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April 21, 2013

FIRE CALLS: Niagara Falls fire reports published April 20

For the period of April 1 to 14, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 241 calls. The total number of service calls to date in 2013 is 1,714.

 
• FIRE: On April 1, Platoon 4 was dispatched to B Street at 12:15 p.m. for a report of a structure fire. Bags of garbage along the rear of the house had been set on fire and the fire spread up the siding causing $5,000 damage. Detectives are continuing their investigation.

 
• FIRE: On April 1, unattended cooking was the cause of a fire at 2:57 p.m. in an apartment complex in the 200 block of Portage Road. Platoon 4 was able to quickly to knock the fire down and limit the damage to $3,000.

 
• FIRE: On April 7, a large grass fire near the railroad yard off of Porter Road at 6:03 p.m. sent a full assignment to the area. Someone left a bonfire unattended and flying embers ignited the surrounding dry brush in this remote area. Approximately 5 acres of brush were burned and crews were on the scene for two hours to extinguish the fire. As a reminder, open burning is prohibited by state, county, and city ordinances.

 
• FIRE: On April 8, a sodium leak at an industrial facility on Buffalo Avenue came in contact with a fiberglass wall covering and started it on fire. Platoon 1 responded, at 2:09 p.m., and with the assistance of plant personnel used soda ash and dry chemical extinguishers to mitigate the problem. Water was not used because it reacts violently with sodium. Damage to the structure was pegged at $22,000.

 
• FIRE: On April 10, a burned out vehicle was discovered by police, at 9:44 a.m., in the 200 block of 15th Street. Fire investigators found evidence of a flammable liquid inside the passenger compartment. This intentionally set fire caused $1,000 damage to the vehicle and remains under investigation.
 

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  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 18

    Police are investigating a theft from a convenience store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street. A clerk told officers that four suspects, two males and two females, entered the store at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday and one of the women brought several items to the counter and paid for them with a New York state benefit card. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 17

    A Ransomville man with alcohol-related convictions was charged with felony driving while intoxicated Sunday night, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. 

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 16

    A Niagara Falls man told police that he was attacked by two men while walking by himself Monday evening in the 600 block alleyway between 19th and 20th streets. 

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 15

    Lockport police quickly caught up with two teens charged with breaking into a Main Street restaurant early Sunday morning.

     

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 14

    A 54-year-old motorcyclist was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight after he collided with another motorcycle on Hartland Road Saturday afternoon.

     

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 13

    A Lockport man was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center after a car-motorcycle collision on Fisk Road Friday afternoon.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 12

    Police are investigating a burglary in the 2500 block of 29th Street. An agent with the CSX Railroad Security Department told officers that sometime between April 4 and noon Monday, someone forced open the door to a storage shed on his company’s property.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 11

    A North Tonawanda couple is accused of stealing textbooks from Niagara County Community College, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 10

    Falls police are searching for two suspects who approached multiple Seneca Niagara Casino patrons in a series of attempted robberies.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 9

    Officers are looking into a car break-in in a parking lot in the 700 block of Whirlpool Street. 

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

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