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Police Reports

July 21, 2011

BLOTTER: Police reports published July 22, 2011

NIAGARA FALLS — Falls police were called to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to talk to the victim of an assault.

Officers met up with a 50-year-old Weston Avenue woman who told them that about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday she awoke in her bedroom and noticed a black man wearing red shorts, a black T-shirt and white baseball hat sitting outside her window in a lawn chair a few feet from her window masturbating.

The woman said she yelled out at the man and ran to a bathroom. While looking out the bathroom window the woman said the man appeared “out of nowhere” and she was face-to-face with him.

There are no screens on the windows, the woman said, just security bars running top to bottom. She said the man reached through the bars and grabbed her arms. She pulled away and the man ran off.

Police said the woman had bruising to her upper arm. Officers also noted that the woman was visibly upset and has reported suspicious activity outside of her home in the recent past.

The woman said she has awoke to a shadow being cast in her bedroom and when police arrived previously, a lawn chair was found near the window.

The man is described as a 5-foot-9 black man with a thin, muscular build.


Photo problem at Oppenheim Park

Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Oppenheim Park about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a man taking pictures of a small child.

As they were arriving, deputies said they spotted the suspect’s vehicle leaving and stopped him on Ward Road. The man told deputies he was not taking pictures of the child but had his camera pointed at the lake. The man, who said he was a photographer for a local volunteer fire company, showed deputies his camera, which they said did not contain any pictures on the memory card.

The man said he was just sitting in his vehicle “messing with his camera” in the park when a man approached him, accused him of snapping photos of his girlfriend’s son and threatened to pull him out of the vehicle. The cameraman said he quickly left the parking lot.

Deputies said they gave him a warning and let him drive off.

When officers found the complainant inside the park, she said the man had been taking pictures of her shirtless 8-year-old son. She said she approached the man and asked him what he was doing and said she saw pictures of her son on the camera’s screen. She said the man told her he was just looking through the camera at the water.

The woman said she went back to what she was doing but noticed the man watching her as if he was still trying to take photos when her attention was turned away from him. It was at that point she had her boyfriend approach the man.

The woman told deputies she was “creeped out” by the man and she was certain he was snapping pictures of her son.

The matter is being investigated.

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