Niagara Gazette

Crime

July 30, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published July 29

Niagara Falls

• MISCHIEF: Police were called to a reported criminal mischief in the 600 block of Pine Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim, a 27-year-old man, told officers a customer came into the store he's employed at and wished to pay his cell phone bill at a kiosk. The payment didn't work and when he told the customer, the man threw his cell phone at the clerk, striking him in the arm. The man left, then returned later looking for his cell phone. When the clerk refused to return it, the man got angry again and knocked merchandise off the front counter before leaving.

• THEFT: Police were called to a reported theft in the 300 block of Third Street which occurred between 3 and 4 p.m. Friday. The victim, a 55-year-old Poughkeepsie man, told officers while he was waiting in the lobby of his hotel for a room to become ready, someone stole a black backpack from his luggage, which he'd placed on the ground about 50 feet from where he was. He said two laptops, two Kindles, two hard drives and his passport were inside the bag, with a total value estimated at $5,200.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle which occurred between 5 p.m. July 20 and 5:45 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Connecting Boulevard. The victim, a 51-year-old Falls man, told police he parked his tractor trailer and when he returned, he noticed his tool set missing from the back. He also realized his CB radio, XM satellite radio receiver and a 13-inch television were also missing.

• BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported theft between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Eighth Street. The victim, a 58-year-old woman, told police an acquaintance of hers entered her apartment and told her someone was outside waiting to speak to her. When the victim went outside, no one was there. When she returned, she said, her 52-inch television, valued at $800, was gone.

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