Niagara Gazette

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September 30, 2009

POLICE BLOTTER

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A man from Montana was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to bring a gun across a U.S. bridge and into Canada. Robert C. Thornberry, 64, attempted to secure his Browning .9-mm firearm with a New York State Court Officer after being told by custom officials he could not bring it across the border. A background check showed Thornberry didn’t have a valid New York pistol permit. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

• BURGLARY: A man reported that someone entered his rental property in the 1300 block of North Avenue between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by kicking in the door. The owner said $3,000 worth of copper piping was stolen from the basement and kitchen.

• ARREST: James C. Cowart, 31, 907 Center Ave., was charged with petit larceny and false personation after he was caught Wednesday afternoon at the Portage Road Tops Market trying to steal a 6-inch sandwich by concealing it inside his jacket. Police said Cowart also provided a false name of Thomas Frazier while being arrested and booked.

• ASSAULT: A Whitney Avenue woman reported to police Wednesday she was walking in the 1700 block of Pierce Avenue when two women she knows started yelling obscenities at her and then one of them kicked her in the stomach and knocked her to the ground. The victim said she was also struck in the back by what felt like a large stick. The incident occurred Friday night.

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