Niagara Gazette


June 16, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 16

Maid of Mist dock repaired
Crews worked for hours to repair the Maid of the Mist dock on the American side Saturday.
According to a Maid of the Mist spokesman, two floating dock connections gave way this morning. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. as one of the Maid of the Mist boats was approaching the dock.
Passengers safely left the boat without incident.
Crews worked to install replacement connections. The attraction started running it’s normal operation schedule around 3 p.m.
Rescuer pulls man from creek
Authorities say an unidentified good Samaritan plunged into a creek to assist a man spotted floating in the water.
The rescue happened around 9 a.m. Friday. Batavia Fire Capt. Craig Williams said the episode started when a resident heard someone moaning in the Tonawanda Creek.
She told her husband, who flagged down a passing motorist, who went into the water to pull the floating man out.
Authorities weren’t sure what was wrong with the man in the creek or how he got in the water, but said he appeared groggy.
He was treated at an area hospital.
Williams says that after performing the rescue, the motorist drove off without telling anyone his name.  

Niagara Falls
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft that occurred between 9 a.m. Monday, April 1 and 9 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Ferry Avenue. The victim, a 56-year-old woman, told police more than 90 fraudulent charges had been placed on her credit card account in the timeframe. She said she’s canceled her card and started new accounts multiple times and charges continue to accrue. She said her granddaughter confessed to being involved and offered to make restitution but when she provided the credit card for her to mail a payment, no payment was received and new charges occurred. She said she was required to file the police report by her bank.


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