man had several outstanding warrants in Pennsylvania.
•Traffic tickets, Military Road, Porter Road, Tuscarora Road, Lockport Road, Fashion Outlet Boulevard, Packard Road, Witmer Road. Patrols issued 12 traffic tickets for offenses, including no seatbelt, speeding, suspended/revoked license, insurance lapse, and too dark windows.
Tuesday, May 20
•Animal complaint, 3100 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Woman reported a rabid raccoon that weighed about 20 pounds was walking through her yard. Gone on arrival.
•Vandalism, 1900 block of Military Road. Mall security guard reported a woman saw someone slashing a tire in the parking lot. A witness was able to point out a couple coming out of a store. The couple stated the reason the tire was slashed was that the vehicle had "taken" their parking space.
Wednesday, May 21
•Shoplifting, 1900 block of Military Road. A shoe store employee reported two males had taken a pair of sneakers valued at $69.99. The male who stuffed the sneakers in his pants ran outside to a red minivan. Patrol arrived in time to arrest both men. Found in the vehicle were items stolen from two other stores. Suspects were 27 and 30 years old, one from Niagara Falls and one listed as homeless.
•Shoplifting, 1800 block of Military Road. A mall employee reported two women and one male entered the store and took four pairs of sunglasses valued at a total of $1,225. One of the females, a 19-year-old Buffalo woman, was caught running through the parking lot. She did not have the sunglasses, but had a purse lined with duct tape to defeat store security sensors.
Thursday, May 22
•DWI, Anthony Street. A 21-year-old Ward Road man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Patrol found a small plastic container of suspected marijuana.
•Speeding, Niagara Falls Boulevard. A driver of a motorcycle was ticketed for traveling eastbound at speeds of 80 to 90 mph in a posted 40 mph zone.
Friday, May 23
•Shoplifting, 2000 block of Military Road. A 46-year-old Niagara Falls woman was arrested for taking a purse valued at $219.99 and an 18-year-old Buffalo woman was arrested for taking children's clothing valued at $61.94 in separate incidents at the same mall store.
•Juvenile problem, 4700 block of Liberty Avenue. Complainant reported that juveniles were shooting BBs at his shed. Mother of juveniles advised.
Saturday, May 24
•DWI, Porter Road. A 37-year-old Deidre Court man was arrested for DWI after being observed crossing over the center line causing oncoming vehicles to swerve to the shoulder.
•Larceny, 4200 block of Military Road. Grocery store reported that overnight someone took 40 hanging flower baskets from the front of the store.
Sunday, May 25
•ATV, Blank Road. ATV driver observed with a 10-year-old child on an ATV. Neither was wearing helmets. Driver had a Florida license suspended for child support.
Monday, May 26
•Check situation, 6200 block of South Whitham Drive. Complainant reported someone knocking on her door. Nothing found.
•Juvenile problem, Tuscarora Road. Complainant reported kids keep going through her yard to get to the trailer park.
•Animal problem, 6500 block of Grauer Road. Three baby raccoons reported stuck in a storm drain. All released.
Tuesday, May 27
•Fire, 3000 block of Lincoln Street. Woman cooking hot dogs on stove when the food caught on fire. Niagara Active Hose responded. Damage reported to kitchen area and excessive smoke damage to interior.
Wednesday, May 28
•Larceny, 1900 block of Military Road. Patrol investigated an employee theft. A 38-year-old 38th Street woman was arrested for allowing a friend to walk out of the store with 16 articles of clothing valued at $1,339.
•Domestic, 4200 block of Mohawk Parkway. A 32-year-old woman was arrested after being involved in a three generation physical domestic argument.