Niagara Gazette


April 17, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 16

Niagara Falls

• ASSAULT: A Niagara Falls man told police that he was attacked by two men while walking by himself Monday evening in the 600 block alleyway between 19th and 20th streets. The victim told police that two male suspects approached him suddenly and one grabbed him by the arms while the other slashed at his left, side neck with what appeared to be a razor knife, causing some superficial lacerations and one more serious cut about three inches long. According to reports, the victim fled the area and sought treatment at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The victim told police he did not know the suspects and could not identify them.  

• BURGLARY: A woman who was taking care of a home in the 2200 block of Lockport Road told police that sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday someone had “trashed” the premises and perhaps stolen several items. The woman, who was keeping an eye on the property which was owned by a relative, said she noticed upon arrival Monday that drawers had been pulled from all the dressers and items had been thrown about. She said it was the third burglary on the premises in the past few months. The woman said she was unaware of any specific items that might have been stolen. Officers on the scene observed pry marks on a window and it appeared as though a screwdriver had been used to force open the lock. 

• LARCENY: An employee at a department store in the 1500 block of Military Road told police that a man attempted to steal a pair of 3D Blu-Ray players from the location Sunday afternoon. Reports said the man placed the merchandise in a reusable shopping bag and walked past all possible points of purchase before being stopped by store employees at the exit. At that point, the employee told police that the suspect dropped the merchandise and ran through the parking lot. Reports indicated that officers checked the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. Total value of the items was listed at $216. 

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