Niagara Gazette

Crime

May 9, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 8

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 1800 block of Pierce Avenue. A 78-year-old man told officers that sometime between 4 p.m. Monday and 8:37 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into his garage by unknown means. The victim said a lawnmower was taken.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a purse-snatching incident in the 1600 block of Lockport Street. A 62-year-old woman told police she was in that area at noon Tuesday when a suspect in a blue sweatshirt and dark jeans came up from behind her and took her purse off of her shoulder. The victim said a significant sum of cash was in the purse.

• THEFTS: Police are looking into two thefts from the 600 block of Chilton Avenue. A 38-year-old woman told police that on April 10 and April 25, someone took packages of cosmetics, delivered by a service, from the porch of her home. The value of the cosmetics was almost $200.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a van break-in in the 900 block of Robbins Drive. A 31-year-old woman told police that sometime between 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into her 2009 Sedona van by forcing open the front passenger-side window. The victim said her purse was taken.

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