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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 3

by jmaloni
Thu, Jun 3rd 2010 05:00 pm

The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between May 17 and 23. During that week, 185 incidents were investigated.

Monday, May 17

  • Residents from the 6500 block of Elsa Place and from the 7200 block of Colonial Drive Extension reported that someone had hit their residences with a paintball gun.

Tuesday, May 18

  • Patrol responded to Cayuga Village for a juvenile problem. A girl said a boy she knows hit her on the head while on the school bus.
  • A resident of the 4700 block of Hermitage Drive reported that sometime overnight someone shot a paintball at his residence, causing an orange stain above the door.
  • Patrol responded to the area of Miller and Lockport Roads for someone driving recklessly who had stuck some kind of gun out a window. A vehicle was stopped on Miller Road, north of Colonial Drive. Driver and passengers said they were just driving around. No gun was found, but inside the car were BBs, some plastic bags of marijuana, a digital scale and several pills in a bag.

Wednesday, May 19

  • Patrol was stopped on Military Road by a woman who said her son had texted her pictures of the Grand Island Bridge and said he was going to kill himself due to a breakup with his girlfriend. Other police agencies became involved in the search. Patrol observed the son's car pulling into his mother's residence. The son agreed to be taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
  • Patrol monitored the town park at Nevada Avenue and Portland Street for possible juvenile problems. Negative results.

Thursday, May 20

  • An employee at a Maryland Avenue junkyard reported that, between May 18 and 19, someone entered the rear, fenced yard and took aluminum materials valued at $600. Also overnight on May 20, someone threw a large piece of concrete through a window of a 1994 pickup truck.
  • A driver parked outside a doughnut business on Military Road reported she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to go over the curb and smash into the building. No reported injuries to driver, passenger or store patrons.
  • A resident of the 2900 block of Birch Avenue reported her husband had locked her out after an argument. The husband wouldn't come to the door. The woman agreed to stay with relatives for the night.
  • A woman in the 8500 block of Porter Road reported her ex-boyfriend was at her apartment door and refused to leave. The man said he wanted to see his newborn child. Patrol advised him to take the matter to Family Court.

Friday, May 21

  • Patrol investigated a report in the 8000 block of Packard Road. Resident reported that sometime during the night someone cut the lock and hasp on her shed door, but nothing appeared to have been taken.
  • Patrol issued an appearance ticket to a 61-year-old Lewiston woman who was accused of shoplifting $267.25 worth of merchandise at a grocery store in the 1700 block of Military Road.
  • The manager of a store in the 1600 block of Military Road reported that an internal investigation found that an employee had stolen $1,972.72 by making false register returns since the fall of 2009. The 28-year-old Niagara Falls woman was charged with grand larceny.
  • A resident of the 3100 block of Apple Court reported that someone had cut the hasp on his shed door, but he did not believe anything had been taken.
  • Patrol was dispatched to the 3200 block of Hyde Park Boulevard where it was reported someone was trying to break in. The parties involved turned out to be the homeowners who had locked themselves out.

Saturday, May 22

  • Patrol observed a 30-year-old Expressway Village man walking along Military Road who had large bulges in his pockets. The bulges turned out to be four glasses which he had taken from a restaurant. Glasses were returned. Management did not press charges.
  • Patrol checked junkyards on Hyde Park Boulevard, Maryland Avenue and Delaware Avenue. All appeared OK.
  • Patrol checked a report of shots fired in Sabre Park. Nothing found.
  • Patrol checked a church parking lot on Kline Road and found four teenagers ranging in age from 19 to 15. Marijuana was found and the oldest youth, a Woodland Avenue resident, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sunday, May 23

  • Patrol responded to the 1900 block of Military Road, where an Ontario man and his passengers reported that, while they were in the mall, someone punched in the driver's side door lock, cut the wiring to the alarm system and took numerous items, including luggage, a GPS unit, jewelry, clothing, cash, passports and a cell phone.
  • Patrol investigated a burglary in the 8000 block of Crestview Drive, where the victim said someone had entered her shed and taken a power washer valued at $750.
  • A caller reported that, through Facebook, one of her daughter's classmates said she had given birth and buried the baby in the back yard. Patrol checked with the juvenile, who denied the story. The juvenile's father said she had been having problems with some other girls at school, who may have made the posting. He was advised to contact Facebook and the school.

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