Niagara Gazette

March 1, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 1

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


UB police arrest suspect in gun incident

University at Buffalo police arrested a Cheektowaga man who allegedly displayed a handgun earlier this week in south campus’ Clark Hall. 
Damon Erving, 23, of 72 Windwood Ave., was charged with second-degree menacing and unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds after displaying what was likely a BB gun around 3 p.m. Monday in the Clark Hall gym. 
Erving, who is not affiliated with the school, pulled out the BB gun during an argument while playing a game of pick-up basketball. 
No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Police said Erving, who has been banned from both UB campuses, is cooperating with authorities. 

Man shoots self in hand

Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a business on IDA Park about 4 p.m. Tuesday for a man with a gunshot wound.
The victim, a 38-year-old Hatter Road man, told deputies he pulled his Glock 22 out of his range bag in the parking lot of his employer and attempted to clear the weapon when it discharged, injuring his left pinkie finger.
Deputies took possession of the weapon and his permit.  
Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 9800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A 40-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday someone broke into her apartment by forcing open a door. The victim said a 42-inch TV was taken.
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and drug charges after a traffic stop in the 1100 block of North Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday. Eddie L. George Jr., 26, 2219 Niagara Ave., was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper right turn.