Niagara Gazette

Crime

March 15, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 14

— WHEATFIELD

Quick cemetery turnaround not so quick

 
Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a cemetery on the 3500 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a car stuck on the property.

 
A tow truck driver had made the call before towing a Tonawanda man’s car from the north side of the cemetery’s lawn. The tow truck operator said he was worried about damage his truck might do to the lawn.
The Tonawanda man told deputies he had pulled into the cemetery to turn around and head back to a nearby restaurant where he had left his cell phone. In an attempt to turn around in the cemetery, the man said his car became stuck.

 
   
Niagara Falls

 
• Police reports were unavailable on Wednesday
  
City of Lockport

 
• CHARGED: Karen A. Kostyo, 36, 3960 Lockport-Olcott Road was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree burglary Wednesday. According to the report, Kostyo took a black and white papillon from a cage on West Avenue on Feb. 14. The dog was valued at $1,080. Kostyo was identified by the victim on a video and was arrested at police headquarters.

 
• HARASSMENT: Matthew G. Pollina, 27, 1841 Weston Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged with aggravated harassment Tuesday. According to the report, Pollina made a threatening phone call and sent a threatening text message to the victim. The victim requested an order of protection. 
  
Wheatfield

 
• INCIDENT: The father of a man being assisted at a facility for the developmentally disabled reported to sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday that his 27-year-old son received a bruise on his upper arm and it may be due to a staff member’s actions at the facility. The 27-year-old said a staffer grabbed him by the arm that morning but did not know why. The deputy could not contact anyone at the facility Tuesday night due to it being closed after business hours.
   
Town of Lockport

 
• FRAUD: An Akron Road resident reported an unknown person made two purchases at a Rite Aid store in Garden Grove, Calif., using his Citizens Bank credit card. The two purchases totaled $15.65. Citizens Bank canceled his credit card and they requested that a police report be filed. The victim told deputies that three more unauthorized charges may be pending on the card.
 

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