Man with rifle leads to neighborhood alert
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office issued an alert warning residents in the West Avenue area of the hamlet to stay in their homes briefly Monday evening, after a man involved in a domestic dispute ran into a nearby field with a rifle.
The 5 p.m. incident involved a boyfriend and girlfriend, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour said. According to several witnesses, the man ran into a field with a rifle, prompting the responding deputies to begin a search for him. The man was contacted by phone and he turned himself in, Voutour said.
The man's name and what he is being charged with were not immediately available.
The warning to area residents was lifted less than an hour after it was issued.
• SHOOTING: Police are investigating a shooting in the 400 block of 21st Street. A victim and a witness said they were sitting on the porch of a home at 10:03 a.m. Sunday when a silver Camry with a driver and passenger in it slowly drove by. The vehicle parked at the corner of 21st and Niagara streets and the passenger got out of the car and began walking toward the victim and witness. The suspect tightened the stings on his black hoodie and drew a .25-caliber pistol and fired at the victim, a 17-year-old boy. When the witness yelled at the shooter, "You're going to shoot at my son in broad daylight?" he replied, "He shot at me in broad daylight." The victim began to run and the shooter chased him, briefly. The suspect then ran back to the Camry and drove off. The victim was uncooperative with police and told others not to cooperate.
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 700 block of Builder's Way at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Joshua Gage Dionne, 23, 1102 Main St., Apt. 10, was charged with petit larceny. Dionne is accused of a cordless drill and battery without paying for the items.