Niagara Gazette

March 11, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 11

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Woman's death doesn't appear suspicious

There are no signs of foul play in the death of a 37-year-old city woman last week, according to the Lockport Police Department.

The woman died at 290 Niagara St. on March 7. Her name has not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Police Chief Larry Eggert said an autopsy was to be done Monday. Authorities are waiting for the results of that procedure, as well as toxicology reports, which are needed to determine the cause of death, Eggert said.

There was an arrest related to the woman's death.

Roman Nelson, 56, 290 Niagara St., was charged early Saturday with giving a false statement in connection with the investigation, a misdemeanor charge. The nature of Nelson's statement was not disclosed.

Niagara Falls

• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the 9100 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A convenience store clerk told officers that a man came in to the store at 11:03 p.m. Sunday and that he was carrying a bag that appeared to have a rifle in it. The rifle was pointing out of the bag. The suspect pointed the bag at the clerk and said, "You know what I want." The clerk told the suspect he didn't believe he had a gun in the bag and told him to leave the store. The suspect then said to the clerk, "Can I please have the money?" The clerk told the suspect, Get out of here." and man walked out of the store. He was last seen walking south, through the store parking lot.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a truck break-in in the 300 block of Sixth Street. A 55-year-old man told police that sometime between 2 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, someone broke into his 2010 Ford F-150 pick-up truck by smashing the driver's side window. The victim said $1,300 worth of construction tools were taken.


• DWI: Demetrius L. Barber, 33, 2021 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding March 9. Barber had a court appearance scheduled for Monday.