Niagara Gazette

June 10, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 10

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


National Fuel repairs gas leak

National Fuel was called in to repair a gas leak on Royal Avenue Saturday afternoon near the GreenPac Plant.
A private contractor hit a gas line. No residential customers were affected however, two industrial customers in that area were without gas.

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 500 block of 19th Street. A 28-year-old woman told officers that sometime between noon and 2:50 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into home though an unlocked front door. The victim said a TV, a Wii game system and a Nintendo DS game system were taken.

• VANDALISM: Officers are looking into a case of vandalism in the 1300 block of College Avenue. A 35-year-old man told police he was driving in that area at 7 p.m. Tuesday when a juvenile threw something off the railroad bridge and the object struck his car. The object dented the driver’s side door. 

Town of Niagara

• DWI: Heidi A. Meyer, 53, 6245 Ward Road, Sanborn, was charged with DWI and moving from a lane unsafely about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Stopped for the traffic violation, Meyer appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.10 percent at the sheriff’s office.


• DWI: Robert D. Ott Jr., 41, 287 Schenck St., Apt. 6, North Tonawanda, was charged with DWI, drinking an alcoholic beverage in a car and a seat belt violation about 9 p.m. Friday, according to Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies. Ott was stopped on River Road for not wearing a seat belt and appeared intoxicated, according to a deputy. An open, spilled bottle of Budweiser beer was in plain sight on the floor of the back seat, according to the report. Ott failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the sheriff’s office where his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.13 percent.

• DWI: Kyle M. Laughlan, 22, 2025 LaSalle Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged with DWI, following too closely, leaving the scene of an injury accident, operating a vehicle with obstructed vision and producing an invalid insurance ID card about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. Laughlan was found speeding down Niagara Road with front end damage to his car after driving off from an accident. Where the accident occurred was not included in the report. When stopped, Laughlan told deputies he had left the accident scene because the other people involved appeared “OK,” the report said. Deputies said he appeared intoxicated but refused to take any field sobriety tests. He refused breath tests as well, after being taken into custody.

• DWI: Cheryl L. Scricco, 37, 843 Payne Ave., lower, North Tonawanda, was charged with DWI about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy said he was driving along River Road and came upon Scricco vomiting next to her car parked on the shoulder of the road. She was determined to be intoxicated and charged. She refused a breath test at the sheriff’s office.


• THEFT: A Ransomville Road resident reported to deputies Saturday that two ATVs had been stolen from the property. The property owner said a four-wheeler was taken about a month ago and not reported. A dirt bike was taken sometime between 11:45 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. The estimated loss is $800.

North Tonawanda

• ARREST: Marissa L. Gillingham, 25, 2015 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, was arrested at 12:47 a.m. Saturday for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident on Nash Road. She is being held in lieu of $500 bail.

• WARRANT: Noreen M. Collins, 32, 1854 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls, turned herself in at 3:15 p.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear to answer a charge of third-degree facilitating unlicensed operation of a vehicle. She is being held in lieu of $350 bail.