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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Dec. 16

by jmaloni
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 09:50 am

The following is a sampling of calls the Town of Niagara Police responded to between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2. During that time period, 121 incidents were investigated. 

Friday, Nov. 26

•1900 Military Road, harassment. Patrol responded to the mall for a car-pedestrian accident. A 73rd Street woman said she got out of her mother's car to save a parking spot and another vehicle pulled around and began to nudge her out of the way.

•1900 Military Road, forgery. Complainant said he received a counterfeit $10 bill from a man who parked in the valet lot at the mall. Patrol interviewed the man when he returned to his vehicle and he stated he received the cash from his bank in Canada. Other cash he had on his person was OK.

•1900 Military Road, fraud. A man complained that he paid $266 for two boxes that were offered to him in the mall parking lot by two men who said they contained a laptop computer and an iPod. Both boxes were stuffed with newspapers.

•2400 block of Military Road. Caller complained that two males were changing clothes next to a black car outside a business. Gone on arrival.

Saturday,  Nov. 27

•2700 block of Military Road, larceny from vehicle. A Shawnee Road man said while he was inside a business, someone took his hockey equipment bag from the bed of his truck. Contents were valued at $2,500.

•5300 block of Military Road. Patrol assisted Lewiston Police with an out of control patient in the hospital's emergency room.

•100 block of Nathan Drive, Sabre Park, burglary. Complainant said someone broke a living room window and ransacked her residence while she was gone for about two hours. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

•2400 block of Military Road, juvenile disturbance. Officers dispersed a group of juveniles who were reportedly talking about fighting another group of juveniles.

Sunday, Nov. 28

•1900 block of Military Road, vandalism. A Tonawanda woman reported that while she was in the mall someone scratched all four doors, the hood and the trunk  of her vehicle with what could have been a key. Damage was estimated at $1,500.

•1900 block of Military Road, robbery. A Grand Island woman reported that two males were observed placing sneakers in a bag at a business and leaving without paying. When she confronted them, she was shoved to the ground and bruised her leg.

Monday, Nov. 29

•1900 block of Military Road, fraud. A Canadian man told mall security that he had purchased a box , which showed an iPad on the cover, for $320 in the parking lot, and when he opened it, he found it contained only paper.

•700 block of A Street, Cayuga Village, civil matter. A resident reported that his ex-girlfriend moved out and took all the food in the freezer, a bedding set and his cell phone. Patrol contacted the woman and she said the phone was hers. They were advised it was a civil matter.

•Colonial Drive at Garlow Road, suspicious vehicle. Patrol observed a vehicle parked in a corner of the brush area. Shining a spotlight, patrol observed two people in the vehicle. Parties said they were just "hanging out." They were advised to leave the park.

Tuesday,  Nov. 30

•2000 block of Cory Drive, Wheatfield, check situation. Patrol was dispatched by Niagara County Sheriff's Office on a report of a picket problem at a business. Subjects were advised about blocking traffic and making threats.

•700 block of A Street, Cayuga Village, fraud. Patrol was interviewing a 21-year-old man about a neighbor problem. He gave a false name, then later admitted he did so to avoid being arrested on a warrant. He was arrested, charged with criminal impersonation, and bail was set at $750.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

•5600 block of Grauer Road, larceny. A Niagara Falls man complained that tools valued at $1,000 had been taken from a business site where he had stored them.

•2000 block of Military Road, shoplifting. A business reported detaining a 24-year-old Niagara Falls woman who had taken three pairs of socks, valued at $27.50, and attempted to leave without paying. She was arraigned in Town of Niagara Court and bail was set at $250.

Thursday, Dec. 2

•4200 block of Military Road, shoplifting. A business reported that a Lewiston woman attempted to pay for $126.44 worth of groceries with a check that came back denied. During the transaction, she had asked for a carry out and the groceries were taken by a cart associate to her car. After being told the check was denied, the woman left the store and fled with the groceries in her car.

•8500 block of Porter Road, domestic incident. A male and a female were having a verbal argument about the laundry not getting done.

•6800 block of Elsa Place, EMS call. Patrol assisted Rural Metro Ambulance and Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. with a 51-year-old male having difficulty breathing.

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