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Police Reports

May 27, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 27

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Officers are looking into a burglary in the 2500 block of Ferry Avenue. An 84-year-old man told police that sometime between May 1 and noon Sunday someone broke into his garage by forcing open a side door. The victim said a motorcycle trailer was taken.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 2400 block of Niagara Avenue, A 26-year-old woman told officers that sometime between noon and 1 p.m. Sunday someone broke into her home by breaking a kitchen window. The victim said a 46-inch flat screen TV was taken.

• ASSAULT: Officers are investigating a reported assault which occurred at 10:29 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Fourth Street. Patrol reportedly noticed a man attempting to kick down the door of a residence in the 300 block of Ferry Avenue and found out by questioning the man that he lived in the building and had been assaulted by someone while at a party on Fourth Street. He was reportedly bleeding from the lip. Another resident of the building confirmed the man’s story.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a traffic stop at 8:38 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of 20th Street. Nickolas Estell, 26, 1841 Willow Ave., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation and other traffic violations after officers said he failed to signal a turn from 19th Street to Ferry Avenue. When stopped, Estell allegedly told police he didn’t have identification but provided his name. Police said a check in their system for the name revealed a revoked driver’s license. Once in custody and in booking, he allegedly told officers he had marijuana in his underwear. Police said they recovered 10 grams from a search.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a reported shoplifting incident which occurred at 5:35 p.m. Friday at a grocery store in the 1000 block of Portage Road. Stanley Whitfield, 48, 1314 Ashland Ave., was charged with petit larceny after a store employee said he attempted to take two t-bone and one porterhouse steaks and walk past all payment checkpoints without paying. The total value of the property is $38.01.

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