Niagara Gazette

August 14, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Aug. 14

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

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Dog bites Good Samaritan in face

A 45-year-old Lockport man trying to help a dog hanging from the neck from the back of a truck on Sunday was bitten in the face by the panicked dog.

A 27-year-old Newfane man told Niagara County Sheriff's deputies that he was leaving a camp ground on Church Road Sunday afternoon in his truck when his 15-pound, 8-year-old rat terrier, Easton, jumped out of the back of the truck. The man said his young son grabbed the dog's leash, causing the dog to hang from the rear of the truck.

A Lockport man spotted the distressed dog and tried to help the dog by grabbing it and putting it back in the truck when it lunged at him and bit him. The man suffered cuts to his upper lip and nose. He was taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance.

The dog's owner did provide documentation on the dog's rabies and vaccination shots.

 

Niagara Falls

• LARCENY: Falls police were called to investigate a report of a car break-in Monday evening at a restaurant on Military Road. The victim told police that sometime between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday someone broke her vehicle's side window and removed a purse, a drivers' license, credit cards and $20 from the rear floor. Total loss was listed at $290.

• MENACING: Police were called Monday evening to the 400 block of 12th Street to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness who told them that at about 5:20 p.m. Monday he observed a neighbor standing next to a maroon sedan, arguing with three individuals inside the vehicle. According to reports, the witness saw the man walk into a residence on the block and at that point one of the males inside the vehicle exited the car and pointed a handgun at him. The witness told police the gunman then re-entered the vehicle and the car proceeded to drive around the block. The witness said he later observed the sedan pulling up behind the house in the alley and saw the three males inside exit and fire two shots at his residence. Reports indicated that officers found no casings in the alley where the suspects were supposed to be standing and also observed no visible bullet holes inside or outside the victim's house. An upstairs tenant also told police that she heard "two loud bangs" that she thought were gunshots around the same time. A first floor tenant reported hearing two loud bangs as well, but did not see anything suspicious. The matter remains under investigation.

• LARCENY: A man who parked his van in the 100 block of Buffalo Avenue Monday afternoon reported to police the theft of several items from his vehicle. Reports indicated that the man returned to his van at around noon to find someone had popped out the lock cylinder on the passenger, rear-side door. The victim reported stolen an Apple laptop, a Cannon camera flash, two Coach handbags and a Longiness watch. Total loss was listed at $5,080. 

• LARCENY: Officers investigated a report of a motor vehicle break-in Monday evening in the 300 block of Sixth Street. The victim told police that some between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday someone broke into their vehicle through a driver's side window and removed a brown duffle bag containing various items, including a laptop computer, clothes and various medications. Total loss was listed at $3,856.