Niagara Gazette

June 28, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 29

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• CHARGED: Douglas Henson, 40, 992 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Youngstown, was charged with moving from a lane unsafely, a cell phone violation and operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs about 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to sheriff's deputies. Henson was stopped on Norwood Avenue and deputies said he appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. Deputies said a search of his car turned up several prescription pill bottles filled with various pills. Henson said he had a prescription for some of the pills and a friend left the rest of the pills in the car. he later told deputies he had been robbed of his prescription pills earlier in the week and that was why he had to buy his pills off the street. He was taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital to have blood drawn and his car was towed from the scene.

• THEFT: A Falls police officer was called to Third Street apartment complex on Thursday and met by a property manager on behalf of an elderly resident. Brought up to his apartment, the elderly man told the officer he home alone lying on chair some time Thursday when a man and a woman entered the apartment through an unlocked door, disconnected his TV and walked out with it. The man was able to give police a description of the suspects.

• THEFT: The owner of an electrical service company on Fairfield Avenue reported that sometime between Tuesday and Thursday someone cut a metal fence to gain access to the property. Once inside, the suspects took electrical motors valued at $500, an $1,800 copper furnace plate and $200 in electrical components. A wheel barrow was found inside the fenced-in area. The estimated loss is $3,000.

Town of Niagara

• CHARGED: Carl A. Zimmerman Jr., 34, 1725 Pierce Ave., was charged endangering the welfare of a child, speeding and unlawfully growing marijuana about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Zimmerman was pulled over by a deputy who said Zimmerman was driving 65 mph in a 40 mph zone on Hyde Park Boulevard, just north of Witmer Road. Once stopped, the deputy said he could smell marijuana emanating from the vehicle and saw a potted marijuana plant on the back seat — next to two juveniles. Zimmerman said he was taking the plant to the reservation. The grandmother of the juveniles, Zimmerman's cousins, was called in to pick up the kids while Zimmerman was arrested.

Ransomville

• INCIDENT: Sheriff's deputies were called to a Stacey Drive address on Wednesday after a gas line there was ruptured. When deputies arrived, Ransomville Fire Co. personnel were on the scene and had contacted National Fuel. The homeowner said he was removing a tree stump with a tractor when he hit and ruptured the gas line. Two houses north of the ruptured line were evacuated as a precaution. National Fuel responded to the scene and repaired the damage.

Wilson

• TRESPASSING: Deputies were called to a local marina where staff reported a man that had earlier demanded to have his boat taken out of storage but refused because he owes storage fees was later seen driving from the marina with the boat in tow. Deputies said a warrant was issued for the man.