Niagara Gazette

July 21, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published July 22

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a report of an unwanted person at noon Friday at a casino in the 300 block of Sixth Street. David Grimaldi, 45, 462 Portage Road, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass after security personnel received a tip a man was asking players for chips. Security said Grimaldi has been asked to never return. It was Grimaldi's third arrest in the past week.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after police were dispatched for an unwanted person report. Kenneth Hall, 23, 1822 Linwood Ave., was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal impersonation, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree menacing, criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest after police arrived at the residence and announced their presence. Reports said a phone call from the residence revealed a man threatening to shoot someone. With police on scene, a man, later identified as Hall, fled on foot from the back of the house, through residence, eventually ending up 2000 block of 18th Street. According to a 51-year-old at the residence, Hall kicked down the door and threatened to shoot him. He said when police arrived and announced themselves, he fled out the back. Police reportedly searched a vehicle parked outside the residence and found four white pills in a door tray. A key allegedly found in Hall's pocket fit the vehicle, according to police.

• ARREST: An Ajax, Ont., man was arrested following a report of an unwanted person at 3:27 a.m. Friday at a casino in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Sudnir Sharma, 46, 66 Chatfield Drive, Ajax, Ont., was charged with trespass after security personnel informed police he was not allowed to be at the casino following a 2012 incident. Security said he signed documentation acknowledging his permanent ban, but according to police, Sharma said he had no recollection of doing such. Sharma's nephew told police he had no other means of returning to the Toronto area, so Sharma was released with an appearance ticket, according to reports.


• DWI: Samanatha Wyman, 34, of Oswego, was charged with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without an interlock device and other vehicle and traffic violations on Friday, according to the New York State Police. Responding to a reckless vehicle call, troopers found Wyman in a store parking lot on Ward Road. She failed field sobriety tests and a resulting breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be 0.15 percent. Police said she is currently on probation in Oswego County for a DWI conviction.

• THEFT: Niagara County Sheriff's deputies said a business on the 3400 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard reported Saturday that a large, $2,000 Indian motorcycle sign was taken. The sign was displayed inside the front window and was last seen on Wednesday. Entry was made through a front door and nothing else appeared to have been taken.

• ATTEMPTED THEFT: The owner of an e-cigarette business on the 2300 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard reported to deputies Saturday that sometime the night before someone had tried to break into the business. The store was burglarized last month and bars had been installed in the windows, which thwarted the most recent burglary attempt. A suspect also tried to gain entry through a rear door and broke a chain lock but was unsuccessful. The owner said the door has been tampered with numerous times in the past month. Video surveillance of the incident was provided to deputies.