Niagara Gazette

February 6, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Feb. 7

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Falls police received a report of a burglary at a home on the 400 block of 12th Street. A resident told officers that sometime during the day Tuesday someone broke into their home and took a 60-inch TV being rented from a local rent-to-own business, as well as an X-Box game system and laptop computer. Police noted there were no signs of forced entry. The estimated loss is $1,800.

• THEFT: A resident on the 2700 block of Livingston Avenue told police that sometime Monday night someone took an iPod and $20 from his unlocked vehicle parked in their driveway.

Town of Lockport

• DWI: Christopher J. Cullen, 51, 2164 Amy Drive, Niagara Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation and several traffic violations. A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy responded to Niagara Hospice on Tuesday for a vehicle that struck a light post while pulling into the parking lot. The driver, Cullen, was found in the facility’s waiting room. He appeared to be intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. An alco-sensor tested positive for the presence of alcohol. A DMV check revealed that Cullen's drivers license was revoked six times for both prior alcohol-related offenses as well as a refusal to submit to a chemical test. The vehicle was not registered, had no insurance and no inspection. The patrol found an open container of beer as well. He refused to submit to a blood test. Wrights Corners Ambulance transported Cullen to Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport for observation due to his high alcohol reading on the alco-sensor. Damage to the light was $1,500.


• POSSESSION: Tyler J. Weeks, 19, 4717 Lockport Road, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of marijuana, criminal used of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at a stop sign and speeding Tuesday. According to the report, deputies stopped Weeks on Lockport Road at 11:18 p.m. for failure to stop at the stop sign at Aiken Road and for going 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. There was a strong odor of marihuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed plastic bags with a green vegetable substance and a digital scale. Patrol found four plastic bags full of a green vegetable substance. Weeks was taken into custody and the vehicle was turned over to registered owner. The marijuana weighed well over 2 ounces, the report said.