Niagara Gazette


January 14, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 14

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident in the 1500 block of Military Road at 6:50 p.m. Sunday. Ernestine Fuller, 53, 2211 Niagara Ave., was charged with petit larceny. Fuller is accused of taking more than $158 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

• ARREST: A Lewiston woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident in the 1500 block of Military Road at 5 p.m. Sunday. Gelnor Abdelhamid, 64, 4691 Perry Court, was charged with petit larceny. Abdelhamid is accused of taking more than $129 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue. A tenant of an office building told officers that sometime between 1 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday someone broke into his office by prying bars off a window and then smashing out the glass. The victim said a laptop computer, a computer tower, some office equipment and a safe were taken.


• DWI: Robert J. Perri, 23, 4350 Dickersonville Road, was charged with DWI and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. A deputy responding to a call about 1 a.m. Monday said he noticed a running car parked along the side of the road. After clearing the call about a half hour later, the deputy drove by the car again and investigated. The deputy said Perri was passed out behind the wheel of the car, which was still running, with an open bottle of Molson Canadian beer in the center console and the car's stereo playing very loudly. When knocking on the driver's side window failed to wake Perri, the deputy said he opened the passenger-side door and announced, "Sheriff's office. Wake up." After swearing at the deputy a number of times, Perri eventually turned the car off but had to be physically removed from the vehicle after ignoring deputy requests to get out of the car. He appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before being charged. Deputies noted Perri became very agitated on the way to Niagara County Jail and began making threats to deputies and slammed his head into the plexi-glass partition of the patrol car three times. The incident was recorded by the patrol car's camera system. A team of correction officers met deputies and Perri when they arrived at Niagara County Jail to escort him inside.

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