Niagara Gazette

January 29, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 30

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Break-in attempt at Lakeside Market

Double steel doors were found with pry marks and damage to the door and door frame in what appeared to be an attempted break-in just after 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Wilson Lakeside Market at 337 Lake St.

No entry was reported, but damage to the steel doors was listed at $2,000, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

An incident report said an audible alarm had sounded and an exterior sliding glass door was found ajar. However a steel security bar stopped the interior door from being completely opened.

An alarm company told deputies that it received a report for tampering of the business’ phone line and an additional alarm for the receiving door on the northwest corner.


Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after police said they were called to the 400 block of 18th Street, at 8:33 p.m. Monday for a report of a man with a gun. Officers said the report was false. Steven Charles Rose Dr., 52, 470 18th St., Apt. 1, was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

• BURGLARY: Officers are looking into a burglary in the 800 block of 88th Street. A property manager told police that sometime between Dec. 24 and Jan. 14 someone broke into a vacant home and took all the copper pipe from the basement.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua J. Herbig, 29, 2406 Niagara Ave., was charged with petit larceny. Herbig is accused of taking more than $156 worth of food items without paying for them.