Niagara Gazette

September 17, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 17

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

LEWISTON

NU soccer player taken to hospital by Mercy Flight

Mercy Flight responded to Niagara University Sunday for an injured athlete. The woman is now at home after she was knocked unconscious during a soccer game.

Medics rushed the 21-year-old to the hospital by Mercy Flight after she ran into a goal post. She suffered a concussion and was released from the hospital Sunday night.

Lewiston Patrol assisted Upper Mountain Fire Company on an EMS/Trauma call at the Niagara University soccer fields.

 

LOCKPORT

Pendleton man charged with aggravated DWI

A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy on patrol charged a Pendleton man with aggravated DWI after a traffic stop early Monday morning.

The deputy said while on patrol about 1:30 a.m., he noticed a car driven by Gary E. Holm weaving in its lane on West Avenue and followed onto Saunders Settlement Road where Holm crossed the white fog line four times.

After stopping Holm, the deputy said he appeared intoxicated, struggled with field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol on a pre-screening breath test. 

Once at the sheriff's office, Holm's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.21 percent.

Holm, 61, 4559 Mapleton Road, Pendleton, was charged with aggravated DWI (BAC of 0.18 or higher) and failure to keep right.

 

WHEATFIELD

Copper stolen from vacant home

The owner of a vacant home on River Road told Niagara County Sheriff's deputies that sometime between Sept. 4 and Friday someone entered the property and took thousands of dollars worth of copper piping.

Suspects made entry from either a rear kitchen window or a utility room window. 

Copper piping was taken from the utility room, kitchen and living room areas of the home. The property owner said the thieves only targeted the copper as several tools and other items were left in the home.

In all, the property owner said about $2,000 in copper was taken. Deputies checked with neighbors but none had seen anything suspicious. 

The owner was able to provide a name of a possible suspect to deputies.

 

TONAWANDA

Man surrenders after standoff in town

A standoff ended peacefully Monday afternoon after a man threatened to harm himself with a knife in a Town of Tonawanda home, police said. 

The 38-year-old man was in a house located at 32 Cloister Court when his wife called police at 11:30 a.m., Lt. Nick Bado said.

"It originated from a domestic incident," he said, noting that he was unsure whether the man was living in the home. "He probably did live there at some point, but there is an order of protection keeping him away from there right now." 

The man and his wife are estranged and pursuing a divorce, Bado said, but the woman was not home when police reported to the scene. 

A negotiator spoke with the man for several hours, and by 3 p.m., the man had surrendered to police.

The man, whose name is not yet being released, was taken to the town police station. Bado said charges would be levied against the man and that he will likely be sent for a mental evaluation. 

Bado said there was no threat to the surrounding area.

"There was no indication he was a threat to anyone but himself," he said. 

 

Niagara Falls

THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from a home in the 5700 block of Buffalo Avenue. A 39-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. Sunday someone took a laptop computer from her home. 

Town of Lockport

DWI: Nancy L. Warner, 58, of Glen Allen, Va., was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday, according to New York State Police. Warner was given appearance tickets for DWI and operating a vehicle without signal lights on Lincoln Avenue.