Niagara Gazette

May 10, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 10

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Teen charged in ‘harboring’ case

A Town of Niagara teen has been charged in connection with a search for two missing Falls teenagers. 
Town of Niagara Police say Jonathan J. Nichelson, 17, 6953 Ralph Court, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 
Nichelson is accused of “harboring” two teenagers from Niagara Falls who had been reported missing after apparently running away from their homes earlier this week.
He was arraigned in Town of Niagara Court and jailed in lieu of $200 bail. 

Fire company treasurer arrested in theft

The former South Lockport Fire Co. treasurer is accused of stealing $10,000 from the company.
Donald St. Cyr, Jr. of Appleton was charged Thursday with third-degree grand larceny.
The New York State Police said it began an investigation after the South Lockport Fire Co. suspected that St. Cyr misappropriated $10,000 in funds, while acting as the company’s treasurer.
St. Cyr had previously resigned as treasurer and a subsequent audit of company records eventually led to the police investigation and arrest.
He was arraigned before Lockport Town Justice Raymond Schilling and released on his own recognizance. A return date of June 20 has been scheduled in Lockport Town Court.


Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Officers are looking for a shoplifting suspect who stole hundreds of dollars worth of razor blades and made his getaway on a bicycle. A clerk at a store in the 1200 block of PIne Avenue told police the suspect entered the store at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and when he went to leave he had a large bulge in the front pocket of his hoodie. The clerk followed the man and saw him drop 10 packages of razors, then get on a bike and ride away.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 400 block of 69th Street. A 73-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 9 a.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, someone broke into her garage by unknown means. The victim said a lawn mower and welding torch were taken.

• ASSAULT: Officers are looking into an assault in the 1200 block of 15th Street. A 25-year-old man told police he was involved in an altercation with teenage male at 2 p.m. Wednesday and that the teen stabbed him in the thigh. The victim was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a non-life-threatening stab wound.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving charges after a traffic stop at 82nd Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. Dillon Paul Biro, 26, 5658 Girard Ave., was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Niagara Avenue early Thursday morning. Joe Louis Harris, 47, 2910 23rd St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, unreasonable speed, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and failure to signal turn.