Niagara Gazette

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December 10, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 10

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 2700 block of Welch Avenue. A 59-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday someone broke into her garage by unknown means. The victim said $2,500 worth of tools were taken.

• BURGLARY: Officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue at 4:40 p.m. Sunday. A witness told police she saw a man leaving a home with what appeared to be a TV. When the witness confronted the suspect, he ran, but left the TV behind. The homeowner said a quantity of jewelry appeared to have been taken as well. The suspect entered the home by cutting a through a screen on a window.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 2000 block of Walnut Avenue. A 26-year-old man told officers that sometime between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 4:55 p.m. Sunday someone broke into his apartment through an unlocked window. The victim said two miter saws, a cable box and an Internet modem were taken.

• THEFT: Officers are searching for a suspect in a shoplifting incident at a store in the 800 block of Portage Road. Police responding to the call, at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, spotted the suspect and confronted him. The suspect threw candy bars at the officers, who chased him on foot, but lost sight of him on Eighth Street. A store manager told police the suspect had tried to steal a bin of 50 candy bars.

• THEFT: Police are also searching for a suspect in a shoplifting incident at a store in the 8700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. An employee told police a man took several packages of underwear and ran from the store at 3:58 p.m. Sunday.

• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle which occurred between 2:30 and 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Main Street. The victim, a 21-year-old Falls man, said he parked the vehicle in the parking lot and when he returned, the passenger window was broken and a cell phone valued at $150 was missing. A second vehicle in the lot also had a broken window, but the owner reported nothing missing.


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