Niagara Gazette

Police Reports

May 26, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 26


Burglar calls to confirm?

Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 12:40 and 7 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Tronolone Avenue. 
The victim, a 31-year-old man, said he was out with his wife and family when they received a phone call from a man who asked them where they were and how long they’d be gone. Then, when they returned home, they found their door forced open and several items missing from the home, including an XBox and an iPad. 
The total property value is estimated to be $2,550.

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a disturbance complaint at 10:39 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Chilton Avenue. Virgil Harris, 49, 1617 13th St., was charged with disorderly conduct after a person phoned police about a male urinating on a nearby building in the area. The man was approached by police and asked to leave. He reportedly complied, but as he approached the street, he began yelling profanity and would not stop, while in front of several pedestrians, including children, according to police. He was taken into custody without incident.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after allegedly destroying property at 3:07 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Third Street. Stanton Bomberry, 26, 2235 Michigan Ave., was charged with third-degree criminal mischief after police say he became angry while on the street and punched through a glass window of a vacant business property. He was stopped and was taken into custody before being brought to the hospital to receive treatment for a cut sustained during the incident, police said. Damage to the building is estimated to be $900.

• FIRE: Officers were called to the scene of a vehicle on fire at 10:40 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 10th and Niagara streets. The driver and passenger, both from Rochester, of the 1996 Jeep said they stopped at the intersection when smoke began coming from beneath the hood. They quickly exited the vehicle and it caught on fire. Niagara Falls Fire Department and fire investigators were both on scene. Damage is estimated at $5,000.


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