Niagara Gazette

June 2, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 2

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• SHOOTING: Police are investigating a reported gunshot incident which occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Main Street. The victim, a 33-year-old man, told police he was at his cousin’s apartment on the third floor talking to a friend when there was a knock at the door. He said he answered the door and was shot by a handgun. He said he fled back into the apartment and eventually jumped from a bathroom window to a nearby roof, down to the ground and was walking to the hospital until he flagged down a taxi which drove him to the hospital. Police at the hospital report the victim was bleeding from the arm and groin area.

• ENDANGERMENT: Police responded to a reported child endangerment at 10:35 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Jerauld Avenue. A caller reported finding a young child alone in a park while she was walking her dog. The caller said the girl told her her grandmother was watching her but left. Contact was reportedly made with the child’s father, who told officers he had no idea his mother had left the child. The case was referred to child protective services.

• MISSING CHILD: Police responded to a reported missing child report Saturday morning in the 1800 block of Ontario Avenue after a 29-year-old woman said her 12-year-old daughter walked off at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday. She said she believed her daughter to be with a friend, “Marla,” but was concerned when she wasn’t home in the morning. Police report the child was found while looking for her.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and 9:45 a.m. Saturday at a property in the 500 block of Main Street. The owner of the building told police a refrigerator was removed from inside without his permission. He said it appeared the north side door was forced open, though officers report no damage was found on the outdoor frame of the door. There was marks visible on the lock, police report. The fridge is valued at $1,200.

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested following a reported hit-and-run accident which occurred at approximately 9:36 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of 71st Street. Lynette Billings, 38, 421 66th St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and several traffic violations after the incident. The driver of the victimized vehicle told police he witnessed Billings driving erratically and strike a vehicle on Niagara Falls Boulevard. He said he followed the driver along several side roads before they ended up on a dead-end street. He said she backed up into his vehicle, then fled on foot after the collision. She was located walking toward 66th Street and transported back to the scene, where the driver positively identified her, according to police. She reportedly denied striking any vehicle and refused to submit to any field sobriety test or breath test for blood-alcohol content.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a reported fight which occurred at 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block alley of Ferry Avenue. Mark Bull, 29, 5229 Tuscarora Road, was charged with disorderly conduct after he refused to disperse after multiple attempts to break up the fight. Police said he challenged an unknown man to fight and was subsequently placed in handcuffs as a result.