Niagara Gazette

April 21, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 22

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 12:30 a.m. and noon Friday from a residence in the 400 block of 25th Street. The victim, a 70-year-old man, told police 10 CDs, a DVD player and a printer were taken from his residence without his permission. He said he was home at the time but didn't hear any disturbance.

• STOLEN VEHICLE: Police responded to a call about a vehicle stolen between 9 and 10 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 500 block of Seventh Street. The victim, a 68-year-old woman, said she allowed her daughter to drive her vehicle to and from work, but when she returned Friday, there was no vehicle. The daughter told officers she allowed her friend to drive the vehicle in order to do errands. She said the friend refused to return the car unless she paid him money.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 8 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 1800 block of Ferry Avenue. The victim, a 37-year-old woman, told police her son noticed a Playstation 3 video game system and five games missing from their living room. She said she investigated further and found $80 was missing from her wallet. Officers estimated $679 in value for the items and money.


• INCIDENT: Employees of a business on the 6600 block of Walmore Road reported finding a suspicious bag on the property Thursday. While searching for a sewer manhole cover along the north edge of the business' property, the men said they found a backpack just inside a fence surrounding the business. One of the men opened the bag and deputies said it contained screwdrivers, pipe cutters, large gauge wire cutters, a pipe wrench, a knife and a roll of duct tape — all tools commonly associated with metal theft. Deputies said it appears the bag was dropped over a barbed-wire fence or was left behind by someone leaving the property. The employees were unaware of any missing metal at the facility. The bag was taken by deputies.

City of Lockport

• POSSESSION: Deandre M. Mathews, 22, 1828 North Ave., Apt. 7, Niagara Falls, was charged at 9 p.m. Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Mathews was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic infraction, and a background check revealed that Mathews was wanted on a warrant in Lockport. He was taken to police headquarters. Upon arrival, an officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the back seat area of the patrol vehicle where Mathews was sitting. The officer found in the rear seat area a plastic bag containing alleged marijuana.