Niagara Gazette

April 21, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 20

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Man charged after 60-year-old woman assaulted

Falls police arrested a Jordan Gardens man after receiving reports that he had thrown a 60-year-old woman to the ground, knocking a tooth out of her mouth in the process.
Gerald E. Jones, 46, 9A Jordan Gardens, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
When police arrived on the scene, there was a large group of people outside of the victim’s apartment. She said Jones had thrown her to the ground.
Officers found Jones at his apartment. He said the woman, his step-children’s grandmother, had tried to force her way into his apartment so he grabbed her and threw her, causing her to “tumble to the ground.”
Jones was taken into custody and brought to a patrol car parked at the side of the apartment to avoid any confrontations with the people at the front of the building.

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police were called to the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue for a report of a burglary Thursday afternoon. A resident said sometime between 4 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday someone broke a glass block in a basement glass block window and entered the home. Two laptops, an unknown amount of jewelry and five baseball hats were taken. The estimated loss is $2,300.

• BURGLARY: Falls police reported to the 1500 block of Willow Avenue Thursday for a report of a burglary to a home. The property owner said that sometime between March 21 and March 23 someone broke a basement window, entered the vacant home and took copper piping. The responding officer asked why the property owner didn’t report the break-in on March 23 and he responded, “I was busy.” The property owner also said he didn’t have any insurance on the property.

• THEFT: Falls police were called to the 4800 block of University Court for a report of a car break-in early Thursday morning. The owner of a 2008 Ram pickup truck told police someone entered the truck and took a GP unit, a vehicle code programmer and two cartons of cigarettes sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. The owner said the vehicle had been locked but police couldn’t find any signs of forced entry. The estimated loss is $1,050.

• CHARGED: Jack C. Lane, 41, 1333 Willow Ave., Apt. 1, was charged with petit larceny about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Falls police. Staff at Walmart told police they saw him put five bottles of Advil Congestion aid and two bottles of Nyquil in his pants pocket and try to walk out of the store. He was detained by store staff and charged by police. The items together were worth about $45.

• VANDALISM: The owner of a 2008 Dodge Avenger told police someone poured a caustic substance on the hood of the vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of their 77th Street home. Officers said it appeared to be acetone poured on the hood which caused severe paint damage, leaving it bubbled and peeling away. The estimated damage is $1,000.

Town of Lockport
• CONTRABAND: William Anthony Jones Jr., 33, 1139 LaSalle Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged possession of contraband while in the county jail on Wednesday. Deputies responded to a report of the smell of smoke in the housing area. During the course of the investigation, they found Jones had hidden two small plastic bags containing marijuana in his underwear. Jones had been sentenced to 90 days in jail by Niagara Falls City Court for a separate marijuana possession charge.