Niagara Gazette

November 11, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Nov. 11

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a criminal mischief complaint at 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the 8800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. James Mylar, 40, 9103 St. Johns Parkway, Apt. 1, was charged with disorderly conduct after police observed him standing near a broken window with a bleeding hand, yelling obscenities about a specific ethnic group, among other things. Police say he was transferred to hospital for treatment. The owner of the property decided not to press charges for criminal mischief, but police did issue an appearance ticket for disorderly conduct.

• ASSAULT: Police are investigating a reported assault at 11:35 p.m. Friday at an apartment in the 900 block of Niagara Avenue. The victim, a 51-year-old man, told police a 41-year-old man came to his apartment looking for $20 the victim owed him. When informed the victim couldn't pay, the man allegedly struck the victim repeatedly, causing swelling and bruising. A witness said she was visiting the victim and said she walked in to the room to see the victim being assaulted. The victim told police the name of the suspect and said he wished to pursue charges. There's no further information available.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle between 2:05 and 3:30 p.m. Friday outside a store in the 1500 block of Military Road. The victim, a 68-year-old woman, said her vehicle's front driver's side window was smashed in and her purse was stolen from her passenger seat. The purse contained her checkbook and personal papers only. Value of the damaged and missing property reportedly totaled $710.

• COUNTERFEIT MONEY: Police are investigating a report of counterfeit money used at 2:05 p.m. Friday in a casino in the 300 block of Fourth Street. The cashier at the casino told police a man tried to use a $100 bill in the poker room which security identified as counterfeit. When questioned, the suspect told police he'd actually received the bill from the casino as part of four $100 bills, which he carried a receipt for. Casino security told police the transaction was recorded on video, but it is not possible to determine if the counterfeit bill was one of the four issued.

Wheatfield

• DWI: Thomas J. Brady, 22, 1224 Moll St., North Tonawanda, was charged with DWI, failure to stay right  and driving on the shoulder of the road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according the the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. A deputy on patrol on Nash Road spotted Brady swerving and crossing the center line. After being pulled over, Brady appeared intoxicated and failed three of five field sobriety tests. After being taken into custody, Brady's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.12 percent on a DataMaster device.

City of Lockport

• CHARGED: Charles E. Griffith, 31, 1642 Linwood Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged with speeding and taken into custody on a warrant on Saturday. At 1:50 a.m., Griffith was stopped for speeding on West Avenue. According to the report, there was a warrant for his arrest and he was transferred to Amherst Police.