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Police Reports

April 17, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 15


• ARREST: A Buffalo man was arrested following a shoplifting incident which reportedly occurred at 1 a.m. Saturday from a snack shop inside a casino in the 300 block of Fourth Street. Gary Gospodarski, 51, 25 Longnecker St., Buffalo, was charged with petit larceny after security was informed of a man taking various food items from the snack shop without paying. Gospodarski was located outside the casino and was stopped and detained until police could arrive.

• STOLEN VEHICLE: Police are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle which occurred between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. Saturday outside a First Street bar. The victim, a 24-year-old man, said he parked the blue 2003 Mercury and had his key on him the entire night at the bar. Officers report no signs of forced entry could be located at the scene.

• ARREST: A Buffalo woman was arrested following a shoplifting incident which occurred at 3:55 p.m. Friday at a supermarket in the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Rena Hargrove, 62, 1294 Kensington Ave., Buffalo, was charged with petit larceny after a store employee reported witnessing her put various items, including Kool-Aid packets and Nestle Quick, into her purse and leave without paying. The items were reportedly valued at $21.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred at 5:51 a.m. Friday from a bar in the 8800 block of Cayuga Drive. The owner, a 56-year-old man, said the front door was forced open and, according to video surveillance, the person responsible went directly to the location of the business’s cash bag. The man then reportedly grabbed two bottles of beer before leaving with the cash, which was estimated to be $400. Surveillance reportedly revealed a man wearing a bandana and gloves.

• BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 8500 block of Pershing Avenue. The victim, a 42-year-old man, said someone entered his garage and removed a $770 portable welder. He said no other tools were taken and there were no signs of forced entry.


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