Niagara Gazette

September 4, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 4

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Suspected Molotov cocktail extinguished

A small fire, believed to have resulted from some sort of a Molotov cocktail, was put out in Cambria early Tuesday morning.

A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy said a small liquor bottle was found atop a stack of newspapers, with a twisted metal mesh used as a wick. The setup was found in the roadway on Saunders Settlement and Diller roads at about 3:30 a.m.

The deputy doused the fire with a patrol car fire extinguisher. The item did not explode and the road was cleared. Several patrol units responded to the scene, deputies said.


Niagara Falls

• INCIDENT: A Clifton Street resident called Falls police Monday to report four men attending a party at a nearby Lewiston Road home were urinating on vehicles and one of them broke the antenna off their car as they walked by. The four men then ran off when the resident confronted them. The resident said the Lewiston Road home is a Niagara University "hockey house" and another nearby house is a "lacrosse house" and there have been ongoing problems with suspected college students drinking, parking illegally and urinating and throwing garbage in nearby yards. The resident added he has spoken to Niagara University officials in the past. The resident was urged to contact the university again.

• THEFT: A man working at a home on 24th Street reported that a $300 nail gun and a $460 finishing nail gun were taken from the work site. He said a two sawzals were found on the outside of a fence at the property. The man suspected two men that approached him about selling a drain snake earlier in the day. The man and a partner were away from the home at the time of the theft.