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Police Reports

January 8, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 8


Troopers say the other car was driven by a 22-year-old man from Orchard Park who was charged with vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Kasniak was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of unspecified injuries. Officials say he's expected to be in the hospital for a couple days.

Authorities say the blizzard-like conditions at the time of the crash appear to have been a contributing factor.


Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Buffalo man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 700 block of Builders Way at 9 a.m. Monday. Daniel M. Panaro, 53, 622 South Park Ave., was charged with petit larceny. Panaro is accused of taking more than $500 worth of flooring supplies without paying for them.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from a truck in the 3000 block of Welch Avenue. a 41-year-old man told police that sometime between 2:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, someone stole items from the back of his 1999 Ford 150 XLT. The victim said two nail guns and a framing gun were taken.

• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the 1000 block of Portage Road. a 33-year-old woman told officers she was walking in a parking lot, with her son, when she was approached by a black male with a "big, thick knife." The victim said the suspect told her, "If you don't give me your medicine right now, I'm going to kill you." The woman said she gave the suspect two prescription bottles containing Xanax and Hydrocodone tablets. The suspect then grabbed a gold chain that was around the victim's neck and ran.

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