• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested for drinking in public and causing a disturbance. Michael Blair Duncan, 37, 2722 Whitney Ave., was charged with restricted use of alcohol in a public place. Duncan was picked up at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Fourth Street with an open bottle of vodka after he created a disturbance that alarmed neighbors.
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested for drunken driving. Joel A. Mosher, 40, 176 Paul Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure too stop at a stop sign and no brake light. Mosher was stopped by police in the 1900 block of Whitney Avenue at 3:06 p.m. Sunday. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident. Nordeen Valborg, 44, 1941 Whitney Ave., was charged with petit larceny. She is accused of taking some soap and body wash from a store in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue at 11:42 a.m. Sunday.
• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the 1800 block alley between Willow and Linwood avenues. A 15-year-old boy told officers he was walking home at 8:20 p.m. Sunday when a man in the alley stopped him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. The boy said he gave the man his wallet and cell phone. The suspect was last seen running east down the alley.
• HARASSMENT: A Pendale Circle man reported Saturday he received an e-mail that caused him to fear for his safety. The head of the “Death Roll Squad” said he was paid by a client to assassinate the victim. The victim received the e-mail at his personal AOL account and he was advised to contact AOL Administration in an effort to allow the company to find information regarding the sender.
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Officers are looking into a van break-in in the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue.
Wheatfield lightning strike leaves hole in living room ceiling
A Brian Lane resident was shaken up Wednesday afternoon after lightning struck her home, putting a hole in the ceiling of her living room.
Man's bizarre behavior after Lewiston traffic stop leads to drug charges
A Ransomville man who was acting bizarrely after nearly causing a head-on collision in Lewiston Tuesday night was eventually charged with a pair of drug-related charges.
Buffalo man facing drug charges after festival death
A local man is facing narcotics charges in connection to the overdose death of another man at a New York City music festival.
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Police are investigating a burglary in the 700 block of Seventh Street.
Quiet streets a relief for Falls police
Falls police expressed relief Tuesday night that the city's streets in the North and South Ends had been "eerily quiet" for 48 hours.
Lockport bank robbery suspect sought
The M&T Bank branch at Walnut and Pine streets was robbed just after noon Tuesday.
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Police are investigating a burglary in the 2700 block of Falls Street.
Coast Guard rescues three from disabled sailboat near Youngstown
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three people from a disabled sailboat on Lake Ontario.
Lottery tickets and $10 taken in Lockport bowling alley burglary
Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to Allie Brandt Lanes on Lincoln Avenue early Sunday morning after staff discovered the bowling alley had been burglarized.
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