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May 26, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 25

Niagara Falls

•  ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1800 block of Pine Avenue at 8:50 a.m. Thursday. Ruthie Marie Varrenti-Coffey, 44, 724 Eighth St., was charged with petit larceny. She is accused of taking more than $42 worth of clothing with paying for the merchandise.


• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft in the 6900 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A manager at an auto dealership told police that sometime between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, someone took both rear tires and rims off of a 2011 Mercury Mariner that was parked in a used car lot.


• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1800 block of Pine Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Cathie A. McDaniel, 51, 121 Sixth St., Apt. 3, was charged with petit larceny. She is accused of taking a shower curtain, a pair of nail clippers and two light bulbs without paying for the items.


• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue. A 27-year-old man told officers he was standing outside his home at 11 p.m. Wednesday, when he was approached by a man he knows, demanding payment for drugs he supplied to the victim. The victim said when he told the suspect he didn’t have the money to pay him, the man took out a 9 mm handgun and put it to his chin. The suspect then told the victim he knew where his children and girlfriend live and he could kidnap them. After pistol-whipping the victim, the suspect took $4 from his pants pocket and fled from the area.
 

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