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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Dec. 26, 2013

by jmaloni
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 07:00 am

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Dec. 11 and 20.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

•Traffic tickets, Porter Road, Military Road at Porter-Packard Road, Lockport Road, Witmer Road, Packard Road, Fashion Outlet Boulevard, Tuscarora Road. Tickets were issued in seven incidents for speeding, driving without headlights, failing to stop for a red arrow, driving with a suspended license and expired inspection sticker.

•Assist fire department, 4800 block of Tuscarora Road. Patrol assisted fire department and National Fuel with carbon monoxide alarm.

Thursday, Dec. 12

•Check situation, 2400 block of Military Road. Report of two cars racing in the parking lot.

•EMS, 500 block of B Street. A 42-year-old female needed lift assistance. Niagara Active Hose and Metro Ambulance on location.

•Property damage accidents, Porter Road near Fourth Avenue and Military Road near Saunders Settlement Road. Both accidents allegedly involved drivers making turns.

Monday, Dec. 16

•Mental health, 2400 block of Military Road. Subject left 12 voicemails for Army recruiting staff over the weekend, then came in Monday. Patrol interviewed subject, who showed signs of persecution and confusion, then refused further questions. Subject was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

•Shoplifting, one incident in the 1500 block of Military Road, and two in the 2500 block of Military Road. In the first incident, a business reported a male stole a wireless security camera system valued at $199.99. In the second incident, a 63-year-old Porter Road man was arrested for opening a package of Prilosec and concealing the pills in his pocket. In the third incident, a Rebecca Drive woman was arrested for attempting to leave the business without paying for a bottle of Tim McGraw cologne and a bag of cough drops.

•Traffic tickets, Porter Road and on Military Road. Patrol issued tickets for speeding and driving with an expired inspection sticker and for speeding in two traffic stops.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

•Neighbor complaint, 7200 block of Packard Road. Complainant reported ongoing issue with neighbor plowing snow onto his property and blocking the sidewalk.

•Fire, 3700 block of Lockport Road. Patrol responded to a tow truck fire. Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co. extinguished the blaze.

•Domestic, 2900 block of Birch Avenue. Patrols responded after a caller reported female on the ground in a driveway being dragged by a male subject. The 54-year-old resident was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. His wife said they had been drinking heavily and on their way home from the casino had started an argument that became physical. She refused to go to the hospital or sign a statement against her husband.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

•Suspicious person, Industrial Estates, Witmer Road. Patrol observed a suspicious male wearing a flashlight on his head walking in the area. The 30-year-old Fox Avenue resident said he was just going for a walk, but after being patted down, was found to be carrying various tools and trash bags. The suspect said he is a dumpster diver. Police received a complaint from one of the businesses in August and a security camera showed a male matching the suspect's description.

•Traffic stop, Military Road at Saunders Settlement Road. Vehicle stopped that had its muffler dragging on the pavement. Warrant check revealed an active warrant out of Lewiston. The man was handed over to the Lewiston Police Department.

•Disabled vehicle, Military at Porter-Packard roads. Patrol received a report of a tanker truck fire. Driver said he thought his brakes caught fire. Niagara Active Hose responded and everything was reported OK. Driver was to call his company to make repair arrangements.

Thursday, Dec. 19

•Driving while intoxicated, Military Road. A 42-year-old Upper Mountain Road woman was arrested for DWI after she failed to move to a safe lane when driving by a police vehicle with its lights flashing, sideswiped the police vehicle, then drove away from the accident. She refused a Breathalyzer test. She was found to have a revoked license for a prior DWI refusal. After causing a scene at the police station, she told a police officer she didn't want to live and to shoot her. She was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

•Larceny, 7400 block of Recovery Road. Complainant stated sometime overnight someone broke the lock on the back window of her vehicle and made entry, stealing loose change.

•Harassment, 4600 block of Military Road. Woman working during business' customer appreciation luncheon reported she was slapped violently on her buttocks by a male, which caused a previous back issue to flare up. Patrol to seek warrant for suspect.

Friday, Dec. 20

•Check situation, Jane Drive area. Patrol was notified by off-duty officer of car alarms going off. Patrol continued to check the areas of Recovery, Third, Fourth, Tuscarora, Jane, Effie and Carroll throughout the night.

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