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June 8, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 9


Body recovered from Niagara Falls

A body was recovered Friday morning from the lower Niagara River near the base of the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Parks Polic said police were assisted by Hornblower Niagara Cruises in retrieving the body at about 11 a.m. Friday.

No other details were available.



Good deed backfires for Buffalo woman

A Buffalo woman who drove to Lockport to pick up a friend who needed a ride home was charged with DWI early Sunday morning.

Responding to a report of a reckless driver in the area of South Transit and Robinson roads about 3 a.m. Sunday, deputies pulled over Bridget A. Skinner, 201 Mariemont Ave., Buffalo, after watching her weave in and out of the lane on South Transit.

Once stopped, Skinner said she was driving a friend home to Buffalo after the friend called her for a ride. Skinner told the deputy she had already been in Lockport Saturday night to attend a sporting event and had driven home, only to return to pick up the friend.

Deputies noted that the friend refused to supply them with any information.

After failing field sobriety tests, she was charged with DWI. Unable to complete a breath test due to a medical condition, Skinner was brought to a hospital where blood cold be drawn to determine her blood alcohol content.

Deputies noted that Skinner's "uncooperative passenger" was dropped off at a local restaurant to await another ride home.


Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle between 1 and 3:30 a.m. Saturday parked in a city lot at the intersection of 31st Street and Ferry Avenue. The owner, a 24-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man, told police the front driver's side window was smashed and $3 in loose change was missing from inside.

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