Niagara Gazette

May 1, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 29

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

 
• ARRESTS: Three Falls men were arrested after a brawl in the parking lot of a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 4:46 p.m. Sunday. Jacob Lapp, 35, and Michael Benzel, 31, both of 209 58th St., were each charged with disorderly conduct. Shawn Crotty, 22, 7375 Green View Road, was also charged with disorderly conduct.

 
• INVESTIGATION: Police are investigating two incidents involving the passing of counterfeit money. A male and female suspect used a counterfeit $50 bill and six fake $20 bills to make a purchase and get change at a store in the 1000 block of Portage Road at 9:06 a.m. Sunday. The same male suspect then made a purchase at a store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street at 9:24 a.m. Sunday and again used a counterfeit $20 bill.

 
• THEFT: Officers are looking into an SUV break-in in the 400 block of Third Street. A 34-year-old woman told police that sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. Sunday someone broke into her 2004 Chevy Blazer by breaking a rear window. The victim said a cell phone was taken.