Niagara Gazette


August 26, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Aug. 26


• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft between 2 and 3:20 p.m. Friday from a truck parked outside a nursing home in the 2600 block of Main Street. The victim, a 28-year-old Youngstown man, said someone took two weed whackers, two hedge trimmers and a leaf blower from his pickup while he was away from his vehicle. He said his landscaping equipment was secured by a cable, which was cut. The property is valued at $1,700.


• BURGLARY: A Curtis Avenue man told Niagara County Sheriff's deputies Saturday morning that sometime since Wednesday someone had entered his home and taken several items. The resident had been out of town for several days. Deputies could find no signs of forced entry. Among the items missing are two flat screen TVs, an XBox 360 game system, a gold watch and jewelry.


• DWI: Nathan P. Hurley, 31, 328 Warner Ave., North Tonawanda, was charged with DWI and a traffic violation about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. Hurley was stopped on Ward Road after deputies said he left the roadway and drove onto the grass near St. John Lutheran Church while attempting to turn from Niagara Falls Boulevard. He appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. A chemical test determined his blood alcohol content to be 0.12 percent. 


• ARSON: A Somerset Road man reported Thursday that there was over $4,000 fire damage on his property. According to the arrest report, the victim unhitched a trailer loaded with 11 bales of hay in the field on his property approximately 300 yards south of his residence at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. When he returned to his trailer at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, he discovered his trailer along with the eleven bales of hay to be burned, apparently set on fire by an unknown person. Loss to the trailor and tires was estimated at $3,600. The hay was valued at $40 per bale, amounting to a collective loss of $440.

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