• ASSAULT: Police are investigating an assault which resulted in a man hospitalized at 6 p.m. Thursday. Officers were called to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's emergency room after a 65-year-old man reported being punched in the face by one of three strangers while walking at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and Niagara Street. He said one of the men hit him on the left side of his face then the three fled the scene.
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a grocery store in the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 4 a.m. Thursday. A store employee told officers he witnessed two men taking soda from a display near the main entrance, load it into a green vehicle and drive away. Store management estimated the soda to cost about $240, according to reports.
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a traffic stop in the 600 block of Niagara Street at 2:25 a.m. Thursday. Andrew Raymond, 25, 1021 15th St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI speeding and driving without headlights after patrol witnessed him driving south on Third Street by a nightclub. He reportedly didn't have his headlights on and instead was flashing his hazard lights. When officers stopped the driver, he told them he didn't realize his mistake and couldn't turn the hazards off. Asked to perform field sobriety tests, he failed several and recorded a 0.20 percent blood alcohol content in a breath test.
• STOLEN VEHICLE: Police are investigating a stolen vehicle from a residence in the 2700 block of LaSalle Avenue between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2:15 a.m. Thursday. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, said she went to bed and her boyfriend and his friend were playing video games. When she woke up, the two of them were gone, as was her vehicle. She said she gave no one permission to use it.