Niagara Gazette

March 10, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 10

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

— Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Buffalo man was taken into custody following an incident which took place between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Anthony Lombardo III, 23, 11 Chapel Woods Court, Buffalo, was charged with two counts of trespass after security staff reported him to be an unauthorized visitor. He was asked to leave after becoming intoxicated, which he complied. But reports say he remained at the valet until a cab was called for him. He then returned, which was when he was arrested.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle which occurred between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Chilton Avenue. The victim, a 49-year-old man, told officers someone entered the vehicle and took an unspecified amount of tools, valued at more than $2,000. There were no reported witnesses.

 
• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested following a theft which occurred between 10:58 a.m. and 2:13 p.m. Friday from a drug store in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. Ashley Fose, 25, 1506 Hyde Park Blvd., was charged with petit larceny after the asset security manager alleged she was stealing money from the store during her shifts as a cashier. The manager alleged Fose would ring up customers and then void the sales after they left, pocketing the cash. The store reportedly has video of such a transaction Friday, which shows Fose taking $10 cash. Fose is believed to be responsible for more than $180 in previous losses at the store, according to police.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a vehicle which happened between 12:30 and 7 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of 72nd Street. The victim, a 51-year-old woman, said her husband forgot to lock the doors of their vehicle after returning home from shopping and when they went to vehicle the next morning, both a global positioning system and bag of medical supplies were missing. The items are valued at $500 total.

 
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a traffic stop at 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. David Whitehill, 62, 2240 Welch Ave., was charged with driving while impaired, driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation and a traffic offense after he reportedly struck the drive-thru order speaker of a fast food restaurant, received his food and attempted to drive away. Officers at the scene said Whitehill displayed signs of intoxication and, when asked to perform field sobriety tests, allegedly failed two. He was reportedly transfered to police headquarters, where he registered a 0.05 percent blood alcohol content during a test.