Niagara Gazette

July 24, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published July 25

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Man beaten by girlfriend, her sons

Falls police were called to the ER at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Tuesday night to meet up with the victim of an assault.

The victim, a 48-year-old Falls man, told police he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend Monday night and she hit and scratched him as he tried to leave the home. Police said she left marks that were photographed for evidence.

The man said he left the home and walked to a liquor store, bought a bottle of vodka and as he left the liquor store, his girlfriend's three sons, ages 14 to 16, attacked him.

The man said he was punched and kicked and knocked to the ground. Her three sons then grabbed the bottle of vodka and left the area.

Police said the man had a swollen jaw, broken blood vessels in his right eye and he complained of pain in his back and left side of his ribs.

The man said he didn't know the names of the three youths that attacked him, but they were definitely sons of his girlfriend.


Son takes $700 in clothes while mother beats store owner

The owner of a store on the 2900 block of Pine Avenue told Falls police that about 5 p.m. Tuesday a woman he knows walked into the store and demanded money he owed her. 

While the woman "slapped him around," the store owner said the woman's son came into the store with a garbage bag and began filling it with clothing from the store. 

After the son grabbed about $700 in clothes, mother and son left in a grey Pontiac G6


Niagara Falls

• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: A Falls employee driving a city vehicle from the code enforcement fleet said youths dropped rocks onto the vehicle as he drove under the overpass on College Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The worker spotted three juveniles on the overpass, who ran off. The employee was able to catch the three youths and hold them for police. Officers brought the youths to their respective guardians and advised them of the incident and that a member of the Juvenile Detective Bureau would be contacting them. About $300 damage was done to the vehicle.

• THEFT: Falls police were called to a restaurant on the 8600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard where a Fall resident reported someone smashed a car window and took a tote bag between 6:10 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The tote contained medical records and a coffee mug. The estimated loss is $25..


• DWI: Jacob A. Wilson, 17, 2396 Lockport-Olcott Road, was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, operation of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and failure to stop at a stop sign. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office said Wilson and a passenger were found near his vehicle which was overturned in a ditch on Ridge Road. Wilson said he stopped at the intersection of Purdy and Ridge roads, then accelerated but the vehicle could not turn and they went into the ditch. Wilson reportedly failed all but one field sobriety test. Two different readings showed Wilson's blood alcohol content to be 0.15 percent and 0.16 percent.