Niagara Gazette

June 10, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 11

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from a hotel room in the 100 block of Buffalo Avenue. A 54-year-old tourist from Italy told police that sometime between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, he left his room and when he returned he found that his Casio camera was missing. 

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 600 block of Fourth Street. A 20-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 11:42 p.m. Saturday, someone broke onto her apartment by unknown means. The victim said a video game system, a computer and all the food in her refrigerator was taken.

• ROBBERY: Officers are looking into a robbery in the 2600 block of Main Street. A 41-year-old woman told police she was walking into a mini-mart, at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, when a man approached her and "grabbed" at her shirt and money she had in her hand. After a struggle, the victim said the suspect was able to take $50 from her. 

• THEFT: Falls police are investigating several missing guns from a 58th Street home. An employee of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said five of seven guns he had at the home as well as a computer, bicycle and rice cooker were taken from the home sometime between Friday and Saturday. There were no signs of forced entry and officers noted the victim is currently going through a divorce and his wife was at the house removing her items on Saturday. In all, a .22-caliber rifle, two shotguns and two muzzle loaders were taken. The victim said they had been under his bed and a dresser in the home. The estimated loss is $2,600.

• THEFT: Sheriff's deputies found a stolen car at near the intersection of Witmer Road and Hyde Park Boulevard about noon on Monday. The owner of the 1998 GMC Jimmy, a LaSalle Avenue woman, had reported it stolen about 8:30 a.m. Monday. Due to damage to the vehicle's ignition, it had to be towed away.

• THEFT: A Bergholz man told deputies someone took a 1994 black Suzuki ATV from his yard sometime between June 2 and Sunday. The ATV doesn't run, the man said he'd been working on it occasionally before it was taken. It's described as black with rust on it and camouflage tape around all the plastic parts. The estimated loss is $3,000.


• DWI: Kasey M. Oakes, 31, 11540 Platten Road, Lyndonville, was charged with DWI, failure to keep right and a cell phone violation about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. A deputy said he saw Oakes driving on Shawnee Road, near Lockport Road, with the car's dome light on, illuminating her as she was talking on her cell phone. The deputy noted that she was also driving erratically. Once stopped, Oakes said she was heading home from a meat raffle. The deputy noted she looked disheveled and appeared intoxicated. After failing field sobriety tests, she was charged and taken into custody.

City of Tonawanda

• OBSTRUCTION: Christine J. Maloney, 27, Plaza Drive, Niagara Falls, was charged Sunday with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, criminal impersonation, speeding and no driver's license. She was turned over to Buffalo police.