Niagara Gazette

Crime

April 1, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 1

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Hikers rescued from gorge

 
About 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the Niagara Parks Police Service was advised by Niagara Parks Commission staff that there were a number of hikers, including three adults, two children and a dog, who encountered difficulties in the Niagara Gorge below Thompson’s Point.
The hikers had been ascending the Niagara Gorge off the marked trails below Thompson’s Point when they ran into difficulty to the point where they could neither descend nor ascend any further and called staff at the Niagara Spanish Aerocar for assistance.
Members of the Niagara Parks Police Service High Angle River Team and the Niagara Falls Fire Department using a fixed rope pathway, were able to guide the hikers to the lower gorge trails to safety.
The hikers were later met by Niagara Emergency Medical Services personnel as a precaution, though there were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

 
Niagara Falls

 
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a warrant execution at 8:48 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Seventh Street. Jonathan Haley, 23, 2487 Niagara Ave., was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation after he reportedly told officers he was his brother repeatedly despite warnings about lying. A witness informed officers of the lie, to which he later admitted to, according to reports, saying he did so because he was aware of the warrant for his arrest.

 
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a shoplifting incident at 9:50 p.m. Friday at a grocery store in the 1000 block of Portage Avenue. Eduardo Ortiz, 54, 710 Ashland Ave., was charged with petit larceny after store security reportedly witnessed a package of bacon fall from under his shirt as he tried to leave the store without paying. It took security and a store employee to hold Ortiz at the store until officers responded, according to reports. When police responded, they reportedly found another package of bacon and two 40-ounce Natural Ice beers under his shirt. Total property is estimated to be worth $11.39.

 

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