Niagara Gazette

March 9, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 9

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Woman’s death investigated

Lockport police are investigating a woman found dead on Niagara Street Friday night.

A call on the incident was placed to police just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Detectives are conducting interviews with people in the area to determine cause of death and police say more information will be provided as the situation develops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LPD at 433-7700.

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a reported traffic accident at 8:54 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of 22nd Street. Patricia Burch-White, 33, 1020 South Ave., was charged with driving while intoxicated, false personation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after police said she struck multiple parked vehicles. Officers report she was unable to provide a driver’s license at the scene and when asked, informed police her name was “Mrs. Frett.” When asked for a birthdate, she reportedly responded, “Isn’t it on the card?” Asked again for her name, she said “Pamela Burch,” according to officers. Asked why she struck the vehicles, she reportedly said another was coming towards her and she had no room to avoid them all. Police report she was displaying signs of intoxication at the scene, She reportedly failed four field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest at the scene.

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested following a report of a vehicle accident at 7:55 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Pierce Ave. Valerie Martin, 47, 2739 22nd St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing a chemical test, unlicensed operation and two other charges after police were called to the scene of multiple parked vehicles struck by a driver. When police arrived at the scene, the driver, later identified as Martin, was being treated for injuries. Police attempted to learn her name by questioning, but Martin reportedly said “I’m not answering your questions, you’re a (expletive) cop. Later in the ambulance, officers said, she again refused to answer questions, though police were able to identify several indicators of intoxication. At the hospital, police said Martin spoke, saying “I’m going to tell you the truth. I’m in the wrong, I was drinking tonight.” Police report reading her rights though she refused to allow doctors to draw blood for a chemical test and asked for a lawyer.

• ARREST: A Sanborn woman was arrested following a traffic stop at 9:49 p.m. Friday at a drive-thru restaurant in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. Sara Brzusek, 23, 4900 Townline Road, Sanborn, was charged with resisting arrest, failing to wear a seatbelt and unsafe backing after police report she was making several quick forward and backward movements in the drive-thru lane. Eventually, police said, she was facing the wrong direction and drove against the flow of traffic in the lane. Stopped in the parking lot, she reportedly told officers she was lost and had already driven through the drive-thru. Police issued her the tickets but when officers attempted to explain them, she began yelling and refused to accept the citations. Police said the tickets were placed on her lap but she said “no” and immediately crumpled them into a ball and threw them out the vehicle. Officers report instructing her to exit the vehicle because she was under arrest but she refused, resulting in officers reporting force being used to gain compliance. Police report Brzusek apologized in the police vehicle and pleaded to not be arrested. She was transported to headquarters without further incident, police said.