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Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Feb. 20, 2014

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am

The following is a sampling of the 186 calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Feb. 4 and 13.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

•Attempt to locate, Packard Road. Patrol spoke by phone to a school principal concerned about the welfare of three children whose mother had not picked them up the previous day, and when contacted, came to the school intoxicated. The mother was advised she would not be allowed to drive the children home and had a friend drive them. She told the children to say goodbye, as that would be the last time the school saw them. Cheektowaga Police located the woman and children at a hotel near the airport, where they were due to fly out that day. Patrol also received a criminal mischief report from the woman's residence, indicating she had been evicted and when owners went into the residence, it was heavily damaged.

•Larceny from vehicle, 1900 Military Road. A Buffalo reported that on the previous day, Monday, someone broke the rear passenger window of his BMW and took credit cards and items valued at $10,000.

•Juvenile problem, Juron Drive. A mother complained that her son and another youth were in a heated argument through Facebook about an incident at school that day.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

•Disabled vehicles, Lockport Road, Haseley Drive, Creekside Parkway. Patrols assisted motorists with disabled vehicles.

•Vehicle blocking roadway, 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Patrol assisted Town Highway Department. Plow was unable to make a pass on the roadway and couldn't get the attention of the owner. Patrol also attempted to contact the owner. Owner emerged from residence when tow truck arrived.

•Fire alarm, 1900 block of Military Road. Mall security notified patrols on arrival that the false alarm was set off accidentally by construction crew.

Thursday, Feb. 6

•Aid assist, 7300 block of Porter Road. Patrol assisted Niagara Active Volunteer Fire Co. at a business where there was a report of a smell of smoke coming from the air vents.

•Suspicious person, 8500 block of Porter Road. Patrol investigated a report of a suspicious male watching plumbing work being done at the site. The male said he was just watching the crew work while he was waiting for a ride.

•Disabled vehicle, Lockport and Packard roads. Patrol provided traffic control while a vehicle stuck in snow was removed.

Friday, Feb. 7

•Assist citizen, 500 block of D Street. Woman complained that her boyfriend's elderly friend is constantly reporting them for child abuse. Child Protective Services indicated that no evidence of abuse has been found.

•Aid assist, I-190 at Porter-Packard roads. Patrols assisted State Police with multiple accidents.

•Property accident, 1900 block of Military Road. Driver No. 1 was backing up while removing snow in the mall parking lot. Driver No. 2 was pulling into the entranceway. Driver No. 1 was taken into custody and issued three traffic tickets after it was discovered he had a suspended license and two failure to answer reports.

Saturday, Feb. 8

•Disabled vehicle, I-190. Patrol assisted with vehicle in a ditch at 1:24 a.m. and a one-car accident at the Porter-Packard roads overpass at 7:34 a.m.

•Road complaint, 2500 block of Military Road. Patrol located and removed a muffler in the roadway in front of Kmart.

Sunday, Feb. 9

•Aid assist, 9500 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Patrol assisted Niagara Falls Police with a fight at a bowling alley.

Monday, Feb. 10

•Traffic ticket, Military Road. Patrol issued ticket for vehicle operating on two flat tires.

•Distracted driving, Porter Road. Driver drifted off the road and into the snowy, icy shoulder, then lost control, hitting a speed limit sign and utility pole. Driver taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center for observation.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

•Check situation, 1600 block of Military Road. Patrol responded to a complaint from a business that reported that an individual had been in the store almost every day, hangs around inside, never buys anything and sometimes scares customers away.

•Accident, 6000 block of Packard Road. Driver attempting to stop at an intersection slid into roadway and hit another vehicle.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

•Injury accident, Saunders Settlement and Garlow roads. Patrols assisted State Police and Lewiston Police with a head-on collision.

•Employee theft, 1900 Military Road. Manager of a business reported a 22-year-old 83rd Street man worked with a former employee to stage a return of sneakers that were never originally purchased. The theft amount was $207.97.

•Harassment, 2700 block of Military Road. Businessman reported receiving two threatening phone calls from a man, who when questioned by police began yelling, swearing and making threats. The man was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

•Employee theft, 7500 block of Packard Road. Business owner reviewing security tapes reported seeing an employee take $150 of lottery tickets. The 24-year-old Dogwood Place resident was arrested for petit larceny.

Thursday, Feb. 13

•EMS call, 700 block of B Street. Patrol dispatched on a report of a 23-year-old unresponsive male, who was turning blue. CPR was in progress. When patrol and Rural Metro Ambulance arrived, the subject was breathing. A used hypodermic needle was found, but the male, who was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, claimed not to know what he had injected.

•False alarm, 5900 block of Edgewood Drive. Fire alarm caused by burned food in an oven.

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