Niagara Gazette

Crime

March 18, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 17

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a report of an argument which occurred at 8:56 a.m. Saturday outside a store in the 8100 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Eric Schul II, 29, 6002 Girard Ave., was charged with second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after the store clerk informed police Schul left on foot following an altercation in the parking lot. Officers tracked Schul down and identified him due to an outstanding warrant. When he was approached, he reportedly fled from police. When officers caught up to him, he allegedly struck one of the officers in the chest before being wrestled and pinned to a nearby bicycle rack, where he was handcuffed. According to reports, he was combative throughout the entire process and was restrained when taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the altercation. A sedative was reportedly used to calm him once he was secured in the emergency room.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle which reportedly happened between 11 a.m. and noon Friday outside a hotel in the 400 block of Main Street. The victim, a 56-year-old Falls woman, told officers someone smashed a window and stole an iPod, a Nintendo DS gaming system and some curling equipment. Damages and property are valued at $850 according to the report.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7:40 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of 23rd Street. The victim, a 34-year-old man, told police someone had taken his brand new tires and wheel rims from his vehicle parked in his backyard. He said he left his car with the new rims and tires and when he returned, the vehicle was on old tires and rims. The property is reportedly valued at $2,000.

 

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