Niagara Gazette

Crime

November 24, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Nov. 25

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• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft at 11:42 a.m. Saturday from a store in the 1500 block of Military Road. The store's asset protection told police a man with previous shoplifting incidents in the store just put a baby doll in a shopping cart and left without paying. The store employee was unable to locate the man after he left the store, according to reports. The doll is valued at $28.97.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a pair of reported thefts from vehicles occurring between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Buffalo Avenue. The first victim, an 18-year-old Falls woman, said between 11:30 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Saturday, her passenger side rear window was smashed and the culprit took a purse in the back seat. She said it contained $150 cash, a watch, her license and a set of personal keys. Total value, including damages, was reported to be $590. The second victim, a 51-year-old West Schelocta, Penn. woman, said someone smashed her vehicle's passenger window between 2 and 3 p.m. and took her luggage from the back seat. She said medication and $300 Canadian was inside the stolen bag. She reported the total value including damages to the vehicle to be $1,300.

• ARRESTS: Police arrested a pair of Falls men following a patrol stop at 5:42 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Sixth Street. Johnny Hilson, 21, 546 20th St., Apt. 2, and Deon Dennis, 19, 444 12th St., Apt. 1, were both charged with second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after police say they were in a stolen vehicle parked on Sixth Street. Police said they ran the plates on the vehicle after seeing the two men possibly asleep inside the vehicle, which came back as stolen. They approached the vehicle and secured the individuals outside without incident. When told why they were under arrest, Dennis allegedly said "It's a rent a rock, I didn't know it was stolen." But police said neither he now Hilson could provide proof of ownership. The vehicle was towed from the scene after not being able to contact the registered owner, police said.

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