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Crime

January 5, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 5

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a reported shoplifting incident at 6:10 p.m. Friday at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road. Tyrone Webb, 54, 1158 Ontario Ave., Apt. 47, was charged with petit larceny and false personification after store security allege he removed boots from a box in the store, put his own shoes in the box, put the new boots on and attempted to leave the store. He was reportedly confronted by security and attempted to flee, knocking over a woman customer. Security said two men shopping were able to secure the man, who later identified himself as Emuelle Johnson during interrogation, police said. But his real name was discerned as the investigation continued, police added. The boots were returned to the store, though damaged during the incident.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft between 12:29 p.m. Wednesday and 12:02 p.m. Saturday from an apartment in the 400 block of Fifth Street. The victim, a 51-year-old man, told police he was allowing a man he only knows as “Mike” stay in his residence after he was recently arrested for trespassing. But shortly after, items began to go missing. He said he believes “Mike,” described as a 5-foot-9, 180-pound black man, took a jacket, a few shirts, a belt and $7 cash from the apartment while staying there.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle between 8 and 8:50 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Military Road. The victim, a 54-year-old Oakville, Ont., man, said he and his 20-year-old son were eating at a restaurant when someone entered his vehicle through its unlocked rear passenger door and stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise including a laptop computer, iPad and camera. 

Town of Niagara

 • CHARGED: Mia L. Ferraro, 22, 2175 Violet Circle, Niagara Falls, was charged with DWI and following too closely about 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy said Ferraro was tailgating him as he was driving down Military Road. After being stopped, Ferraro appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. A breath test determined her blood alcohol content to be 0.14 percent.

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