Niagara Gazette

October 15, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Oct. 15

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Pregnant woman, father of child arrested

A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy arrested a pregnant woman and the father of her child Sunday morning after a traffic stop on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

After stopping a car driven by Stephanie M. Washington for failure to keep right about 11 a.m., the deputy said a computer check showed her license suspended June 28 for failure to answer a summons in the Falls.

While interviewing Washington, the deputy said he could smell burning marijuana and asked about it, to which she replied, "No, there aint nothing in here, I'm pregnant."

When asked again, Washington replied, "My man smokes cigars, that's it."

Her man, Raymond L. Jones Jr., a passenger in the car, admitted to having marijuana and turned over a grinder filled with marijuana.

Jones, 18, of Buffalo, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Washington, 20, Mourning Dove Lane, Niagara Falls, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right.


Niagara Falls

THEFT: Officers are investigating a reported theft from a convenience store at 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue. A store clerk told police a man entered the store and took an unknown amount of Red Bull energy drinks from the cooler without paying. She said he fled north on 15th Street.

ARRESTS: Police made two arrests in unrelated shoplifting incidents Saturday morning at a grocery store in the 1000 block of Portage Road. Tina Douglas, 48, 1511 Eighth St., was charged with petit larceny after a store manager reportedly observed her take allergy medication and some curry sauce from store shelves and conceal them in her purse at 8:05 a.m. Saturday. Michael Sneed, 59, 5626 Niagara Falls Blvd., was charged with petit larceny and third-degree criminal trespass after the manager reportedly observed him conceal four sticks of deodorant, three packages of razor blades and three units of lotion on his person and attempt to leave without paying.

BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary which happened sometime between July 1 and 11 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of 23rd Street. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, told police someone had entered her home over the last three months and taken a television. She said she didn't know it happened because her lights had been turned off three months ago so she left all her possessions in the house while she lived with her mother. She said the lights were turned back on so she returned home but noticed the back door open.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which happened between 11 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Niagara Avenue. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, told police someone stole a laptop and a television from inside her home. The property is valued at $849.