Niagara Gazette

Crime

February 3, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Feb. 3

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a traffic stop and motor vehicle accident which occurred at 2:31 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Whitney Avenue. Christopher Barber, 37, 1140 Pierce Ave., was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation and unreasonable speed after he allegedly drove his vehicle into a tree. Officers at the scene said they turned the corner onto Whitney Avenue as Barber attempted to drive away from the accident. After stopping the vehicle, they asked him to exit the vehicle, where he allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and registered a .18 percent blood alcohol content when asked to perform a breath test.

 
• BURGLARY: Police responded to a reported burglary which occurred between 8 and 11 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Welch Avenue. The victim, a 62-year-old woman, told officers an unknown person entered her residence through a side window and took $860 cash from a dresser and a Playstation 3 from a bedroom. She said no other property missing. Police were able to find a fingerprint on the window and are continuing the investigation.

 
• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which took place between 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, and 5 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of 20th Street. The property manager responsible for upkeep said an unknown number of people entered the property and stole several copper pipes from the plumbing inside the residence. He said the theft destroyed kitchen cabinets, a closet and the shower on the first floor. The theft, which the manager estimated to cost $4,000 in damages and losses, reportedly included the water meter.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, and 7:30 p.m. Friday from a home in the 1000 block of 93rd street. The victim, a 47-year-old woman, told officers two gold rings were missing from a storage location within her home. She said she had people over on Jan. 20 installing insulation and wasn’t home. She said she didn’t check on the rings again until Friday, when she noticed they were gone. She said the pair were valued at a combined $2,345.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 1:43 a.m. Saturday from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of 22nd Street. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, told officers someone shattered the driver’s window of her vehicle and removed the faceplate to her stereo. She said nothing else appeared to be missing.

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