Niagara Gazette

January 6, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 6

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Man struck by car while directing traffic

Town of Niagara police are investigating an injury accident which occurred at 5:23 p.m. Friday Friday in the 6000 block of Packard Road.

Officers report a 71-year-old Buffalo man was struck while walking in the roadway by a motorist traveling east on Packard Road. Police believe the man, who was not identified, was directing traffic in the road after his semi truck became stuck in snow in the driveway of 6000 Packard Road.

The man was transported to Erie County Medical Center for severe injuries to his leg, arm and head, according to police.

The incident is still being investigated as of Saturday evening, according to town police.


Niagara Falls

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred at 9:15 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of 80th Street. The victim, a 21-year-old man, told officers he'd had his black iPhone stolen by a man he only knew by first name. He said the man took his phone and threatened him after he was summoned to a residence in the vicinity by a friend of his. Officers reportedly looked for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

MENACING: Police are investigating a reported threatening situation involving a knife which happened at 4:28 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of 19th Street. Two Falls women, ages 33 and 28, told police two males were knocking on the door looking for crack cocaine. According to the report, the 28-year-old woman reportedly confronted them and after a verbal argument, managed to grab a knife from one of the males' back pocket and the two males fled, heading south on 19th Street. During questioning about the incident, officers report being unsure about the story as both accounts of the situation were different from the two women. The men, described as one being white and the other Native American, were not located.

THEFT: Officers are investigating a reported string of thefts from vehicles in the vicinity of the 200 block of 68th Street which occurred in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday. Police report five vehicle break-ins, including a theft of an iPod Touch and a global positioning system from one vehicle and a Niagara Falls Fire Department hat and badge from another. The victims reported their vehicles had been secured prior to the thefts.

ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested following a shoplifting incident at 7 p.m. Friday at a grocery store in the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Elyse Bresko, 21, 1345 Caravelle Drive, was charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the store manager witnessed her put eight frozen steaks and a package of Dunkin Donuts coffee inside her jacket and leave the store without paying. The store manager said the steaks were unsellable because they'd been put in her jacket. The total of the property was estimated at $122.