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February 3, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Feb. 4

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A North Tonawanda man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 6:19 p.m. Sunday. Ryan W. Thompson, 27, 322 Robert Drive, Apt. 5, was charged with third-degree criminal tampering. Thompson is accused of opening up more than $130 worth of DVDs and taking codes for free movie and music downloads.

• DWI: A Falls woman was arrested on drunken driving charges after a traffic stop in the 8800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 7:50 p.m. Sunday. Jennifer L. Prater, 34, 1748 100th St., was charged with driving while intoxicated.

• ARREST: A Buffalo woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Icsis J. Worthy, 17, 115 Young St., was charged with petit larceny. Worthy is accused of taking more than $750 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 600 block of 19th Street. A 72-year-old man told officers that sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday someone broke into his home by breaking through the front door. The victim said four decorative knives and an iPad were taken.



• CHARGED: George E. Maney, 27, 7469 Townline Road, Pendleton, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, circumventing an interlock device and an equipment violation about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. Maney was stopped on Wheatfield Pendleton Townline Road for a headlight violation and it was determined his driver's license had been revoked for refusal to submit to a chemical test. Deputies also discovered Maney is restricted to operating vehicles with an interlock installed.



• COUNTERFEIT BILL: Sheriff's deputies were called to a Youngstown-Lockport Road convenience store on Wednesday for a report of a fake $5 bill. Store staff turned over the bill, which an employee said didn't seem authentic. A deputy said the bill was indeed missing water marks and the security thread typical of 2009 series $5 bills. Store surveillance of the transaction is being turned over to the sheriff's office. 

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