Niagara Gazette

December 10, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Nov. 25

Niagara Gazette

— Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Weston Avenue at 10:15 p.m. Friday. Kenneth Armstrong, 24, 2924 22nd St., was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after police say he made an illegal u-turn on 18th Street and turned onto Weston Avenue without using a blinker. After making the stop, police said a bag of marijuana was found in the car, which Armstrong claimed he had forgotten about.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle parked in the 8600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 1:25 p.m. Saturday. A 42-year-old Deckerville, Mich., man told officers he was eating at a restaurant when someone broke into his vehicle and took a laptop computer and a global positioning system. With damages, total property loss is estimated at $650.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary from a residence in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue which occurred between midnight and 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, told officers someone entered her home while she was away and stole $7,200 worth of assorted jewelry off her dresser. She said the mattresses were also flipped over when she returned home.

• THEFT: Officers were flagged down by a 23-year-old woman claiming a man had snatched her purse at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Third Street. She said the suspect ran in the direction of First and Niagara streets, but she wasn’t able to locate him after following him in her car. She estimated the value of her purse and its contents at $1,350.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested Saturday morning following a reported bar fight in the 500 block of Cayuga Drive. Marcus Perry, 23, 60 Deuro Drive, was charged with third-degree assault after reportedly hitting the victim, a 38-year-old man, repeatedly in the face. Perry, however, claimed the victim was the aggressor in this instance, claiming the man, who was trying to break up a verbal altercation Perry was also trying to alleviate, became aggressive, took off his sweatshirt and said “You wanna fight? Let’s fight then.” Perry’s account was reportedly confirmed by an unidentified female at the bar at the time.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a convenience store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street at 3:09 a.m. Friday. A store employee told officers a man entered the store and stole approximately $300 in miscellaneous items, including single-wrapped cheese packages, crackers, gum, candy, energy drinks and two boxes of condoms.

• MENACING: Police are investigating a report of a harassment in the 1800 block of Linwood Avenue which occurred at 12:50 p.m. Friday. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, told officers she was on her porch when a black Hyundai pulled up on the opposite side of the street. She said the vehicle was parked close to hers, so she yelled for the driver to pull away. She said the driver exited the vehicle and started yelling at her. During the argument, she said he told her he would shoot her. He went back to his car, she said, and got a gun out and re-exited the vehicle. The victim said she’d call the cops, so the driver got back in his vehicle and drove away, she said.