Niagara Gazette

Crime

December 25, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 26

NIAGARA FALLS

Police called to Memorial ER for violent man

Falls police were called to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center about 5 p.m. Monday after a patient there went on a rampage in the ER. 

Hospital staff said the man had threatened to harm residents and staff at a North Tonawanda residential home. Once at Memorial, the man said he was going to “act out” and began throwing chairs, a table and hospital equipment, including a blood pressure machine. Police said he threw a chair at someone in the ER, narrowly missing them. The man also damaged the drywall of the ER. 

Hospital security was able to get control of the man before police arrived and had him secured in a bed and medicated. Staff were planning to admit the man to the hospital's psych unit.

No charges were filed.

    

Presents stolen from car

A resident on the 2200 block of Welch Avenue told police that sometime Sunday night someone took about $2,500 in presents from his ’97 Crown Victoria while it was parked in front of his house.

The victim said he didn't have an itemized list but electronics, clothing, toys and gold jewelry were among the gifts.

    

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: A resident on the 1800 block of Whitney Avenue told police he caught a man in his basement about 10:30 a.m. Monday. The resident said the man ran off but left his cell phone, a bag and a pair of gloves behind. He had gained entry to the home by kicking in a kitchen door. The resident said he thought the man had been in the house earlier in the day when $600 in tools was taken. While on the scene, officers discovered the resident was wanted on a warrant and he was taken into custody.

• THEFT: A resident on the 600 block of 59th Street reported to police that sometime between Wednesday and Monday morning someone forced open a shed door on his property and took a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle worth $800.

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