Niagara Gazette

May 8, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 9

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Man robbed at gunpoint

A Falls man told police two men robbed him at gunpoint about 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 2100 block of Main Street.

The 26-year-old victim said he was out cleaning the rims on his vehicle when two men grabbed him and threw him against a wall. Both men had handguns. The men went through the victim's pockets, taking an iPhone and a gold necklace. 

One of the men then took the victim's car keys and began searching through the vehicle while the second man held a gun to the victim's head.

When the two men ordered him to get in his car, the victim said he refused and was struck with a gun at the back of the head. A car coming down the road scared off the men and they fled the area, taking the victim's car key with them.

Police searched the area but could not locate the men, described as two black men, one wearing a black hoodie with part of it covering his face and the other wearing an orange hat and shirt.


Niagara Falls

• DWI: Corey N. Lasher, 29, 2163 Amy Dr., Apt. 4, was charged with DWI - drugs and unsafe backing about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Falls police. Lasher was charged in the 1900 block area of Ferry Avenue.

• BURGLARY: Falls police were called to a residence on the 2900 block of Ontario Avenue for a report of a burglary. Tenants in upstairs and downstairs apartments reported that sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Tuesday someone entered the lower apartment through a window and was able to gain entry to the second-floor apartment. Gaming systems were taken from both dwellings and a gold tennis bracelet was also taken from the lower apartment. The estimated loss is $1,200.

• THEFT: Police were called to the 1900 block of 10th Street about 10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a car break-in. A resident said they heard a window smash and saw a man fleeing from their car. A purse containing $20 and iPod Nano was taken from the car. Police searched for the suspect but couldn't find him. The officer noted that there were several car break-ins in and around the area of the 1700 block of Main Street on Tuesday night.

• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Theodore L. King, 44, Great Valley, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to Falls police. A woman told police King punched out one of the windows of her car after she told him to find another ride home while they were both on the 2000 block of Main Street. The woman said she was leaving King because he was arguing with several people following a concert in the area.