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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Sept. 9

by jmaloni
Thu, Sep 9th 2010 04:00 pm
The following is a sampling of the calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between Aug. 23 and 31. During that time, 155 calls were received.

Monday, Aug. 23

  • 4000 block of Saunders Settlement Road, reckless driving. Patrol checked on a report of a green pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed toward the city.
  • 4000 block of Seneca Parkway, assist fire department. Patrol responded for a carbon monoxide detector activation.
  • 5200 block of Tuscarora Road, Wildwood Acres, check the situation. Patrol interviewed a 17-year-old who said her stepfather slapped her. Her mother reported the girl was being mouthy and disrespectful and was punished for it.
  • 8100 block of East Britton Drive, noise complaint. Investigating a neighbor's complaint, patrol found a homeowner outside doing yard work. He agreed to stop for the evening.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

  • 4700 block of Liberty Avenue, burglary. Resident woken by barking dog said he found a window open and a laptop computer missing.
  • Packard Road, traffic violation. Patrol issued speeding ticket for 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.
  • Military and Witmer roads, driving while intoxicated. Patrol noticed strong odor of alcohol on the breath of a 29-year-old Niagara Falls woman who had rear-ended a stopped vehicle. Alcohol sensor showed a reading of .197 percent; later breath test at state police station was .15 percent.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

  • 2400 block of Military Road, suspicious persons. Patrol responded to parking lot for youths skateboarding and being loud. Negative results.
  • 7600 block of Greenview Road, larceny. Victim stated that someone stole an LED light during the night.
  • Porter Road, property-damage accident. Driver distracted by a spider in the car, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle and drive into a ditch, striking a fence.

Thursday, Aug. 26

  • Anthony Drive, Sabre Park, suspicious person. Patrol received a report of a man wearing a towel on his head and gloves standing on the corner. No one found.
  • 1700 block of Military Road, civil matter. Patrol helped state Tax and Finance Department deal with a belligerent man during a business seizure at the mall.
  • 4200 block of Military Road, vandalism. Resident reported someone damaged her garage door and requested frequent patrols.

Friday, Aug. 27

  • Military Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, attempt to locate. Niagara Falls Police Department did not have a car available. Patrol dispatched on a report of an intoxicated male who had fallen off his motorcycle. Witness stated man got back on the motorcycle and left. Sheriff's Department found the man on 98th Street.
  • 1900 block of Juron Avenue, EMS call. Patrol received a report of an elderly woman who fell and suffered a laceration to her abdomen. Rural Metro transported her to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

Saturday Aug. 28

  • 400 block of A Street, Cayuga Village, burglary. Victims stated that while they were at the Brooks and Dunn concert, someone entered their trailer after throwing a cinderblock through a door window and took jewelry, coins, tools and equipment valued at approximately $9,000.
  • 8500 block of Porter Road, burglary. Patrol unable to make contact with complainant at his apartment.
  • 1900 block of Military Road, robbery. Man reported being approached by two males in the mall parking lot who wanted to sell him an iPad. When he started to open the box to be sure the item was inside, one of the men brought out a knife and demanded his money. They took $400 in Canadian currency and ran. The box contained rolled up newspaper.

Sunday, Aug. 29

  • 7300 block of Porter Road, recovered property. Woman found a red mountain bike in the field behind her residence. Bike secured in police department garage.
  • 1500 block of Military Road. Complainant states his car may have been scratched while parked in grocery store lot and he needed a police report to view security tapes.

Monday, Aug. 30

  • 3100 block of Apple Court, suspicious person. Resident reports seeing a man inside her vehicle. After she yelled, he walked away towards Packard Road. Patrol arrived at Beechwood Circle and found an unoccupied van with its door ajar, then heard someone running through the woods back towards Apple Court. Additional units requested, but man not found.
  • 1900 block of Military Road, larceny. A Grand Island man reported that while shopping inside one mall store, he put a white bag containing clothing he had purchased for $85 at another store on the floor and when he turned around it was gone. Security footage showed a man about 50 years old with gray hair and wearing gray shorts and a dark shirt entering the store with no bag and leaving carrying a white bag.
  • 8200 block of Colonial Drive, animal accident. Resident reported family dog struck by a motorist and gave patrol vehicle plate number. Patrol interviewed driver who said she did remember hearing a noise of something striking her vehicle, but had no idea she had struck a dog.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

  • 6700 block of Elsa Place, burglary. Homeowner reported a man locked inside his backyard shed. The resident said he had noticed his television pulled from its wall mount and left hanging by its security latches and cartons of cigarettes and a bottle of liquor stolen. The liquor and cigarettes were found inside the shed with the 21-year-old John Street man, who was arrested.
  • 4600 block of John Street, recovered property. Patrol recovered a watch from the above arrested man's stepfather, who said although his stepson is unemployed, he gave him the watch as a gift. Stepfather said he went online and found the watch appears to be worth $5,000.
  • 3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue, mental health call. Mother/son domestic. Neither party cooperative. Mental health hotline recommended transporting son to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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