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April 8, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 8

WHEATFIELD

Bicyclist hit by car and killed in Wheatfield

 
A 67-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed about 10 p.m. Saturday on Lockport Road, near Walmore Road.
A 17-year-old female was driving the vehicle that struck the bicyclist. She was not injured.
The bicyclist, Herbert Luffman of Lockport Road, was taken to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The sheriff’s office did not release the name of the driver. No charges have been filed.
 
   
LOCKPORT

 
Man charged with sparking large grass fire

 
An Appleton man was arrested following a large grass fire off of Crosby Road in the Town of Lockport Saturday afternoon.
Rapids Fire Chief Barry Kobran said his fire company first responded to the blaze about 3:30 p.m. but it quickly grew very large, requiring multiple fire agencies to respond. He said the fire burned about 3 acres of land.
Peter Johnson, 28, of Hess Road in Appleton, told Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies he had intended to start a small bonfire with his family but the wind got hold of the flames and it quickly got out of control.
Johnson was charged with open burning.


 
Niagara Falls

 
• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which happened between 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:11 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 2000 block of 16th Street. The daughter of the victim, a 53-year-old woman, told officers she checks the residence every day and when she arrived Friday, she found the dining room window shattered. She checked the residence and noticed a Nintendo Wii gaming system missing from its regular location. She also noticed two cell phones were missing, as well as assorted jewelry. The daughter said damages and losses total about $900, not including the jewelry.
 

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    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. 

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  • • 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. 

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  • • 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. 

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  • • 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.

     

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  • • 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.

     

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  • • 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.

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  • • 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.

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  • • 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.

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  • • 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.

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  • • 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. 

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