Niagara Gazette

June 30, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 30

Staff reports
Niagara Gazette


Car seat checkpoint at Walmart today
The Niagara Falls Police Department is conducting a child car seat safety checkpoint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of Walmart on Military Road.
In addition, the Niagara Falls Fire Department will have its smoke house on location and will be discussing fire safety. 

Manager of Toys R Us killed in store 
The manager of a Toys R Us store has been attacked and killed in his office at the store.
The 35-year-old manager was found by other employees as they arrived to stock shelves at the store in at 5:45 a.m. Saturday.
The employees called police and an ambulance arrived. The manager was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he died.
The victim was not immediately identified and police would not disclose how he was killed.
None of the employees saw the attacker.
Police say the killer left a baseball cap commemorating the 2007 NCAA champions, the Florida Gators.
Niagara Falls
• BURGLARY: Police were called to a reported burglary that occurred between noon and 8 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of LaSalle Avenue. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, said two televisions, $100 cash and two diamond stud earrings were taken from her residence while she was not at home. She said she returned home to find the door slightly ajar. Police report no signs of forced entry despite the victim saying she locked her door before leaving.
• BURGLARY: Officers were called to a reported burglary that occurred at 4:40 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of 16th Street. The victim, a 34-year-old woman, told police she was alerted to an unknown presence when she heard something break in the house. She said she investigated and heard two male voices in the downstairs area. She said she made loud noises and the parties left. A 56-year-old man, also a reported victim of the crime, said he was alerted by the female victim and left the casino where he was. When he arrived home, he said, he was told by a man on the street two black males left his house and got into an orange vehicle nearby. The victim said he attempted to follow the vehicle, which left the scene shortly after the victim returned home. Unable to do so, he returned home again and discovered the home ransacked, he said. Two door frames were damaged and a wallet was missing, according to the report.
• TREE DOWN: Police responded to a reported tree down on a vehicle at 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Wyoming Avenue. The unidentified caller reported a large limb from a 60-foot tree allegedly on city property fell on his vehicle parked in his driveway. Police said the tree limb was removed but damage to the vehicle remained unknown at the time of the report.