Niagara Gazette

September 27, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 28

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 9800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A resident of a motel told officers that sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into his room by unknown means. The victim said a 43-inch TV and a safe, that contained some cash, were taken.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Whitney Avenue at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday. James D. Vicki, 28, 1188 Haeberle Ave., Apt. 2, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to signal turn and no insurance.


• DWI: Nathaniel D. Clark, 33, 1295 Moll St., North Tonawanda, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding about midnight Thursday on Townline Road. A sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop on Clark's vehicle after radar clocked his speed at 75 mph and Clark exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests. Later testing showed Clark's blood alcohol level was 0.08 percent.

• DWI: Danielle J. Parker, 3652 Ewings Road, Lockport, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, possessing a hypodermic instrument and failure to keep right Tuesday. A deputy pursuing a complaint about a reckless driver stopped Parker's vehicle in the 2500 block of Ridge Road about 9 p.m. During the interview, Parker confessed she had consumed Xanax and heroin about 4 hours earlier, the report said. 

• CONTEMPT: Peter J. DiGiacomo, 25, 1755 Falls St., Niagara Falls, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, false personation and resisting arrest Monday afternoon at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Church Road. A sheriff's patrol checked out a report of a suspicious parked vehicle at the cemetery and found DiGiacomo and a woman sitting on the grass outside the vehicle. A records check indicated DiGiacomo is the subject of a court order directing him to stay away from the woman, the report said. DiGiacomo originally gave a false name when asked, and upon detention tried fleeing the deputy and a state trooper, the report said. DiGiacomo resisted cuffing, screamed, spit at and tried kicking the officers; he continued kicking and flailing after three officers finally got him into a patrol car and he was pepper-sprayed.


• BURGLARY: A property owner in the 6200 block of Jockey Road reported a garage was broken into, and quantities of battery cables and welding cables were taken, sometime between Monday and Wednesday. Two welding cables were black and measured about 75 feet long each, the sheriff's report said; one had a stinger end, the other had a ground clamp and both had an eyelet on one end. The battery cables were red and black and measured about 2 feet long each. The door frame on the garage was damaged, the report noted.

• BURGLARY: A property owner in the 1900 block of Fuller Road reported his garage was broken into, and items were taken, overnight Tuesday-Wednesday. It appeared someone tried to raise an overhead door with a crowbar or similar object and damaged the door in the process, the sheriff's report said; the chain on a mandoor was cut and that door was damaged as well. The owner said a couple of red plastic 5-gallon gas cans, and about 8 gallons of gas, were taken. Damage to the garage is estimated at $400.


• MISCHIEF: A homeowner in the 2600 block of New Road reported someone threw a large rock through a patio window, and a hammer through the living room window, overnight Sunday-Monday. The homeowner recalled hearing a sound, like breaking glass, about 1 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's report said. Damage to the windows is estimated at $200.