Niagara Gazette

April 14, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 14

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Motorcyclists injured in collision

A 54-year-old motorcyclist was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight after he collided with another motorcycle on Hartland Road Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies said a group of 10 motorcyclists were traveling on Hartland Road about 3:20 p.m. and the 54-year-old cyclist, with a 24-year-old woman on back, was attempting to catch up to the group when he struck the rear of another motorcycle, causing both to crash.

The 54-year-old suffered head injuries and was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight. His 24-year-old passenger also suffered head injuries and was taken to ECMC by an ambulance.

The tow riders on the other motorcycle were not seriously injured. 

Deputies said the 54-year-old man is being charged with following too closely but names were not being released while an investigation is conducted.


Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary between 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, and 7:12 p.m. Friday from a vacant home in the 2400 block of Michigan Avenue. A representative of a company involved at the building told police about $2,000 worth of copper pipe was cut and removed from the basement. He said entry was gained by cutting out a pane of glass from a window in the back. Police said the glass was also missing from the scene.

• CHARGED: Dayvon R. Mays, 23, of Niagara Falls, was charged with unlawful fleeing from police and second-degree reckless endangerment, according to state police. On March 23, state police say Mays was driving a Ford Escape with a headlight out on Niagara Falls Boulevard about 1:15 a.m. March 23 when they tried to initiate a traffic stop. As police exited their vehicle, Mays drove off at a high rate of speed. State police pursued for a short time but called off the chase for safety reasons. Following an investigation, Mays was arrested for the incident on Friday.


• CHARGED: Justin A. Wittcop, 32, 8814 Haseley Road, Gasport, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and introducing dangerous contraband into prison about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. Wittcop was found to be carrying one open package of fentanyl patches and one unopened package of fentanyl patches while being searched by a corrections officer at the Niagara County Jail.